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The water debate has been going since last summer in Sisters. The subject: Will the water rates be increased or not to pay for long term projects over the next five years. “If we do not increase rates in the next probably 12 to 18 months, we will be in danger of running a deficit or in the red in the water fund.” Sisters Mayor Lon Kellstrom says an initial rate increase request was made last summer and then pared down, but neither request was okayed by Council. Kellstrom considers these projects maintenance. Councilor Sharlene Weed disagrees: “The proposal that they gave to Council were not satisfactory, and we were not able to make a decision based on the data that they gave us.” Weed says she is submitting a revised capital improvements plan of projects the City really needs in the next five years. Council discussions continue.

 

 

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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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