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

August 15, 2014

Yard of the Week
This week the Yard of the Week is located at 805 Wilson, the corner of Wilson and South 8th Street.  You can visit the Yard of the Week page on the City’s webpage to view a picture of this week’s winning yard and all the yards recognized this year and last year.  If you know of a yard that deserves to be recognized be sure to get the nomination in soon, there are only six weeks left in the 2014 Yard of the Week season. 

Pool Closed for Painting
The Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center will be closed from August 18th through September 7th for painting.  It has been a number of years since the pool has been sealed and painted.  The painting not only improves the appearance of the pool but also prolongs the life and reduces the loss of water from the pool.  All classes and community programs are closed until the work is complete on the pool.  For more information contact Carrie McCasline at the aquatic center at (541)942-5533.

Youth Advisory Council
The Cottage Grove Youth Advisory Council will be coming back from a brief summer break to meet on Monday, August 18th from 6:15 to 7:30 pm.  They will begin putting together ideas for recruiting member to the 2014-15 YAC and considering ways to promote Family Dinner Day.

Street Striping
This week all of the streets, that are under the control of the City and also contain traffic control striping, were restriped by Lane County.  The City contracts with Lane County each year to restripe all of the City streets that have any type of traffic control striping.  This work is generally performed in one night each year between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am.

Rotary Club Tours Water Plant
This week, the Cottage Grove Rotary Club held their monthly meeting and lunch at the Row River Water Treatment Plant (RRWTP).  Approximately 20 Rotarians were in attendance.  The lunch was catered by Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant.  After lunch, there was a short presentation detailing the construction and financing of the RRWTP.  The Rotarians then broke into small groups and Water Treatment Plant personnel provided in-depth tours of the plant and explained the water treatment process.  Thanks to Ray Pardee, Sam Haynes, and Steve Norman for the excellent tours and narrative.

City Employee Service Awards
On Thursday, the City held the annual employee picnic and recognized employees for their years of service with the City.  The following were recognized for their years of service: 

5 Years
Trudy Borrevik
Cherie Nelson
Taylor Smith
10 Year
David Burgin
Larry Carlton
Steve Dempsey
Carlos Jones
Melissa Keenan
15 Years
Ron Bradsby
Debbie Crum
Al Jarvis
Ed Mills
20 Years
Colleen Shaw
Scott Shepherd
25 Years
Charlie Martin
30 Years
Bob Martin
A special recognition goes to Deanna Fournier with over 35 years of service to the City. 

Thank you to all those recognized this year for their service to the community.   The work and dedication they have demonstrated over the years is amazing. 

Street Sweeper Piles Hauled to Short Mountain
With the impending September 1st dump fee increase at the Short Mountain Landfill from $67.00 per ton to $75.55 per ton, Public Works hauled all of the accumulated street sweeper piles and contaminated Vactor machine waste this week.  A total of 45 loads totaling 289.03 tons of material were hauled to Short Mountain, thereby saving the City $2,471.21 in extra landfill fees for the current fiscal year.  This action will now allow Public Works to budget for the fee increase during FY 15-16.

Quote of the Week
    Three simple rules in life:
    1)    If you do not GO after what you want, you’ll never have it.
    2)    If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO.
    3)    If you do not step forward, you’ll always be in the same place.


Previous Weeks of Updates Available:
August, 2014
July, 2014
June, 2014