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10.03.22 AM - BOCC
BOCC will hear a presentation at noon from the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) about applying for funds.
Naomie Peasley describes recurring plumbing problems at the Fairgrounds. Also, the Fair in eligible for a $15,000 grant from the Washington Festivals and Events Association. Commissioner Hover needs to complete the application.
The Okanogan County Community Action Council (OCCAC) requested $250,000 in ARPA funds for foods programs and services but would like to be able to buy new equipment (a cooler/freezer and large generator, and laptops and training for volunteer staff) with the money instead. They’ll use money they’ve received from Community Development Block Grants to fund the food programs as well as assistance for rent and utilities. They’d like to make the change because the CDBG requirements for purchase of equipment are onerous, and ARPA requirements for purchase of equipment are not. BOCC agrees with the changes.
BOCC has a short discussion about the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), which will pass through Okanogan County and six other Washington counties.
BOCC watches the WSAC presentation and adjourns for lunch at 12:30.