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9.19.2023 Tues PM BOCC
Three employees’ salaries re-evaluated in light of additional duties : Anna Burika, Lanie Johns and Beth Barker,
Elmway surface to ground water project discussed, drinking water to improve
Zaga Construction approved to do Courthouse annex re-roofing and elevator shaft work
Funds allocated for Nespelem water tower replacement
Emergency Manager to be compensated for temporary assignment of fair administration duties
Disaster emergency funds sought to reimburse Cedar Creek Fire damage
Additional $360,000 granted to Dispatch for multi radio band installation on Pitcher Mt.; Lifeline being connected to system
Commissioners informally discuss accessory dwellings, will add topic to forthcoming agenda
Second part of pubic hearing with Conservation District head backed up by Assessor yields approval of rate and fee hikes; public participant points out financial crunch for those grazing livestock; Commissioners Hover and Neil laud group’s innovative practices and visible results
Commissioners bite the bullet and vote to pay a particularly expensive plumbing bill from Mark’s Plumbing.