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8.1.2023 Tues PM BOCC
Sheriff’s office gets grant for live scan fingerprint equipment -Contract approved to pay Aspect up to $11,000, reimbursable by the Ecology grant it will help write, to oversee with the Conservation District and the County the establishment of a water bank, taking the agricultural component into consideration; Aspect will co-manage the bank and work on acquiring the Pine Creek water right.
Representatives from Behavioral Health, the Courts and law enforcement meet with the Board to discuss the four-county Regional Diversion Work Group and ways it might spend opiate settlement money; a group, Connections, proposes to conduct an assessment to identify priorities and solutions; the idea of a NCW mental health jail facility sparks enthusiasm; a second settlement of $50,000 to be added to initial payment of $89,000; a well-planned project essential, says Branch, before the council would solicit any funds from the legislature.