- Toledo City Council Recap
- Holiday Closures & Deadlines
- Today: Medic One, v:T Arts, Rec & Events
Monday Night’s City Council meeting included second readings of the 2017 Budget & amendments to 2016’s budget, a special presentation by Citizens For Great Toledo Schools, new water tower progress report plus request for funds to complete testing, and tree issue complaints from a local homeowner.
The Citizens For Great Toledo Schools, an ad hoc group promoting a $21 million school district bond to upgrade the 40-year-old high school facility, sought the endorsement of Toledo City Council in their goals.
Police Chief Brockmueller reported moving forward with shifting responsibility to the sheriff’s department for evidence storage, as they have the resources to better manage materials.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten said Monday’s Civil Service review was complete. She attended Winlock City Council meeting December 12 to follow up on contract police services with Toledo.
Resolution 241A - Support Toledo School District Bond - passed.
Larry Brown Construction - Progress Estimate #3 - $68,189.31. New water tower reservoir full now, with no leaks. Passed.
Gray & Osbourne Recommendation - Water Tower Project - Up to $20,000 requested to install two quick valves on Tuesday following Christmas, getting new system online by Thursday. Passed.
Resident Ken Meyers addressed the City Council about dangerously tall, potentially unhealthy trees within the city’s purview posing a risk to his property and the right of way. Distributing photocopied pics of the 100-foot trees, he stated Lewis County PUD denied any responsibility. Two area contractors submitted conservative estimates for bringing down the giants. Discussion ensued over obligation for removal with no conclusive results. Tabled.
Ordinance #741 - 2017 Budget (second reading) - passed.
Ordinance #742 - 2016 Budget Amendments (second reading) - passed.
Council Members adjourned for 5 minutes to consider a personnel issue, reconvening briefly before adjourning at 6:54 p.m.
STUDENT ART CONTEST
Gallery 505 Artist Co-Op is having an art contest for children aged 3-17. The theme of the current contest is “IMAGINATION”. All contestants will have their art displayed at Gallery 505 and four winners will be chosen to receive a prize, an art kit with various art mediums. The age groups are 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, and 12-17.
All drawings or paintings can be submitted on a regular 8 ½ by 11-inch sheet of paper. You must include the child’s age, address, and phone number and parent’s email. All entries are due by December 24, 2016 and the winners will be announced January 2, 2017.
Submit all entries to Gallery 505 Artist Co-op
at 205 Cowlitz Street; Toledo, WA
Tuesday-Saturday 1-5 pm. 360.864.2789
Tuesday: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, December 20, 2016
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Christmas Time in Toledo -- Mayor Dobosh
c. Common Ground Garden Community -- Gary Whiteside
a. Cool & Connected: The First 100 Days -- Sheila Richardson, et al
b. Christmas Holiday committee --
a. Fresh from the Farm -- via email:
b. Toledo Senior Center -- Joh Jones
c. Toledo School Bond -- Supt. Chris Rust
December 24 - Toledo Community Library - Closed.
December 24 restricted service: Post Office will be open for package pick-up 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Knock on wooden door next to inside mail drop slot. No front desk services or phone answering.
All Timberland branches closed Saturday, December 24.
December 26 Holiday closures: Toledo City Hall, Senior Center, Post Office, and all branches of Timberland Bank.
December 26 Holiday openings: everything retail, it seems. Especially online. Shop securely.
*Toledo Schools Winter Break December 21, 2016 - January 3, 2017.
Greg says: If anyone is still using Yahoo, this is a good article.
What Yahoo users can do to protect their data after a billion-account breach. ~csmonitor.com
A Grey Area Computer Repair is on Facebook here.
Yesterday a friend told me about her sister, recently widowed, who returned to her car at a large retailer to find a window broken, and all the important personal papers of her dearly departed spouse missing. By the time she contacted police to report the breach, several accounts had been accessed already.
Hearing this tale spurred me to post the annual link to How I Got Rid Of 4 Filing Cabinets (& All My Bookcases) early, instead of waiting until January’s customary organizing drive.
You may recall my own experience with two incidents of ID theft involved paper. Over a decade later, it’s still the weak link.
Tis the Season: Lifehacker spells it out in Top 10 Things to Do On Your Family's Computer When You Go Home for the Holidays.
Check out CultOfMac Best MAC accessories of 2016 and sign up for their Deals newsletter.
MoneyTalksNews offers 10 Free Things That Used To Cost Money in case you start pining for the old days.
Lewis County Fire District 2 is accepting applications for a part-time firefighter/emt.
Applications close 12/29/2016.
For application packet please contact:
Diane Wallace / Human Resource Manager
Lewis County Fire District 2
150 North Second Street – Toledo
Today: ToledoTel’s Bingo Daily Number link here.
Reminder: 5 cans/$5 = 1 raffle ticket for 40” Visio HDTV. All proceeds benefit Toledo Food Bank.
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