Harley dealership gets financial boost

2012-01-21T07:00:00Z Harley dealership gets financial boostBy Alice Campbell Coos Bay World
January 21, 2012 7:00 am  • 

The World

COOS BAY -- Highway 101 Harley-Davidson will see a facelift with the Urban Renewal Agency's approval of a facade improvement grant for the Second Street business.

Based on a low bid and a 50-50 match requirement for the city grant, the business will receive $6,325 to help replace windows and doors on the north side of the building.

City councilors, acting in their dual capacity as agency members, also approved negotiating a contract not to exceed $98,181 with Cascadia Consulting. The contract would be for three years, with an extra year option, and the scope of work would be grant writing for the Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association, City Manager Rodger Craddock said.

Before the agency meeting, councilors also approved:

• An emergency operations plan that aligns with other agencies' and entities' plans.

• A revised Boat Building Center management agreement worth $24,000 that will be paid to the center over the next two years to defray operations costs while the center builds success.

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  1. Kay
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    Kay - January 27, 2012 10:50 am
    Evidently Al has a front page art. today in print version, preaching to us about how bad our government is, and how he has all the answers to fix/privatize it.

    If Al Pettit had all the answers would We The People be having to pay for his business expenses? If the man can't pay to upgrade HIS private business, why are we supposed to listen to him in running our counties' business?

  2. Kay
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    Kay - January 27, 2012 9:59 am
    fern, you know better than that.Perhaps YOU can tell us why the taxpayers are paying for a "PRIVATE" business's profit, at the same time, leading a group who is attempting to privatize this county government, under the guise of "we're going broke". But he gets his share of the mothers milk b/4 we are?

    Why are taxpayers paying for private business to increase their profits? PS. re: Wins' book You don't need to read the book, you sat and watched who stole this counties wealth,and you say nothing
  3. fernhobbs
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    fernhobbs - January 24, 2012 12:58 pm
    Kay, your new favorite author also got a grant from taxpayers to enhance his facade in 2007....you going to call him a welfare queen?

    "April 17, 2007 – Page 2
    Consideration of Approval for a Façade
    Grant – Applicant: Blue Heron Bistro
    Located at 100 Central Avenue
    Public Works and Development Director Jim Hossley reported a façade application was
    received on February 20, 2007 for the Blue Heron Bistro located at 100 Commercial Avenue."
  4. Kay
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    Kay - January 23, 2012 8:48 pm
    You didn't answer the question Al.

    Why would you ask the taxpayers to pay for improving YOUR private business?

    I think you're one of those "Free Market" guys aren't you Al? Then why do you think the taxpayers should pay for YOUR own investment?

    You just told us this county was in dire financial trouble, then you apply for and get taxpayer money for new windows?
    Perhaps you should have melted down those "coveted" awards instead of asking us to pay for it.
  5. Al
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    Al - January 23, 2012 11:38 am
    On behalf of our dedicated employees I'd like to note that Highway 101 H-D was one of two Oregon dealerships to win Harley's coveted Bar & Shield Award in 2009, one of three to win it in 2010, and we are in the hunt to win in 2011. As "Mr E" has noted, we're not perfect, but our customers rank us in the top 10% of all H-D dealerships, nationwide, in customer satisfaction. I applaud our employees for their commitment to excellence and apologize to "Mr E" for his poor experience. Al Pettit
  6. rjnoitall
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    rjnoitall - January 22, 2012 9:43 am
    why should taxpayers fix up the local harley store???? who the heck comes up with these stupid ideas??? soon, very soon you that like to flush tax dollars down the drain will find out how corrupt you are.
  7. Mr E
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    Mr E - January 21, 2012 3:42 pm
    The urban renewal agency is in the business of helping one of the businesses in the area that actually does well, even if they are one of the worst Harley dealerships west of the Rockies?

    You want a dealership that will bend over backwards for you, go to the Valley. They'll SEARCH for the ride you want, instead of giving you the run around.
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