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3.27.23 Mon AM-PM-BOCC
The BOCC considers a request for a fee waiver to rent the Agriplex for the Omak High School Senior Class banquet and party.
Zak Kennedy, county lobbyist, updates the BOCC on the current session in Olympia. Discussion of HB 1670, a bill allowing a county to raise the limit of property tax increase from 1% to 3%.
Commissioner Hover will write a draft letter of the BOCC’s comment on the introduction of grizzly bears in the North Cascades National Park.
The Planning Department update includes a discussion of an animal shelter that’s out of compliance, but its operators are working with the county to bring it into compliance. Planning will revoke the Conditional Use Permit for a junk yard near Ellisforde. Its operator can’t keep junk from spilling out in to the right-of-way.
The Veterans’ Relief Committee is partnering with the Community Action Council to better serve the veterans in the county.
The BOCC hears a brief overview of the revision of the zoning code from Pete Palmer and Ferdouse Oneza of Oneza and Associates. The revision incorporates changes with regard to water availability, the district use chart and compliance with the Revised Code of Washington. Board of Okanogan County Commissioners Monday, March 27, 2023 AM & PM 2
The BOCC repeals or amends outdated sections of the Okanogan County Code.
The BOCC hears a discussion about the reallocation of money from the Blake Fund Bureau.