The Press Newspaper
Oregon plans on making a number of improvements to Navarre Avenue (State Route 2) based on an Access Management Study conducted in 2012 that examined the safety of vehicles pulling out of businesses onto the busy thoroughfare.
Although the $2,718,327 Navarre Avenue safety project is in the design phase, it is scheduled to be completed in May 2016.
Saying he’s been emboldened by “tremendous” support from his constituents, State Representative Rex Damschroder (R- Fremont) will have his wife, Rhonda, run as a write-in candidate in the May 6 primary election as a placeholder for him on the ballot.
That gaudy number reflects the upcoming investments in our community from four energy companies: First Energy, BP-Husky Refinery, PBF Refinery and Clean Energy. Those investments are:
• First Energy announced two weeks ago it would invest $600 million to upgrade the Davis Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor;
• PBF Energy, owner of the former Sunoco Refinery, announced in December it would invest $140 million in the next 15 months to upgrade its 282-acre refinery on the Toledo-Oregon border;
• BP-Husky Refinery in the spring announced it would soon start its $400 million project to enable it to refine sour crude from the Husky oil sands in Alberta, Canada;
Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said the public should realize when a snow emergency is issued, there should not be vehicles parked on the streets so that plows can clear away the snow.
“We hope people do move them. There have been occasions when we’ve had cars towed. We haven’t lately. Not this year,” said Seferian at a council meeting on Monday. “But we keep trying to threaten it and hope they’ll be moved. People have an obligation to do it. For the most part, people do it. People actually start doing it a lot of times before we call the snow emergencies.”
Oregon council on Monday approved an agreement with Aldi for the purchase of a permanent easement to install a waterline on the south side of Navarre Avenue.
To proceed with construction of the waterline, which will extend from Aldi to adjacent property owned by Rudy’s Hot Dog, the city required the purchase of the easement on property owned by Aldi.
The city and Aldi agreed to a purchase price regarding the value of the permanent easement.