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08.29.22 PM - BOCC
BOCC establishes a new fund to receive interest money for the bonds they recently sold to pay for construction of the new court complex buildings.
Maurice Goodall, Emergency Management says Public Works helped to clear the rockslide that closed the road to Hart’s Pass. Wolf Creek Rd also was impacted by water from recent rain.
Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, discusses the boundary change for Sub-Areas B and Cin the Methow Valley. Few have completed applications to be on the advisory committees for those areas. Commissioners also discuss the Barnholt Loop informal advisory committee.
Ester Milner and the commissioners discuss the state’s Opioid Settlement Agreement which the commissioners agree to sign. If enough counties and cities sign, Okanogan County will receive $1,200,000 over 15 years--$80,000 per year.
Commissioner Branch will have hip replacement surgery on Tuesday, September 20. He expects to be at the commissioners’ meeting on September 19.
Pete Palmer returns to the meeting to have the commissioners amend the county code with respect to Cannabis grows.