Volume 2 | Issue 2 | February 5, 2020
City of Lewiston
STAY IN THE KNOW
Take a look at the first major piece of the upgrade to your Wastewater Treatment Plant!

The installation of this equipment is one of many important improvements that were made possible by you during the May 2019 bond election. The dewatering presses you see in the video below are the first major milestone in construction because they were the most urgent need at the facility. 
A BACK-SAVING ALTERNATIVE
The Lewiston Police Department is looking into what some researchers are calling a "healthier and safer alternative" to the traditional duty belt for their officers.


SHAPE THE ROAD AHEAD
Here's a timeline and guide for what to expect from the 2020 Census.




SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
UNCOVERING HISTORY AT THE NORMAL HILL CEMETERY

Many plantings at the Normal Hill Cemetery that were over 50 years old, in poor condition, overgrown and/or not maintained properly have been removed; some of them unveiling headstones of those who are a part of Lewiston's history.
CONSPIRING FOR A CAUSE
Lewiston Police Chief Budd Hurd (left) and Police Systems Coordinator Brian Birdsell (right) met with Parks and Recreation's Senior Nutrition Assistant Cook Tia DeBord (center) to discuss a soup they will prepare and serve at the YWCA's SOUPPort Our Shelters fundraiser this month.
THAT'S RIGHT! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

If you had any overdue fines on your account, you don't anymore! Although, any fees for lost or damaged materials will still need to be paid. In order to make sure your account has been cleared, it would be best to bring overdue materials directly to a help desk and discuss them with a library employee.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Feb. 19, 2020 - 6:00PM
The Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting several special events where they are asking you to provide feedback about the parks in your neighborhood.

The next event will be focused around Syringa Park and future development in that area. It will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at the Lewiston Elks Lodge.


ADA Transition Plan Survey
City staff are developing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan and need your input!

This plan will address barriers in public rights of way within Lewiston, including sidewalks, curb ramps, access to push buttons for crosswalks, etc.



Feb. 20, 2020 - 5:30PM
Join us as we practice the art of democracy through civil discourse. An interactive event focused on our community in the second floor event space at the Lewiston Library.

We will also be establishing discussion topics for following sessions.
Feb. 20, 2020 - 6:00PM
Join your City Council members and staff at the Lewiston Community Center for an informative event centered around Lewiston's Strategic Plan and the Care for Our Community Survey. We welcome your input, which will help guide the future of our community.
CITY PROGRAMS & EVENTS
WE ARE HIRING!
We are hiring for the various positions listed below.
GET INVOLVED!
The City of Lewiston has numerous opportunities for you to give back to your community. There are several advisory boards and commissions that could use your knowledge and enthusiasm.

It's easy to apply!


If you have questions or would like to turn in an application, please contact City Clerk Kari Ravencroft at kravencroft@cityoflewiston.org.
HOLIDAY CLOSURES
City buildings will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of President's Day.
UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
The Lewiston City Council met for a work session on Monday, February 3rd and will hold a special meeting on Monday, February 24th regarding the 2019 audit results. The Council will also meet for an additional work session on Monday, February 10th and a regular meeting on Monday, February 24th.