Project managers have released new information that confirms the findings of the three-part investigative series by the Enterprise recently regarding the Treasure Valley Reload Center in Nyssa.
Recent developments that we report on this week:
•Malheur County Development Corp., the company set up by Malheur County county commissioners to oversee the project, is asking contractors to not bill all their work for now. There isn’t money to pay them.
•Project managers have cut more than $2 million in project features since October, but haven’t made the details public.
•Even with those cuts, the Nyssa project can’t be finished unless the team comes up with another $6.5 million. That would put the slimmed-down project at about $40 million in public funds.
•State Sen. Lynn Findley, who is from Vale, is using legislative immunity to keep the Enterprise from obtaining records on his latest effort to get more public money for the project.
On Friday, Feb. 10, Greg Smith, the project manager, sent a letter to the editor that described the project in glowing terms. He sent it to the Argus Observer in Ontario, the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce, the Capital Press, and Onion Business. He didn’t share it with the Enterprise, and we had to use a public records request to get it.
What do you think should happen? Send a comment to Editor Les Zaitz ([email protected]) and we’ll share them with the community. This project is using public money and we’re interested to hear what the public – taxpayers – have to say.
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Mouse is an incredible 9-year-old geriatric male.e loves bird watching from his cage and he gets the zoomies when he gets out of his cage.
He is a supersized boy, with SO much love to share. He’s over curtain climbing and would love a comfy lap to snuggle up on. He came to the Ontario shelter after his parents went into an assisted living and couldn’t take him with them.
He’s such a great kitty. Prepare to fall in love when you meet him.
Mouse is neutered, UTD on vaccinations and tested negative for FeLV & FIV.
He is indoor only for his safety. No declawing is allowed..
Come meet Mouse on Saturday to see if you have found your newest family member.
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