Welcome to the City of Omak, Washington, USA!
City of Omak | P.O. Box 72 | 2 N Ash St. | Omak, WA 98841 | 509-826-1170
Omak is located at the foot of the Okanogan Highlands in Okanogan County. The City of Omak was officially incorporated in February 11, 1911. Omak has a current population of 4,835. We have the luxury of large-scale stores, historic downtown shopping, medical facilities, outdoor activities, a strong education system and our signature event, the Omak Stampede. All four seasons are alive and thriving in our region. Home is where the heart is and Omak is the heart of the Okanogan. Come and visit us!
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2016 Water Quality Report
City of Omak
We're pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the monitoring, and quality of your water. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Eastside, Northeast, Okoma, and OWP Wells are supplying the City's drinking water. You can also pick up a hard copy of the report at Omak City Hall, 2 N Ash Street.
The goal for the
City of Omak is to
reduce water use by
1% within the next
six years. Our goal is to
about water conservation. Together we can accomplish this goal. Stay tuned for ways you can conserve.
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PRIMARY ELECTION-AUGUST 1, 2017
Special Election - Propositon No. 1
Sales and Use Tax Levy Within the City of Omak
Chip Seal 2017
By Wayne Beetchenow, Assistant Public Works Director
The City of Omak is planning a chip seal project to preserve the road system in our City. To accomplish this in the most cost effective way possible our crews have been filling pot holes and pre-leveling. We will be working with Okanogan County to do the chip sealing.
The benefit to chip seal is an added extra layer of road surface while sealing out the water that causes potholes.
On the days we are working, we will need all vehicles off of the streets. Traffic will be detoured around the area we will be working in and we would appreciate as much help as possible keeping the area clear of traffic. It is safer for everyone! If you do need to get access into the area, the City will help direct you.
During the process do not drive on the fresh oil! Wait until the rock is spread and the rollers have rolled the rock into place. After they are done, it is ok to drive on the road again but be very cautious of turning sharp, turning with a trailer, spinning your tires or breaking hard. All of these things can leave permanent marks in the chip seal and cause the road to fail in those areas in the future.
The areas we will be working in this year are East of Ross Canyon Rd, North of Riverside Drive and West of Oak Street. The project will start mid August, and should be completed within 3 days.
There is going to be loose rock on the road surface and it will be dusty until the surface has had time to cure, and we are able to clean the street. I apologize for the inconvenience. I want to thank everyone for your cooperation.
If you live in that area and have any questions or concerns feel free to call or email me at (509) 826-1390 or APWD@omakcity.com.
Map of Work
City of Omak Job Opening
Duration: Full time
Job Title: Assistant
Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator
Rate: $27.55/hour Closing Date will be 5p.m. August 4, 2017
Public Works Department
Reports To: Chief Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator
HOW WOULD THIS CHANGE AFFECT YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY?
– edible items are not taxed.
Utilities – Utility taxes are set by individual agencies; this tax would not
change that rate.
Taxable Items - If you were to spend:
the effect on your purchase would be $0.01
the effect on your purchase would be $0.10
the effect on your purchase would be $1.00
WHY DID COUNCIL DECIDE TO PLACE
THIS PROPOSITION ON THE BALLOT?
Safety accounts for about 52% of the General fund budget.
is the regional hub in Okanogan for the acquisition of goods and services.
Omak’s population is 4925, but provides services for a much larger population,
that come in to take advantage of the many opportunities that Omak has to offer,
from shopping, medical service, education, hotels, recreation, etc. It is estimated that 50% of the retails sales
are made from non-Omak residents. These
sales would account for half of the estimated revenue this tax would generate.
HOW MUCH OF THE CURRENT LOCAL
SALES TAX COMES BACK TO OMAK?
current 8.1% sales tax is shared by multiple Agencies. Washington State receives 6.5%; Okanogan
County Transit Authority receives 0.4 %; Okanogan County receives 0.15 %; and
the City of Omak receives 0.85%. This
rate also includes 0.1% for Criminal Justice and .01% for Mental Health. Based on 2016 retail sales of
$206,711,109.00 the approximate retail tax collected and proposed is shown.
* 10% percent to County, 90% redistributed to City/County per
** To County
*** Proposed Public Safety tax does not apply to sales of motor
vehicles (Reduced by 20%)
Shall the City of Omak be allowed to impose an
increase in sales and use tax in the amount of 0.1% as provided by the Public
Safety Sales Tax law on the selling price in the case of sales tax, or the
value of the article used in the case of use tax, and such revenue to be used
by the City at least one-third (1/3) for criminal justice purposes or fire protection
purposes, or both, as required by law to be effective as of April 1, 2018.
– of the 0.1% would be used for public safety (as required by law)
- 2/3 – of the 0.1%
would be used in the General Fund which includes Police, Fire, Civil Service, Parks,
and Administrative Office.
How does the City of Omak
allocate your Tax Revenues?
Data from the 2016 Annual Report
WHAT IS THE TAX RATES IN OTHER WASHINGTON
CITIES AND TOWNS?