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Oregon City Council on May 13 approved changes to the municipal sign code in response to business concerns that it was too strict.
“We’ve been working on this for months,” Administrator Mike Beazley said after the meeting. “We basically wanted to respond to the business community that had challenged us.”
The Wood County commissioners will hold a town hall meeting May 21 at the Lake Township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd.
The meeting will start at 4:45 p.m. The commissioners have been scheduling public forum style meetings throughout the county, offering residents a chance to submit comments or questions to the commissioners.
The announcement last month that a renowned football coach turned down the head football coaching position at Clay High School has left the Oregon Board of Education scrambling to find another coach to fill the position.
Mike Vicars, who led Delta and Genoa high schools to state playoffs, including two state semifinal appearances, was hired by the district to lead the Eagles. Vicars was also hired as the assistant principal at Fassett Middle School, where he would have also served as the school’s athletic director.
Genoa village police are stepping up patrols to combat vandalism at Veterans Memorial Park.
The busy summer season is days away but problems have already erupted in large doses as warmer weather sets in.
“We’ve had some vandalism, some cavorting in the park,” Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said. “… They are destroying playground equipment, building huts in the woods and we’ve found all sorts of paraphernalia lying around.”
A contractor is scheduled to be in the Village of Woodville this week to inspect a building on Main Street for asbestos – the first step in demolishing the building.
Mayor Richard Harman last week confirmed the village is completing the acquisition of the building and property at 129 Main and said officials have begun discussing plans for the site, including constructing a walk-way between Main and a village-owned parking area that sits behind the building.
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