J Spencer's blog

January 2013

We’ve made it to another new year, and I’m excited about some of the possibilities we have facing us in 2013.

As Mayor Stevens mentioned in his January post, we’ve hired Jim Runkles to partially fill the Deputy Clerk position, and I anticipate hiring another person very soon. Finally bringing city hall back to full staffing will help us be more responsive to both citizens and our city council, and I hope to be able to concentrate more on some of our big projects.

Administrator Report 1/8/13

Public Works

  • Working with pump manufacturers and city engineer to scope a potential overhaul of one or more lift stations.
  • The electrical panel at pump station 4 failed on New Year ’s Day, blowing a pump starter and transformer.
  • We are working to make a final draft of the water system plan ready for the January 22 meeting.
  • We are working on a report on the city’s water use.
  • Someone broke about 30 pathway lights over New Year’s. I’m estimating a cost of around $1,500.


November 2012

The North Bonneville City Council meets in City Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Council agendas are distributed to the public the Wednesday prior to the meeting and council packets are emailed the day before. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive the agenda please email John Spencer at john [at] northbonneville.net.

October 2012

After receiving a number of complaints on garbage and loud music, I recently called the sheriff’s office and asked them to step-up patrols in the Yehuh neighborhood. They were glad to help out. Their one request is that if you have a complaint or concern – be it a loud party, suspicious activity or speeding – please call them directly at 427-9490.