July 17, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 16

Newsbriefs

Special

meeting wasn’t

A special meeting last Wednesday of the Regional Board of Mayors turned out not to be so special.

The mayors of the four communities didn’t meet last Monday at their regular meeting because only two mayor were able to meet. Then they called a special meeting for Wednesday with the purpose of approving a bid on a curbing project at the Delano Regional Transfer Station.

At that meeting, they had enough mayors present, but decided that they didn’t like the lone bid they received on the project and would advertise for a repeat bid. The advertisement for the bid will run two weeks and the mayors likely will select the winning bid at their August meeting.

Transfer station

in black

The Delano Regional Transfer Station made $8,304.02 in June.

The good month brought the transfer station’s profit to $31,960.69 for the year.

It was the second best month of 2013, with May’s the largest at $10,361.95.

Record yard waste taken in

Electric City and Grand Coulee each had 32 tons of garden material collected during the spring community cleanup. These were the largest collections of garden and yard waste in Grant County, according to records released by the Regional Board of Mayors.

Lasers delayed

The Bureau of Reclamation issued a news release stating that the all new laser light show, “One River, Many Voices” will not be ready until next year. It will replace the current laser show “Water and Life” which has been running for the past 24 seasons. The new show is being prepared by LumaLaser of Eugene, Oregon.

Town to

get new flag

Elmer City will soon have a Washington state flag for its town council chamber. Mayor Mary Jo Carey told council members the town is the only municipality that doesn’t have a state flag in its chambers. She also stated that the United States flag that flies at city hall needs to be replaced because it is tattered.

Senior Center

bus plans

Spokane trips

The Senior Center has its new bus and plans to take a bus trip to the Northtown Mall in Spokane the third Friday of each month. The trip is open to anyone 50 or older, and only one person of a couple needs to be that old to be eligible for the trip. The capacity of the bus is 14 persons and it is wheelchair accessible. The fee for the trip is $15 per person and you can sign up at the Senior Center. Those interested in more information may call Marie Chuinard, 633-0417.

Council

cancelled

The Grand Coulee City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night, July 16, was cancelled for lack of business and a quorum, according to city officials.

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