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of each month at 7 pm at:
Leedy Grange Hall Dining Hall Area
835 NW Saltzman Rd.ll
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Update
Our parks provider is in the process of updating the Natural Resources Functional Plan. Bruce Barbarasch, Superintendent of Natural Resources & Trails Management, will give us an update on it.
THPRD Natural Resources Survey: The THPRD Comprehensive Plan Update, completed July 2013, outlines the mission and vision to guide park district operations for the next decade. Part of that process is the development of the THPRD’s Natural Resources Functional Plan. The plan will provide broad guidance to manage THPRD’s natural resources and will include a habitat mapping tool, a land management prioritization matrix, guidelines for development in natural areas, and targets for habitat management. Provide your input now.
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Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Update
Jen Nelson, Outreach, Volunteer and Education Program Manager for the TSWCD, will update us on their work to improve soil and water health in our region.
US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Update
Dean Moberg, District Conservationist for the USDA NRCS, will give us an update on their work to improve soil and water health in our region.
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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.
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.
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.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.
Neighborhood Meeting - July 15, 6 pm
Split Lot on 153rd
The owner of the property located at 80 NW 153rd Ave., Beaverton, is considering a proposal to subdivide one lot into two single-family home lots. The meeting will be held on the site at the corner of NW 152nd Ave. and Todd St.
Neighborhood Meeting - July 16, 6:30 pm
Irving Road Drainage Hazard Area Alteration
The owner of the property located at 8808 NW Irving Rd., Portland, is considering a proposal to install a culvert to provide access between both sides of his property and restore the stream bed to reduce erosion impacts on downstream properties. The meeting will be held at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 60 Community Room, 8585 NW Johnson St., Portland.
Washington County Public Notice for Comments - Deadline July 23rd
112th Avenue Partition Casefile L1400158
The owner of the property located at 655 NW 112th Ave., is considering a proposal to partition the property into three parcels.
Neighborhood Meeting - July 23, 6:30 pm
Lee Street 2-Parcel Partition
The owner of the property located on Lee Street west of 101st Avenue, is considering a proposal to develop the property the property into two single-family residential lots. The meeting will be held at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 60 Community Room, 8585 NW Johnson St., Portland.