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Port of Columbia commissioners are Lawrence Turner, Gene Warren and Dale McKinley. With all present Wednesday commissioners:

  • HOUSE SALE: Accepted offer from James Wright of Dayton to purchase the property at 120 S. First St. for $50,225 with the Port carrying the contract at 6.25 percent for 15 years. Down payment is $3,500. Unanimous.

  • WPPA: Learned the Washington Public Ports Associaton came in April and conducted a workshop on Port operations. The Port should put agendas and minutes on its web sites. Also learned the comprehensive plan does not need a complete update, but should be updated as changes are made. Current updates needed are removing the First Street property from the plan and adding the Bell property.


  • BLUE MOUNTAIN STATION: Received $8,000 from the Pacific Power Challenge Grant for marketing. Over the last three years Pacific Power has contributed $29,500 to the Blue Mountain Station, Port manager Jennie Dickinson said.

  • RAILROAD: Reviewed rules about side and overhead clearances for railroad right of ways, and discussed plan to adopt a new railroad right of way policy. Right of way encroachments and crossing requests must go through the operator of the railroad (WATCO) as well as the Port, which owns the rail line.

  • LYONS FERRY: Authorized moving forward quickly with repairs sustained to the sea moorage roof, breakwater and fuel dock during a recent windstorm. Unanimous.


  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Signed a letter to become part of a foreign trade zone. The Port of Moses Lake asked the Port to participate.

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