BRIEFLY: Extension office closed for 3 days

By Kelly Ducote, The Observer July 28, 2014 09:55 am

Oregon State University’s Union County Extension Office will be closed Wednesday through Friday so employees can work at the Union County Fair. Benny Beaver will be meeting and greeting people at the fair on Wednesday afternoon and riding the 4-H Ambassadors Float in the fair parade at 7 p.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions, and daily gift bags will be given away.


For more information, call 541-963-1010.

Methodist church to celebrate

The La Grande United Methodist Church, 1612 Fourth Street,  will celebrate 150 years of involvement in the community on Wednesday. 

The church will serve hot dogs and cake in its parking lot at 5 p.m. to celebrate. Everyone is welcome to come and help celebrate.

Following the celebration the congregation will go to the 1600 block of Adams Avenue to prepare the church’s float for the Union County Fair Parade which begins at 7 p.m. The La Grande United Methodist Church will have a float in the parade.

City council holds special meeting

ELGIN — The Elgin City Council is holding a special session meeting tonight at 7 p.m. and will discuss, among other issues, a proposal to start a study in preparation for updating the wastewater system.

According to Laird Allen, city administrator/recorder, the city council will be talking about an upcoming Department of Environmental Quality update that could require the city to update their wastewater system tonight at city hall. 

Elgin City Council will also discuss a small city grant they received from the Oregon Department of Transportation special city allocation.

The Elgin Opera House received an invoice for a bill and the council will decide whether to pay for the bill now, before an audit is done to square away the city’s financial records, or after when the city has more of a grasp on how much money they have remaining in their restoration fund, Allen said.

The audit for the city’s financial records for the years 2012 through 2014 will begin this week.

Additionally on the agenda is discussion on the chip seal assessment and past due accounts, Elgin TV association franchise agreement, and allocation of funds for council members to attend the League of Oregon Cities Conference.

On Aug. 11, a public hearing will take place to give the community an opportunity to discuss the sheriff’s contract, which is up for renegotiation in January.


Elgin City Hall is located at 180 N. Eighth St., Elgin.