BOCC update Feb. 5 & 6, 2024, Agenda for week of Feb. 12, 2024

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BOCC update Feb. 5 & 6, 2024, Agenda for week of Feb. 12, 2024

Post by emily_sisson » Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:37 pm

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Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 AM
• In Public Comment
o Aeneas Valley resident gives litany of complaints including police roughing up his wife, neighbor stealing his back hoe and lax attitude toward drug dealing;
o County Watch note-taker asks to re-position clock since camera angle has changed;
o Mission timber cut in Methow criticized
• Emergency Manager says Wildfire Protection Plan to be discussed at six public meetings throughout county, has aided three houses with frozen pipe issues
• New Fairground Manager seeks mediation for tensions with Fair Advisory Committee; complains of regularly having to “kick people out’’ who signed contracts he wasn’t notified of when he took the job, will try to satisfy commissioner’s request to move scheduled Agriplex venue.
• Brief discussion on need to visually document Housing Board’s funding efforts for better understanding.
• Long discussion with local resident/management specialist Raven Aea on benefits an appointed County Administrator could bring to county government where elected officials cannot complain about other elected officials.
• Orchardists had bad year and beef producers having trouble; help available through Farm Service Agency?

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 AM
• Public comments regarding ATVs, logging in the Methow Valley
• Legislative update:
o new definition of ‘Frontier County”;
o wolf bills;
o six initiatives on ballot;
o property tax assessment methods
• Finance Committee discussion
• Election observing
• Update on communications and mobile command unit; legal complications of ordering a coffee maker

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 PM
• Human Resource director signing everyone up for Sexual Harassment Training, itʼs “auto-assigned” to all new employees; relays call from state Criminal Justice Training Commission to solicit legislative support to add six new classes to existing four, currently employment candidates seeking certification must wait up to 24 months
• Repairs for recently-bought tractor, damaged by fairgrounds employee, quoted at around $20,000, FG budget must cover it; discussion about what price purchases require how much competitive bidding
• Board examines case of person wishing to acquire county land adjacent to his to facilitate access, land must first be assessed
• Video Tour of county on website to be renewed at no extra cost, sponsorship and sharing the video with businesses’ websites discussed
• Access to Hearing Examiner's website discussed.
• Commʼr Branch not convinced by photos that Mission timber cut constitutes any irregularity, talks about subjectivity on part of Wilderness Society-paid monitor he accompanied to a cut; says lot of home development made possible by forest roads.

AGENDA for next week:
Monday, February 12th, 2024
Join Zoom Audio and Video Meeting ID: 852 4301 9263
Join by phone Audio Only• +1 253 215 8782 Meeting ID: 852 4301 9263
9:00 AM Review Commissioners Agenda and Consent Agenda
9:15 AM Public Comment Period
9:30 AM Commissioners Staff Meeting
10:30 AM Discussion-Hearings Examiner Services-Planning Director Pete Palmer
11:30 AM Briefing Among Commissioner-Discuss Individual Weekly Meetings and Schedules

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
Join Zoom Audio & Video: Meeting ID: 885 9146 9116 Or
Join Audio Only: +1 253 205 0468 Meeting ID: 885 9146 9116
9:00 AM Review Meeting Minutes January 29th, 30th, February 5th, 6th, 2024
9:15 AM Public Comment Period
10:00 AM Update-Treasurer-Pam Johnson
10:30 AM Update-County Auditor-Cari Hall
11:00 AM Update-Public Works-Engineer Josh Thomson
1:30 PM Board of Health Meeting-1234 S. 2nd Ave, Okanogan
3:30 PM Approve Meeting Minutes January 29th, 30th, February 5th, 6th, 2024
3:45 PM Approve Consent Agenda
1. Special Occasion Liquor License-Okanogan Athletic Booster Club
2. ARPA Req#5-RACOM-Radios/Hardware & Installation into MCV-Communications
3. Appointment Letter-Farm Bureau Representative-Rob Inlow- VSP
4. Appointment Letter-At Large Representative-Adam Lange-VSP
5. Appointment Letter-Position #1-Jean Bodeau-Water Conservancy Board

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
Join Zoom Audio & Video Meeting ID: 878 5482 6531 Or
Join Phone Audio Only 1 253-215-8782 Meeting ID: 878 5482 6531
To be determined Tuesday by 1:30 PM

State, Community and Other Meetings or Notices
(Meetings in this section may not be opened to the public, however a Commissioner may attend one or all of these meetings. Meetings that more than one Commissioner attend will be noted above. Location of meeting will follow meeting name.)

Monday, February 12th,2024
5:00 PM OCOG/RTPO (Okanogan Council of Governments/Regional Transportation Planning Organization) Meeting-303 2nd Ave S, Okanogan

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
1:00 PM Reserved-Jail Sgt Adams-Commissioners Conference Room

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
8:30 AM Reserved-Family Therapeutic Courts-Commissioners Hearing Room
11:00 AM Civil Service Meeting-Commissioners Conference Room
1:00 PM Reserved-Pest Control Board w/ Will Carpenter-Commissioners Conference Room

February 20th-Special Meeting-Public Hearing-Zone Code Update-Planning Commission-CMR’s Hearing Room
February 21st-TRANGO Meeting-Okanogan County TRANGO Building
February 22nd-Hearings Examiner-Commissioners Hearing Room
February 23rd-LTAC-First Meeting of the Year-Review and Update Policies & Procedures etc.-CMR’s Hearing Room
February 26th-Planning Commission Meeting-Commissioners Hearing Room
February 28th-Economic Alliance Meeting-TBD
February 28th-Noxious Weed Board Meeting-Public Works Building 1234 Second Ave S. Okanogan
February 28th-Community Action Council Meeting-Okanogan Community Action Building
February 29th-Reserved-Noxious Weed Office-Commissioners Hearing Room

Note: All times, are estimates to assist in scheduling and may be changed subject to the business of the day at the board’s discretion. The board may add and/or delete and take any action on any item not included in the above agenda. The board may act upon any subject placed on the agenda regardless of how the matter is stated. All matters listed within the consent agenda have been distributed to each member of the board to read and study. The items are considered routine and will be enacted on by one motion by the commissioners with no separate discussion. If separate discussion is desired, then that item may be removed from the consent agenda and placed on the regular agenda by request. Items discussed during Citizen Comment Period shall be limited only for issues not otherwise on the Agenda or scheduled discussion topics.
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Re: BOCC update Feb. 5 & 6, 2024, Agenda for week of Feb. 12, 2024

Post by duncan » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:18 am

Do you know anything about a movement to allow commercial development in the Winthrop-Mazama corridor, which is now prohibited ? Duncan Bronson

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Re: BOCC update Feb. 5 & 6, 2024, Agenda for week of Feb. 12, 2024

Post by Slade » Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:34 pm

Duncan, I would think that would be an excellent question to send to your county commissioner.


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