Toledo City Council Summary: Meeting last night convened at 6 p.m at Town Hall. Two of five members were absent due to personal circumstances. Included as informational enclosures with the agenda were the expense and revenue reports, plus AWC Small City Connector Registration.
Minutes from April 4 Council meeting were read and approved. Department Reports: Craig McCown, Public Works, stated all current projects and work proceeding smoothly, nothing new to report.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten noted lifejackets from the Boat Ramp Loaner Station were dwindling, two reported drifting in Wallace Pond, and one going out on a river boat, not returned later. Her next item was a heads-up to “watch for some really big news next week,” too early to announce officially. Next, she informed all present June 4 had been designated Clean Up Toledo Day, a volunteer opportunity for all ages in advance of Cheese Days in July. Progress reports included the Rose Garden planned upgrade with fresh bark dust to control weeds, Steamboat Alley project (including mural project presented to last week’s Park Board), and a proposed Walk In The Park fundraiser slated tentatively for September.
No committee reports were submitted.
No public comment on the agenda was made.
New Business:(1)Liquor License renewals were approved for Chimi’s Family Restaurant and Toledo Market Fresh. (2) Fence Right Of Way Agreement was approved between Lorrie White and her neighbor Steve Dobosh.
No unfinished business was noted.
No other business was brought forward.
Public input was nil.
Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed at 6:12 p.m.
Chimi’s Restaurant was packed last night with around two dozen of Morton’s Chamber of Commerce movers and shakers at an After Hours event, including Lewis County Commissioner Edna Fund, who graciously introduced Cathy Kane, Morton CofC Manager to Toledo’s Mayor Dobosh and Council Member Guy Spratt. Along with Kane’s promotion of Toledo and State Route 505 between Morton and Mt St Helens as a scenic byway, it turns out Chimi’s owners are from Morton, WA.
April 20 Toledo School District Facilities Advisory Committee meets 6 p.m. at the High School Library to hear a progress report from the Construction Services Group on the study and survey. School District Facebook link here.
April 20 Toledo Lioness Club invites everyone to join us third Wednesdays at the Community Library 6:30 p.m. for appetizers. Learn what we do for our community. On Facebook here, or call Rachel at Phillipps Insurance Group, (360)864-8844.
April 21 Astrophysicist and celebrity scientist Ethan Siegel will explain gravitational waves and answer questions about deep space 7 p.m. at the Toledo Community Library. Details at Vision:Toledo website here.
April 21 Toledo School District Board Of Directors meet 7 p.m. at the middle school library. Visit website or call (360)864-6325.
April 22 Toledo High School FCCLA Bingo Night Friday night 6 p.m. Lots of great prizes. $5 cards. Support FCCLA members to National Competition. Concessions available. 2 Special drawings: “12” birdhouse by Martin Huffman, and Railroad peg STAR by Phil Marick. Come join the fun for a good cause. FCCLA Adviser: Rene' Ketchum, email@example.com
April 22 Community Benefit Concert at Toledo Baptist Church supports local food bank. Check it out here. On Facebook.
Upcoming: April 28 Kindergarten Registration 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Toledo Elementary. Children 5 years old by August 31, 2016 should register. Contact Kim Satcher, (360)864-4761 to schedule appointment. Bring immunization records and birth certificate.
April 28th Toledo Library Page Turners will meet 1:30 p.m. to discuss “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert. Order from Timberland Library kiosk at Toledo Community Library. Contact: Harriett Whisler, (360)864-2484.