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CPO 10 generally meets the third Thursday
of each month at 7 pm at the Jackson Bottom
Wetland Education Center located at
2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro.

 


There is no CPO 10 meeting scheduled for July. 


The Washington County Board of Commissioners
is seeking your input on the proposed countywide
vehicle registration fee!

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will hold its final public hearing on whether to establish an annual vehicle registration fee to go toward road maintenance. The Board will hear public comments starting at 10 am on Tuesday, June 17th, at the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave., Hillsboro. CPO 10 Co-Chairs Lars Wahlstrom and Gary Virgin plan to attend the hearing. All CPO 10 members are encouraged to attend and provide their input.

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CPO 10 Steering Committee

Co-Chair
Gary Virgin
 

Co-Chair
Lars Wahlstrom 

CCI Rep
Richard Smith
 

Member at Large
Denny Hruby

 



 

 

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Laurel, Farmington, Scholls, Chehalem Mountain, Groner

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Meetings 2014

No July meeting. The next meeting is August 21st.

Agenda 5-12-14

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UPDATE:
Following the public hearing on June 17th, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided to refer a proposed countywide vehicle registration fee to the voters in November.

The County is considering a $30 per year fee on vehicles owned by residents and businesses. A $17 per year fee would apply to motorcycles/mopeds. Government, school, farm, antique, special interest and recreational vehicles, in addition to vehicles owned by disabled veterans would be exempt. If approved by the voters, 60 percent of the funds would be allocated to the county for roads it maintains and 40 percent to cities for use on roads they maintain. The ordinance will also be amended to provide greater clarity on how the funds will be used if the voters approve the fee.

SURVEY RESULTS

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How much would the fee cost, and what will it cover?

The fee, as discussed, would be $22, $30 or $43 per year. The proposed fee is meant to address a $10.5 million shortfall in road maintenance. Depending on the amount of the fee, it would fix most county roads, it may cover the shortfall in road maintenance and guard against budget gaps in the next 15 to 20 years. The revenues would be shared 60 percent to 40 percent by the county and the cities, based on their population.

How big is the shortfall?

This year, $33 million is needed for road maintenance, but the county only has $23 million. The gap in needed maintenance and available funds is projected to grow to $22 million by 2021. Last fiscal year, the road fund revenues were up 2 percent from the previous year, but expenses rose by more than 5 percent.

What happens if the fee does not get passed?

Much needed maintenance would not get done. Roads and bridges would fall into disrepair, requiring costly reconstruction in the future.

For more information visit the County's Transportation Funding page.

 


 

 

2035 Transportation System Plan Update
The Transportation System Plan identifies transportation systems and outlines policies and strategies necessary to meet existing and future travel needs. Land Use Ordinance No. 783 was filed on May 16th which updates the plan. Public testimony can be presented at the July 2nd Planning Commission Hearing and the Board of County Commissioners Hearing tentatively scheduled for August 5th.
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Time to Submit New Proposals for Minor Betterments
Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation invites the public to propose candidates for small-scale road improvements. To be eligible for Minor Betterment Program funding, the proposed improvement must address a safety or connectivity issue on a county road. This year's Minor Betterment Selection Committee will consider proposals received by July 15th.
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Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.