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6A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Pump station gets another $36k
Aprovecho seeks support
for commercial kitchen
school, Aprovecho is
asking the local com-
munity for help to
fund a commercial kitchen for the facility located in Cottage Grove.
Executive Director, Dr. Steven Braun, said of the ask,“We were
thrilled to see the passage of Ballot Measures 98 and 99, which ex-
pand Career Tech Ed and Outdoor School respectively. We’ve been
providing both Career Tech Ed and Outdoor Education for nearly
forty years, though mainly to adults. Now it’s time to provide this
critical education to younger audiences, to do so, we need to expand
our facilities. Due to our limited kitchen space we are at capacity
and can not host large groups of school children at this time.”
The kitchen would be community-based meaning that individuals
with a home cooking business or events could essentially rent out
the space as well.
" The kitchen will be a business ‘incubator,’ an increasingly
common idea (e.g, NEDCO in Springfi eld) where the kitchen is
rented to startup food-based businesses needing a licensed facility,
but unable to afford their own. Likewise, the kitchen will allow
Aprovecho to expand its educational programs, particularly young-
By Caitlyn May
By Caitlyn May
er K-12 audiences and offer more food-based classes to the commu-
nity on weekends," Braun said.
Currently, Aprovecho teaches several classes that focus on sus-
tainable business practices and work with individuals who have
graduated college and those who are looking to expand their
post-secondary education. Residents can take weekend or week-
long classes or opt to live on campus for other, longer programs.
It is a non-profi t based organization founded in 1981 and currently
houses itself on 40 acres just outside of Cottage Grove.
Aprovecho has decided to raise funds via an online crowd-sourc-
ing platform. A kickstarter campaign was started on February 1 and
is expected to run until mid-March.
"The online fundraising platform, is all or nothing, they must
raise at least $40,000 by Friday, March 17th or they do not receive
any money," a press release on the matter stated.
Braun said individuals who support the campaign online could
receieve rewards themselves with prizes including class vouchers,
personal aprons, a commemorative plaque on kitchen equipment
and a pizza party.
Aprovecho asks that interested parties search Kickstarter by en-
tering "Aprovecho community kitchen."
Tiny homes must clear city planning
Taylor Ave Pump Station submitted
another change order request totaling more than $36,000 or 3.5
percent above the original bid. Causes for the change include
additional rock to restore the the middle school track after the
power source cut through as well as changes to structural plans.
The request comes a month after the city council approved an-
other change order in the amount of $127,000.
City Engineer Ron Bradsby informed the council during
Monday's meeting that the changes were not foreseen and that
in the case of this change order, changes were being made to
upgrade the facilities for safety including changing out old wire.
The original change order approved earlier this year was due
to alterations and requests from Pacifi c Power which requested
the power source be routed in a different manner and run over-
head rather than under ground.
Monday's approval brings Taylor Pump Station's change or-
der amount to more than $160,000.
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Plans for a "tiny home vil-
lage" in Cottage Grove were an-
nounced early last month during
a neighborhood meeting with residents in the immediate area of
the proposed site. Cottage Village Coalition, a group of volunteers
for the non-profi t organization, partnered with Square One Villages
of Eugene to create a concept to deal with the lack of affordable
housing in the city.
While details concerning the exact number of residents, commu-
nity policing, rent, landscaping and other issues have yet to be so-
lidifi ed, the group expects to close on the property by month's end.
Due to the private nature of the property, no statute, legislation or
code requires the group to have neighborhood consent for the proj-
ect. However, during a homeowners meeting in January, organizers
said they would take residents' opposition into account and possibly
re-sell the property.
If the project moves forward as proposed, 13 tiny homes for indi-
viduals at risk of becoming homeless, it will have to go through the
same planning process any other development looking to build in
Cottage Grove goes through.
"We have to treat everyone the same," said city planner Amanda
Ferguson. The city has codes that must be met by any development
whether it be tiny houses, apartment complexes or residential hous-
Possible issues to contend with for the tiny house village include
sewer and draining with residents noting the property is susceptible
to fl ooding throughout the year.
"This development is going to have to address that whether it be
with pumps or something else and that's true for any development,"
Parking may also be a potential hang-up for the development
with Ferguson noting that the city would not agree with plans that
do not address parking for the development.
Nearby residents raised water drainage, plumbing and parking
as concerns during the neighborhood meeting but also focused on
the village's lack of a clear plan for governing the tiny home ten-
ants. Initial plans currently call for a form of self-governing but ac-
cording to Ferguson, the city can include conditions of approval in
any agreement that would go before the planning board to address
issues of trash accumulation, fencing and occupancy. By includ-
ing them in conditions of approval, the city is permitted to enforce
As for further complaints regarding the village, Ferguson said the
project would require public hearings, as all developments do and
if residents are concerned, they should attend.
"We can't tell you who you can rent to or how much to charge but
focus on what the city can do," she said.
The Cottage Village Coalition meets the fi rst Thursday of every
month at the Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove. The next meet-
ing will be held on March 2. Organizers have asked those interested
in the development or those who would like more information, to
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Fellowship & Song: 11:30am
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6th & Gibbs Church of Christ
195 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3822
Pastor: Aaron Earlywine
Youth & Families Pastor: Seth Bailey
Services: 9am and 10:30am
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Calvary Baptist Church
77873 S 6th St • 541-942-4290
Pastor: Riley Hendricks
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Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove
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Pastor: Jeff Smith
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Youth Group Bible Study
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Center for Spiritual Living
700 Gibbs Ave. (Community Center)
Rev. Bobby Lee
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First Presbyterian Church
3rd and Adams St • 541-942-4479
Pastor: Karen Hill
Sunday School: 10:00am
Church of Christ
420 Monroe St • 541-942-8565
Sunday Service: 10:30am
United Pentecostal Church
100 S. Gateway Blvd. • 541-942-2061
Pastor: Dave Bragg
Worship: 11:00am Sunday
Bible Study: 7:00pm Wednesday
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1200 East Quincy Avenue
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Cottage Grove Faith Center
33761 Row River Rd. • 541-942-4851
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Covered Bridge Nazarene Church
152 S. M St.
Pastor: Cindy Slaymaker
Sunday School: 9:30am
Church of Christ
33087 Saginaw Rd. East
Pastor: Bob Friend
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Living Faith Assembly
467 S. 10th St. • 541-942-2612
Pastor Rulon Combs
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Youth 180 Mondays 5:30-8pm
Church of Christ
1041 Pennoyer Ave * 541-942-8928
Preacher: Tony Martin
Sunday Bible Study:10:00am
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Old Time Gospel Fellowship
103 S. 5th St. • 541-942-4999
Pastor: Jim Edwards
Sunday Service: 10:00am
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1025 N. 19th St.
541-942-3420 / 541-942-4712
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Euch. Liturgies; Sat. 5:30pm
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552 Holbrock Lane • 541-895-8686
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
1301 W. Main • 541-767-9050
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Worship: Sunday 10:30am
Seventh-day Adventist Church
820 South 10th Street
Pastor: Kevin Miller
Bible Study: Saturday, 9:15 am
Worship Service: Saturday, 10:40 am
Mid-week Service: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
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Pastor: James L. Markus
Sunday School & Adult Education 9:15am
Sundway Worship 10:30 am
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United Methodist Church
334 Washington • 541-942-3033
Comm. Dinner (Adults $5, Kids Free)
2nd & 3rd Monday 5-6:00pm
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913 S. 6th Street • 541-942-5913
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Worship Service: 10:00am
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