Port Approves Budget
The Port of Siuslaw Board of Commissioners unanimously approved their fiscal budget for 2019/2020. The port’s budget committee recommended the 2,981,523 budget. Included in the budget was a 230,000 capital expense to raise the blue storage buildings to provide more camp spaces and $325,000 for dredging around the port facility. The Port also is planning a new maintenance facility which will cost approximately $195,000. In addition the board approved a .14 percent per $1000.00 property value levy.
Construction crews are currently making headway on the east side of Highway 101 for the ReVision Florence project. Northbound traffic is down to one lane and the city cautions residents and visitors to drive with care in the area. The majority of the work on the streets will be done Monday through Thursday to allow for increased traffic on the weekends. Drivers are also reminded that parking along the east side of the highway is prohibited during the construction phase of the project. Entrances to businesses are marked by blue cones. Weather has been cooperating and the project is on schedule. Completion is expected sometime in October.
OCMM Golf Tournament
The Oregon Coast Military Museum is gearing up for its second annual golf tournament. The event will be held Saturday, August 24th. included in this year’s event will be 4 hole in one contests where participants can have the chance to win a Ford F-150 with a Smoker Craft Boat, a set of Callaway irons, a flat screen LED tv, and domestic air travel for two. In addition there will be a $2500.00 putting contest. The tournament will be at Florence Golf Links and monies raised will benefit the Oregon Coast Military Museum.
Healthy Eating Training
Monday, July 8th at Fred Meyer the OSU Extension will offer a Cooking Matters workshop where families can learn how to shop healthy on a tight budget. The free program is offered through Food for Lane County and the OSU Snap-Ed programs. Families will get a 2 hour tour and education on how to prepare healthy meals for a family of four for under $10. More information on the program can be found at rivercal.org.