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Board buys house to improve traffic safety at SHJH


October 25, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan/ SUPT. TOM YAHRAES, left, and school board members and staff talk with City Manager Ray Towry, right,in the yard of a house the board decided Monday to purchase to improve traffic flow through the Junior High.

The Sweet Home School Board approved the purchase of residential property next door to Sweet Home Junior High Monday, Oct. 23, to reduce congestion and potential safety hazards around the entrance to the school.

The board voted 8-0 in a special meeting Monday afternoon at the Junior High to pay $121,500 and property taxes for 2016 and 2017, approximately $3,600, for 706 Mountain View Road, which is located at the intersection of Mountain View Road and 22nd Avenue and neighbors the Junior High.

The property is owned by Carla Claasen.

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