May 7, 2014- Business Briefs

Transit authority receives grant

OMAK – The Okanogan County Transit Authority has received a $390,402 grant from the state Department of Transportation to purchase its first three buses for the new voter-approved public transportation system.

Interim General Manager Michael Blake said the Transit Authority plans to purchase the buses this year.

The Transit Authority has hired a new full-time office assistant, Tammy Combs, and office hours at 307 S. Main St. No. 4 have also been set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oroville chamber barbecue slated

OROVILLE – The Chamber of Commerce will host its annual barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Oroville High School’s front lawn, 1008 Ironwood St.

In years past, the proceeds have helped pay for the chamber’s event insurance as well as vehicle insurance for the May Fest float, President Clyde Andrews said.

“This year, any net proceeds after these expenses will go toward increasing the amount of the annual Chamber Scholarship, which for the past couple of years has been $500,” he said. “This year we are hoping to at least double that amount.”

More charging stations coming

CHELAN — Four electric vehicle charging units have been ordered by Plug-In NCW, with two units slated for installation in town.

Two others are for Waterville and possibly the Mellisoni Estate Winery south of Chelan on U.S. Highway 97A.

Plug-In NCW is also developing plans for a charging station in Waterville.


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