From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

Let’s talk about the important things first. Property owners need to mow their properties. Fire season is upon us. Cave Junction Municipal Code 8.08.090 states that “No owner or person in control or possession of property may permit grass (not to include ornamental grasses) to exceed four inches or permit weeds or other noxious vegetation to grow upon their property during the period May 1 to Sept. 30 in any calendar year, or at any other time if the fire conditions determine that such growth constitutes a fire hazard.” This is really important. Owners who don’t comply could be charged with a nuisance violation. In addition, if a fire starts on your property and you haven’t complied with fire regulations you could be responsible for any damage.
With the serious matters upfront where they belong, let’s talk about fun things. Cave Junction is brightening up. Exciting things are happening around town. I hope you have noticed the colorful artwork starting to show up on electrical boxes and buildings. Bigfoot Printing has started a mural on its north wall. Other murals around town are being planned. This is just the beginning. Concerts in Jubilee Park starts Thursday, June 20. The nonprofit organization, Main Street Cave Junction is planning an Art Walk June 14 on Main Street 6-8 p.m. The grand opening of the spray pad in Jubilee Park is tentatively planned for the Fourth of July weekend.
The Cave Junction library renovation is visually making big progress. The addition of the community meeting space with a demonstration kitchen is framed in and taking shape. Appliances have been purchased and are in storage waiting for installation. In the existing building, framing is complete and electrical and plumbing roughed-in. As construction starts to wind up, staff will have a lot of work to put everything back together, including focusing on the outdoor learning area for science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs. We are still looking at construction finishing the first week of August and the library reopening in October. You will hear more about grand opening plans as we get closer to the date.
It is looking like a fun and busy summer ahead of us. Be safe and fire conscious.