In the minutes - COLUMBIA COUNTY

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

  • DETENTION: Discussed juvenile detention contract but postponed action until the prosecutor reviewed wording in the contract .
  • SECURITY: Approved FY11 State Homeland Security grant contract. Unanimous.
  • DISPATCH: Referred question about holiday pay for dispatch to the policy committee.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH: Approved contracts with Walla Walla County for environmental health, Sherri Huwe for early childhood, the State Department of Health, and a Coordinated Prevention Grant. Unanimous for all.
  • FINANCE: Reviewed third quarter finances with budget committee members Sharon Richter and Audrey McLean.
  • HEARING: Following a public hearing where there was no public comment give, approved amendments to the 2011 budget. Unanimous.
  • PUBLIC WORKS: Passed resolution approving the 2012 capital improvement program. Also approved agreement with Puget Sound Energy for snow removal. Unanimous for both.
  • PERMIT: Approved right of way permit on Eckler Mountain Road for Eric Thorne to access his field with a large sprayer. Unanimous.
  • FAIR BOARD: Appointed David Molesh, Michelle Schoun, Charles Barron, and Jeremy Cox to the fair board. Unanimous.
  • ORGANIZATION: Elected Chuck Reeves as chairman for 2012. Unanimous. Took no action on moving board date, so regular meetings will continue to be on the first and third Wednesday.

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