After the opening quarterly report from Timberland Regional Library, the audience thinned out as many staff from the library system was on hand to answer any questions that the commissioners may have, none were posed as the commissioners accepted the positive report.
The remaining time of the 24-minute meeting ran rapidly through the agenda items that dealt with surplus inventory, amendment changes with the Conservation District and awarding years of service for employees.
But one point that landed at the end of the meeting, under the heading of General Business, was the approval of Professional Services from a Wilson Investigative Service. The commissioners had nothing else to say on that point, as it was still too early to disclose any specific information as to why Pacific County may be in need of such a service. In a previous meeting, an Executive Session was taken to discuss “anticipated litigation”, that the commissioners, also refused to make any clearer to the public at that time. Without confirmation from the commissioners positive or negative, it is still in question what exactly these two items mean, if they mean anything at all, but is a point that will be watched in follow-up meetings.
The commissioners approved the reappointment of Dennis Hein and Peninsula Sanitation to another two-year term on the Solid Waste Committee and allocated $183,650 in vendor claims to the county, during general business.
Service Awards were presented to Nancy Jones, five years; Amy Lee, 15 years and Jan Wilson, 30 years.
Two items were deferred for later action, one dealing with Chinook Park Maintenance and Operations and the other, approval for the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office to purchase software for dispatch radios. There was approval for services from Creative Community Solutions to assist with the Shoreline Master Program and authorization to sign the contract.
The commissioners did not take an executive session after the scheduled meeting and were eager to be in place for the public hearing for the Beach Barons Assembly permit application that was planned at the conclusion of the County Commissioners regular meeting.
The next Pacific County Commissioner meeting is scheduled for April 8, at 9 am, to be held in the Courthouse Annex located at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive in South Bend.