Articles written by Melissa Gemmell

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 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 4, 2024

Dale Walling appointed to library board

DAYTON–Local resident Dale Walling was chosen from among seven candidates for the open Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees on March 15 by the Board of County Commissioners (...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 28, 2024

Spring programs and other activities at the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees (CCRLD) heard a report from Charlie Oribio who spoke on the Washington Library Association Conference; were updated on upcoming...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 14, 2024

Civility Café host to 100 to discuss books

DAYTON–The Friends of the Library hosted a Community Civility Café with grant funding from the INATAI Foundation, at the Fairgrounds Pavilion March 7. Some 100 attendees came to listen, discuss, an...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 7, 2024

Library's Interim Director offered two-year contract

DAYTON–The Columbia County Rural Library Board stated Ellen Brigham was offered the Library Director position; heard the director and financial reports; completed the collection development and i...

 

School Board gives oath to new and returning members

DAYTON-The School Board gave oath to returning and new elects and assigned positions; update on permanent superintendent application process; interim Superintendent planned levy meetings; and reviewed...

 

Library's collection policy completed

DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees heard reports from Interim Director Ellen Brigham and finished working through Chapter Three of the Collection Development Policy...

 

Library's 2024 budget passes with 1% levy increase

DAYTON- The Columbia County Rural Library 2024 budget hearing was held during the regular monthly meeting on November 20 for the Board of Trustees to review and approve the draft for the 2024 budget....

 

Tax and rate increases approved

DAYTON–The City Council met on Election Day November 7, approved Resolution 1525 - a 1% tax levy increase; and Resolution 1524 -an increase in utility rates and tax. Council is also working through t...

 

Dayton School board discusses levy

DAYTON-The School Board held a special meeting on November 7 to discuss an EP&O (Education, Programs and Operations) Replacement Capital Levy to go on the ballot in 2024, as well as priorities for...

 

Dayton School Board appoints Ryan Paulson to Position No. 1

DAYTON–The Dayton School Board interviewed and appointed Paulson to Position No. 1, which had been vacated by Korinda Wallace in June of this year, at its November 1 meeting. Also discussed were t...

 

Library board focus on 2024 business

DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library District Board began the 2024 budget review, the collection development and volunteer policies; and heard from Washington State Librarian Sara Jones during...

 

Broadband Project complete, more phases to come

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia Board was advised Broadband project is complete; heard a continuing budget discussion at the monthly Port of Columbia meeting on October 11 specifically the salary for...

 

City begins budget discussions

DAYTON-The City Council began 2024 budget discussions and heard from County Assessor Tammy Ketterman regarding the county money they have available to them. Mayor Zac Weatherford gave an update on...

 

Candidates make their appeal to voters at Forum

DAYTON–Candidates running for various positions in the November 7 General Election were presented at the community forum hosted by American Association of University Women on October 4. The event w...

 

Library board initiates collection policy review

DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees initiates collection development policy review; and were advised of other library regular business during the September 18 meeting. The...

 

District to consider superintendent options

DAYTON–The Dayton School Board was advised to consider options for a permanent superintendent by interim superintendent Rich Stewart; advised of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS); change t...

 

Wastewater treatment plant making progress

DAYTON–The City Council heard an update on the Wastewater Treatment Project (WWTP), and discussion on the possible dissolution of the county library district. Key updates were provided by Public W...

 

2024 Comprehensive Plan coming together

DAYTON– Consultant Abbi Russell from Maul, Foster and Alongi presented the Comprehensive Plan to the Port Board of Commissioners; introduced the new Economic Development Coordinator Jill Essency; a...

 

School Board: Time to consider a capital levy

DAYTON–The School Board heard a broad discussion on initiating a capital levy; and reviewed Washington Standards-Based Superintendent Framework and specific goals during the meeting on September 6. S...

 

Library cards provide another layer of protection

DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees (CCRLD) were briefed on the process for parental notes on library cards; acknowledged the Library Dissolution proposition is now on the...

 

Businesses receive $50,000 from Downtown Development Task Force; tree project begins

DAYTON–The City Council was advised of $50,000 improvement grant recipients; the Main Street tree project; Water Waste Treatment Project (WWTP) progress; review of National Night Out; approved e...

 

Port anticipates revenue increase, asks for COLA

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia discussed budget; approved broadband contract; approved a sale advocation letter; and other Port business during the meeting August 9. Budget talks began with Port...

 

Rural Library dissolution question will go to voters

DAYTON–The Columbia County Rural Library District Board (CCRLD) of Trustees called a special meeting on August 2 to vote on placing the Library Dissolution Resolution on the November ballot. The b...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 27, 2023

Port favorable for City's use of railroad easement for sewer line

DAYTON-The Port Commissioners favored the City’s use of the railroad right of way to run the main sewer line to the new wastewater treatment plant; Port Executive Director Jennie Dickinson reported o...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 27, 2023

Petition for library district dissolution certified sufficient

DAYTON–The petition to dissolve the Columbia County Rural Library District sponsor Jessica Ruffcorn received word July 24 all signatures had been certified by the Auditor's Office as sufficient and h...

 

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