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12.12.22 AM - BOCC
Commissioners discuss rules for use of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds with respect to Fire District 6’s request for money to cover cost overruns during construction of the new Fire Station.
CB discusses the Forest Service’s announcement asking people to apply for the advisory committee for the Forest Plan. Also discussion of the Forest Collaborative.
Pete Palmer, Planning Director, says there are now enough applicants to create an advisory committee for Subarea B in the Methow. She also reports that it was probably a clerical mistake that caused Dave Schulz’s name to be left off of the email list for the Planning Commission.
Naomie Peasley, Fairgrounds Manager says there is water damage in the Agriplex due to an ice dam on the roof.
Commissioners return to the topic of ARPA funding rules. They list the funding requests they’ve allocated or spent and decide to fund FD6’s request.
Commissioners resume the public hearing for the 2023 county budget. A few errors are corrected, and a motion is approved to adopt the budget.
Commissioners approve a budget revision for the Okanogan Conservation Board.
Recess for lunch at 11:30.