WARRENTON — The Warrenton Visitors Center will soon be expanded to include a closed-in kiosk for visitor services, open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Skip Hauke spoke with the Warrenton City Commissioners Monday night about plans to close in the existing atrium at the visitors center to further serve the hundreds of tourists the center helps every month.

Hauke said the Chamber is eager to participate in the effort to expand the center by 30 percent. The Warrenton Historical Society will also participate.

“We are working now to come up with an agreement for how to fund it and who will fund it,” Hauke said.

There are no bids or cost estimates yet, but Hauke says he believes it will be relatively inexpensive.

The commission supported the idea.

In the last four months, the current center saw 3,040 visitors.

Hauke recommended the center be equiped with cameras and monitored for vandalism.

In other Warrenton city news;

• The commission, without Mark Baldwin and Terry Ferguson who were both absent, agreed to pass a resolution for industrial waste from the Warrenton Boat Yard to be permitted to use Warrenton’s waste water treatment plant. For $750 per year, the commission agreed to accept waste water from the boat yard, but the process will require a permit and an application.

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