Concession Stand Back on Track; Mounce Pleads Guilty; Collecting Plastics

Concession Stand Back on Track

Construction on the new concessions at Miller Park is back on schedule.  The City of Florence had to choose a new masonry contractor after the original low bidder suffered some employee shortages and was unable to complete the contract.  The city moved to the next lowest bidder and the work is expected to resume on the walls as soon as today.  Public works Director, Mike Miller says the public works crew has set the framing for the doors to the structure and the masonry contractor has been setting up block and other materials needed for the next phase.  Miller says the project did get a little behind schedule.

“We were hoping that we would have it done for National Night Out in August.”

Miller says the block work will take about two weeks and then the public works crews will take on the bulk of the remaining construction with a few specialty crews being brought in for plumbing and concession set up.  Miller gave no firm completion date, but is hopeful that it will be completed by the end of October.

Mounce Pleads Guilty

Heather Mounce, the woman who spent days on a Cliffside north of Florence after her disappearance has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated theft, twelve counts of identity theft and two counts of first-degree theft.  Mounce disappeared in August of 2017 after going hiking. Crews searched for her but could not find her, she was eventually located by her then-husband near Sea Lion Caves.  Police in Dallas said that an investigation of Mounce started about the time of her disappearance.  She was originally charged with 98 felonies and was accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from former employers.

Collecting Plastics

Lane County is still seeking interested parties for collecting plastics.  The Waste Management Division has extended the registration period until October 31st in hopes of getting more individuals signed up for collections of #2, 4 and 5 cleaned plastic containers.  Lane County will offer classes on proper sorting and cleaning of materials.  Locally there will be a meeting tomorrow evening at 6pm at the Bromley Room at Siuslaw Public Library.