PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Hall – Fire code related improvements are complete. Chief Dyke has done the final inspection and occupation numbers should arrive soon. Septic evaluation is in County’s very long que and county says maybe late August for the inspection.
Three party rentals on the books and Pioneer Church was promised 3 rentals with one yet to go. Continue? Currently they are paying $60/week and seemed OK with providing at least one grange member.
Home school kids theater group is interested in using the hall. They would like to do a couple months of twice weekly rehearsals and two 3 day weekend shows. One thought is allow the rehearsals as education at no charge similar to the scouts but charge for the weekend shows. Would we want to sell concessions as part of the fee or is that experience part of the kids education? Make the fee a percentage of the gate?
Reoiling floor got delayed last weekend. Turned out we bought the wrong buffing pad, red instead of maroon. Trying again today.
Projects (in priority order):
Fire code improvements necessary before party rentals - complete
Septic tank needs replaced - Summer 2021 project plus: - in progress
Parking bumpers need anchored - Summer 2021 project
Ped path to front door needs pea gravel - Summer 2021 project
Rear yard - In progress, moles need trapped, anyone have mulch?
Front doors are coming apart at bottom, need glued and painted.
Entrance porch needs refinished
Dance hall floor will need re-oiled for 2021 – in progress
Northeast side roofing screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Agriculture - Klamath river dams are in the news. Article in the Capital Press argues that the dams do not store irrigation water for the Klamath project and they create water quality issues in the lower river that cause irrigation water from upper Klamath lake to be diverted away from the Klamath irrigation project to help cool and flush fish parasites out of the lower river reaches. By this argument removing dams will increase irrigation water for the Klamath project. Major down side is the loss of hydropower that could be used to balance electrical grid as more solar and wind power comes on line.
Education – “For the 2021-2022 school year, schools must plan to provide full-time, in-person education for all students every school day,” according to Oregon Education Department policy document, Ready Schools, Safe Learners.” Each district will determine if masks and social distancing are required. However, variant covid infections are increasing among both vaccinated and unvaccinated people and have been harder on children than the original virus. Vaccination does appear to prevent almost all hospitalizations but vaccination requirements are being hotly contested politically if not rationally.
Legislative – Deadlock continues in Washington DC.
Community Service –
COMMUNICATIONS – Betty
TREASURERS REPORT - Vicki
Bills – Dan
County evaluation fee for septic system $885.00
Fire Code updates $555.77
Website renewal $ 49.00
Group photo for website
Bike rodeo for spring – I am not able to pursue this opportunity until the septic tank and building code issues are resolved.
Septic System and rear yard restoration – waiting on county evaluation.
Possible community dance sponsorship – Chaps
National night out is August 3 and granges are being encouraged to observe and use the holiday. I was unable to talk the magician into donating a show for this.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: Thought for the month: Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence. Robert Frost