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By Ken Graham
The Times 

Public Weighs In on Fairgrounds Improvement Plan

Horse owners, RV park operators share concerns regarding Columbia County facilities


September 14, 2017

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An artists rendering of the Columbia County Fairgrounds in the draft facilities plan.

DAYTON – More than 50 people showed up Monday evening for a public hearing held by the Columbia County Planning Commission on the final draft of Columbia County Fairgrounds Facilities Improvement Plan.

About a dozen people spoke to the commission and the audience, conveying their hopes and concerns about potential improvements to the fairgrounds facility and Touchet Valley Golf Course near Dayton's west end.

Many expressed concerns about horse stall rentals becoming too expensive, and taxpayer funding being needed to maintain expanded facilities. There was also concern about expanded RV...

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