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John Trendell, of Brown Road, asked Oregon City Council at a recent meeting if there were any plans to repair “one of the worst streets in Oregon.”
“It’s an embarrassment to the city,” Trendall said of Dustin Road.
“I ask that something be done with that, and not just a Band-Aid,” he added, “because that concrete is completely destroyed. It’s something that council should look at.”
He also inquired about installing new sidewalks on Navarre Avenue, which he said are also in bad shape.
“I’m a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Coy and Navarre. As it is now, there’s a beaten path on our frontage where people have walked. Also motorized wheelchairs end up on Navarre Avenue because there’s no sidewalks to Wal-Mart,” said Trendall. “Wal-Mart is one of our newest businesses in town and I’m sure they would appreciate the fact that they’d have a decent sidewalk for the people to go to their store. We want sidewalks at St. Paul’s Church, and we would like to see some kind of a plan put in place by council and the city to make it so that the Navarre Avenue gateway is truly a pedestrian-friendly area to walk in.”

The Chinese development firm Dashing Pacific completed the purchase of 69 acres of Marina District property on July 1, marking the first major milestone in the development of the East Toledo property.

The $3.8 million purchase agreement includes additional options for Dashing Pacific to purchase and develop more land in the 127-acre Marina District. Dashing Pacific already owns The Docks restaurant complex near International Park.


Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner has proposed an Advanced Life Support (ALS) system in the city that promises 24-7 coverage by a paramedic in the volunteer fire department.

Stoner made the proposal at a council meeting last week.

Currently, there is no such guarantee that a paramedic will respond to EMS calls in the city.

Northwood’s former fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) medical director had concerns for years about whether the Northwood Fire Department met the “standard of care.”

Dr. David Miramontes, who was Northwood’s EMS medical director for nearly 10 years before taking a job as the full-time EMS director in Washington, D.C., last month, told The Press he spoke to former Fire Chief Tim Romstadt in the past about problems he saw in the fire department.

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