A representative of the joint venture to build the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver said Thursday that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who will decide the project, “has every reason to say yes” to it.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Wednesday that she has secured federal funding for transportation projects, including in Vancouver, and new oil train safety measures as part of the 2015 government funding bill.
In a humbling moment Tuesday night, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard turned to three representatives of BNSF Railway and admitted the city has little power to halt the rise of trains carrying volatile crude oil through Washougal.
The Port of Vancouver on Tuesday approved a resolution that raises the possibility it will sell more industrial lots to prospective employers, sparking criticism that it's unnecessarily preparing to unload public assets.
The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an annual salary of $255,000 for the utility's general manager, Wayne Nelson. That's up 4 percent from $245,000.
The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to update its big-picture plan for making land and building improvements, including considering a series of proposals that would advance the development of its 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park.
The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners on Tuesday is expected to adopt largely status-quo electric and water system budgets for 2015. The board also will discuss the performance and salary of Wayne Nelson, the utility's CEO and general manager. Nelson's current salary is $245,000.