While this is an online survey, paper and pencil versions will be made available.
View all meeting documents to date on the District website here, links page - Facilities Advisory Committee here. Patrons and visitors alike are invited to meetings 6 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly. Your input is important in implementing the 5-Year Plan. Toledo School District Facebook link here. Next Facilities Advisory Committee meeting third Wednesday May 18.
Review: Jaime Herrera-Beutler met with the mayors of Toledo, Morton, Pe Ell and Vader at Toledo’s new wastewater treatment facility to detail on-going efforts to accurately categorize these small communities as qualifying for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) low-income grants. Though the skewed statistics, with as much as 90% margin for error, have been recognized by HUD, no remedy has been offered. Herrera-Beutler outlined her proposals for solutions to HUD’s current inaction. (Check out The Chronicle’s front-page story Saturday here.)
According to the City, crucial small Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) covered earlier Water Plan update and Wastewater Plan update which revealed the need for comprehensive improvements. Toledo has since utilized much-need grants from CDBG for major infrastructure updates:
- 2005 - $500,000 for water improvements
- 2013 - $1 million for sewer improvements
- 2014 - $725,000 for water improvements
With the two most recent upgrades, water and sewer savings run just over $14.62 monthly on each, water currently about $31.93, sewer $73.30 (plus 9% utility tax), totaling around $115 monthly.
Additionally, an improvement in one feature of the original design, an inverted cone-shaped structure, has contributed to greater efficiency and less likelihood of overtaxing the system during peak demand.
Seen in Toledo: Friday Cowlitz View Nursery hosted a flash sale downtown at Ramsey Way and Cowlitz next to the Gospodor Eagle sculpture.
Farmers Markets are their primary venues, sales directly from the greenhouse by appointment only. Text or call (360)508-3140. Watch for another flash sale Thursdays or Fridays.
One more Saturday - Blueberry Plants went two for $25 last Saturday, half-price for those lucky enough to score. These are fully mature plants, and ours bore fruit the first year, as promised, and 2 years later are flourishing.
May 11 Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch menu features BBQ Chicken with coleslaw and baked beans, berry crisp and biscuit, May 13 chili and cornbread with a green salad and peach slices in jello. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Cost is $3 for those 60+ years of age. Reservations required. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112.
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