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Volume III, Issue 12

December 2005

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History in the News
Cedar Mill Time Line

This time line was compiled for the John Quincy Adams Young House Ad Hoc Committee, to help the members understand the context of the house.

Before 1782 The A-tfa’-lati band of the Kalapuyan indians inhabit the area; the A-tfa’-lati population estimated at several thousand.

1790 Fur traders and explorers arrive by sea.


Featured Business
Sunset Athletic Club

Back in the mid-seventies, as Cedar Mill was just beginning to really grow, Chuck Richards recognized the need for an athletic club in the area. In 1977 he opened the Cornell Court Club across the street from Sunset High School, with a focus on racquetball, a sport that was just gaining popularity at that time.


Merritt Orchard Park

Tucked away behind some houses between Leahy and Barnes, Merritt Orchard Park has been easy to ignore. When developer Robert Randall Company finished the Merritt Orchard subdivision in 1990, the 1.9-acre site was donated to the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD).


Oregon Trail Fieldtrip

On December 3rd the 4th graders at Cedar Mill Elementary School hosted a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds that will enable all the 4th graders to attend the Oregon Trail Overnight Fieldtrip. Unfortunately, they only raised a little more than half of their $2500 goal. They’re looking for community members and businesses who might play “angel” to help them raise the remainder.


Next MeetingCedar Mill Business Association

Thursday, December 15, 4:30-6:30 pm

Place: Edward Jones Office, 13635 NW Cornell
Holiday Social • Refreshments provided

Please RSVP 503-644-1408

Bethany Coalition seeks a voice in planning

In December 2002, Metro, the tri-county agency responsible for planning regional growth, announced the addition of close to 800 acres north of Springville Road into the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). The decision was appealed to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals but was recently upheld.


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Emergency management for Cedar Mill

We asked Scott Porter, Director, Office of Consolidated Emergency Management for Washington County, what plans exist for evacuation and shelters for our area. Here’s his response:

There are no specific plans for evacuation of the Cedar Mill area or any other area in the county with the exception of the area immediately downstream of Scoggins Dam. The plan for the dam outlines the joint responsibilities of the dam owner and operator and county and local agencies for effecting an evacuation if/when failure of the dam is likely.


Put the brakes on hunger!

If you think your car might need a new set of brakes, you can help yourself and a hungry Oregon family at the same time, thanks to DuFresne’s second annual event.

“Last year we decided we needed to do something to give back to the community.