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Planning Division


310 N. Main Street
Colfax WA 99111
Phone: (509) 397-6206
Fax: (509) 397-6210

Contacts
Alan Thomson, County Planner
Katrin Kunz, Assistant County Planner
Ginny Rumiser, Permit Technician
 

Purpose
The Planning Division assists the public with zoning, critical area reviews and other inquiries. Staff processes applications for Certificates of Zoning Compliance, Rural Housing Certificates, Rural Residential Site Reviews, Conditional Uses, Variances, Zone Changes, SEPA Environmental checklists, Short Plats, Boundary Line Adjustments, Shoreline Permits and Aquifer Recharge reviews.


Departmental Responsibilities
● County Zoning
● SEPA
● County Wetlands
● County Comprehensive Plan
● Short, Long Plats, Subdivisions
● Boundary Line Adjustments
● County Shorelines
● Forest Practice Notices
● Planning Commission
● Board Of Adjustment
● Land Use Permits
● Flood Plain Permits

 
Links
Whitman County Shorelines Master Plan
Critical Areas Ordinance
Whitman County Comprehensive Plan
Adopted Commercial Wind Ordinance 11-16-09
Adopted Residential Wind Ordinance 10-7-09
Proposed Amendments to Cluster Residential District
Proposed Cluster Residential District Amendments to Comprehensive Plan

Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) - Current Drafts

VSP - Meeting Agenda 5-4-2017
VSP - Meeting Minutes 5-4-2017
VSP - Overview & Checklist April 2017 Draft
VSP - Work Plan April 2017 Draft
VSP - Work Plan Appendices A-D April 2017 Draft
VSP - Comment Response Matrix April 2017

Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) - Meeting Minutes & Agenda

VSP - Meeting Agenda 2-18-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 2-18-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 4-7-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 4-7-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 6-2-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 6-2-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 7-7-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 7-7-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 7-28-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 9-1-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 9-1-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 10-6-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 10-6-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 11-3-2016
VSP - Meeting Minutes 11-3-2016
VSP - Meeting Agenda 1-5-2017
VSP - Meeting Minutes 1-5-2017
VSP - Meeting Agenda 2-2-2017
VSP - Meeting Minutes 2-2-2017
VSP - Meeting Agenda 3-2-2017
VSP - Meeting Minutes 3-2-2017
VSP - Meeting Agenda 4-6-2017
VSP - Meeting Minutes 4-6-2017
VSP - Meeting Agenda 5-4-2017
VSP - Meeting Minutes 5-4-2017

Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) - Supporting Documentation

VSP - Watershed Group Members 12-7-2015
VSP - Contact List 7-11-2016
VSP - Ground Rules 3-31-2016
VSP - Ground Rules 4-7-2016
VSP - Article
VSP - Fact Sheet For Conservation Districts
VSP - Fundamentals
VSP - Process Chart
VSP - Flow Chart
VSP - Timeline
VSP - Presentation 4-7-2016
VSP - Work Plan Draft Outline
VSP - Local Limiting Factors
VSP - Baseline Figures 6-23-2016
VSP - Presentation 6-2-2016
VSP - Presentation 7-7-2016
VSP - Conservation Practices Matrix 7-27-2016
VSP - Conference Call Notes 7-28-2016 Draft 1
VSP - Conference Call Notes 7-28-2016 Draft 2
VSP - RCW 36.70A.720 Key Excerpts
VSP - Work Plan Fig. 2 30-yr Normal Annual Precipitation
VSP - Work Plan Fig. 4 Agricultural Landcover
VSP - Conservation Practices Matrix 8-26-2016
VSP - Chelan Stewardship Checklist 8-3-2015 Draft
VSP - Thurston Stewardship Checklist 6-23-2015 Draft
VSP - Presentation 9-1-2016
VSP - Conservation Practices Matrix 9-7-2016
VSP - Work Plan 9-30-2016
VSP - Chelan Goals and Benchmarks 5-2016 Example
VSP - Presentation 10-6-2016
VSP - October 2016 Newsletter
VSP - Presentation 11-3-2016
VSP - Work Plan 12-30-2016 (Report)
VSP - Work Plan 12-30-2016 (Layout)
VSP - Presentation 2-2-2017
VSP - Draft Work Plan Comment Response Matrix
VSP - Presentation 3-2-2017
VSP - Checklist April 2017 Draft


     
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