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From the Mayor's Desk - October 2015

The recent wastewater system problem we experienced gave us another chance to use the Southwest Washington Public Alert system to notify our residents of the issue. The calls also asked us not to flush our toilets or run water down any drains until notified it was okay to do so. Our Public Works team was able to resolve the problem in a few hours and a second series of robocalls were made to notify us it was okay to resume using the system.

From the Mayor's Desk - September 2015

Fall doesn’t officially start until September 23rd this year but it looks and feels a lot like it’s here already. The much-needed rain we’ve been getting over the past several days and the brightly colored leaves blowing around town are clear signs summer is coming to an end. Among other things, the arrival of fall signals shorter days ahead, the imminent end of hot weather and the start of a new school year.

From the Mayor's Desk - April 2015

You may have noticed that the parking lots in our Central Business District are becoming less congested over the past few months. This has been an area of focus for us and our efforts are showing signs of progress.

Our next step is to begin enforcing the City’s overnight parking permit program for residents and business owners in the CBD. Our municipal code allows two (2) parking permits for each residential unit in the CBD and one (1) parking permit for each CBD business.

From the Mayor's Desk - February 2015

As we head into February it’s starting to look like we won’t get much of a winter this year. I can’t say I’m overly disappointed to have missed out on shoveling snow this winter but it is a little unnerving to see how small the local snowpack is for this time of year. I don’t foresee any drought conditions in our near future but we certainly are living in some very interesting times.

City Administrator’s Notes - February 2015

Our Mayor, Don Stevens, has been fortunate to strike up a relationship with a local Bigfoot. He is to be congratulated on that action given how reticent the Bigfoot is to human encounter and especially interaction with politicians. However, overtime, the two have shared considerable information on many different topics, which by the way, has enhanced the Mayor’s ability to govern our community.

From the Mayor's Desk - January 2015

Christmas came early for our city this year in the form of some generous donations made by a couple residents.

Lisa and Corey Jones gave us an incredible gift the week before Christmas, a copier that has been a pressing need for us for sometime now. Our old copier has been on its last legs for the past few years and figuring out how to acquire a replacement within the confines of our already very tight budgets has not been a successful endeavor.

From the Mayor's Desk - December 2014

The holiday season is here and it’s the perfect time for a reminder about our pets, both those who live with us now and those in our futures. Over the past several weeks we’ve rescued three dogs in our community. The first was an adorable Chihuahua who I happened to see running down the middle of the east bound lane of Cascade Drive, just in front of the Chevron station. I had just turned onto Cascade and saw him running behind a pickup truck as fast as his little legs would carry him.

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