Author: Les Zaitz – Malheur Enterprise

Despite officials’ claims, lottery bonds aren’t sole money source for Nyssa reload project

NYSSA – Treasure Valley Reload Center officials over the past month have claimed – incorrectly – that no taxpayer money will be used to pay for the multimillion-dollar project. They have insisted the project will be funded solely through the state’s sale of Oregon Lottery bonds, which are repaid by[Read More…]

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Engineering firm on rail project exceeds contract by $500,000, hikes its fees twice

Brad Baird, president of Anderson Perry & Associates, said a change to his company’s contract for work on the Treasure Valley Reload Center is being drafted that he said should have been done earlier. (ANGIE SILLONIS/Special to the Enterprise) The engineering firm managing Treasure Valley Reload Center construction has charged[Read More…]

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Rail board zeroes in on project engineers with tough questions over costs, bidding process

Corey Maag, a director of Malheur County Development Corp., led a drive by the public board to question project engineers. Maag is owner of Jamieson Produce in Vale. (ANGIE SILLONIS/Special to the Enterprise) The directors of the development company building the Nyssa rail center are questioning project engineers about costs,[Read More…]

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