RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS

OKANOGAN COUNTY

OCTOBER 5, 2020

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

The full detail of the commissioners’ proceedings was captured via AV Capture video and is available to the public on the county’s website.

Review Commissioners’ Agenda and Consent Agenda
Commissioners reviewed their agenda and consent agenda.

Briefing Among Commissioners-Discuss Individual Meeting Schedules
Commissioner Branch briefly discussed a message that went out to the public from Cold Springs Fire Relief group spokesperson, Kory Heindselman, on the short-term recovery work and donation contacts.

Commissioner Branch requested a discussion about WRIA 49 on Wednesday. He said a public hearing would be needed to adopt the addendum. The BOCC approved the initial plan April 10, 2010. The addendum would include or reference that portion.

Update-Planning Director Pete Palmer
Director Palmer provided her agenda and discussed the items listed there.

Department of Defense Grant Application
Director Palmer explained the submittal of a 3-year budget and 5-year budget to DOD for the funding assistance program. We will see what will be supported. The majority of the application will go toward the shared planner position with city of Oroville. The City of Oroville will match about $30,000 which is under just a little.

Motion
Commissioner Branch moved to authorize Director of Planning Pete Palmer to submit the Dept. of Defense application for aviation planning. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

Motion
Commissioner Branch moved to authorize the chairman to sign the grant approval form Dept of Defense funding application. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

Motion Resolution 133-2020 Certifications of Compliance Dept of Defense Grant
Commissioner Branch moved to approve resolution 133-2020 the certifications of compliance to authorize submission of the application for funding to the Department of Defense Community Economic Adjustment Assistance Program. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

Aspect Well Tracking Contract.
The Aspect contract had previously been sent back for reconsideration. The previous contract had a $13,500 short fall. Aspect has now rearranged their tasks in order to fit everything in the budget we have. The Department of Ecology extended their portion another six months because Aspect did not believe they could fit their scope of work into the previous timeline.

Motion
Commissioner Branch moved to approve Aspect Consulting Proposed Scope of Work and Cost Estimate for the Okanogan County Well Tracking Software System. Ecology Agreement #WRFA-1719-OkanPD-00001 Project No. 190259 with Aspect for the Well Tracking Database etc… and authorized the chairman to sign. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion was carried.

Commissioners discussed looking into provision of rules regarding the flying of drones near airports. Airplanes are at risk with drones flying in their fly zone.

Motion - Voucher Approval - Commissioners
Vouchers certified and audited by the Auditing Officer as required by RCW 42.24.080 and those expense reimbursement claims certified as required by RCW 42.24.090 have been recorded on a list, and made available to the Board. As of this date, the Board did vote, by unanimous vote, to approve the regular vouchers in the amount of $105,558.83 and Payroll vouchers in the amount of $1,111,615.74. Warrant numbers as cited on the attached blanket voucher list. Motion seconded and carried.

Motion – Special Payroll Voucher Approval - Commissioners
Vouchers certified and audited by the Auditing Officer as required by RCW 42.24.080 and those expense reimbursement claims certified as required by RCW 42.24.090 have been recorded on a list, and made available to the Board. As of this date, the Board did vote, by unanimous vote, to approve the Special Payroll voucher in the amount of $7,381.09. Warrant numbers as cited on the attached blanket voucher list. Motion seconded and carried.

Motion Public Health Voucher
Commissioner Branch moved to approve the Public Health Vouchers including regular vouchers in the amount of $15,787.29 and payroll vouchers in the amount of $54,177.26. Warrant numbers as cited on the attached blanket voucher list. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

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 Branch moved to approve the Voucher certification and authorize the Tonasket EMS District vouchers to be paid in the amount of $21,700 to Life Line for July Services. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

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

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

Commissioner Branch moved to approve the Voucher certification and authorize the Oroville Rural EMS District vouchers to be paid in the amount of $9,680. Motion was seconded, all were in favor, motion carried.

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

Commissioners briefly discussed the resent resignation of CEO of OBHC Bill Snyder. The Clerk of the Board stated the Housing Coalition will be meeting with the board in November to go over the Homeless Housing proposals budget and the possible Affordable Housing sales tax budget for 2021.

Review Commissioners Proceedings
Commissioners were provided draft proceedings to review over the weekend.

The board adjourned at 2:25 p.m.