From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

City projects are moving forward again as the spring weather allows. The base mounts for three new playground features in Jubilee Park have been installed. The area is now ready for installation of the rubber playground finish. Contractors working on the Bulk Water Station on the north side of town are expected to start back on the project this week. The Rockydale Wells project will also resume this week at the well property with the installation of security gates and pump controls.
Staff and different contractors have been chasing a leak on the lower roof of City Hall. The consensus from the roofing contractors is that even though the roof is fairly new, it has failed. Unfortunately estimates to replace the lower roof are in the $20-30,000 range. This is money not in the city budget, so staff is looking at possible grant options.
If you drive by the Cave Junction Library site, you will be excited to see the progress that the Ausland Group is making towards this major community project. The plan is to have the remodel and expansion finished by this fall. You can still order books through the Josephine county Library website and pick them up on Thursday at the I.V. Senior Center or visit Josephine County library sites in Grants Pass or Williams.
Springtime is clean-up time so don’t forget that every Friday the City’s Green Waste Disposal site at the Wastewater Plant at the end of Sawyer Road is free to all city residents. You can dispose of yard debris such as grass clippings, leaves, or small diameter limbs. Please, no construction material, dirt, garden hoses, and no plastics such as netting, pots, etc. If you have any questions, call City Hall at 541-592-2156.
If you love singing, the Illinois Valley Community Choir Spring Concert, directed by Kate Campbell with special guest B Wishes, is Tuesday April 23, 7 p.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church at 200 W. Watkins St. This is a one-time public performance featuring a wide variety of songs ranging from Gregorian chants to Irish laments, to John Denver. Following the concert is a reception with food and light refreshments available. Children are welcome and audience participation is encouraged. Put this on your calendar and come have fun with your community and friends!