I just talked about the yard debris dumping areas in the June newsletter but in light of a recent change it’s worth revisiting the topic here.
Don Stevens's blog
By the time this newsletter gets published Gorge Days will be just a few days away. The weather was supposed to be nice and sunny but it’s starting to look like we may get some rain this year. I hope it won’t be enough to dampen anybody’s spirits or keep anybody away.
Welcome to summer! Our weather is still on the inconsistent side with almost daily changes from sunny and warm to cloudy and cool (with the usual showers thrown in for good measure), but overall it’s definitely feeling more like the cold, wet weather is behind us and the time has come to think about getting outdoors to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
As we move into May, we will see several city infrastructure projects getting started.
As we head into April there are plenty of things to get excited about beyond the improving weather and the sound of lawn mowers in the air.
Spring will officially begin this month, but it feels like we’ve been in spring cleaning mode for months already. Between all the downed trees and branches and other damage inflicted on our community by the storms in November and December, our public works crew has been burning their candles at both ends and the middle. In addition to all their clean up duties, they have also been manually regulating the reservoirs that supply our city water system.
It’s still a little early for spring cleaning but it is a good time to remind all residents of our Central Business District (CBD) that parking permits are required for overnight parking anywhere in the CBD area.
If you have a business in the CBD you are entitled to one (1) parking permit and if you are a resident in the CBD you get two (2) permits. If you have a business and reside in the same building you are entitled to both types of permits for a total of three (3).
As we start the New Year we often try to come up with a resolution or two to improve our lives or the lives of those in our circle of family and friends. Sometimes we are able to stick to our resolutions and realize some positive results, but other times we give it a try for a few weeks or a month before giving up so we can deal with all the duties and responsibilities in our lives and consider ourselves fortunate to just be here. If you are working to stay true to your resolution, I wish you all the best and hope you are successful in your endeavors.
As we head into the last month of the year we find ourselves cleaning up after the worst storm I recall since moving to North Bonneville in 2005. While it will be some time before we get things back to normal, it was very heartening to witness so many of our residents pitching in during the storm to clear downed trees, unclog the catch basins that feed our storm water system and generally look out for each other.
As a kid growing up, whenever I made a bad decision my dad would tell me, “Everybody makes mistakes, next time make a new one.” I always appreciated him pointing out my errors while also reminding me that in many cases the lessons we learn through those mistakes tend to stay with us, hopefully preventing us from making them again.