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05.31.22 AM - BOCC
Planning Director reports 71 permits have made it through the checklist process in the Methow, 2 current large projects/Moles Lake or Frost Lake and Little Green Lake – emergency dam failure issues. another draft on completed on cannabis zoning review – final review at the end of June and hearing to be scheduled in July – moratorium ends in August. Maintenance moving forward on HVAC units for Dispatch, report from Emergency Services Manager regarding river levels and continuing with fire advisory group – burn ban on June 15th. Report from Fairgrounds Manager; Premium books are out, equipment breakdowns, Agreement (MOU) with Colville Tribe – government to government for use of fairgrounds, considering buying the bleachers; aluminum vs galvanized steel. County Assessor reports another record house sale last week, Office is currently 2 months behind – hope to be caught up by end of August when statements need to go out to taxpayers, discussed exempt land & parcels, also Senior Citizen property tax discount for income of $40,000 and under. Short discussion on Methow Conservancy Grant on Patterson Lake Road, Bid openings for Salmon Creek Drainage and 2023 Gravel Crushing Project, Public Works Update