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In other news, the Rotary Club of Wilsonville has extended its deadline for nominating exemplary volunteers for award

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality recently fined Sysco Portland Inc. — one of Wilsonville's top employers — $48,540 for stormwater violations.

The department stated on its website that Sysco did not conduct required inspections and did not meet other requirements for receiving a stormwater permit. Sysco stated earlier this year that it has faced labor shortages and had to delay or pause services in some cases.

In total, the department issued $2,571,444 worth of fines to companies for environmental violations in October and December.

"DEQ works with thousands of organizations and individuals to help them comply with laws that protect Oregon's air, land and water. DEQ uses education, technical assistance, warnings and penalties to change behavior and deter future violations," a DEQ press release stated.

Rotary extends deadline for First Citizen nominations

The Rotary Club of Wilsonville has extended its deadline for receiving nominations for the First Citizen award — given to a standout volunteer in the Wilsonville committee — until Jan. 31. Nominees must live, work or volunteer in Wilsonville. Past winners include Jr. Scoop founder Jordan Scoggins, veteran John Budiao and former mayors like Tim Knapp and Charlotte Lehan. After finalists are chosen, the winner is selected at a Heart of Golf Dinner and Auction to be held in the coming months.

Nominations can be submitted at www.wilsonvillerotary.com/nominate.


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