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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.
Application Deadline November 24th
Now accepting applications to fill two citizen positions on the THPRD Budget Committee. Deadline is November 24th.
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 17, 10 am – noon
King City Clubhouse, 15245 SW 116th Avenue
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.
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
CANCELLED, WILL RESCHEDULE:
Neighborhood Meeting - November 13
Owner of the property on the south side of SW Murdock Street between SW 100th and SW 98th is considering a proposal for a 3-lot partition. Meeting will be held at the Tigard High School Library, 9000 SW Durham Rd., Tigard.
Tigard Planning Commission Hearing - December 15, 7 pm
Comment Deadline November 20
(Written testimony submitted by November 20th will be addressed in the staff report.)
CPO 4M invited the developers to discuss this proposed development at its September meeting. The City of Tigard Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on December 15th, 7 pm, in the Town Hall of Tigard Civic Center at 13525 SW Hall Blvd. Written testimony may be submitted at the hearing. Written testimony may also be submitted up to 5 pm on the day of the hearing by mail or in person. Mail or deliver your comments to the attention of Gary Pagenstecher to the same address. Include the Case ID Numbers CPO2014-00002, PDR2014-00003, SDR2014-00004, SLR2014-00002. If you would like to review the application, documents and evidence in the public record, you may schedule an appointment with Lora Garland at 503-718-2483.
Neighborhood Meeting - November 24, 5 pm
The City Center Development Agency is considering a change in zoning for the Ash Avenue Dog Park located at the corner of Ash Avenue and Burnham Street. The proposal is to rezone the property from the PR (Parks and Recreation Zone) to the MU-CBD (Mixed Use-Central Business District Zone). This rezone is part of a redevelopment plan to construct new mixed use building on the site. The City will relocate the dog park to one of two comparable sites just across the street. The new park will have similar amenities. Meeting will be held at the Public Works Auditorium at 8777 SW Burnham St., Tigard.
Countywide Proposed Vehicle Registration Fee
Voters rejected the vehicle registration fee. The fee would have provided dedicated funding for maintaining roads throughout the 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
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
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.
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 for Washington County residents to participate in decisions that affect them and to learn more about how local government works. Positions are open until filled.
Metzger Park Advisory Board –1 Vacancy for an Alternate Position
Board oversees the only park in the County supported through a Local Improvement District. Board plans and helps with park maintenance needs, deals with the administrative issues involved in running an active urban park.
The road will be closed to motorists while the bridge is replaced. A pedestrian and bicycle crossing will be maintained during the road closure.
Construction will begin this month on OR 99W from Fischer to Durham Road. Once complete, traffic in the area should see a reduction in crashes and all road users will have a safer environment.
The Draft Staff Recommendation was recently published and open for review by the public. It contains information about the potential High Capacity Transit station areas and multimodal projects currently under consideration in the Refinement Phase. At a June 9th meeting, the recommendations and public feedback—provided in the Draft Public Involvement Report—were reviewed by the Steering Committee. The committee is considering the suggested changes to the draft recommendation based on public input, further technical analysis and partners’ discussions.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.
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