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7.25.2023 Tues AM BOCC
· Discussion with WSU Extension and County Auditor regarding changes in billing year for WSU invoices.
· No meeting on Wednesday.
· HR/Risk Manager reports on Risk Pool Conference: 40% increase in liability premiums, 4%-10% increase in property insurance. In spite of bad news, our county is doing much than others. Also, organizing safety/security committee with all departments represented. Would like to have a building-wide PA system to notify all people when needed, and smoke alarms needed. Group to meet quarterly (next meeting is October 2023) and will bring draft of changes back to the Board. Budget Supplement public hearing to use $85,000 in ARPA funds for the Lower Goat Creek Bridge repairs. - part of the Methow Valley Trail system.
· Public Works update by County Engineer: Landfill construction moving along, Tonasket shop is beginning steel work today, landfill construction project contract issues got worked out. Chip seal is the main project. Working on Barnholt Loop speed reduction request by 11 people who signed a petition. BOCC wants more information and would like to schedule an informal meeting to get affected people to give their opinions. Engineer expects he might need to continue the research on the Monse Plat Road Vacation as some issues have come up that have made it difficult, also working on the OCOG/Trail position. There is one GIS position open, Solid waste and the road have some open positions.
Adjourned at 11:54. No afternoon session.
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