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.
Our newest member, Bob Bianchi, was approved at our last meeting in March, getting us back to four of five positions filled. Bob has served on our Planning Commission for several years and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to our Council along with his ability to listen carefully and work collaboratively towards common goals.
At our next meeting on April 9th the city council will consider applicants for the opening created by Patience Udall’s departure. Patience has been a steadying influence, an analytical thinker and has provided fresh insight into many of the issues our city faces. While we are saddened to see her leave, we thank her for her service and wish her all the best in her new endeavors.
Our Planning Commission has already approved a new member to fill Mr. Bianchi’s vacated position but does still have two alternate positions open. For more information on City Council and Planning Commission duties you can contact City Hall at 427-8182 or in person or speak to a current member of either group.
Speaking of our Planning Commission, they have completed their Bigfoot Discovery Trails Plan (formerly Heritage Trails Plan) and will be hosting an open house on May 7th from 6 pm to 8 pm at City Hall to give us all a sneak peek at their plan. They will have a display showing their planned signage and other details and encourage all residents to stop by, take a look and share your thoughts. Comment cards will also be available in City Hall for those unable to attend.
As always, your input and ideas regarding our city are welcome and will help influence the look of our community for the future. Let your voice be heard. If you have questions or comments about any aspect of our city you can reach me at 427-8182 or via email.