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Community notes April 29

by Lake County Leader
| April 28, 2021 10:50 PM

Community notes April 29

Polson issues reminder on weeds, tall grass

The city of Polson is reminding residents that grass and weeds must be kept below 9 inches high to remain in compliance with the city’s ordinance. The city’s code compliance officer will start enforcing weed and tall-grass violations on Monday, May 24, according to a city press release.

If a violation is discovered, inspectors will post a notice in the cited yard and a letter will be sent by the city to the property owner of record. Property owners have five days to correct the violation. If after five days the property remains in violation, mowing contractors will mow the yard and take date-stamped photos to compare before and after shots. The property owner will be charged for the mowing.

Residents can report violations at the Code Compliance page of the city’s website, www.cityofpolson.com. Complaints must include an exact street address and the reporter’s identity. Anonymous complaints will not be considered.

Ronan Jazz Band dinner set for May 7

The annual Ronan Jazz Band dinner and concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 7 on the south lawn at K. William Harvey Elementary School in Ronan.

Dinner includes pulled pork, salad, potatoes and desert. The Ronan High School Jazz Band and the eighth grade band will perform.

Tickets cost $15 and may be reserved at the Ronan High School office.

Polson Shooters contribute to police training

The Polson Shooters Association recently donated $900 to the Polson Police Department to help advance officers’ training in less lethal response. The donation will improve the agency’s ability to resolve critical incidents involving threats to public safety, according to a PPD press release.

“The Polson Shooters Association has always been a strong supporter of local law enforcement and frequently opens their doors to provide officers access to their facility for training,” the release states. “Every year Chief Nash attends the annual PSA banquet to speak about current public safety issues. This year Chief Nash was surprised by the generous donation for officer training.”

“It is so refreshing to have such a supportive community given the chaos across the country right now,” Chief Nash said. “The PSA always has been and continues to be a partner for good in the community. I thank them for their generosity and constant commitment to our community and their dedication to public safety readiness.”

Polson High School celebrating Senior Decision Day

Polson High School will be hosting a Senior Decision Day event from 12:05 to 1:40 p.m. Monday, May 3 in the gymnasium to celebrate the post-secondary plans of our graduating seniors. Decision Day is part of Montana’s college access initiative and an extension of College Application Week that is held in the fall.

Based on the idea of a sports signing, this program highlights all students who make plans to continue their education or employment after high school. Students will be recognized for choosing to enroll in community colleges, technical programs, private colleges, public universities, enlisting in the military, or entering the workforce directly. Along with celebrating seniors, the purpose of Senior Decision Day is to create a college-going atmosphere for all grade levels by promoting college awareness, career, technical and military opportunities.

The event will be live streamed on YouTube at tinyurl.com/dch3jmp5.

Country jam sessions return to Lake Bar

Classic Country Jamming, a loose group of local musicians, is moving its jam sessions back to The Lake Bar in Polson. The group encourages anyone to bring an instrument and play along. They meet the first and third Sunday of each month.

The temporarily moved its sessions to the Western Montana Musicians Cooperative building in Ronan.

Jam sessions run from 1 to 4 p.m.