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There has been little progress in getting sidewalks installed on Navarre Avenue between Coy and Lallendorf roads nearly six months after a group of disabled residents, many in wheelchairs, demonstrated to raise awareness of their plight to get to nearby shops and grocery stores in the area.

The group, which had discussed its concerns at the city’s Drainage, Roads, Buildings, and Lands Committee last Aug. 22, frequently travels in the street due to a lack of sidewalks.

State bill offers transparency, sponsor says
A bill he’s introduced will promote transparency in the legislative process, says State Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont).

House Bill 499 would allow the public and media greater access to the legislative committee process by requiring all written testimony given in House and Senate committees to be made public on the Internet within 10 business days.

The 2012 Biggest Week in American Birding Festival is almost here.

The third annual event, which was hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) near Oak Harbor last year, has moved its headquarters to the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center for this year’s May 4-13 event.

Oregon City Council recently approved an ordinance that retains the services of Sudsina & Associates, LLC as financial advisor to the city for $25,000 in connection with the issuance and sale of bonds.

“I think it’s good work what this consultant has done for us, basically saving us money on long-term interest rates,” said Councilman James Seaman.

While the Lake school board Tuesday formally approved spending cuts of about $1.15 million, board members also let residents know there would likely be a request for additional operating funds on the ballot this year.

But even if voters approve more millage, the cuts to teaching and non-teaching personnel, the reduction of the kindergarten program, and the closing of Walbridge Elementary School will remain in place, according to the board and administration.

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