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County amends code to allow larger buildings without permit

Grays Harbor County residents can now build larger outbuildings thanks to an amendment adopted yesterday that eases restrictions from 200 to 800 square foot single story buildings before needing a permit. Public comment included rural property owners looking to build larger sheds. Commissioners Frank Gordon and Herb Welch expressed concerns; Gordon over their ability to…

Grays Harbor County Commissioners eyeing levy shift again this year

MONTESANO, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County commissioners are staring down as much as a $1 million budget deficit, and they’re not ruling out a levy shift again next year. County Commissioner Frank Gordon said this week “Unless we’re going to go down to the casino and roll some dice I hate to say it but I can’t see any way of getting away from shifting the road fund.” Gordon wants to use the unpopular accounting gimmick again this year to shift as much as $1-million from the county’s road fund into their general fund. “I will say whatever happens among us on voting for adjustments or changes we have, I don’t have a problem taking the darn gone bullet if we have to do this.
Commissioner Wes Cormier said he’s against it, and Commissioner Herb Welch, although he has voted for it in the past, said he wants to avoid the increase again -if possible.

County Auditor Vern Spatz diagnosed with cancer

MONTESANO, Wash. - Grays Harbor County’s Auditor Vern Spatz will be taking some time off in the coming months, as he begins his fight with cancer. “So he’s going to go into a treatment program, 7 weeks of Chemo, 7 weeks of radiation,” County Commissioner Frank Gordon gave an update at their regular meeting on Monday.

Gordon said they’d been in a run of bad luck with some of their employees recently, Commissioner Herb Welch was again absent from the meeting yesterday, he’s home now, recovering from heart problems found last month.