City Hall Open House; Port Meeting; Flower Sponsors; Executive Director Search for Food Share

City Hall Open House

The City of Florence is opening its doors to the public this evening for a look at the new city hall remodel.  After months of the city staff being split up in several different locations the new facility is now occupied and according to City Manager Erin Reynolds the new added space has given them more room for a better organized environment.

“Everything is new on the inside and better laid out to more efficiently and effectively serve our community our neighbors and our visitors.”

2500 square feet have been added with a new council meeting place, more storage and the ability for staff to interact easily.  This evening the open house will begin at 5 pm with cake and tours.

“We’re gonna have staff placed throughout the building that can answer questions and can help guide you through the building.”

The open house will continue through 7 pm this evening.  City Hall is located on highway 101 and 1st street.

Port Meeting

The Port of Siuslaw will hold its February meeting on Wednesday.  The port will continue discussions on the status of the storage buildings on the port property as well as discussions on campground occupancy and moorage.  The port recently finished stabilizing the east end of the port property where is meets the Siuslaw river.  The port is also looking for 4 members to head up their budget committee.  Applications will be accepted until March 6.  Applicants must be registered voters and live within the port jurisdiction.  Committee members will serve 3 year terms and will be responsible for approving the budget and tax levy before it goes before the board for adoption.  Applications can be turned in at the port office on 100 Harbor Street.

Flower Sponsors

The Florence area chamber of commerce is offering sponsorships of live flower baskets that are displayed throughout Old Town.  Businesses and residents can sponsor a basket and then be responsible for its care and maintenance.   The link for sponsorship is at the chamber website at Florence Chamber dot com.

Executive Director Search for Food Share

The Florence Food Share is once again looking for an Executive Director.  David Montes stepped away from the position after only 7 months at the helm.  The Siuslaw News reported that Food Share has chosen Ed Monks as the interim director.  Monks is a lawyer but has been active in social services including a stint as the Executive Director of Catholic Community Services of Lane County.