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Area 93 Community Planning Open House - October 21
Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation will host an Area 93 Community Planning public event on October 21st, in the Event Center (Building 9) at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland. A presentation at 5:30 pm will provide an overview of the Area 93 community planning efforts to date, including a new wetland and natural resource inventory, and draft Community Plan alternatives.
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.
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.
Panel Discussion on Measure 92 - October 24
Measure 92, requiring labeling on genetically-engineered foods, is on the November 4th ballot. Representatives from both sides of the issue will give brief presentations followed by a question and answer session. The event is on October 24th, 7 pm, at Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland. MORE INFO
Hillsboro Parks & Rec Trails Open House - November 12
Hillsboro Parks & Recreation is holding a series of open houses regarding trails needs and opportunities. The first open house is on November 12th, 6 pm, at the Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy. The focus of the first meeting is to provide an overview of the planning process and gather public input. Future events are set for February 25th and May 20th. MORE INFO
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.