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These notes were taken by an Okanogan County Watch volunteer. Every attempt is made to be accurate. Notes are verbatim when possible, and otherwise summarized or paraphrased.
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03.12.2024 Tues AM BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

· Discussion about Community Action Council having a huge shortfall – needing $300,000.

· No Public Comment.

· Zak Kennedy – Counties' lobbyist reports on end of Legislative Session – what initiatives passed, which did not, and what next year may look like. He is hopeful the Cap & Trade Tax, along with the Capital Gains tax will be repealed next year.

· Public Works: County engineer reports on road maintenance – some road restrictions are ending due to weather warming up. Road crew began their 4 X10 schedule this week, Cameron Lake Road project is not going to happen – never did hear back from the Tribe.

· Okanogan Wildlife Council (Buck Workman and Mike Ferrens), which owns the shooting range up by the landfill request permanent road easement to access the shooting range. This road is shared with the County's rock crushing access. A survey would need to be done in order to give official easement to go longer than 2037.

· HR/Risk Manager and Juvenile are doing a salary survey for staff – hoping to hire two new staff members.

· Dispatch purchase of a tech van for the new Radio Tech position. BOCC approves purchase from only bid from Wendle in Spokane for $71,321.

· Need to organize trail easements for the new Trails position.

· Work session/Discussion regarding Opioid Abatement monies designated for Okanogan County projects, and how to work the with Opioid Abatement Council.

· Meeting adjourned at noon. Public Health @1:30 and BOCC back in session at 3:00.

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