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    A6 • Friday, August 23, 2019 | Seaside Signal |
SEPRD names new board member to fi ll vacancy
Second rec district board
appointment for Roberts
Seaside Signal
The Sunset Empire Park and Recreation
District selected Rodney Roberts to fi ll the
vacant board Position 1 seat on Tuesday.
This is the second appointment this year;
in February, Roberts temporarily fi lled the
Position 5 seat left vacant by Alan Evans.
Roberts said, “I am thankful to have
been chosen! I really believe in SEPRD.
They provide a much needed service to
the community.” He’s “looking forward
to working with the board and staff at the
Roberts was one of
three candidates inter-
viewed at the district’s
Aug. 14 work ses-
sion, along with Patrick
Duhachek and Katharine
The Position 1 seat
had been held by Veron-
ica Russell, who stepped
down in June.
SEPRD Executive Director Sklyer
Archibald said, “I’m excited to work with
Rodney again. It was nice to see so much
interest from people about serving on the
board, which can be a pretty thankless
Close race
With a close race for Sunset Empire Park
District 1: Rodney Roberts, term
expires June 30, 2021
District 2: Jeremy Mills, board presi-
dent, term expires June 30, 2021
District 3: Michael Hinton, board sec-
retary, Term expires June 30, 2021
District 4: John Chapman, term Ex-
pires June 30, 2023
District 5: Lindsey Morrison, term
expires on June 30, 2023
and Recreation District board director set-
tled with a difference of only 2 percentage
points between four candidates, a new board
seat has become available.
Russell served as board secretary. Her
term would have expired on June 30, 2021.
On June 6, the Clatsop County Board of
Elections fi nal results confi rmed a win for
John Chapman, who edged out Katharine
Parker, Marti Wajc and Shirley Yates. Twen-
ty-eight votes separated the four candidates.
Lindsey Morrison won the Position 5
Morrison received 496 votes, to win with
41.75% of the vote. Patrick Duhachek and
Rodney Roberts followed.
Chapman and Morrison were sworn in at
the July meeting.
Along with Chapman and Morrison, Jer-
emy Mills and Michael Hinton fi ll the other
two board seats. Their terms expire in 2021.
A former sheriff, Roberts is now retired.
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Julie Jesse learns about the new emergency department from
Providence Seaside Chief Executive Don Lemmon, emergency
room manager Cherie Echelbarger and architect Josh Kolberg.
Fred Loser, right, shares thoughts on the new emergency
department with Patrick Millius of Lease Crutcher Lewis.
Hospital: Providence Seaside unveils plans
for new emergency rooms, reception areas
Continued from Page A1
able to provide the people
who use our services here,”
Lemmon said.
As he spoke, the pound-
ing of hammers and buzz of
power tools could be heard
from work underway in the
project’s phase one.
The project began in
August 2017 when the foun-
dation and community part-
ners determined there was
support and capacity to
move forward.
In December 2017, the
foundation board launched
the beyond 911 to expand
emergency care at Provi-
dence Seaside Hospital, to
raise $1.5 million toward
a $5 million rebuild. The
campaign was success-
ful by December 2018 and
announced at the Festival of
Trees gala.
On Thursday, Josh Kol-
berg of PKA Architects
described the process of
drawing and redrawing
plans before construction.
The new waiting area will
have “nice big windows,”
new furniture and specialty
ceilings, Kolberg said.
The reception area will
serve as an after-hours
entrance, with a security
room, nine treatment rooms
Firehouse: Vote delayed
Continued from Page A1
With an elevation of
between 62 feet and 65 feet
at the building site, cost is
estimated at between $6 mil-
lion and $9 million. The cost
per $1,000 of home value
would be $0.66-$0.99. A
$400,000 home would be
assessed $264-$396 per year
if a bond were to pass.
Negotiations with the
property owners and with the
Pacifi c Palisades Homeown-
ers Association, which owns
an easement necessary for
access, are ongoing, Mayor
Matt Brown said. “No price
has been presented, but talks
are continuing.”
Potential private donors
are also being sought. “We
will continue to reach out
to folks who will potentially
fund the fi re station,” Brown
Geotechnical studies and
soil reports at the site are
in, City Administrator Chad
Sweet added. “This is a
good site. It has all the attri-
butes we need.”
members are seeking state
and federal grants, Brown
said, however, many of
those are contingent on pri-
mary funding fi rst before
grants can kick in. “We’re
kind of in a holding pattern
with that,” Brown said.
and triage space, including
an airborne infection isola-
tion room.
Two rooms are designed
safety rooms” for patients
described as diffi cult or
needing special care.
Two of the rooms will be
double occupancy.
The department is now
in phase one of construc-
tion, building out the triage
room, reception area, secu-
rity offi ce, waiting space
and a portion of the nurse’s
When phase one is com-
plete in November, the pri-
mary activities of the emer-
gency department will move
into that space, and they’ll
starting building out phase
two, Kolberg said. Phase
three includes completion of
a treatment room.
Completion of all three
phases is expected mid-June
Duane Mullins, general
manager of Medix Ambu-
lance, said the added rooms
will provide needed treat-
ment areas. “The access
doesn’t change,” Mullins
said. “We back into the same
door. People get seen when
it’s really busy — and it’s
more ‘really busy’ than it
used to be.”
Workers: Deal nets 5%
cost of living increase
Continued from Page A1
needs to go over when
new contracts are nego-
tiated. This contract only
took three or four months
to put together. I know that
sounds like a long time for
members of the audience,
but that’s pretty quick.”
Winstanley attributed the
quick action to the efforts of
Police Chief Dave Ham and
Fire Chief Joey Daniels.
For Rahl, this was his
fi rst union contract nego-
tiation, and “he did a very
good job throughout this,”
Winstanley said.
Rahl agreed that the
team negotiating for the
public safety association
was “really good to work
with, a good rapport, a good
“I think they’re well
worth it,” city councilor
Steve Wright said. “We’ve
said that many times over
the years. Go for it. I’d like
to make a motion to approve
this bargaining agreement.”
Councilors Wright, Tom
Horning, Randy Frank,
Tita Montero, Seth Mor-
risey and Mayor Jay Barber
unanimously approved the
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