July 18, 2019
Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business in their 25-minute long meeting on Tuesday. Business included:
--County Engineer Paul Lacy received support for a recommendation to apply for grant funding to construct a bicycle/pedestrian path along Jacobson Road in Rosedale. The route would go along the eastern side of the road between Columbia Street and SR 4.
Estimated cost is $215,000, with the county responsible for $29,025. If the application is successful, engineering would occur in 2020 and construction in 2021.
Lacy said he is planning paths for other areas.
--Commissioners approved a resolution amending the county's veteran's relief fund. Veterans needing financial assistance may apply for allocations. Auditor Nicci Bergseng said the amendments will increase the number of allowed draws from three to four and it will now include money for building access ramps. The auditor and a committee of veterans review applications.
--Commissioner Gene Strong said he has been invited to be a member of a statewide commission that will work on updating the state's disaster response and hazard mitigation program. In previous careers, Strong was Wahkiakum County sheriff and served in disaster management for Clatsop County, Ore.