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Volume 6, Issue 10


October 2008

Community Announcements

Urbanization Forum continues October 9

The ongoing Urbanization Forum on how to handle projected growth and govern already-urbanized but unincorporated areas in Washington County will continue on October 9, when elected and appointed officials from our cities and service districts will consider a draft policy paper that proposes that, for areas outside the current Urban Growth Boundary, the nearest city to the urban reserve take the leadership in guiding development.

The October meeting will focus on reaching a consensus with the policy. At this meeting and another scheduled for November 13, Forum members also will address the policy questions around governance of existing urban unincorporated Washington County within the Urban Growth Boundary (including Cedar Mill) and whether changes to current practices and policies should be recommended.

The October meeting will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, October 9, Tuality Middle School Commons, 14650 SW 97th Avenue in Tigard.

Free plastic recycling

Another Master Recycler Program plastic roundup will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 9 am-2 pm at Intel’s Ronler Acres Campus. Find out more at masterrecycler.org

Slowing rainwater runoff from your property with a rain garden can be a beautiful way to keep our rivers clean and healthy

Rein in the rain

Want to go green but don't know how? Want to protect local streams and the Tualatin River? Want a free consultation from a stormwater design expert? If so, apply now for our Clean Water Hero Program. This program, designed for our service district residents, provides up to three hours of on-site technical assistance to help you create a sustainable stormwater landscape. Our expert will create a design that will increase your property value and enhance the livability of our Tualatin River Watershed.

Design ideas may include rain gardens. rain barrels, stormwater planters, porous pavers, native plants and more.

We'll help you become a Clean Water Hero and the talk of your neighborhood. Apply now at www.CleanWaterServices.org

Rave in the Nave

Christ United Methodist Church is sponsoring a performance series billed as “Ten evenings of magical performances that will fill your soul without emptying your wallet.” This month, Samba Soleil will feature CUMC’s own Jeff Kauffman and his popular bossa nova group on Saturday, October 11. Future programs include blues and gospel with Linda Hornbuckle and Janice Scroggins, comedy, dramatic performances and mime. The monthly series winds up in June ’09 with Michael Allen Harrison.

Individual performance tickets are $15 each, $130 for a Season Pass, or "You Pick 5" for $67.50. More information is available at cumcpdx.org or at 503-646-1598.




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