Entries for the 2013 Regatta Grand Land Parade are shaping up nicely with 75 entries so far confirmed and on track to approach the high 80's or low 90's. That's about the same number as in a normal year. There is another need that crops up every year. The Regatta Association is looking for convertibles to use in the parade.
Saying that CenturyLink failed to provide underground utility location information leading to additional expenses in the 11th street CSO sewer project, city staff suggested sending the errant phone company the $35,000 bill for ignoring repeated requests that resulted in those additional costs and unexpected complications for the city contractor to handle. A representative of the company told KAST News that CenturyLink could have done a better job.
Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig asked the council to consider setting up a charity fund to help those Astorians in need to pay ever increasing city water and sewer bills. Herzig pointed out that many people are struggling to meet that obligation.
Holding it's first meeting since returning from a sister city trip to Waldorf, Germany, the Astoria City Council gets back to business with a review of a major public works project, some changes in the city's liquor licence approval process due to changes in personnel, and will consider approval of a $94,000 grant to provide library access to all children in Clatsiop County not already covered by a tax-supported public library system.
Clatsop County is accepting applications for the County Forestland Classification Committee. The Forestland Classification Committee is charged with reviewing all lands within Clatsop County to determine if they meet the definition of Forestland under the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire protection program.
Shortly after 8:40 Monday morning Coast Guard group Astoria broadcast a message to mariners to be on the look-out for a vessel reportedly taking on water off shore. The message gave coordinates of the area where the vessel, was said to be located and asked mariners to watch for the vessel in distress and report that information to sector Columbia River. Within ten minutes of the first broadcast it was reported that the vessel Carmelita had located four people in the water near the location and have pulled them all on board to safety. Coast Guard dispatched a motor lifeboat crew to assist.
Its day Four of the Clatsop County Fair - Military appreciation day! Manager of the fairgrounds, Gary Friedman, fills us in on all the happenings at the fair today. Listen to the audio below: