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

June 26, 2015

Yard of the Week
This week the Yard of the Week is located at 1300 Edgewater.  It is a beautiful yard with some amazing plants.  The Yard of the Week Prize Patrol has received some great nominations this week.  The nominations are kept on the patrol list and used for several weeks.  Remember Yard of the Week winners both past and present can be viewed on the City's webpage at 

Public Hearing Scheduled
The City Council will consider an application from Hayden Homes to amend the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map for property along Highway 99 adjacent to their River Walk development and the fire station, from Commercial to High Density Residential.   The public hearing is scheduled for the regular meeting on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers.  The Planning Commission has held a public hearing and recommended approval.  The staff report, public hearing minutes and proposed ordinance will be provided with the agenda prior to the public hearing.  Any questions should be directed to the Community Development Department.  

Summer Grilling Safety
Now that summer is here you may be looking to fire up the grill at your next family gathering.  While grilling is a popular way to cook food, it can increase the risk of home fires and injuries if not done properly. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 8,000 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns.  July is the peak month for grill fires. Learn how to grill safely before you throw one on the barbie with these NFPA tips:
•    Only use propane and charcoal grills outdoors;
•    Keep young children and pets away from the grill area;
•    Never leave a lit grill unattended;
•    Maintain a clean grill by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill; and
•    Keep the grill away from your home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. 

Quote of the Week
    “Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.”
                ~Christopher Reeve~

Free Concert - July 20, 2015 -
            7:00pm Bohemia Park

Previous Weeks of Updates Available:
June, 2015
May, 2015
April, 2015