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HOMELESSNESS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AMONG CONCERNS OF MCMINNEVILLE RESIDENTS

The issue of homelessness was one topic of discussion at today's state of the city message to the Mac City Club. City manager Jeff Towery and City Mayor Scott Hill field questions.

DAYTON WATER RESTRICTIONS EASE

Grade 2 Water Restrictions Reduced to Grade 1 Water Restrictions

Sept 12, 2017

The City of Dayton would like to thank the Dayton community for its support and compliance with the Grade 2 Water Restrictions. The community’s compliance with the restrictions have helped the Ferry Street reservoir fill and begin to cycle more regularly, and water production has held steady since the Grade 2 restrictions were declared. This measure and the community’s support have helped the City get through the hottest part of the summer season.

MCMINNVILLE MAN DIES WHEN BOAT CAPSIZES NEAR DEPOE BAY

September 8, 2017


News Release from Oregon State Police 
On September 9, 2017 at approximately 4:52pm, the United States Coast Guard received a report from a privately owned vessel of a capsized boat and a unresponsive male floating in the Pacific Ocean near Government Point (Boiler Bay) north of Depoe Bay. 
The US Coast Guard responded with a motor lifeboat and recovered the body, a deceased male identified as Robert Lawrence Zimmel, age 69, from Forest Grove. 

NEWBERG COUNCIL OKAYS VERITAS ZONE CHANGE

Newberg, September 5, 2017

Another step forward for the Veritas school after last night's Newberg city council meeting. After much discussion in the past over the size of the 24 acre zone change request, council unanimously approved it. Veratas school has plans for two ball fields and some housing units at 4020 North College Street. This is a joint project between Veritas and North Valley Friends church that has been in the hopper since 2003. Part of the land will be zoned instutional and the other part low density residential. Veritas wants to move forward with their part of the project, North Valley Friends may expand in the future.
Council also voted to spend 277-thousand dollars for a new Micro Chlor system to replace an older water purification system. The new system will use half of the electricty and will allow workers to service it in stages without taking the entire system off line.

NEWBERG'S WHITE OAKS ARE COMING DOWN


It came down to a question between people and the grand historic oaks......and the people won. The Newberg city council voted last night (monday) night four to two to cut down two historic Oregon White Oaks to make room for the widening and straightening of Villa Road. Councilor Patrick Johnson said he purposedly traveled that road to experience some of the concerns about poor site distance....and he almost hit a family of bicyclist and pedestrians. He said he couldn't live with himself if he didn't act in the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.