For non-textile recycling, Toledo Lions Club collects donated eyeglasses for children and people in need all year. That’s not all they do.
November 2 The Toledo Lions Club hosts free health screening 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Toledo Elementary School.
November 12 Lewis County Veterans Day Parade receives major support from local Lions.
And each year Lions Club Turkey Bingo distributes 75 birds to to area families on Friday before Thanksgiving (November 18 this year) plus 50 food baskets before Christmas.
Toledo Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at Toledo City Park, or Morgan Arts Centre during cooler weather. Toledo Lions Club is also on Facebook.
Toledo Food Share says: “Due to the rains coming and food production slowing down, we've decided to make October 23rd our last Food Share for the season! We'll be sure to let you know when we start picking up again come Spring.”
Area news source Lewistalk.com features a like-minded effort developing across the county and joining other areas in addresing hunger, reducing waste and connecting communities at Gleanme.org.
Article link here.
For those who define gleaning more broadly, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has an app for that: GoHunt.
Also: Due to early closures this Spring, WDFW has posted razor clam harvesting at Twin Harbors through Wednesday. Licenses required. Purchase online or locally at Riverside Deli & Foodmart, (360)864-2121.
Bid the October Hunter’s Moon a fond farewell and hope for a clearer skies Thursday, the projected peak night of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Details at Earthsky.org.
Recap: Monday’s City Council included a public hearing on Toledo’s 2017 budget plus a budget workshop following the regular meeting.
Police Chief John Brockmueller reported 14 calls of service since the last council meeting, down significantly. One repeated complaint raising the number for several months involved a recurring disturbance and a resident with chronic mental health issues,resolved with help from Lewis County MH resources.
Public Works Superintendent Craig McCown reported minor leaks and repairs on city water systems with only minor issues. Treatment plant back up and functioning.
City Park was closed to visitors during recent high winds as a safety measure.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten and office staff completed required training last week.
An updated Shoreline Master Plan document was presented to City Council for consideration by John Hinton of Gray and Osbourn. Required changes to the original recognize state interests override local, explained as standard language in MSP’s. Council will review and move on the revisions at their next meeting.
Cost increases on the water tower mural project for scaffolding were presented. With the return of rainy weather, the contractor will reschedule in the Spring of 2017.
No further update on image revisions was available.
New reservoir nearly completed. Progress payment was approved.
Cool and Connected community meeting in November, time and date to be confirmed shortly.
Requested alley vacation was discussed at length between adjacent property owners and the Council. No resolution was reached.
Regular meeting adjourned 6:46 p.m
Council reconvened 6:46 p.m. for the scheduled Budget Workshop.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten displayed a policy handbook, a binder covering various aspects associated with city management including annual budgets. As changes are enacted over time, the handbook will be available for view during office hours.
Workshop concluded 7:25 p.m.
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Before you accuse me of goin’ all political on you, read beyond the second paragragh of this election article from Buzzfeed.com on gmail hacking.
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Today: Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting 7 p.m third Tuesdays at Toledo Main Fire Station.
*Mark your calendars: Cowlitz Prairie Grange hosts Booster Night October 26. Pumpkin decorating (ages 3-15) and costume contests for kids and adults. Hamburgers, hotdogs and chili served 6:30 p.m. Learn about Junior Grange and Subordinate Grange. Contact Tom Boone, Lecturer, (360)266-7055.
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