Author: Meadow Martell

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

Here are some of the things that keep our Public Works Department busy.There was a walk through with Copeland and Civil West on the new ADA ramps being installed. Unfortunately, not all the panels and approaches met ADA standards. ADA requires very specific slopes to be consistent from end to[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I get a lot of questions about what is happening with the Junction Inn. This is the current update. First keep in mind that this has been and will remain a slow process. As frustrating and slowly this has moved along, courts do not hastily make decisions when it comes[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I hope you had an opportunity to participate in some way in the IV Lions Club Labor Day festivities. It has been a while since there was an “all out” event in Jubilee Park. Thank you to all the organizations and individuals who made it happen. It was my first[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I wasn’t sure what to write about this week. Then just when I was feeling overconfident that we would get through the summer season without a wildfire or much smoke, the Rum Creek Fire expanded, and the wind conspired to slam the Illinois Valley. My heart aches for the land,[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I recently attended the 2022 Oregon Mayors Association Conference in Newport. The cooler weather was appreciated, and it was energizing being with over 100 mayors from around the state. Some of the sessions I attended included: social media networking, barriers to serving as a local government leader, financing city programs[Read More…]

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I spent last weekend in northern California at a yearly “family” reunion. This was not a biological family, but rather a family of friends, fondly named the “logical family.” Like many families it has been three years since we gathered. It was a wonderful time to have great conversations and[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

For the past 10 months the city of Cave Junction and Main Street Cave Junction have had the good fortune to work with Rowan Fairfield, a RARE Americorps member. This program, administered through the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, links the skills, expertise, and innovation of[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

It’s been a busy summer with family, friends, meeting new people, and catching up with old friends not often seen. Inevitably one of the first questions I get asked is “What is it like being mayor and why do you do it?” My first response, “It’s interesting” and the second[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

It has been a very busy summer for me. I have had travel time, grandkids for two months, several groups of visitors, and my daughter from Australia. I will be in Portland this week to see my daughter back off to Townsville and bring one of my granddaughters back after[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk:

by Meadow Martell I often hear complaints about how our downtown looks. If you feel this way, it is time to get out and do something about it. Real change happens slowly, from the bottom up – one gesture, one person, one moment at a time. What are you willing[Read More…]