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Oregon City Council will discuss increasing the compensation to the mayor and members of council.
Councilman James Seaman, chairman of the Finance Committee, said at a committee meeting on Jan. 9 that it’s been over 11 years since council and the mayor received an increase.
Oregon’s City Charter requires council to act on compensation in the month of January.
“This is the only time we’re allowed to take a look at it,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “If council chooses to act, they will have to act in January.”
Oregon is looking at developing the lakefront and South Shore Veterans Park. Some ideas include a boat launch, a swimming pool, beach volleyball, tennis courts, a gazebo and a basketball court.
“Our community has talked about South Shore Veterans Park for a long time,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said at a recent Recreation & Parks Committee meeting, which has been discussing ideas for the lakefront and park. “Council and the mayor have discussed it. We think we can do better with our lakefront and better with our park.”
He said discussions will be ongoing, but he wanted to get input from the community near the lakefront and park.
The new Wendy’s fast food restaurant at 2907 Navarre Ave., in Oregon raised funds for the athletic departments of three local high schools, and for the Toledo SeaGate Food bank as part of its grand opening last month.
On December 18, Wendy’s invited patrons to the new location to support the food bank. When patrons donated $5 or more to the food bank, they received a coupon for a combo meal. Over 200 customers made donations to the food bank, and Wendy’s matched the total of all donations, raising over $2,000.
Contractors are expected to be at the site of the former Brush Beryllium plant in Luckey this week to conduct background air monitoring tests – a preliminary step before clean-up work plans are completed.
Air monitoring stations will be set up along the fence line of the 40-acre site and will be operating for 90 days, Arleen Kreusch, an outreach program specialist for the Army Corps of Engineers, said.
With the Eastwood School District planning to open a new school building this year that will replace two elementary schools as well as facing a fluid financial picture, members of the community are being asked to offer their input.
Two organizations that were started to receive that input, the Business Advisory Council and Facilities Task Force, need new members, Brent Welker, superintendent, said.
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