OKANOGAN – About fifty people were in attendance for the latest meeting of the Okanogan Coalition for Property Rights at the Virginia Grainger Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 3.
OROVILLE – Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works, told the Oroville City Council that the sidewalk pavers were doing the last of the clean-up before putting the pedestrian project to bed until spring.
“There’s a lot of area that is between 9th Avenue and Expressions that needs to be done, and we prefer that they wait until spring,” Noel said.
It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as Tim Whiteaker, a former Oroville School Director, was reelected to a school board position he can’t legally hold.
OROVILLE – While it’s back to square one on the decision as to who will get Osoyoos Lake State Veterans’ Memorial Park, the state has agreed to open up its registration system to park users again in 2010.
TONASKET – The school board was still deciding on the amount they will be trying to pass with the 2010 levy after their meeting on Monday, Nov. 23.
TONASKET – The city council voted to increase the ad valorem rate by 1.63 percent during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The increase of 1.63 percent will bring an additional $1,863 to the city over 2009′s collection of $113,939. This increase was supported by all council members except Jean Ramsey, who voted against the increase.
OROVILLE – Steve Colvin told the Oroville School Board that they were holding an illegal meeting, as there was not a quorum because the terms of two board members had ended the day before and a recently elected member had not been seated.
NORTH COUNTY – A Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 4 and in Oroville on Saturday, Dec. 5 and everyone is encouraged to come and help ring in the coming holidays.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a proposed 2010 city budget of $8,024,325 at their Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting.
TONASKET – Three years ago, Jim Neal, Jr. was paralyzed in a local farming accident and next week a benefit auction will be held at the Tonasket Saloon to raise money for him.