City of
                    Cottage Grove

Friday Update
(Published each Friday and posted late Friday Afternoon)

400 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, Oregon  97424
Fax (541)942-1267

December 19, 2014

The City Manager will be on KNND’s Beeper Show on Monday, December 22nd from 8:30 to 9:30 am. 

Shred Event 2015
What is Shred Event 2015 is?
a.)    A competition among City employees putting their skateboarding skills to the test in preparation for the upcoming “X Games” competition; or
b.)    An opportunity for community members to dispose of personal and confidential documents to prevent identity theft.
If you chose “b” above you are correct.  Shred Event 2015 will be on Saturday, January 24th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at City Hall.  For the price of a donation of a non-perishable food item for Community Sharing, members of the community can have their personal or confidential documents shredded and disposed safely and securely.   Gather those old checks, medical records, credit card or bank statements and bring them on the 24th to have them shredded. 

Friday Update
There will be no Friday Update for the next two weeks.  City office hours will continue but many staff members will be spending time with friends and family celebrating the joys of the holiday season.  Everyone have a very Merry Christmas, a safe New Year and most importantly, Go Ducks.

Cookie Decorating at the Library a Big Success
A special thank you goes out to the Friends of the Cottage Grove Public Library for a fun-filled holiday Cookie Decorating Party! Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled evening of Holiday Cheer.

Reptile Man is Coming to the Library
Come celebrate on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, at the Cottage Grove Public Library with the one and only "Reptile Man.” This fun free event for all ages starts at 12:00 noon, and will feature a room filled with all kinds of amazing live reptile creatures.  Bring a friend and come join in the fun at the Library on New Year’s Eve.

Classic Film at the Library
Come join us on Monday, December 29th at 1:30 pm for a free screening of "A Christmas Story."  The film is in the Shepherd Room and we'll be serving free popcorn and drinks. Hope to see you there.

One Dollar Soccer Golf at Middlefield Golf Course in December
Please bring your family and friends and join us at the City of Cottage Grove Middlefield Golf Course for $1.00 soccer golf during the month of December.  Soccer golf is a great sport for the entire family and you can bring your own soccer ball or rent one of ours for $3. Soccer Golf is played just like regular golf, except you kick the ball rather than hit it with a club. We have installed larger holes for the ball to fit it. Come join in the holiday fun and enjoy the new sport of "Soccer Golf" at Middlefield.  Soccer Golf is played at Middlefield daily after 1:00 pm.

Community Blood Drive
The final Blood Drive for 2014 will be held December 26, 2014 at the Cottage Grove Community Center from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.  For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111. Give a Pint get a Pint-Hops Valley Brewing Company is offering a free souvenir pint glass and a voucher for a free pint of beer or a non-alcoholic beverage for giving blood this month.

Another Water Main Break
This week, Public Works had to deal with yet another water main break.  This break occurred at 11th and Pennoyer but was nowhere near as bad as the recent break on South 10th Street. The waterline in question was a six-inch cast iron main that cracked all the way around near a service connection.  The Public Works crew installed a full-circle clamp on the mainline and moved the service connection further down the line.  This particular waterline dates from the 1960’s.

Middlefield Golf Course Cart Path
A significant portion of the total Middlefield Golf Course cart path has a gravel surface.  This gravel surface is prone to settling and develops pot holes during heavy use.  Right after the first of the year, the Middlefield maintenance crew will be placing gravel along the entire unpaved section of the cart path in preparation of next summer’s busy season.  This is the type of routine maintenance work that occurs at the golf course during the slower winter months.

Quote of the Week
    “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”
                        ~Andy Rooney~T

Previous Weeks of Updates Available:
December, 2014
November, 2014
October, 2014