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8 The Sun, Wednesday, November 23, 1994 Council action I Democrat Elizabeth Furse sur- ,vived the Republican landslide to ! 'hold onty a close victory over Bill IWitt for Oregon's First Congres- Sional District. I , Furse, a first-term member of ) . ~Congress, won by just 321 votes out of more than 241,000 cast. Accord- iing to final but uncertified results, ,he collected 120,716 votes to ,120,395 for Witt. ) . . . , Wltt carried Yamh]ll County by , ,324 votes and also won in the ,%Ve st Valley. ', Furse said she wasn't surprised at the close race. ', "This district is pretty evenly plit in party registration and this margin reflects that," she said in a press release. Furse said she doesn't expect any 'problems working with Republicans :who take over control of both the House and Senate next year. "My ifocus has always been to place my i:onstituents' interest over politics and that won't change...I believe in lterm limits, reforming Congress as veil as streamlining the federal bureaucracy." She noted she has worked closely vith Oregon Sen. Mark Hatfield on a number of issues including domestic violence, light rail and natural resources. Because of the slim victory mar- gin, there will be an automatic recount after election results are :ertified Nov. 28. Furse said she didn't expect the results to change after the recount. "No major elec- tion in Oregon's recent history has been overturned by a recount," she noted. Rep. Elizabeth Fume Witt, a Portland businessman who picked up support from Willamina Lumber's John Hampton and other timber industry leaders, indicated he may run again in two years. "I'm going to look seriously at making the race in 1996," he said. The Furse-Witt race received some national media attention as an example of liberal vs. conservative candidates. Furse supports single- payer national health care and fed- eral funding for abortions while Witt opposes abortions and prefers reforming the health insurance industry rather than having govern- ment take over health care. Furse, a native of South Africa and a relative newcomer to politics, surprised most observers two years ago by beating Tony Meeker of Amity, a long-time Republican poli- tician and state treasurer. By George Robertson Editor, The Sun A half-dozen property owners asked the city council Monday night to be taken off Sheridan's proposed historical landmarks list, arguing that it would make it more difficult Mike Sauerwein, city manager, tried to relieve the anxiety of prop- erty owners by pointing out that the city has adopted an historic land- marks ordinance based on Yamhill County's law. "The ordinance is the most property owner friendly ordi- nance the state will allow us to corrections department to use the conference room in city hall twice a month to meet with area residents on probation. Downtown parking: Bob Jordan, mayor-elect, asked the council to again look into reducing no-parking zones on South Bridge Street and move the crosswalk in front of Coast to Coast to Sunshine Cafe. Watershed study: Sauerwein told the council the city may build an earthen dam on Stony Mountain to meet future water needs. The city will seek a $30,000 state grant to study the plan. to remodel their homes or sell their adopt," he noted. property. The state requires all cities to Good Shepherd Business Cards, Forms, I PeterwhoEdwards,drew up athePrivateproposedConsult-list adopt a list of historic landmarks as ,,- Stationery, Flyers, [ ant part of their comprehensive plan. plans holiday mass Wedding Invitations, I after reviewing all homes and busi- The city's proposed list include a Rubber Stamps ... morel I nesses in the city last year, Good Shepherd Catholic Church dozen homes, some churches and in Sheridan will hold mass at 9 a.m. W H g " [ explained that only exterior remod- commercial buildings. cling that requires a building permit Thanksgiving Day, according to Ft. Publishing & Printing | would be subject to the landmarks Linda Vollman argued the ordi- Jim Crunican. 136 17. Main St. - P.O. Box 68 ] Sheridan, OR 97378 / rules. Skip Wendowski, the city's nance should allow homeowners the Those attending are asked toPhone 843-2312 Fax 843-3830J planning consultant, said the city option of being taken off the list but bring canned food for the area's Walt Gowell, city attorney, said the needy. The donations will be turned SELL YOUR UNUSED ITEMS with would not get involved unless a building permit is required or the property faces demolition or remo- val. Their assurances didn't seem to appease property owners, however. Charlene Lewis, who owns the Heider Building on South Bridge Street, said having her property on the list would make it "almost impossible" to sell. The building and businesses, including a video store and florist, have been for sale for several years. "It's not fair to put this burden on me," Lewis argued. "I definitely don't want to be on it (the liB0." Larry Payne who owns the Black- well House on Sheridan Road and Robin Hennessey who owns an historic home on East Main Street also objected to being included on the list as did Linda and John Vollman who are purchasing the Sleppy House on SW Water Street. The city has also been asked to remove the United Methodist Church parsonage and the Menno- nite Church from the list. state courts have ruled against that idea. Some of the homes on the pro- posed list have already been exten- sively remodeled, Payne pointed out. His home, for example, has been covered with vinyl siding and a family room and garage added. Asked how they can be taken off the list, Gowell advised property owners to review the two-dozen criteria in the city's landmarks ordi- nance. Just asking to be taken off the list won't work, he said. The city council agreed to con- tinue the public hearing until 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Written comments will be accepted at city hall up to the hearing date. In other matters: Storm drain fee: The council approved a $3 per month storm drain fee. Funds will be used to repair and maintain the city's flood control ditches and finance a master plan. Corrections office: The council agreed to allow the Yamhill County over the West Valley Food Bank. a classified ad! Call us at 843-2312. 41' O in Come here what you've been missing. Gift Certificates available. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week Between First Federal S&L and U.S. Bank in Sheridan Gratia B. Robertson Certified Public Accountant Income Tax - Accounting Financial Statements Bookkeeping Pa~l Rept~i- PaymU Const~ & Management Advisory Services 104 W. Main St. Sheridan 843-2992 B & S Appliance & Repair 146 S. Bridge Sheridan Ken's Auto Repair & Smoke Shop 305 S. Bridge St. L Sheridan 843-3324 Assoc. of MtMInm'lBe CB Radios Sheddan Branch 246 S. Bridge Street Commercial Electronics 843-3611 SON RADIANCE STOVES Home [' Hardware 13b S. Brld I 843-3242= = 103 E. Main i,;.I Sherrd in .... 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