Public Works Says: “Cut Your Grass!”; EMAC To Review Waste Rate Decision; Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony; Razor Clamming Closed

Public Works Says: “Cut Your Grass!”

Public works was out last week enforcing code on what might seem like a trivial regulation, but residents who let their grass get above 12 inches got a visit from Dan Frazier of code enforcement.  Frazier says the hazard warrants the response.

“This time of year, right now, that is crucial, because here we are coming up on the 4th of July too when people got things that are sparking everywhere, by then every thing is tinder dry.”

Frazier says that with the dry grass and no rain a simple cigarette could turn disastrous for Florence.  He says that people should mow their grass now and it may be the last time they have to do it this season.  And the time may be coming when there will be a ban on gas powered mowers, cutters and trimmers because of the drier conditions.

EMAC To Review Waste Rate Decision

The Environmental Management Advisory Committee will be meeting tomorrow at 6:00 pm at the Florence Event Center.  The committee will be reviewing the council’s decision on the solid waste rate review and what that will mean for haulers.  As well as a discussion to recycling service changes and what that will mean for residential customers.  The committee is still in discussion on what to do about plastic bags like those that are used by grocery stores for customers.  They will be considering the next step in the evolution of them as well as how well businesses are complying with the food and beverage foam container regulation.

Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 8th annual Siuslaw High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been announced.  The event will be held in August at the Florence event Center and will include 8 individuals as well as three teams.  The complete list of inductees is included on the Coast Radio Website.  The event will include a full dinner and ceremony and will take place on Friday August 10th.

The late Dennis Howell (Class of 1964)

Jim Webber (Class of 1964)

Dwight Chapman (Class of 1974)

Kenon (Scanlon) Neal (Class of 1984)

Stephanie (Vavich) Henderson (Class of 1989)

John Condie (Class of 1990)

Travis Knabe (Class of 1992)

Deacon Perkins (Coach & District staff)



1991 State Cheerleading Champions:

Tanya (Church) Eckroth

Emily (Clark) Parmenter

Mary Girard-Anderson

Kim Murphy

Dawnielle Anderson

Lisa Patterson

Cari Maxwell

1992 State Cheerleading Champions:

Lisa Patterson

Cari Maxwell

Amy Summerfelt

Kim Murphy

Erica Sanders

Dawnielle Anderson

Shannon (Johnson) Vavich

1993 State Cheerleading Champions:

Tanya (Church) Eckroth

Emily (Clark) Parmenter

Amy Durbin

Karen Ellison

Kathy Grange

Julie Gray

Emily Harline

Razor Clamming Closed

Razor clamming was reclosed to the public again by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife late Friday after high levels of Demoic acid were found.  The area closed includes Florence and north to Yachats and south to the Umpqua river.  This includes all beaches and bays.  ODFW tests clams every other week and two consecutive tests with normal levels are required to reopen.