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The INDEPENDENT, September 16, 2004
Law enforcement, parks, council
members, mayor on Banks ballot
If Banks residents want a
city police department and im-
proved parks, they will have to
decide on two levies that will be
on the November 2 ballot.
The four-year operating levy
for law enforcement would cost
property owners $2.00 per
$1,000 of assessed (not ap-
praised) value. The funds could
be used only for law enforce-
ment personnel, equipment
and services.
A prior five-year levy, passed
in 1998, was based at $1.80
per thousand of assessed val-
ue. Banks voters have twice
approved a new police levy but,
in both elections, voter turnout
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A DAPTORS - 3/16” TO 2”
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503-324-9808
SUNSET
LAUNDRY
Wash…$1.00
Dry…25¢
was too low to meet the double
majority requirement. That re-
quirement does not apply in the
November General Election.
The second levy, for parks
maintenance and improve-
ments would cost 75 cents per
$1,000 of assessed (not ap-
praised) value. Also a four-year
levy, the funds could be used
only for maintaining or improv-
ing city parks.
After nearly 20 years of vol-
unteer service for the City of
Banks, Mayor Bob Orlowski is
stepping down, so voters will
also be choosing a new mayor.
Two candidates are seeking
the mayor’s position – City
Councilor Terri Branstitre and
long-time planning commission
member Mike Lyda will both be
on the ballot.
Three vacancies on the city
council have attracted only two
candidates. Ryan Birr is seek-
ing another term. Brian Biehl,
whose planning commission
term is expiring, has also filed
for a seat on the city council.
Boy Scout Troop #581, of Banks, pictured above (see story on page 13) at the beginning of
their 50.9 nautical mile adventure. They started on the Gilbert River on Sauvie’s Island.
Washington Co. advisory panel volunteers sought
The Washington County
Board of Commissioners is
seeking volunteers to serve on
several advisory panels. Serv-
ing on an appointed board or
commission is a great way for
county residents to participate
in decisions that affect them
and to learn more about how
local government works.
Jim Dandy Farm Market’s
AMAZING CORN MAZE
U-PICK TOMATOES
Senior coupons accepted
45770 NW Sunset Hwy, Banks • 503-324-3954
Candidates are needed for
the following boards.
Adult Behavioral Health
Council (ABHC)
(1 current vacancy, plus 1
term to expire 12/1/04)
Description: Identifies com-
munity needs, recommend
funding priorities, and help se-
lect and evaluate service
providers. The County's em-
phasis on contracting with com-
munity agencies for social serv-
ices makes the work of this vol-
unteer advisory council critical.
Commission on Chil-
dren & Families (CCF)
(3 current vacancies, plus 2
180 S. Main St.
Banks, Oregon
Ye Olde
Dingheiser
Pub & Restaurant
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Mid-sized saw excellent
for firewood cutters with the
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a heavy-duty anti-vibration system.
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This model has an excellent
power-to-weight ratio and a
side-access chain tensioner.
Lunch & Dinner
Daily 11:00 am – Closing
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Sat-Sun 9 am - Noon
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• Saturday 8am to 5pm
• Sunday 10am to 4pm
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All Lottery Games
PRECISION UTDOOR
POWER EQUIPMENT
CLOSED MONDAYS
47100 NW Sunset Hwy.
Manning • 324-4848
Banks Hardware
503-324-5221 • 150 N. Main Street, Banks
terms to expire 10/31/04)
Description: Working with
many partners, the Commis-
sion looks at conditions in the
community that affect children
and families and recommends
planned strategies and funding
to improve those conditions.
The Washington County Com-
mission on Children and Fami-
lies is part of a statewide net-
work of commissions. In addi-
tion to recommending funding
for key services for children
and families, the Commission
administers a small grants fund
to support the development of
assets in the community.
Land Use Ordinance Advi-
sory Committee (LUOAC)
(3 terms to expire 10/31/04)
Description: An amendment
to the County Charter estab-
lished LUOAC to describe pro-
posed technical changes to the
County's land use regulations
in a way the general public can
easily understand. LUOAC's
five members read all proposed
land use ordinances and pre-
pares notices describing them
which are mailed to a list of in-
dividuals who request individ-
ual notification. The Committee
also drafts the Annual Land
Use Notice that is mailed each
fall to Washington County prop-
erty owners.
Application Information
The application deadline is
October 18, 2004 or until all va-
cancies are filled. Applications
may be obtained by visiting the
website or by calling (503) 846-
8685. Descriptions of all the
boards can also be found on
the website: http://www.co.was
hington.or.us/cgi/boards/com-
mis.pl.