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11, r+t - September 19, 2012 Voup. COMtdUNITV Page 7 Square dancers offer lessons Foster Darn Road From page 6 closure Sept. 25 Talks on a vari.'ety of garden- Sweet Home Squarenad- Foster Dam Road will be ing topics include making low- ers will offer a series of Modern closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues- cost greenhouses and cloches, Square Dance Lessons from 3 day, Sept. 25, due to work related raising backyard chickens and to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, beginning to the Foster Fish Facility. growing bulbs, from 10:30 to Sept. 23, at Oak Heights Elemen- The closure will include both 11:30 a.m.; making herbal lotions tary School Gym, 6th Avenue and lanes of traffic. For more informa- and lip gloss, Bokashi compost- Elm Street. tion, contact Jenelle at (541) 942- ing and creative container garden- The series of lessons is ex- 5631. ing, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and pected to last till February. The Main Street converting lawns to vegetable gar- first three are free and thereafter a dens, growing garlic and growing $5-per-lesson donation is request- median upkeep mushrooms at home, from 2 to 3 ed. p.m. Dress is casual. Volunteers are needed to help For more information, call Leonard Snodgrass will teach with upkeep of the Main Street me- (541) 344-5859 or visit http://ex- the class, dian strip and other Sweet Home tension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gar- For more information, call Beautification plantings. dens. (541) 466-5536 or (541) 367- The next work party begins 2150. at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in front of Key Bank. Bring your tools and come prepared to plant and weed. Volunteers may enter a draw- ing held each month for a free lunch at a Sweet Home restaurant. For more information, contact Arlene at (541) 367-9100. Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mon- days, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a sep- arate lunch on Wednesdays. First-time diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try. Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, cof- fee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request. The lunch menu on Friday, Sept. 21, is scalloped potatoes and turkey ham or spinach omelet bake, green beans and tomatoes, tossed salad, sunflower seed roll and fresh orange. The menu for Monday, Sept. 24, is beef enchilada bake or chicken po- modoro, broccoli and carrots, mari- nated zucchini salad, cracked wheat roll and banana chocolate chip bar. The menu for Tuesday, Sept. 25, is Krab or turkey salad sandwich half on wheat bread, Popeye potato soup, marinated vegetable salad and spiced apples. For more information, call (541) 367-8843. From page 1 propriate legislation to protect the health, safety and welfare of the city," the residents said. "As resi- dents of 12th Avenue and Redwood Street, we strongly believe the resi- dence at 1133 Redwood St. is defi- nitely a health and safety problem. It is certainly-an eyesore and has been a problem for years." The building is vacant and has fire damage. The council referred the re- quest to the Public Safety Commit- tee, which in turn directed staff to research and prepare sample legis- lation. The Public Safety Committee reviewed a draft ordinance on Aug. six months a year. He is concerned he did not want a formal hearing; 28, and recommended it to the that such a legitimate use might be rather, he is seeking public input on council after altering the draft or- affected by the ordinance, the ordinance. dinance to apply only to buildings Third, the criteria revolving "We need to get public involve- that are both vacant and blighted, around dilapidation, quality of de- ment in this, and the sooner we get as determined by criteria in the or- sign or construction, deterioration public involvement the better," dinance, and obsolescence are not well-de- Fentiman said. The council will Councilor Jim Gourley had fined, also hold three readings over three three questions and concerns about It's kind of gray, Gourley said, council meetings. The council can the ordinance. The ordinance spe- and leaving it up to the code en- hold two readings of the ordinance cifically identifies"private" proper- forcement officer means a decision in a single meeting, but with an or- ty, disregarding "public!' property, could go one way one time and an- dinance like this, Fentiman said he which would include the partially other way another time. wants to give as much opportunity demolished mill structures at 2210 And as the city manager said, tO comment as he could. Tamarack St., a property that city an ordinance is "only as good as After three readings, the coun- staff had suggested could be at- its definitions," said Mayor Craig cil may decide whether to adopt the fected by the ordinance. Fentiman. ordinance. Further, Gourley wanted to With these questions, Gourley Present at the meeting were know how it might impact different thought the council should hold a councilors Marybeth Angulo, kinds of buildings, such as green- public hearing. Gourley, Fentiman, Scott McKee houses, which might be vacant for Fentiman agreed, although Jr. and Mike Hall. Ron Rodgers and Greg Mahler were absent. In other business, the council: Approved a contract with North Santiam Paving Company for $56,495 for storm water drain- age improvements in the area of Larch Street and Locust Court. /TLtb 10# $4.99 25# $9.99 50# $16.99 6099 20. (54I) 367-4149 REMEMBER TO DRINK RESPONS1BEY... I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I HAMBURGER OR CHEESEBURGER I BUY ONE REGULAR HAMBURGER GET THE SECOND I I I I I I I I I I I I ~ I~ ~~i ........ NOSU.STITUTIONSWlTHCOUPON EXPIRESIO/31,12I BBQ BACON, I - CRUNCH BURGER I MAKE IT A COMBO, INCLUDES FRIES & REG. DRINK I Expires 9/30/12 | I I I Art AMERICAN FOOD" I 1010 MAIN STREET 1541-367-4893 , " " " " " " " " , " r,h- gGd ; " ,FREE Egg McMuffin wholesomeI I breakfast ,iwith $Sw; h purchase of r i 60 & Pries any McCaf .