It wasn’t your typical Oregon City Council meeting held last Tuesday night. Only three Commissioners were present. Mayor Ken Williams was called away out of town and City Administrator Darin DaHaan and Commissioner Melanie Cozzi were in Springfield for a Community Development Institute. Both were able to join the meeting through Zoom technology.
Commissioner Terry Schuster who is Mayor Pro-Tem presided over the business at hand. A resolution was presented by Schuster in support for Rural Broadband. Ogle County has taken the lead in this initiative to try and provide Wi-Fi throughout the surrounding counties. Everyone involved realized the importance especially during the outbreak of covid. Many children weren’t able to communicate with their teachers and schools as a result, not to mention people who might need medical attention and were unable to contact medical personnel.