I am so sorry to those of you who read my article that there were no papers in the forgotten east side of Franklin County. It was a glitch in the delivery of the papers, probably with the holiday and all. You can check it out on the website www.franklincounty.news, along with all the other news that you enjoy.
Trash cans are not yard (road) art! In Lanark Village our trash is picked up Mondays (Waste Pro) and Tuesday (Waste One). It is the responsibility of the owners or renters to return the cans to their prospective homes. If you are unable to get your trash can to the street because of medical reasons, Waste Pro has backdoor pickup. I am not sure about Waste One, but I will check. Not only are the cans ugly, but they are taking up space where cars can be parked. Also, people come along and throw garbage in these cans. The bears know this and come a calling. The picture that I had included last week were taken on Thursday afternoon, June 30, with the whole road lined with cans. I counted about 20 which stayed on the road past the Fourth of July. I am aware that Waste Pro did not pick up until Wednesday. Keep Lanark Beautiful!
The Lanark area had a busy week with the two events filling Chillas Hall on Thursday, July 7. Thank you to emergency management for coming from 9 to 11 a.m. to share some of their information to the area and to sign up residents for re-entry tags and emergency alerts. The residents really appreciated this service and made them aware of protections available to them.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, the Lanark Village Association sponsored a Question and Answer Forum which included Commissioner Boldt, Chris Crosby and Cheryl Sanders. All candidates were very informative. We got all of the questions in with a little push on the time, but all and all I feel that it was a really good session. The guests all answered each question. Highlights were code enforcement, “Why should we vote for you?” St. James/Lanark Fire Department and volunteer fire departments countywide, Weems Memorial Hospital, pharmacy, mandatory trash pickup, fire hydrants, ambulances, accessibility of commissioner to the public and more.
It has become very apparent that District 2 needs to back our commissioner, whoever he or she may be, by going to meetings, writing letters, sending emails and calling. If you have concerns about an issue, make it yours, grab a few neighbors and get down to the commission meetings held the first and third Tuesday of the month.
If you missed this one you will have an opportunity to attend the American Legion Post 82 Forum on Saturday, July 23 at 5 p.m., located on Oak Street in Lanark. Written questions will be taken at the door so it might help if you write your question down on a 3-by-5 card before the meeting and turn it in as you go in. The Public is Welcome.
”Wine Down Wednesday” is hosted by the Lanark Village Association every Wednesday at Chillas Hall. Cocktails at 5 p.m. (BYOB of anything) and covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. Lots of good socializing. This event is open to all adults in the Lanark area. Come get to know us, you will like us! Thank you to all of our new friends who came.
BE BEAR WISE, Get Help, Report Conflicts, Know the Laws, 850-265-3676 and www.myfwc.com/bear. They are out there. Short-term renters, please advise your guests to secure garbage and you be sure to supply a secure place for garbage. We don’t want it spread all over Lanark. Thank you!
Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at [email protected]