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12/07/2020 MINUTES 1 <br />COMMISSIONERS' MINUTES KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON WEBEX SPECIAL MEETING <br /> MONDAY 2:00 P.M. DECEMBER 7, 2020 <br />Board members present via WebEx: Chairman Brett Wachsmith, Vice- <br />Chairman Laura Osiadacz and Commissioner Cory Wright. <br /> <br />Others present via WebEx: Julie Kjorsvik, Clerk of the Board; Mandy <br />Buchholz, Deputy Clerk of the Board II; Mark Cook, Public Works <br />Director; Neil Caulkins, Deputy Prosecutor; Jerry Pettit, Auditor; <br />Judy Pless, Budget & Finance Manager; Val Barschaw, Clerk; Lisa <br />Young, Human Resource Director; Benjamin West, Director of Airport <br />Operations; Ken Grannan, Airport Coordinator; Chris Whitsett, <br />Inspector; Amy Cziske, Treasurer; Todd Davis, Noxious Weed Program <br />Coordinator; Katrina Mankus, Juvenile Court Administrator; Tristen <br />Lamb, Public Health Administrator; Cori McKean, Office <br />Administrator; Ben Kokjer, Chief Deputy; Elishia Harvill, Chief <br />Administrator; Diana MacKenzie, Upper District Court Administrator; <br />Mike Hougardy, Assessor; Mike Flory, Building Official; Barbara <br />Demory, Lower District Court Administrator; Pat Gigstead, Chief <br />Probation Officer; Steve Panattoni, Jail Superintendent; Dan <br />Carlson, CDS Director; and Greg Zempel, Prosecutor. <br /> <br />Kittitas County is currently in Phase 3 and in person participation <br />is prohibited. The public was encouraged to join the meeting by <br />joining a WebEx event online. <br /> PUBLIC HEARING 2021 BUDGET AUDITOR <br />At 2:00 p.m. CHAIRMAN WACHSMITH opened a Public Hearing to consider <br />adopting the 2021 Kittitas County Annual Budget. <br /> JUDY PLESS, BUDGET & FINANCE MANAGER reviewed the proposed 2021 <br />annual budget and draft Resolutions. The General Fund for municipal <br />purposes for the year 2021 according to the assessed valuation as <br />determined in the year 2020 includes the General Fund (Current <br />Expense) $8,931,726.00; Community Services $223,274.00; and Veterans <br />Assistance $45,000.00 for a total of $9,200,000.00. <br /> THOSE PRESENT & TESTIFYING: VAL BARSCHAW, CLERK explained how she <br />is dissatisfied with the IT Department not being able to provide her <br />accurate budget numbers for the 5th year in a row and urged the Board <br />to take corrective action. THERE BEING NO OTHERS REQUESTING TO TESTIFY, THE PUBLIC PORTION OF THE HEARING WAS CLOSED. COMMISSIONER WRIGHT said he appreciated Ms. Barschaw’s comments and <br />for her to look for it to be better in the coming year. VICE-