Improvements are needed in the Washougal Community Center kitchen, in order for that facility to continue preparing food for the Meals on Wheels program.
The 2014 preliminary city budget includes $50,000 for kitchen upgrades.
“The entire kitchen, except the commercial dishwasher, is out of compliance with health department codes,” said Washougal Parks, Cemetery and Facilities Manager Suzanne Grover.
Instead of having 1.5 sinks, there needs to be three. The code also calls for a range with an approved hood instead of two residential ranges, and a commercial cold storage system instead of residential-type refrigerators.
Meals on wheels is expected to pay $75,000 toward the upgrades.
The budget has $160,000 for the reroofing of the community center and moving the HVAC units from the roof to the ground.
The preliminary budget also includes:
• $650,000 for property acquisition and park development
• $400,000 (rolled over from 2012) for acquisition of overflow parking for the Sandy Swimming Hole addition, development of parking and a small playground