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01.24.23 PM - BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

  • Planning Commission’s recommendation for Upper and Lower Tunk Basin and Tamarack Springs zoning code amendment (County Ordinance 2023-1) adopted by BOCC. 160-acre designation created, status of Cannabis operations, fruit, vegetable and dairy stands, gravel pits and quarries change from permitted use to conditional use; at Commissioner Branch’s recommendation road maintenance issue and comp plan’s mention of basins’ rural character added to amendment. The BOCC to work with Department of Ecology on closing the basin, will investigate water storage systems for existent lots.

  • As part of her review of county code attorney Esther Milner from Prosecutor’s Office points to benefits of hiring a Public Records Officer, BOCC to research cost of staffing this position; recommends adopting a revised fee schedule to charge more for copies of electronic documents.

  • American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds approved for Fire District 6’s station project and Economic Alliance.

  • Meeting adjourned 3:10pm

Related Documents

View Complete Notes


ARPA, Cannabis, Tunk, Tamarack Springs, DOE, EDD, Fire District

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