Following the resignation of Banks City Councilor Jeff Thompson, who ended his time on the council due to health concerns, the city is looking for a new council member to fill his the remainder of his term.
The Banks City Council now has two vacancies after former councilor Mike Rainey recently stepped down and Erica Harold-Heine announced her resignation in early May. Banks Mayor Stephanie Jones said Rainey told her he “just doesn’t have the time with his new business to devote to it.” Harold-Heine told the[Read More…]
Banks City Councilor Erica Harold-Heine resigned from the Banks City Council Wednesday, May 4 over what she described as bullying from fellow councilor Pete Edison and a lack of leadership from Mayor Stephanie Jones in addressing the issue. Jones and Edison denied her claims.
The Banks City Council unanimously approved the allocation of $50,000 to construct prior to June 30 a basketball court in Greenville Park, a project that has been discussed for more than a decade, but not without some contentious consideration among the councilors. City Manager Jolynn Becker suggested there were three options[Read More…]
While the world looked on in shock as Russian troops invaded Ukraine in late February, Mark Gregg, a Banks resident, firefighter with Hillsboro Fire & Rescue and current Banks city councilor, flew to Poland with three other Empact Northwest volunteers to help manage the refugee crisis that was unfolding on[Read More…]
The city adopted its 2022-23 work plan, which resulted from the Banks City Council’s annual retreat that took place in February. “This is written out in a nice fancy way again,” Mayor Stephanie Jones quipped at the March 8 city council meeting. The Council Work Plan focuses on the council’s[Read More…]
The Banks City Council unanimously passed a resolution ending the city’s moratorium on new development and instituted a new policy requiring developers of subdivisions to provide 100 percent of their own water for each new house built. The city currently is undergoing its largest-ever public works project, replacing water lines that[Read More…]
A memorial service for Banks’ Ray Deeth will be held Saturday, March 12 in Schlegel Hall at Sunset Park in Banks (12765 NW Main Street) from 12 to 4 p.m. Deeth, a longtime politician, volunteer, and generally influential person in the Banks business and wider community, died December 21, 2021[Read More…]
A 24-hour ballot drop site at the Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley An election scheduled for Tuesday, November 2 will see few measures in Washington County to vote for; for those within Banks’ city limits, just one question will be posed to registered voters: Should local residents renew and[Read More…]
Banks City Hall. Photo: Brenda Schaffer The Banks City Council met Tuesday, June 8 for their regular monthly meeting and for a work session. During the meeting, councilors and the mayor discussed and took action on a fairly light number of agenda items, while did adopting the “Fiscal Year 2021-2022[Read More…]