- Highlights: City Council
- Medic One Board Meets Tonight
- LC Senior Center Transition Team Wednesday In Centralia
- Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board
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Highlights: Last night’s City Council met to address resident’s water backflow issues, a boundary line adjustment request, water tower installation & rehabilitation progress estimate, and a special event permit request.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of Shirley Grubbs, Mayor of Toledo 1980 - 1987. Several council members proffered their own remembrances of Grubbs. Her photo can be seen on the Council Chambers wall of past leaders.
Public Works Superintendent Steve Blahut declared the water treatment plant’s replacement diffuser arrived Monday, and was being installed at the time of the City Council meeting. The unit is one of two in operation; while the system can operate with one unit, the second provides greater capacity under high demand, and important as a back-up as evidenced.
In a letter to the city, a couple protested an ultimatum they received requiring installation of a water backflow valve costing around $6,700 or face city water shut off. Along with their neighbor, they requested the City explore other alternatives. Discussion ensued, with a Special Workshop set before the regular Council meeting July 17. No change in service will occur prior to the workshop.
Goble, a property owner, requested a boundary line adjustment where the plat borders the street by a narrow margin. Several options were proposed, with some history of slides mentioned. The matter was tabled pending further investigation.
John Hinton of Gray & Osbourne presented the water tower project final estimate to the City, $63,000, while acknowledging $40,000 over-budget expenses due to weather (time & materials to stabilize soil during heavy rain, etc.). City Clerk Michelle Whitten reminded the room that most of the project costs was covered by various grants, reducing the burden on taxpayers. The City has contacted WSDOT about tidying up the area outside the fence line; a historical interpretive sign placed adjacent to the newly painted water tower is being considered as part of a larger project by Toledo trails promoters. Council motion passed.
Steamboat Plaza submitted a Special Event Permit Request late Friday to the City. Council tabled any decision to grant or deny pending more detail on the diagram included, and specifics concerning emergency and sidewalk access.
WDFW has not yet responded to Toledo’s request to repair the original water treatment haul road.
Joh Jones asked Toledo to back a hotel-motel grant application to promote tourism efforts underway in conjunction with DiscoverLewisCounty. As the window to apply is narrow, requiring an expensive audit outside the reach of small non-profits that would benefit most, teaming with the City would remove that barrier. Jones agreed to take on the balance of the application requirements. She is working on other grants for groups around Toledo as well. Council motion passed.
In other business: Several people worked on clearing brush from overlooked City properties, asking to have the material picked up for disposal. Thanks went out to Mike Haug for donating a lift for water tower mural project, Terry Demery for loan of steel plates, others who cleared the hillside. Mayor Dobosh thanked the 22 people who participated in the June 22 Clean Up Day. New mural underway at Post Office.
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
Lewis County Senior Center Transition Team meets 1 p.m. Wednesday at Twin Cities Senior Center, 2545 North National Avenue, Chehalis.Public welcome & encouraged to attend. Find out how you can make a difference. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for agenda and details.
Monique Norberg posted: Soccer Camp Ages 5-12 July 10-14th at Toledo Middle School. Please let me know the t-shirt sizes of the campers and if you can please mail in the payment before June 30th.
Make checks payable to MT. ST. Helens soccer club.
Any questions please feel free to call me.
1 360 751-5664
Head Women's Soccer Coach Centralia College Women
Head Boys High School Coach Toledo/Winlock United
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From Native Soil Farm: In our practice of Natural Agriculture we seek to restore the vital and sacred relationship between humankind and the environment. Building and fostering gratitude within this community becomes a key element to our success. We try to maintain mindfulness of the consumers who will eventually eat our produce. Our produce is planted with love, cared for with love and harvested with love. You will taste the difference.
Event details and contact numbers for this year’s Cheese Days are listed in the online program hosted by Toledo Lions Club. Volunteers are stepping up to continue clean up in corners all over town, Steamboat Alley pavers are in place, the Senior Center’s Second Time Around Sale is now collecting items* and Common Ground Toledo is blooming all over.
Looking to be a vendor for Cheese Days? Call Jeanette at 360-864-4485.
Cheese Days 2017 is on Facebook.
Reminder: you can vote once daily through July 2 to name Cheese Days Number 1 in The Chronicle’s Annual Best Of Lewis County.
*Second Time Around Sale accepting most items with some exceptions, due to space considerations. Contact (360)864-2112 for details.
Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board
Sobering news from groovyPost - A Phisher Hacked Gmail’s Two-Factor Authentication – Here’s How He Did It.
On the flip side, Microsoft Eliminates Passwords for Signing into Online Services – Here’s How to Set It Up!
Cultofmac offers: Name your price for this massive pack of premium Mac apps.
Moneytalksnews warns: Switching Cell Phone Carriers? Here Are the 3 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid.
Does your new smartphone have one of those non-replaceable batteries? Need to charge during your workday? Read how Deleting Facebook Can Dramatically Boost Your Smartphone Juice.
*Tip: I did the same with Gmail, another resource hog. I can open a browser to view it.
Q: Do you know how to check which apps are using the most battery?
Still rocking old-school Windows? Earlier versions of Window OS need cyber security too. WindowsSecrets has you covered. : Got XP? Get Your Patches.
Don’t like the direction your movie is headed? Netflix just launched Choose-Your-Own-Adventures. Now everyone is a screenwriter (or not).
I(heart)Logan fundraiser dinner June 24. Details on Facebook.
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