What will the Town budget look like next year? How are revenues estimated? What services and programs are funded? What policy decisions will Town Council consider?
If you’d like answers to these questions, or have others you’d like to ask, come to the Community Budget Workshop on Saturday, May 30, from 1-4 p.m. in the Library. There will be a presentation, a Question/Answer period, and then small group discussions about the budget policy decisions.
Or, come to an Overview (10 to 15 minute preview of the workshop) on:
May 13: Approx. 7:30 a.m. at the Sunrise Rotary breakfast at Petra’s.
May 13: Approx. 12:30 p.m. at the Lion’s Club lunch at Whiskey Creek
May 14: Approx. 12:30 p.m. at the Noon Rotary lunch at Whiskey Creek.
May 26: Approx. 12:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce lunch at Whiskey Creek.
Please note that these are regularly scheduled meetings of the organizations. Members of the public may attend the program portion without participating in the meal but should contact the organization for details.
Or, come to an Open House for questions and discussion on any budget topic on Tuesday, May 19, from 5-6 p.m. in the Library.
On June 3, public hearings for the budget will begin, with a goal of adopting the FY 09-10 Budget on or before June 30. The proposed budget will be presented at the May 6 Town Council meeting, and copies will then be available from the Town offices.
Praise for “Sylvia” … good dog!
What a great performance! This was a highlight to our recent trip to Mammoth. With all the businesses that seem to be closing, it is nice to have something that is “booming.”
What a great job they’re doing with everything at the Arts Center. We loved being able to laugh at the “antics” of a dog family on a professional stage.
Pearl and Bob Sunnay
Sunny Slopes fire
I just wanted to clarify some details regarding the Sunny Slopes fire at the Corcoran & Schipke residence. Although we have been told that many personal items were ruined due to smoke, the Long Valley Fire Volunteers did a great job keeping the fire from spreading further..
Although your editorial staff reported that the home burnt down; it did not burn down completely. In fact the fire crew was able to contain the fire to the living room and basement quarters only. Other rooms suffered smoke damage. A contractor was called in by the insurance agent and it appears that the structure will be able to be salvaged and won’t be torn down. We too are thankful that no one got hurt and the community is pulling together to help them out in this time of need.
Thanks for your time and giving us the option of another voice in the community through The Sheet.
Captain Vince Maniaci
Long Valley Fire Department
Walk a mile in her shoes …
Wednesday, April 8, was the National Sexual Assault Awareness Month “Day of Action.” On that day Wild Iris sponsored an event with Big Pine High School called “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.”
This is a national awareness and fundraising campaign that utilizes the strength of male voices in helping to create communities that are free of sexual violence. This is an event that started in 2001 and was championed by Frank Baird with Venture Humanity, Inc. The marches started out small and have grown each year. The movement’s goal is to educate the country about the valuable contributions men are making to help stop sexualized violence.
Although the term “sexual assault” is often viewed as a women’s issue, it is estimated that 1 in 11 men and 1 in 6 boys, as well as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 girls, will be a victim of sexual assault at least once in their lifetimes.
It is our hope that by adding the voices of our local men, young and old, to the sexual assault prevention movement we can raise the volume of the message.
I want to commend the students, staff and administration of Big Pine High School for taking on this important initiative and particularly the young men for having the courage to spend some time in the shoes of a survivor of sexual violence and for sharing the message with their peers. Thanks to Bob Church for his part in making this event such a great success, Joia Bear for her generous donation to the project, Dean Rossi at Carroll’s Market in Big Pine and Vons in Bishop for their help with providing lunch for the students.
I am fortunate to live in a community that stands together, whether in high heels or cowboy boots, to “Speak Up!” In the words of the students, remember that “Silence = Violence.”
Crisis Couselor, Wild Iris