In the minutes - Columbia County


Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With Jones absent Monday:

  • GOLF COURSE: Adopted golf course rates for 2010. Annual fees raised for adults to $365, and for families, $730. Cart space rentals were also raised. Daily fees are not changed. Unanimous.
  • PATIT OVERLAY: Awarded contract for Patit Road overlay to Central Washington Asphalt, Moses Lake. The contract is for $813,039 to apply overlay from the Lewis Gulch Road to the top of Hartsock Gade, and to pave the top of Hartsock Grade. Unanimous.
  • TOUCHET ROAD: Learned the North Touchet Road will be patched and fog seal applied.
  • JOBS: Discussed possible projects for the "Jobs for Main Street" program. Commissioners authorized county engineer Drew Wood to submit projects.
  • FIBER OPTIC: Adopted resolution regarding fiber optic project with Columbia Rural Electric Association. The agreement is for cooperation to install conduit. The county will install fiber optic lines from the Courthouse to the Public Works building, and Columbia REA will run power lines from the substation outside Dayton to their office. The conduit will be installed on City of Dayton right of way, pending permit. Unanimous.
  • ECOLOGY: Approved agreement with the state Department of Ecology for a coordinated prevention grant. The grant covers the cost of recycling, and collection of moderate risk and hazardous household products. Unanimous.
  • b: Discussed yard waste collection at the solid waste transfer station. The compost facility is no longer accepting brush, due to cost of renting tub grinder to reduce brush material to compostable size.
  • 4-H: Heard updates on 4-H by Carla Rowe of the Extension Office.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH: Approved renewed contract with Dr. Timothy Moody as public health officer. Unanimous.
  • DAYTON DAYS: Met with Dayton Days representative Melissa Hansen. Hansen said the Dayton Days board doesn't know if they can continue to produce the event beyond 2010 due to lack of funding. She requested a waiver of fairground fees and hotel/motel funds.
  • CONTRACTS: Approved contracts with the City of Dayton for law enforcement and dispatch services, court services and building inspection. Unanimous.
  • WEED BOARD: Reappointed Jay Penner to the weed board. Unanimous.
  • PLANNING: Accepted resignation of Dick Ducharme from the planning commission. Unanimous.


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