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

April 17, 2015

Youth Advisory Council
The Cottage Grove Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will be meeting on Monday, April 20th from 6:15 to 7:30 pm.  

Tree Planting
Thank you to everyone who attended the Arbor Day and tree planting ceremony in Bohemia Park on Saturday.  Even with the threat of rain and light drizzle the crew was able to plant a number of replacement and new trees throughout the park.  The Mayor read his annual Arbor Day Proclamation which was protected from the elements in a plastic sleeve.   

Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Event
Don’t forget to register for the special wildflower tours at Bake Stewart Park and Row Point both along the Row River Trail on Saturday, May 9th.  Tours start at the parks at different times and those attending the tours are encouraged to bike to the tours using the Row River Trail.   To register or for more information about the Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Tours visit the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council website.  Registration if not required for the tours but it will secure a spot on the tour of your choice. 

Tree Branch Pickup
With the weather apparently jumping directly to summer, it is a good time to check all the limbs and branches that overhang sidewalks or streets and trim them so they don’t block vision or passage.  If you trim the branches you can leave them for the City to pickup.  City crews will begin the annual tree branch pickup on Tuesday, May 26th. 

Heritage Preservation Workshop Series off to a Strong Start
Cottage Grove’s Heritage Partners successfully kicked off a series of Heritage Preservation Workshops on Tuesday, April 14th. The first of five sessions on Collections Care, entitled “Basics of Collection Care”, was held at Lane Community College Cottage Grove Campus on Tuesday evening. Twenty-four participants from as far away as Albany and Coos Bay received an overview of methodologies for proper care of print documents including newspapers, books, photographs and textiles from Kuri Gill, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Mentor-Corps instructor.

The next session in the Collection Care Series will be on May 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at LCC. It will cover “PastPerfect,” the most used museum collection management software in Oregon. Designed for those interested in trying the software, as well as those who have either no or very little experience using it in daily practice, the session will include demonstrations and hands on practice using the software. Anyone interested can register on-line through LCC or can sign up at the door. 

The remainder of the Collection Care Series covers Newspaper and Print Media Preservation (June 9th), Textile Preservation and Storage (July 7th) and Photo Preservation and Storage (August 11th). Participants that complete at least 4 of the 5 sessions in the series will earn a Program Completion Award from Lane Community College.

The workshops are funded through an Oregon Heritage All-Star Grant, in partnership with the City of Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove Historic Landmarks Commission, Lane Community College, and Cottage Grove Partners in History. Proceeds from the $10 entrance fees will go to support the non-profit organizations that make up the Partners in History, including the Cottage Grove Museum, Cottage Grove Historical Society and Cottage Genealogical Society.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing
On Wednesday of this week, Omlid and Swinney inspected and serviced all 129 fire extinguishers at each City location and facility.  This is an annual service that ensures our fire extinguishers are properly charged and functioning correctly.  City fire extinguishers are a mix of Halon and ABC type.

Police Chief and Commander Attend 2015 OACP Annual Conference
This week, Police Chief Mike Grover, and Commander Scott Shepherd attended the 2015 Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Bend. The annual conference provides an opportunity for Chief’s to interact formally and informally while addressing contemporary policing issues, to receive training and information on new methods and procedures and to examine a wide variety of products and services, which have been, developed to support modern police operations and business practices.

Quote of the Week
    “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it."
                    ~ Edith Sitwell, Poet and Critic~

Previous Weeks of Updates Available:

April, 2015
March, 2015
February, 2015