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OKANOGAN – A proposed horticultural pest and disease control assessment will be discussed by Okanogan County commissioners during a public hearing today, June 8.

The hearing will be at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom from the commissioners’ hearing room, 123 N. Fifth Ave. People may join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84524624389, with the meeting ID 845 2462 4389, or by phone at 253-215-8782 with the same meeting ID.

The proposal calls for a flat rate per parcel plus a uniform rate per acre. The proposed per-parcel assessment is $1.61 per parcel on 46,100 taxable parcels plus $2.25 per acre for 27,103 tree fruit acres.

Commissioners can accept or modify the proposal, or refer it back to the Okanogan County Horticultural Pest and Disease Control Board.

Comments may be made during the meeting, or in writing by June 4 to the commissioners’ office, 123 N. Fifth Ave., Okanogan, WA 98840, or by email to ljohns@co.okanoan.wa.us.

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