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01.17.2024 BOCC Wed PM
Executive session with Prosecutor, Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor and Planning Director to discuss a law asserting the right to hold executive sessions. Prosecutor mentions “overwhelming” incident in child support service which prompted letting 2 employees take rest of day off.
Building Dept. report says this year “not far off normal”; new energy code to be adopted but not finalized yet, Wilderness-Urban Interface code required as of March 15th; requiring snow roofs for mobile homes would raise affordable housing issue ; salary boost for most valuable employee requested
Okanogan Conservation District representatives present progress on County Wildfire Protection Plan to assess and reduce risk from wildfires, completion planned for June; not a regulatory document but adding acreage to Wilderness Urban Interface will increase funding; Community study reaps 670 responses.
Memorandum of Understanding to participate in grizzly restoration environmental impact study approved.
PUD proposal for engineering of internet project doesn’t satisfy Board.
Brief discussion during minutes approval suggests difference in Lodging Tax applications between Methow and Okanogan valleys; tourism discussed.
· Meeting adjourned at 4:51
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