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Oakridge City Council accepts contract with Lane Council of Governments as Council considers volunteers for the Budget Committee and Library Board

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By ELLA BROWN/Correspondent/for The Herald – The Oakridge City Council met Thursday evening for their regular bi-monthly session. They discussed the appointments of two volunteers and an agreement with Lane County Governments for financial and budget support.

The two appointments were unanimously approved

The Library Board and Budget Committee each had an applicant for volunteer positions that are to be appointed by the City Council. Applicant Robert Woodson of Westfir was accepted by the council as a volunteer for the Library Board/Committee. Lisa Samuelson of Oakridge was accepted as a volunteer for the Budget Committee.

“Thank you for applying, that’s a lot of work to be on the School Budget Committee and then to jump right into another one. So, thank you very much for volunteering your time,” said Mayor Chrissy Hollett regarding Samuelson’s application to volunteer for the Budget Committee.

LCOG to lend assistance with the City’s budget process

The council also passed a motion to accept an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Oakridge and the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG).

Hollett said that the council has recently found some errors in their budget and has since reached out to LCOG for some support and assistance in their budgeting to make sure the council is, “crossing our T’s and dotting our I’s.”

Starting Today (Friday, May 20th) LCOG will send an employee out to the City of Oakridge to begin looking over the current budget and the budget for the next fiscal year.

City Administrator Pro Tem Chief Kevin Martin said that the LCOG services will likely be paid door-to-door at an hourly wage of $128.42, but that the services are necessary.

Oakridge Student wins “If I Were Mayor” contest

A few weeks ago, grade school students across the State of Oregon submitted posters, essays, and other related projects based on their grade level to the Oregon Mayors Association with the theme “If I were mayor”. Mayor Hollett was pleased to announce that Daytona Ramirez, a student from Oakridge, won the competition.

Ella Brown is a Junior at the University of Oregon majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science. Ella grew up in Portland, Oregon and hopes to be a culture and arts writer/reporter after she graduates college.



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