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Jamboree plans get council OK


July 3, 2019

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The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a package of road and park closures, waivers and permits for the 2019 Oregon Jamboree.

Among the items on the list is the closure of Sankey Park to the public from 6 a.m. Monday, July 29 through 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.

During the council’s regular meeting on June 25, Councilor Diane Gerson asked why the park needed to be closed through Tuesday following the festival, which runs from Friday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 4.

Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek told the council that it’s for safety purposes, giving Jamboree...

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