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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to RCW 36.70A.290 that the Board of County Commissioners of Benton County Washington did adopt on January 14, 2020, Ordinance 619 and Resolution 2020-061, adding a new Chapter to Title 15 of the Benton County Code;  Ordinance 620 and Resolution 2020-062 amending Ordinance 600, the Benton County Comprehensive Plan; Ordinance 621 and Resolution 2020-063, amending Ordinance 611 and BCC 11.42.040, relating to building permits; and  Ordinance 622 and Resolution 2020-064 amending Ordinance 612 and BCC 9.02.100 relating to water supply in order to comply with the Futurewise Settlement Agreement and County Resolution 2019-276.  Copies of the above documents are available by clicking on the above links. They also may be obtained at no charge from the Benton County Planning Department, Courthouse, 620 Market Street, P.O. Box 910, Prosser WA. 99350.  Please call 786-5612 (Prosser).

GREG WENDT, Planning Manager
Benton County Planning Dept.

PUBLISH DATE: January 22, 2020



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following application has been proposed to the Benton County Hearings Examiner, Benton County, Washington.

CUP 2019-007– The applicant and property owner, Paul Hughes, is requesting a conditional use permit operate a shooting range facility to be located on a 10-acre parcel in the Rural Lands 20 (RL-20) Zoning District. The applicant plans to hold gun safety/training activities at the facility to be known as the Hughes Highland Shooting Academy. The date of the written determination of completeness on this action is November 20, 2019.  The property is located east of S. Olympia Street, west of 1924 PR SE, along the south side SR 397 near site address 289225 E SR 397. Section 30, Township 8 North, Range 30 East, W.M.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that said application(s) will be considered by the Benton County Hearings Examiner at the public hearing(s) on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Planning Annex Hearing Room, 1002 Dudley Avenue, Prosser WA 99350. All concerned persons may appear and present any support for or objections to the application(s) or provide written testimony to the Hearings Examiner in care of the Planning Department on or before the date of the hearing(s).  More information concerning these actions can be obtained by contacting the Benton County Planning Department at: 102206 East Wiser Parkway in Kennewick or 620 Market Street, on the 1st Floor of the Prosser Courthouse or (509) 786-5612 or  Any information submitted to Benton County is subject to the public records disclosure law for the State of Washington (RCW Chapter 42.17) and all other applicable laws that may require the release of the documents to the public. It is suggested that if you plan on attending the hearing that you call the Benton County Planning Department by 8:30 a.m. the morning of the hearing to confirm that the hearing will be conducted as scheduled.

It is Benton County's policy that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or activities or be subjected to discrimination. If you wish to use auxiliary aids or require assistance to comment at this public meeting, please download and submit the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form 48 hours prior to the date of the meeting. The form is located on the Benton County website ( or you may contact the Benton County Planning Department for assistance. 

Dated this January 7, 2020
Benton County Hearings Examiner

GREG J. WENDT, Planning Manager
Benton County Planning Department



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Due to a lack of agenda items the January 14, 2020 meeting of the Benton County Planning Commission is hereby cancelled; the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on February 11, 2020 at the Planning Annex Public Hearing Room, 1002 Dudley Avenue, Prosser, WA 99350 at 6:00 p.m.





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