The Oregon Military Department’s Fort Dalles Readiness Center was just completed, with the final inspection done April 17. The initial permit was issued in June, 2012, so the project took nearly two years to complete. It encompasses a total 35,482 sq. ft., much of which will be accessible for public use. The Fort Dalles Readiness Center replaces the Webber Street armory.
Oregon joined the national Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) program on January 25, 2011. To date, thousands of Oregonians have earned a certificate and hundreds of businesses of all sizes, in a variety of industries, are supporting the certificate by preferring the NCRC in their hiring practices.
A Certified Work Ready Community is an ACT designation based on the number of NCRC’s and business letters of support in individual counties. Specific targets are set in the areas of current workers, emerging workers, and transitioning workers. The goal is to help counties attract new businesses by demonstrating they have a skilled workforce.
To learn more about Oregon’s Certified Work Ready Communities visit http://workreadycommunities.org/OR.
Or, contact Holli Francis from Mid-Columbia Council of Governments at 541-386-6300.
We often hear the phrase “they sure don’t build them like they used to!” Meaning the quality of construction isn’t nearly what it used to be. My response to that is “Yeah, and I’m sure glad they don’t!” Here’s why: Continue reading
Stephanie Ziegler (front)
Direct Services Manager
& Darris Welch – Gracia
Our office is working with the State Building Codes Division in developing and training for a new e-permitting processing system to take the place of our current system. One result of the change is that the public can track their permits, inspections online and contractors will be able to pay for some permits online, rather than through our office. We expect the new online e-permitting processing change to be made this spring or early summer.n response to changes in State rules, Building Codes is proposing some minor fee changes to the MCCOG Board for consideration in an effort to maintain compliance with the State. Continue reading