Boon was elected in 1997 and took the District 1 seat in January 1998. In addition to being a port commissioner, he owned and operated a dairy farm in Woodland before selling it in the 1990s, and later became the manager for Cowlitz County Diking District 2 until his retirement in 2016.
"It really opened my eyes and made me see that WSOS believed in me and I really can accomplish things I set my mind to,” recipient Anthony Garay said.
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.
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.
The survey results of 300 randomly selected community members were presented at Monday night’s board meeting. The telephone survey was done by Portland-based Riley Research Associates.
The application process opened in mid-October and was set to close Nov. 5, but is now open until more applications come in. Applications can be found online on the district website and on paper at all elementary schools.
In one instance, a machine operator recovering from coronavirus was told to remain on the job with supplemental oxygen.