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From the Mayor's Desk - May 2013

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.

From the Mayor's Desk - April 2013

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.

February 2013

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

January 2013

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.

December 2012

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.

November 2012

As we move closer to the holiday season I’d like to welcome two new employees to our Public Works department. Gary Bridgewater and Russell Watts came on board in mid-October and are working with Bryan to get up to speed on the many systems and areas they support to keep all of us safe and happy.

October 2012

Fall is officially here and the leaves are already changing colors. In addition to the seasonal changes, I’m happy to report our City Council is back to full strength with the appointment of Patience Udall to fill Position 4. Patience is a self-employed business owner and has served our city through volunteering with Gorge Days. Please join me in welcoming her to our Council and congratulate her the next time you see her at the post office or around town.

September 2012

September is here which means school is back in session. While some of us are happier about that than others, one thing we can all agree on is the need to be extra careful driving around town now that kids are waiting for school buses in the morning and walking home in the afternoons. Please be extra careful as you approach bus stops and watch for pedestrians as your navigate our city streets.