History Timeline

1958
The Port of Garfield was established

 

1969

Central Ferry site was purchased from the Corps of Engineers for $24,500. A total of 86 acres was acquired containing several flat acres bordering the Snake River while the remaining acres are located on a steep hillside

 

1970

Three acres were developed at the Central Ferry Site for the Pomeroy Grain Growers. The county’s grain is mainly barged, so the co-op constructed their own elevators and leased the docks exclusively from the Port District.

 

1979

The Pomeroy West Site was purchased and contains 3.25 acres. Later this land was declared in the Federal Flood Plain, which does not allow construction, so in 2005 the port designated this area to be the future site of a 16 unit RV Park.

 

1984

The DSP site was purchased in 1984 for the purpose of industrial development and tourism.

 

1984

A 2.5 acre parcel was purchased for $45,000 for the construction of a United States Forest Service Administration Building.

 

1986

The U.S. Forest Service administration building was constructed for $514,000, and consisted of 5,000 square feet. This facility houses the Pomeroy Ranger District.

 

1995

Renovation of a 21,460 square foot manufacturing facility, giving the Port a turn-key manufacturing building. The project cost was approximately $400,000 and funding.

 

1996

An addition was made to the existing Forest Service facility of 5,000 square feet, making the building 10,000 square feet accommodating 60 full-time and 30 part-time employees. The cost was $600,000, bringing the total cost of the facility to $1.1 million.

 

2001

Begin plans and designs for a new access road and bridge that will connect Highway 12 with the port’s industrial property. Presently, the only access is through residential areas, hindering any economic development on the county’s only industrial site.

 

2005

A new access road and bridge was completed, connecting Highway 12 with the Port’s industrial site, and creating an additional access to the community baseball fields. The road was financed by CERB, WSDOT, Port of Garfield, Shepherd Foundation, and Pacific Power and Light. The total cost for project was $600,000.