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South Cooper Mountain
The South Cooper Mountain Community Plan to Be Considered for Adoption
The proposed community plan adoption includes amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Map, and Development Code. The initial hearing was held on November 5th. A continuation of the hearing is scheduled for December 3rd. The City of Beaverton is proposing to implement zoning for the site acquired by Beaverton School District for a new high school within the area. The proposal is for adoption of the City’s R1 (Residential Urban High Density District - 1,000 sq.ft. per dwelling unit) Land Use (Zoning) District. The site is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW 175th Avenue. This will be a new agenda item for the Planning Commission on December 3rd.
The River Terrace Plan to Be Considered for Adoption
Tigard Planning Commission and City Council will be considering a comprehensive plan amendment to incorporate the River Terrace Plan. This includes a River Terrace Community Plan, Comprehensive Plan land use designations, natural resource map amendments, and an amendment to the City’s adopted Transportation System Plan. The River Terrace Community Plan will guide development and investment in River Terrace over the next several decades as it transitions from rural to urban land use to accommodate needed housing in the region.
Public oral or written testimony is invited. Written testimony may be done prior to or at the hearings.
Planning Commission Public Hearing - November 17, 7 pm
City Council Public Hearing - December 16, 6:30 pm
At Tigard Civic Center, Town
Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd.
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.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Budget Committee
Application Deadline November 24th
Now accepting applications to fill two citizen positions on the THPRD Budget Committee. Deadline is November 24th.
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 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.
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 Houses on Pipeline Route Alternatives
November 15, 10 am, Al’s Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood
November 18, 6 pm, TVWD Office, 1850 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton
November 20, 6 pm, Hillsboro Mail Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy.
Online Open House
Available October 14th through November 28th
Neiborhood Meeting - November 22, 1:30 pm
Bull Mountain Road 2-Parcel Minor Land Partition
Owner is considering a proposal for a 2-parcel partition along with an additional Tract for possible future redevelopment with the adjoining property to the east. The meeting will be held at the site (front yard).
Tigard Land Use Application - Ash and Frewing 12-Lot Subdivision
Request for approval for a 12-lot subdivision on an approximately 3-acre stie located at the corner of Ash Avenue and Frewing Street. Lots, ranging in size from 7,500 to 7,727 sq.ft., will be developed with detached single-family homes.
APPLICATION / SUB2014-0004
Tigard Land Use Application - English/Hayes 3-Parcel Partition
Request for approval of minor land partition of approximately 1.11 acres into three parcels. Resulting lots will be accessed from both SW 123rd and 124th Avenues. One parcel will retain an existing dwelling and be of a size that could be re-divided in the future and be accessed from SW 123rd Ave.
APPLICATION / MLP 2014-00004
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
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.
OR 99W Safety Project
Statistics show a high crash rate on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive. As a result, the center median closure is required to eliminate T-bone crashes and other related crashes in the area. As of August 22nd, left turns are not permitted into or out of Royal Villa Drive. This is a permanent change..
SW Corridor - Refinement Phase and Next Steps
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.