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I ""s" ,,,-wr, ,,,,..'ney Serving-Sheridan, Willamma and Grand Rondo f/ lIME 91, NO. 11 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1991 50 CENTS PER COPY i =i .... | )ssing 00rds due Chapman  tossing guards, the fluor- Conveyors of youth drivers at busy intersec- II r cities, will soon begin Lpman Grade School i reefs can be found, near ,"Grade School as well. orientation sessions for mlmd a student assembly  IX o gram and its rules , the Chapman begin work in April, [ Doug Miller, Faulconer gh volunteers sign up, lols could also begin at Ltime near Faulconer, Seen a need for crossing along time," Miller said. can have them at both is." .Ttx:., a Chapman parent of the Sheridan PTA, art will be managed by I themselves, Scyoc said. tn Chapman students u on to patrol near the Cording to Willie Gid- tCVenth grader, three- will patrol the inter- Yamhill County Sheriff's Deputy Derek "ll'ombla Inspects Jefferson and Second damage to car driven by Charles Headd of Lincoln City. Car ngsandafternoomand was knocked off Highway 18 at Loganberry Lane after r placed at other inter- collision with pickup driven by Lyle McCleary of Sheridan. No patrols are Sheridan city hall an students met last in 'lleY of the Oregn under study ,o,. move  the brightly colored flag used by crossing taPlained their use. Sheridan's city hail, now housed It still lacks a handicapped access, |. guards have important in a remodeled single-family home and city council meetings are held lies and they are some- on NW Yamhill Street, may be in the library conference room m, Jolley said. moved to a downtown location, because there is no large meeting to years, four Oregon Mayor Val Adamson told the city room in the existing city hall. ,w.re killed in front of council he and Bruce Poet, city Adamson said he wants a large l:i(.=ld work beg!ns on federal jail project SChools, Jolley said A .,SPringfield crossing =etting students across the a ear ran a red light and them. She quickly back to the sidewalk. k action saved lives," "In many cases, safety made a difference." manager, have met with Alan Cos- tic, a Salem architect, to look into possible sites for a new city hall. Potential sites include the former Oregon Bank building at the corner of Mill and North Bridge Streets, the former Rexall Drug building and Fitzgerald's Hardware, both on North Bridge Street. The architect also looked into remodeling the former fire hall on South Bridge street but the site has been eliminated, according to Adamson. Adamson said the city council has not established a firm date for the move. The existing city hall was upgraded last year with installation of carpeting and some remodeling. enough building to house current city hall staff plus police and public works staff with room for additional staff in the future such as a building inspector or city planner. Adamson said Costic's firm has agreed to do preliminary work on a new city hall for free with the understanding that the company would be paid for its services if a move actually takes place. The preliminary work will include cost estimates to remodel any of the buildings and floor plans for them. Adamson said the city may con- sider a 10-year lease rather than purchasing a new building. The city owns the existing city hall. arnina kids 00arly Friday ina and Grand Ronde , ,, .dismiss students one Widay, March 15, so that [". attend a manda- 'ng, ac _rgto the :'. mtendent s office. By George Robertson Editor, The Sun Two planners and an engineer visited Sheridan last week to begin an environmental study for a pro- posed $10.8 million jail at the federal prison complex. The study, expected to be com- pleted in two months, will focus on the impact of the jail, according to L. Suzanne McAdams, principal planner with Louis Berger and Associates, Inc., in New Jersey. "We are here to do field work, to look at the site, to meet with city and county officials and find out what issues are relevant to the project," McAdams said. The site for the proposed jail-- technically called a federal deten- tion center--is located south of the minimum-security camp. "It will be pretty much hidden," McAdams said, noting that the rol- ling terrain would act as a visual buffer for the buildings. (The jail's design, according to earlier reports, will follow the same architecture as the federal prison's two-story hous- ing units.) Carol Montgomery, facilities manager at the Sheridan federal prison, said the detention center will have a "secure perimeter" around the complex. Fences and the build- ings themselves will be used to achieve that perimeter, he said. McAdams said the consultants will also take traffic counts on Ballston Road between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. during the afternoon shift change at the prison. "We'll compare it (the traffic) now to when we did the Environ-' mental Impact Statement (EIS) for the prison," she noted. The same firm did the EIS for the prison in the mid-1980s. Montgomery said the study will also examine the impact on the city's water and sewer systems. That part of the study will be done by Raymond G. Hartley, an engineer with Berger, Barnard and Thomas, Inc., of Baton Rouge, La., who also visited Sheridan last week. McAdams said the environmental study will determine if there are "significant impacts" likely to affect the community that cannot be avoided. It's unlikely the report will reach that conclusion since the detention center is planned to be built on the prison's 189-acre site. If the study, however, concludes that the jail will cause significant impacts then a complete EIS will he 00hool bond history detailed  Monlcal 0nO Sbn :d remodeling plans School and school ,,o than 18 months work dl., ns and school offi- t grow overnighL a member said last and service organizations in the district and were frequently asked why the measure arose so suddenly. Contrary to widespread perception, 'WL'gster said, the district arrived at the bond measure following much consideration. Wepster said that the measure is a result of a planning process begun Oct. 13, 1989. It involved 24 citi- zens at fwst and grew to 38, he said. A feasibility study and an examina- tion of alternatives to building were were undertaken by the district last year, Wepster said, and the building committee met and made recom- mendations to the school board. "we realize not everyone will he happy," Wepster told a gathering of about 25 in the high school cafete- ria. 'But we hope people will he pragmatic enough to vote for the needs of the district." Principals Harry Shipman and Craig Prough followed Wepster, standing beside floor plans of their schools and describing conditions in them that led to the bond meas- ure. Questions about the wisdom of building at Chapman and about the costs of projects in both schools patron Gary McCool asked about the buiiding's future, and school board candidate Dick Paay probed the district's decision to commit funds to the building, questioning the longevity of Chapman's useful- ness, the size of its classrooms and its ventilation, electrical and plumb- ing systems. The structure is also built of plywood and fiberboard and is a fire hazard, Paay alleged. "You should have an estimate of .what you're committing to for the next 20 years on that building," Paay said. "And I can't imagine the fhe marshal doesn't say this is a fire trap. ' Officials stood f'wmly with the building, however, admitting it was ragged around the edges but struc- turally sound, fire-safe and worth investment of district funds. The fire marshal regularly visits the school and considers it safe, Shipman said. "Except for minor things, we've got a clean bill of health from the true marshal," Shipman said. Both Grabenhorst and district maintenance supervisor Arnold Hostetler defended the board's deci- cially," Grabenhorst said. "But no architect is going to give an okay to a building that isn't sound." The costs of additions drew quer- ies from the audience. "I can build a whole house for what you want for one classroom," said Sandra McCool. "Why is that?" The answer depends upon how you build your house and what you put in it, Hostetler said. The district is bound by law to pay union-scale wages to construc- tion workers, is held to more strin- gent building codes than homebuil- ders and materials and equipment are more expensive in school build- ings, Grabemhorst added. Onlooker Ken Eisele spoke from the back of the crowd throughout the forum, implying distrust of school district statements and dissatisfac- tion with explanations. Eisele complained of the $280,000 budgeted to remove and replace the high school roof, but offered no other estimate and did not describe his expertise. He also took the district to task for a typo- graphical error in an informational  45.day wonder," said one-time member of School board and e strategic planning Which the plans were 1/2 year wonder and lot of input and work nity." ke at a March 7 lPonsored by the Posi- League of Sheridan VOter questions about $2.6 million bond ze March 26 ballot. by voters, the bonds .remodeling and con- aditionai classrooms at Wll as reroofing and Projects. The 15-year st_aPProximately $3.29 r assessed value, or required, McAdams said. Montgomery said the Bureau of Prisons plans to hire an architect to design the detention center after the federal agency accepts Berger's study. Construction bids will be awarded next January with comple- tion scheduled for early spring the following year, he said. Also taking part in last week's visit was Alan D. Summervil!e," a senior planner with the consultant's Washington, D.C., office. The consultants said any local residents who want to comment on the proposed detention center may submit them in writing to Bob Palmquist, executive assistant to Warden Joe Crabtree. The 150-hed detention center will house 150 to 250 pre-trial and pre-sentence detainees, according to earlier reports by Bureau officials. The facility will employ about 50 staff. "The purpose of the facility is to provide cell space for U.S. Marshal prisoners who axe either awaiting trial or awaiting sentence," said former warden, George Killinger, in an article in the Feb. 7, 1990 edition of The Sun. The detention center is the third new project at the prison site. Using inmate labor, a training center for staff was constructed adjacent to the former Dasher home last year, and a target practice range has been built on the site. The house, near the entrance to the prison property, was used by Bureau staff for two years during construction of the $53 mil- lion prison complex. The prison currently employs 300 staff. Warden Crabtree announced last month that an additional 25 staff will be hired this year. The minimum-security camp and medium-security prison currendy house 1,529 inmates. 2 inmates caught Two more inmates walked away from the minimum-security federal prison camp in Sheridan last Wed- nesday night---but they didn't get very far. The pair were apprehended 40 yards from the westbound ramp to Highway 18 by Bureau of Prisons staff who were assisted by the Willamina police department and he added. "One of the inmates' wives made two passes (in a vehi- cle) to pick them up and missed them two times," Palmquist said. The inmates were identified as Victor Armijo of Pasco, Wash., serv- ing 63 months for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and Rodney Stein of Portland, serving 70 months for possession with intent to distribute Yamhill County sheriff's office.  , cocaine. Both v:e, uled to be "They were hiding out by the released in 1995. sewage lagoons," said Bob Palm- Bureau staff discovered the two quist, executive assistant to Warden inmates were missing at 7:20 p.m. Joe Crabtree. "It was tough looking for them," See I::SIPI=, Page Second grader Adam Brundy, a member of the Faulconer Grade School chess club, prepares to move his knight during game last week. Twelve club members meet to play Wednes- days after school. Club was organized by Pam Canaday. i , i" [ ii @ First Federal .":: Savmgs and Loan .... WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS: WEST VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ROONDTABLE: Thursday, March 14th at 12 noon at The Green Frog. Guest speakers will be the Polk & Yamhill County ommissionera. The public is welcome. Call 843-2992 for resenmlJons. BLOOD PRESSURE CUNIC: Wednesday, March 20.9".30 am- noon. American Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome. REBEKAH SPRING BAZAAR: March 22, 143 S.W. Monroe. To rent a craft table ($5) please roll 843-3315 or 843-3020. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS: Buy a box of cookies for $2.50, Call 843-4212 for information. Thank you for your supportl SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL GRAD. PARTY COMMITTEE will have a rummage sale soon. Contact Sharon Maha, 843-4810 to do, am any sollablo items. MARCH IS THE LUCKY MONTH TO SAVE SOME "GREEN" ON YOUR CAR LOAN! First l" Year on a $50,000 dominated audience discussion that sion to expand Chapman, saying an brochure distributed to district Federal Savings & Loan Assodalio announoes tow, tow interest ratas and no loan fee on ew trig to district figures, followed, architect had performed a cursory patrons. IansduringMarchlNewcarrates:36ms.O.75%;48ms'lO%;60rnos'1025%'Umdcar z.tl Superintendent Ian Citing reports that Chapman may inspection of the structure. "You guys just think its funny," rams: 36 rots. 10.75%; 48 rues, 11%. Save another lt2% with an autnattc from your First Federal checking account. Call us for detaiisl have spoken at clubs not he structurally sound, district "Yes, it needs work, paint espe- Eisele charged. "But l don't."  ,    ,  , ,