- Toledo Elementary School Awarded Top State Recycler’s Award
- Toledo City Council Recap
- Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board meeting
- Tech Tuesday
Melanie Case, Lewis County Recycling Program Coordinator, defined the beneficial cycle of converting kitchen waste into garden compost, incorporating this material into the school’s on-site garden, and harvesting the produce for consumption. Brooke Acosta and TES PTO were recognized for their role in establishing and maintaining the garden with help from numerous volunteers and donations of time and materials.
Common Ground Toledo reported on three gardenscape projects including five large tree planters along State Route 505 near the boat launch at Monday’s City Council Meeting:
To the City of Toledo, vision:Toledo, and greater community:
Common Ground Toledo reports on three gardenscape projects in May 2017.
The Oregon Trail Marker gardenscape is sporting yellow tulips and evergreen arbovitae amid other hardy perennials, history meeting gardening under Toledo’s Welcome sign. More improvements are being planned.
City Park entrance Garden has been extensively reclaimed from winter’s weeds, new soil & amendments laid, plants ready for installation in advance of Memorial Day to accentuate Toledo’s Wall of Honor & War Memorial.
New this week: Five large tree planters have been revitalized, with two trees relocated to the City Park garden. Fresh greenery and flowering perennials were installed this morning. Replacement trees will be installed this Fall or next Spring.
Thanks to the City of Toledo for providing equipment and materials, Vision:Toledo for their support & encouragement in CGT’s first year, and the whole community for donations, plants, time and successful plant sales. Finally, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, “garden gnomies” one and all.
Police Chief John Brockmueller reported little activity since last Council meeting.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten reported on last week’s Lewis County Senior Center Transition Team, reassuring Toledo stakeholders that the current building would remain the town Senior Center. She will be out of office three days next week as she attends a symposium focusing on other senior centers, especially how they are operated, as options are sought for Lewis County’s five dedicated community centers.
Whitten also reported that Toledo City Council will have two positions open on the next ballot, and this week is filing week.
Public Works Superintendent Steve Blahut stated a faulty diffuser at the wastewater treatment plant was causing problems, shutting down one of two units until replacement parts can be obtained.
Under New Business:
- Liquor License application for Donna’s Place - approved
- Capital Improvement Request - electrical well #1 - approved
- Special Event Permit - TES PTO Jog-A-Thon - approved.
Meeting adjourned 6:12 p.m.
Toledo City Council meets first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings. Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Theresa says: Saturday’s Letter Carrier Food Drive was a success, thanks to all of you. Donations have been rising each year as neighbors help neighbors. Food collected goes to local food banks.
Tonight: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board meeting.
Held 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department Main Station. Visit http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html
Thursday: Congratulations! Toledo High School Indians Choir, First Place Small School Choirs. May 18 Choir Concert 7 p.m. Everyone invited to an evening of Toledo’s own minstrels.
Toledo School District Superintendent Chris Rust says via Facebook: We have 3 people "interested" in the fence building this Saturday, but so far, I haven't heard if anyone is joining Tom and I for post-setting. We have about 40 posts to set this Saturday. We'll need people to assist with the post hole auger, setting the posts and mixing the concrete. Will you help? Will your bring a friend? Sweat equity depends on more than a few people sweating! C'mon Toledo. Let's do this!
Thursday: Toledo School District Board meeting 7 p.m. at Toledo Middle School. Public invited.
Tech Tuesday: A Grey Area Computer Repair shared this link regarding how the latest ransomware targeting businesses ultimately affects YOU, and reminds everyone to repeat this mantra: back up your files, back up your files, back up your files…
To that end: Wirecutter promoted one cloud paid service over a list of others including GoogleDrive and DropBox in this article.
Lifewire offered this chart covering 6 popular options in their comparison.
PCMag features their Best Online Backup Services of 2017 here.
I(heart)Logan has frequent updates on Facebook. Read his story and find out how to get involved.
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