Branch library to reopen after repairs.Byline: CITY BEAT/EUGENE by Joe Mosley The Register-Guard
Eugene's library division may finally be back to full strength within the next month.
Repairs were completed this week on the city's Sheldon branch library, closed since mid-January because of mold and seepage. The storefront facility in the Sheldon Plaza shopping center shopping center, a concentration of retail, service, and entertainment enterprises designed to serve the surrounding region. The modern shopping center differs from its antecedents—bazaars and marketplaces—in that the shops are usually amalgamated into at 1566 Coburg Road needs to be recarpeted and restocked, then it will be reopened to the public.
"I'm pleased to report the remediation is complete," said Daria Parry, the library division's community access and facilities manager.
"We are waiting for new carpeting to arrive in the next couple weeks ... and hopefully we're looking at an April opening, if all goes well."
The branch library closed for repairs less than a month after the city's new downtown library opened to the public in late December.
Patrons had gone without a downtown library for a month to allow materials to be moved from the old library on 13th Avenue to the new one on 11th Avenue.
Parry said the moisture problem at the Sheldon branch was caused by groundwater seeping seep
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Tests conducted in January, following complaints about a musty smell in the library, indicated an elevated mold spore count.
Books, shelves and carpet were removed from the leased building to allow workers access to the problem areas. City staff and the property management company for the building - Jennings & Co. - worked cooperatively on the repairs.
Traffic safety changes
begin on Willamette
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The new lights were powered up on Tuesday and are being fine-tuned to allow safe crossings by pedestrians while minimizing inconveniences to Willamette Street motorists.
"It's on a somewhat automated cycle," city traffic engineer Tom Larsen said.
"There has to be a demand for it to cycle."
That means that if no pedestrians are pushing "walk" buttons and no cars are queued up at 25th Avenue to cross Willamette, the lights should remain green for north-south traffic.
When the signal system is keyed by either pedestrians or cross-traffic, the lights are programmed to coordinate with lights to the north and south. The programming will allow nonstop northbound north·bound
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"We've tried, but we can't get it to work perfectly in both directions," Larsen said.
The Friendly Area Neighbors Association approached the city last summer and asked for "traffic calming traffic calming n → reducción f de la velocidad de la circulación
traffic calming n → ralentissement m de la circulation
" measures to help pedestrians and businesses in the commercial strip that runs from 18th Avenue on the north to 29th Avenue on the south.
The group wants to change the area's focus from motor vehicle traffic to foot traffic, and promote a self-sufficient business district that could serve residents of the entire Friendly neighborhood - from Amazon Parkway on the east to Chambers Street Chambers Street is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, at south of the Old Town. The street is named after William Chambers of Glenormiston, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh who was the main proponent of the 1867 Edinburgh Improvement Act, which gave permission for the street's on the west.
City grounds crews try
new weed "cookers"
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Landscape and grounds crews for the city are experimenting this spring with gizmos called "Eco-Weeders" - portable, strap-on units that rely on radiant, infra-red energy to kill weeds by superheating
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The contraptions look a little like Weed-Eaters without their whirligigs.
Targeted weeds are cooked when the Eco-Weeders' radiant elements are held over them for a few seconds.
Early reviews from city crews indicate the new tools are likely to be most effective when used to disrupt the life cycles of young, annual weeds that have not reached their seed stages. They can be used in sensitive areas along rivers and streams, and also can be used during rainy periods when weed control Weed control is the botanical component of pest control, stopping weeds from reaching a mature stage of growth when they could be harmful to domesticated plants and livestock by physical and chemical methods. methods such as spraying are ineffective.
Joe Mosley can be reached at 338-2384 or jmosley@guardnet. com.