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The Old Town Orcutt Revitalization Association, by working with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, Supervisor Joni Gray and county Public Works, was able to help acquire over $300,000 in federal stimulus funds to build our model intersection at Clark Avenue and Gray Street in Old Town Orcutt.

The project improves vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian circulation, ADA access and safety. OTORA lobbied for the project and was instrumental in getting project enhancements, including eight trees with grates, brickwork in the sidewalks, stamped concrete crosswalks and planters. We were concerned the planters would get filled with wood chips, but Danny George Landscaping and the Old Town Garden Center offered to adopt the planters. Memorial trees with plaques honoring a loved one, etc., for this intersection are available.

The money will be used for OTORA’s next beautification project, a veterans memorial flagpole located on Clark just west of Highway 135.

OTORA would like to thank everyone who helped make this project a reality. Please continue to help by supporting the businesses in Old Town Orcutt, especially at this intersection, which suffered during the construction process.

OTORA’s annual fundraiser barbecue will be held Oct. 2 at the Newlove Picnic Grounds on Orcutt Hill. To contribute to the flagpole project or get tickets to the fund-raiser, call 937-5849 or 714-1165.

Steve LeBard

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