College Place


College Place City Council members are Mayor Rick Newby, William Jenkins, Alexander Scott, Marge Nyhagen, Bernie Yanke, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson and Scott Duncan. Nyhagen was absent. The council voted as follows at its Monday meeting:

  • Appointment: Approved appointment of Richard G. Wernette as municipal court judge from 2010 through 2013. Unanimous.
  • Critical areas: Approved update of city's critical area ordinance. No comments offered during public hearing on issue. Unanimous.
  • Vendors list: Adopted ordinance to establish list of vendors willing to submit bids on specified small works projects. Unanimous.
  • Copier: Approved purchase of Sharp MX6200N color copier from Pinnell company of Kennewick. Unit being purchased on state contract for $18,943.89. Unanimous.
  • Lease: Approved lease with T-Mobile West Corporation for company to place communications facilities on and around city's water tower. Agreement will bring city a monthly rent of $1,500 with annual increase of 3 percent. Unanimous.
  • Goals: Adopted City Council goals as presented by Mayor Rick Newby. Jenkins, Scott, Yanke, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson -- yes. Duncan -- no.
  • Whitman Drive: Authorized contract with Anderson Perry amp; Associates for engineering services for the Whitman Central Corridor Project. Cost not to exceed $148,200. Unanimous.
  • Water project: Authorized contract with USKH Engineering for engineering services for city water wells number one and number three. Cost not to exceed $104,000. Unanimous.
  • Salaries: Approved city's 2010 salary ordinance. Unanimous.


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