Port of Kalama approves $900,000 dredging contract at TEMCO terminal
Marissa Luck, August 15, 2015, The Daily News
Only one contractor bid on a large Port of Kalama dredging project, but the port seems to have found a decent price for the work anyway.
Port commissioners Wednesday approved an $894,000 contract with Vancouver-based HME Construction Inc. to dredge 50,000 yards of sand out of the ship mooring area at the TEMCO Grain Terminal along the Columbia River.
Coupeville woman claims port violated Open Meetings Act
Megan Hansen, August 15, 2015, Whidbey News-Times
A Coupeville resident filed a petition against the Port of Coupeville Tuesday claiming two of the three commissioners violated the Open Public Meetings Act.
Diane Paul alleges that a vote taken on July 8 to terminate negotiations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group is evidence that commissioners John Carr and Marshall Bronson acted outside of a public meeting.
City used tortured logic for Shell’s oil-rig lease
Seattle Times editorial board, August 15, 2015, The Seattle Times
SEATTLE Mayor Ed Murray asked his planning department this spring to decide whether the Shell oil-drilling rig Polar Pioneer was parked legally at the Port of Seattle. He described it as a genuine question. “It could have gone either way,” he said recently.
In fact, city staff initially determined in April that Shell’s temporary berth at Terminal 5 was consistent with city land-use rules. But two weeks later, after what was described as extensive arguments in City Hall, the city’s final legal interpretation reversed: Shell must go.