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County dredging permits nearing completion


Wahkiakum County commissioners had a light agenda and breezed through their meeting Tuesday.

Commissioner Dan Cothren reported that the county's dredging program consultant has received the final reviews and will be able to submit final permits to the Seattle office of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

However, Cothren said, Consolidated Diking District No. 1 of Puget Island is having trouble getting sand deposited along the eroding North Welcome Slough Road Dike because the bank is too steep.

Commissioner Blair Brady reported that as president of the Washington Association of Counties he and other association officials have been touring the state to visit other county commissions.

They're making the visits to explain the association's decision to sue the state legislature over unfunded mandates.

"We'll probably give them (the legislature) another chance in 2019," Brady said. "If not, we'll proceed.

"Citizens should talk to their legislators, the problem is coming out of Olympia."


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