The first thing Heywood reported was the extra hours that all of the libraries have implemented. For Pacific County alone, there is an increase of 21 hours total extra per week with a breakdown per day of: Ilwaco with 6 extra hours, Ocean Park with 4 hours, Naselle with 1 hour, Raymond with 6 hours, and South Bend with 4 hours.
"With the increase in hours open, there has been zero budget impact," said Heywood.
Heywood also introduced Timberland Library's new database called Zenio, a database of digital versions of popular magazines like Time, News Week, or Oprah. The thing about Zenio is that once you've downloaded an issue, it's yours to keep.
Timberland Regional Library is also reaching out to help those in the military, or working with the military. There is a new service available at any Timberland Library called the Common Access Card Reader, which let's any military member log into their military email as long as they have their military identification card.
"There's so many different aspects to our jobs, the number of services that the average public library provides 120 to 160 services," Heywood informed. "So when you look at that number of services, we've got a specialist for each service." Heywood's report was then concluded.
Brandi Keightley was commemorated for her five years of service in the Health Department.
For items regarding the Department of Public Works, Shelley Mittge was promoted to Senior Gis Analyst.
For items regarding Health and Human services Department, the commissioners approved Denise Garoutte-Bell, as a Registered Dietitian.
Patty Rolfe was hired onto the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, and Sigrine Vally was appointed to the Timberlands Regional Support Network Advisory Board.
The next County Commissioner's meeting is Tuesday, October 14, at 9 am.