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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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06.10.2024 Mon AM/PM BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

  • Pete Palmer, Planning Director, brings Camden Irwin to show the Commissioners the interactive map he’s created. The map shows the zoning for any parcel number in the County.

  • Nick Bates, Fairgrounds Manager brings several problems to the Commissioners:The woman who has a concession stand at the Fair says she wants to set up several days early, and that she’s set up early for the last 30 years. The Fair Advisory Committee (FAC) doesn’t want to allow her to set up early. The commissioners want all the concessionaires to be treated equally.
    Ticket Tomato, an on-line ticket sales company, presented the FAC with a contract that contained changes from what NB thought was agreed to in a zoom meeting. The commissioners will accept one change but not others.
    The High School Rodeo hasn’t paid for all the RV spaces they reserved for their event. They say that the RVers didn’t pay them. The Commissioners will decide this issue next week.

  • BOCC goes into executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(i)—potential litigation, inviting Esther Milner (Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor), Albert Lin (County Prosecutor) Teddy Chow (Assistant Prosecutor) for 45 minutes.

  • Albert Lin, County Prosecutor, and Teddy Chow, Assistant Prosecutor, demonstrate a new case management software to use in court, saying the software they use now is too cumbersome and slow.

  • Sheriff Budrow discusses staffing shortages in his department with the Commissioners. The commissioners discuss possible solutions, such as hiring six temporary officers for the jail for one month from the Department of Corrections, establishing a regional jail with Douglas and Chelan Counties and an increase in the sales tax to fund new hires.

  • Meeting adjourns at 2:38.

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