Road-use fee to appear on ballot.Byline: CITY BEAT/SPRINGFIELD By Matt Cooper Matt Cooper may refer to:
Looks like Springfield voters will get the chance to vote on the city's new road-user fee.
The Lane County Board of Elections confirmed Friday that Commissioner Bill Dwyer's petition to put the issue before voters included 1,222 valid signatures, 28 more than necessary.
Next up, the city must put together the necessary paperwork and get the council's approval to place it on the ballot.
Dwyer wants the issue to go before voters in the Sept. 16 election, but the elections board requires a 90-day period between when an issue is placed on the ballot and the election itself. If council doesn't approve the measure until its June 16 meeting, things will come down to the wire.
Dwyer's not worried, though. "They have a certain number of days to act," he said. "There's plenty of time."
Eugene and Springfield approved the fees in December to shore up road budget deficits caused in part by decreased funding from Lane County, which has received less in federal reimbursements for area timber sales.
But Dwyer and Commissioner Bobby Green have fought them with petition drives because they believe it's the wrong way for the cities to pay for streets.
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Change is likely on the way for a hazardous stretch of South 42nd Street, but it could be 2005 before shovel meets dirt.
The City Council is expected in the coming months to assume jurisdiction of the roadway from Main Street to Jasper Road, freeing the Oregon Oregon, city, United States
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If the council signs off and ODOT frees up the money this fall, the city would begin design work, and construction would be expected in spring 2005, Transportation Manager Nick Arnis said.
Public can help with planting
Volunteers are asked to help with planting today at the Thurston Memorial, a monument Anything by which the memory of a person, thing, idea, art, science or event is preserved or perpetuated. A tomb where a dead body has been deposited.
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On May 20, 1998, student Kipland "Kip" Kinkel killed his parents, William and Faith, both Spanish teachers at local high schools. that will be dedicated at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the school.
Volunteers can put in plants and spread mulch mulch, any material, usually organic, that is spread on the ground to protect the soil and the roots of plants from the effects of soil crusting, erosion, or freezing; it is also used to retard the growth of weeds. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 333 58th St. Bring gloves, shovels and boots.
Also in remembrance of the fifth anniversary of the shootings, the Thurston Healing Healing
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After the shootings, more than 700 quilt blocks were received from Oregon communities and seven different states. More than 100 volunteer quilters from across Oregon worked for five weeks to construct 13 large quilts, 54 small quilts and 30 sashes.
A free public reception will mark the exhibit opening from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, Sixth and Main streets.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for ages 18 or older.
Matt Cooper can be reached at 338-2317 or mcooper@ guardnet.com.