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6.26.2023 Mon AM/PM BOCC
Maurice Goodall, Emergency Management, discusses the issue of evacuation routes in case of fire.
Pete Palmer, Planning Director, will be in depositions for much of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Commissioner Hover will also be in a deposition Monday afternoon.
Naomie Peasley and the commissioners discuss the new security fee required for groups greater than 300 and for all groups serving alcohol.
Tom Evan, Veterans’ Relief Board, tells the commissioners they are having trouble getting veterans to medical appointments at the VA clinic in Wenatchee and are hoping the BOCC has ideas how to solve the problem.
Fire District 2 in Elmer City asks the commissioners for $150,000 in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds to help build a structure to house their five vehicles.
Stan Christie of Ferry County’s Advisory Board for Travel and Recreation, asks the commissioners to consider establishing variable speed limits on Taroda Creek Road from Wauconda to the Ferry County line. This would open up many miles of WATV routes in Okanogan County.