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School boards to meet together

The boards of Nespelem and Grand Coulee Dam school districts will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, March 22, at La Presa Restaurant, in Grand Coulee, at 6 p.m. The joint board meeting is open to the public.

Park board considering bids

The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District is considering bids from three companies interested in taking care of North Dam Park.

Bids were opened at the commission’s regular meeting March 6, and commissioners are weighing price, experience, proposed work and references in their deliberations.

Taylor Enterprises bid $18,578. Oasis Lawn Care bid $20,000, and Pride Building Maintenance and Landscape bid $17,600.

Commission Chair Bob Valen said a decision must be made by the end of March.

Council appointments made

Several appointments were made at Electric City’s city council meeting last Tuesday night. Councilmember Lonna Bussert was appointed to the hotel/motel committee to replace Brad Parrish, who had held the position but recently resigned from the council. Councilmember Aaron Derr was appointed to the park committee.

And the council will seek a replacement for Carol Nordine, who as a citizen represented the city on the Grant County Health District. Nordine told the council that she wanted to hold a yard sale at the Vet Center on May 20, to raise money for the new city park behind the fire station. Councilmember Rich McGuire was named to the Grant County Transit committee.

Support group for care providers starts

A support group for those providing care for persons with dementia and chronic illnesses will begin in the art room at the Senior Center from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., April 3, Education and support will be led by a trained facilitator at no cost. Call Betty at 509- 631-2201 for additional information.

Free legal advice offered

Many local attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions and provide limited legal representation and advice on various legal topics at a “Free Legal Advice Clinic” next month in Ephrata.

The Grant County Bar Association’s event will include advice on many legal issues from family law to criminal defense to estate planning.

The event will happen Friday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 124 3rd Ave SW, Ephrata, WA.

Appointments can be made by calling 509-221-1824. Drop-ins will also be accepted on a first come, first-serve basis.

All clients must meet 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

The event is hosted by Benton and Franklin Legal Aid and sponsored by Jerry Moberg & Associates, PS.

Equalization volunteer sought

County commissioners are looking for a citizen of Grant County to serve a three-year term on the Board of Equalization, which hears appeals on property tax evaluations and more. At a minimum, the board holds day-long hearings seven to 10 times per year.

The volunteer should be able to attend scheduled hearings and attend state-mandated training within one year of appointment. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of appraisal methods; experience in real estate sales and marketing, banking, farming; and general knowledge of the County. Members may not hold an elected office or be employed by an elected official.

Volunteer applications are accessible from the county website at: http://www.grantcountywa.gov/Request/Volunteer. Letters of interest should go to Board of Equalization, 35 C Street NW, Ephrata, WA, 98823.

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