Clark County Administrator Bill Barron held up an invoice from the Columbia River Economic Development Council during a Wednesday meeting of Clark County commissioners.
The invoice, for $100,000, is due March 29, and Barron had a simple question to commissioners:
What should we do?
Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke voted to put a halt to county money going to the CREDC in January. In a letter explaining their action, the commissioners said the move stems from the CREDC’s support of the Columbia River Crossing.
Commissioner Steve Stuart did not sign the letter.
Commissioners did not change direction after being presented with the invoice, but they did ask if the paperwork could serve as documentation in preparation of a breach-of-contract claim, should the CREDC pursue that.
Before Madore joined the board, the previous board of county commissioners approved a two-year contract with the CREDC in December.
Barron said he would ask the county’s legal counsel to look into the matter.