July 24, 2014 in Washington Voices

In brief: Spokane City Council to consider park bond, street levy

 

SPOKANE – The City Council is expected to vote on resolutions to place a proposed street levy and a proposed bond for Riverfront Park on the ballot in November at its regular meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. This is also the last opportunity for public comment before the vote.

If approved by voters, the levy would allow for $25 million annually for street funding and the bond would allow for a one-time $64.3 million investment in Riverfront Park.

These initiatives propose refinancing of existing street and park bonds, and the cost to residents would remain the same at 91 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for the next 20 years.

Free photography workshop planned

MANITO PARK – Amateur photographer Claudia Biggs is hosting a free workshop about garden and flower photography at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Manito Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave.

Call: (509) 456-8038.

Cellphone tower meeting today

GLENROSE AND MORAN PRAIRIE – Verizon Wireless is proposing a new cellphone transmission tower in the shape of a tree to be located at 4620 S. Glenrose Road.

A community meeting about the project will be held by Verizon today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St.

Questions and comments from neighbors are invited. Call: (509) 953-1144.

Fundraiser set for Sweet Adelines

SPOKANE – The Pages of Harmony will host a fundraising event at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive, on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m.

The group is raising money to send its Sweet Adelines quartet to a national competition in Baltimore. The Pepper Quartet performs from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a barbecue dinner.

Suggested donation for show and dinner is $10; $5, dinner only.

Call: (509) 999-1598.

Platelet donation event Saturday

SPOKANE COUNTY – Raising Your Awareness Now – or, RYAN – is a community event to raise awareness about cancer and the need for platelet donations on Saturday at the Inland Northwest Blood Center, 210 W. Cataldo Ave.

The event will include face painting, entertainment, food stations and silent auction items. Proceeds will benefit Ryan Hawkins, a 15-year-old East Valley High School student who is scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant.

If you would like to participate, call Gretchen at (509) 232-4439.

Concert, car show will be Wednesday

INDIAN TRAIL – The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road, postponed its concert and car show to Wednesday, because of the weather forecast.

The car show begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by the band Blues Edition playing from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission to the concert and show is free. Hot rods and classic cars may be entered for $10 a piece. Food is available for purchase from JJ’s Grill & Brewhouse.

Call: (509) 465-0779.

Applicants sought for county openings

Spokane County commissioners are seeking applicants for openings on the Spokane County Library District board of trustees and the Civil Service Commission.

The library district position will fill the remaining term of Daniel J. Davis, which expires on Dec. 31. The appointee would then need to reapply for the next five-year term through 2019.

County commissioners said they are hoping for applicants from Spokane Valley.

The Civil Service Commission needs to fill an unexpired term that runs through 2017.

For further information, contact Ginna Vasquez at the county commissioners’ office at (509) 477-2268 or at gvasquez@spokanecounty.org.


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