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Volume XXIV, Number 11

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Public to vote on zoning

By Michael Howell

The Board of County Commissioners passed a Resolution last Tuesday, October 7, guaranteeing the citizens the right to vote on any zoning regulations before they are officially implemented and enforced. More...

Brien Weber, Corvallis farmer discs his field along the Eastside Highway Monday while old Glory proudly waves overhead. Jean Schurman photo.

Commissioners can support Growth Policy

By Michael Howell

Deputy County Attorney Karen Mahar has given the Board of County Commissioners the green light to pass a resolution supporting the Growth Policy if they so choose. The Commissioners considered the resolution a few weeks ago, on Tuesday, September 30, but decided to pass it on to their attorney for review when questions were raised about the legality of the action. Critics claimed that passing such a resolution might violate state laws prohibiting public officials from soliciting support for, or in opposition to, ballot issues, in this case, the upcoming ballot issue to repeal the county’s Growth Policy. More...

Rabies vaccinations going well

By Michael Howell

According to Public Health Nurse Judy Griffin, the rabies vaccination clinics at Stevensville School have begun and are proceeding well. She told the County Commissioners last week that 91 people were interviewed and screened at the first clinic held on Tuesday, October 7. Of that number 71 decided to have the vaccine shots. More...

Hamilton Growth Policy Visioning Session

The City of Hamilton has scheduled a public visioning session on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at City Hall to gather input on the Hamilton Growth Policy. All community members are invited to attend. More...

By Michael Howell

The Hamilton City Council did a turnaround on the Silver Bridge salvage project at its last meeting and rejected its previous plan to purchase a portion of the historic bridge to be used in construction of a gateway park on the north end of town. The plan was abandoned in the face of concerns over liability and costs related to the lead paint on the structure. More...

State legislators hear county’s concerns

By Michael Howell

County Commissioners and department heads gave local legislators an earful last week, outlining for them the county’s needs in terms of new legislation. More...


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