Tag Archives: Public Works

FEMA to review Grays Harbor County Risk Report at October meeting

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed a detailed risk assessment for Grays Harbor County to include all Cities within the County which has been summarized in a report which can be downloaded here. The risk assessment includes a detailed assessment

City of Aberdeen begins “Phase 1″ of more aggressive stance on panhandling

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The city of Aberdeen is taking a more aggressive stance on panhandlers. Police Chief Bob Torgerson said this morning. “One of the things that they were looking at is the Gateway Plaza area. And really the road [Chehalis Street] that comes

City of Hoquiam to lay off 4 firefighters


The City of Hoquiam is laying off four firefighters. City Administrator Brian Shay said they gave formal notice to the department early Tuesday. Staff said in a press release Tuesday “The City of Hoquiam has been able to manage its way through

Hoquiam City Council split 6-6, declines Marijuana zoning ordinance

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The clouds almost parted over Hoquiam’s moratorium on marijuana businesses last night, as the city council adopted their revised zoning ordinance that would have allowed state licensed stores in some areas on a close 7-5 vote. But then they rejected

Meeting for new Flood Insurance Rate Maps draws crowd in Aberdeen

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Over 200 attended a meeting at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen Thursday night on new flood insurance rate maps, released recently by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Region 10 Engineer Ted Perkins said while the new maps change what

Montesano Public Works employees settle union grievance over suspensions

MONTESANO, Wash. - Union grievances filed against the city of Montesano over employee suspensions have been settled, Mayor Ken Estes tells us he was notified yesterday that Teamsters Local 252 will not be going forward with grievances filed by three

City employees suspended after investigation finds thousands of hours wasted online

MONTESANO, Wash. - Three employees of the City of Montesano have been suspended without pay after an investigation of their computers found inappropriate images, and thousands of hours wasted surfing the internet. Montesano Mayor Ken Estes said at their council

Okeedokees Cafe in Cosmopolis to be demolished

COSMOPOLIS, Wash. - If you can call them landmarks, Cosmopolis is losing two at the entrance to their city in the coming months. Public Works Director Darrin Raines told the council the OkeeDokee's Cafe, and a tarp-covered home across the

Union drops two grievances with city of Montesano

MONTESANO, Wash. - Two union grievances filed against the city of Montesano are being dropped, Mayor Ken Estes tells us city staff learned Friday that Teamsters Local 252 will not be going forward with either the discipline or termination hearing

Road work continues in downtown Montesano, expected to complete in October

MONTESANO, Wash. - The construction continues in downtown Montesano, Public Works Director Rocky Howard told the council at this week's meeting that base rock will be down by the weekend, so downtown Montesano should be a little smoother than last