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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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06.24.2024 Mon AM BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

  • Commissioners go into executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(i)—current litigation—inviting Esther Milner (Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor), Pete Palmer (Director of Planning) and Rocky Robbins (Planner) for 20 minutes.

  • Nick Bates, Fairgrounds Manager discusses bids for weed control at the racetrack and repairs to the Horse Barns.

  • Pete Palmer, Planning Director, tells the commissioner about work by the Mazama Advisory Committee on the sub-area plan. The committee has an intern from Western Washington University working this summer on the plan update, but if very many other sub-areas wanted to write their own plan, the Planning Department might not have the manpower to assist them.

  • Tom Even, Veterans Service Officer and others update the commissioners on the work of the Veterans Relief Board. They are receiving many calls about the PACT Act (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022).

  • Wayne Walker of the Tonasket EMS District tells the commissioners (sitting as the EMS District Commissioners) about several problems in the district. Their most urgent need is for a new ambulance, as their best one is becoming increasingly unreliable. A new ambulance would cost at least $250,000 and would not be delivered until about 280 days after it is ordered. The commissioners promise to develop a plan in the near future. They also discuss the possibility of merging the Tonasket EMS District with the Oroville EMS District.

  • Meeting adjourned for the day at 12:51.

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