Longview City Info Weekly

Happy New Year!

 

Half Street Lane Closures
30th Avenue from Cypress Street to 20th Avenue

 

Due to weather delays, this work has been extended for one week.

Work on underground utility installation for future development will require 30th Avenue to be reduced to one lane each direction from 29th Avenue to Cypress beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022, or until work is completed.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

Help Us Make an Impact for Parks

Since 1997, the City of Longview has annually approved $25,000 for the Neighborhood Park Grant Program.  2022 marks 25 years in matching funds given to groups, organizations, and schools to improve our park system.  The City of Longview is excited to announce that the Parks and Recreation Department is requesting applications for the 25th Annual Neighborhood Park Grant Program.  This program provides matching funds for park capital improvement projects.  The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 11, 2021.

The City is committed to promoting and sustaining an environment that is responsive to resident involvement.  The intent of the grant program is to encourage teamwork and involvement partnering together towards improving parks and play spaces.  Service groups, neighborhood groups, athletic organizations, and businesses can apply for all or a portion of the available $25,000 to match with their own funds and/or in-kind services and materials.  The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will review the applications received and make recommendations to the City Council about which project(s) should be funded.

Examples of qualifying projects include:  land acquisition; purchase of playground equipment, picnic shelters, benches, signs, and landscape components; construction of sports courts such as tennis and basketball; development of hiking and biking paths; and athletic field development.

Applications for funds are handled through the Parks and Recreation Department.  Interested parties may obtain application forms from the Recreation Office at 2920 Douglas St., or online at www.mylongview.com/recreation.  For additional information, please contact Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Wills at 442.5400. 

 

Longview Library Newsletter

Be sure to check out the latest issue of our library newsletter, Dialog. We've got la lot of fun in store!

http://longviewlibrary.org/newsletter.php

Have you listened to the Library's new podcast yet? They cover a variety of library and book-related topics. Take a listen! http://longviewlibrary.org/yourshelf.php

 

Read for a Better World at the Longview Library

From January 1 to January 31, the Longview Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. We challenge our patrons to read at least five books during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at longviewlibrary.beanstack.org. Registration is open now! The challenge is open to all ages, and everyone who finishes will win a prize!

Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Help us increase our odds of winning by sharing your reading on social media using the hashtags #WinterRead2022, #ReadforaBetterWorld, and #LongviewLibrary. Happy reading, Longview!

Pickup of leaves from City owned trees runs October through January

From October through January, leaves from City of Longview maintained trees may be placed in the street for pick up by the City’s Stormwater Division.

“It is important that we remove fallen leaves from these areas so that vehicles and pedestrian traffic can move safely throughout the city, and to minimize flooding due to clogged catch basins,” says Stormwater Supervisor Mike Ward. “Our crews use shovels and pitchforks, and street sweepers, front-end loaders and dump trucks, to load and haul leaves to pre-designated areas for composting.”

Ward asks that the following guidelines be followed when placing leaves in City streets, which are considered public rights of way:

  • Place only leaves from City-maintained trees. Yard debris is the property owner’s responsibility. Leaves from non-City owned trees can be taken to the Waste Control Transfer Station from October 1 through April 15 for a fee. 
  • Place leaves in rows about one foot from the curb to allow for drainage. This also makes it easier for the street sweeper to pick them up. If the sweeper is unable to pick the leaves up, a street crew will remove them with a front-end loader.
  • Do not put branches or sticks in leaf piles as it may damage the sweeper.
  • Be patient. Leaf pick up is on a structured schedule and will be picked up as soon as possible.
  • Help prevent flooding on your street by clearing leaves from catch basin grates until City crews are able to pick up the leaves on your street.

 

Any questions about leaf pickup may be directed to the Stormwater Supervisor at 442-5621.