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Councilors take Jamboree to task for late request before granting it


August 1, 2018

The Sweet Home City Council voted 5-2 to approve a list of requests for closures and fee waivers from the Oregon Jamboree Tuesday, July 24, after a lengthy give-and-take exhange over particulars in the request and other concerns.

The list of street and park closures, fee waivers and permits was routine prior to the operation of the country music festival, which will be held Aug. 3-5 at Sweet Home High School and Sankey Park.

But councilors made it clear to Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek they were unhappy with the lateness of the request, which Shamek acknowledged was unusually...

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