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Legal Notices: March 21, 2019

 

March 21, 2019



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

McCoy Land Company, LLC, Pacific NW Farmers Cooperative

Whitman County CUP 19-01

Notice is hereby given that Whitman County did, on March 14, 2019, deem complete an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the development of a Commercial Agricultural Commodity Warehouse in Whitman County. The proposal includes equipment designed for grain storage on four ground piles, truck scales, a small office space, and utilities on a 66.122 acre site located just south of Dusty, WA, at the intersection of State Highways 127 and 26 in the Agricultural District of unincorporated Whitman County. For a more detailed description of the project proposal, see the project application materials which are available for public review at the Whitman County Planning Department at 310 N. Main Street 2nd Floor, Colfax, WA. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Applicant: McCoy Land Company, LLC. The CUP application was submitted on February 21, 2019.

Location: 26791 SR 127, just south of Dusty, WA, and the intersection of SR 127 and SR 26 in Section 9, Township 15N, Range 41 E.,W.M., Whitman County, WA.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA): A Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) was issued for this project on August 16, 2018, in association for a zone change application for the property. The SEPA comment period ended on August 30, 2018. Three comments were received within the comment period. The Responsible Official for the SEPA decision responded to the comments and upheld the original M-DNS decision. The zone change request was eventually withdrawn on January 13, 2019.

Timing: The hearing for the conditional use has yet to be scheduled. The applicant has chosen to have a hearing examiner conduct the hearing instead of the Whitman County Board of Adjustment. This is allowable under Whitman County Code 19.06.055. The stated estimated value of the project is in excess of five million dollars.

Contacts and Information: The submitted application, environmental materials developed on this proposal, and related file documents may be examined by the public at the Whitman County Planning Department, 310 N. Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111. If you have any questions, please contact the Whitman County Planning Department via phone or fax at the following numbers:

Phone: 509-397-5211

Fax: 509-397-6210

Comment Period: Written comments on the Notice of Application will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 11, 2019, and should be directed to the attention of:

Alan Thomson

County Planner

Physical Address:

Whitman County Public Works

310 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Colfax, WA 99111

Mailing Address:

Whitman County Planning Department

P.O. Box 430

Colfax, WA 99111-0430

Phone: 509-397-5211

Fax: 509-397-6210

In addition, Whitman County may accept written comments on this project at any time prior to the closing of the CUP open record public hearing which is yet to be scheduled. At the open record hearing, the public will be afforded the opportunity to offer oral testimony as well as submit written comments. Prior to the open record hearing only written comments will be accepted.

Alan L. Thomson

County Planner

file: CUP 19-01 12/1

PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, Washington.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Whitman County Planning Commission's findings and recommendations for the rezoning of approximately 8-acres owned by David Harlow from the Agricultural District to a Limited Heavy Commercial District located on the northeast side of the intersection of SR 195 and Old Wawawai Road, approximately 0.4 miles west of Pullman in Section 1, Township 14 N., Range 44 E, WM, Whitman County, Washington.

Any interested individual may attend said public meeting. Arrangements will be made to accommodate questions and provide responses to non-English speaking residents. Upon receiving 24 hours' advance notice, the County will make arrangements to reasonably accommodate the needs of special groups of citizens, including those who are physically disabled or otherwise impaired. Please call (509) 397-5240 if such assistance is needed. Accommodations for the disabled are accessible at the east entrance to the Courthouse. EEO

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 11:10 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, Washington.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Whitman County Planning Commission's findings and recommendations for the rezoning of approximately 6.4-acres owned by Colleen Schoepflin from the Agricultural District to an Airport Commercial District located at 801 Ringo Road, Palouse, WA 99161 approximately 1.5 miles south of Palouse. The existing runway is located in Section 12, Township 16 N, Range 45 East, WM, and the two T-Hangars are located across the road from the other airport buildings in Section 7, Township 16 N, Range 46 East WM, Whitman County, Washington.

Any interested individual may attend said public meeting. Arrangements will be made to accommodate questions and provide responses to non-English speaking residents. Upon receiving 24 hours' advance notice, the County will make arrangements to reasonably accommodate the needs of special groups of citizens, including those who are physically disabled or otherwise impaired. Please call (509) 397-5240 if such assistance is needed. Accommodations for the disabled are accessible at the east entrance to the Courthouse. EEO

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in their Chambers located in the Whitman County Courthouse, 400 N Main Street, Colfax, Washington.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment for proposed revisions to the Whitman County Zoning Code, Title 9.05 as it relates to Critical Areas Ordinance as a required GMA periodic update.

For additional information regarding this proposal, contact Alan Thomson, Whitman County Planner at 397-5211.

Persons requiring ADA accommodations should advise us of that need by providing 72 hour notice by calling 509-397-5240. Handicap accessibility is available using the east entrance (Mill Street) to the Courthouse.

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in their Chambers located in the Whitman County Courthouse, 400 N Main Street, Colfax, Washington.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment for proposed revisions to the Whitman County Zoning Code, Title 9.05 as it relates to Critical Areas Ordinance as a required GMA periodic update.

For additional information regarding this proposal, contact Alan Thomson, Whitman County Planner at 397-5211.

Persons requiring ADA accommodations should advise us of that need by providing 72 hour notice by calling 509-397-5240. Handicap accessibility is available using the east entrance (Mill Street) to the Courthouse.

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:20 a.m. in their Chambers located in the Whitman County Courthouse, 400 N Main Street, Colfax, Washington.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment for proposed revisions to the Whitman County Zoning Code, Title 19.10 as it relates to Agricultural, to clarify language for the creation of residential parcels and the issuance of Rural Housing Certificates (RHC); clarify the boundary line adjustment process in relation to residential parcels less than 20 acres; modify the Rural Residential Site Review (RRSR) process; change the commercial agricultural operator’s appeal time of an RHC from 20 days to 10 business days ,; and amend the language for the design and construction of residential driveways to reflect a change in the Fire Code; and Title 19.12 as it relates to Cluster Residential District, amending the language for the design and construction of residential driveways to reflect a change in the Fire Code in order to make it consistent with the same change in Chapter 19.10, as described in the proposed ordinance hereto attached and made a part of by reference.

For additional information regarding this proposal, contact Alan Thomson, Whitman County Planner at 397-5211.

Persons requiring ADA accommodations should advise us of that need by providing 72 hour notice by calling 509-397-5240. Handicap accessibility is available using the east entrance (Mill Street) to the Courthouse.

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Whitman County Commissioners has been called for a joint meeting with the Pullman City Council on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pullman City Hall Chambers, Pullman, Washington.

The purpose of this special meeting is to discuss Pullman District Court related issues.

Dated this 18th day of March, 2019.

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Whitman County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing will be held by the Whitman County Board of Commissioners in their Chambers, Whitman County Courthouse, Colfax, Washington on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

The purpose of the hearing is to review community development and housing needs, inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and receive comments on proposed activities, particularly from lower income persons residing in the Whitman County area.

$99,106 is proposed to be available annually to Whitman County and the Community Action Center to fund public services that principally benefit low-and moderate income persons in Whitman County.

An overview of the proposed public services will be available for review at the Whitman County Commissioners' Office (400 N Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111) and Community Action Center (350 SE Fairmont Road, Pullman, WA 99163) on Monday, March 25, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Whitman County Commissioners at 400 N Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111 until April 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Comments on the County's and Community Action Center program's past performance and use of their 2018 CDBG Public Services grant will also be received.

The County Commissioners' Chambers is handicapped accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter will be made upon receiving 72-hour advance notice. Please contact the Clerk of the Board in Colfax, WA at (509) 397-5240 if such assistance is needed.

Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 12/2

City of Tekoa

Ordinance No. 850

The City of Tekoa council adopted Ordinance No. 850 at their March 18, 2019, council meeting. The ordinance transfers the MVET from the current expense fund to the street fund and the city-county assistance revenue from the street fund to the current expense fund. Complete copies of the ordinance are available at city hall during regular business hours. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer. 12/1

TEKOA SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF BUDGET EXTENSION HEARING

A public hearing to review and adopt an extension of the 2018-2019 General Fund and Capital Projects Fund Budget will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. in school district administration office located at North 135 College Avenue, Tekoa, Wa. Anyone desiring to offer comments for or against any portion of the budget extension will be heard. Copies of the budget extension may be obtained by contacting the district office at 284-3281. 11/2

Port of Whitman County

Request for Proposal for Fiber-to-the-Home Design Work

The Port of Whitman County is seeking proposals for fiber design work from interested parties for its proposed Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Network in five rural Whitman County communities: Rosalia, Oakesdale, Tekoa, Garfield, and Palouse.

To obtain the full Request for Proposal (RFP), interested parties should contact the Port of Whitman County, by phone, 509-397-3791, email, [email protected], or in person at 302 N Mill Street, Colfax, WA.

Proposals must be in writing and address each of the elements outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Submittals should be delivered, faxed or e-mailed to the Port at 302 N Mill Street, Colfax, WA 99111 by March 21, 2019. Proposals received after that date shall be considered subject to the acceptance of a prior received proposal.

The Port of Whitman is an equal opportunity employer.

Joseph R. Poire

Executive Director

Port of Whitman County 11/2

NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT PERMIT MODIFICATION

PERMIT NO .: WA0044806

APPLICANT: City of Palouse

120 E. Main St.,

Palouse, WA 99161

FACILITY: City of Palouse Wastewater Treatment Facility

W. 500 Main St.,

Palouse, WA 99161

The City of Palouse has applied for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit modification in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 90.48 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter 173-220 Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and the Federal Clean Water Act.

The City of Palouse sent an email to Ecology on March 8, 2019 requesting an NPDES permit modification. The City requested a deadline extension for submittal of a required facility plan.

Ecology is issuing a draft amended permit and fact sheet amendment and is only accepting comments on the modified portions.

The wastewater, following treatment, must meet the requirements of the Washington State Water Pollution Control Act and applicable regulations for a permit to be issued. A tentative determination has been made on the effluent limitations and special permit conditions that will prevent and control pollution. A final determination will not be made until all timely comments received in response to this notice have been evaluated.

PUBLIC COMMENT

AND INFORMATION

The draft permit and fact sheet can be viewed at the Department of Ecology (Department) permit and reporting website at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/paris/PermitLookup.aspx. The application, fact sheet, proposed permit, and other related documents are also available at the Department’s Eastern Regional Office for inspection and copying between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays. To get a copy or to arrange to view copies please call the Department of Ecology Eastern Regional Office at (509) 329-3400.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed permit. All comments must be submitted within 30 days after publication of this notice to be considered for the final determination. Comments should be received by our office no later than April 20, 2019:

Send written comments to: Ms. Diana Washington

Water Quality Program

Department of Ecology

4601 N. Monroe Street

Spokane, WA 99205

Send email comments to: [email protected]

URL for event listing:

https://ecology.wa.gov/PalouseComments

Any interested party may request a public hearing on the proposed permit within 30 days of the publication date of this notice. The request for a hearing shall state the interest of the party and the reasons why a hearing is necessary. The request should be sent to the above address. The Department will hold a hearing if it determines that there is significant public interest. If a hearing is to be held, public notice will be published at least 30 days in advance of the hearing date. Any party responding to this notice with comments will be mailed a copy of a hearing public notice.

Please bring this public notice to the attention of persons who you know would be interested in this matter. Ecology is an equal opportunity agency. If you need this publication in an alternate format, please contact us at (509) 329-3400 or TTY (for the speech and hearing impaired) at 711 or 1-800-833-6388. 12/1

SUPERIOR COURT

OF WASHINGTON

IN AND FOR WHITMAN COUNTY

In the Matter of the Estate of

FORREST W. PARKAY,

Deceased.

Case No .: 19 4 00023 38

PROBATE NOTICE

TO CREDITORS

RCW 11.40.030

The personal representative named below have been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any persons having claims against the deceased must, before the time such claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative's attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060.

This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent's probate and nonprobate assets.

DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION:

March 21, 2019

______________________

CATHERINE- PARKAY (formerly known as Catherine Arlene Parkay), Personal Representative of the Estate of FORREST W. PARKAY, Deceased

Address: 3012 SE Kelly Street

Portland, OR. 97202

AITKEN, SCHAUBLE, PATRICK, NEILL & SCHAUBLE

Linda M. Schauble, WSBA #014707

Attorneys for Estate

P.O. Box 307

Pullman, WA 99163

(509) 334-3505 12/3

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bid proposals

will be accepted

for the following project:

Project Number: BENGE20191

Title: Benge School Renovation

Location: Benge, WA

Adams County

Project Manager: Tim Sullivan

Sullivan Construction Inc.

Submittal Time/Date/Location: Prior to 5 P.M., Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Send Bids to Tim Sullivan

Public Bid Opening will be March 28, 2019

Work Description: Exterior and Interior School Renovation.

Site Visit and walk thru are mandatory for all Subs. Prospective bidders may view digital specs on line by request.

Email to [email protected] Please direct all questions regarding this project to Tim Sullivan at 509-336-3788.

All bidders must be licensed in the WA state and hold the appropriate paperwork. The State of Washington prevailing wage rates are applicable for this project located in Adams County. Bidders are responsible to verify and use the most recent prevailing wage rates. The applicable prevailing wage rates may be found on the Department of Labor and Industries website located at :http://fortress.wa.gov/lni/wagelookup/prvWagelookup.aspx. This bid is subject to Washington State law, regulations, procedures, policies, as they exist and may hereafter be amended. Benge School District reserves the right to reject any/and/or all proposals, and to waive bidding informalities.

Within 24 hours following the bid opening, results will be made available to bidders. 11/2

 
 

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