City Council Recognizes Forest Hills Firewise Award & Adjourns Public Business in an Hour
Wednesday night the Grants Pass City Council received a presentation by the city Firewise Coordinator Bob Schumacher that recognized the Forest Hills subdivision as the first Firewise Community in the county, a national recognition that comes from making the subdivision as resistant to fire as possible.
The area, bordered on one side by railroad property and by wild land to the north with an older community on one border, utilized thousands of volunteer hours, some grant monies combined with cooperation from city staff to reduce the underbrush in the railroad area creating an almost park-like setting and adjusting much of their own landscaping to make the area “Firewise.”
The council also recognized volunteers from Paint Your Heart Out, the Parks Board, the Urban Tree Committee, and the Solid Waste Agency.
The council approved the consent calendar unanimously; then, during matters from the Mayor, Council and Staff, word was relayed from the Fair Manager Mary Groves that the county fair is going ahead as scheduled beginning August 14th.
The council adjourned and west into Executive Session just prior to 7:00 p.m.