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03.14.22 AM - BOCC
Commissioners discuss ways to adhere more closely to their published agenda. They decide to announce on every Tuesday at 1:30 whether the BOCC will meet on Wednesday. Towards the end of the session, BOCC returns to this issue and talks about state rules governing whether they can meet via Zoom if the situation warrants it. Zak Kennedy, lobbyist, updates the BOCC about the legislative session that just ended.
Commissioners discuss funding several projects (a large volume well in Mazama for use by Fire District 6, several projects by the Economic Alliance and repairing the Nespelem water tower) and how to justify them under the ARPA rules.
Brock Hones of WDFW updates the BOCC on parcels it’s interested in buying and explains how the WDFW policy on grazing may change in the future.
Cari Hall, County Auditor, has told the BOCC that they haven’t yet formally approved an ordinance creating new district boundaries for the commissioner. They discuss the problem and how to fix it.