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Last November, they voted the request down by a couple hundred votes.

 

So they are asking again for voters to approve an additional 40 cents per one thousand dollars of assessed property value -- to fully fund the center.

 

It would cost about $40 dollars for a 100-thousand dollar home in Madras.

 

The Director of the MAC, Bobby DeRoest says this levy would help them meet expenses - which they current don't do.

 

"When they did build the center, there was anticipated a little boom here, but then there was a housing bust, they thought the prison was going to bring in a lot of people.  But like a lot of places, the recession kind of put everything on hold.  So the money anticipated was a lot less than what was brought in."

 

If approved, the levy would be in addition to the 25 center per one thousand dollars of assessed value.  Collectively, it would be around 65 dollars a year for an average home in Madras.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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