DECEMBER 11, 2013

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Port of Longview must revote on tax hike Port of Longview commissioners will reconsider a measure to double property taxes because of a error within the document first used to approve the hike.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Grays Harbor buys NewWood assets for $1.3MThe Port of Grays Harbor said a court has approved the Port’s purchase of NewWood Corp.’s assets in a Port-owned building for $1.3 million.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Study: New Water Quality Standards Would Cost Billions, Produce Little Benefit‘Fish Consumption’ Issue Could Mean $200-a-Month Sewer Bills — Business, Local-Government Organizations Sound Alarm as Ecology Seeks Water Quality Standards No One Can Meet

 

MISC 

Hot topics discussed at Tri-Ports legislative lunchTransportation issues, finding money for projects to create new jobs and a possible hike in gas taxes were hot topics at the Tri-Ports legislative luncheon held Tuesday.

 

PEOPLE 

Port of Port Angeles panel bids exiting commissioner goodbyeThe Port of Port Angeles officially bid farewell to Commissioner Paul McHugh on Monday at the commissioners’ regular meeting, the final one of the year. 

Port sends off commissioner, container crane – Port to surplus Star crane, purchase mobile crane; Commissioner Jeff Davis thanked in final meeting for work during 4-year term. 

Retirement on the horizon for Port of Pasco’s Jim Toomey On Dec. 31, he’s handing over the role of executive director to Randy Hayden, the port’s deputy executive director.

 

RAIL 

The Columbian: Vancouver Asks For Thorough Oil StudyCity officials on Monday presented to the City Council a draft 12-page document outlining Vancouver’s concerns about the proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to run a facility capable of handling as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day for eventual conversion into transportation fuels 

County buys rail corridor that could be used by tourist train A plan to link tourist trains, bike and foot traffic through the city of Snohomish took a step forward Monday, when the Snohomish County Council green-lighted the purchase of a 11-mile-long rail corridor.

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