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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, some near your neighborhood. Construction in most areas will not begin for several years.
Upcoming Open Houses on Pipeline Route Alternatives:
October 28 - 6 pm, Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E
October 30 - 6 pm, Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St.
November 5 - 6 pm, Mountain View Middle School, 17500 SW Farmington
November 15 - 10 am, Al’s Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd.
Online Open House:
Available October 14th through November 28th at www.OurReliableWater.org.
Dates to Remember
October 14 - New voter registration deadline.
October 15 - Target mail date for ballots
November 4 - Election Day!
Measure 34-221: Proposed Countywide Vehicle Registration Fee for Road Maintenance
Measure 86 - Creates fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education.
Measure 87 - Permits employment of state judges by the National Guard and state public universities.
Measure 88 - Provides Oregon resident driver card.
Measure 89 - Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex.
Measure 90 - Establishes an open, top-two primary election system.
Measure 91 - Legalizes recreational marijuana.
Measure 92 - Requires labels on genetically engineered foods.
ON THE BALLOT
Proposed Vehicle Registration Fee
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.
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.
Comment Period through October 30th
Tigard Land Use Proposal - Ross and 81st 12-Lot Subdivision
Applicant is requesting subdivision approval for a 12-lot subdivision of a 1.8-acre 3-parcel site located on southwest corner of SW Ross Street and SW 81st Avenue. Mail or deliver comment to 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard. Include case number. Address comments to: Agnes Kowacz.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.
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