The Grant County Board of Commissioners issued a temporary ban on outdoor burning effective, Wednesday, July 16. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning until further notice and will be lifted when conditions improve. If citizens are caught burning they could face fines and other consequences, a news release noted. The county ban affects all areas not already covered by a permanent outdoor burning ban within cities and towns and their Growth Management Act boundaries.
Relief donations for fire victims can be made to North Cascade Bank. Information on giving to specific fire relief areas is available by calling Scott Anderson, (509) 682-4502, president of the bank.
Group will meet in town hall basement
Elmer City council voted to allow Jeremiah Seekins and a Young Life group to use the town hall basement room. The town will charge $10 a week for use of the room, which Seekins said will be about two hours a week.
a little greener
The town council at Elmer City adopted a greenhouse gas reduction policy at its meeting recently so the town would score higher in any application for Transportation Improvement Board funds. The town is interested in another sidewalk or road improvement project.
Town Hall meeting set
The town of Elmer City will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 24, to discuss the wastewater treatment billings it receives quarterly from Coulee Dam. The meeting will be held at Elmer City hall and the public is invited.
Electric City Councilmember Brad Parrish advised the council that Grant County Transit had purchased two used buses and is making them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. When asked what that meant, Parrish explained that the buses will carry visual symbols to help people who can’t read. Parrish is Electric City’s member on the country transit board.
Electric City’s council voted to declare a 1976 Ford fire truck surplus and instructed city officials to offer it for sale. All money from the sale of the truck and related items will go into the city’s fire fund.