Tracing history with murals, next step for Harnish

The two vacancies in the Eagle Point Planning Commission were filled last week as the city council appointed Suzi Collins and Rodney Goodman. Both had applied for a seat on the city council, which was filled by Michael Parker.
Collins is retired and moved to Eagle Point three years ago. She has a background in real estate as well as the mortgage business. Since moving to Eagle Point she has become active in the Eagle Point Community Association and most recently was appointed to the Eagle Point Historical Society Board of Directors.

Goodman is a real estate broker with Oregon Dream Homes. He has been a stockbroker, insurance broker and tax planner.
Katherine Mae Subdivision, planned off Stevens Road and down the hill
to Onyx Street, was before the council.  The 10-acre site is planned
for 17 single family lots and 33 townhouse lots. It was before the
council over two years ago and because the project had not been started
within the two year alloted time frame, it was necessary to bring it
forward again with code changes that the city had implemented over that
period of time. The council approved the revised plan.
council also passed a resolution establishing lineal footage street
construction costs for public rights of way. This could be used in lieu
of  deferred agreements.
Interior plans for Harnish Wayside
were presented. Plans for six large  murals were outlined that will
trace Eagle Point’s history from the Takelma Indians to the present
day. Samples of mural work done for Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park,
a natural science museum in North Carolina and several other places
were presented. The work has been done by a relative of an Eagle Point
resident. The question asked of the council was whether they wanted to
see if there were local artists who did murals and who were available
to put them together this fall. The council asked staff to make some
inquiries but not to go through a long process. The artist was at the
Parks and Recreation meeting last Thursday evening.
addition to murals, the city has received the two large wall maps; one
showing the region and a second showing the streets in the city. They
should be in place in the area attraction room soon.  The touchscreen
computer will also be in place once the security system is completed.
4 ft. x 6 ft. map of the Little Butte Creek Watershed will soon hang in
the Little Butte  Creek room along with the real-time stream
information on a touchscreen computer.
In addition, the
city is looking at purchasing one or more sculptures of salmon, trout,
wood duck and/or beaver. The artist being considered also does
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent   

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