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Committee to meet to decide OC grants

The Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 29, to review and approve proposals for the 2013-14 grant cycle.

The review meeting will be held at City Hall, 625 Center St., starting at 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission chambers. The committee is comprised of nine members appointed by and including the mayor, city commissioners, three citizens and Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette.

The grant program was created in 1988 as part of an agreement between Oregon City and Metro. It funds projects that result in the rehabilitation, improvement and enhancement of areas within the city and/or provides opportunities that benefit residents of the city.

The program compensates the community affected by Metro South Station, the garbage transfer station at the corner of Highway 213 and Washington Street. The fund is generated by a 50 cents-per-ton surcharge collected on garbage disposed of at the station.

This year the OC-MEC received seven grant applications totaling requests of $66,580 and includes:

• $10,000, Clackamas County Historical Society — Museum of the Oregon Territory: Steel Roof Repair and Window Restoration

• $16,008, John McLoughlin Elementary School PTSO — Track Rehabilitation Project

• $15,000, Main Street Oregon City — Downtown Gateways: Determine Theme and Install Initial Structure

• $18,352, OCHS Construction Class — Clackamette Park Kiosk and Wesley Lynn Pergola and Covered Area

• $2,680, Oregon City – Tateshina Sister City Committee — Pioneer Community Center Water Feature

• $9,825, Park Place Neighborhood Association/Earth Crusaders — Pioneer Cemetery Enhancement

• $13,400, Social Services of Clackamas County — Oregon City Public Housing Recreation and Beautification Project

For more information, visit oregoncity.org, call Michele Beneville 503-493-1542 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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