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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.
Note takers comments or clarifications are in italics. These notes are not the official county record of the meeting. For officially approved minutes, which are normally published at a later time,  CLICK HERE.
The time stamps refer to the times on the AV Capture archive of the meeting on this date at the County livestream archive. To locate items in real time, the clock on the wall in the AV Capture screen can be helpful.
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Meeting Highlights: 

  • Bid for demolition of morgue and sheriff’s equipment shelter on Railroad Ave. awarded to Groat Bros., $148,432 tag includes clean-up and disposal of tanks, new structures’ environmental footprint should be smaller

  • Economic Alliance director needs challenges to internet providers’ promised coverage to bolster argument for broadband grants, funds already secured by Okanogan County Electric Co-op for 222 Methow residents and PUD for “middle mile” up to Conconully; need to prove lines of credit preventing some applications but director and USDA rep confident about continued funding; isolated areas need dependable land line infrastructure since internet vulnerable to power outages

  • Commissioners and clerk struggle to make federal Rescue Plan (ARPA) spending figures add up, time frame of reports compared to annual budgets complicates calculations, clerk is reassuring; total two-year allocation: $8.2M

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