The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, April 16, 2009, Page Page 4, Image 4

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The INDEPENDENT, April 16, 2009
United Way awarded $17,419.00 in emergency Council selects engineering firm
to update wastewater plan
food and shelter fund for Columbia County
Columbia County has been
awarded Federal funds under
the Emergency Food and Shel-
ter National Board Program for
Phase 27.
The State Set-Aside com-
mittee selected United Way of
Columbia County to receive
$17,419.00 for Emergency
Food and Shelter programs.
This is $14,640.00 less than
was awarded last year for
Phase 26.
A local board composed of
representatives from the VFW,
American Red Cross, Salvation
Army, community churches,
homeless and other community
representatives, will determine
how Columbia County funds
are to be distributed.
Under the terms of the grant
from the National Board, local
agencies chosen to receive
funds must:
1. Be private voluntary non-
profits or units of government
2. Have an accounting system
Annual County Job & Career Fair
Don’t miss the 13th annual
Columbia County Job and Ca-
reer Fair on April 22, from 1:00
to 4:00 p.m. at 165 S 14th
Street, St. Helens.
Plan to attend MTC Works
and WorkSource Oregon Em-
ployment Department's 13th
annual Job and Career Fair.
There will be a wide variety of
employers from SW Washing-
ton and Oregon represented at
this event. The event is free to
job seekers. Please be pre-
pared to interview when attend-
ing this event.
3.Practice nondiscrimination
and provide a copy of their policy.
4. Have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emergency
food and/or shelter programs
within Columbia County.
5. If it is a private voluntary
organization, it must have a
voluntary board.
6. Organizations must have
a permanent Columbia County
Qualifying organizations are
urged to apply for a portion of
the $17,419.00. Completed ap-
plications must be submitted by
noon, Tuesday, April 21, 2009.
To request an application,
contact the United Way of Co-
lumbia County call 503-556-
3614 or email uwcc@hotmail
.com. Send applications to Attn:
EFSP Board, P.O. Box 538,
Rainier, OR 97048.
From page 1
water Treatment Plan. The
committee selected Brown and
Caldwell as the most qualified,
from a final list of three firms,
before finding out they had also
submitted the lowest bid.
Brown and Caldwell will do an
existing facilities review before
formulating alternatives and
acting as project manager for
the plan chosen. The firm was
also asked to be sure that Ver-
nonia is positioned to take ad-
vantage of any federal stimulus
dollars available for such a
Johnson also reported that
Dick Titus had been chosen to
remove the Old City Hall an-
nex, which will be done later
this month.
After further discussion of
the utility bill concerns of Leo
Stoddard regarding charges for
multiple residential units,
Council agreed to make no
changes to utility rates until af-
ter the rate study that is
planned for this summer has
been completed.
In other business, council:
• Approved the second read-
ing of an ordinance setting up
an Emergency Preparedness
Committee for the city;
• was told by Mayor Sally
Harrison that the Airport Com-
mittee has reinstated Mike
Seager as Airport Manager;
• heard that Officer Carna-
han facilitated the donation of
three portable defibrillators
from the Coburn Fire Dept. Of-
ficers will be trained April 18 to
use the new equipment.
The next city council meet-
ing will be April 20 at City Hall
starting at 7:00 p.m.
Community Calendar
Alcoholics Anonymous
6:30 p.m., 410 North Street
American Legion Post #119
2nd Thursday
7:00 p.m., 627 Adams Avenue
Booster Club
2nd Wednesday
7:00 p.m., VHS Library
Boy Scout Troop 201
7:00 p.m., Scout Cabin
Boy Scout Troop 860
7:00 p.m., LDS Church
Cemetery Beautification Comm.
2nd Thursday
6:30 p.m., City Hall
4th Wednesday
For Info Call 503-429-3018
Chamber of Commerce
2nd Wednesday
For Info Call 503-429-6081
Community Coalition
2nd Monday
12:30 p.m. School District Ofc.
Cub Scout Pack 201
Scout Cabin
For Info Call 503-429-4250
Friends of the Library
1st Tuesday
7:00 p.m., Vernonia Library
Girl Scouts, Neighborhood 4-2
For Info Call 503-819-0143
Hands On Art Committee
1st & 3rd Thursdays
4:00 p.m., City Hall
Izaak Walton League
3rd Thursday
For location call 503-429-7193
Lions Club
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:30 p.m., Buckhorn Restaurant
Municipal Airport Committee
4th Thursday
7:00 p.m., City Hall
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00 p.m., 410 North Street
Pioneer Museum
For Info Call 503-429-3713
Public Works Committee
4th Tuesday
7:00 p.m., City Hall
Vernonia Cares Directors
For Info call 503-429-1414
Vernonia City Council
1st & 3rd Mondays
7:00 p.m., City Hall
Vernonia Community PTA
2nd Wednesday
7:00 p.m., WGS Library
Vernonia Grange
3rd Monday
7:00 p.m., Grange Hall
Vernonia Health Center
2nd Monday
6:00 p.m., 510 Bridge St.
Vernonia Learning Center
1st Wednesday
6:00 p.m., VLC
Vernonia Parks Committee
3rd Wednesday
6:30 p.m., City Hall
Vernonia Planning Comm.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
7:00 p.m., City Hall
Vernonia Pride
2nd Thursday
1:00 p.m., City Hall
Vernonia Ridge Riders
Last Thursday
7:00 p.m., Senior Center
Vernonia RFPD Board
2nd Tuesday
6:00 p.m., Fire Station
Vernonia School Board
2nd Thursday
6:00 p.m., District Office
Vernonia Sr. Center Board
2nd Friday
1:00 p.m., Senior Center
Vernonia Transfer Station
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Behind VHS
Vern. Volunteer Ambulance Assoc. 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesday
7:00 p.m., Fire Station
Vernonia Volunteer Firefighters
2nd Monday
7:00 p.m., Fire Station
Upper Nehalem Watershed Council
For Info Call 503-429-0869
WOEC Directors
3rd Tuesday
7:00 p.m., WOEC
M-BRFPD Board Business Mtg.
2nd Tuesday
M-BRFPD Board Workshop
4th Tuesday
M-B Ambulance Drill
1st & 2nd Thursdays
M-B Fire Drill
1st & 2nd Wednesdays
M-B Helping Circle
2nd Monday
M-B SAR Drill
3rd Wednesday
M-B Volunteer Assoc.
1st Tuesday
Natal Grange
2nd Wednesday
Upr Nehalem Watershed Council For date call 429-2401
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:30 p.m., Natal Grange Hall
6:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:30 p.m., Methodist Church
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:30 p.m., Methodist Church
American Legion Post #90
2nd Tuesdays
7:30 p.m., Main Street Post
Banks City Council
2nd Tuesday
7:30 p.m., City Hall
Banks Fire District #13
2nd Wednesday
7:00 p.m., Station 13
Banks Library Commission
3rd Tuesday
7:00 p.m., City Library
Banks Planning Commission
Last Tuesday
7:00 p.m., City Hall
Banks School Board
2nd Monday
7:30 p.m., Jr. High Library
Banks Youth Group
Sundays, Wednesdays
7:00 p.m., UMC Youth Bldg.
Chamber of Commerce
1st Thursday
12:30 p.m., Fire District Office
CPO 14
3rd Monday
7:00 p.m., City Library
Friends of the Library
2nd Tuesday
7:00 p.m., City Library
Lions Club
1st & 3rd Mondays
7:00 p.m., Brown Derby
Sunset Park Assoc.
3rd Wednesday
8:00 p.m., Gun Club
7:00 p.m., Administration Bldg.
COLUMBIA COUNTY (All meet in St. Helens unless otherwise noted.)
Board of Commissioners
1:00 p.m., Courthouse
Citizens for Senior Justice
2nd Tuesday
7:00 p.m., Sunset Park Church
Columbia Soil & Water District
3rd Wednesday
7:30 p.m., NRCS , 2514 Sykes
County Fair Board
2nd Monday
6:00 p.m., Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg.
County Parks Commission
3rd Tuesday
Times vary, 1054 Oregon St.
Mental Health Advisory Comm.
For Info call 503-397-7211
Comm. on Children & Families
3rd Thursday 5:30 p.m. OSU Ext., 505 N. Hwy. 30
Local Alcohol & Drug Plann. Comm.
For Info call 503-397-7211
Organizations and meeting dates not listed may be included by calling 429-9410 or by mail to
The INDEPENDENT, 725 Bridge Street, Vernonia, OR 97064.