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Flyer for Oregon City's Name The Streetsweeper contest
Flyer for Oregon City's Name The Streetsweeper contest
Oregon City kicks off National Public Works Week with contest to name new streetsweeper. (Photo) - 05/22/23

Oregon City, ORE. - May 22-27 is National Public Works Week, and Oregon City is getting everyone involved in the celebration by giving kids the chance to name their newest piece of heavy equipment. 

Oregon City currently has a new sweeper on order, and delivery is expected early this fall. Public Works crews thought the naming contest was a fun way for the community to get involved with the new machinery, which they will soon see cleaning streets city-wide. National Public Works week seemed like the ideal time to kick off the contest.

" Public works is behind the infrastructure that each of us use every day. We often don't think about these things, but they're essential to how we live. National Public Works Day is a chance to remind the public about just how much this team touches their lives," said Assistant Public Works Director Vance Walker. 

Oregon City's Public Workers has their hands full with 144 miles of roads they must maintain, 175 miles of waterlines and 138 miles of sewer lines. Plus 19 pump stations and 4,535 drainage catch stations. 

The "Name The New Street Sweeper" contest is open to anyone under the age of 17. To enter, they must fill out a form located in the Oregon City Library by 5 pm on June 16. A committee will choose the top five answers, and then share those on the City's Facebook page on June 19, where people will have until June 30 to vote for their favorite. The winner will be unveiled at the Library's Touch A Truck event July 11.

The new street sweeper is replacing a much older vehicle that has been in the City's fleet far beyond it's expected life span. 

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