ILWACO - During the Ilwaco City Council meeting Monday, Mayor Ed Leonard announced the city will have the services of a part-time law clerk this summer thanks to the Resource Conservation and Economic Development District.

"I believe we will be able to receive at least 40 hours of work" from the clerk, Leonard said. "My suggestion is to use this opportunity to review city ordinances that require appeals to the City Council," he said. "It would be better for ordinance violations to result in citations that would be heard by a municipal judge." He asked for input on the matter from the City Council and from citizens of Ilwaco.

Leonard said the fishing derby Saturday was a "huge success" and the children's Loyalty Day parade was "outstanding." He thanked volunteers and parents for their contributions and announced that three parade trophy-winners left without picking up their awards. The trophies are at city hall.

The trucks bringing rocks through the city to repair the North Jetty will begin operating in about three weeks, Leonard said.

Leonard urged everyone to attend the arrival of the Tall Ships, Lady Washington and Lynx at the Port of Ilwaco on Wednesday. The vessels will be at the port through Saturday. He said the Lady Washington had a "starring role" in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" and will be bringing a boatload of pirates along to the port. "It looks like great fun. Join us," he said.

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