Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application Deadline Change
April 19, 2017

On April 18, 2017 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners signed Ordinance TLS 17-04-13C amending Chapters 14.08.012 Neighborhood Meetings and 14.08.050 Notice of Application of the Douglas County Code.  The amendments remove the requirement for certain types of development to hold a neighborhood meeting before submission of an application.  The changes provide the opportunity for property owners to request a neighborhood meeting with the developer by submitting a written request to the County during the public notice period.  

April 4, 2017

The Board of County Commissioners signed Ordinance TLS 17-13B amending Chapter 14.32.040(A)(1).  The amendment changes the deadline date to submit a site-specific comprehensive plan map amendment from the first business day in March to the second Monday in July as well as removes the June Planning Commission hearing requirement.

March 23, 2017

On March 21, 2017, the Board of Commissioners signed Resolution TLS 17-13A setting a public hearing on April 4, 2017 at 10 AM in the Commissioners Chambers at 203 South Rainier in Waterville to consider amendments to Title 14 as follows:

  1. Amendments to Chapter 14.08.012 Neighborhood Meetings.  The amendment proposes to require a neighborhood meeting only if requested during the public notice period for development applications.
  2. Amendments to Chapter 14.32.040(A)(1).  The amendment proposes to change the deadline date to submit a site-specific comprehensive plan map amendment from the first business day in March to the second Monday in July as well as removes the June Planning Commission hearing requirement.

Select the link to view the staff memorandum and the proposed amendments. Please contact the Department of Transportation & Land Services if you have any questions about the hearing or the proposed rules at 509-884-7173.  The department’s offices are at 140 19th Street NW, East Wenatchee.  Written comments should be directed to the Board of County Commissioners at PO Box 747, Waterville, WA 98858-0747