The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Port 2 passes County Line Park to Port 1


Commissioners Lee Tischer and Austin Burkhalter of Port District 2 met by the online program Zoom on Tuesday and charged through their agenda in a seven minute meeting.

Action items included:

--Commissioners adopted a resolution formally passing operation of County Line Park to Port District 1. Port 2 has managed the park for Wahkiakum County for several years, but commissioners of both port districts agreed Port 1 was better suited for management; the park lies within the boundaries of Port 1.

--Commissioners adopted a resolution raising the salary of Manager Jeff Smith to $53,000 per year.

--Commissioners passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency and authorizing the general manager to take steps necessary to act as needed for the benefit of the port district

--Commissioners also approved vouchers totalling $33,000 in expenditures.

Commissioner Tischer complimented Manager Smith for closing Skamokawa Vista and district parks.

"We would have been the only park open in the Pacific Northwest," Tischer said, "and we would have been overwhelmed and endangered the health of our staff."


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