Very early deadline for newspaper
The Star Newspaper will publish early for the two holiday dates, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
News copy for the Dec. 25 issue needs to be turned in by noon Friday, Dec. 20; and news copy for the Jan. 1 issue needs to be in the Star office by noon Friday, Dec. 27.
Port District 7 commissioners have called a community meeting for 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, to discuss and get input on what improvements people would like to see for Banks Lake Golf Course. Commissioners are planning to apply for a grant to make the improvements. Commissioners encourage anyone who has an interest in the course to attend the meeting which will be held at the golf course meeting room. The Port District has managed the course for the past two seasons.
Grand Coulee’s Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual awards holiday party Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at the firehall. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m, with awards following.
Grand Coulee City Council declared surplus a police vehicle at the request of Chief of Police Mel Hunt. The 2006 vehicle had 113,143 miles on it and was in for repair. Hunt told the council that the estimate to fix the patrol car was over $6,000 and the value of the car was under $5,000.
The Regional Board of Mayors meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, was cancelled because an official stated there was no business to be discussed. The next RBOM meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at Electric City’s council room.
Civil service tests coming
Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission had two meetings scheduled this week prior to Saturday’s all-day oral and written tests for eight candidates for a single city police patrol position. The group met Monday and will meet again at 5:30 p.m. Friday to go over procedures for conducting the tests. It will be the first such testing for the commission, made up of three new members. The commission will move the top three candidates forward to Police Chief Mel Hunt for consideration.
Mechanic court date set
The municipal court date for a local mechanic has been set for Jan. 24. Donovan Picard has been notified by the city that he is in violation of city ordinances for operating a mechanic’s garage without a city business license and in a residential zone. He has received one $750 citation and will argue his position in court that date.