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Put your stamp on the sweeper

by: VERN UYETAKE - Colbi Klock, a second-grader at Oak Creek Elementary School, enjoys a driver's perspective of the new city street sweeper on Monday.It’s last call to submit possible names for the city’s newest street sweeper.

The naming competition and coloring contest will draw to a close this weekend. March 10 is the deadline to enter.

The heavy-duty equipment toured multiple elementary schools in recent weeks to promote its best assets and gain interest in the contest.

The city’s stormwater management permit requires public works crews to sweep most streets at least four times each year. That helps Lake Oswego meet government standards aiming to keep pollutants from being funneled into streams, rivers and lakes via rainwater that picks up debris as it runs over the streets.

Lake Oswego has three street sweepers in its fleet. The older ones are at least eight years old and reportedly average one hour undergoing repairs for every day spent on the road. Second- and third-place winners in the contest will have the honor of naming those older machines.

For details, visit >www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/name-sweeper.by: VERN UYETAKE - Oak Creek Elementary School students applaud as city employees demonstrate the newest street sweeper.




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