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In brief: Greene Street Bridge repairs will be topic at open house

Thu., June 27, 2013, midnight

Greene Street Bridge repairs will be topic at open house

Spokane – The city of Spokane is hosting an open house Friday to discuss repairs for the Greene Street Bridge.

The bridge needs repairs to eliminate weight restrictions.

The open house will be Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Spokane Community College’s Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St.

The project will take place this fall and winter, and it will restrict traffic on the bridge and close Marshall Avenue to through traffic from Greene Street, with local access from Fiske Street.

Carlisle Street’s access to Greene will be limited with detours via Freya Street.

City staff will be available to answer questions at the open house. Parking in lot P1 is free after 5 p.m.

Friends of Manito plans picnic fundraiser for pond

SOUTH HILL – The Friends of Manito is hosting a fundraising picnic on July 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the lower Manito Park picnic shelter.

The picnic features food from O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, music by Big Red Barn and a silent auction.

All proceeds go toward the restoration of Mirror Pond – affectionately known as the duck pond. Tickets must be purchased by July 9. Tickets are $30 for adults; $10 for youths ages 6 to 16 years; and free for children 5 and younger.

Purchase tickets online at www.thefriendsofmanito.org or call (509) 456-8038.

Transportation board seeks to fill vacancy

SPOKANE – The city of Spokane’s Transportation Benefit District has a vacancy on the citizen advisory board that helps determine priorities for TBD funding.

The at-large position that is open on the citizens transportation advisory board has a term ending on Nov. 11. A successful candidate may seek reappointment at that date.

The citizen board administers a $2.6 million annual fund for street projects and pedestrian improvements according to the city’s six-year pavement maintenance program.

To request an application form call: (509) 625-6255.

Comstock Park will celebrate 75th year at rededication

SOUTH HILL – Comstock Park is celebrating its 75th birthday with a rededication July 11 starting at 5 p.m.

Mayor David Condon and Park Board President Randy Cameron will be there, and live music by Hot Club of Spokane begins at 6 p.m. and runs through 8:30 p.m.

The park was originally dedicated on July 1, 1938.

The free event will take place in the area near 29th Avenue and Howard Street.


 

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