(Published each Friday and posted late
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
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
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.
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
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.”