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Planning Committee Members Needed for CPO Event

Do you have an interest in disaster preparedness and resilience planning for your community? The CPO Program will be sponsoring a community event on this topic in April 2015, and it will be led by CPO volunteers. The committee is now forming and will meet in mid-January. To volunteer, please contact CPO Program Coordinator Beth St. Amand at beth.stamand@oregonstate.edu or 503-821-1114.  

 

Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan Available for Review and Comment 

Oregon’s first-ever “options” plan focuses on programs and strategies that facilitate travel choices in communities. It also recognizes the role of many different modes in meeting a broad range of transportation needs. The Plan provides policy guidance for state and local partners to enhance and expand transportation access while ensuring that transportation investments are efficient and support broader community goals such as growing the economy and improving personal and environmental health. 

Public Hearing January 15th
The Oregon Transportation Commission will also hold a public hearing to gather input on the plan at its meeting on January 15th in Salem at the Red Lion Motel, Jefferson III Conference Room, 3301 Market Street NE.
MEETING AGENDA

Comment Period through January 30th
To provide written comments or ask questions, contact Michael Rock at Michael.D.Rock@odot.state.or.us or ODOT Planning Section, 555 13th St. NE, Ste. 2, Salem, OR 97301.
REVIEW THE PLAN

 

Positions Open on the County's Transportation Study Advisory Committee 

Apply by January 30th.

The Washington County Transportation Study will evaluate the long-term transportation strategies and investments needed to sustain the county's economic health and quality of life in the coming decades. The County is currently seeking nominations for up to 12 community members who live or work in Washington County and who will bring a diverse range of interests, knowledge and perspectives to participate in a Study Advisory Committee (SAC) that will will serve as a forum to explore how the study's approach, analysis and potential transportation investment packages meet the county's anticipated future transportation needs and reflect community values. If interested, fill out an application online or download a pdf to mail or email. Due by January 30, 2015.
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Vacancies to Fill on County Boards and Commissions

Apply by February 3rd.

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. 
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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

 

 


 

Help Make Oregon a Safer and Better Place to Bike

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.
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LAND USE

Neighborhood Meetings

January 8, 6:30 pm - Taylors Ferry Road Subdivision
Owner of the property at 7207 SW Taylors Ferry Road is considering a proposal for an 11-lot subdivision. The meeting is Thursday, January 8th, 6:30 pm, Garden Home Recreation Center Room 10, 7475 SW Oleson Road.
NOTICE

Public Hearings and Comment Periods

Public Hearing - Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan
The Oregon Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing to gather input on the plan at its meeting on January 15th in Salem. 
THE PLAN

Comment Period - Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan
To provide written comments or ask questions, contact Michael Rock at Michael.D.Rock@odot.state.or.us or ODOT Planning Section, 555 13th St. NE, Ste. 2, Salem, OR 97301. 
THE PLAN

 


 

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.
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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.

January 3
Durham City Park, 17085 SW Arkenstone Dr., Durham

January 19
Ibach Park, 10455 SW Ibach St., Tualatin
King City Park, 17470 SW Montague Way, King City

January 24
Barrows Meadow, 11150 SW Davies Rd., Beaverton

February 7
Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Ave., Tigard

February 14
Jack Park, 12420 SW 127th Ave., Tigard

MORE EVENT INFO

 



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.

 


 

Eight-Month Closure of Oleson Road at Fanno Creek

The road will be closed to motorists while the bridge is replaced. A pedestrian and bicycle crossing will be maintained during the road closure.
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Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.

 


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