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August 15, 2014 edition

City decides to keep Tansy Point

by Gary Nevan

In a 3-2 decision, the Warrenton City Commission Tuesday night elected not to sell or trade the city-owned Tansy Point property to Warrenton Fiber Company at this time. No formal vote was taken.

Mayor Mark Kujala and Commissioners Mark Baldwin and Henry Balensifer objected to the proposed deal while Commissioners Dick Hellberg and Tom Dyer were in favor of trading the property in exchange for 20 acres off of S.E. Dolphin Avenue and a new public works facility that would be constructed by Warrenton Fiber.

Commissioner Hellberg said he has debated the issue for some time, but ultimately decided that the burden of maintaining the dock at Tansy Point was too much for the City.

"Our record with our mooring basins isn't good," he said. "Hammond Marina is in shambles. We just don't have a good track record of maintaining port properties. The liability for us keeping Tansy Point is greater than what it's worth. We have very little expertise and a poor track record."

Hellberg also said he favored moving the city's public works operation.

For the full story, please read this week's edition of The Columbia Press.


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Located at the mouth of the Columbia River, The Columbia Press is the independently-owned weekly newspaper for the city of Warrenton, Oregon. Since 1978, The Columbia Press has covered local community news and events throughout Warrenton, Hammond and Clatsop County. The Columbia Press is the official legal public notice publication for the City of Warrenton and the Warrenton-Hammond School District.

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