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6.6.2023 Tues AM BOCC
Summary of Significant Discussions or Actions:
Court Staff suggest Reclassification and/or Retention bonus for court interpreters- comparing with other Counties – state average is $69 per hour, also need to recruit for bailiff position.
More conversation on EMS Districts and possible bond/levy.
Discussion about increasing one Staffmember in the Sheriffs Office to Chief deputy, with commensurate pay and how that might be funded. Also discussion of Commissioner vs Certified staff in the Sheriffs' Office, will write up a Resolution to upgrade employee.
Discussion with Finance committee regarding asset policy and inventory of departments.
Sheriffs Office Communications Officer in to update BOCC
Courthouse generator maintenance vendor recommendation (Legacy)
This is a facility cost. Officer to bring contract to BOCC to purchase equipment for the Early Adopter Project, also working on the Tunk Mountain upgrade.
Sheriff is working on a video for recruitment purposes. Communication with the public will be helpful. Large scale financing expected to be needed next year.
BOCC needing to sign contract for the single point-entry of the Courthouse. Will need to meet with vendors.
Adjourned for lunch at 11:33.