‘Tis the season for some individuals to be adorning Christmas trees with ornaments. As it turns out, the city of Washougal has 270 ornaments to spare.
Finance Director Jennifer Forsberg said the ornaments – created to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday – have been sitting in boxes in the basement at City Hall.
Two years ago, a design by Elida Field, of Washougal, was incorporated into collector’s edition ornaments and posters. Both items were set on a background of a 1910 map of Washougal. The artwork was also transferred onto street banners, which were placed on light poles in downtown Washougal.
During the city’s centennial year, the ornaments sold for $20 each. Forsberg said the city purchased 500 ornaments for $7,000.
The Washougal City Council voted 6 to 0 last night, in favor of declaring the remaining ornaments as surplus items. Council member Jennifer McDaniel had an excused absence.