Members of the Malheur County Court – once eager to rubber stamp requests from the group managing the Treasure Valley Reload Project – are now calling into question a series of issues that recently cropped up with the project.
Author: Pat Caldwell and Les Zaitz
A rail spur cast as a $2 million surprise was required in reload center plans
The cost of the Treasure Valley Reload Center shot up $2 million as project leaders say they were surprised by railroad demand it be installed. But the rail spur was never optional, rail engineers say.
Rail board wants to keep Smith, double his compensation for the next year
Greg Smith’s pay would more than double for managing the Nyssa reload project while dropping his duties as Malheur County economic development director under a plan presented to county officials last week. Smith is currently paid $6,000 a month by Malheur County to lead the Treasure Valley Reload Center. That[Read More…]