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The INDEPENDENT, October 7, 2004
City Council will interview four for chief Banks Crab Feed October 9
Banks City Council decided
to offer the same contract to at-
torney Jim Lucas in June to re-
turn to his duties as city attor-
ney at their meeting September
14. Lucas closed his practice
for personal reasons prior to
signing the contract. David
Noren, the Gaston city attor-
ney, has been handling legal
matters for Banks since June
and will finish negotiations for
an easement.
Candy Deeth, representing
the Banks Historical Society,
told council that the society
would like to purchase display
cases for some historical docu-
ments, photographs and arti-
facts from the founding of the
area. The group wants to place
the cases in the Scout Cabin
which, Deeth reminded council,
was extensively renovated with
public funds but which sees lit-
tle activity. A discussion about
opening the cabin to display
historical items will be on the
October agenda.
Mayor Bob Orlowski pre-
sented an intergovernmental
agreement between Clean Wa-
ter Services (CWS) and the city
that would allow CWS to de-
commission most of the un-
used Banks sewage plant. The
city operated the plant before
contracting with United Sewer-
age Agency. CWS wants to
bring the property to ground
level, with the exception of the
operating pump station, and re-
move potential hazards. Fol-
lowing the decommissioning,
the city would assume man-
agement of the property. Coun-
cil approved the agreement.
Orlowski reported that the
applications for police chief
have been reviewed and four
applicants have been selected
for interviews. Background
checks are underway. October
16 has been scheduled for for
the applicants to meet with a
technical committee, a commu-
nity committee and the mayor.
Lunch at the library and a light
supper will provide council
members with an informal op-
portunity to meet the candi-
dates. Orlowski will complete
Jim Dandy Farm Market’s
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the final step in the hiring
process, a visit to the current
employer of the top candidate.
The hiring committee will make
a recommendation to council at
a future meeting.
Pete Edison reported that he
is continuing to research con-
struction of a skate park in
Banks. Teri Branstitre raised
the question of location, but
there was no discussion. Edi-
son said that he will contact
Ross Demmell, who initiated
the proposal, and work with the
Banks Community Foundation
on this project.
In other business council:
• Approved a resolution re-
questing Transportation En-
hancement Funds to be used
for the completion of the Banks
Vernonia Linear Park to a ter-
minus in Banks.
• Approved a temporary
liquor license for the high
school parents club annual
crab feed at Schlegel Hall.
• Learned that Washington
County will provide one full time
officer to cover the Banks com-
munity, with a second officer
part-time.
• Asked the League of Ore-
gon Cities to make a presenta-
tion at the October meeting on
the process they have devel-
oped for hiring a city manager.
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This years All-You-Can-Eat
Crab Feed will be held October
9, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in
Schlegel Hall, at Sunset Park in
Banks. There will also be live
music from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
and a beer garden from 5:00 to
11:00 p.m.
In addition to All-You-Can-
Eat Crab, the meal includes
green salad, pasta salad, garlic
bread and a beverage. Pre-
Feed tickets prices are $25.00
for adults (13 and up); $10.00
for ages 6 through 12. Children
age 5 and under are free with
the purchase of an adult ticket.
Prices the day of the feed will
be $30.00 and $15.00.
This event is sponsored by
the Banks High School (BHS)
Parents’ Association as a bene-
fit for the BHS Boosters.
For Pre-Feed tickets call
Kathy Edison at 503-324-3614.
Volunteers needed for Killin project
Volunteers are needed on
Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to help sow
seed, pull fences and partici-
pate in many other elements
needed to restore 30 acres of
the Killin Wetland near Park
Farm Creek in Banks.
Killin Wetland is 373 acres of
wetland, including 140 acres of
degraded geyer’s willow scrub
and over 2.1 miles of potential
anadromous fish habitat. The
project will help provide natural
habitat for wildlife by restoring
stream and wetland function.
Work gloves, tools, light
snacks, and instruction will be
provided. Participants should
wear layered clothing, hiking
boots or rain boots, and bring
adequate bottled water.
To sign up, call Amie Diffe-
nauer, 503-590-5813, or email
<amie@tualatinriverkeepers.or
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The Killin Wetland Restora-
tion is an ongoing project of
Metro Regional Parks and
Greenspaces and the Tualatin
Riverkeepers. The property
was purchased through the
Metro Greenspaces acquisi-
tions program and is being
managed by Ash Creek Forest
Management of Tigard.
Banks FFA will hold Round-Up
Banks FFA Chapter and FFA
Alumni Chapter will be having
their FFA Round-Up on Mon-
day, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Banks High School Agricul-
ture Shop.
The Alumni will be Bar-B-
Queing and chapter officer will
make a presentation.
Anyone interested in finding
out more about the FFA or FFA
Alumni are encouraged to at-
tend.
Students
are
currently
preparing to participate in a
Soil Judging Career Develop-
ment Event and are working on
two fundraisers; a scrap metal
drive and tire recycling. The
greenhouse is being prepared
for the winter growing season.
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