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Public meetings from March 9

— The Dalles

Monday – The Dalles City Council, 5:30 p.m., City Hall council chambers, 313 Court St., The Dalles. Agenda: update regarding Veterans Memorial at Kelly View Point; declare police department vehicle as surplus; public hearing on proposed Main Street program economic improvement district; special ordinance establishing The Dalles Main Street Economic Improvement District and providing for notice to affected property owners.

Monday – Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency, immediately following city council meeting, city hall council chambers, 313 Court St., The Dalles. Agenda: approval of land sale contract for Sunshine Mill property; approval of third addendum to the Granada Block redevelopment memorandum of understanding with Rapoza Development Group.

Wasco County

Wednesday – Wasco County Library Service District, 3:30 p.m., Southern Wasco County Library, 401 Deschutes Ave., Maupin. Agenda: Maupin Library building technical assistance grant; proposed 2013-14 budget; reports.

Dufur

Tuesday – Dufur City Council, 7 p.m., Dufur City Hall. Agenda: ordinance amending zoning code, regarding rear yard setbacks; ordinance reducing planning commission from seven members to 5; paving at 4th and Ashbrook streets, report on “What the Festival.”

Wednesday — Dufur Recreation District, 7 p.m., Dufur City Hall. Agenda: follow-up on old business; executive session, employment considerations.

Mosier

Thursday – Mosier Fire District board meeting, no earlier than 7 p.m., Mosier Fire Hall on Washington Street. Agenda: business from the audience, update on chief’s meeting with Wasco County regarding draft site plan, draft of vehicle operations policy, draft policy on vehicle use by fire district employees, update on chief’s meeting with Chief Palmer on draft Mid-Columbia Auto-Aid Agreement, financial review report, appoint budget officer and establish timeline for budget committee meetings, update on fire district election, chief’s monthly summary.

Schools

Tuesday – North Wasco County School District 21, regular board meeting, 7 p.m., Wahtonka Campus library, 3061 W. 10th St., The Dalles. Agenda: Kiwanis programs in schools, student reports to the board, audience comments, old business, reports (superintendent, attorney, chief financial officer), accept donation of vehicle for TDW mechanics program, executive session on labor negotiations, litigation, chief executive performance review.

Wednesday – South Wasco County School District 1, special work session, 5:30 p.m., high school modular. Agenda: superintendent evaluation tool.

Wednesday – South Wasco County School District 1, regular board meeting, 6 p.m., high school modular. Agenda: 4-5-6 blend presentation, reports (grade school, athletic director, superintendent), board discussions on draft calendar and strong schools campaign, superintendent’s evaluation, operating agreement, ed tech appropriation, budget calendar, board goals, comments from the audience, informational items, executive session, if needed.

Utilities

Tuesday – Chenowith Water PUD, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue conference room, 1400 W. 8th St. Agenda: discuss process for hiring new district manager; presentation of “Friend of Rural Water Honor Award” from the Oregon Association of Water Utilities to District Manager Roger Prowell.

Other

Wednesday – The Dalles Watershed Council, 6:30 p.m., USDA Service Center conference room, 2325 River Rd., The Dalles. Agenda: report on new strategy for enforcing compliance with water quality rules; planting project at Riverfront Park; watershed fair planning.

Wednesday – Columbia River Gorge Commission, 8:30 a.m., Hood River County Administration Building, 601 State St., Hood River. Agenda: 8:34, recap of commission training sessions on collaboration process; 9 a.m. opportunity for tribal comment; 9:15 officer elections; 10 a.m., update on status of Cascade Locks, Stevenson and North Bonneville efforts to jointly pursue projects; 10:15 a.m., recreation strategy report; 11 a.m., initiatives for sustainable communities; 12:45 a.m., proposal for a partnership concept for the Vital Signs Indicators project; 2 p.m., report on proposed process to evaluate executive director; 2:15 USFS scenic area manager’s report; 2:30 p.m. commission director’s report; 3:15 public comment.

Wednesday – Oregon Connections meeting, 4 p.m., Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Office, 515 E. 2nd St., The Dalles. Agenda: 2013 conference planning.

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