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 By Andrew Weiler    News    February 25, 2021 

Council names Raglin to fill vacancy

On Feb. 11, the Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting to fill a vacant council member position. Five year resident CeCelia Raglin was appointed to Town Council Position No. 3 for the unexpired term. One other candidate was considered, Jeanne...

 

Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    February 4, 2021

Council okays street dining; debates wastewater covid testing

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council voted to approve The Spar restaurant’s right-of-way permit which enables the owner to begin construction of a temporary outdoor dining space in two adjoined parking spots on Main St. On Wednesday,...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    January 21, 2021

Town council declines approval for restaurant's outdoor dining permit

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council declined to pass a motion to "approve The Spar restaurant's right-of-way permit subject to agreed upon terms" in a 3 to 1 vote, which gives outdoor dining on...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    January 14, 2021

Restaurants work to serve meals outdoors

Local restaurant owners are eager to reopen and are developing outdoor solutions, but the question remains whether outdoor dining will happen in Wahkiakum County. Abiding by state and local...

 

Mayor's vote breaks tie for on-street dining

On Tuesday, during a special Cathlamet Town Council meeting, the mayor’s tie breaking vote passed a motion allowing The Spar to work with town staff on a right-of-way permit for outdoor dining. The town invited the public to express thoughts on...

 

Council hears restaurant owner's request for on-street dining

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council scheduled a special meeting for next Tuesday to discuss the feasibility of establishing outdoor dining on Main Street. Restaurant owners urged the council to consider the idea as a means of supporting struggling...

 

Council to study sewer rate issues

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council reconsidered its decision to raise sewer rates and will review whether users are being treated equitably based on their proportional use of the sewer system. The council also discussed the possibility of starting...

 

New attorney comes to Cathlamet

What do music, magic, debating, basketball, and law all have in common? Meet Tom Garvey, Hanigan Law Office's newest associate. Garvey, 30, transplanted to Washington in 2015 after graduating from Kan...

 

Council: Is sprinkler ordinance too restrictive?

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council was joined by representatives from Port District 1, the county’s building and planning department, Chamber of Commerce, fire department and River Mile 38 to deliberate whether a current fire sprinkler ordinance...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    November 5, 2020

Town council approves 50 acre timber harvest

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council approved the harvest of 50 acres of timberland that is projected to net $300,000. The town forester will monitor market values and whether a buyer would guarantee the current timber prices for the duration of...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    October 22, 2020

Cathlamet resurrects municipal court after 10-year hiatus

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council unanimously passed a motion to enter into a contract with Wahkiakum County to reactivate the town's municipal court after approximately 10 years of inactivity....

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    October 8, 2020

Dog ordinance dropped; 2-hour parking considered

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council discussed parking challenges downtown perpetuated by new business and the eventual closing of the Butler Street lot during its redesign. Among the other items of business addressed were the dangerous dog ordinanc...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    October 1, 2020

Election 2020: Herrera-Beutler, Long tangle again

Latest polls for Washington's 3rd Congressional District race indicate a tight race between Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (49%) and Carolyn Long (47%), according to an internal poll by GQR. This...

 

Council repeals pitbull ban, considers testing biosolids for covid-19

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council deliberated on a myriad of agenda items including the possibility of conducting covid-19 tests of biosolids from the town’s sewer system. The test would determine whether or not the virus has entered the...

 

Council considers sewer expansion

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council was brought to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson in his first full meeting back since a recent health issue. No ordinances or resolutions were included on this week’s agenda, but the revamping of the town’s...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    August 27, 2020

Council considers town hall improvements

On August 17, the Cathlamet town council members discussed a number of agenda items not elaborated on in last week’s edition of The Eagle. Those items include a request for proposals (RFP) approval for improvements on town hall’s office...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    August 20, 2020

Town council takes next step to update dangerous dog ordinance

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council approved the redrafting of a breed specific ban on dogs within the city limits. Town Attorney Fred Johnson has been directed to draft a breed blind ordinance to be deliberated on at a future date. Also discussed...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 9, 2020

Essential services adapt to social distancing

Voluntary and court-mandated mental and behavioral health treatments will continue despite coronavirus-related closures at the Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services offices. Treatment will be offered through remote communication options except...

 

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