SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Commissioners signed off on a “good surprise” in the form of a $14,287 reimbursement in the wake of storm damage from 2012.

    Director of Public Works Mike Collins said most of the damage from a snowstorm in January 2012 was on Smith Creek Road.

    “We had snow, trees, a lot of removal of debris,” he said. “We didn’t expect it (the reimbursement), so it’s kind of a surprise.”

    “A good surprise,” chimed in Commissioner Frank Wolfe (Dist. 2) as he moved to approve the submittal to the Washington State Department of Transportation and Local Programs for reimbursement for the damages.

    The motion passed 3-0.


Drain Pains

    The board also passed a motion to buy 3,400 linear feet of 12-inch perforated pipe from A-1 Redi Mix. The piping will be used on 30th Street in Seaview.

    “The existing system is a mess of different types of pipes, from corrugated to concrete to plastic so were basically removing what’s there and replacing it as a maintenance project,” Collins said. This is on our chip seal program.”

    Wolfe pointed out that bids were requested from the Dennis Company, Ferguson Enterprises and A-1 Redi Mix.


Fair Promotions

    The board heard from Pacific County Fair Director Scott McDougall on a proposal to promote the fair using social media. Resolution 2013-030 establishes procedures for prizes for contests.

    “This is just language to clarify what we hope to do,” McDougall said. “We hope to be able to have drawings as prizes for social media contests and bring more interest to the fair and bring more awareness about the fair, and it keeps us from a position where we’re gifting public funds.”


Tourism Vouchers

    The commissioners carefully approved tourism claims vouchers.

    Wolfe moved to approve vouchers for the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce for $1,700 and the Pacific County Historical Society for $1,700. The vouchers were approved on a vote of 2-0 with Commissioner Steve Rogers (Dist. 1) abstaining because of conflicts of interest.

    Rogers is a board member at the Historical Society and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

    Wolfe also made a motion to approve a voucher for $1,166.67 for the World Kite Museum; the motion passed 3-0.


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