Lewis County Sheriff’s Office chimed in on Facebook, link here. Likewise the Washington State Patrol, link here.
These senseless acts, while instilling a heightened awareness in local law enforcement circles, have inspired area residents to publicly acknowledge their appreciation to officers in word and deed. Says Brockmueller: Several people have spontaneously thanked us for the work we do everyday, some even sent cards…
This same community show of support took place in 2009 when four Lakewood, WA officers were gunned down at Forza Coffee, and following the 9-11-2001 attack in New York and the Pentagon.
Asked about the effect (of such incidents) on recruitment, he observed little measurable impact. Brockmueller has logged 30+ years serving in Lewis County, including six as Toledo’s Chief of Police.
Website link here.
Recap: Toledo City Council Meeting held a Public Meeting to consider the Rural City Six Year Transportation Program, as required by Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35.77.010 following opening and Department Reports. No public input, either during the Public Hearing or by other means, was heard.
Resolution 238A - Six Year Traffic Improvement Program (TIP) was updated by Public Works Supervisor Craig McCown from the originally proposed document pre-2010 when he joined the City workforce. Nine sidewalk and street surface improvements plus one comprehensive trails projects were outlined. These items would be put before the state for funding requests, along with their estimated costs of around $2 million (updated to reflect inflation). McCown said he was optimistic about the outcome.
Public Works: still tracing a water leak losing several thousand gallons monthly at the High School.
Police: Chief Brockmueller stated repeated calls about one disruptive resident down to only 2 calls last month.
Researched replacement cruiser: 2016 model, lights and other accessories from original to be installed following (approved) purchase. *Monies to borrowed from, and repaid to, other departmental sources.
Other Business: Request was put before the council to grant the owner of a downtown building a repayment schedule to catch up on the water bill some months in arrears, in order to restore service in advance of new tenancy. A good faith payment has already been made, and it was concluded that restoring service in this instance was relatively low-risk, as service interruption would result should the payments lag. Motion was made and passed.
Agenda motions made and passed:
- To endorse the current Resolution 238A - Six Year TIP
- Ordinance 738 - First Reading - Interfund loan*
- Approve Water Storage Improvement Construction Management - Gray & Osborne, Inc.
- Threshing Bee Water Request - Cowlitz Prairie Grange
Meeting adjourned 6:36 p.m.
Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal Board Meeting meets 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at the Toledo Main Fire Station, 150 North Second Street. Visit http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html.
Tech Tuesdays: Toledo’s own A Grey Area Computer Repair has successfully removed that Zepto virus from someone’s computer, and has a DIY warning. Link here.
There’s also a link to Microsoft’s explanation of Ransomware, how to prevent and recover from it.
On a brighter note, FCC voted unanimously to open up access for 5G networks in the US. One spokesperson said: 5G will help more Americans access high-speed internet. Hear that, WinlockNeedsInternet.com? Take heart! Link here.
Struggling with upgrading to Win10? Trusted source groovyPost reports: Microsoft Offers Free Dell PC if they Can’t Upgrade you to Windows 10 in 1 Day. Link here.
Lifehacker reports Ingress pre-dates Poke’mon GO by four years, based on the same data by the same company. And they play well together. Compare for yourself here.
Trusted source The Gadgeteer has the perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for person on your gift list. Check out SharkBanz wearable shark repellant wristband here, with video.
Reliant on Evernote? Don’t want to pay to use it on more than two devices? Trusted source MakeUseOf offers: How to transition to OneNote (link here), or AppleNotes (link here).
Wednesday: The Reptile Man will be at the Toledo Community Library 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. All are invited and of course it is free. Toledo Community Library is on Facebook here or call (360)864-4247.
Also Wednesday: Toledo School District Offline Facilities meeting to be held noon at the Senior Center to talk about our facilities and a bond measure in February 2017. All documents and committee reports to date are available online at the District website, page link here. Copies will be available at the meeting. Pass the word to those who prefer their news via traditional means. Like print.
Also on Wednesday: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesdays monthly at the Community Library. Dessert 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Discover the benefits of membership. On Facebook here.
Mark your calendars: August 13 Seth Martin in Toledo on a quick U-turn to Korea. Catch the area’s favorite banjo-playing singer-songwriter at Camp Singing Wind. Link here.
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