Council ok’s pacts, sewer rate study
Rick Nelson, January 19, 2017, Wahkiakum County Eagle
Members of the Cathlamet Town Council covered a lot of ground at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Among many items of business, the council approved agreements with the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, Wahkiakum County and Port District 1, and they presented a schedule for a consultant’s analysis of sewer system finances.
The council approved a contract with the Chamber. Council members in December had expressed concern that the list of deliverable services was too vague. Council Member Sue Cameron subsequently met with Chamber officers who showed her the detailed reports of activities they submit to the state Department of Commerce.
Chelan Seaplanes wants lease at Three Fingers
Zach Johnson, January 19, 2017, Lake Chelan Mirror
Shane Carlson from Chelan Seaplanes announced this past week that he is in talks with Goodfellow Bros. Inc. of Wenatchee, to accept a two year lease to operate on the easternmost Finger of the Three Fingers on the South Shore of Lake Chelan. The agreement comes a month after Carlson announced the suspension of the service following a lease termination at its current location.
Shortly after the announcement in December, a petition to “Save Chelan Seaplanes” swirled around the community and garnered over 1,500 signatures.
Mayor Mike Cooney then called a Special Meeting at Chelan City Hall on Dec. 8, with Carlson, Sunset Marina owner Scott McKellar, representatives from the Port of Chelan County and other community leaders to address the lease termination and try to find a viable solution.
Various locations were thrown out at the meeting by the city and community members, but Shane had reservations on all of them, except the location on the infamous Fingers, which wasn’t discussed at much length because of on-going litigation.
Port 2 may manage Oneida boat ramp
Diana Zimmerman, January 19, 2017, Wahkiakum County Eagle
Commissioners of Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County on Tuesday expressed some excitement about the possibility of managing the Oneida boat launch in Deep River after being approached recently by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
“That area sure has a lot of potential,” Commissioner Lee Tischer said.
According to Commissioner Brian O’Connor, WDFW has been offering this opportunity for years, but “it’s come a long way.”
Leaders seek to connect Bremerton industrial area to Belfair sewer
Arla Shephard Bull, January 18, 2017, Kitsap Sun
Mason County plans to request $1.1 million from the Legislature to extend the Belfair sewer line to Bremerton.
The county is working with the Port of Bremerton and city of Bremerton to seek a capital budget appropriation to design a sewer collection pipe from the Puget Sound Industrial Center (formerly known as the South Kitsap Industrial Area) to the Belfair treatment plant.
The Belfair plant needs additional connections to operate more efficiently and to bring in more funds for the indebted system, while existing sewage lagoons at the Puget Sound Industrial Center will not be enough to handle the expected rise in sewage flow over the next 20 years.