Eagle Point event celebrated its veterans

{gallery}11_15_11/vets{/gallery} Eagle Point had an “event” on 11-11-11. It was a very fulfilling “event” to honor our veterans–those who are serving, as well as those who served. Members of the National Guard, Eagle Point Boy Scout Troop 48 and the Eagle Point High School Marching Band led caring citizens down Main Street in Eagle Point…

Santa expects to move back to Judge Stewart House

Santa probably isn’t much different in some ways than the rest of us. This year he had a hard time deciding where he was going to have his Christmas Shop. He knew it would be in Eagle Point, but just where was the unanswered question. Mr. Dahack offered a building near the Covered Bridge. That…

Eagle Point and Medford Water settle 5 year contract

After months and months of discussion with the Medford Water Commission, a five year agreement was finally reached and approved by the Eagle Point City Council. One of the issues of concern for Eagle Point was Medford Water’s ability to sell surplus water, which could leave Eagle Point (and other communities with no water.) Medford…

EP councilor move creates council vacancy

City councilor Mike Parker was honored at last week’s city council meeting. Parker, who  has been a member of the Eagle Point City Council since 2007,  is moving out of Eagle Point and therefore had to resign his seat.  Parker served on the planning commission from 2003 to 2007 and served as its chair in…

New Eagle Point ordinance aims at covered bridge

One of the items that occupied the Eagle Point City Council last week was what appears to be the beginning of the process of updating numerous ordinances.         An ordinance to assess a $25 charge for traffic related offenses was replaced with a new ordinance for a $20  safety fee to include any city…

Contract to plan EP reservoir landscaping awarded

Plans and specifications for screening at the 4 million gallon Eagle Point reservoir were budgeted by the Eagle Point City Council at their Apr. 12 meeting. Covey Pardee Landscape Architects and the city entered into a contract for $5,000 to develop project plans in cooperation with the Eagle Point National Cemetery. New budget committee members…

Eagle Point will join RVTD in grant request to study EP needs

Issues dealing with water and transportation consumed much of the discussion at the Feb. 22 Eagle Point City Council meeting. First on the agenda was the Medford Water Commission rate increase. Medford is increasing rates to save funds for the future Duff II treatment plant. The increase for Eagle Point is .067 cents per 1,000…

Eagle Point planning and council hearing on transportation

Following 18 months of work involving a citizens advisory committee and technical advisory committee as well as members of the planning commission, the revised Transportation System Plan (TSP) came before city leaders in a formal public hearing last week. The Eagle Point Planning Commission and the Eagle Point City Council were both seated for the…

Eagle Point Council has a vacancy

Eagle Point City Council passed a resolution to secure long term financing for the water projects the city has completed. The resolution was for the sale of a revenue bond not to exceed $3,135,600 at a rate of 3.75 percent. The original interest rate was 4.25 percent . The reduced interest rate will save the…

Sustainable Valley project explained to Eagle Point council

Mark VonHolle, vice resident of S&B James Construction Management, and Board President of SOREDI, spoke to the Eagle Point City Council last week about the Sustainable Valley program. It is a program new to Jackson and Josephine counties, one that has been successful in other areas. The program has gained credibility and considerable interest with…

Hear viewpoints of EP council candidates Oct. 11, Commissioner candidates Oct. 18

The Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce will hold an Candidate’s Fair on Monday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Ashpole Center. This fair will be for candidates for the Eagle Point City Council (the city’s governing body.) It will be an opportunity to hear from the candidates, ask questions and meet them if…