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j e Wednesday, May 3, 1989, The Sun 11 Steel Bridge hearing May 25th The fate of the Steel Bridge in Wil- lamina remains to be decided, ac- cording to Francis Eddy, Willamina mayor. The bridge is the subject of a public hearing set for 8 p.m. May 25 in the city hall. lPstrovsky Sun County Commission | into what seems to be a no time limit profes- match. ,'s card at Room courthouse featured The bout was to de- the commissioners the new master plan fairgrounds prepared It was the county's fair approved the plan need the commission- to go ahead with it-- Would be nice. corner is Dave "Mr. He believes a mas- Yamhili County Fair Center would bring dollars and make the coun- Particularly the City of a more profitable place corner is Dennis "The Menace" Goecks. Go- before the county master plan it how much it's go- Some inaudible boos Culture? No one else hears the boos he believes | from the direction of the He thinks people here center will to expand the Rodeo grounds in responds to the peaRl- to the master plan be- even starts, saying rodeo grounds as a back-up facility events scheduled at fairgrounds. That the West Valley fans. basking in the glory r victory over Mr. Culture When the commissioners the county's land- in early April, The to swing the fans He then moved to ~fthe ring to make his ap- who haven't been fol- government (which wrestling doosn',t air time), Bishop and h in a ti- by The Menace. The then agreed to give the right to ulti- what buildings are was unanimous af- commission chairman referee Ted Lopus- Lg to coun- a compromise land- by Bishop. to change the ordinance match between the and the state Land and Development Mr. Culture's strategy the change was !the LCDC challenge. bout is scheduled be- Use Board of Appeals and time yet to be an- Promises to be as excit- Wrestlemania. Well, , hut there'll be no admis- to last Wednesday's !Menance (Goecks) point- master plan had for a new equestrian holding area, but failed for the rest in gin after this year's county fair and should be ready for a grand opening this November. The arena will be lo- cated behind the existing Delash- mutt Arena; a breezeway will even- tually be constructed to connect the two, Bishop said. The Menace got Mr. Culture (Bishop) into a headlock by suggest- ing the county not pay the architects until an overall cost estimate for the entire master plan can be deter- mined. Mr. Culture responded with a jab, arguing the fair board asked the ar- chitect only to give cost estimates for the arena and holding area. He ad- ded the master plan was made to in- sure the equestrian center would not interfere with any future develop- ment on the fairgrounds. Besides, the county has already paid Catkin for most of the design work, Bishop said. He estimated the county owes the Salem firm about 10 percent of the $3,500 design cost for the plan. But The Menace was relentless. "I believe the plan should be re- turned to get some kind of a financial impact statement so we can get an idea of the scope and size of this thing. Will it cost $5 million? $10 million? What's involved and how will it effect other (county) depart- ments?" Goecks asked. The plan does call for moving the county's dog pound because the dogs have been known to scare the horses and the new equestrian cen- ter offers an unobstructed view for the canines. Goecks continued his attack by stating the county has "a road sys- tem that's going to pot" and "needs to establish a tax base to do away with the law enforcement levy." "Looking at our other priorities the fair isn't high on the list," Go- ecks said. In response to Goeck's argument, Bishop gave The Menace what seems to be his all tOO familiar counter move. over" "We agree to disagree on that," Bishop said. It was then that referee Lopus- zynski stepped in and suggested that estimates for moving the pound be made by public works supervisor Bill Dave Bishop irgroun Dennis Goecks of items debated Unveiled at the county commis- Phases II and III will expand the size sioners meeting last Wednesday, the of the arena by another 1,000 sq. ft. ~hill C0tmty fa~grounds master and provide room for 60 or 70 more plan sparked debate between county portable horse stalls. The final two commissioners Dennis Goecks and phases won't be started until lottery Dave Bishop. funds requested by the county In addition to a new equestrian through the Oregon Tourism Alli- center and improvements to the De- ance are approved by the state Legi- lashmutt Arena which are being paid slature. The arrangement is similar by state lottery profits, the master plan proposes ambitious construe- to the one that is allowing for con- tion projects like an exhibit center struction of Phase 1 this year. and hall about the same size as De- In the works immediately at the lashmutt, an outdoor rodeo ground fairgounds are improvements to the larger than any other existing facility Delashmutt Arena kitchen which was on the fairgrounds and an outdoor destroyed by a fire last year. Lands- arena for showing livestock, caping and directional signs are also Also in the plans are proposals for scheduled for immediate considera- access roads to the livestock exhibi- tion. Bishop hopes those projects will tion areas, better parking facilities to be completed before this year's fair. accommodate more than 1,000 vehi- r,~-~ i f--. des, lighting and covered waikways, p l~l 1 Y Goecks called the master plan too 1 _.IL ambitious, but Dave Bishop and his 1 8 friends on the fair board argued they II can turn around the fair--the oldest m in the state--which has been declin- B ing rapidly in recent years. Bishop With Coupon hopes the fair, equestrian events and I Thru 5-3189. other events to be scheduled for the I grounds year round, could generate enough profit to justify the new facil- i ities listed on the master plan. The plan calls for some immediate changes. 1 The equestrian center when fin- estimates the cost of the ished will measure 100 feet by 250 arena and holding area feet. Construction On Phase I should 30 horse stalls is/ begin immediately after the fair this the project summer and end this November in state lottery profitstime for a horse show that will serve by the Oregon as a grand opening, Bishop said. It's a requirement Phase I includes a 1,000 sq. ft. funds be used specifi- horse arena and a 500 sq. ft. holding equestrian center, area with 30 portable horse stalls. has scheduled con- The stalls could be removed to covered arena to be- create a 1,500 sq.ft, indoor arena. LAFAYETTE AVENUE McMINNVILLE 434-6643 (located between Mac Rental & Oceanway Motors) Honda Car Service & Repair We are extending our |IbECIAL 10% LABOR DISCOUNT on all repairs thru 5/31/89 also offer 5% discount to seniors adjustment -- Free 9-pt. safety inspection Gille. Gille was to give those esti- mates to the commissioners on Tues- day, Bishop said. In an unprecidented move, Goecks suggested Bishop not be allowed to vote on the master plan because he believes there is a conflict of interest since Bishop is also a member of the fair board which had already ap- proved the plan. Lopuszynski then huddled with John Gray (the county's legal coun- sel). Gray ruled that there was no conflict of interest on Bishop's part because the commissioner did not stand to personally gain financially from the plan. On that low blow the matter was tabled. In a later interview, Bishop said that money to pay for the other pro- jects on the master plan could come from other sources beside the coun- ty's general funds. "Other sources that we (the fair board) know of include more lottery funds, county fair special event funds, community development block grants, grants from the state Department of Agriculture for agri- culture marketing projects. Other ways to raise money would be from the proceeds of successful events at the fairgrounds. Donations from businesses and user groups--the FFA and 4-H Club. There is a possibility that different buildings could be donated such as historic buildings that could be moved to the fairgrounds," Bishop said. On Thursday night Bishop said he presented the master plan to Yamhill County Livestock Association and he said it was well received by that or- ganization. Bishop said the new fair plans "would not be a drain on the coun- ty's general fund." He estimates on- ly $15,000 to $20,000 per year will be needed from the general fund to maintain the grounds and promote the fair. He said that's the same amount in the county's budget for the fair right now. Ambulance runs SHERIDAN April 24: General medical on Evans Street transported to McMinnville Community Hospital; cardiac on Center Street transported to MCH. April 27: General medical on Ma- dison Street transported to MCH; general medical on Ballston Road not transported. April 29: General medical on Lo- ganberry Lane transported to MCH; trauma on Harmony Road transport- ed to MCH. April 30: General metrical on Ri- verside Drive not transported. WILLAMINA April 24: Chest pains on Water Street transported to Valley Com- munity Hospital. April 27: Chest pains in Dr. Gert- son's office transported to Salem Memorial Hospital; patient transport from the Careousel Care Center to home in Willamina. ~x SAVINGS COUPON/ '" | I Warren 'Fini' Erickson & Russ Pursel 623-6155 .... -: Dallas, Oregon Illlllllllllllll I 1 1 Th Finest *Plants *Flowers *Vegetables *Trees *Hanging Baskets & More! 6 Pack Stock Plants ' uality Plants Economically Priced and Always Cheaper by the Dozen" x Clean Up Fast with Pro Scaper II ~Trimmer ~ALE ;229~ complete with choice of blades SHERIDAN ENGINE WORKS 132 E. Main, Sheridan 843-3893 Mobile or i InShop Service I eCars Trucks I & Vans I call Foreign & I .. 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All bests must not leave the water completely at any time. Each occupant in a boat must have a life vest in his beat. Participants under 18 years of age must have parents' or guardians' signature on entry form before the race. Use the registration blank below for those under 18 so the parent can sign it ahead of the registration time. '1 release the West Valley Chamber of Commerce from any responsibility or liability for harm, damages or Injuries to myself or my boat incurred due to my participation in the 21st Annual Yamhtll River Boat Race and I accept the judges decision as final." Life Preservers MUST be woml NOTE: All craft, including Innertubes and rubber rafts dol~rt from Wallace Bridge. For information call Gary Hampton, 843-2384, TIMING OF THE OFFICIALS WILL BE FINALI Entrant's Signature Address Parent's Signature [if under 18 years of age] Extra entry blanks available at registration area. Sponsored by the West Valley Chamber of Commerce and West Volley Jaycees. '