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2020-12-03 MINUTES 1 <br />COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON WEBEX SPECIAL MEETING <br /> THURSDAY 1:00 P.M. DECEMBER 3, 2020 <br />Board members present via WebEx: Chairman Brett Wachsmith; Vice- <br />Chairman Laura Osiadacz & Commissioner Cory Wright. <br /> <br />Others via WebEx: Julie Kjorsvik, Clerk of the Board; Kady <br />Porterfield, Event Center Director; Benjamin West, Director of <br />Airport Operations; Dan Carlson, CDS Director; Tip Hudson, <br />Extension Agent; Mark Cook, Public Works Director; Lisa Young, <br />Human Resource Director; Patti Johnson, Solid Waste <br />Director/Interim Maintenance Director/Project Manager; and <br />Tristen Lamb, Public Health Administrator. SPECIAL MEETING DEPARTMENT HEADS COMMISSIONERS <br />At 1:00 p.m. Chairman Wachsmith opened a Special Meeting to <br />consider resuming one-on-one meetings with an individual <br />Commissioner and an assigned Department Head. <br /> <br />Commissioner Osiadacz explained how she had received a few <br />requests from Department Heads who were interested in <br />reinstating the one-on-one meetings with the Commissioners. <br /> <br />Several Department Heads shared their thoughts on the pros and <br />cons of meeting individually with an assigned Commissioner on <br />specific dates and times. After providing the Board with their <br />thoughts, the majority of them felt there were more benefits to <br />going back to having one assigned Commissioner to each <br />Department Head who they could bounce ideas off of them, and if <br />it was warranted they could schedule a Special Meeting with the <br />entire Board. <br /> <br />Commissioner Wright expressed concerns he had with the structure <br />set up and that the Board’s Office Administration meetings have <br />become a “catch all”. He said if the Board were to begin meeting <br />with Department Heads individually, he would like to see it <br />listed as a separate item on the weekly Office Admin. Meeting <br />Agenda to report back on. He said he preferred the Chair having <br />monthly meetings with Department Heads instead of individually. <br />Commissioner Osiadacz felt if the Department Heads were <br />requesting to have an assigned Board member to meet with and if