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Banks briefs

n Banks City Council members re-elected Christy Greagor as council president at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11.

n The city of Banks recently received a grant for more than $4,000 from the Ford Family Foundation, which will help jump-start the planning process for the second phase of the Banks Public Library expansion. Members of the library expansion task force and city officials will meet with a consultant, who will be funded by the grant, to discuss the next planning steps.

n The city of Banks is recommending updates to the Banks Municipal Code, prepared for the improvement work plan approved by the Banks City Council and Planning Commission last year. An open house — held 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 — will have copies of the code language up for review. Contact City Manager Jolynn Becker at 503-324-5112 for more information. The open house will be held at City Hall, 13680 N.W. Main St. in Banks. The city of Banks Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the amendments to the Banks Zoning Code related to variances, non-conforming uses and structures, lots of record, code interpretations, administrative procedures and planned unit developments. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Banks City Hall. Both oral and written testimony is invited.

n Banks Public Library is hosting craft nights the second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees can meet other crafters, learn new skills and set aside dedicated handiwork time. The library also hosts preschool story times on Wednesday mornings at 10:15.

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