Meeting agendas for week of April 22

By the Tri-City HeraldApril 21, 2013 

Monday

Port of Benton, 8:30 a.m., conference room, 3100 George Washington Way, Richland: special meeting to approve the transfer of $156,000 to Richland for George Washington Way sidewalk enhancement and discuss the Center Parkway petition with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Richland Economic Development Committee, 4 p.m., conference room, Port of Benton, 3100 George Washington Way: discuss open committee positions and assignments, Columbia Point property and the committee's May 27 meeting date and hear a quarterly report from the economic development office.

Pasco City Council, 7 p.m., first floor council chambers, city hall, 525 N. Third Ave.: workshop on proposals for spray parks to replace swimming pools at Kurtzman and Richardson parks, a fire department performance report, a $25,000 grant from the Utilities Transportation Commission for the First Avenue and A Street railroad crossing, parking ordinance and zoning revisions.

Walla Walla County Commission, 9:30 a.m., commissioners chambers, Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.: update on the 2013 budget and presentation by Lori Brown, director of the Southeast Washington Office of Aging and Long Term Care regarding forming an Area Agency on Aging.

Columbia School Board, 7 p.m., district administration building, 755 Maple St., Burbank: discuss School Achievement Index and 2013 Assessment Graduation Requirements, school bus considerations, policies on evaluation of staff and terminations.

Tuesday

Benton County Commission, 9 a.m., courthouse, 620 Market St., Prosser: contract for buy water extractor, amend agreement with Benton Franklin Community Action Committee for 10-year Homeless Housing Plan, bid process for buying surfacing materials.

Port of Kennewick, 2 p.m., commission chambers, 350 Clover Island Drive, Suite 200, Kennewick: discuss Vista Field next steps and receive presentation on Benton City development.

Kennewick City Council, 6:30 p.m., city hall, 210 W. Sixth Ave.: meeting canceled.

Richland City Council, 6 p.m., city hall, 505 Swift Blvd.: discuss future development at Columbia Point and Columbia Point South and review city streetscape plan.

Franklin PUD Commission, 1 p.m., 1411 W. Clark St., Pasco: hear presentation on tax-exempt bonds, approve rate schedule and extend annual broadband services contract.

Benton PUD Commission, 9 a.m., 2721 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick: revise power risk management and trading policies and hear strategic technology plan presentation.

Prosser City Council, 7 p.m., 601 Seventh St.: public hearing on changing areas from urban reserve to steep slope residential.

Pasco School Board, 6:30 p.m., Booth building, 1215 W. Lewis St.: update on nutrition services, safety strategies and risk management process and resolution on 2012-13 budget extension hearing and adoption.

Prosser School Board, 7 p.m., Keene-Riverview Elementary School, 832 Park Ave.: adoption of instructional materials for bullying prevention program and amendment to standardized student attire timeline.

Richland School Board, 6:30 p.m., administrative offices, 615 Snow Ave.: elementary school boundary adjustments and discussion of middle school boundaries, update on superintendent search and bond projects.

Wednesday

Franklin County Commission, 9 a.m., commissioners' meeting room, courthouse, 1016 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco: Legislative report from lobbyist Jim Potts, creation of Benton and Franklin Counties Department of Human Services Advisory Board, closed session on labor negotiations.

Port of Pasco Commission, 9 a.m., 1110 Osprey Pointe Blvd,. Pasco: special meeting to discuss airport terminal project financing risk.

Richland Planning Commission, 7 p.m., city hall, 505 Swift Blvd.: public hearings on a request to extend the preliminary plat approval previously granted for Canyon Creek, sidewalk use license to operate a sidewalk cafe next to the Towne Crier and an amendment to the zoning code to prohibit any use that is not in violation of any local, state or federal regulation.

Walla Walla City Council, 7 p.m., 15 N. Third Ave.: public hearing and vote on amending the 2013-18 transportation improvement plan and vote on approving an amendment to the Garden Gates Addition preliminary plat.

Thursday

Port of Pasco Commission, 9 a.m., 1110 Osprey Pointe Blvd,. Pasco: discuss terminal design and FAA VOR study.

Port of Walla Walla, 9 a.m., port administrative offices, 310 A St., Walla Walla: attend Railex grand opening at 12:30 p.m. and hold a joint meeting with Port of Seattle commissioners.

Richland Parks and Recreation Commission, 6 p.m., community center, 500 Amon Park Drive: workshop on the draft Streetscape Masterplan, inclusion of a consent calendar on the regular meeting agendas, naming of the Howard Amon Park tennis courts, proposed privately owned awning by Frost Me Sweet bakery, citizen comment about wakeboarding and fishing at the "Mudhole" west of the causeway to Bateman Island and discussion with the arts commission on a performance stage in the John Dam Plaza Master Plan. A subcommittee meeting at 4 p.m. on Richland walkability.

PMH Hospital Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., Whitehead Conference Room, 723 Memorial St., Prosser: CEO evaluation, labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum update, TeamHealth update.

Benton Clear Air Agency, 5:30 p.m., 526 S. Clodfelter Road, Kennewick: review of preliminary budget for fiscal 2014.

Regional Convention Center board of directors, 4 p.m., 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick: update on the convention center and the hotel and expansion project.

Educational Service District 123, 4:30 p.m., 3918 W. Court St., Pasco: strategic priorities update and Smarter Balanced Assessment discussion.

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