SKAMANIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
February 5, 2018
The information below represents the current operation and location of County Offices in the Courthouse as a result of last week’s flooding incident
- Staff are on-site and available to the public.
- District Court adm
inistration and staff continue to be temporarily located in the first-floor lunchroom (see map)
- Payroll is temporarily located in Commissioners Office
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 sit
- e and able to conduct all normal duties.
- Staff on site and able to provide all services
SUPERIOR COURT- OPEN
- The Superior Court administrator is temporarily located in the Clerk’s Office on 3rd floor
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 this week of February 5th-9th.
- Staff on site- All normal services currently available.
- Staff on site- Services available.
The public along with county employees utilizing the courthouse should be mindful of the following safety concerns:
Trip Hazards- There continue to be several electric fans and dehumidifiers on all floors. Electrical cords are currently across much of the floor surfaces and can produce trip hazards. Work has been done 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/Lead/Asbestos– The county is consulting with the contractor and other professionals who specialize in the detection of mold, lead and asbestos. This assessment is occurring this week and results regarding their presence should be available in the next day or two.
In the event demolition of affected areas is necessary, all appropriate precautions will be taken to protect the health, safety and welfare of courthouse staff and the public.