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.

The vacancy his departure created has been filled by Rick Lowrance, who was raised in the Columbia Gorge and moved to North Bonneville in August of 2011. Rick is an Air Force veteran and is now retired. Please join me in welcoming Rick to the Council and wishing him well as he works on our behalf.

With the City Council back to full membership, I’d like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in serving on the North Bonneville Planning Commission to toss their hat in the ring. Our Planning Commission normally has five members but is currently operating with only three, the minimum required in order to hold meetings and conduct business.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, please consider joining our Planning Commission and helping shape the future of our city. The Planning Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on zoning, signage, economic development and many other topics that all influence the direction our community will take in the years to come. Serving on the Commission requires a serious commitment of time and energy but the results are worth the effort and you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of giving back to our city and residents.

For more information and to submit your application please contact us at City Hall or speak to one of our current Commission members: Greg Hartnel, Bob Bianchi and Ron Winter.

As always, I am happy to address your questions, comments ands concerns regarding all aspects of our community. You can reach me by don [at] (subject: (email) and the phone number here at City Hall is 427-8182. I’m not always in my office but I will get back to you as quickly as possible.