On the Agenda - Port of Walla Walla


When: Thursday, 1 p.m.

Where: Port of Walla Walla administrative office, 310 A St.

Personnel policy:Consider adoption of several revisions to the Port of Walla Walla Personnel Policy. The revisions include language changes for overtime provisions, holiday policies and how to make amendments.

Chevron pipeline:Consider a recommendation by staff to a new agreement with Chevron on removal of about 3,600 feet of abandoned pipelines under the Port’s Burbank Business Park. The pipes had been filled and quit-claim deeded back to the property owner in 1990. They previously were used to transport refined gasoline, jet fuel, military fuel and diesel fuels. The Port inherited the pipes when it acquired the property in 2002. The pipes are believed also to be possibly coated with asbestos. Removal is expected to cost $80,000 to $100,000 and take up to 12 days. The agreement assigns Chevron responsibility for pipe removal. The Port will pay the lesser of $40,000 or 50 percent of the total cost in a one-time payment, according to the proposed agreement. The Port would also retain at no cost to Chevron an archaeologist to be present during all excavation of the work as required by the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. That cost is estimated at $14,000.

Metropolitan planning organization: Consider authorizing the Port Commission president to enter into a revised interlocal cooperative agreement establishing a Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Roofing project:Consider approving a contract with Pasco-based Meyer Roofing Solutions $25,115.95, including sales tax, for re-roofing of the 4,000-square-foot Burbank building leased to Frontier Transport LLC.

Business summit: Consider a request from the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce to become a co-title sponsor of the April 12 Walla Walla Business Summitat a cost of $7,500.

Federal affairs Contract: Consider a fee increase from Ball Janik from $1,000 per month in 2013 to $2,500. The agency serves as an advocate on the federal level for funding for the U.S. Highway 12 project (for which its fee is shared with other agencies), as well as items such as the Cargill Pond land exchange, federal grant opportunities and more.

Dance festival funding: Consider a request for $1,000 from the Port’s tourism budget for the Walla Walla Dance Festival.

Bad debt: Consider a recommendation to write off $22,626.81 from the Walla Walla Auction Company and turn over the balance to the local collection bureau. The process is an accounting function to remove bad debt from the airport financial records. The company was a tenant at 225 E. Aeronca and has vacated the property but cannot pay. The amount would be turned over to collections.

Farming plan: Review the 2013 farming plan for Beechinor Farms at the Port’s Wallula property.

Floor project: Consider a contract with Singleman Construction Inc. of Walla Walla for $30,000 plus sales tax for construction of a concrete foundation and slab at 420 E. Cessna St. The concrete will replace an old wood floor and bring everything up to grade on a solid surface with drain. Adamant Cellars is reportedly interested in production space at the building.

Correspondence & reports: Review leases entered into by administrative staff, calendar of events and miscellaneous reports.

Executive session: Convene in a closed session to consider the minimum price at which real estate may be offered for sale.


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