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CPO 8 Next Meeting - 7 pm May 23, 2016
Location: North Plains Fire Station, 31370 NW Commercial St.
Welcome and Introductions
Public Safety Reports
Sheriff’s Office and Fire District
Nominations for CPO 8 Officers
At this meeting, nominations will be taken for officers. In order for a CPO to be recognized as an active group, it is necessary to have a minimum of three elected officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary, or similar positions with defined leadership roles. At least one CPO representative, up to two, is sought for the Washington County CCI. All persons of voting age who reside, own a business or own property within the CPO boundaries are considered members and are eligible for nomination.
Program, Part I: Traveling in Time to 2040: Transportation Futures Study
Presented by Christina Deffebach with guests Melissa De Lyser and Mike Dahlstrom of the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (DLUT)
Begun in 2015, the Transportation Futures Study is in the fourth of five phases toward producing a set of alternative transportation investment packages that could address transportation needs in Washington County beyond 2040. Phase four will look at the tradeoffs of the various projects/packages. Panelists will summarize the Study’s findings to date, the work that remains, and coming opportunities for citizen feedback and involvement.
Break for Refreshments
Program, Part II: Panel for Questions and Answers
Christina Deffebach and Mike Dahlstrom of DLUT; Meeky Blizzard, member of the Transportation Futures Study Advisory Committee; Robert Bailey of Save Helvetia
- TBA: June CPO 8 meeting on the long-awaited Rural Tourism Study and potential implementation measures.
- CPO 8’s election of officers will be scheduled.
Public Hearings and Comment Periods
Comment Period through May 25
Ron Tonkin Field LED Fascia Board / Hillsboro Casefile #DR016-16
Install new board (8x10ft) in right field of the Hillsboro Baseball Stadium located at 4460 NW 229th Aveneue.
Comment Period through May 25
Dwelling at Kay and Collins Roads / Washington County Casefile #16-084-DEFC
Proposal for a dwelling in EFC District at intersection of NW Kay Road and NW Collins Road.
None at this time.
November 2015 meeting
CPO 8 volunteers compiled these background papers on the topics addressed at an Annual Meeting for 2015, held November 10, attended by more than 30 people. County Commissioners Bob Terry and Greg Malinowski participated (agenda here).
Links to topics:
- Rural and Agri-tourism
- Urban and Rural Reserves
- Civic Engagement
- Washington County Transportation Futures
CPO 8 also was given a slideshow presentation by Ginny Mapes on her recent book, The Tualatins, which was made possible by a 2015 grant to the Helvetia Community Association from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.
Your CPO needs you!
CPO 8 leadership is not currently formally elected, but interim volunteers are organizing the group. CPO 8 members need to take on official roles to run CPO 8 by the end of 2016 for the organization to remain inactive in 2017.
CPO leadership is a rewarding experience.
- Organize and hold CPO meetings which give people the opportunity to exhange information and concerns, and in some cases develop strategies to address those concerns about their community.
- Lead efforts to keep community members informed of upcoming land use, transportation, and environmental projects.
- Provide forums that present both sides of an issue.
- Build connections by engaging with community leaders, elected officials, and representatives from agency and district service providers.
- Are given the opportunity to build leadership skills through trainings and the experience of operating a citizen organization.
Find out more about the ways you can serve your CPO — including tools, resources, and leadership opportunities — as well as program basics. Interested? Contact Dan Schauer: 503-821-1123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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