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Progress 2016

Work on an 800 megawatt gas-fired electric generating plant got underway last year in Oregon.

The long awaited project, Oregon Clean Energy LLC, will employ 450 construction jobs during the three year construction phase, 25 full-time permanent workers once it becomes operational, and have a total annual payroll of about $3.2 million

The power plant, which will use clean natural gas in combustion turbines to produce electricity, will be located on a 30-acre site at 816 Lallendorf Road.

The city has been working with the developer, North America Project Development LLC, a Boston-based energy group, and the Oregon Clean Energy team, to facilitate the project.

The plant will consist of two natural gas fired turbines that are combined cycle units. They generate electricity by burning natural gas but use the heat given off from the natural gas burners to create steam and generate additional watts with a steam turbine. They are projecting that the new plant will generate enough new electricity to power over 500,000 homes per year.

Local hospitals, health care systems improved infastructure and saw numerous technology advances in 2014
• In February, 2014 Mercy announced plans for a new Behavioral Health Institute at St. Charles. The new two-story building, which will connect to the main hospital, will include adult, geriatric and dual diagnoses units, comprising a total of 90 beds. Additionally, the 62,000-square-foot Institute will offer a partial hospitalization program, and Mercy is exploring partnership opportunities with other providers for additional services.

• On March 30, St. Charles, along with Mercy St. Anne and Defiance hospitals “went live” on the Epic/CarePATH electronic health record system, used system-wide through Mercy as well as Catholic Health Partners. The system electronically centralizes a patient’s medical chart and history, including medications and immunization history, laboratory and medical imaging results, allergies, advanced directives and health powers of attorney information, etc.

• In early May, the Joint Commission, the leading accreditation organization for hospitals, visited Mercy St. Charles Hospital for its triennial re-accreditation site survey. Upon completion of the survey, Mercy St. Charles received high marks and was re-accredited for another three years!

The township last year made additional improvements to its recreation complex, according to Trustee Joe Kiss.

“We planted nearly 30 mature trees, including Oak and Elm, at the complex and have the plans and people in place to start construction of our new building this spring,” said Kiss.

The complex includes two baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, and a parking lot, which residents have used for the last two years.

“We spent a lot of money on reseeding the grass. Right now, we have room for one more baseball diamond and soccer field,” said Kiss.

“As soon as we get the building up, we’re going to be on a roll. It’s coming right along. It’s been a long time in the works,” he said.

Cost estimates to construct the building is $40,000 said Kiss.

“The building will be more or less a pavilion type thing with a roof, picnic benches and tables, restrooms, a concession stand and space for storage. Right now, we’re just focusing on getting the structure up so we can use it as a gathering place to protect ourselves from the weather. Long term, we’re going to have the concession area and restrooms,” said Kiss.

The complex is just behind Jerusalem Elementary School on S. Yondota Road.

 

 

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