The News Guard
Lincoln City leaders have received another batch of warnings from Roads End residents that shutting off their water supply will lead to a court battle.
Members of the Roads End Water District appeared at Lincoln City Council’s March 12 meeting to deliver 37 new tort claim notices from Roads End property owners, all of whom have threatened to sue the City for damages if the City follows through on a threat to shut off their water.
The notices add to an initial batch of 25 delivered by REWD members in January. Continue reading
Program is Flush With Cash
The eventual expansion of the Lincoln City sewer system to the East side of Devils Lake received a boost from an unlikely source recently. As reported in the March 14th News Guard Bi-Mart corporation has agreed to pay $25,000 toward the City’s efforts to develop a Sewer Master Plan for installing sewers around the lake.
The funding commitment is part of a negotiated settlement between the City and Bi-Mart stemming from the 2009 land purchase required for the construction of the new store located on Oar Ave. As part of the sale agreement Bi-Mart agreed to construct its new store to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Due apparently to delays in the project the LEED requirement was not incorporated into the project. Bi-Mart was willing to commit to the cash contribution as well as a commitment to purchase at least 6 percent of their energy needs through the Blue Sky renewable energy program.
Commencement of project to create a Sewer Master Plan for Devils Lake has yet to be announced by the City but the general topic has been on Councils agenda several times in the past few months.
BY BARBARA SHERMAN
The Sherwood Gazette
The Sherwood School Board was dealing with a fairly routine agenda Feb. 14 when the unexpected happened: The longest-serving board member announced his resignation.
Mark Christie, who was first elected in 1997 and has been re-elected three more times, read a short letter saying he was leaving June 30, one year before his current four-year term is over.
“I want to stay on through this year’s budget process, and I thought this way the board would have time to appoint someone to serve the last year of my term,” Christie said Feb. 20.
He added that he is leaving the school board because he intends to run for a position on another board: Christie and his wife Pat have owned a second home for many years at Devil’s Lake in Lincoln City, and he intends to file for one of two open seats on the five-member Devil’s Lake Water Improvement Board in the 2013 election. Continue reading
On February 14, 2012 during Sherwood School District’s School Board meeting, Director Mark Christie announced his resignation from the Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2012. The resignation will allow Mr. Christie to continue his commitment to public service and run for a position on the Devils Lake Water Improvement Board, where his family owns property on Sandpoint.
Mark Christie has served as a director on the Sherwood School Board since 1997, and his four children all graduated from Sherwood Schools. In his resignation letter, he notes it has been “an amazing15 years…serving our great Sherwood School District” and praised the other members of the Board for their commitment to providing the best educational experience to each individual student in the District.
“It has been such a pleasure to work with, and learn from, Mark Christie,” said Superintendent Heather Cordie, “His love of our school district and community, coupled with his years of experience, have been such a wonderful addition to our Board of Directors. He will be missed!” Board Vice Chair Sue Hekker is most impressed with Christie’s commitment to speaking his mind, always with the best interest of the children and the community he serves. “It is certainly hard to sum up the many years of service Mark Christie has given this community. He has answered the call … and left us all better for it,” notes Hekker. Fellow Director Kevin Noreen said he will miss Mark’s “sense of humor, dedication and love for the Sherwood School District.”
Christie’s term set to expire June 30, 2013 allowing him to concentrate on the 2013 election. “It’s time to pass the baton,” Christie said. “I’m leaving it in good hands.”
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Devils Lake Couple Celebrate 70 Years
From The News Guard – Catches at the Beach
Glen and Winona Fowler of Lincoln City celebrated their 70th anniversary on December 28, 2011, at the Surfrider Resort in Depoe Bay.
Winona Supemaw married Glen Fowler on December 28, 1941, in Pasadena, Calif. Both Winona and Glen were born in Lincoln, Neb., and moved to Southern California in 1941 where they were married. Continue reading
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Largest Group Ever!
The DLWID sponsored the Devils Lake Dunk, at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at Regatta Park in Lincoln City. This was the third year for this fun event and a record 26 participants ran into the 43 degree water. We look a series of pictures of the event so follow this link to take a look.