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02.21.23 PM - BOCC
Justice Center utilities design contract awarded to Courtner Architects who will be interviewed along with two other firms for general design contract; Juvenile project evoked.
Conservation District gets $39,710 in County funding after a year without funding.
BOCC passes Resolutions, 25-2023 and 26-2023.
Public records software contract with Next Request to save “weeks of time”, cost $10,788 a year; advertising for Records Officer to start; Over 227 employees to take harassment training.
Commissioner Neil reports to Branch on mileage tax, jaywalking and right turn legislations presented by lobbyists; thinks proposals go too far.
Purchase of Fairgrounds bathroom partitions to cost $25,000, Hamilton Youth Foundation pledges to cover $15,000; demolition of horse barn urgent, safety issue, grant possibilities discussed.
Resolutions passed to distribute ARPA funds to Community Action ($50,000 for 17 months warehouse rental) and Public Health ($1M over four years)
Commissioners and Deputy Civil Prosecutor speculate over opiate settlement distribution process, await clarification.