Week in review

Rockford City Council – The council hosted an Association of Washington Cities meeting for the small towns in the area. A public hearing on proposed Community Development Block Grant projects will be held during the Oct. 19 council meeting. A public hearing on a proposed one percent property tax increase will also be held that night. The town is organizing a tire recycling event for Oct. 22. Rockford residents can bring old tires to City Hall for recycling. (Source: Town clerk Darlene LaShaw)

Fairfield City Council – The town will have a yard debris day on Oct. 22. The council is considering a form that would allow disabled and elderly residents to apply for assistance in removing snow berms at the end of their driveways. The town is also looking into establishing a real estate excise tax on home sales to help fund capital projects. (Source: Town clerk Cheryl Loeffler)

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