Library Windows Broken; EMAC Meets Tonight; Half-Marathon To Take Over Florence

Library Windows Broken

A disgruntled patron, who had been banned from the Siuslaw Public Library after causing a scene in the computer lab and was arrested, returned to the library and threw rocks, breaking several of the large windows along the front of the building.  Library Director Meg Spencer said the individual was banned several weeks prior for inappropriate behavior and returned last Friday and broke out the windows.  Spencer said staff quickly called the police and the man was found by Florence Police in a matter of minutes after the incident.  The broken windows did not effect operations at the library according to Spencer.

“Staff and several board members who just happened to be here did a great job of cleaning up and we were able to open up to the public at 10.”

In all 7 windows were damaged on the building. Spencer said insurance will cover the damages.

EMAC Meets Tonight

The newly revised EMAC committee will meet this evening at 6 pm in the remodeled city hall conference center.  On the agenda for this evening’s meeting is a policy training seminar which will be delivered by City Recorder, Kelli Weese.  It will include an orientation for new and existing members as well as an outline to how meetings are conducted.  Subcommittees will discuss noxious vegetation eradication and native vegetation preservation as well as conduct a rate review.  They will also consider participation in Earth day celebrations.  Earth day will be Monday, April 22nd.

Half-Marathon To Take Over Florence

This Saturday in Florence the roads will be lined with runners as Florence presents its half marathon.  The event will begin and end at miller park and will go down kingwood and then 9th street to Rhododendron.  Runners will then reverse course.  The event begins at 9 am but expect traffic to be limited at least an hour before the event.  for the not so avid runner there will be a 5k that begins at 9:30.  The 5k age groups start at 9 years old and the half-marathon age groups start at 15.  All runners, including pacers, must register for the event.  There is a 4 hour time limit for the event.