Jim Day

Government

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College isn’t always a bed of roses. Not everyone lives in a new four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment. Sometimes the challenges are more daun…

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The pedestals have been erected, the plaques attached and the banners are flying on Southwest Madison Avenue between Ninth Street and 11th Street.

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Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber shares a moment with Ross Parkerson on Wednesday at the Gateway Walk dedication.

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Guests at Wednesday's Gateway Walk dedication look at a new sign that displays the history of Oregon State University and its connection with …

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Oregon State University President Ed Ray chats with another guest before the ceremony dedicating the final link of the Gateway Walk.

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DT: Thanks for reading the story. Yes, we conducted background checks on all of the other candidates for Board of Commissioner. Links to the information are above on the left side.

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JD

DA: Thanks for the note and for reading my story. The advisory board member where I met with Director Emery has nothing to do with park operations.

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JD

Corvus: Thanks for the note and for reading my story. Couple of thoughts: First, Casey Denson has been in town for decades. Hardly an out of state interest. Also, doesn't putting student housing closer to campus limit commuting and traffic issues and they have their own parking on site.

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Phil: Thanks for the note. Defined benefit pensions, i.e., PERS is a state run program. The city is not able to alter the benefits or structure of the PERS system for their employees.

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Sunrise: It is a state requirement.

DA: Thanks for the note. As I reported Dec,. 17 the city spent $77,400 fighting the series of Timberhill legal cases. The city attorney's office handled the annexation challenge on a pro bono basis.

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JD

Jim Day here. Thanks for the notes. Adding parking does not violate the ballot measure that passed. That was made clear during the council discussion Thursday. Parking is an accepted use of city park land.

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JD

Scott:

Thanks for the note. I think my story might not have been as clear as it should be. By "save" I meant that folks in town would like to either move the old bridge or perhaps use it as a bike and pedestrian span. Regardless, there still would be a new two-lane earthquake…

Rittman:

Thanks for reading my story and for sharing your thoughts. One note from my end: The move of the old schoolhouse from Ninth Street to the Knotts-Owens Farm was paid for by community donations, not the taxpayers.

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JD

D10: Thanks for the note. I have removed the extra word.

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JD