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10.10.22 AM - BOCC
Maurice Goodall, Emergency Management, talks about whether or not the county will postpone lifting the burn ban. Also discusses the rules of burn bans vs burn restrictions.
Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, discusses the upcoming meeting with the Barnholt Loop people. She and the commissioners also discuss what sort of group should be formed.
Joe Poulin, Maintenance Supervisor, discusses the recent facilities assessment done on the Courthouse and other buildings. The Commissioners learned at last Monday’s meeting that they will have $12,000,000 in PILT money (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) coming. Some of that will be spent replacing sewer lines. The Commissioners would very much like to have a replacement schedule so they’re not always waiting until something breaks to replace it.
Naomie Peasley, Fairgrounds Manager, discusses the new starting gates at the Fairgrounds and changes she’d like to make in the rental agreements for 2023.
Commissioners review proposed budgets for Extension Program and the Clerk of the Court’s Office.
Commissioners ask Lanie Johns to prepare resolutions for ARPA (American Recovery Plan Act) money for the Towns of Winthrop and Twisp--$100,000 for Winthrop for design work for a water line across the bridge. $75,000 for Twisp to be able to annex property to build more housing on and for a new well.