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02.07.22 AM & PM - BOCC
--Commissioners discuss salary increases for several positions. At the end of the day, after people in HR gather more data, they vote to have the head of HR write resolutions to raise the salary of the Deputy Clerk of the Board from Step 18 to Step 24 and give all non-bargaining employees a 2% raise. They also discuss strategies for finding funding sources for unfunded mandates, such as indigent defense, and for increasing county revenues in general.
--LJ is asked to reconfirm the prices in Code Publishers’ proposal.
--The Commissioners discuss how to deal with development in the Tunk Valley, specifically, availability of physical water and strategies for increasing minimum lot sizes.
--Okanogan Community Action Council asks the BOCC for an additional $125,000/year for two years—2022 and 2023. The BOCC asks them to provide more details about how they reached that figure.
--CB shows his “wish list” spread sheet with details of numerous groups that have asked the Commissioners for funding from ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) or other sources.
--Commissioners approve a resolution outlining the county’s policy for administrative leave for employees who are advised not to be in the office because of a positive Covid test.