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City council discusses door-to-door solicitors

Solicitors who are going door to door without getting the required permits were discussed by the Oregon City Council Jan. 22.

City clerk Charlene Ruthe said she has received several complaints from residents who have had visits from the solicitors in the evening and on weekends, when the city hall is closed.

The solicitors are trying to persuade the residents to change providers for electricity and, in some cases, natural gas.

Ruthe recommended that residents call the city hall to get more information before changing providers.

She also said residents can pick up signs that say “No Solicitors” at the city hall, print them from the city website, or make their own.

In other business, the council:
• approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation to grant Tim and Kim Krug a variance to allow parking with no time constraints in front of their business Main Street Machines,
• approved a 72-page employee handbook.