In the minutes - GARFIELD COUNTY

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Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Heard update from Lou Heytvelt on building permits in the Pomeroy and Garfield County. Large projects underway are the Puget Sound Energy maintenance building and the high school modernization project.

  • CAMERAS: Sheriff Ben Keller told commissioners there will be a security camera in Pioneer Plaza, and the police department has available other cameras that are remote and moveable. The portable cameras can be used for events, including activities at the fairgrounds.


  • STORM DRAIN: Discussed storm water problem at the entrance to the Senior Information and Assistance Program office. A combination of a faulty drain, and lack of curbing allows water to pool on the sidewalk in front of the office, which makes a large ice patch in freezing conditions. Commissioners agreed the county and the senior program are responsible for sidewalk repair, and the city will repair the drain. Cost will be under $20,000, but commissioners will not give final approval to the project until a more detailed list of costs is available.

  • RAC: Voted to turn over any money received from the federal government for Title I and Title II to the Resource Advisory Committee, with 100 percent of the money to go to Title II projects. Unanimous.

  • FUNDS: Signed reimbursement request for $321,961 in reimbursement from the state for the Courthouse Renovation project. The state awarded a $1 million grant, and to date $944,834 has been reimbursed to the county. Unanimous.

  • MEETINGS: Decided to meet Sept. 6 following the Labor Day holiday Sept. 5. Will also meet with commissioners of neighboring counties Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at Donna's Drive In. Counties participating are Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Whitman and Walla Walla.

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