Thursday, August 11, 2011

Audio Transcript For August 10, 2011 Clatsop County Board Of Commissioners Meeting

Meeting Highlights

Arch Cape panel bylaws updated
The board of commissioners approved amendments to the bylaws of the Southwest Coastal Citizens Advisory Committee, which reviews land-use applications in the unincorporated community of Arch Cape. The revisions clarify the number and length of terms, and allow both permanent residents and property owners to serve on the committee.

Hood to Coast permit approved
The board approved an addendum to the special event permit granted last month to the Hood to Coast Relay to account for an increase in the number of participating teams at this year’s event. Founder Robert Foote explained that a clerical error resulted in the original permit application containing the incorrect number.
The number of teams in the event, scheduled for Aug. 26-27, will increase from 1,450 to 1,700. Foote told the board, however, that organizers have altered the start times for the running and walking events alleviate some of the congestion that occurs at the race’s finish in Seaside.

Other Business
In other business the board:
-Received the official StormReady and TsunamiReady designations from representatives of the National Weather Service. The designations signify that Clatsop County has taken a number of measures to increase readiness for tsunamis and severe weather events.
-Received recognition from top officials of SAIF Corporation for the county’s 97 years of business with the worker’s compensation insurance carrier.
-Took a straw poll of the commissioners’ stance on the gillnet ban ballot measure proposed for the November 2012 ballot. Most of the commissioners indicated they opposed the measure.

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