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Green light for M’burg truck stop

Written March 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s all set now: The Millersburg City Council has approved an agreement paving the way for Love’s to build its planned truck stop, and the Oregon Department of Transportation’s appeal blocking the project has been withdrawn.


Truck stop: Highway deal reached

Written February 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

As expected, Love’s has met the concerns of Oregon transportation officials and will get the green light to build its truck stop off I-5 when the Millersburg City Council approves a development agreement on Feb. 28.


Millersburg power: Voters seek role

Written July 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The Millersburg struggle about electric power is about to enter a new phase, one that seeks to get the voters involved. The struggle is between ATI Wah Chang, the town’s main industry and largest power consumer, which wants Millersburg to take over the electric system, and Pacific Power, which does not want to give it […]


Hush-hush in Millersburg

Written June 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Oregon law allows city councils to talk about some things behind closed doors in order to further the public interest. I think the proceedings in Millersburg’s proposed electric power grab go far beyond the intent of the law and disrespect rather than advance the interests of the town’s residents.


Millersburg power vote looks likely

Written June 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If public sentiment expressed at a hearing Thursday carries any weight, voters in Millersburg are likely to get an election on the question of whether the town should expel Pacific Power and take over the electric system within the city limits. Speakers demanding an election (I counted seven of them, including the lead spokesman for […]


Power grab: Crowd mostly skeptical

Written May 20th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If the Millersburg City Council goes ahead and expels Pacific Power in favor of its own municipal electric company, it will be over substantial opposition from the town’s residents. That was my impression after Tuesday night’s public hearing at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center.


Power: The battle of Millersburg

Written January 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

In Millersburg, the city council says it has not yet decided to go ahead and take over, by condemnation, the electric utility system within the town of about 1,300. But the signs are otherwise. On Wednesday the council met in executive session after receiving a feasibility study on the takeover. Why “executive,” meaning closed to […]


 
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