Thursday, January 26, 2012

Clatsop County Budget Committees Seek Applicants

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
Clatsop County Community Relations

Clatsop County is inviting citizens to serve on local budget committees.

These citizen committees review the proposed budgets and make recommendations to the county commissioners. Each committee is made up of five county commissioners and five other local residents they appoint. The committees generally meet in May to review the proposed budgets.

Seats are available on the following committees:

Clatsop County Budget Committee: A full, three-year term representing District 1 is open on this committee, which reviews the county’s overall operating budget. Applicants must live in District 1, which includes western Astoria as well as Warrenton and Hammond.

Road District 1 Budget Committee: Four full three-year terms ending Feb. 28, 2015 and one un-expired term ending February 28, 2013 are available. The committee reviews the district’s budget for roadwork such as cutting brush, patching pot holes, cleaning and replacing culverts, maintaining road shoulders and drainage ditches, grading and re-basing 220 miles of county roads. Applicants must live in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Westport Sewer Service District Budget Committee: Two full terms ending June 30, 2015, two unexpired terms ending June 30, 2014 and one unexpired term ending June 30, 2013 are available to residents of the sewer district, which serves about 95 connections in the unincorporated community of Westport.

The Board of Commissioners will make the appointments. Applications will be taken through Jan. 31. Application forms are available online at under “Quick Links-Citizen Involvement,” from the office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, or by calling (503) 325-1000.

Released by: Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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