Airport Appreciation Day- We couldn’t have had better weather for Airport Appreciation Day. It was great to see the number of people who came out to the event. We are excited to see this event return to Ontario and look forward to seeing it grow over the coming years.
Housing Incentive Program – The Housing Incentive Program is really picking up this year. We have received seven applications as of today.
Public Works Committee – On Monday the committee discussed the rate structure and recommended the conceptual plan to the council who addressed it on Tuesday.
SRCI – We met with the State on Friday and it was a very productive meeting. We have another scheduled the first week of August.
Council Meeting – Last Tuesday’s meeting was very good. We worked through a lot of issues. New land annexed into our city is wonderful, particularly new buildable lots that will be available in the near future.
Citizens Coalition Meeting – We held another public forum on Wednesday. The online presence was pretty significant.
Police - Chief Romero hosted a meeting with Director of Field Development, Kristi Kraft from the Special Olympics-Idaho to discuss future activities for Ontario and Eastern Oregon region.
Officer Elizondo conducted a crime prevention and leadership session with middle school students from the Discovery Program at OHS.
Chief Romero and Police Reserve Officer Brockett attended the Aiken Elementary Pre-K Summer School event in partnership with the Ontario Fire and Rescue. School staff and children got Police and Fire swag and looked at Police / Fire equipment.
Chief Romero has also been heavily involved in Airport Appreciation Day. His wrestling students from OHS assisted airport staff with venue set-up.
Airport - Dan Beaubien was hard at work with the preparation for the Airport Appreciation Day. The single engine air tanker planes will be able to use their new tie-downs Friday morning for the first time. Thank you Jacobs for helping making that possible as well as providing cones, barricades, a sweeper, and a water truck.
The coordinated effort and willingness of our Police, Fire, City Council, Chamber of Commerce and many others in the community has been greatly appreciated.
Fire & Rescue - Crews responded to a trash fire, a hay stack fire in Vale, a smoldering fire on E. Island Road, and a serious motor vehicle accident.
The crews also responded to numerous other burning complaints; most of them were illegal burns.
Crews swept the taxi way, provided barricades, cones, and a water truck in preparation for Airport Appreciation Day. The new concrete tie downs at the airport were also completed.
Crack-fill operation and continues in multiple locations throughout town.
Interior painting was completed for hallways and a new floor installed on the main section of the operations building; this work was all done in house.
All wastewater effluent flows are being sent to the skyline farms for irrigation use.
We switched chlorine contact chambers. The chamber that was in use will be cleaned and ready for use when needed.
Parks and Cemetery
Repairs were made to the old city shop’s irrigation system.
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