SKAMANIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
February 1, 2018
The information below is being updated following this morning’s update /planning meeting
- Staff are on-site and available to the public.
- District Court administration and staff are temporarily located in the first-floor lunchroom (see map)
- Payroll is temporarily located in Commissioners Office
2nd Floor– Impacts:
AUDITOR’S OFFICE- Main office closed. Auditor’s Services now located in Law Library (see map)
- Recording Services are available the Law Library on 2nd floor
- Department of Licensing services are available in the law library on 2nd floor
- Election’s services are available on 2nd floor across from Treasurer’s Office
- Payroll is located on the 1st floor in Commissioners Office
- Some records have been mandated to be frozen to limit damage. This may result in unavailable access until recovery can be completed.
ASSESSOR’S OFFICE- Open
- Staff on site and able to conduct all normal duties.
- GIS is not impacted.
TREASURER’S OFFICE- OPEN
- Staff on site and able to provide all services
3rd floor- impacts:
SUPERIOR COURT- OPEN
- The Superior Court administrator is temporarily located in the Clerk’s Office on 3rd floor
- Court will be in session Today 2/1/2018 and Friday 2/2/2018.
DISTRICT COURT- OPEN (STAFF AND OFFICE RELOCATED TO FIRST FLOOR LUNCHROOM)
- Staff on site- Relocation of staff and access to records may result in service delays for the short term.
- Court is on normal schedule beginning Monday February 5th.
- Staff on site- All normal services currently available.
- Staff on site- Services available.
The public along with county employees utilizing the courthouse today and tomorrow should be mindful of the following safety concerns:
Trip Hazards- There are several electric fans and dehumidifiers on all floors. Electrical cords are currently across much of the floor surfaces and can produce trip hazards. Work will be done today to secure cords and mitigate hazards. Take caution while walking through the building at all times.
Noise Levels- Noise levels will be elevated on all floors because of the equipment being used to mitigate the damage to floors, ceilings and walls.
Humidity/Moisture– The recovery work in the courthouse will potentially create higher levels of moisture in the air on all 3 floors of the building.
Mold– The county is consulting with the contractor to assess mold concerns and appropriate measures will be taken to mitigate issues surrounding this issue.
The actions taken by employees and the contractor in the early stages of this event prevented the loss of records and allowed county services to go uninterrupted for the most part. A very large thank you is extended to the buildings and grounds