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At the East Toledo Family Center’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Night held Jan. 22, the center’s board of trustees welcomed new members Amy Bartholomew, Jason Copsey, Mike Craig and Deb McLaren, along with returning members Phil Amadio and Jeff Dempsey.

Several awards and recognitions were also presented at the meeting. Honorees include:

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As part of its major construction projects planned for this year, Oregon earmarked $800,000 for its roadway improvement program when it put together this year’s budget last November.

Roads had taken a backseat since the recession in 2008. As the local economy stabilized due to cost cutting measures and industrial development, city officials decided to ramp up the road program this year.

With area roadways littered with potholes in the midst of record low temperatures and snow accumulation, the timing couldn’t have been better. 

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As part of its major construction projects planned for this year, Oregon earmarked $800,000 for its roadway improvement program when it put together this year’s budget last November.

Roads had taken a backseat since the recession in 2008. As the local economy stabilized due to cost cutting measures and industrial development, city officials decided to ramp up the road program this year.

With area roadways littered with potholes in the midst of record low temperatures and snow accumulation, the timing couldn’t have been better. 

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Next stop the ballot.

A joint resolution to place an issue on the May ballot to continue funding for the State Capital Improvement Program has received bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature.

The program is administered by the Public Works Commission and provides financing for local government infrastructure improvements, including roads, bridges, sewer systems, water treatment plants and other projects.

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Oregon City Council last week approved the purchase of a utility vehicle with a front mounted snow blower, a GPS survey system, and a grinder for the Public Services Department.

The GPS system was purchased from City Blueprint of Toledo, Inc., for $22,972.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the GPS survey equipment will be used for various designs and construction projects by city engineers.

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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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