April/May Dates4/9 -- Central Linn Lions Club, 6:00 pm, Spirit of the Valley Methodist Church4/11 -- Cobra Booster Club BBQ & Auction, 4:30 pm, Central Linn High School4/13 -- Central Linn School Board meeting, 6:30, High School Cafeteria4/13 -- Halsey City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, Halsey City Hall4/27 -- Utility payments due, 5:00 pm, City Hall5/1 -- City Surplus Sale, 1-4:00 pm, City Shop5/2 -- City Wide Garage Sale, 8:00 am5/2 -- Bloom ‘n BBQ, 11 - 2:30 and 3 - 6:00 pm, Central Linn Elementary5/5 -- First Budget Committee meeting, 6:00 pm, City Hall5/9 -- Spring Clean-up Day, 7:00 am
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The Central Linn Elementary PTC is working with the Ford Institute Leadership Program Halsey-Tangent-Shedd class on a tree planting project at the Central Linn Elementary School. The plan is to plant low maintenance trees in groupings along the western and southern areas of the Elementary School grounds in the Fall of 2015. The trees will provide shade and shelter, improve air quality, add aesthetic value to the neighborhood, and provide ongoing educational opportunities for students.The Ford Institute Leadership Class will be raising money and writing a grant application for a matching grant from the Ford Family Foundation to fund the project. They will also be working closely with the PTC and the Central Linn School District to design plans for the project, and to plant it. The Ford Family Foundation and Rural Development Initiatives have brought the Ford Institute Leadership Program to the communities of Halsey, Tangent, and Shedd . A new class will start each fall for the next four years. The Ford Institute Leadership Program’s purpose is to promote vitality in rural communities.
The City has a large compost pile from the mowing done around town. At some point this spring/ summer that compost pile will be moved out to the lagoon area to make more space on the shop lot. Public Works has offered to deliver a load of compost to anyone who wants one inside the city limits. If you need a load of compost for your yard or garden, please contact the City at 541-369-2522 and let us know. We would like to move the pile by the end of June, so let us know before then if possible.
Hot Water Heater Expansion Tanks
An expansion tank can help prolong the life of your hot water heater. When water is heated, it expands. Because of the backflow device, that extra water cannot flow back into the source. This expansion can put pressure on the water heater and on the rest of your plumbing system. One way to protect your system is to install an expansion tank.The City has several expansion tanks available to folks who live in Halsey if you don’t already have one. They usually cost about $60, and are being offered by the City at $10 each. They will be sold one per household on a “first come, first serve” basis. However, if you want to request additional ones you can ask to be put on a list and be called if there are extras. Call (541) 369-2522 to arrange to get yours!
City Surplus Sale
Friday May 1st, 2015 1:00– 4:00 pmHalsey City Shop 1133 W 4th Street The City of Halsey will be having a Surplus Sale to sell off old equipment and office furniture. The sale will take place on Friday May 1st 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Halsey City Shop. Laws regarding the sale of surplus property require prices to be the same for all, so no negotiation. Doors will close promptly at 4:00 pm.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year there are over 500 cases of abuse or neglect in Linn County. Here are some ways that you can help:“Turn Halsey Blue”Blue pinwheels, blue streamers, blue yard art — all of these show awareness and support for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Wear blue on Fridays for the month of April.To find out more ways to help, contact programs in our area that support children and families, such as parent support groups, child care centers, and local organizations like the ABC House (541) 926-2203 or the Family Tree Relief Nursery. (541) 926-1091.If you suspect a child is being abused, you can contact:Linn Benton Child Abuse Hot Line at (541) 757-5019 or 866-303-4643Linn County Sheriffs Department at (541) 967-3911Department of Human Services at (541) 967-2060