Port of Port Angeles, Platypus owner at work on lease agreement with new deadline in place
Arwyn Rice, April 12, 2016, Peninsula Daily News
A six-month ultimatum that the Port of Port Angeles was given to address lease concerns with Platypus Marine has been shortened, with the new deadline tied to ongoing rate studies on the company’s leased property.
Judson Linnabary, president and owner of Platypus Marine, told port commissioners Colleen McAleer, Connie Beauvais and Steve Burke that he needs to speed up the process at a commission workshop and meeting Monday.
Oil terminal foes ask port to cancel lease agreement
Brooks Johnson, April 12, 2016, The Columbian
The companies behind the nation’s largest oil terminal proposal were asking for some life support for their project on Tuesday, but many people had a different idea.
“You now have an opportunity to let it die a natural death,” Vancouver’s Sharon Miller told the Port of Vancouver’s three commissioners at a daylong marathon hearing that attracted far more terminal opponents than supporters.
Port CEO Todd Coleman set the tone for that possible death of the terminal with his recommendation that the commissioners reject a contract change that would increase the prospect of the Vancouver Energy project’s survival. The commission appears split on that contract change, with one in favor, one opposed, and one undecided.