NOVEMBER 26, 2018

The Okanogan County Board of Commissioners met for its regular session on November 26, 2018, with Chairman, Commissioner Jim DeTro; Vice Chair Commissioner Chris Branch; Member, Commissioner Andy Hover; and Laleña Johns, CMC, Clerk of the Board, present.

Review Commissioners Agenda & Consent Agenda
Commissioners reviewed their agenda and consent agenda items.

Briefing Among Commissioners – Discuss Individual Weekly Meetings & Schedules
Commissioners discussed their weekly meeting and individual schedules.

Discussion – AFLAC Presentation-Alicia Connell
No one showed up for the presentation although several invitations were sent out.

Update-Cari Hall
Ms. Hall provided that ballots must be ordered today. She explained after doing another survey, counties are going to pre-paid ballots. The order can be placed now, but like other counties, the bill won’t need to be paid until 2019. The cost would increase next year anyway if legislation passed. The board was in agreement with passing the order now for the prepaid ballot envelopes. There is already budget for the cost in 2019 budget.

Update – Planning – Perry Huston
Members of the public Nancy Soriano, Katie Haven taking notes and video/audio recording the meeting.

Director Huston explained two draft MOU’s were drafted regarding the Fairgrounds well project. He explained the difference between the two.

Oroville EMS
Director Huston explained the issue with the ballot and provided a draft addendum with Life Line that outlines the decrease in staffing provided to the Oroville Rural EMS District.

Director Huston discussed some options for funding the EMS district, now that the ballot measure did not pass. Commissioners’ wondered if overlapping of ems districts was allowed. Commissioners discussed what the proposal to the voters would relay thinking it would give more weight to the issue. If placed on the special election ballot for the Feb 12 election the resolution would need to be adopted by December 14 or if placed on the April 23 ballot the resolution would need to be adopted by February 22. He will reach out to the City of Oroville and keep the conversation going. Attorney Gecas will review the addendum.

Director Huston will research when collections can begin if the issue went on the ballot again. It was believed it would be collected in 2020 but will check with the assessor.

Review Implementation contract

WRIA 49 Watershed Plan Update
Planning Unit membership
DOE Requirement
Director Huston explained some additional consultation evaluations the commissioners may find necessary and the costs involved. Technical advisory will be part of the discussion.

Commissioner Branch stated one thing to think about in terms of driving the facilitation services, it would be someone very experienced in this area. He is a bit concerned about that. Director Huston stated there are likely groups perceived to be bent one way or the other. He will contact the Attorney General’s office. The meeting on the 6 will be cancelled then the AG’s together then meet and get some housekeeping done.

A map off the DOE website of the water rights certificates in Okanogan County.

Potential water resources will be needed by the county. He has not heard about our well tracking grant application, he will check with Vanessa. As the well log is constituted, he will use the map to see if water rights are connected to each well then go from there.

OCC 17A Nightly Rentals
Licensing Update
Proposed Amendment
Rocky Robbins, Planning Secretary
Director Huston stated Ms. Robbins has been doing some research on nightly rentals as a result of complaints. Planning did send out the notice for licenses.

Ms. Robbins explained when the mailer went out there were 94 entities on their list, and then added an addition 12 after consulting with Building. There are several approved. The health department emailed about 14 nightly rentals that are unpermitted. Out of all the veranda beach nightly rentals she has only received 2 applications. Many of those owners may believe they fall under the veranda beach development, so that will need to be cleared up. All owners need to get their own UBI number and license. Director Huston doesn’t know how those land owners are being contacted by the HOA regarding this issues. He said we are not getting a high percentage of applications. More outreach will be necessary. It did not appear the line of communication between the landowners and the HOA has been easy, as Ms. Robbins stated some called very confused about what was needed and how to obtain.

Code Enforcement Update
Director Huston updated the board on enforcement issues that have been engaged and the status of each.

Taber Quit Claims
Commissioners stated the quit claim deeds were approved subject to the attorney review because the board was not certain legal review happened after the changes were made. Commissioner Branch suggested both the drafting and GIS departments look at parcels and corresponding property descriptions.

Fairgrounds Well Project
Director Huston discussed the two versions of an MOU with the Hubbards Well Drilling. It depends on how the commissioners wish to move forward with the project. Commissioner Hover said at this point the board has the casing for the new well in case the water level goes down and we need to add on or if the county goes forward with the drilling of a new well purchasing the casing

Director Huston stated what would be needed: Rescind the previous resolution and fill in blanks on the MOU and contact the well driller. The commissioners do not wish to go forward at this time with the new well or the well repairs.

Ms. Soriano and Ms. Haven from the public left the meeting at 3:05 p.m.

Public Hearing –Tonasket EMS District Property Taxes/Revenue Sources-Perry Huston

Motion Tonasket EMS District
Commissioner Branch moved to adjourn as the BOCC and reconvene as the Tonasket EMS District. Motion was seconded all were in favor, motion carried.

Commissioner DeTro stated this is a public hearing regarding Tonasket EMS District property taxes and revenue sources in accordance with RCW 84.55.120. He opened up to staff.

Director Huston explained this is a formality of the district and includes a 1% increase over last year’s collection. He recommended approval with the increase. Taking the 1% will help create a little bit of reserves.

He opened up the hearing and asked for public testimony, seeing no one to testify, Commissioner DeTro closed staff and opened up to commissioners’ discussion.

Motion Resolution 1-2018 Levy to be Collected in 2019
Commissioner Branch moved to approve resolution 1-2018 authorizing Tonasket Emergency Medical Services levy to be collected in 2019 and increasing the percentage to be collected as allowed by law. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

Motion 2019 Tonasket EMS District Levy Certification
Commissioner Branch moved to approve the Tonasket EMS District Levy Certification which certifies the amount of regular levy to be collected in 2019 in the amount of $205,794. Motion was seconded all were in favor, motion carried.

Commissioner Hover moved to adjourn as the Tonasket EMS and Reconvene as the BOCC Motion was seconded all were in favor, motion carried.

Review Meeting Minutes

The board adjourned at 5:00 p.m.