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Council discusses vacant buildings

Wastewater plant upgrades, railroad depot also on agenda

 

May 18, 2022

Benny Westcott

Melody Reese, director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, presents the chamber's triannual report at the city council's Tuesday, May 10 meeting.

Wastewater plant

upgrades, railroad

depot also on agenda

The May 10 Sweet Home City Council meeting featured discussions on potentially enforcing stricter vacant-building ordinances downtown, funding necessary wastewater treatment plant upgrades amidst inflation, and efforts to curtail speeders, among other things.

By a 5-2 vote, the council chose to schedule a future work session to discuss possible expansion of the city's current vacant-building ordinances in greater detail. Mayor Greg Mahler and councilors Dave Trask, Susan Coleman, Diane Gerson, and Lisa Gourley all voted in favor....



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