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06/02/2016 MINUTES 1 <br />COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES <br />KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br />COMMISSIONERS AUDITORIUM <br />SPECIAL MEETING <br /> <br />THURSDAY 2:00 P.M. JUNE 2, 2016 <br /> <br />Board members present: Vice-Chairman Paul Jewell and Commissioner <br />Laura Osiadacz. Excused: Chairman Obie O’Brien. <br /> <br />Others: Julie Kjorsvik, Clerk of the Board; Angela San Filippo, <br />Staff Planner; Doc Hansen, Planning Official/Interim Planning <br />Director; and 2 members of the public. <br /> <br />PUBLIC HEARING KITTITAS COUNTY RECREATION PLAN COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />At 2:00 p.m. VICE-CHAIRMAN JEWELL opened a Public Hearing to <br />consider adopting the Kittitas County Recreation Plan. <br /> <br />He reviewed the history and explained how there are grant <br />opportunities available but only if the County has adopted a <br />qualifying recreation plan. He indicated the County had advertised <br />to accept applications for the Capital Facilities Program for the <br />Park, Recreation & Open Space Plan (PROS) and Tourism Infrastructure <br />Plans. <br /> <br />THOSE PRESENT & TESTIFYING: JILL SCHEFFER, REPRESENTING FORTERRA <br />AND THE KITTITAS VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION NETWORK, reviewed <br />the applications that they submitted for recreational planning and <br />envisioning in Kittitas County. KATHLEEN HORNER, A COUNTY LODGING <br />TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER AND A MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON STATE <br />HORSE PARK, urged the County Commissioners to support the proposed <br />plan and their application and to establish priorities with <br />recreational and tourism facilities. THERE BEING NO OTHERS <br />REQUESTING TO TESTIFY, THE PUBLIC PORTION OF THE HEARING WAS CLOSED. <br /> <br />COMMISSIONER OSIADACZ moved to approve the Kittitas County Park, <br />Recreation & Open Space Plan, as presented. COMMISSIONER JEWELL <br />seconded. <br /> <br />COMMISSIONER OSIADACZ explained that although she agreed with the <br />majority of the rankings, she felt a couple of the applications <br />which were ranked as moderate should be moved to a high priority <br />including the CoalTrax Mountain Bike & Skills Park and the Upper <br />County Coal Mines Trail Master Plan. She also suggested moving the <br />Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park Accessible Playground and the <br />Evergreen Snow Park from a high priority to a moderate priority. She <br />felt the trail system and a bike park were something that would be <br />highly utilized, whereas the Evergreen Snow Park and Irene Rinehart