July 5 - Ambulance Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Ambulance Building
July 5 - Hospital District Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - City Hall
July 5 - Senior Pinochle, 6:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
July 6 - Tekoa Bike Club, 8:30 a.m. - Eclairs
July 8 - Chamber Meeting, 7:30 a.m. - Eclairs
July 11 - PTO, 7:00 p.m. - THS Library
July 12 - HTC, 9:00 a.m. - Kathy Kramers Home
July 12 - Park and Rec Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
July 12 - Fire Dist. #1 Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 101 N. Crosby
July 18 - Empire Theatre Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - Feeding Station
July 18 - City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall
July 19 - Senior Pinochle, 6:30 p.m. - Tekoa Community Church
July 25 - Ambulance Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Ambulance Building
July 26 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - District Board Room
July 28 - Distributue Commodities, 9:00 a.m. - Until Food is Gone - City Hall
***** City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day! Garbage pick-up will be a day late on Thursday, July 7.
*****The City of Tekoa adopted Ordinance No. 828 amending the 2016 budget. Complete copies of the ordinance can be obtained from the City of Tekoa during regular business hours.
The City of Tekoa will hold a public hearing for the six-year transportation improvement plan and to decide whether to run a street levy on the November 2016 ballot. The public hearings will be held during the regular City of Tekoa council meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016, after 7:00 p.m. All citizens are invited to attend.
Sign-up sheet will be at the Tekoa Market July 5; cost is $5.00.
The $5.00 pays for advertising, plate/balloon, and your address on the map.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
at TEKOA HIGH SCHOOL
July 13, 2016
6 TO 8 P.M.
Tekoa Community Church
invites you to join us for our annual HOMEMADEPIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
(Proceeds are to send kids to camp.)
SEE YOU THERE!!
Messages from the Mayor—
As I am writing this newsletter, we are getting that very critical June rain. Tomorrow is Hoopfest in Spokane, and no doubt the rain will turn to heat!!
I would like to commend Cecilia and Armando for their efforts preparing the Goldenrod Cemetery prior to Memorial Day. I need to include Cory Schultz, as he was also instrumental in making this facility a source of community pride. Also, I would like to thank Jerome and Donna Squibb for placing American flags at the gravesites of our military veterans.
The council heard a report from our Whitman County Sherriff, Brett Meyers, concerning criminal activity in Tekoa and in neighboring communities. We currently have a committee that is soliciting public input about crime prevention solutions. The committee comprises of Ted Blaszak, Alyssa Heagy and John Giudice.
We recently purchased a used mosquito fogger. What hasn’t been determined yet is whether neighboring communities want to share in the cost ($4,000) or choose to rent it each time they spray for mosquitoes.
I have asked Troy Wilson and Duane Groom to develop a list of gravel roads, in order that they will be addressed in our chip-sealing plans. Hopefully, if our street levy passes this fall, we can continue to upgrade our city streets.
We can now look back to another Slippery Gulch Celebration----this one remembered by both rain and wind! We are fortunate to have the theatre, community center, tavern, and restaurant in which people can congregate, in order to get out of the weather. No doubt the weather discouraged some from attending the event; however, we did have a sizable crowd that enjoyed the various activities planned for this day.
We now have cell service!! There will be more on this topic next month. Thank you all for your patience.
Summer council meetings have been set for July 18, August 15, and September 6.