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10.04.22 PM - BOCC
Department Heads Quarterly Reports:
Assessment values up $1B from last year
High suicides, overdoses, reflect national trend
Three Sheriff’s hirees in training, two more to begin
Many trials in preparation
Short-staffed Auditor to ask for help with elections
Nutrition, Ag teaching posts available through WSU Extension
Fairgrounds busier than ever
Morgue, District Court (Public Works building) construction scheduled for spring
Public lands money received
Master Plan priorities shift to infrastructure; “ridiculous” bids received
Lack of housing, daycare, hindrances to county hiring
Guest internet works like a charm
Sheriff’s special employee contract, incentives for sharing workload worked out,
Burn ban on campfires ends Oct.7th, other burning to resume Oct. 12th “on recommendation”
Meeting adjourned at 3:50