Saturday, January 18, 2014
Hood River County Library District board meets Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke meeting room at Hood River Library, 502 State St. (In case of construction on State Street, parking is available across the street at the Hood River News lot.)
On the agenda is a report by Harley Judd, teen services librarian, and reports by Director Buzzy Nielsen, including financial report, and Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation.
Hood River City Council holds a special meeting, in executive session, on Jan. 23, at 5 p.m., to review candidates for the city manager position.
The executive session is closed to the public, as this is a personnel matter.
The council expects to receive 8-15 recommended files, via the search firm it has hired. From that list, the council hopes to reduce it to five or so finalists who will be invited to Hood River for interviews.
The final day to apply for the position was Jan. 12, and by last Friday 33 candidates had submitted their applications; the total is expected to nearly double.
These are the regular meeting times of governing bodies for these agencies:
Cascade Locks City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 140 W. WaNaPa St., second and fourth Mondays of the month.
Cascade Locks Planning Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 140 W. WaNaPa St., second Thursday of the month.
Cascade Locks Port Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 140 W. WaNaPa St., first and third Thursdays of the month.
City of Hood River Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Second St., generally the first and third Mondays of the month. Place and dates subject to change.
Hood River Port Commission, 5 p.m., 100 E. Port Marina Drive, board room, first and third Tuesdays of the month.
Hood River City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Second St., second and fourth Mondays of the month.
Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, 4 p.m., OSU Extension Service Building, 2990 Experiment Station Road, first Thursday of the month.
Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, 6 p.m., Aquatic Center, 1601 May St., third Wednesday of the month. Place subject to change.
Hood River County
Hood River County Board of Commissioners regular session, 6 p.m., 601 State St., first floor conference room, third Monday of the month. Time subject to change.
Hood River County Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., 309 State St., first floor, generally second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Hood River County Water Planning Group, 2 p.m., 601 State St., first floor conference room, generally first Wednesday of the month.
Museum Board Meeting, 12 p.m., Grace Su’s China Gorge Restaurant, generally second Wednesday of the month.
Hood River County Commission on Children and Families Board meeting, 5:15 p.m., Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital boardroom, generally first Tuesday of the month.
Hood River County School Board, 6:30 p.m., District Office, 1011 Eugene St., second and fourth Wednesdays of the month unless school vacations or other holidays interrupt the schedule. Place subject to change.
Hood River County Transportation District, 9 a.m., Hood River County Transportation District Board Room, 224 Wasco Loop, second Wednesday of the month.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge