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Sandy Main Street help is on the way

The new coordinator position for Sandy Main Street is closer to being filled.

Recently, a four-member committee conducted interviews and evaluated the five candidates.

Those recommendations have been sent to AmeriCorps, which will make the selection and send the coordinator to begin 11 months of work in Sandy beginning Sept. 9.

The committee included Lois Coleman, Julie Snell, Tracy Brown and George Hoyt.

The position is being funded partially with an AmeriCorps grant, matched with $20,000 from the city of Sandy.

City needs help with land-use planning

The city of Sandy is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

The planning panel reviews land use applications and advises the Sandy City Council on legislative changes. The commission typically meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The person appointed to this position must live within the city limits. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter describing their interest in the position and any special qualifications they have.

Letters should be received in City Hall by Aug. 9, and addressed to Tracy Brown, planning and development director, city of Sandy, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy OR 97055, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information, call Brown at 503-668-4886.

County gets a new top administrator

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners recently selected Donald Krupp as the new county administrator.

Krupp has served as county manager and chief administrative officer for Thurston County, Wash., since May 2001.

The selection was made following a national search.

Krupp, who replaces Steve Wheeler, will begin his duties Sept. 16.

Election protocols revised as safeguard

The Clackamas County Elections office has released the findings and recommendations of an election committee formed after allegations of ballot tampering last fall were announced.

Among the findings of the committee was the fact that internal cameras would not have detected ballot tampering since there was no way for cameras to review all of the processing sites.

Among the recommendations for changes were the following: Realign processing tables where ballot envelopes are opened, giving observers a better view; enhance the oath that temporary workers take; allow only green and purple pens at ballot processing tables; increase the number of supervisors at processing tables; and allow only the processing team to be seated at processing tables — all others must stand.

Sandy Oktoberfest looking for vendors

The Sandy Oktoberfest is seeking food, craft and fine art vendors for the 14th annual festival scheduled for Sept. 6-8.

Craft and food vendors will be on pavement and will receive a 10-by-10-foot space per booth and one electrical outlet for lighting only.

Craft vendors will be charged $75 per booth for the three days, while food vendors will be charged $25 per booth plus 10 percent of the gross receipts.

The fine art show is held indoors in a secure, air-conditioned hall, with spaces from 8 by 8 feet to 10 by 10 feet for $25per booth.

To reserve space, call 971-998-2037 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For information, visit sandyoktoberfest.net.