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Week in Review

Sat., May 9, 2009

Fire District 13 (Newman Lake) – Commissioners approved to motion to pay deputy chiefs on an hourly basis rather than salaried. The auxiliary will be purchasing equipment for the district, including a hose washer, two hose rollers, a fire extinguisher for the fire boat and a rescue pack. Several fundraisers are coming up, including the Newman Lake garage sale June 6 and the annual hot dog sale July 4-5. (Source: Secretary Rosa Ingram)

Fairfield City Council – Council members discussed the upcoming Fairfield Transportation Improvement Board project and what to do with soil, rock and gravel from the project. Mosquito fogging will begin May 11, with the truck making rounds every other Monday after dusk. Fairfield will be participating again in the program to bus children to the Tekoa City Pool. Approximately 60 loads of debris was disposed of during the annual Yard and Garden Debris Day on April 25. Roads will be oiled on May 23. Vandalism problems at the skate park bathrooms have been alleviated somewhat now that the doors are locked at night. (Source: Town clerk Cheryl Loeffler)

Rockford City Council – A public hearing was held on the amended zoning map, which will be up for a vote at the next meeting. Council members voted to participate in the program to bus children to the Tekoa City Pool this summer. A chipping day is being held today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind City Hall. (Source: Town clerk)

Liberty Lake SCOPE – Volunteers discussed staffing at several upcoming events, including the police station open house, a fun run and July 4 events. (Source: President Tom Lundstrom)

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