Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills
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The goal remains adoption of the Community Plan in the fall of 2015.
Animal Services will hold a public meeting to answer questions and discuss the proposed code changes on January 10th, 12-2 pm, at the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter, 1901 SE 24th Ave., Hillsboro. The revisions to the ordinance include changes to dangerous dog provisions, expands the ordinance to cats, clarifies and updates nuisance violations, and proposes changes to administrative enforcement provisions. It also proposes a new fine schedule that allows for larger fines for serious violations and smaller fines for less serious offenses.
The public is invited to comment on the top Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvement candidates being considered for construction in 2015-2016. Comments submitted by February 13, 2015, will be reviewed by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee.
New Smartphone App
TTP Lab has developed a smartphone app to collect route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Data provided by the ORcycle app users will be utilized to produce maps displaying all reported locations with crashes, safety or infrastructure issues/problems. State, county, and city staff as well as app users will be able to access maps with crash and safety data gathered by ORcycle.
Application deadline is February 3rd or open until filled.
Boards, committees and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Serving on an appointed board or commission is a great way to participate in the decision making process and to learn more about how government works. MORE INFO
Volunteer positions now available:
Behavioral Health Council (11 vacancies)
Contact: Dawn Andresen, Health and Human Services / 503-846-4555
Developmental Disabilities Council (6 vacancies)
Contact: Mary Lanxon, Developmental Disabilities Supervisor / 503-846-3128
Housing Advisory Committee (3 vacancies)
Contact: Val Valfre, Director of Housing Services / 503-648-4755
Metzger Park Advisory Board (2 current vacancies)
Contact: Todd Winter, Parks Superintendent / 503-359-5732
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (1 vacancy)
Todd Winter, Parks Superintendent / 503-359-5732
Public Health Advisory Council (3 current vacancies)
Contact: Tricia Mortell, Public Health Division Manager / 503-846-4745
Solid Waste Advisory Committee (1 industry term expiring 03/31/15)
Contact: Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste Manager / 503-846-3663
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has purchased about 1.7 acres from the Beaverton School District. The property on the west side of William Walker Elementary School at 11940 SW Lynnfield Lane is adjacent to the park and will be used to expand and improve the park. THPRD and school district leaders signed an intergovernmental agreement last year that addresses shared access, shared parking and other issues besides the property sale. THPRD’s plan includes two full-size, multipurpose, synthetic turf sports fields with lights; a splash pad water play area; play equipment; permanent restrooms; a picnic area; walking path; and a community garden. Redevelopment will be funded by THPRD’s 2008 voter-approved bond measure. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2016 and finish by Spring 2017.
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.
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.
Durham City Park, 17085 SW Arkenstone Dr., Durham
Ibach Park, 10455 SW Ibach St., Tualatin
King City Park, 17470 SW Montague Way, King City
Barrows Meadow, 11150 SW Davies Rd., Beaverton
Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Ave., Tigard
Jack Park, 12420 SW 127th Ave., Tigard
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.