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Changes for downtown park proposed with sticky notes

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Post-It notes stuck to the walls of a room inside the Cottage Grove Armory are expected to provide a road map of sorts for the future of a downtown park nearby.
On Tuesday, May 17, an ample crowd joined Cottage Grove City Planner Amanda Ferguson and architect David Dougherty to discuss the future of All-America City Square, also known
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Processing facility approved, with conditions

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
The future of a mostly vacant lot on 10th Street drew a large crowd to the Council chambers in Cottage Grove on Wednesday, May 18, and many attendees there had a lot to say about a proposed new business on the lot.
The Cottage Grove Planning Commission reviewed an application for a Conditional Use Permit related to light manufacturing
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Voters approve Harrison bond

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
South Lane School District Superintendent Krista Parent wasn't convinced by the first round of election returns. So she waited for another. And then another.
By 3 a.m. the morning after Election Day, Parent said she was satisfied that the results of Oregon's Tuesday, May 17 primary showed that the District's voters had supported Measure 20-240, a $35.6 million bond
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Marijuana tax to appear on November ballot

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Let the people decide.
The Cottage Grove City Council declared as much Monday night with a vote in favor of placing a three-percent tax on recreational marijuana purchases on the ballot this November. A large crowd and representatives from several television news outlets viewed the proceedings, with attendees adding many comments supporting a vote on the tax and a
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Gowings headed to D.C. on 10-day veterans' awareness ride

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
By the time many readers pick up their copy of this week's Cottage Grove Sentinel, Jeff and Celia Gowing should be on the open road atop their motorcycles, headed about as far east as it's possible to ride.
On Monday, the Gowings departed for Auburn, Calif., where they will rendezvous with other members of the National Veterans Awareness Organization
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Playing catch-up

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
The second year of full-day kindergarten at South Lane School District will feature a staggered start for the District's youngest students, in addition to more help for teachers in each kindergarten classroom. The District also plans to establish preschools based at two area elementary schools to help prepare them for school.
The Oregon legislature mandated a full day of kindergarten
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Committee approves City budget

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
A 14-member committee gathered last week to help guide the City of Cottage Grove's financial future for the next year, and the committee will recommend that the 2016-17 budget it approved be adopted by the City Council at an upcoming meeting. Below are some of the highlights of next year's budget:
 
Overview

The Budget Committee, which consists of
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Kwikee building may have a buyer, city says

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Officials with the City of Cottage Grove say that a commercial building the City has been trying to fill for some time may have a buyer.
Late last week, Community Development Director Howard Schesser said the City had been contacted by a company in search of zoning information for the Kwikee building, an 80,000 square foot hulk of a
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