MILTON-FREEWATER - The city will receive close to $160,000 in federal funds from the Oregon Department of Energy to make energy saving improvements to windows, lights and heating systems.
City Hall, Saager Fire Station, South Fire Station and the City Shop buildings will get lighting upgrades worth $29,574.
City Hall will also get $90,000 for a new heating and cooling systems. And Saager Fire Station and City Hall will receive $39,326 for window replacements.
"For years our employees and customers have had to work in offices where the windows could actually double as mini-refrigerators in the winter, and the wind noises through the windows could have been used as a sound track for haunted house movies," City Manager Linda Hall said in a press release.
The three projects are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awarded though a state energy program.