If there’s one public facility that’s near and dear to my heart, it’s the library. The Carnegie Public Library in Hoquiam, to be exact. I live there. Well, not quite. But I spend so much time at that library, I’m thinking of setting up housekeeping to save time.
That’s why I was particularly delighted with County Commissioners Wes Cormier and Randy Ross today. As Clerk of the Board Jenna Amsbury noted per this morning’s agenda, the City of Hoquiam approached Commissioner Vickie Raines with a request to issue a letter of support to the state legislature regarding state $ for Carnegie library renovations. The capital budget request is for $250K to help complete the renovation project.
Commissioners Cormier and Ross unanimously approved a letter of support for same at this morning’s regular meeting (Commissioner Raines was excused due to illness). “Anything we can do to help with that” commented Ross.
Remind me to get those guys a couple gold stars for their foreheads.
While we’re on the subject, I contacted state legislators in the 24th LD on the topic last week: Senator Kevin Van De Wege and Representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman. All Democrats. Rep. Chapman responded the next day with his “full support” for the capital budget request. Sen. Van De Wege typically responds within two weeks or so. The Golden Raspberry Award goes to Rep. Tharinger. He doesn’t respond to anything. Ever.
You might want to remember that in 2018.
Btw, “efficient” was the watch word at county today. Business moved briskly and well. Kind of like this first day of spring.