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01.03.22 AM - BOCC
AH is elected Chair of the BOCC and CB is elected Vice-Chair.
PP gives Planning Department update. There are three moratoria deadlines coming up in January and early February. They’ll either be renewed or they’ll lapse. The three are building permits and subdivisions in the Methow and marijuana. Commissioners discuss the issue of marijuana growers paying the county’s personal property tax.
Commissioners go into executive session for PP’s performance evaluation review.
After some discussion about the personal property tax for marijuana growers and that of all the other businesses in the county, the Commissioners pass a motion to write a letter to the Liquor and Cannabis Board and to Dept of Revenue, saying they’ll protest renewal of any business license if they’re behind in their PPT. Motion passes 2-1 with CB casting the no vote.