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r/e ea, - August 22, 2012 VouR COMMUNITY Page 7 Council sends manager's contract request to advisory panel The Sweet Home City Coun- cil sent a request from City Man- ager Craig Martin to update his contract to its Administration and Finance committee. Martin received a favorable evaluation from the council last month. Independent of his con- tract, he is requesting the council to consider granting him a 3-per- cent merit-based step increase, like other city employees. Martin has been city man- ager since 1997, and elements of his compensation package have changed since then. His request is to reflect those changes in the contract. The committee will consider his request and then return a rec- ommendation to the City Council at a later date. Present at the regular council meeting on Aug. 14 were council- ors Mike Hall, Grey Mahler and Scott McKee Jr.-and Mayor Craig Fentiman. Marybeth Angulo. Jim Gour- ley and Ron Rodgers were ab- Help our advertisers! Tell them you saw their ad in sent. recycled for use in future city projects. The demolition is scheduled for early fall. A roofing contractor will replace the failing composition roof at the Jim Riggs Communi- ty Center, installed in 2000. The original manufacturer is provid- ing warranty coverage for much of the replacement cost. The warranty will cover 67 percent of the total cost of the re- pair, approximately $29,000. One-third of that, the city's share, would be around $9,000. But the city is asking for higher quality 50-year roofing shingles, Martin said. He does not know how much that will increase the cost. Martin anticipates that the work will be completed in Sep- tember, will be flow monitoring in the fall K&R Plumbing completed and winter to assess the effective- the final elements of the Sewer ness of the project in reducing in- Improvement Project Phase Four flow and infiltration into the city's in July. sewer system. The data will help It Was completed on budget guide the city on future projects. and on time, Martin said. Next up Inflow and infiltration is storm water that leaks into deteriorating sewer pipes or through cross con- nections with storm drains. It can overload" the Wastewater Treat- ment Plant during heavy rain, forcing the plant to bypass un- treated wastewater. Three candidates have filed so far in council race Incumbent Marybeth An- gulo and two newcomers, Gerritt Schafer and Andrew Allen, have filed to run for Sweet Home's City Council. Four seats are-open in the Nov. 6 election. Terms for An- gulo, Jim Gourley, Mike Hall and Ron Rodgers expire on Dec. 31. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Sept. 4 To file, a candidate must col- In other business, Martin . m F,ravv "/" " ,m n m m ,m "1 I ] , reported to council that: I lllJr Plans are under way to,' oo - .BACON CHEDDAR DOG I dismantle the former Water Treat- ment Plant, located at the north CONEY DOG end of Ninth Avenue. I" " " / I Hazardous material assess- dG . :" CONEY CHEESE DOG ments are being conducted to de- ;99 COMBO termine necessary environmental LODES F A o K I protections. Expires 8/28/12 I z- -= PJ.L PJREKIC41N I'UOB I Once razed, the concrete re- MAIN STREET [ 541-3674893 mains will be ground on site and =. " .= dl lect at least 10 signatures from registered voters living in Sweet Home. The candidate may pay a $10 filing fee instead. Candidates must be regis- tered voters, at least 18 years old and a resident of Sweet Home for at least one year. For applications or further information, contact Wendy Younger or Craig Martin at (541) 367-8969 or visit the city man- ager's office at City Hall, 1140 12th Ave.- 2012 SUII)nlER COIICO~1; SCRIGS David s eet Home Go M1 seats prcfcned ] For tickets call: 541-367-4~35 [ 580 Main Street, Sweet Home $20 ADVANCE TICKETS / $25 AT THE DOOR ;FREEEggM Muffiner -----'----c------- " " " " "" wholesome I I with purchase of . breakfast I any McCaf6 choices I I espresso I beverage I II II Valid only at Sweet Home, OR McDonald's . II INot valid with any other offer, discount, coupon or lineal. Limit one coupon per person per visit Cash J I value 1/20 of 1 cent. Exmpires Sept 30, 2012 i'm Iovin' it I b l I i I I I I l l II I I i l LIVE & Susan Rice Joe Stoddard Featuring: 4 p.m. Organizer Elizabeth Eisen- man, who operates Covered Bridge Pottery next door to the bridge, said the event will be bigger and better this year. with more vendors and more activities during the day. Bridge Day was canceled last year and Eisenman said she and other organizers wanted to make sure it happened this time around, which will be the 25th time the event has been held. longtime organizer Sue Claassen said. "We want to try to recoup what didn'thappen last year," said Eisenman. Eisenman said she has teamed up with Claassen, Mary Jean Craw- ford and Sharon Leader, who have been the primary forces behind previous Bridge Day celebrations, to organize the event. This year's celebration will include more and new vendors, she said, including food sales, fine jewelry, boutique and fine art and a knife maker. The event will also include a special ceremony to hon- or Ruth Powers, who recently re- tired as Crawfordsville postmaster, from noon to 2 p.m. Eisenman said the Covered Bridge Society will hold its month- ly meeting on the bridge during the day and a visit from the Aus- tin Healey Club of Oregon is ex- pected. Sweet Home Veterans Club Presents: .CHEESEBURGER' BAS L .' 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