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Generally meets the third Wednesday every other month at 7 pm at the Forest Hills Golf Course located at
36260 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius.

 



CPO 15 Meeting
Wednesday, November 19th, 7pm

Packed agenda: water quality, Fernhill Wetlands Project, Gardening with Bees Program.

AGENDA

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Water Quality in the Tualatin River Watershed

Presented by Jennifer Nelson
Program Manager, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Did you know our water quality is getting better all the time? Jennifer will help us understand how healthy streamside buffers help protect water quality downstream, provide wildlife habitat, and even support pollinators.  She will update us on what the district has accomplished for you through their restoration program and share some ways in which you can attract and help pollinators like bees at your property.

 

Update on the Fernhill Wetlands Project

Presented by Victoria Lowe
Member of Fernhill Wetlands Council and instigator of Forest Grove’s Sustainability Committee

If you have driven by the Fernhill Wetlands since May, you have seen excavators and earth movers at work, transforming 90 acres of former sewage lagoons into natural treatment wetlands. The area was hydro-seeded and 750,000 more native plants were installed. Clean Water Services has designed the project as a showcase for innovative water treatment that also will enhance habitat greatly. Victoria will talk about these changes and its anticipated impacts on the region.

 

Oregon State University Gardening with Bees Program

Presented by Robert Falconer
Master Gardener with OSU Extenstion Service Washington County

Robert will provide information about the Gardening with Bees program. We will also have information for you to take home from Metro on Natural Gardening as well as brochures from the Xerces Society on “Establishing Pollinator Meadows from Seed”. Q&A. We will all go home with more ideas of how we can protect honey bees.

 


Longtime resident Joy Patterson was nominated for Chair in February.
Joy brings previous experience in volunteering and facilitating
meetings, and she attended the 2014 CPO Program Leadership
Orientation. The experienced officers volunteered to serve another
term in their positions. Please join us to meet and welcome Joy,
vote on the nominees, and discuss what is important for you to see
addressed in the futu

 

Volunteer/Involvement Opportunities

Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies

 

Upcoming Events

Tree for All Community Stream Planting

 

More Information

Oregon Health Authority - Radon

Village Without Walls - Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Aloha-Reedville

Willamette Water Supply - Tualatin Valley Water District/City of Hillsboro

Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List

Oregon Election Results

 

Email Subscriptions

CPO 15 Newsletter

Washington County e-Subscriptions

Weekly Land Use & Transportation Email Update

Oregon State University Extension Service TreeTopics Blog

 

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CPO 15 Leadership

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Steering Committee

Chair
Peggy Harris

Co-Vice Chairs
Dan and Marilyn Eischen 

Secretary
Megan Stenburg

CCI Rep
Paul Johnson

Members at Large
Ellie Morrison, Kay Nakao, Kim Vencill


CPO 15 Contact

Peggy Harris, Chair
bloomingfarm@gmail.com

Dan and Marilyn Eischen, Vice-Chairs
eischen1@juno.com

Paul Johnson, CCI Rep
paulj97113@gmail.com

Ground mail for CPO 15:
155 N First Ave., Suite 200 MS48, Hillsboro, OR 97124


Washington County CPO Program

CPO Program Coordinator
Dan Schauer
503-821-1123
dan.schauer@oregonstate.edu
155 N First Ave., Suite 200 MS48, Hillsboro, OR 97124


Sheriff's Office Contact

Crime Prevention Specialist
Annabelle Carlos
annabelle_carlos@co.washington.or.us
503-846-2793


Your Commissioner

Bob Terry
District 4
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Andy Duyck
Chairman
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Citizen Participation Organization newsletters are developed by representatives of your local CPO and are provided to you as part of the OSU Extension Service’s Community Resource Development Program. Washington County Administration, Departments, and/or officials claim no responsibility, expressed or implied, for the content of the newsletter.

To subscribe to your local CPO newsletter please go to the Citizen Participation Organization (CPO) Program Newsletter Sign-up. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view CPO newsletters.

 

 


 

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Meetings 2014

Agenda 11-19-14

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PARTICIPATE!

Washington County Boards and Commissions

Application Deadline December 2nd
Apply to join a County advisory body and weigh in on a range of services or programs! Serving on a Washington County Board or Commission is a great way to participate in decisions that affect County residents and to learn more about how local government works. The County is now soliciting applications. The application deadline is December 2nd or open until filled.
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Focus Groups to Inform Strategic Plan for Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services

Seeking Public Input
The County is seeking public input as they begin to develop their strategic plan for 2015-2017. Shrinking resources coupled with increased demainds for services makes it crucial to engage the community in the process. The purpose of the focus groups is to determine which issues are most important to older adults, veterans and people with disabilities.

The focus groups are scheduled for:

November 25, 1:30-3 pm
Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th Street

December 1, 1:30-3 pm
Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street

December 2, 6-8 pm
Aloha American Legion Hall, Post 104, 20325 SW Alexander Street

For those who would like to provide input but are unable to attend a focus group, a survey will be available ONLINE.

 


 

Open Houses - Willamette Water Supply Program

The Willamette Water Supply Program is planning to develop an additional source of water from the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville. This project will expand the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant and add pipelines and storage to serve communities in Washington County. Several pipeline route alternatives are being considered. Construction in most areas will not begin for several years.

Upcoming Open House on Pipeline Route Alternatives
November 20, 6 pm, Hillsboro Mail Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy.

Online Open House
Available October 14th through November 28th

 


 

Tree for All Community Stream Plantings

Citizens from all over Washington County will join with local organizations to plan one million native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin River and its tributaries.
MORE EVENT INFO

 


 

Results

Countywide Proposed Vehicle Registration Fee
Voters rejected the vehicle registration fee. The fee would have provided dedicated funding for maintaining roads throughout the county.
MORE INFO

Washington County
34-224 Renewal of funding for teachers and programs in the Tigard-Tualatin School District - PASSED
34-225 Renews funding of King City Police services - PASSED
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Statewide Measures
Measure 34-221 Establishes countywide vehicle registration fee for road maintenance - DID NOT PASS
Measure 86 Creates fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education - DID NOT PASS
Measure 87 Permits employment of state judges by the National Guard and state public universities - PASSED
Measure 88 Provides Oregon resident driver card - DID NOT PASS
Measure 89 Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex - PASSED
Measure 90 Establishes an open, top-two primary election system - DID NOT PASS
Measure 91  Legalizes recreational marijuana - PASSED
Measure 92 Requires labels on genetically engineered foods - DID NOT PASS
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Good Information to Know

Washington County Severe Weather Shelter/Warming Centers
In times of freezing and inclement weather, severe weather shelters may activate in Washington County. For current Severe Winter Weather Shelter information, check the Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List or contact 211 Info by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline phone or (503) 222-5555 from a cell phone, or visit 211 Info online.


 

 

Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.

 


CPO Schedule At A Glance

Or go to the current month's calendar.

CCI and CPO Meetings at a Glance

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Week 1

CPO 1

CPO 7

 

CPO 6

 

Week 2

 

CPO 8

CPO 9 (Odd months)

 

 

 

 

CPO 4B (Quarterly)

 

Week 3

 

CPO 4K

CCI

CPO 15 (Odd months)

CPO 3

CPO 10

Week 4

 

 

 

 

 

CPO 4M

 

 

 

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CPO 1 - Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill

CPO 3 - West Slope, Raleigh Hills, Garden Home

CPO 4B - Bull Mountain, Tigard

CPO 4K - King City and Vicinity

CPO 4M - Metzger, East Tigard, Durham

CPO 6 - Reedville, Aloha, Cooper Mountain

CPO 7 - Sunset West, Rock Creek, Bethany

CPO 8 - North Plains, Helvetia, Mountaindale

CPO 9 - Hillsboro, Orenco

CPO 10 - Laurel, Farmington, Scholls, Chehalem Mtn, Groner

CPO 15 - Fern Hill

Hot Topics


ON THE BALLOT:
Proposed Countywide Vehicle Registration Fee

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

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

 


Tree for All Community Stream Planting

Community stream planting campaign is kicking off this fall. Citizens from all over Washinton County will join with local organizations to plan one million native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin River and its tributaries. 

November 8
Gales Creek, 1690 NW Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove

November 15
Woodhaven Park, 17547 SW Sunset Blvd, Sherwood
Council Creek, 34265 Tualatin Valley Hwy, Cornelius

November 22
Brown’s Ferry Park, 6159 SW Nyberg Ln., Tualatin

November 29
Forest Glen Park, 101 Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove

December 13
Fernhill Wetlands, 1365 SW Fern Hill Rd., Forest Grove
Council Creek, 34265 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Cornelius


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Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
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CPOTalk, an email and news discussion group, gives CPO members an opportunity to share information, seek advice on issues from members of other CPOs, hear about upcoming events and generally keep in touch with each other.

To sign up for the discussion group, please go to the following website to submit your request:

http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/cpotalk

To keep email messages to a minimum, you can elect to receive messages in digest form (one email a day with all messages received within a 24-hour period). 

CPOTalk is open to Washington County residents and persons owning businesses or properties within CPO boundaries and who also participate in their local CPO. The intent of the forum is to encourage and support citizen discussion of land-use issues relating to growth and development, transportation, affordable housing, natural resources, watersheds, and other matters that impact the livability of Washington County communities.

CPOTalk standards will mirror those for CPO meetings with an expectation of respectful dialogue, balancing the views presented on topics of interest, not promoting the aims/goals of other advocacy organizations, no campaigning for elective office and/or initiatives and no fundraising.

CPOTalk encourages postings that include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing information and ideas on involving/recruiting Washington County citizens in the public processes that affect their community’s livability
  • Informing members within CPOs of emerging concerns or time-sensitive issues
  • Requesting specific information on topics of interest
  • Announcing events (workshops, training sessions, meetings, fairs, etc)
  • Posting articles or notices of general interest on land-use issues, ordinances, legislation, etc.

CPO coordinators also use CPOTalk to distribute information that is of general interest or which may be time-sensitive.

CPOTalk is a restricted discussion list which means that membership requires approval by the list administrator, Margot Barnett, Oregon State University Extension Service CPO program coordinator. The approval process will protect persons from receiving unrelated and unwanted emails. Emails to the discussion group will not be moderated (that is, reviewed before being distributed to the members). Members can set email preferences to receive either individual messages or a digest of all emails received during a day; the latter helps to control the number of emails received. If warranted, topics will also be archived.

For other information about CPOTalk, contact Margot Barnett at 503-821-1114.

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Citizen Involvement Quarterly (CIQ) Newsletters

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The Citizen Involvement Quarterly (CIQ) newsletter fulfills a long-standing wish to reach out to county residents who have requested to become members of CPOs that are not currently active.

Washington County CPOs
Citizen Participation Organizations - are grassroots citizen involvement networks that are devoted to informing residents about opportunities to participate in local land-use and livability issues. This newsletter is provided to you as part of the OSU Extension Service’s Community Resource Development Program. Washington County Administration, Departments, and/or officials claim no responsibility, expressed or implied, for the content of the newsletter.

To view the PDF version of the CIQ Newsletters, please download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you would like to subscribe to your local CIQ newsletter please go to the Newsletter Request page.



 

2014 Newsletters:

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

2013 Newsletters:

Oct/Nov/Dec 2013

July/Aug/Sept 2013

Apr/May/June 2013

Jan/Feb/Mar 2013

 

 


 

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Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI)

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All meetings are open to the public. The County CCI's next meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, December 16, 2014, TVF&R Community Room, 20665 SW Blanton St, Aloha.

Each CPO is represented on Washington County's CCI, whose focus includes, but is not limited to, citizen involvement policy issues. The CCI general membership's regularly scheduled meetings are 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The regular location is the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Community Room at the fire district's North Operating Center on Blanton Street, in Aloha (see above). 

CCI Steering Committee

Members:

Henry Oberhelman (Point of Contact), Stan Houseman, Kathie Koellmann, Sebastian Lawler, Jim Long

Steering Committee Meetings:

This Steering Committee held its first meeting December 9, 2014 (the time and date was posted here). Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. When future meetings are scheduled, information will be posted here in advance and announced to the CCI membership and interested parties list.

If you have questions regarding how to engage with the CCI, or to be added to the CCI interested parties list (or change your preferences), contact OSU Extension Coordinator Dan Schauer, 503-821-1123.

(To view the PDF version of the CCI agendas, please download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)


CCI STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategic Plan 2014 (September 2014) download .pdf file  


2014 AGENDAS

December 16, 2014 CCI agenda

November 18, 2014 CCI agenda

October 21, 2014 CCI agenda

September 16, 2014 CCI agenda

August 19, 2014 CCI agenda

July 15, 2014 CCI agenda

June 17, 2014 CCI agenda

May 20, 2014 CCI agenda

April 15, 2014 CCI agenda

March 18, 2014 CCI agenda

February 18, 2014 CCI agenda

January 21, 2014 CCI agenda

 


 

2014 MINUTES

Audio: November meeting audio recording (links to a separate site)

November 18, 2014 minutes - DRAFT

October 21, 2014 minutes

September 16, 2014 minutes

August 19, 2014 minutes

July 15, 2014 minutes

June 17, 2014 minutes - appended

May 20, 2014 minutes

April 15, 2014 minutes

March 18, 2014 minutes 

February 18, 2014 minutes 

January 21, 2014 minutes 


2014 MEETING PACKETS & INFORMATION

December 2014 Meeting:

Draft proposal for CPO Program transition process-link to .pdf

October 2014 meeting:

Meeting packet memo

Land Use & Transportation Work Program issue identification form (Word .doc). For background, view the County's web page for the Annual Work Program.  

September 2014 meeting:

Meeting Packet Memo

Examples for Ground Rules for CCI Meetings

Intel Strategic Investment Program fact sheet (link to County's web page)

Land Use & Transportation Work Program issue identification form (Word .doc). For background, view the County's web page for the Annual Work Program.  

August 2014: Presentation (.pdf) on the County's proposed Vehicle Registration Fee.  

August 2014: Meeting packet .ZIP file. (Contains County CCI Bylaws Questions, re: City CCI representation; CPO Program 2014 2nd Quarter Report; Results of CCI Work Plan Prioritization; Medical Marijuana Ordinance July presentation.) 

July 2014: Information provided to the 7/15/14 CCI meeting by Washington County Dept. of Land Use and Transportation on the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ordinance proposal (Ordinance 792). Link to .ZIP file of the power point presentation and map.

July 2014: CCI Work Planning Part 2 - Verbatim list from June session, and worksheet for prioritization

June 2014: CCI Work Planning - Background Presentation 

April 2014: Revised Draft 2014-2015 Couny-OSU Intergovernmental Agreement for CPO Program (4-9-14): .pdf link

March 2014:

January 2014 packet (.ZIP 2 MB)


2013 DOCUMENTS

2013 AGENDAS

Jan 2013 Feb 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
  No July meeting  Aug 2013
Sept 2013
October 2013
 Nov 2013
 No Dec. meeting
             

2013 MINUTES

Jan 2013  Feb 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
  No July meeting  Aug 2013
Sept 2013 Oct 2013
Nov 2013  No Dec. meeting
             

2013 PACKETS

Nov 2012 Jan 2013 Feb 2013 March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013
  No July meeting  Aug 2013
Sept 2013
Oct 2013 Nov 2013  

 

Below is information regarding the Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award. The Nomination form is sent to all CPO leaders in April and May.

Honoring Citizen Involvement
Harold M. Haynes Nomination Form

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Community of Interest Groups

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CPO members may approach CPO coordinators to form a group to address an issue or concern that may span beyond a CPO's boundaries and in which other CPO's may have an interest. Examples of groups that have been formed include:

  • New Regulations for Cell Towers Group
  • Noise Control Group
  • Tree Code Group: for more information on this group please see www.washcotreegroup.org

None of these above groups are currently active. If you would like more information on starting a Community of Interest Group please contact:

Margot Barnett 503-821-1114

Dan Schauer 503-821-1123

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