Wednesday, October 31, 2001
The Snowden Community Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to prioritize community development projects for the coming year.
Snowden residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in recommending projects for county funding.
Each year, Klickitat County designates a portion of its landfill revenues for community development. Each community council within the county is allowed to present two project proposals for funding. The county commissioners, advised by the Economic Development Authority Board, decided which projects will be approved.
Among the projects the Snowden Council is considering for 2002 are a fire station for Burdoin Mountain and a community-wide opinion survey on land use and economic growth in Snowden.
This year's projects, which were both approved, provided funds for upgrading the community meeting room and purchasing firefighting equipment for the Cherry Lane fire department.
Also on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting is the council's appeal of the planning commission's recommendation to rezone the Echo Glen Orchard as 5-acre lots. An appeal hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Club.
With the resignation of longtime member David Thies, who is moving to Glenwood, the Snowden Council now has two vacancies. Anyone who is interested in being appointed to an open position should contact chairperson Chris Connolly, 493-3404, or come to the council meeting next week. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Fire Station.