The port’s record was set in 2014 with $10.1 million and the port will beat that record this year.
Lift trucks, wind blade trailers, dolly set trailers and reach stackers were all on the table at Tuesday’s commission meeting, and the commission approved all of the purchases unanimously.
At the 35% tax reduction rate, the port will collect $1.5 million, which is what the port pays yearly in debt service. The rate will be an estimated 13 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
The final $234,000 allocation “will take us through the end of this year and roll over into next and compete the work,” Burton told the commissioners.
Port staff will draft a trespass policy and bring it to both the Park Advisory Committee and the commission for review in the future.
Port staff will work with legal counsel and the advisory board to create a draft policy for the commission to review at a later meeting.
In 2019, the legislature created a trust to provide long-term care benefits to all Washington residents. The trust will be funded by an automatic .58% tax on salaries, with no cap, beginning in January 2022.
Port of Longview Director of Business Development Christian Clay said one of the first thing any potential customer wants to know is if a site has rail access, and then if it can handle long unit trains.
Commission President Allan Erickson said he supported Wilson’s suggestion that employees have the option to choose.
In its first in-person meeting in more than a year, the Port of Longview on Wednesday reviewed easements and redistricting projects.
The Port of Longview Commission has discussed additional cameras at Willow Park for some time. After several cases of vandalism at the boat launch, in January 2019 the commission asked staff to look into what it would take to add more lights to the area and potentially hire security.
Port CEO Dan Stahl said port staff “will dot our I’s and cross our T’s and hopefully on July 14 we can open the doors.”
The port’s operative revenue is higher anticipated for this time of year at $11.9 million, or 31% of the total $38.1 million budgeted.
That change for Berth 2 was already in the five-year plan, but the commission decided to start the design process now in response to the changing regulations by approving a $450,000 contact with consulting firm KPFF.
Partial coverage would cost over half a million dollars and full coverage of the entire park with lights and cameras could cost $825,000, Director of Facilities and Engineering Bill Burton told the board Wednesday. Part of the expense is that the port would need to run electricity out to the camera locations, he said.
The project will extend the current Panel Way about 2,000 feet to reach International Way, providing more access to the businesses and to allow for future rail upgrades. It is estimated to cost about $1.2 million.
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