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Oregon City Council at a committee of the whole meeting on Nov. 15 agreed to consider on Monday the creation of a special revenue or payroll stabilization fund for payments to former employees.
The establishment of the fund is in line with the city’s financial and debt policy, which addresses the need to fund unpaid vacation, sick leave and compensatory time payments at the termination of employment or retirement and the additional payroll period that occurs every 11 years.
“At different times through the course of the year, we have different retirements of different people leaving the city for different reasons,” Mayor Mike Seferian said at the meeting. “Those do come to some fairly substantial payouts dollar-wise. To properly be prepared for those payouts, this is one of the reasons we have come up with this fund.”
Administrator Mike Beazley said the fund is recommended by the city’s bond rating agencies and auditors.
Oregon City Council recently approved a zoning change request for a Special Use Exception in a C-1 Commercial Industrial District at 4910 Wynnscape Dr. at Lot 9 for the purpose of constructing a 300-foot lattice tower for P&R Communications Service.
“We do believe it’s a good fit for that area,” Mayor Mike Seferian said at the Oct. 25 meeting. “If you stand on that site, I lost count after about 100 towers. You can actually count from that site…all the Edison high tension lines and all the other various towers around there. We believe this company is going to be an asset to our community. They are coming in with currently eight employees. Over the period of a couple of years, they expect to have 20-30 employees.”
The applicant was Steven J. Reeves, president of P&R Communications Service, for owner Robert Dedo of Molly’s Ventures, Ltd.
Martin Malloy, an attorney for P&R Communications, said the tower is not the type seen from a highway.
“This is more of a tower that’s built for their specific business. It will be attached to their building for purposes of disseminating radio waves,” said Malloy.
Though still weeks from Christmas, an Oregon couple last week got some holiday cheer when a company that buys tall Christmas trees such as pines, spruces and firs approached them to see if they were interested in cutting down two 50-60 foot pine trees in their yard.
Carol Sarns was in her Eastland Drive home last Sunday when a man came to her door asking about a pair of tall pine trees in the yard of her neighbors, Ryan and Jenny McMahon.
The man, from Egan Acres Tree Farm, of Riverdale, New York, spotted the McMahon’s trees from I-280 as he made his way back from delivering a tree to a mall in Detroit.
“You can see our backyards from I-280, and he saw my neighbor’s trees,” said Sarns. “He said he was looking for two trees to take to New York, and they were what he wanted.”
Knowing that the McMahons were not home, Sarns agreed to jot down his name and phone number for the McMahon’s to contact him.
Switching schools. One’s last senior tackle. The prestige of clinching a fourth-straight Suburban Lakes League title. The looming imminence of a juggernaut of an Ottawa-Glandorf Titans’ squad stomping its way into Comet Stadium for the program’s third-consecutive home playoff game.
The disappointment of essentially being relegated to a back-up role on offense during one’s bittersweet swansong senior season for his new team, when he was a bona fide rising star and basically a “Mr. Do-It All” for his old.
It’s nonetheless hard for 11-0 Genoa’s soft-spoken, well-grounded power running back, and quietly-determined defensive end Chris Cuevas to sweat the proverbial “small stuff” these days.
In the early morning hours of June 6, 5-10, 210 pound Cuevas was force-fed a heaping spoonful of responsibility, crushing personal loss and sheer terror as a tornado that barreled through neighboring Lake Township and parts of Ottawa County, where it tore through the middle of his Reiman Road home while he was still inside.
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