By NR Staff • 

County commissioners approve contracts

The commissioners also held an executive session on labor negotiations, but took no action on them upon returning to open session.

The county is planning to repave that section of Sixth, which is used almost exclusively by the county now it has been vacated, and it makes sense to do the sewer work at the same time, Deputy County Administrator Chuck Vesper told commissioners. They unanimously approved paying RSS Architecture $6,257 to do the design work.

In the next phase of a continuing asbestos abatement program at the courthouse, the county plans to remove old carpeting from a second courtroom. The commissioners unanimously approved paying Rose City Contracting $3,996 for the work.

They also approved paying Professional Minority Group $4,225 to remove additional remnants of asbestos from the old YCAP building discovered in followup testing.

The building is slated for demolition, but the county plans to let people inside first to examine and hopefully purchase fixtures and equipment. Besides, leaving asbestos would make demolition more complicated and costly.

The commissioners had been scheduled to continue a public hearing on the proposed Newberg urban growth boundary expansion. However, at the city’s request, they continued the hearing to March 7.

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