Commissioners are Perry Dozier, Jim Johnson and Greg Tompkins. With all present Monday, the board voted as follows:
Lodging tax: Approved recommendations from Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for grants to five organizations for tourism-related projects or events. Organizations recommended for grants are Walla Walla Chamber Music, $5,000; Shakespeare Walla Walla, $10,000; Waitsburg Celebration Day, $3,000; Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, $12,500, and Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, $4,500. Unanimous.
fairgrounds: Approved request by Cory Hewitt, fairgrounds general manager, to execute various contracts for services needed for 2014 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. Unanimous.
retirement: After discussion, denied request by Hewitt for expenditure from current expense retirement fund for cash out of vacation pay for fairgrounds employee who retired in December. Unanimous.