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**************ORIGIN MIXED ADC 848 466 12-31-28 7P 2S SHALLTOWNPAPER5, INC. **COe5 927 W RAILROAD AVE ## SHELTON WA 98584-3847 Ihii'iil,l,ill,iill,l,dil,iihJJJiini,qi,ill,il,ii nues on All of the paving will be done on Fremont Avenue and Fifth West before the first football game in Aberdeen on Friday, Aug. 30, according to Mayor Larry Barrett. He reported to council members Mary Leisy, Brian Schneider, Alan Summers and Karl Vollmer, that the curb and gutter should be done and the street could possibly be paved on Monday, Aug. 19. Barrett said without all the help from the farmers and from Bingham County, the project wouldn't be pos- sible. The farmers were willing to pro- vide trucks and drivers so the city could dig up 18 inches of dirt from the road areas and haul it to the gravel pit. The county had one grader and driver and spent quite a bit of time cutting down the road so the city and farmers could haul the dirt out, There were two types of gravel hauled onto the road. The first, according to Robert Goss, was pit run. They hauled 213 loads of the pit run. Then they hauled 246 loads of three- quarter minus gravel. Goss added that the farmers helped haul the gravel, too. Bingham County, Barrett said, traded the gravel for the dirt that was hauled to the gravel pit. The county will use the dirt at the landfill. "I can't say enough about the farm- ers. We couldn't have done it without their help," Barrett said. The city was able to save around $6,000 because of their help. The city tried applying for grants, but wasn't awarded any of the grants they applied for. Business A new officer for the Aberdeen Po- lice Department was issued the Oath of Office. Officer Talon Campau took the oath as it was issued by Aberdeen Police Chief Charles Carroll, Campau said he hopes to make this a long time position for him and his family. The pre-treatment program and the sewer use ordinance revision were pre- sented to the council by representatives of Keller and Associates. They reported through the communication with DEQ (Department of Environmental Qual- ity) that less in the ordinance is bet- ter. Then the ordinance can change as needed. It needs to include the fees, fines and other requirements that are needed, but they are putting in enough so that it makes the pre-treatment pro- gram so it can be legally enforced. Con- cern was expressed that they should let those the ordinance will affect read it before it is passed. Mayor Barrett said the ordinance is for review this time and will be passed at the next meeting. Goss added that all the fresh packs have seen the ordinance and some are step- ping up so they will be ready when it is approved. There are some limitsto the pre-treatment program, but if they stay under the limits the city will be fine. If they go over those limits they will need to have a federal plan. Through the pro- gram, the facilities have a permit that basically allows them to release their water into the city system. Keller and Associates also re- ported they have been working at the treatmentplant. Some of the items are completed. Through the wastewater facilities planning study, they will be I'm smarter than you As part of the first day of school orientation, the teachers and priflcipal presented some skits to the students during an assembly. This skit, "I'm smarter than you" was presented by high school principal Travis Pincock and counselor Debbie Ellis to help increase school spirit. new iger program In an effort to increase school spirit, AberdeenHigh School is starting a new tradition. They are going to "ROAR" this year. "ROAR" stands for Restoring Our Academic and Athletic Responsibili- ties. It is their hope that, with a renewed focus on school pride, the high school student body will become more engaged in the academic process and extra-cur- riCular programs. In conjunction with the new tradi- tion, they have created a new Tiger Spir- it Club, called THE ROAR. They kicked off school this year with back to school banana splits, had an opening assembly and are planning on some fun activities throughout the school year. They are asking that the community join them in encouraging student pride. There will be athletic events throughout spl the year that will have a specific theme. - All participants wearing themed cloth- ing will receive $1 offtheir entry ticket. Each of the spoi'ts will also host a fal ily night, offering discounted entrance into the game for families. The "ROAR" committee, consist- ing of Travis Pincock, Erika Ingersoll, Lorena Gonzales, Terri Foster, Melanie Beck, Bethanie Driscoll, Aimee E1- liott and Alex "Cerna, invites everyone to "Come out and support all of our events". The first football game is Friday, Aug. 30. The theme is "War For The Res- ervoir". They invite everyone to come in their camouflage gear and cheer. Check The Aberdeen Times for more games and themes to come. "ROAR TIGERS!" the committee said. able to apply for funding from differ- ent sources. Those applications need to be applied for before March 2020. Barrett explained that, even though the treatment plant is f rly new, they will need to get it updated so it is ready to test for and remove phosphorous from the water. In a few years Aberdeen will be out of compliance, They will apply for funding and possibly have a bond election. The agreement with Snake River Dispose-All for the garbage service was renewed. Summers said it is the same agreement as before. It is a ten year contract with either party able to end the contract if they need to. The bills, in the amount of $224,607.48, were approved to be paid. It is much bigger this mortth be- cause they had the sewer bond payment that had to be made in the amount of $140,970. Departments Leisy said they are waiting for the two benches they ordered to Come in. The benches were ordered through an IFFT grant. Summers reported he met with SEICOG and they gave a few places that they can apply for grants to repair the roof on the old train depot that is now the recycle center. Leisy suggested he contact Kristen Jensen to help with the grants. Schneider said they will proceed with the repair on the Gem Trail bridge. It will be paved the ne time Fremont Avenue is paved, but the Gem Trail Foundation will pay for that paving. Chief Carroll gave appreciation to Lori Klassen and all that she did for the police department. Through her efforts," the Aberdeen American Legion paid for two defibrillators for the police. He added that the downstairs re- modeling is going well. The K-9 vehicle that was approved last month has been ordered and they are working on it. Carroll said he appreciated Cam- pau and his family there supporting the new officer. Linda Balls reported there are three council member positions up for re-election and the mayor position is also up for re-election. Any interested persons can apply for those positions from Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 6. Those up for re-election are Alan Summers, Karl Vollmer, Denise Wahlen and mayor Larry Barrett. The meeting was adjourned until Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. for the budget hearing. Taking officer oath Talon Campau (left) took the oath of office as an Aberdeen police officer at the city council meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 13. The oath was issued by police chief Chuck Carroll. il screening will If you are a parent who has a child three or four years of age with develop- mental delays, and are not currently enrolled in a school program, call the school to schedule an appointment. Preschool Child Find screening will be held Friday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children with developmental delays have difficulty walking, talking, hearing, learning, motor skills or behavior. If your child has difficulties in any of these ar- eas and you are concerned he/she may have developmental delays call the school at 208-397-4115 to schedule an appointment; ask for Alma Medel. Call to'arrange another time if you are unavailable on Sept. 6. n ool en busca e ninos 6 de Septiemb . ,4 Si usted tiene ratio(s) de tres a cuatro afios de edad con retraso en el desar- rollo, y que no est in corrientemente inscritos en el programa de la escuela, favor de llamar para que fije una cita. En busca de ninos Viernes, 6 de Septiembre 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Los nifios con retraso en el desarrollo tienen dificultad para caminar, hablar, escuchar, aprender, movimientos motores del cuerpo o el comportamiento. Si su hijo(a) tiene dificultades en cualquiera de estas ireas y usted est i preocupado, es posible que d/ella tenga problemas con el desarrollo. Favor de llamar a la escuela 208-397-4115 para programar una cita; pregunte por Alma Medel. Si el dia 6 de Septiembre no le es conveniente, llame para pedir otro dia. School board m tonight Aberdeen School District 58 will hold its regular board meeting tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. in the district boardroom. Topics of discussion will include input from Erin Johnson, superintendent and administrators' reports, financial report, county tax report, selling a bus, board policies, student handbook, trustee vacancies for the Nov. 5 election for zones two and three and the school calendar. All school district patrons are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to address the board should call the district to be put on the agenda or sign the input sheet at the door of the meeting. All comments are to be held to three minutes per person and topic. Getting ready School custodians are working on gettingthe football field ready for the first football game against American Falls on Friday, Aug. 30. Games will be at 4 p.m. for the junior var- sity and 7 p.m. for the varsity. Theme for the game is "War For The Reservoir". Everyone is invited to come in their camouflage gear and cheer.