Today in Washington - March 9, 2009

Donelle Pardee Whiting

The Washington Community High School Board of Education will have an open house today, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of the open house is to familiarize community members with the problem areas at the school needing renovation.

It is an excellent opportunity for the community members who may not have been a part of the planning process to ask questions with regard to the proposed renovation and the referendum that will be on the April 7 ballot.

Additional open houses will be Additional open houses will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 and 23 while school is in session, and at 5:30 p.m. March 30 prior to the Meet the Candidates night sponsored by the Washington Education Association.

The purpose of having an open house during school hours will allow residents to observe the crowding problems during lunch hours.

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Also tonight, the Washington City Council will have its regular committee-of-the-whole meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room at Five Points Washington.

Issues listed on the agenda include a presentation of the WCHS renovation referendum and further discussion of banners on the square.

Prior to the committee-of-the-whole, there will be a special city council meeting to award asbestos removal contract for the removal of asbestos at the former library building on Walnut Street.

The building will be the new home for City Hall once renovation work is complete.

The moving of the city’s administrative offices to the old library building is expected to be sometime in the fall.

City leaders will also meet to authorize bond counsel for waste water treatment plant expansion.

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Tonight is the first scheduled activity for teens as part of the Washington District Library’s Teen Tech Week.

From 5 to 7 p.m., teens are invited to a YouTube Swap during which they can share their favorite YouTube videos with others.

The next event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Teens are invited to “press play” at a movie night featuring the Adam Sandler film, “Click,” about a man who is given a remote control for life that allows him to pause, rewind and fast forward through life’s events.

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