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Council Corner


For those interested in what your Cathlamet Town Council has been working on, in no particular order, here’s what’s been keeping us all busy:

- securing overhead street banners promoting Cathlamet’s history and culture.

- working in conjunction with Oregon and Washington state officials for both signage from Oregon to Cathlamet, and improved safety turning lanes for using the Puget Island Ferry.

- securing grant funding to help pay for planned charging stations on the Butler Street property on Main St.

- signing a 16-year lease with the Cemetery District to allow increased maintenance and upgrades to the Pioneer Cemetery.

- working with the awarded contractor on having the town dock quickly repaired.

- working with our public works department to help our park facilities get the much needed upgrades and ongoing maintenance. This has recently begun at Erickson Park.

As well:

- the town has hired a much needed third employee in our public works department. This will help our existing staff with scheduling and overall efficiency.

- now that fishing season has opened up, we hope the port district, brewery, and Main Street businesses get some much needed revenue.

- on Monday, June 15th, the town council will have further discussions regarding the viability of opening the town’s pool for this summer. This is to consider the mandated social distancing concerns, and vastly increased operating costs. Please contact Sarah Clark, the town’s clerk/treasurer on how to electronically attend the meeting.

Please remember to contact the council with any issues or concerns you have that you’d like to see addressed. Remember, Cathlamet belongs to its residents, and your input helps us shape what its future looks like.

Bill Wainwright


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