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Community Update: Metzger Park
Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancy:
Metzger Park Advisory Board
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.
Eight-Month Closure of Oleson Road at Fanno Creek
Begins July 28th
The road will be closed to motorists while the bridge is replaced. A pedestrian and bicycle crossing will be maintained during the road closure.
OR 99W Safety Project
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.
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.
Following the public hearing on June 17th, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided to refer a proposed countywide vehicle registration fee to the voters in November.
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.
For more information visit the County's Transportation Funding page.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.
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