Fall has most certainly arrived. As I sit typing these words, Gary, Bryan and Richard are removing a fallen tree blocking Garrison Drive just west of Pioneer. A second, smaller tree fell just southwest of the big one but fortunately didn’t hit anyone or any streets, cars or buildings. Thanks go to our Public Works crew for working in the pouring rain to keep our streets open and safe.
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As we head into August we’re taking time to look back and ahead at the same time.
“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.
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.
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.
As we move into the month with the toughest name to pronounce correctly (or should that be correctly pronounce?), one of the many focuses of our City Council is keeping
our community as visually appealing as possible. A big step towards doing just that was the passing of a new sign ordinance at the last council meeting in January.
Like most ordinances, it’s a bit wordy to go into the finer points here, but the Reader's Digest version is, anyone planning to post any signs on public right of way is now
The New Year has begun with a number of changes for our city and some pretty wild weather. We went from rain to snow to ice and back again, said goodbye to a member of our City Hall staff and one of our City Councilors and launched our new web site.
I’m happy to report our City Council is back to full strength after the departure of Jerry Arthurs last month. Jerry moved north sometime ago and had been driving over three hours each way to attend meetings. I’d like to thank him for his time and efforts serving on Council and wish him all the best in his new endeavors.