Mercer Island to offer emergency preparedness workshop for businesses | City briefs

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City to offer emergency preparedness workshop for north end businesses

Mercer Island is vulnerable not only to earthquakes and power outages, but also cyber-attacks or active shooter incidents, and more.

Following a well-attended event for south end businesses, the city’s emergency preparedness program is offering a workshop to help businesses at the north end of the Island prepare for emergencies.

Come join experts on Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. (same program both times) at the North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. SE.

RSVP to the Mercer Island Police Department’s Emergency Preparedness Officer Jennifer Franklin at jennifer.franklin@mercergov.org or 206-275-7905.

Changes set for upcoming City Council meetings

The Mercer Island City Council’s next two meetings, after the regular meeting of Oct. 17, will be on Oct. 26 and Nov. 6.

The council will hold a special joint meeting with the Mercer Island School District Board from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th St.

The council’s regular meeting of Tuesday, Nov. 7 was rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 6 due to the 2017 General Election. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a study session in the council chambers.

Recycling comes to Town Center

The city’s right-of-way team is piloting bright blue public recycling bins around Town Center at four locations. The bins themselves are made from recycled material

City crews will service the bins and monitor usage for a year. If it works as well as expected, more will be installed as funding permits.

Aluminum cans, plastic cups and bottles, glass bottles, mixed paper (including coffee cups and lids), cardboard (including juice boxes) can be deposited into the bins.

Learn more about recycling on Mercer Island at www.mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=2233.

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