The Astoria City Council came out of a closed door session Tuesday night and announced they will delay the sheriff's foreclosure sale of the Flavel properties until the end of August. A law firm in Portland will ask a Washington County judge to appoint a conservator to handle 89-year-old Mary Flavel's financial affairs and the city will be dealing with that person instead of Ms. Flavel. City Manager Brett Estes said at this point the city is just looking for a responsible party to take those properties over and the city views the appointment of a conservator as a positive development.
Tuesday night the Port of Astoria commissioners elected commissioner John Raichl to serve as President. Raichl was recently appointed to fill an open seat on the board.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting two webinars and a second open house in Astoria, Oregon, discussing the draft Environmental Impact Statement and the preferred alternative to reduce predation on juvenile salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act by a large population of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary.
The law firm representing Mary Louise Flavel now says the 89-year-old is thought to be incapable of handling her own financial affairs and has issued a flurry of legal documents in an effort to stop the foreclosure sale of Ms. Flavel's properties in Downtown Astoria that have stood empty for many years.
For the first time in three decades someone else will be leading the city of Astoria after the November election. This morning Willis Van Dusen announced on KAST that he would not seek another term as Mayor. Van Dusen served six years as a city council member and the last 24 years as Mayor of Astoria encouraging a team approach to problem solving and community building.
Wednesday morning a waterline break caused Irving Avenue to washout just east of 19th St. According to the city engineering department spokesperson Cindy Moore most of the north traffic lane is now gone at the washout location. The street was scheduled for closure in August to replace the aging bridge at that location.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) today introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the whole child approach to education.
"The whole child approach recognizes the importance of having every child in every school be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. As a long-time supporter of a well-rounded education and a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, I'm proud to be leading this effort with Congressman Davis," Congresswoman Bonamici said.
A judge on Monday accepted Clatsop County Clerk Maeve Grimes' request to set aside the results of the May 20 election for the board of commissioners District 5 seat and set a new vote for Sept. 16.
Grimes formally contested the results of the contest between candidates Dale Barrett and Lianne Thompson after the discovery of a balloting error involving almost 500 county voters.
The Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, acting in its role as the State Emergency Response Commission, announced today that reports received from railroad companies on the movement of Bakken crude oil through Oregon are now available to the public. The agency announced last week that it would provide the reports through the OSFM website.