Starting next year, a new company will operate and maintain Vancouver's two wastewater treatment plants and industrial food-waste pretreatment lagoon under a 10-year contract the City Council approved Monday.
With the air of a forewoman on a manufacturing line, 53-year-old Wendy Wimer operated a roaring machine at the Clark County elections office on Wednesday, occasionally barking out numbers to fellow staffers.
Tuesday's back-and-forth over whether the home rule charter allows a quorum of Clark County councilors to approve an ordinance ended Wednesday after Councilor Tom Mielke said he would not support a policy that requires a unanimous vote to pass an ordinance.
The Clark County council may have inadvertently violated the home-rule charter Tuesday when two of the three members voted to reaffirm a portion of the county's stormwater fee ordinance — action the council later undid and rescheduled for another day.
Clark County Council, District 2: Mike Pond, a Democrat, will host a campaign fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Torque Coffee Roasters, 501 Columbia St., Vancouver. There is no suggested minimum donation.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, will host a free senior resource fair with the hopes of connecting senior citizens with education and volunteer opportunities and financial planning assistance.
If this year's primary election is any indication, the days of drowsy politics at the Port of Vancouver are gone. That's good for voters, who will choose from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and thoughts about the port's role in shaping the community's future.
Four of the five Clark County Council District 2 candidates ranked relationship building among their top priorities for the seat, which is being added to the council effective Jan. 1. District 2 includes much of Hazel Dell, Felida and Salmon Creek, plus Ridgefield.