There was a full house for the first Membership Meeting of the fall on Wednesday, September 4th. An overflow crowd heard City Manager Bruce St. Denis present his talk, “The State of the City.” St. Denis introduced Jeff Adams, the new City Planner, and told the group that a new code enforcement officer and a new emergency management official had also been hired. St. Denis discussed the planning process for the proposed new city hall, explaining the various options that are being examined. He also addressed the parking–or lack of parking–issue and he reviewed the changes in the funding provided to the Chamber of Commerce.
Karen French, Sandi Lundy, and Wanda Meyer-Price hosted the meeting, providing an impressive array of delectable brunch items and lovely centerpieces of Chinese lanterns and fall foliage for the tables.
Announcements regarding upcoming NW Author events and CB Reads meeting were made. Members and visitors signed up to photograph Library events, to help with the Fall Festival on September 28, and to help get out the appeal letter mailing in November.