Regional Roundup

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Byline: The Register-Guard

COOS COUNTY

WEDNESDAY

Board of Commissioners - 8 a.m., Chairman Pete DeMain's office, Courthouse, 250 N. Baxter St., Coquille. Administrative work session. 9 a.m., Commissioners' Courtroom, same location. Weekly gas pipeline update. 10:30 a.m., same location. Work session on solid waste matters. 7 p.m., Coquille Annex, 290 N. Central. Airport taxing district. 396-3121, Ext. 225.

THURSDAY

Board of Commissioners - 9 a.m., Commissioners' Courtroom, Courthouse, 250 N. Baxter St., Coquille. Work session on adopting ballot titles for South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team and airport taxing district. 10 a.m., same location. Work session on medical director for jail. 396-3121, Ext. 225.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

THURSDAY

Senior Services Advisory Council - 1 p.m., County Health Center, 621 W. Madrone St., Roseburg. 440-3508.

HARRISBURG

THURSDAY

Planning Commission - 7 p.m., City Hall, 354 Smith St. 995-6655.

LAKESIDE

THURSDAY

Planning Commission - 6 p.m., City Hall, 915 N. Lake Road. Setting hearing dates. 759-3011.

LANE COUNTY

Ballots in the mail: Ballots for the Sept. 17 special election have been put in the mail and most voters should receive them by today. Voters who don't receive a ballot by Thursday should phone the county elections office, 682-4234.

Those voting by mail should make sure the ballot is posted no later than Sept. 13. Drop sites are listed on the back of the balloting instructions mailed to voters.

Because the elections office was supplied with incorrect hours for the University of Oregon drop site, those hours are incorrect. The UO site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day.

For details, call the elections office, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 135 E. Sixth Ave. in Eugene.

Economic roundtable set: Technology transfer and its role in developing the local economy will be discussed at an Economic Development Standing Committee roundtable session at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Straub Conference Room of the Public Service Building at 125 E. Eighth Ave. in Eugene.

Lane County Commissioner Cindy Weeldreyer said the roundtable is designed to be a forum for integrating the work of business, universities and government.

Its purpose is to get people thinking about how technology "created" in regional universities and research institutions can be applied to regional efforts of economic development, officials said. Participants will discuss current collaborative efforts within the region and continue to work on strategic planning and developing methods by which technology transfer can occur.

Don Gerhart, director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Oregon, is the keynote speaker. The meeting is open to the public. …