City Plans Accounting Changeover; Siuslaw Vision New Members; Farmers Market Bulk Event; Gas Prices

City Plans Accounting Changeover

The City of Florence is upgrading its internal accounting and switching it to a new provider, because of this transfer the city will have a brief downtime this Thursday and Friday.  With the system in transition, they will not be able to access certain records on those days.  Information on accounts will not be available until the new system is in place.  This will not affect operations and bill payment will still be available online and in person at City Hall.  Payments made in person by check or cash will be posted once the software move is completed.  If you have received a shut off notice this will not affect that date which is October 18th.

Siuslaw Vision New Members

Siuslaw Vision has announced the addition of two new members. Kate Harnady is the new outreach coordinator.  She is a local photographer, graphic designer and a grant writer.  Courtney Stone is the Vision Coordinator for the Mapleton School District.  Stone has worked with the Deadwood Community services after coming to the area in 2020 and has worked as an advocate for persons with disabilities.  Siuslaw Vision will offer opportunities to introduce Harnady and Stone to the community in coming weeks.

Farmers Market Bulk Event

The Florence Farmers Market will be offering the community a bulk buying event.  It is the 4th annual event and will be located at the Siuslaw Middle School on Sunday October 29th from noon until 3 pm.  There is also the opportunity to pre-order bulk items beginning on October 14th.  During the October 29th event the Oregon State University extension Lane County 4H team will be collecting non-perishable items for the Florence Food Share.  For more information visit their website at

Gas Prices

Gas prices took a tumble this past week in Oregon.  The price of a gallon of regular gas dropped 13 cents.  Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon says the decrease may be short lived due to the current instability in the Middle East.  She says the fear is that crude oil prices may see an increase.  Here along the coast the price of a gallon of regular gas is averaging $4.46 a gallon which is about a 12 cent drop from the previous week.