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 By Jamie Nelson    News    April 20, 2023

Council discusses waterfront park plans, Julia Butler Hansen House

Should an amphitheater be included in the first phase of development at Cathlamet’s planned Waterfront Park? Members of the town council debated that question at their April 17 meeting, but decided no. At a previous council meeting on March 20, t...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    April 6, 2023

Council discusses draft comprehensive plan

Cathlamet’s elected leadership is planning ahead. Town council members spent the bulk of their April 3 meeting in workshop mode to discuss the first draft of a new comprehensive plan. The 80-page draft was prepared under contract with the C...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    February 23, 2023

Joseph Baker appointed to fill council vacancy

The Town of Cathlamet has a new council member. After interviewing applicants Kaden Anderson, Joseph Baker, Holly McKeen, and Michael Severson, the council voted 3-1 to appoint Baker to the vacant Position #3. Council member Laurel Waller cast the...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    December 22, 2022

Council declares vacancy, adopts 2023 budget

Cathlamet town council members will be looking for an additional member to join their ranks in 2023. At their December 19 meeting, the council declared a vacancy in Council Position #3, formerly held by CeCelia Raglin. The action was taken in...

 

Council discusses gateway arch, okays water connection

By Jamie Nelson At its September 6 meeting, Cathlamet’s town council dealt with a water line issue related to the Sunnyfield subdivision on Greenwood Road and discussed ideas for a gateway arch to welcome visitors to Cathlamet. Richard Erickson a...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    September 8, 2022

Council continues work on Butler Street lot

Cathlamet is two steps closer to having an electric vehicle charging station at the Butler welcome lot site after Tuesday night’s town council meeting. The town had solicited bids for installation of an electric vehicle charging station and for c...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

Council hears reports, celebrates local cheese

Cathlamet town council members celebrated local cheese when they met Monday, and also considered various inedible items. Mayor David Olson began the night with a proclamation recognizing August 2022 as Little Island Creamery Brie Cheese Month. The...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    August 4, 2022

Council adopts emergency interim zoning ordinance for Main Street

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on Main Street zoning concerns when they met Monday night. At a previous meeting, council members had asked town attorney Fred Johnson to prepare an interim zoning control ordinance intended to pause...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    January 29, 2014

Libby Whitney ready for retirement

After a 30 year career at the post office, Libby Whitney is ready for retirement to deliver its rewards. Tuesday was her last day on the job, which began in 1984 when she started working as a substitute postal carrier, filling in a few hours every...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    January 22, 2014

Commissioners and department heads discuss pay raises

Wahkiakum County commissioners met with county department heads on Tuesday for a workshop to discuss possible pay raises for non-union employees. Other than elected officials, most county employees are on union contracts. However, most departments...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    January 15, 2014

School special election ballots to be mailed January 24

Ballots for the Wahkiakum School District’s replacement maintenance and operation levy will be mailed to voters within the school district boundary on January 24. The district board of directors has asked voters to replace an expiring levy in o...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    January 15, 2014

Chamber plans office move

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is moving house. After several years of working out of the Julia Butler Hansen House at the intersection of Butler Street and Main Street, the chamber is moving its offices to the other end of Main Street and back into...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    January 8, 2014

Commissioners approve request, hear updates on tax levies

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard an update on tax levies and approved a request to add additional security measures to county emergency communications infrastructure when they met January 7. Assessor Bill Coons updated the commissioners...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    June 20, 2013

Port 1 discusses dredging needs

Wahkiakum Port District No. 1 commissioners and staff continue to discuss the need to dredge the entrance channel to Cathlamet’s Elochoman Marina. The commissioners and staff recapped the situation during a June 13 meeting. As it has in many areas o...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    June 13, 2013

Port 1 seeks bids on revised brewery building

It’s back to work on building a brewery at Cathlamet’s Elochoman Marina. After rejecting bids from an earlier round of bidding that were higher than expected, Wahkiakum Port District No. 1 commissioners have gone to bid again with a revised scope of...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    June 6, 2013

PUD updates equipment for improved response

Wahkiakum PUD’s electrical crew will soon have a new bucket truck to use when working on overhead power lines, the utility’s commissioners decided at their Tuesday morning meeting. The PUD received four bids for the replacement of its current aer...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    May 30, 2013

Port 1 rejects bids for brewery building

The effort to construct a building to house a proposed brewery at Cathlamet’s Elochoman Marina has stalled for a few weeks. Wahkiakum Port District No. 1 commissioners met May 24 to open bids for construction of the building. Three were submitted; a...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    May 23, 2013

PUD board handles varied business

With no pressing business to act on, Wahkiakum PUD commissioners met briefly Tuesday morning to sign vouchers and to hear reports. PUD Attorney Tim Hanigan told the commissioners that he had been present on Friday at the opening of bids for a new...

 

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