Toledo Public Library receives a grant from the Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s Book Project

The Toledo Public Library is proud to announce that is has received a grant from the Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s Book Project. To qualify for the grant, libraries must be located in a rural area within the 50 United States, have a limited operating budget, have an active children’s department, and raise $200-$400 through a local sponsor. Located more than 25 miles from an urban area (population over 50,000) and serving a population under 10,000, the Toledo Public Library met the qualifications making it eligible to apply for the grant.

In its fifth year, the Pilcrow Foundation is a national non-profit public charity. Its mission is to provide new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States: “We recognize the importance of public libraries in rural communities. Libraries are often the center of the community, where people come together to learn and share ideas. Providing quality children’s books to rural public libraries ensures an opportunity for active engagement within the community and lifelong learning. We know that reading to and with children every day and providing them with frequent opportunities to read on their own are important activities for literacy development. Literacy is the greatest gift we can give to our children; the public library is where we can start.”

The Pilcrow Foundation provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public library grant recipients who contribute $200-$400 through local sponsors. Georgia Pacific Corporation of Toledo contributed the maximum amount of $400, qualifying the library to receive up to $1200 worth (at retail value) of new, quality, hardcover children’s books.  The Toledo Public Library staff is very grateful for the contributions of both the Pilcrow Foundation and Georgia Pacific! Soon new books will be on our shelves for children to enjoy; that is priceless!

ECKMAN CREEK ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND ROAD CLOSURE

ECKMAN CREEK ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND ROAD CLOSURE

 (Lincoln County, OR – 5.30.18)

Eckman Creek Road Will Be Closed At Mp 1.1 From July 9th To July 30th, 2018.  A project meeting will be held at Waldport City Hall on June 4th, 2018 at 6:00 pm to explain the project, address any concerns and answer questions.

A severe winter storm hit the Oregon Coast during December of 2015.  Heavy rainfall caused flooding and initiated landslides throughout Lincoln County.  Runoff from the mountainous area east of Eckman road converged at the entrance of the twelve foot diameter culvert beneath the road. Rocks, limbs and other debris jammed inside the culvert causing severe damage to its structure, reducing the culvert’s flow capacity and causing a rise of flood water until a torrent spilled over the top taking a good section of county road with it.  County technicians reduced the threat of complete road failure by notching a section of the roadway and installing a four foot diameter bypass pipe. Since that time, the section of Eckman road above the creek remains a single travel lane with concrete barriers acting as guardrails.

The winter storm of 2015 was declared a disaster event by local, state and federal authorities.  Lincoln County Public Works has been working with FEMA to secure funding, address environmental concerns, obtain permits, and complete engineering plans.  The damaged 12 foot culvert will be replaced with a 36 foot span, 11’ 8” rise precast concrete pipe arch.  The project has been advertised and awarded to JRT Construction.  On site construction activities will begin on June 18, 2018.

ECKMAN CREEK ROAD WILL BE CLOSED AT MP 1.1 FROM JULY 9TH TO JULY 30TH, 2018.  During this time you must use a detour route starting at the end of County Maintenance on Eckman Creek Road (MP 1.6) to USFS RD 5360 to USFS RD 1045 to W. Dicks Fork LN to Hwy 101.  The detour route will be clearly signed and the forest roads will be graded and cleared of vegetation.  The public is invited:  a project meeting will be held at Waldport City Hall on June 4th, 2018 at 6:00 pm to explain the project, address any concerns and answer questions.

City of Toledo Water Quality Report Now Available Online

City of Toledo

Water Quality Report

Now Available Online

Each year, the City of Toledo provides water customers with the annual water quality report (also known as the consumer confidence report).  The report informs customers how the water quality compares to federal and state drinking water standards.  It provides details on the water source and the quality of the drinking water, and it is required by the Oregon Health Administration.

In 2017, the City of Toledo tested and detected contaminants which were well below allowable levels and no health based violations were reported.

In an effort to be more economically and environmentally responsible, the 2017 annual report will not be printed and mailed to each household.  However, the report can be viewed online at www.cityoftoledo.org/documents/PW/ccr2017.pdf   Customers can receive a printed version by visiting Toledo City Hall at 206 N Main Street or Toledo Public Library at 173 NW 7th Street in Toledo.  Customers can also request a copy by contacting the Public Works Office at 541-336-2247 ext. 2130 or by mailing a request for the report to City Hall, PO Box 220, Toledo OR 97391.

For questions about the report or for more information on how the City of Toledo maintains the safety of the drinking water, contact the Toledo Water Treatment Plant at 541-336-2610.

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