City Council Meeting; Quake Off Coast; Dementia Class; Good Life Expo

City Council Meeting

The Florence City Council will hold an executive session on Monday evening beginning at 4:30 pm.  The council will meet to discuss the possibility of a Real Property Transaction as allowed in Oregon Statute 192.660 Concerning the Spruce Street Local Improvement District.  The property is along a section of Spruce Street that is north of Munsel Lake Road.  Improvements made along that section of Spruce were approved in 2005 by the Florence City Council and completed in 2009.  Included in upgrades were a sewer pumping station and water lines as well as storm water runoff.  The council is expected to hold a special meeting after the executive session which is expected to begin at 5pm.  The consideration of real estate transaction is the only action item on the agenda.

Quake Off Coast

An underwater earthquake with an initial 5.9 magnitude struck off the southern Oregon coast at 8:02 yesterday morning.  The U.S. Geological Survey says no tsunami is expected from the quake, which happened about 180 miles west of Bandon. There were no reports of damage or injuries. The larger quake happened in the same area where a 6.3-magnitude temblor struck Aug. 29. The larger quake Thursday was preceded by a smaller one with a 3.7 magnitude in the same area. A 4.0 magnitude quake followed the larger one.

Dementia Class

Next Thursday, from 10:30 am to noon Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor led class titled Conversations About Dementia.  The class is free of charge and will be held at the Siuslaw Public Library. The class is designed to help anyone who cares for an elderly Oregonian to become more comfortable with topics such as medical care, legal options, and finances.  The class is funded by the State of Oregon.

Good Life Expo

The Good Life 2019 Boomer and Senior Expo is planned for September 2 6th at the Florence Event Center.  The event is sponsored by Peace Health and is intended for businesses to reach the strong and vibrant senior population in the Florence community.  Free health screenings will be provided as well as investment guidance, travel news and a variety of educational seminars.  The event is from 10am until 3pm, Thursday the 26th and is presented by the Siuslaw News.