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Lyle News for Aug. 1

Community urged to get involved in council activities

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

At the monthly meeting of the Lyle Community Action Council on July 22, it was pleasing to see breathing bodies not belonging to the council. The council continues to extend the invitation to all of you to come to the meetings, become involved, and help protect and take care of the "greatest little town in the Columbia River Gorge".

The council is involved in a lot of different projects this summer and into the fall -- park benches/equipment repair, phone trees/block watch, disaster preparedness, washington state department of transportation plans, Lyle calendar, newsletter, candidate's night, grant ideas/sidewalks, Lewis and Clark: Community Celebration, chili cook-off. If any of these projects interest you, come on down to the meetings held each 4th Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at the Lyle Lions Community Center. Welcome!

I was asked via phone to take a look at the Chip Site. Since we encourage you to use this facility made available to us by the county, I did just that. While there, I copied the sign that maybe is not as visible as this column. It is as follows:


Chipped material is free to the public.

This site authorized for: brush and tree limbs 1/4" to 6" in diameter, only for brush originating in Klickitat County.

Specifically forbidden: No grass clippings, no poison oak, no thorns, no stumps or roots, no construction or demolition debris, no lumber, no rocks, no bagged leaves, pine needles or other fine materials.

Unauthorized use of this site subject of fine up to $25 per cubic foot: chapter 70.93R.

For information or to report abuse, call 509-773-4448. Klickitat County Solid Waste in cooperation with The Washington State Department Of Ecology.

Since several of the "forbidden" items have been left at the site, it would be greatly appreciated if the person or persons responsible for the over-site would pick them up and take them to the proper place. All of the following can be disposed of at the transfer station at Dallesport or Bingen -- large black bags of yard debris, railroad ties, pieces of plywood and wood, a tire, broken pieces of cement and anything else that is not brush or limbs of the sizes listed above.

I would also ask that you please go to the back of the lot to dump your limbs and brush and not in the road or in front of the chips. In doing so, you block any one else's access to the back and to the chips. I thank you in advance and appreciate your helping us out.

Just a reminder: The chip site is open for the summer. Dispose of your brush and limbs at this site, recycle all that you can and let's see if we can do away with burn barrels.

Lyle's burn ban is in effect.

August's Lyle Community Action Council meeting is Monday, Aug. 26.

"Town Slogan" Contest for Lyle: Entry deadline is Sept. 2.

Lyle History: As published in the Ruralite September 1985.

"Not too long before Jim's 1975 retirement from the railroad, the Crosbys moved from Wishram to the ideal spot for Crosby Stables -- just a mile or so up the winding Appleton road not far from Lyle. 'They say this old house used to be a cavalry headquarters in pioneer days and later it was a post-office. There's plenty of room for the big barn and the exercise wheel for the horses'."

We can't all be shining examples, but we can at least twinkle a little.


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