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1 t, , ra - May 9, 2012 VOuR COMNUNITV Page 13 m Water From page 12 non Fire Department. Adams said that people who draw water through hydrants are required to use a backflow preven- tion device in Sweet Home. Martin said the city has a sub- stantial amount of water that is not accounted for, and unauthorized use of hydrants may be part of the reason as well as fire department use. The city's water customers pay for that extra water produc- tion. The filling station will help the city track where that water is going, Adams said. "We want to know where it's going and how it's going out." In addition, it will help the city to cut down on unauthorized use of hydrants and theft of water, Adams said, although "I'm not go- ing to give the impression there's a widespread theft problem." "Once it's in place, we're go- ing to advertise the heck out of it," - Adams said, and from this point forward, the city will encourage witnesses to report unauthorized use of hydrants to the police when they see it. During emergencies, it will be a source of potable water for people who lose access to water, Adams said. "It's the control factor and to be able to allow people to use it 24/7," Adams said. Present for the Budget Com- mittee discussion were councilors Craig Fentiman, Marybeth An- gulo, Mike Hall, Scott McKee Jr. and Greg Mahler and committee members Andrew Allen, Begley, Bruce Hobbs, Greg Korn, Gerritt Schaffer and Trask. Absent were councilors Jim Gourley and Ron Rodgers and member Stephanie Boccardo. Meyer Trust grants watershed funds Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded $120,000 to the South Santiam Watershed Council based in Sweet Home. The grant, announced April 13, was part of eight awards total- ing more than $726,000 to tax ex- empt organizations in the southern Willamette Valley. Those awards were part of 23 grants for nearly $2.2 million to nonprofits in Or- egon. The awards bring the total Meyer Memorial Trust has grant- ed since it began operating in 1982 to $559 million, including more than $41 million to groups in the southern Willamette Valley. Meyer Memorial Trust is the larg- est private foundation in Oregon, with assets of approximately $655 million. The Board of Trustees-- which includes Debbie Craig, John Emrick, Orcilia Ztfiiga Forbes, George Puentes and Gerry Pratt-- meets monthly to make grants. Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation established from the personal estate of Fred G. Meyer. It is not connected with Fred Mey- er Inc., the retailenterprise. More information about the Meyer Me- morialTrust is available from its website at www.mmLo_:g or by emailing marie,,% mmt.org. Photo by Sean C. Morgan Raising funds Football team members Quin Wise, left, and Josh Wooley change oil during a fund-raiser held April 21 to help pay for the football team's expenses for summer activities and the fall season. Local students awarded Small Woodlands forestry scholarships Brock Cota and Kristen Tolle of Sweet Home have been award- ed Robert Mealey scholarships of $2000 each for 2012-2013 by the Linn County Small Woodlands As- sociation. Cota is a third-year student in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, majoring in forest engi- neering. In the summers he works in the Sweet Home woods, helps with the Woodlands' Seedling Sale and volunteers with the U.SI Forest Service Outdoor School at Camp Tadmor. Tolle is a graduating senior at Sweet Home High School and has been accepted by OSU's College of Forestry; she plans to major in forest engineering. She has worked sum- mers with the USFS as a biology and fisheries aide, and is a leader in the South Santiam Youth Watershed Council and SHHS's Forestry Club. your We can print paper sizes ranging from 4x6 to 12x18. Using high-definition toners we can match any picture color for color, with a crisp, clean-looking duplicate. We can enlarge or reduce any size image as well as restore ripped or stained photos.