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Wasco County To Talk IGA With City & CGCC

Wasco County Commissioners reached consensus to join work with the City of The Dalles and Columbia Gorge Community College to discuss an intergovernmental agreement to use three-point-five million dollars of enterprise zone money from the Google projects to help fund construction of a skills center and on-campus housing at the College.  The College has a seven-point-three million dollar grant from the state for the project, and has committed three-point-eight million dollars toward the required match, that needs to be ironed out soon.  Dan Spatz of CGCC says talks on the IGA will take place next week.  Commissioners indicated they wanted to see the enterprise zone funds used to pay off bonds that would be purchased during the next state bond sale as quickly as possible.  County Administrator Tyler Stone pointed out the main push now is to secure the state funds, which creates time to iron out the details.