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12.13.22 AM - BOCC
Public Comment: Thanks to BOCC for authorizing ARPA funds for Fire District 6 building request.
Tunk Valley: Confusion on dates of meetings/hearings on Tunk Valley Moratorium and Tunk Zoning discussed, with Cmr.Hover leaving to clarify with Director Palmer. Cmr. Hover returns, giving no answer.
Support for re-introduction of grizzly bears utilizing Stillwater Technical Solutions research- Board to formulate response.
Auditor reports Wa State Secretary of State office releases funds to help counties with Election Cyber-Security & physical security - $80,000, Auditor and Deputy Auditor will come up with a plan. Auditor also discusses 3 quotes received for Voters Pamphlet and their recommendation – Consolidated Press in Seattle.
Prosecuting Attorney, Civil Deputy, and HR discuss reclassification of office position due to duties required – and changing the job title to Family Support Officer.
Auditor and HR putting together a plan to change non-exempt employees to hourly status to conform to state rules regarding L&I, giving plenty of notice to employees.
Public Works: Bid openings for new public works shops in Twisp & Tonasket and motor fuel. Road Update –catching up after last snowfall. Also reports weight restriction for F2 bridge and 2023 temporary wage positions agreement.
2023 Budget has been adopted.
Meeting recessed at 11:38.