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Mayor Wilder

chairs board

Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder was named chairman of the Regional Board of Mayors and presided over the group’s first meeting of 2017 Monday afternoon.

No rate

increase

The Regional Board of Mayors received word Monday that Sunrise Disposal didn’t plan on raising its garbage collection rates for 2017.

Councilman says different rate discussed

Jesse Tillman, a councilman at Elmer City, stated last week that his research showed that the average hourly rate for city clerks was $14 an hour. The minutes of the council meeting showed that he had stated it to be $12 an hour. The discussion came up Dec. 8, when the town council there was considering an increase for town clerk Gary Benton from $17.50 an hour to $19.50 an hour. The increase was granted by the council.

About that

trailer …

maybe

The Regional Board of Mayors is going to take a second look at purchasing another trailer for the Delano Regional Station. Manager Randy Gumm had requested the purchase of one this year, but the mayors didn’t put it in the 2017 budget. On Monday the four mayors agreed to look at the request again in their February meeting.

Commissioners sworn in

Grant PUD commissioners Tom Flint and Dale Walker, who were both re-elected during the general election last November, took their oaths of office during the commissioner meeting Tuesday.

Flint, a fifth-generation farmer in Grant County, is the commissioner of the A-At Large District. He joined the commission after being elected to the board in the fall of 2000. His term expires in 2020.

Walker is the commissioner for District No. 2, around Moses Lake. He was first elected to the commission in the fall of 2010.

He is a long-time resident of Grant County, having been actively involved in agriculture and agriculture research. His family was involved in the development of the Columbia Basin Project. His term expires in 2022.

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