Boats on the Siuslaw

Road Reconstruction; City Council; Concert for Leah Goodwin Scholarship

Road Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, July 15th the City of Florence will begin road reconstruction projects slated for several side streets adjacent to highway !01 as well as some street surfaces along spruce that do not come in contact with 101.  10th, 11th, and 23rd streets will be resurfaced which are accessible off of Spruce and 17th and 18th streets on the west side of 101 from pine to the Highway.  Work will take place from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday.  Due to the type of work the streets will need to be closed with local access only being granted.  This could possibly affect access at certain times to residents living along the construction areas.  The city said in a press release that both the city and the contractor will work to expedite work so that disruptions are kept to a minimum and that anyone requiring special needs or accommodations should contact Florence public works.  Work is expected to be completed by August 2nd at a cost of just under $500,000

City Council

The Florence City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday evening.  The council will be considering several issues on their agenda including the consideration for approval of a resolution to update City of Florence fees and the possible awarding of two contracts: one for the building of the masonry wall for the new Miller Park concession stand and the other for the paving of the entrance to the water treatment plant and the parking lot of Munsel Greenway Park.  The city is also looking at granting long term leases for several lots at the Pacific View Business Park on Kingwood.  The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 at City Hall.

Concert for Leah Goodwin Scholarship

This Sunday at 2 pm at the Florence event center will be hosting a concert to benefit the Leah Goodwin Scholarship fund.  There will be performances by local artist Nyah Vollmar who has invited guests to join her onstage in celebrating the life and influence that Leah Goodwin had on the community.  There is no charge for the concert, but they will be accepting donations for the scholarship fund.  Checks that are written can be deducted for tax purposes, but cash donations cannot.