Longview City Info Weekly

R.A.Long Park Plaza & Gazebo ribbon cutting

You are invited to help celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated improvement to historic R.A. Long Park. The event will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at

3:00 p.m.


REVISION IV - 38th Avenue Closure for Slide Repair

· Work to stabilize the landslide and install rockfall protection continues.

· 38th Ave is now open to two-way traffic for the remainder of the project.


Determination of severe weather event concluded

City Manager Kurt Sacha has determined that effective Monday, November 26 the severe

weather event designated on November 17 will conclude. The weather forecast now indicates

that low temperatures in Longview will be consistently above freezing (32 degrees).


One emergency shelter had obtained a temporary use permit to operate during this event – for

the Love Overwhelming building at 618 14th Avenue – and pursuant to LMC 7.30, they may

continue to provide emergency shelter services for up to but not beyond two more days.

For more information on permitted severe weather shelters, please contact the Community

Development Department at 360.442.5087.


Selling Techniques for Small Businesses

You may have heard the saying, "Business doesn’t happen until something gets sold."  That's true, of course, but nearly every aspect of any career involves selling.

Whether you’re a sales professional or a machine operator, it never hurts to brush up on your sales skills.


Selling Techniques for Small Business

December 1, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


So, if your knees knock at the prospect of making sales calls and you have potential clients you need to see, spend a few hours with us.

You’ll learn how to get the appointment, make a plan for your sales call and how to avoid the deadly mistakes salespeople often make.


This seminar is free thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Longview Library. All seminar attendees may later receive free,

confidential SCORE mentoring to help you personalize your sales process.


To register, call the Longview Public Library at 360-442-5300 or visit www.scorevancouver.org. You can learn more about the upcoming

seminars and other Library programs by visiting our page at www.longviewlibrary.org.


Free Movie Night with Popcorn!

Longview Public Library invites you to join in the fun for Tuesday Movie Night. The last big feature this year will be

December 4, 2018 in the Auditorium.


We can’t tell you the name of the movie, but you don’t want to be home alone for this one! Did someone say delicious popcorn?

We will have that, too! Since this is our last movie of the year, we are going to make this one even more fun and interactive. Join us for tons of fun!


Space is limited and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult and cannot be left unattended.


Auditorium doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family and have a fun time

at the Longview Public Library.


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Longview Library. For more information, contact Jerry Ritchie at 360.442.5322

or Elizabeth Partridge at 360.442.5321, or log on to www.longviewlibrary.org.


Curbside recycling change

Effective January 1, 2019, glass will no longer be accepted in the curbside recycling program.

It was discovered that during the collection and processing of the curbside recycling materials,

most of the glass would be crushed during the baling process. Broken glass is a huge

contamination concern and has a direct impact to Longview’s market prices. By removing glass

from the curbside program, it will reduce contamination and provide for a better marketable

material which will in turn, benefit the ratepayers of Longview.


Residents will be asked to either discard their glass bottles and jars into their green garbage

containers or to bring them directly to Waste Control for recycling.


Yule Ball at the Longview Library

Wands up! The Longview Public Library and our chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance invite you

to a Yule Ball, Tuesday December 11, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dance in the Great Hall, get sorted

into a Hogwarts House, compete in the House Cup, make Harry Potter-themed ornaments to take

home, and more! You can even get your photo taken with Dumbledore!


Dobby will be collecting socks for a sock drive to benefit those in need in our community; please

bring a pair of new socks to donate if you are able. This event is free and open to all ages thanks

to the support of the Friends of the Longview Library. Dress robes are encouraged! For more

information call the library at 360.442.5300.



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. 


What’s happening at Parks and Recreation


Handcrafted Holiday Bazaar

A FREE Holiday Bazaar featuring handcrafted items by vendors from all over! The vendor spaces for this event sell out each year

which means more variety and exciting items to pass on to your friends and family as gifts. Feel free to buy yourself a few items

as well! We won't tell!  Plenty of parking included.


Saturday, Dec 1st, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

McClelland Arts Center, 951 Delaware



Breakfast with Santa presented by Comcast

Wear you pajamas and join us for a Polar Express to the North Pole for breakfast, crafts, entertainment with Cowboy

Buck & Elizabeth, and of course, Santa! Two Sessions available. Pre-registration is required, no tickets sold at the door.

Pictures with Santa are $5.


Saturday, Dec 8th, 8:30-10:00am & 10:45am-12:15pm

McClelland Arts Center, 951 Delaware



Cooking – Holiday Cookie Swap

This will be the ultimate holiday party for you & your bestie! Gather with Chef Cathie of The Gifted Kitchen and bake

several one-of-a-kind cookies like Shortbread Thumbprints! You'll end the evening with a flavorful & colorful assortment to swap

with your classmates as well enough to take home and kick off the upcoming holiday season!


Thursday, November 29th, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Monticello Middle School 1225 28th Ave.

$35.50 for residents with an additional fee of $5.00 for non-residents


Santa's Workshop

Get your kids out of the house and excited for Christmas at our Santa's Workshop. Help Santa's elves by creating homemade gifts for

friends and family. Participants will bring home their presents ready to give to parents, teachers, grandparents and friends.


Saturday, Dec 15th, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Ages 8-12

Monticello Middle School 1225 28th Ave. 

$35.50 for residents with an additional fee of $5.00 for non-residents. 


Golden Apple Intergenerational Preschool

This unique program offers your child daily planned, intentional activities where children and seniors come together to grow,

learn about themselves and others and form relationships that can be life changing. The program meets on Tue,Wed,Thu, from

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Delaware Retirement Community, 926 Delaware Street.  Participants should be Ages: 3 – 5 and potty trained.

Space is limited for 12/04 - 12/27, and the cost is $95.00 with an additional fee of $5.00 for non-residents. 


Before & After School Program

Safe, supervised, quality-activities conducted by experienced recreation leaders include organized games, sports, crafts reading, homework time,

guest speakers and special events. The school district provides a federally subsidized snack at most sites. A 2018-2019 registration form must be completed.

Participants should be K-5th grade. This program is held on weekdays when school is in session, Monday through Friday.  This program will be held in the

afternoons at CVG, Kessler, Northlake, Mint Valley and Robert Gray (AM & PM). Drop In Coupon Book, and monthly options available. Financial assistance

for scholarships and reduced payment may be available for qualifying families.  Visit us at www.mylongview.com/recreation or call 360.442.5400.



Tuesday Night is Teen Night at the Library

Teen Tuesdays are back at the Longview Library! Each Tuesday features a different DIY project, game, or movie. Teens are invited to come to any or all

of the events, no need to register in advance or have a library card. Our teen events are open to all middle and high schoolers, are free, and usually have snacks!


Teen Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

December 4 – Movie Night (open to all ages)
December 11 – Yule Ball (open to all ages)


Current recruitments at the City of Longview

  • Fire Battalion Chief Eligibility List: $115,140 - $116,772 per year. Open to internal and external applicants.  Application period closes 12/13/18 at 5:00pm.
  • Utility Systems Supervisor: $4,736 - $6,089 per month, plus excellent benefits. Open until filled.
  • Recreation Leaders (part-time before and after school): Various positions, apply online. Open until filled.
  • Transit Operators (Casual/on-call) - RiverCities Transit: Salary range: $21.14 per hour (Casual Operator), $18.65 per hour (Casual Operator Trainee Pay). Open until filled.
  • Entry Level Police Officers: $32.12-$41.56 per hour, plus excellent benefits. Continuous recruitment.
  • Lateral Police Officers: $5,860 - $7,203 per month, plus excellent benefits. Continuous recruitment.
  • Fire Intern Opportunity: Firefighter internship training program. Acquire hands on experience and learn the required skills and techniques to become a career firefighter. $300/month stipend. Continuous recruitment.

For more information about any of the career opportunities at the City of Longview, visit the website www.mylongview.com.