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Oregon City Council last Monday approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 755.

The agreement states that there are no wage increases for the first year, and a reopener on wages in the second and third year.

New sheriff sets administrative staff
Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick has appointed Jeffrey Hickman to be Chief Deputy and Brad York to the Captain of Operations position.

The sheriff said Hickman, who has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, is an asset to the community and department and is able to work “with the public as well as the sheriff’s office staff.”

Oregon is seeking the renewal of three levies on the November 8 ballot.

Voters are being asked to renew an existing 2 ¼ percent five-year levy on income that is needed to run the city.

Many parents attending a school board meeting last Tuesday were critical of the board’s approval of pay hikes for 12 administrators in the Oregon City Schools District.

The board had approved raises for 12 administrators at an August 16 meeting. Superintendent Mike Zalar received the biggest raise, from $116,965 to $130,221.

The Press asked Councilman Dave Gallaher and Mayor Mark Stoner, who are running for Northwood mayor, questions to give voters a better understanding on where they stood on the issues facing the city. Here is what they had to say:

What is the biggest issue facing Northwood, and how would you address it as mayor?


Based on the current refugee vetting process, should the U.S. suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the country?
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