The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, September 01, 2005, Page Page 5, Image 5

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    The INDEPENDENT, September 1, 2005
Page 5
Business Notes
F ew re si de n ts sh ow i nt e r e st in E. B ri d g e St . p r oj ec t Small Business Fair provides a
lot of information without charge
The Oregon Small Business
Fair, for small-business owners
and those thinking about be-
coming small-business owners,
will be held Saturday, Septem-
ber 17, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at
Portland Community College,
S.E. Center, 2305 SE 82nd Av-
enue in Portland.
The free event, sponsored
by local, state, and federal
agencies and nonprofit organi-
zations, offers the following 45-
minute workshops and more,
taught by agency and business
experts, attorneys, and CPAs:
• Turning a dream into a re-
• Money…get it for your
• What business is best for
• The art of Selling
• The art of networking
• Record keeping
• Legal preventive medicine
• Obtaining and Protecting
Your Business Name
• Licenses, taxes & regula-
• E-Commerce
• Business Plans
• The future of business
• Marketing Your Business
• How to advertise
For more information about
the Oregon Small Business
Fair, call 503-329-4260 or visit
All of SBA’s programs and
services are provided to the
public on a nondiscriminatory
basis. For more information on
all of SBA’s programs and
services, visit our web site at
Interested homeowners looked closely at maps of planned
improvements along E. Bridge Street.
Only four homeowners at-
tended an Open House on OA
Hill Pedestrian/Bicycle improve-
ments was held at Vernonia City
Hall at 7:00 p.m. on August 29.
City Administrator Robyn Bas-
sett gave an overview explain-
ing that, in most cases, home-
owners would not be responsi-
ble for the cost of adding side-
walks and bike lanes on both
sides of East Bridge Street
from Texas to Riverside Dr. The
City obtained a grant that will
fund most, if not all, of the ap-
proximately 1/2 million dollars
worth of improvements. Home-
owners will be responsible for
upkeep on the sidewalks, such
as repairing cracks that may
occur in the future.
Two engineers from the firm
HLB & Associates were on
hand with drawings of the im-
provements to discuss any
concerns the public might bring
to the open house. The four
homeowners present asked
questions regarding whether
trees would be removed (de-
pends where that are), about
existing stairs (may need to be
changed), whether retaining
walls will be needed (small
ones in some spots) and if
there will still be utility poles
(some utilities may be moved
Bids will be requested next
spring and the Oregon Depart-
ment of Transportation must
approve the plans. The work is
scheduled for completion by
June 30, 2006.
There will be a Public Hear-
ing on the project, September 6
at 7:00 p.m., in the Council
Room at City Hall.
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