JULY 8, 2020

The Okanogan County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington on July 8, 2020, with Chairman, Commissioner Jim DeTro; Vice Chairman, Commissioner Chris Branch; Member, Commissioner Andy and Laleña Johns, Clerk of the Board, present.

Regular or COVID-19 business
Commissioners discussed the timelines outlined in draft ordinance renewing

Commissioner hover moved to approve Ordinance 2020-5
Motion was seconded, discussion Commissioner Hover asked we can transfer this document to Planning Commission so they have time to review it also. Yes, Commissioner Branch said. A public hearing would need to be held by the Planning Commission prior to adopting into code. Commissioner Branch said they can consider the provisions in eh comprehensive plan and he has no problem with that. All were in favor, motion carried.

Motion CDBG Public Services Grant Request #12
Commissioner Hover moved to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the CDBG Public Services Grant request #12. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried

Commissioner DeTro stated he conversed with a constituent who does online rodeo signups for rodeos all over the world and he asked him if we considered with the fair being situated on the reservation we could probably run the fair. The rodeos are moving rodeos to reservations so they can have their event. The Colville Reservation has restrictions right now that are stricter shut down rules than the state, said Commissioner Hover. Commissioner Hover replied that it is still county owned property. The rodeos are not conducted by federal government. We are charged with health and safety of the people in the county and we don’t want to endanger a bunch of people. Commissioner DeTro wanted to make the board aware of the situation as it was discussed with him.

Commissioner Branch explained why his photo is still showing up on the county’s zoom account. He signs in and is co-host.

Commissioner Branch discussed the use of masks. Some providers are being inundated with requests for masks and so EM is working with EA on that for distribution to businesses since they have the business connections.

The board adjourned at 1:50 p.m.