Community Meetings: Columbia Rivershore Reconveyance

Join us for two upcoming Community Meetings regarding the Columbia Rivershore Reconveyance.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:30PM at TRAC Center, Pasco
6600 Burden Blvd, Pasco, WA 99301

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:00PM at Shilo Inn, Richland
50 Comstock St, Richland, WA 99352

TRIDEC is hosting, in partnership with the Cities of Pasco and Richland, two informational meetings to discuss the proposed Columbia River Shoreline Reconveyance.

TRIDEC partnered with the City of Kennewick to host the first Community Meeting on Thursday, August 2.

As background, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently owns most of the Columbia River shoreline throughout the Tri-Cities, including the parks (which are operated by the cities under long-term leases), levees, and other infrastructure. The proposed reconveyance would transfer ownership of the land back to the cities through federal legislation.

The intention of these meetings is to provide attendees with an overview of what is being considered, and to seek out public comment.

We hope that you will join us to learn more about the proposal, and to show your support!

4 Comments
  • Ron. L. Vocht
    Posted at 09:00h, 05 September Reply

    I am very concerned about this proposed ” Reconveyance “: ! … My question Is: … Does this proposed “Reconveyance”, take into account, the Corps of Engineers managed shoreline on the Snake river in western Walla Walla county ?

    Sincerely,
    Ron Vocht,… and residents of Burbank Heights, Washington

    • Traci Jao
      Posted at 14:56h, 12 September Reply

      Hi Ron,
      It does not currently take that portion of the shoreline into account. What is your opinion on whether or not that it should?

  • Ron Vocht
    Posted at 08:27h, 20 September Reply

    The Snake river shoreline in western Walla Walla county,…SHOULD be included into the overall proposed Reconveyance plan. The local Corps of Engineers has imposed very restrictive federal regulations upon those residents whose properties border on the Corps owned shoreline properties,…especially those residents who wish to install private and community boat docks on the Snake river. It took our association, BHBOA (Burbank Heights Boat Owners Association) over 5 and a half YEARS to finally comply with the Corps bureaucracy to install our community boat dock. During that lengthy time, and AFTER we had committed out time and invested over $10,000. in this project,…the Corps TERMINATED our application THREE TIMES for petty reasons ! We complied with the Corps own MSMP (McNary Shoreline Management Plan) of January 2012, and completed a multitude of application forms, which were so lengthy, redundant, and complicated, …that we HAD to hire and contract a local engineering firm that specialized in Corps bureaucracy, just to meet the Corps parameters . As a last resort, we contacted Congressman Doc Hastings to intercede on our behalf.

    Also,…the future development of Hood park, also on the Snake river,…and all the Corps owned and developed parks upstream on the Snake river,…SHOULD be turned over to local control for improved public access, maintenance, and future development.

    Sincerely,
    Ron Vocht …Burbank Heights Boat/Dock Owners Association

  • Scott
    Posted at 09:53h, 24 September Reply

    I have watched the Richland shoreline degrade for years. Can this meeting discuss the current process by which an individual or community group would engage to clean-up dyke sections – cut tree/groom landscape. Who to contact within the CoE and under what conditions do those that already maintain their shoreline (within CoE covariance), such as CoR, Shilo and Hampton perform similar maintenance activities.

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