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1  : May 2, 2012 VOUR COt4MUNITV Poge 9 Photo by Scott Swanson The Nothiger rose Daryl Nothiger of Sweet Home shares photos with centenarian Marga- ret Morse of Newberg at East Linn Museum, where Northwest Rose His- torians, with members of the Nothiger family, planted a cutting from a moss rose that traveled from Switzerland with the Sam Nothiger when he immigrated to the United States. Byrdene Brown of Harrisburg, also a Nothiger, stands at left. Photo by Sean C. Morgan From left, gathered around the newly planted rose, are Kathleen McMullen of Northwest Rose Historians: Nothiger family members Gerri Morse, Margaret Morse, Sam Morse and Byrdene Brown: Gail Gregory of East Linn Museum; and family members Janet Van Ronk, Daryl Nothiger and Carollin Nothiger. 1 Bar From page 1 the hopes of selling the business to Volkers in the future. "'Based upon OLCC's find- ings of a history of serious and consistent problems, the Police Department has concerns with yet another combination of family members and associates operat- ing this business," Burford said. "However, Ernie Volkers states he will try and address the history of problems and will attempt to change the reputation of the bar. Thus, the Police Department finds no reason to recommend denial." During the licensing process, the OLCC will complete its own investigation and then decides whether to grant the license. The partners plan to operate the bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday, with live music, recorded music. DJ music, dancing, coin-operated games, Oregon Lottery machines and pool. Later, the bar may expand its hours of operation, Volkers told the council. Present at the meeting were councilors Marybeth Angulo, Greg Mahler, Jim Gourley, Mike Hall, Scott McKee Jr., Ron Rod- gers and Mayor Craig Fentiman. They voted unanimously to rec- ommend approval. In other business, the coun- cil: Approved the exchange of federal transportation funds for state funds. Under the arrangement, the city will exchange $97,049 in federal funds for $91,226 in state funds from the Oregon Depart- ment of Transportation. The funds are used to pay for construction and overlay projects in the city. By exchanging the funds, lo- cal municipalities to fund street- related projects without having federal requirements that usually 1 Cans From page 1 store goods on the street." Technically, she said, even vehicles may not be stored in the right-of-way for longer than 48 hours. Most of the problems have been in the parking lanes, Lewis said. A few residents were stor- ing their cans in the middle of the sidewalks and a few were using beauty strips. Code Enforcement has had residents complain about the trash cans, Lewis said, and then, when the city mailed the letters in March, people complained that they received the letters. "The number-one complaint. I would say, were people who had them in the beauty strips," Lewis said. That's also the most unclear when it comes to rules. It's a gray area. Storing garbage cans in the sidewalks or parking lanes is clearly a problem because it im- pedes traffic, and the rules about it are clear. The city does have authority in the beauty strip, Lewis said. Realistically, the council would have to pass an ordinance to pre- vent the use of the beauty strip to store trash cans. City officials drove around last week to see what was going on, and they still found trash cans in the parking lanes, Lewis said, although those may have been on property for which residents didn't get a letter. The letter was primarily edu- cational. Lewis said, and the city persona is not planning to issue citations. City staff looked at Straw- berry Heights first, Lewis said. They found just one house with cans stored in the fight-of-way. The rest were in the Avenues. "It was interesting," Lewis said. "The next week, there were like six instead of 35 in the first neighborhood I double checked." Lewis cautions that the rules also apply to other items, such as basketball hoops. Traffic and pedestrian safety and access are legitimate issues, she said, but she doesn't know if the city will make a concerted effort to take on everything that shows up in the right-of-way, like the basketball hoops. The Code Enforcement Of- fice also is working on the annual problems with tall grass. "We're gearing up for grass," Lewis said. "We're getting a lot of complaints from people about grass," It's more than 2 feet tall in some places, Lewis said. The law requires grass to be kept under 10 inches. The city is publishing the an- nual warnings that it will cut tall grass if owners do not and then bill the owner for the cost plus an administrative fee. Those notices have appeared in The New Era for the past two weeks. The city begins mowing tall grass after the state declares the beginning of fire season, which is usually around June 15, Lewis said. It will only cut grass after it has issued notices - "unless we have a dangerous situation." CORRECTION The caption for a photo in the 55 Plus section of the April 25 edi- tion showing Sweet Home Senior Center Receptionist/Office Assis- tant Martha Morrill holding a cake commemorating her retirement should have stated that Morrill served in the position since 2006. SECOND NOTICE Persons in possession of TAXABLE BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY located in Linn County as of.January 1, 2012 are required by Oregon law to file a CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL PROPERTY RETURN with the Linn County Assessor's Office. THIS IS A REMINDER TO FILE YOUR BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY INFORMATION. ADDITIONAL PENALTIES ARE INCURRED AFTER THE DEADLINE OF JUNE 1, 2012. EXAMPLES OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE REPORTED BUT NOT LIMITED TO: FURNITURE/FIXTURES/EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES/ RETAIL/WHOLESALE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIXED LOADtMOBILE PAINT/REPAIR/REMODELING RESTAURANT/TAVERN APARTMENTS/HOTELS/MOTELS BARBER/BEAUTY SHOPS LOGGING/ROAD CONSTRUCTION It is the responsibility of persons in possession of taxable personal property to file these reports even though you maynot have received a personal property form, and failing to file may be subject to penalties mandated by law. The Linn County Assessor's office is available to assist with proper Filing of these forms. PHONE !541 )967-3808 EXT 2204 add significant costs and time to local projects, said City Manager Craig Martin. The funds will be used in the 2012-13 operating budget. Held the second reading of a new variance ordinance and an ordinance that will prohibit the burial of human remains on pri- vate property. Received a plaque from Or- egon Community Trees Director Ron Dyer as Oregon Tree City of The Year in recognition of Sweet Home's 25th year being named a Tree City USA. SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Drafting00ngineering Graphics June 25-27 9 a.m.- 3:30p.m. Age 15+ FREE "t t Learn to do 30 modeling and de.sign ruing Solidorks software. l'mation: 541-917-4636. lmda.doreier@tinnbc, nlon.edu Machine Tool June 18-20 9 a.m. -Nmn Grades 9-12 FREE Learn to tim Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technol0D" lffinwudion: 541-917-4600, niederj@linnbenton, edu Mechatronics Technician June 19-20 9 a.m, Ncm. 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