Archive for Guest Editorials

Why Do Coos County Citizens Need and Deserve ‘This’ “Voice Of The Voters” Home Rule Charter?

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Jaye Bell Dear Editor, Why Do Coos County Citizens Need and Deserve ‘This’ “Voice Of The Voters” Home Rule Charter? This Great Nation was built on a Constitutional Republic form of government. This means we were given a government where we ELECT our REPRESENTATIVES and they have CHECKS and BALANCES. Our federal and […]

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Floats, do you know where they are?

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by James Edwards For over forty years, Don and Juanita Troxell lived on South Tenmile lake not far out of town. During all those years, they never had anything stolen by theives. Last year, they bought a home in Lakeside, and within just a few months, they were visited by theives who stole two […]

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Are you prepared for a impending catastrophic earthquake on the Oregon Coast?

Sep 10, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong News reports of impending catastrophic earthquake on the Oregon Coast are increasing. A full-page article in the September 7, 2014 Register Guard “Disaster Lurks Under The Pacific” delve into the preparedness of Japan as opposed to the Pacific Northwest. A full page of statistics and information, well worth the read. Professor […]

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“We the People”

Aug 26, 2014 1 Comment Print

Editorial by Merv Cloe “We the People” is the way the preamble to our Constitution starts. I always liked the sound of that, but where have “We the People” gone? Some no longer vote or consider the need to participate in any way. Only a Few will become candidates to serve in political positions. The […]

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Has the Lakeside City Council forgotten its responsibilities and relinquished its power?

Aug 18, 2014 3 Comments Print

Editorial by Elaine Armstrong Stament made to the city council: At a special council meeting on July 24, 2014 City Recorder/Manager Curtis Kelling made a recommendation to this council to approve an 11-page agreement for professional services with John Waddill to be our city engineer for services, not to exceed $100,000 unless directed in writing […]

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Wulfy Beach set back

Aug 05, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong In what had to be the quickest Lakeside special council meeting ever held, Mayor Warner asked in successive order, motions to reject all bids submitted for Wulfy Beach Electrical/Plumbing and Wulfy Beach Excavation. Both motions to reject passed unanimously, without discussion. Reason to reject stated by the mayor was that all […]

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What just happened with the budget?

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments Print

Guest Editorial by Elaine Armstrong If you were one of the few who attended the June 26 Budget/Council Meeting, you probably came away scratching your head wondering what just happened? City Recorder/Manager, Curtis Kelling, had the councilors shuffling papers and staring blankly at them. Councilors on the advice of Recorder/Manager Curtis Kelling, voted to approve […]

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Concern over use of restricted proprietary funds

Jun 23, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong I, Michael Armstrong, although not an attorney, respectfully disagree with Lakeside Attorney Milo Mecham’s opinion on Wastewater Treatment Plant Enterprise Fund 24, not being a restricted proprietary fund. Never once does he mention that Wastewater Treatment Plant Enterprise Fund is a Proprietary Fund. He states 131 did not create the enterprise […]

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I support the idea of a beach on Tenmile Lake, but not with City funds

Jun 02, 2014 No Comments

Editorial by Michael Armstrong At the last Lakeside budget committee meeting, (the third of three) held on May 27, 2014, there was discussion regarding the proposal to eliminate the Wastewater Treatment Plant Enterprise Fund 24 and transfer the $16,500 fund balance into Tenmile Lake Basin Partnerships Watershed Fund. A question was raised by City Councilor Shauleen […]

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Concerns over the rewritten Lakeside nuisance ordinance

Apr 13, 2014 1 Comment

Guest editorial by Gene Gannon As promised: This editorial contains the sections that I referred to in my public comment at the city council meeting. I am a long time resident of Lakeside. I wanted to share some concerns I, and others, have over the rewritten proposed nuisance ordinance 14-279. Specifically: 1. Section 2.2.050 Continuous […]

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