Commissioners approve expenditures


Wahkiakum County commissioners met briefly Wednesday to approve three expenditures.

The first was the renewal of the county 911 contract. The commissioners approved the payment of $557,475 for the annual contract.

The sheriff's office requested and the commissioners approved the hire of a corrections officer. Sheriff Howie was pleased that he was able to find a local person who is qualified for the job.

The final approval was the reimbursement of $13,643 to United Healthcare for overpayments to the health department.

Commissioner Strong said that he had been in touch with the Columbia Land Trust about the purchase of land up Fossil Creek Rd. The trust is purchasing approximately 200 acres from the Weyerhaeuser timber company. Commissioner Strong is hoping that this new purchase will be accessible to the public.

Commissioners will be present Monday for the elk hoof rot presentation, 6 p.m., at the River Street meeting room.


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