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07.12.22 PM - BOCC
Methow’s Clean Air Project distributes filter-fan systems to counter ever-worsening impact of wildfires on indoor air quality; apparent power struggle at Mid Valley Hospital: following three commissioner resignations interim CEO blasts two-member board’s hasty appointments; $100,000 for septic inspections, computers, data collection and Covid taken from reserve fund, septic permits still booming; new health district charter discussed, Lionel Orr added to Health Board, rate-setting to be limited to elected members; Covid numbers higher than last year, dizziness first symptom of BA5 variant, probable rise in hospitalizations; in Environmental Health report Mike Carr supports “bite” for compliance, Hover regrets law suits tied to building permit refusal, site analysis must be first step in building process, CB urges county ordinance making permit non-compliance an infraction subject to fines. Meeting adjourned at 3:08 p.m.