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Siuslaw Wharf Project Set to Begin

Work on replacing the wharf structure beneath two popular riverfront restaurants will begin November 1st.  Port of Siuslaw Manager Bob Forsythe says impacts on operations at Mo’s and ICM are expected to be minimal as Legacy Contracting drives new pilings on either side of the two buildings, then suspends new supports beneath them.

Many of the old pilings and support structure, some of it decades old, will eventually be removed.  Forsythe says Legacy will work primarily Monday through Friday during daylight hours, but some of the days and times will vary due to tides.  Much of the materiel for the $1.35-million project will be staged in the Mo’s parking lot, but contractors have told Forsythe much of the lot will be accessible on weekends.  Access to the public dock on the riverfront side of the wharf will be restricted during the project for safety reasons.

Recycle Election Signs

Sarah Grimm says she hopes that when the votes are all counted you’ll recycle or re-use your campaign signs.  Grimm is a waste reduction specialist with Lane County Public Works.  She says her agency will be collecting political campaign signs for recycling for the five weeks beginning November 1st.  There are a couple of conditions however.  The first is that the signs are only accepted at the Glenwood Central Receiving Station on Franklin Boulevard between Eugene and Springfield.  The other conditions are that the separate materials must be just that… separate.  Sign boards must be free of tape, staples and posts.  The upside, says Grimm, is that the plastic sleeve style signs that go over a wire rack are recyclable at the station… an option that’s not available with curbside collectors.

Vets Parade in Florence 

Veterans of all military action will be honored once again during Florence’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade next month.  Committee member Jenna Bartlett says the parade will be on Sunday, Veteran’s Days, November 11th at one pm.  Marching units and other groups are asked to register.  Forms are available at TR Hunter Real Estate, the Siuslaw News or the Chamber Visitor Center.  There’s no cost to register.