In the minutes - COLUMBIA COUNTY

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

  • BID OPENING: Opened three bids for fuel for 2011 to 2015. Bids were referred to the county engineer for recommendation.

  • HEARING: Following public hearings on the 6-year Transportation Improvement Program and the 2011 road construction program, approved both programs. Unanimous.


  • ROAD CLOSURES: Passed resolution setting road closures for certain county roads as conditions merit. Unanimous.


  • DISTRICT COURT: Judge Scott Marinella requested information technology and hardware be upgraded for the court. Also discussed cell phone stipend and indigent defense. A request for proposals for the indigent defense position has been advertised.


  • 4-H PROGRAM: Heard updates by 4-H coordinator Carla Rowe.

  • DISPATCH: Discussed dispatch with Emergency Management director Bill Peters.

  • DEFENSE: Approved contract with the Office of Public Defense for public defense funding. Unanimous.


  • LIQUOR LICENSE: Took no action meaning there were no objections to renewal of a liquor license by Lyons Ferry Marina.

  • DUES: Approved paying dues to the National Association of Counties and the Blue Mountain RC amp; D. Unanimous for both.


  • SALMON RECOVERY: Discussed Touchet River Geomorphic Assessment related to Snake River salmon recovery.

  • BURN PERMITS: Approved local burn permitting authority cooperative agreement. Unanimous.

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