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PARTICIPATE!

Planning Committee Members Needed for CPO Event

Do you have an interest in disaster preparedness and resilience planning for your community? The CPO Program will be sponsoring a community event on this topic in April 2015, and it will be led by CPO volunteers. The committee is now forming and will meet in mid-January. To volunteer, please contact CPO Program Coordinator Beth St. Amand at beth.stamand@oregonstate.edu or 503-821-1114.  

Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan Available for Review and Comment 

Oregon’s first-ever “options” plan focuses on programs and strategies that facilitate travel choices in communities. It also recognizes the role of many different modes in meeting a broad range of transportation needs. The Plan provides policy guidance for state and local partners to enhance and expand transportation access while ensuring that transportation investments are efficient and support broader community goals such as growing the economy and improving personal and environmental health. 

Comments Period through January 30th
To provide written comments or ask questions, contact Michael Rock at Michael.D.Rock@odot.state.or.us or ODOT Planning Section, 555 13th St. NE, Ste. 2, Salem, OR 97301.
REVIEW THE PLAN

Vacancies to Fill on County Boards and Commissions

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 to participate in the decision making process and to learn more about how government works. 
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Volunteer positions now available:

Behavioral Health Council (11 vacancies)
Contact: Dawn Andresen, Health and Human Services / 503-846-4555

Developmental Disabilities Council (6 vacancies) 
Contact: Mary Lanxon, Developmental Disabilities Supervisor / 503-846-3128

Metzger Park Advisory Board (2 current vacancies)
Contact: Todd Winter, Parks Superintendent / 503-359-5732

Public Health Advisory Council (3 current vacancies)
Contact: Tricia Mortell, Public Health Division Manager / 503-846-4745


Help Make Oregon a Safer and Better Place to Bike

New Smartphone App

TTP Lab has developed a smartphone app to collect route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Data provided by the ORcycle app users will be utilized to produce maps displaying all reported locations with crashes, safety or infrastructure issues/problems. State, county, and city staff as well as app users will be able to access maps with crash and safety data gathered by ORcycle.
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LAND USE

Neighborhood Meetings

None at this time.

Public Hearings and Comment Periods

Comment Period - Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan
To provide written comments or ask questions, contact Michael Rock at Michael.D.Rock@odot.state.or.us or ODOT Planning Section, 555 13th St. NE, Ste. 2, Salem, OR 97301. 
THE PLAN


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.
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Tree for All Community Stream Plantings

Citizens from all over Washington County will join with local organizations to plan one million native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin River and its tributaries.

February 28
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood

March 7
Dairy Creek Tributary, NW Arborpark Loop and NW Elmhurst Ct., Banks

March 14
Forest Glen Park, 101 Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove
Atfalati Park, 6600 SW Sagert St., Tualatin

March 21
Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 SW Fern Hill Rd., Forest Grove

March 28
Durham City Park, 17085 SW Arkenstone Dr., Durham

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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.


Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.