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Oregon City Council last week agreed to rehire former Law Director Paul Goldberg, who retired last month.

Goldberg retired on April 30 and will collect his pension. He was rehired by the city at a reduced salary at a June 13 council meeting. He is required to wait 60 days after April 30 before returning to his post.

Under his new contract, Goldberg will receive an annual salary of $49,000 as law director. He was paid about $170,000 in that position before he had retired.

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If you put a garage sale sign too close the city right-of-way, do not be surprised if a man driving a white truck comes along and pulls it.

Chances are the man driving the truck is working for the city’s zoning inspector, and this is part of his job.

Oregon resident Mark Pollock, who lives at the corner of Wheeling and Eastvale streets, has had run-ins with residents who think he is stealing their sign.

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The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 2011 tour of some of the state’s sustainable and organic farms includes a stop at a local family farm.

Hirzel Farms, 20790 Bradner Rd., Luckey, will be open to the public June 18 at 10 a.m.

About 700 acres of the 2,000-acre farm have been certified organic.

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Oregon City Council last week approved placing four renewal levies on the November 8 ballot.

They include the renewal of a .5-mill levy for the fire department that would provide and maintain fire apparatus, appliances, buildings and sites; a .5-mill levy for the recreation department for recreation purposes; a 2.25-percent tax to retire bonds issued for such things as financing, operation and/or maintenance of the municipal water distribution system, transmission, supply, storage, pumping, filtration or purification facilities, payment of interest and to provide funds for the continued construction and maintenance of the sanitary sewage system, for additional capital improvements and general operating expenses of the city within the general fund, for refuse pickup and disposal, and for storm drainage improvements; and the renewal of the municipal income tax rate of 2.25 percent.

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The Stony Ridge Summer Festival and Flea Market would have celebrated its 40th year this July but the economy, torn up roads, state licensing mandates, lack of volunteers and past bad weather forced organizers to take a year off.

According to Karen Nicely, president of the Stony Ridge Civic Association, the group is currently discussing plans for next year.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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