Chapter 18.04


18.04.010    Title.

18.04.020    Purpose.

18.04.030    Intergovernmental Land Use Agreement.

18.04.040    Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

18.04.050    Colville Reservation.

18.04.060    Authority.

18.04.070    Validity.

18.04.010 Title.

This title shall be known as “The Zoning Ordinance for the City of Omak, Washington.” (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).

18.04.020 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this title to promote the health, safety and general welfare by guiding the development of Omak by means of a comprehensive land use plan which is, in part, carried out by the provisions of this title.

It is further intended to provide regulations and standards which lessen congestion in the streets, encourage high standards of development, prevent the overcrowding of land, provide adequate light and air, avoid excessive concentration of population, and facilitate adequate provisions for transportation, utilities, schools, parks and other necessary public needs.

It is also the purpose of this title to give consideration to the character of the districts and their peculiar suitability for particular uses, with a view to conserving and enhancing the value of land and buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of these throughout the city. (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).

18.04.030 Intergovernmental Land Use Agreement.

A portion of the city of Omak is located on the Colville Indian Reservation which was set aside for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville Tribes). Those lands are subject to the governmental authority of the Colville Tribes. The city and the Colville Tribes entered into an Intergovernmental Land Use Agreement in 1992 which recognizes their respective governmental authority and establishes the framework to develop a uniform set of land use regulations. (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).

18.04.040 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation was established by President Grant’s executive order in 1872. The twelve tribes located there are the Okanogan, Lakes, Colville, San Poil, Nespelem, Methow, Entiat, Chelan, Wenatchee, Moses—Columbia, Palouse and the Nez Perce. The Colville Tribes are a sovereign nation within a nation. (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).

18.04.050 Colville Reservation.

Definition. The Colville Reservation covers one point four million acres or almost two thousand one hundred square miles, the diverse landscape of the area provides numerous opportunities for socioeconomic development. A southern portion of Okanogan and Ferry County lay within the borders of the Colville Reservation. (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).

18.04.060 Authority.

Definition. The ordinance codified in this title is adopted pursuant to the provisions of the RCW, Chapter 35.63, which empowers the city to enact a zoning ordinance and provide for its administration and amendment. (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).

18.04.070 Validity.

Should any chapter, section or provision of this title be declared by the courts to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the title as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so declared to be invalid. A word, sentence, structure or section referred to and in error may be changed or altered for clarity or correctness if this does not change the intent of the title. (Ord. 1286 (part), 1995).