First I’d like to say good-bye and fair well. You are wonderful people living in a beautiful city – it’s been a great experience working for you. I am confident that Don, the council, and the new administrator will oversee continued improvements in the coming years! Please involve yourselves in city business – it only works well when people pay attention and voice their opinions!
“The only constant is change” is one of many variations of a quote attributed to a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus who predated Plato by about a century. Like a lot of quotes from the ancient Greeks it was pretty darn insightful and still holds true today.
It looks like summer has arrived and there’s a fair bit of activity in our town.
We are busy hiring a new Public Works Field Supervisor and a new City Clerk / Treasurer / Administrator – the lead position for our public works crew and the city’s chief operations officer. With the new people will come both the standard hiccups as we get them trained and the new opportunities as we take advantage of new talents!
As a longtime baseball fan, I always enjoyed hearing Harry Caray say, “Holy Cow!” And I shared that same sense of excitement and joy when I realized Gorge Days is only about a month away!
We are super excited to have Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts back again. They will be performing a free concert from 4pm to 6pm to wrap things up Saturday night, but don’t miss out on any of the other fun, educational and/or stimulating events going on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th.
Spring has sprung and there is a lot of activity going on around here…
The Planning Commission/Heritage Trails committee will be holding an open house to get public input on the Big Foot Discovery Trails plan on May 7. In the meantime, please look over the materials on the large display in city hall – we would really like your input!
With all the nice weather we’ve been experiencing it’s quickly become mowing season again. The good news is our city looks its best with green grass and brightly colored flowers, the not so good news is the grass grows almost supernaturally fast around here this time of year. I know from personal experience how challenging it is to keep a yard under control and want to thank all who are fighting the same battle with their own little yards. Please remember to comply with our city code which requires grass and weeds not exceed 12 inches in height.
As spring begins, I’m happy to report we have a new City Council member on board and at least one applicant for our remaining opening which we hope to fill at our next meeting on April 9th. If you’re interested, there’s still time to apply for the open position. In order to qualify you must have been a resident of North Bonneville for at least one year prior to applying and you must be registered to vote in Skamania County.
I’m very excited to say that we’ve finally converted to our new utility billing software, which is the last phase of updating our old financial software. We’ve moved from old black-and-white DOS-based screens and ancient dot-matrix printers to a brand new system with all sorts of bells and whistles!