SC debates speed and sewer issues

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” Joseph Joubert Taking this quote to heart, Shady Cove City Council debated nearly everything during their May 3 meeting, settled most issues and left some for another day. The single issue no one had need to debate…

Shady Cove council discusses sign issues

Many epic feuds throughout history have begun over minor issues; for example it is said Hatfields vs. McCoys began with bickering over a pig. Similarly, the current dust up between E.M. Design vs. the City of Shady Cove began over a deer. Specifically over a sign about speed and deer mortality within city limits and…

Shady Cove council continues to evaluate speed limit issue

The April 5th Shady Cove City Council study session and meeting were so full of acronyms you needed a secret decoder ring to keep up! URCC discussed SDCs while ODOT discussed MPH. There was also talk of SCWW and URWA gave a presentation.   Let’s decode: the issue of the remaining SDC fees for the…

Handling of speed limit an issue in Shady Cove

In Greek Mythology the mortal Atlanta was a swift runner and huntress raised by a she-bear. This month’s Shady Cove students of the month Kristen Pariani and Sondra Smith are surely both Atlantean in nature. Each are literal huntresses and are fleet of foot and mind. Pariani excels in maturity, her studies and in three…

SC reviewing sheriff’s 8% increase request

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens. March 1st was one of those in between days and the Shady Cove City Council found themselves cleaning up some winter issues in preparation…

Sign changes in SC to be join effort

Shady Cove Planning Commission began earnest discussion of a revised sign ordinance during their Jan. 12 meeting. Members of the Shady Cove Chamber of Commerce had been invited to that meeting to present their input on the ordinance, none attended. Commissioner Ed Mayer met again with the Chamber and they agreed that they would host…

Snowslide on Santiam Pass

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Snowslide Jan. 19 on Hwy. 20 near Santiam Pass caught this tanker. There were no injuries, but digging out kept ODOT busy.  

Hwy. 62 thought EP to be 45 mph

Good things can come to those who wait and Eagle Point businesses have waited a long time to get the 55-mph speed limit changed on Highway 62. When major changes were made on Hwy. 62 a number of years ago, the city and residents tried to get ODOT to keep  the 45-mph speed limit north…

Hwy. 62 thought EP to be 45 mph

Good things can come to those who wait and Eagle Point businesses have waited a long time to get the 55-mph speed limit changed on Highway 62. When major changes were made on Hwy. 62 a number of years ago, the city and residents tried to get ODOT to keep  the 45-mph speed limit north…

Eagle Point buys land with several contingencies for future park

Have you noticed a change in the traffic light at Linn and Hwy 62? It now has a green turn light for those wishing to turn left off Linn road onto Hwy. 62. ODOT acted quickly after the council heard a request from a citizen and wrote a letter to ODOT. This should help with…

ODOT holds open house on future of Hwy 140

Giving local residents a chance to offer input on a one-year study of the Highway 140 Corridor the Oregon Department of Transportation kicked off the proposed project with the first open house on July 27at the White City County Auditorium. Most of those in attendance were there because of serious concerns for safety and possible…