In attendance: Jeanne Simi, Jeri Hore, Kenny Ratliffe and Janet Sullivan
Guests: Sheriff Rick Macomas,
Meeting called to order at 5:10 by Jeanne Simi.
The town clean up went well. The weed eating along Main St. is in progress. A big Thank You goes out to Frank Zelke for cleaning up the Memorial Rose Garden. It looks great. We also want to thank the Klickitat County Master Gardeners and the Conservation League for the donation of plants they made to the town of Wishram. There were about 50 trees of different kinds and several types of native bushes and shrubs.
There will be a steam train coming through on July 2 and 3. It should arrive in Wishram about 10:00 AM and will be leaving about 1:00 PM. There will be a catered dinner for those riding the train. Wishram Council has been contacted to provide the cleanup and would like to know if anyone is interested in helping with this. We can set up booths, either retail or informational. If this is something you would like to do let Jeanne Simi know. Go to www.4449.com more information.
The annual train cleanup will be held on June 25th at 10:00 AM. Lets all plan on turning out to make our engine sparkle for the steam train people and for the big July 4th celebration. There was some work done on the train the past month and hopefully more in the future. Thanks to Jim Fisher for his efforts with this project.
July 4th Celebration
The theme this year will be an “Old-Fashioned 4th”. There will be a planning meeting on May 17 at 2:00 PM at the church. Christine Wolfe will be running the games this year and needs some help. Contact Jeanne Simi (748-2202) if you have ideas or wish to help out.
There have been several complaints again about the garbage trains sitting in town for more than 24 hours. If you are having problems with this let Jeanne Simi know.
High School Ambassador
Susan McConville, a freshman at WHS, will be a student ambassador this year. She will be visiting Spain, France and Italy as part of this program. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for her. There will be at least one more fund raiser to help her pay for this so lets make sure she makes it.
If you have branches, shrubbery or limbs up to 5” in diameter you may drop them off at the garden in the back by the gate. We will be chipping them and using the chips for mulch around the garden. The garden is looking good and we hope to have warm weather soon to get the rest of the plants in the ground.
The Best Maintained Yard prize will be awarded again this year starting in June. So keep an eye out for the one you would like to nominate. An award of $25 will be given to the yard with the most votes each month.
Updates from the Sheriff
The Sheriffs has said that he will be getting the Council a list of all the Sheriif calls for Wishram and they will be in the paper. He also hopes this information will be available online by June but can’t promise as money is short.
The Prosecuting Attorney can tell you the status of current cases as that is public knowledge. So if you have a question or concern let her know. She needs to know what the community is feeling.
Just a reminder: Loud noise, barking dogs and smoke from yard fires are nuisances and can be turned in to the Code Compliance Dept. If you have a complaint about something going on in town contact Jeanne Simi to see if it is something Council can help with. If not, she will try to direct you to the appropriate dept.