Fairfield City Council – The council voted to apply for a grant to fund a project that would pay for an overlay on Main Street plus sidewalks and lighting. Three streets have been identified for chip sealing in 2012 through a partnership with the Department of Transportation, including Second Street from Lake to Bradshaw, Bradshaw from Third to Highway 27 and Bradshaw from Third Street to the west city limits. The town has received money from the Washington State Archives Local Records grant program to find digitizing the town’s minutes, ordinances and resolutions. A short executive session was held, after which the council voted to increase the pay of the city’s only public works employee by $100 a week since the public works director has resigned. (Source: town clerk Cheryl Loeffler)
Rockford City Council – A Department of Ecology shoreline planner spoke about updating the town’s Shoreline Master Plan. The town’s website is being worked on. A $12,500 levy for the Rockford Fire Department will be on the November ballot. In years past the levy has been $10,000. Council members voted to pass an ordinance to designate the town as a Tree City USA. The town’s water rate went up on Aug. 1. (Source: town clerk Darlene LaShaw)
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.