Meeting agendas for week of May 6

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 5, 2013 


Walla Walla County Commission, 9:30 a.m., commissioners chambers, Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.: consider agreement for traffic signal, street light maintenance services between the county and city for Myra Road and on a contract between the Washington State Department of Health and the county.

Richland Americans with Disabilities Act Citizen Review Committee, 4:30 p.m., city administration annex, 975 George Washington Way: discuss availability of grant dollars, phone access and signage at city hall.

Kennewick Planning Commission, 7 p.m., city hall, 210 W. Sixth Ave.: discuss proposed zoning amendment for sidewalk construction in the single family residential design standards.

Pasco City Council, 7 p.m., city hall, first floor, 525 N. Third. Ave.: consider raw water intake agreement with Army Corps of Engineers, grant for a railroad crossing on A Street, public hearings on vacating of streets and temporary cellular tower at 6600 Burden Blvd.


Adams County Public Hospital District Board, 8 a.m., conference room, Othello Community Hospital, 315 N. 14th Ave.: closed-door session to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.

Benton County Commission, 9 a.m., courthouse, 620 Market St., Prosser: consider authorizing architectural and engineering services for courthouse improvements and heating ventilation and air conditioning schematic design, authorizing purchase of patrol dog for the sheriff's office, discuss the 2011-12 expenditure and revenue budget and hear the Benton City Economic Development Council quarterly update, Hanford cleanup budget update and voice network upgrade presentation.

Kennewick Irrigation District Board, 9 a.m., 12 W. Kennewick Ave.: revise proposed contract for special benefit appraisal for Red Mountain South limited improvement district.

Benton Fire District 1, 9 a.m., Fire Administration Center, 8656 W. Gage Blvd., Suite 302: review tuition reimbursement policy and discuss fire training center.

Walla Walla County Commission, 9 a.m., commissioners chambers, Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.: review bid for maintenance of the commercial dryer at the county jail.

Kennewick City Council, 7 p.m., city hall, 210 W. Sixth Ave.: no meeting.

Richland School Board, 1:30 p.m., administrative offices, 615 Snow Ave.: special workshop on bond projects, projected enrollment numbers, project updates and budget.

Walla Walla School Board, 6:30 p.m., district board room, 364 S. Park St.: report on Pioneer Middle School trip to Olympia, American College Testing Plan & Explore, policies on absences, nondiscrimination and sexual harassment, resignation of board member.

West Richland City Council, 7 p.m., council meeting room, 3801 W. Van Giesen St.: consider preliminary plat of Belmont Heights and amending zoning laws to allow retirement/convalescent/assisted living centers in commercial general use areas.

Benton City City Council, 7 p.m., city hall, 708 Ninth St.: second reading of the ordinance to amend the comprehensive plan and to approve a rezoning at 804 B Babs St.

Prosser School Board, 7 p.m., Keene-River-view Elementary School, 832 Park Ave.: challenges to books A Child Called It and The Popularity Papers, 2013 summer school programs, discussion of Facebook and armed security and/ or school resource officers in district schools.

Richland City Council, 7:30 p.m., city hall, 505 Swift Blvd.: public hearings on the proposed vacation of part of Goethals Drive and amending the 2013-18 Transportation Improvement Program to include a Research District sidewalk project, and consider approving annexation of 137 acres along Reata Road and a purchase and sale agreement for 2.72 acres at the Horn Rapids Business Center. A pre-meeting is at 7 p.m. to discuss the Parks and Recreation Commission's recommendation for community gardens at Barth Park.


Franklin County Commission, 9 a.m., courthouse, commissioners meeting room, 1016 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco: consider request to send a letter asking Department of Fish and Wildlife to reopen public comment period on White Bluff bladderpod and Umtanum desert buckwheat, consider consultant agreement with Anderson Perry & Associates for Road 170 bridge replacement, bond refinancing.

Kennewick School Board, 5:30 p.m., administration center, 1000 W. Fourth Ave.: report on Inside Kennewick Schools, student safety survey, 2013-14 preliminary budget, high school early release, resolution to use state matching dollars to renovate Eastgate Elementary School.

Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District, 5:45 p.m., Richland City Hall, 505 Swift Blvd.: discuss final design concept, project cost estimates, operating cost estimates and consider resolutions placing the sales-tax increase measure on August ballot and appointing the pro and con statement committees.

Kennewick Arts Commission, 6 p.m., Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick: updates on Washington State Arts Commission Community Vitality Index, metal horses, work plan.

Walla Walla City Council, 7 p.m., 15 N. Third Ave.: consider bid for the Myra Road/Highway 125 to Garrison Creek Project and on authorizing the mayor to execute agreement with Walla Walla County for all hazard mutual aid.

Richland School Board, 7:30 p.m., administrative offices, 615 Snow Ave.: highly capable program, consideration of future housing developments and effect on elementary school boundaries, Head Start agreement.


South Columbia Basin Irrigation District board, 9 a.m., district office, 1135 E. HIllsboro, Suite A, Pasco: agenda not available.

Tri-City Regional Hotel-Motel Commission, 9 a.m., Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center in the Bechtel Board Room, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick: discuss Opportunity Fund requests, hear staff reports.

Port of Pasco Commission, 10:30 a.m., Osprey Pointe Conference room, 1110 Osprey Pointe Blvd., Pasco: discuss terminal project and hold a closed-door session on airport industrial park tower.

Benton County Shoreline Advisory Committee, 3 p.m., Benton PUD auditorium, 250 N. Gap Road, Prosser: discuss shoreline jurisdiction, environmental designations, shoreline vegetation conservation, agriculture, residential development and non-conforming uses, structures and lots.

Richland Parks and Recreation Commission, 7 p.m., city hall, 505 Swift Blvd.: presentation from Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, discuss Shoreline Management Development Plan review and recommendation related to construction of four private boat docks, Wright Street fire station surplus, report from walkability subcommittee and naming Howard Amon tennis courts.

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