State Audits City
The City received a visit from the State Auditor and successfully passed their 17th Audit with no recordable audit findings. Commissioner Olsen read a statement from the auditors who expressed audit concerns are often discussed and quickly resolved (in Shelton). Olsen gives most of the credit for the clean audits to their Finance Director Cathie Beierle.
Shelton Hills Draft EIS
Olsen also acknowledged Director of Community Development Steve Goins for his professionalism when dealing with the public at the recent Environmental Impact Study (EIS) briefing and in his handling of the community’s issues concerning the environmental cleanup surrounding the Hall Equities project. The issues were the leaching of contaminates from Goose lake and from the old city dump site. While the Hall property has responsibility for cleanup of their property, Goose Lake and the old dump site are not owned by Hall Equities. The Department of Ecology and Rayonier Inc. are responsible for the cleanup and are working on the actual cleanup. The problem is the cleanup process is going very slow resulting in delays in the Hall Project. Hall Equities project manager and VP of Northwest Properties Brandon Farrell committed to get with property owners regarding the current cleanup efforts.
Community Pride (Is it back???)
Kudos for the Skookum Rotary was given by the Mayor for the Rotary’s cleanup effort lead by Bill Busacca and Steve Andrewski. The cleanup included power washing four city blocks of Railroad Avenue (1st to 4th). The Mayor went on to comment on the importance of volunteerism in the community.
September 10, 2013/JE KMAS News Radio