Board approves last two ordinances of the 2015 season
The final ordinances of the land use ordinance season were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at its Oct. 27 meeting: Ordinance No. 802 (Bonny Slope West Community Plan) and Ordinance No. 804 (Recreational marijuana regulations).
The Board acted on 10 land use ordinances this year. In addition to those mentioned above, highlights include:
A land use ordinance may adopt, amend, or repeal provisions of the County's Comprehensive Plan, development or zoning code and related maps. The Washington County Charter establishes the annual land use "ordinance season" from March 1 to Oct. 31. Land use ordinances cannot be considered outside of this timeframe. Land Use Ordinance Webpage
Development Forum is Oct. 29
LUT's fall Development Forum
will be 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Public Services Building
Cafeteria. The forum provides development and building industry customers with the opportunity to network, provide valuable input, and learn more about PDS services, initiatives, and processing timelines.
- Obtaining Current Planning Final Approval & completing Public Improvements.
- Establishing a Service District for Lighting (SDL).
- Clean Water Services and DEQ 1200-C/CN Permit Updates
- Electronic Building Plan Submission and Review Initiative.
Keep leaves out of bike lanes and sidewalks
This time of year, bicyclists are often forced to veer into traffic lanes to avoid piles of slippery, wet leaves. Many people are unaware that leaf piles in bike lanes or on sidewalks can be hazardous to bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. Leaf piles can hide hazards like potholes and rocks or block drains, causing flooding. Please be considerate of all road users and place leaves in recycling bins or take them to a leaf disposal event
To request a road service, contact LUT's Operations and Mainntenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or firstname.lastname@example.org
, or submit an online road service request
. If the roadway is not maintained by the County, the request will be routed to the appropriate agency.
URMDAC recommends safety projects for Road Maintenance Program
Seven Safety Improvement Projects were recommended by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) on Oct. 21 for inclusion in the 2016-17 Road Maintenance Program. They are:
- 90th Avenue from Locust Street to Borders Street - paved pathway along the east side. CPO 4M; District 3
- Augusta Lane from Pheasant Lane to #17415 - sidewalk along the north side. CPO 6; District 1
- Beef Bend Road from Colyer Way to Peachtree Drive - paved pathway along north side. CPO 4B; District 3
- Butner Road adjacent to #585 SW 139th Avenue - sidewalk along north side. CPO 1; District 2
- Farmington Road from 173rd Avenue to #5215 SW 170th Avenue - paved pathway along north side. CPO 6; District 1
- Rigert Road from 175th Avenue- paved pathway on south side. CPO 6; District 1
- Saltzman Road from Hartford to #12962 NW Diamond Drive and from #3660 Saltzman to #12988 NW Creekview Drive - paved pathway on east side. CPO 1; District 2
URMDAC's recommendations included consideration of public comment submitted during a six-week public comment period. After review by County staff, the Road Maintenance Program will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval in June.
Open Houses - Week of Nov. 2
Nov. 3: Fischer Road project open house
CPO 8 and 9; District 4
Nov. 5: ODOT's Pacific Avenue (OR 8) at Quince Street (OR 47) project open house
The public is invited to stop by the Forest Grove Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project which includes construction of turn lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, and a raised median. No formal presentation is planned
. ODOT's Project Website
CPO 12F; District 4