Towns considering "council of governments"
The towns of Elmer City and Coulee Dam passed resolutions at their last council meetings to take part in the formation of a regional council of governments in Okanogan County.
A similar resolution will be on the agenda at other cities and towns and at the county level to develop an organization that can come together and deal with issues that they hold in common.
This organization, if formed, would deal with county-wide transportation issues.
Earlier cities, towns, and county government in Okanogan County fell under the North Central Regional Transportation Planning Organization.
If government groups in Okanogan County move forward, the parties will create a forming committee to come up with articles of association and bylaws for a council of governments.