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Bus building sought

Larry Curtis, representing the Senior Center, appeared again before Grand Coulee’s city council asking if the city will allow Seniors to build a garage in which to store their two buses.

In a prior appearance, the council had advised Curtis that it appeared the garage would violate the city zoning code but that the city would get back to him. The Seniors own land to build the garage on but it isn’t allowed unless there is a residence on the same property.

Mayor Chris Christopherson said that the city would get back to the seniors on their idea of a bus garage.

Dinner to

benefit museum

An “all you can eat” benefit dinner for the Coulee Pioneer Museum will be offered Friday

The dinner is being put on by Flo’s Restaurant at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center on Main Street from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The dinner is spaghetti, bread, salad and cake made by Sue Shear. Flo’s is purchasing the food and supplying the cooks and the total take on the dinner goes to the museum.

Ticket are $10 per person or $20 per family.

The museum, located at 3 Coulee Boulevard in Electric City, is now open from 10-2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Birdie Hensley said that the benefit money will help the museum with displays and other critical needs. She invited the public to drop by and see what the museum has to offer.

Sewer pipe

slated for fix

Martin Road will soon have its sewer system fixed.

Public works director Dennis Francis told Grand Coulee’s council at its last meeting that the sewer pipe along Martin Road is in critical condition and wanted to install a plastic pipe liner to repair the line.

Francis put $45,000 in this year’s budget for the repair.

He said he could still get the work done this year and that two different firms are equipped to do it.

The pipe liners increase the life of a sewer line by 50-100 years, Francis said. He would like to do a similar project next year but wasn’t prepared to state where and how much it would cost.

He said that he would work up figures during this budget work up which is going on now for 2014.

The council agreed to move ahead with the Martin Road project.

 

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