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PAGE FIRST SNOW CATION WEEK PAGE 12 lillil.ln.lldllllhl,lli,ll,hdhllh,llllh l,ll,i,hl, --- -- "MIXEDADCS0g02 SmallT 'n Inc 09113/99 217 W COTA ST SHELTON. WA 98584,-2263 1 ,/6 8 III0!!l!lJIIl!!!l!!l1118 Volume No. 29 NUMBER 12 Wednesday Nov. 1 {'1(113' 2013 "l 2 PAGES Plus supplements in q) -L.UU local edition II Residents on Cedar Avenue south of the school say traffic is too fast Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- Last month the council heard a complaint of fast driving on Cedar Avenue during school and after school. Police Chief Alan Wahl said he would look into the matter, noting, "I guess it's time for me to have a talk at the school." The matter came up again at the last council meeting. Wahl said he had already talked to the staff and kids at school. He and another council member say it is not only a problem with kids, sometimes it is adults, and even school busses. One council member suggested installing some stop signs in the area of Sixth and Cedar. Councilman John Madson said, I think we need to check with the state before we put up any stop signs. Mayor Phelps thought they did not check when they installed stop signs on Sixth Street to Davis Avenue when the new fire hall was built. The council is hav- ing city clerk Katie Steen check with the League of Cities to see if a study is needed before3rl~talling stop signs in a municipality. The council revisited whether or not the city should be reimbursed for Wahl's time when he is called to assist the sheriff's department. Wahl says he doesn't want to jeopardize his relationship with the sheriff's department. Phelps said, he understood that, however we still should check into it. Phelps told the council they are making progress with the house on First Avenue that was burned out last winter. The owner has signed off with a power of attorney to the city to have it demolished. Phelps also said they have a quote to remove the house for $7,500 but it does not include any hazardous mate- rial abatement. He also commented a quit claim deed is needed so the property can be sold after- ward. The council sent a request to the county for an assessment to be added to tax forfeited properties when they are resold. Utilities Technician, Dan Joel, t01d the council he had contacted Visu-Sewer of Fridley to get cost estimates to televise the main sewer line to the lagoons. He said they charge $2,000 per day and they said it would take about two days to complete the job. Joel says the company also can install liners which could be a good way to solve the problem. Bank Midwest of Windom presented a check for $1,500 to the Fire Department. Joel representing the department accepted the check. The council learned that as of January first the city will no longer have to pay sales tax on their purchases. Savings for the city could amount to $12,000 to $15,000 a year. Other council action: The council entered into a contract with the county to do winter maintenance for $1,200. The council passed a resolution giving an ease- ment to ITC to move the power transmission line on city property. The city will receive $11,000 for the easement. Utilities Superintendent Dennis Jutting said the work will not be done until spring. The council extended congratulations to street supervisor Carl Conrad for passing the exam for Class D license for Certified Sewer Operator. October Police Report One residential break in and court appearance; one county assist; one domestic investigation; one welfare check. *Students at both schools presented Veterans Day programs on Monday Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG SPECIAL -- The WWG High School, Junior High, and elementary students hosted programs featuring the Walnut Grove American Legion, Westbrook American Legion and the Westbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars. The high school presented their program at 10:00 Monday moming with the American Legion and VFW members presenting the col- ors. Following that the high school band performed the National Anthem. Then Student Council President, Shiney Her, welcomed the audience to the Veterans Day Program. The high school choir sang For Spacious Skies, accompa- nied by Mavis Jansma. Sawyer Helgeson gave her Voice of Democracy Essay Scholarship Competition Entry for the Veterans of F0reign Wars. Her , essay was titled Why I'm Walnut Grove Legion and Jeannette Mertens Westbrook Vets standing while the band plays. Auxiliary reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Sawyer Helgeson Don Enstad Optimistic about the Future We were deeply involved in of Our Nation. Her essay the Viet Nam War, Bobby was about innovation in edu- Kennedy, and Dr. Martin cation and advancements in Luther King were assassinat- technology in a variety of ed. areas. At that time when you Kaylee Mischke intro- joined the military or were duced Don Enstad Veterans drafted you almost certainly Day Speaker. were sent on a year tour of Enstad, a farmer and aSouth Viet Nam or Thailand. Viet Nam era Army Veteran He said, with our involve- who served from 1968 to ment in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1969 with a tour in South today we have a much smaller Viet Nam in the MeKongmilitary so our fighting men Delta. and women often serve two, Enstad compared the trou- three or more tours to the bles in the country in the late Middle East. sixties to today. He noted, despite all the problems of today, it is nothing compared to the times of the late sixties. Veterans on page 3 m Last week the WWG Junior High presented the play Hollywood Hillbillies. The plot centers around a hillbillie town when natural gas is discovered and thieves try to steal the fortune of Gram Hawley. Right: Charles Chicory Seabury makes a surprise visit to Happy Hollow. 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