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Help offered to paint over graffiti 

POLSON — Several local retailers have teamed up with the Code Compliance Division to help families in Polson that have been hit by graffiti vandalism over the past few months. Montana Ace Hardware and Western Building Center have graciously agreed to provide discounts on paint and paint supplies to graffiti victims in Polson. Paint discounts are limited to two gallons per customer.

We have seen an enormous increase in this type of property crime over the past year. The cost to clean up graffiti over and over can make this difficult situation even worse. The Polson Police Department tracks the location and type of graffiti and works diligently to track down “taggers.” The Code Compliance Officer also takes reports of graffiti vandalism where the resident has not removed the graffiti in a swift manner. City codes require the property owner – in this case the crime victim – to remove or paint over the graffiti within a short amount of time, usually 10 days. Removal or covering over graffiti right away tends to reduce and deter future graffiti vandalism in the same area.

Residents will need to bring a copy of the notification from the Code Compliance Officer to remove graffiti or a Police Department case report to the customer service counters at the hardware stores.  Code Compliance Complaint Forms are available online at The City of Polson website, https://www.cityofpolson.com/codecompliance/page/code-compliance-complaint-form.

 

Many library activities planned

POLSON — The North Lake County Library has a busy month planned for September. Besides being “Library Card Sign-up Month” a Banned Book week will be held from Sept. 23-29. This is a celebration of the freedom to read. You are invited to see what books have been challenged or banned. The movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the book by the same name authored by Madeleine L’Engle, will be shown on Friday, Sept. 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Author and long rider Bernice Ende will talk about her cross-country ride and her new book at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the library. She has logged more than 35,000 miles so she has a lot to talk about. 

 

Golf for ‘Toys for Tots’

POLSON — The third annual Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” four-person golf scramble, presented by Marine Corps League No. 1041, will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, (a one-day event). This event begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at the Polson Bay Golf Course. A hole-in-one prize, supplied by Don Aadsen Ford, and many other prizes will be awarded. A meal is included with the price of entry. All proceeds go to buy toys for less fortunate kids of Lake County. This event is open to the public. For more information call the golf course at 406-883-8230. 

 

Irrigation water supplies

News from Gene Posivio, secretary Mission District

ST. IGNATIUS – It has come to our attention that stock water will be available to Mission District irrigators on a week-by-week basis. The Flathead Indian Irrigation Project officials said they would try to get water in the feeder canal to supply stock water to the pipeline on that canal, no guarantees. B and C canals will have water on a week-by-week basis.  

 

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