May 27, 2021
Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners handled a variety of business at their meeting Tuesday, including:
--Commissioners had planned last week to act on a resolution supporting federal recognition of the Chinook Tribe; however, the resolution hadn't been finished, so action will be delayed to next week.
--Commissioners asked that the prosecuting attorney's office provide more information about three claims for damages; one from 2018 for $300.05, another from 2019 for $500, and a third from 2020 for $900. The damages resulted from road striping, a windshield rock chip, and a damaged tire rim.
--Commissioners accepted a bid of $150,000 from Lakeside Industries for paving Columbia Street from SR 4 to the Jacobson Road intersection.
--Commissioners were agreeable to assuming, possibly with other local entities, the maintenance costs for crosswalk markings and lights which Washington State Department of Transportation will install along SR 4 in the Cathlamet area.
--The board approved a request from District and Superior court officials to replace worn seating in the courtroom and make changes to accommodate covid-19 social distancing requirements.
--The board approved revisions to staffing in the mental health program which had been requested last week to bolster administrative staff and add a therapist.
--The board said it would consider a proposal to assist in funding the local summer lunch program; consultation is planned with the county auditor and treasurer to identify funding sources.