Vader News 01.28.15

Town Crier

Resident Judy Costello is on the lookout for community members able to help fund the expansion of a floral display on the corner of A St. and SR 506, with plans to have the display completed in time for May Day. Costello said she is hoping to raise around $600 to add benches and planters to the display, which sits across from the post office, and says she has generated at least $250 toward that goal, as of last week. To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Costello at (360) 295-3036.

City Hall is pleased to announce an upcoming public meeting on Feb. 6 to discuss plans for the city's new sewer plant upgrade. Contractors from BHC Consultants, as well as officials with the Department of Ecology and the Department of Commerce, will be on hand to explain recent updates, as well as

address questions and concerns from members of the community. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in City Hall and is expected to last until all questions brought to the floor are answered.

The city is also expecting to hold a public hearing on Feb. 12 to take public comment on the extension of a ban against medical and recreational marijuana businesses. Approved during the council's Jan. 8 meeting, the ban extension prohibits the establishment of any businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, though private use of the substance remains legal within state law. The hearing begins at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, and those unable to attend are encouraged to submit any comments in writing beforehand. For more information on these and other city activities, call City Hall at (360) 295-3222, or visit their website at

The next opening of the Vader Assembly of God Church's Food Bank is scheduled for Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, while their next food giveaway is scheduled for Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon outside the post office. For more information on these and other church activities, call their office at (360) 295-3756.