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 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…

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…

SC water cost study to save city $30,000

Shady Cove City Council tackled numerous agenda items during their Feb. 16 study session and meeting. Yet for the variety of topics there were two pervading themes; money and efficiency. The first mark of efficiency: most topics discussed during the study session were subsequently voted on during the evening meeting. One topic concluded during the…

SC honors two as Volunteers of Year

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  The Feb. 2 Shady Cove City Council meetings exemplified beyond doubt that the city’s citizens are very active and involved. The afternoon session began with three folks stepping up to help the city by applying for positions on the budget committee. Applicants Lena Richardson and Tom Anderson applied to continue their committee duties while…

UR Community Center seeks fee reduction from Shady Cove

The Upper Rogue Community Center addressed the Shady Cove City Council at their Jan. 19 regarding Transportation System Development Charges (SDC) and the cost of a  power line relocation when the addition to the center was underway. The power line bill was $4,823, The total transportation SDC was $12,979.27. The URCC has paid $7,908.98. The…

Shady Cove council can’t agree on administrator’s contract

{gallery}11_22_11/council{/gallery}  “Why, now blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark! The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.” William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar; and so our stage is set for the tempestuous Shady Cove City Council meeting of Nov. 18.  The calm before the storm: The afternoon began with a TMDL update by Greg…

SC will seek new water system

To many residents of Shady Cove endless issues surrounding all things water certainly feel like a tyrannical yoke around their collective necks. Shady Cove City Council at took one giant step toward declaring their independence from reliance on iffy wells and trucked in water and decreed they will pursue the creation of a shiny new…

Shady Cove park remains unresolved, city doesn’t want it at a loss

Ever have one of those moments where an hour after a conversation you think of the thing you wish you had said? Rarely do we get a do over on those moments, but once in while you do. So it was in the Oct. 6 Shady Cove City Council meeting as the anonymity phoenix rose…

Engineer’s report may deplete water research fund in Shady Cove

The Sept. 15 Shady Cove City Council meeting was in part an English lesson and in part a lesson on following expert advice. The first issue of semantics arose during the FEMA report. The question; how will FEMA define “progress”? For now FEMA seems satisfied with the city’s efforts to encourage voluntary compliance. However, the…

SC Council special meeting

  Shady Cove City Council held a Special Meeting at 2:00 pm on July 26 (this followed a 12:00 pm Executive Session to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed). In the meeting under the agenda item: “Flywater…