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"Pagei2 i Levy From page 7 may raise less than expected in 2012 and 2013, by as much as 10 percent. Strong and Schrader also leamed about the State of Oregon's Local Option Equalization Grant, Strong said. The purpose of the grant is to provide a supplement to school districts in which enact local option levies, which have lower property wealth on a per-student basis. For Sweet Home, the grant would provide an additional 71 percent of the funds raised by the tax levy, Strong said. The district would be eligible for a grant of approximately $63,900 if a local option levy raised $90,000. The revenue could be used for school operations, including expenditures for salaries, benefits, supplies, textbooks, utilities and other general expenses, Strong said. A draft of the election filing, due with the county clerk's office F Moving? ! Please callour circulation ,{ (]epart|llent' " al on March 15, says that the funds would pay for pool operational costs, noting that Sweet Home is the only county school district that .operates a swimming pool. The city of Albany pays for its pool, while Lebanon has a separate aquatics district. More than two years ago, one of the options listed by the School District to save funds was to eliminate the swimming pool. The district kept it open after a large group turned out at a public meeting to oppose closing the pool. The district later decreased funding to minimal levels, with grants and help from the city, while an aquatics committee began exploring options for funding, such as an aquatics district or local option levy. The formation of an aquatics district would have a large impact on city police and library services and a smaller impact on the Linn County Sheriff's Office levy. The City Council would have to agree to place the proposed aquatics district on the ballot. Given the circumstances, the aquatics committee and School Board decided to try to pass a local option levy to pay for the pool over the next two years. If approved, the property tax would take effect in November. Vot J CcmmtjNn-v fgll, ,,, ra - January 1 8, 201 2 Trip to timber sale set, input sought The Sweet Home Ranger 200 feet of Highway 20 to reduce Forest in the late 1980s. District will host a public field trip the potential for large-scale fires "The Willamette National to the Toll Joe timber planning area that could adversely affect the LSR. Forest has a strong relationship on Jan. 30. Large fires in this area could also with scientists at OSU and other This is the second field trip threaten recreation sites and adjacent institutions," said Cheryl Friesen, that is being offered to gather private lands. Proposed treatments science liaison for the Willamette public input and engage interested include underburning, piling and National Forest. "Klaus has been parties in discussions about the burning excess fuels and chipping actively involved in helping us various techniques that can be to promotebiomassutilization, develop our forest management used to manage forest stands to The field trip will feature projects based on the best available enhance wildlife habitat and reduce Klaus Puettmann; Edmund Hayes, science." hazardous fuels, professor in silviculture alternatives The field trip will begin at The 'Toll Joe planning area from the Department of Forestry 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. is located in the eastern portion at Oregon State University; and Participants should meet at the of the South Santiam Watershed, possibly other researchers. Klaus' Sweet Home District Office located 20 miles east of Sweet Home. It work focuses on the science at 4431 Hwy. 20. Please bring water, consists of approximately 22,000 involved with looking at new ideas a lunch and outdoor gear, including acres, 70 percent of which are late and approaches to managing forest a raincoat and hiking boots to fully successional reserves (LSR), which ecosystems, participate in the field trip. In the provide habitat for a variety of plant "I believe much can be event of inclement weather, there and animal species. The stands are gained from linking the theories will be a short presentation and an dominated by Douglas fir, western of complex adaptive systems to opportunity for discussion about the hemlock, and western red cedar, practical applications used by planning area at the District Office. The district is proposing to several silvicultural approaches," Contact the Ranger District at use a combination of vegetation Puettmann said. (541)367-5168 by Jan. 27 to RSVP management techniques, including Puettmann is the lead as transportation will be provided. various intensities of thinning, researcher for a long-term study and TolearnmoreaboutPuettmnn's creating small openings and demonstration project in the Central work and the Young Stand Thinning promoting areas for snags and down Cascades Adaptive Management and Diversity Study visit www.cof. wood to create variation within the Area that is designed to determine orst.edu/cof/fs/kpuettmann/group. forest stands to benefit wildlife. The if different thinning, underplanting htm. proposal also includes leaving some and snag creation treatments can To learn more about research areas unthinned, accelerate the development of late- on density management and riparian Another purpose of the project successional habitat. The study was buffers visit ocid.nacse.org/nbii/ is to manage hazardous fuels within initiated by the Willamette National density/index.html. 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Jacke and Buddy will continue to provide quality service and excellent hair cuts for a reasonable price to Sweet Home and the surrounding areas, Buddy's services include regular businessman's haircuts, fades, flat tops, mid to long hair styles and beard trims-- with or without the shave. Buddy's Barber Shop has been known as the place "Where Friends Gather" to chat, share a joke or two, and tell a few tales about the past and present. The Long Street building was built to serve as a barbershop over 75 years ago and stands today as one of the oldest on-going existing businesses in Sweet Home. Walk-ins Welcome! Buddy's Barber Shop 1003 Long Street, Sweet Home 541-405-6982 Tues.- Fri. 9am- 5pm /Sat. 9am -4pm RV Parts & Service New 8= Pre-Owned RV AWARD-WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE Over 30 Years Experience OPEN: Monday- Saturday 8-5 Parts & Service 7 Days a Week - Sales 1103 Price Rd. Albany Edwardlenes ! COHHUNITY COLLEGE Sweet Home Center 1661 Long St. 8:30am-9:30pm Mon/Thurs, Closed Friday Local Classes )iii iii   i i }i Joel Keesecker 1195 Maha Street, Sweet Home Steven E, Hanscam, CPA -Family owned & operated since 1952- TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES FINANCIAL PLANNING 1331 Main Street, Sweet Home