Loading...
January 2011 Hello LO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR Hello L .O . the official newsletter of the city of lake oswegoJanuary 2011In This Issue 1 Farmers’ Market Cookbook Luscher Area Design Charrette Preschool Forum Community Development Code Lake Oswego Reads Community Roundtable 2 Water Survey Trim Your Vegetation Water Supply Partnership Park Named Sundeleaf Plaza Sensitive Lands Update Transit Project Input Attention Model Train Fans! 3 Parks & Recreation City Library 4 2010 Unsung Heroes What to do With Your Tree Recycle Your Packing Foam Poster Contest Community Calendar For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. Lake OswegO COOking Farmers’ Market Cookbook now available! The much anticipated Farmers’ Market Cookbook is here! Featuring over 75 wonderful and unique recipes from Farmers’ Market vendors, community members and local restaurants, this cookbook guides you on how to utilize the bounty available at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market. A special book release celebration is planned at Gubanc’s Pub on January 13 at 5 p.m. and The Oilerie on January 20 at 5 p.m. Cookbooks are currently available for purchase for $20 at the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation office in the West End Building and the City Store located in City Hall. Please join the Lake Oswego City Council for a Community Roundtable on January 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall Council Chambers. The Council wants to hear from you about what it should work on over the next year. What efforts, projects or programs should be undertaken to continue to make Lake Oswego even better than it is today? Your input will help the Council prepare for goal setting in late January. COmmunity ROundtabLe LusCheR aRea design ChaRRette This is your opportunity to interact with local architects, designers and natural resource planners to develop thoughtful approaches to the future of the Luscher Area. Bring your ideas and creativity; we will provide you with the tools to express them. All ages welcome and encouraged! Join the design charrette on January 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lakeridge High School cafeteria. Registration is encouraged but not necessary. For more information or to register, contact Parks Project Manager Ryan Stee at rstee@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-675-2549. Do you have a little one approaching preschool? Need to figure out where to send them but are not sure which one is the right one? The preschool forum (January 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way) is the place to find out what teaching philosophy you lean toward and which school feels right for you and your child, all in one place. Representatives from over 35 area schools are on site to provide a brief overview of teaching philosophies, programs and to answer your questions. Limited childcare and light refreshments are available. This event is co- sponsored by the Lake Oswego Mother’s Club and the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation. Visit www.lomoms.com, for more information. Preschools interested in participating can contact Heather Green, preschoolforum@lomoms.com. 6th annuaL PResChOOL FORum The Lake Oswego Public Library invites the entire community to join in the 5th Annual Lake Oswego Reads program and read Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Cutting for Stone is an intelligent, sweeping novel that is as expansive in history and landscape (India, Ethiopia, New York City) as it is in pursuing themes of birth, love, death, war, loyalty, the human body and the human heart. Lake Oswego Reads kicks off by offering free copies of Cutting for Stone on Tuesday evening, January 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Just flash your Lake Oswego Library Card and receive your own copy of Cutting for Stone (limited number of books available). During the month of February, the Library, local schools, businesses and organizations will offer over 32 exceptional programs. Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone, will speak at the Lake Oswego High School Auditorium on February 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets will be available at the Lake Oswego Public Library starting at 11 a.m. on January 29. There is a two ticket per person limit and a Lake Oswego Library Card is required. For the latest event schedule, visit www.lakeoswegoreads.org. Lake Oswego Reads is sponsored by the West Coast Bank, Friends of the Lake Oswego Library and the Lake Oswego Rotary Club. For more information, please contact Cyndie Glazer at 503-675-2538 or cglazer@ci.oswego.or.us. 5th annuaL Lake OswegO Reads PROgRam CdC ReORganizatiOn PROjeCt Last summer, the City completed an audit of the Community Development Code (CDC) and related codes to identify problems with organization, readability and usability and to define an approach for creating a more user-friendly code. The final recommendation of the audit was endorsed by the City Council and involves a two-phase approach to overhaul the codes. Phase 1, which kicked off last month, consists of reorganizing the existing codes and integrating and adding graphics and tables to create a more user- friendly format. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by December 2011. Phase 2 will address substantive, policy-related issues. For more information, please visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/plan.Photo by Julia Smith, 2010 Photo Contest Participant. Hello L.O. 2 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. The City is seeking applicants for the following: • Development Review Commission (Civil Engineer) • Historic Resources Advisory Board • Library Advisory Board • Natural Resources Advisory Board • Transportation Advisory Board • For more details, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boards/ Vacancies/currentvacancies.htm or contact Jane McGarvin at 503-635-0236. bOaRd & COmmissiOn VaCanCies City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Alex D. McIntyre 503-635-0215 Mike Kehoe City Councilor 503-706-8365 (Cell) Jack Hoffman Mayor 503-635-0213 (City Hall) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Bill Tierney City Councilor 503-539-7144 (Cell) Mary Olson City Councilor 503-638-2042 (Home) Sally Moncrieff City Councilor 503-819-5553 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) wateR suPPLy PaRtneRshiP LO and Tigard City Councils Approve Water Partnership Capital Program Lake Oswego and Tigard have reached another milestone in their agreement to share drinking water supply facilities. Both Councils took action in December to approve the Supply Facilities Capital Improvement Program for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership. The two communities have been working on the Partnership since March 2006. In August 2008, Lake Oswego’s and Tigard’s Council’s approved an Intergovernmental Agreement formalizing the Partnership and kicking off pre-design. With the capital program approved, the Partnership enters a new phase: final facilities design to expand the water supply system from 16 mgd (million gallons per day) current capacity to at least 32 mgd. Key program elements to be constructed by July 2016 include: • Build a new 38 mgd water intake on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, with initial capacity of 32 mgd, expandable to 38 mgd. • Construct 14,000 feet of new piping to convey untreated water, sized for 38 mgd. • Expand the water treatment plant in West Linn to 32 mgd, with room to economically increase capacity to 38 mgd. The plant will be upgraded to add conventional filtration plus ozone treatment. • Install 35,000 feet of new treated water pipelines sized for 38 mgd. • Build a new 3.5 million gallon reservoir in Lake Oswego. • Replace Tigard’s Bonita pump station with a new, larger facility. Both cities are focused on a program that delivers the most value for the dollars spent. Design, permitting and construction will be driven by a shared goal of achieving a reliable, economical, long-term water supply while considering environmental needs. The Partnership has also begun working with potentially affected neighborhoods in all four communities to ensure their interests are reflected in design, construction and operations of new facilities. For more information on the Partnership and specific project information, go to www.lotigardwater.org. OnLine wateR suRVey How do you impact our waterways? Share your opinions about your community's water and help the City improve the quality of water in your local rivers and streams by participating in our online survey. By participating in the survey, you will automatically be entered into a raffle worth $500. To participate, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/engineer/environ/surface.htm. Water, whether from rain or hose, carries pollutants to our rivers and streams through storm drains, ditches and more direct means. The Regional Coalition for Clean Riv- ers and Streams, a partnership of eight public agencies in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, is dedicated to educating the public about the impact of stormwater runoff pollution on the health of our rivers and streams. To learn more about the Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams and how you can reduce your impact, visit www.cleanriversandstreams.org. be a gOOd neighbOR Is the vegetation next to the roadway along your property a hazard? It may be if it restricts visibility at an intersection, obstructs the view of a sign, blocks a street light, impedes traffic or pedestrians, or hinders maintenance work. Lake Oswego City Code requires property owners to keep sidewalks and streets adjoining their property free from rock, yard clippings and other debris and from projecting or overhanging bushes, brush and limbs that may make the passage of vehicles or pedestrians unsafe. Branches, leaves and other vegetative growth shall not be allowed to project an elevation of less than 9 feet above the level of the sidewalk and 13.5 feet over a street. If your property is at an intersection, the corner must be kept clear of vegetation over the height of 30 inches for the visibility of vehicles and pedestrians. For more information, call Engineering Technician Nancy Flye at 503-697-7419. Trim vegetation along your property. Trains in the Library? You bet! On January 22 and 23, members of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club will be providing two sets of model trains and tracks for public enjoyment. People of all ages are invited to view and “drive” the trains and ask questions. Kids can even bring their own trains to run on the tracks if they are of the HO type. Club members will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge of this fun hobby. In addition, there will be train books available for check out to extend the learning and fun. attentiOn mOdeL tRain Fans! City names newest PaRk - sundeLeaF PLaza The Lake Oswego City Council has named the new park at 120 State Street “Sundeleaf Plaza.” The name, recommended by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, recognizes Richard Sundeleaf for his contribution to the City’s architectural heritage. Richard Sundeleaf (1900-1987), a prominent, local architect, did more than any other architect to influence the “village” atmosphere in Lake Oswego. He designed many homes and commercial buildings in Lake Oswego, nine of which are listed on the City’s Landmark Designation List. He also designed some of the City’s oldest commercial buildings which line State Street. These buildings include the Lakewood Center, Oswego Lake House restaurant, Lake Theatre, Murphy Real Estate building currently leased to Starbucks, and the buildings housing Wan Fu and, previously, Hollywood Video. His design incorporated the Arts and Crafts and Tudor style that created the English Village atmosphere, which is today replicated in several designs in the community including Lakeview Village and Millennium Plaza Park. Sundeleaf Plaza will feature a lakeside promenade, lawns, public plaza, a bioswale for storm water management, and restroom facilities. The park is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2011. A park dedication ceremony will take place once the construction is complete. sensitiVe Lands uPdate In December, the City Council eliminated some regulations on property with Sensitive Lands. It created more flexibility to build fences, plant gardens, and create other accessory uses with minor impacts. In the coming year, improvements efforts will continue: a map appeal process for all property owners, restoration incentive programs, and improvement in managing public property. For more information on code changes, go to http://bit.ly/ehMGtz. tRansit PROjeCt - giVe yOuR inPut The comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project is open until January 31, 2011. Which of the alternatives, no-build, enhanced bus or streetcar offers the best mix of benefits and trade-offs that meet the transportation needs for the corridor? Your comments will help decision-makers select a Locally Preferred Alternative to advance for further study. The DEIS document is available online at http://bit.ly/i7bk7L. In addition, a hard copy is available at the Lake Oswego Public Library. A public hearing before the project Steering Committee is scheduled for January 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lakewood Center. Comments from this hearing will be included with other public comments on the DEIS document. Submit comments by e-mail to trans@oregonmetro.gov. For more information call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 or visit www.lakeoswegolibrary.org Hello L.O. 3 y o u r C o m m u n i t y r e s o u r C e F o r i n F o r m a t i o n a n d e n r i C h m e n tCity LibRaRy d i s C o v e r a C t i v e l i v i n gPaRks & ReCReatiOn For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way For more information call 503-675-2549 www.lakeoswegoparks.org hOme skiLLs CLasses at LusCheR FaRm 125 Rosemont Road Snow-Day Cook Out. Join the “Kids in the Kitchen” series of hands-on cooking classes that emphasize kitchen safety. Fix homemade cabin chili, cornbread, crudités with ranch dressing, and snowdrift cookies. Age 6 to 12, Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $19 includes everything. Warming Winter Soups. Make four homemade soups for soul and body: zesty ranchero beef stew, Dutch farmers cheese soup, Chinese egg drop soup, and green lentil soup. Saturday, January 22, 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 13+, $19. Cocina Mexicana, Part 1. Learn the sauces and moles used in everyday cooking, the basis of great Mexican meals from Chef Allen Doty. Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40. Luscher Farm Area History. Hear about pre- settlement days to the present – including early settlers and the Willamette Meteorite. Thursday, January 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. aRts & mOVement Afterschool Art. Let your imagination lead as you learn new drawing and painting skills, using a variety of mediums. Ages 7 to 12, Thursdays, January 20 to March 10, 4 to 5 p.m. at the WEB. $41 includes all materials. Kids’ Dance. Try all kinds of dance, the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and more. Combine them for even more moves. Ages 8 to 12, Thursdays, January 20 to March 10, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the WEB. $35. Mommy & Me Singing. Encourage confidence, self- expression, social skills and cooperation through songs, toys, and loving playtime between you and your child. Ages 1 to 4, Thursdays, January 20 to March 10, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the WEB. $33. Mommy & Me Yoga. Create solid, mindful family relationships through yoga and storytelling, using Yoga Calm® activities. Ages 3 to 6, Thursdays, Jan. 20 to March 10, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. $47. NEW! Nature’s Little Artist Club. Create nature- inspired artwork from the Great Outdoors, using drawing, painting, and printmaking. Ages 5 to 12, Saturdays, January 8 to February 5, 10 to 11 a.m. $50 includes all materials. Piano Explorers. A six-week piano lesson series with rhythm, improv, ear training and note reading in a positive group format. Thursdays, January 27 to March3, 6 to 6:30 p.m. $70. sPRing sPORts sign-uPs Girls Youth Lacrosse. Fundamentals for grades 1 to 4; registration opens January 27 at lakeoswegoparks.org. City League Adult Coed Soccer. Team registration opens January 27 at lakeoswegosports.com. $495 base team fee. For more information, call 503-675-2547. PROgRams FOR aduLts First Tuesday Music - Millennium Clarinets January 4, 7 p.m. The Millennium Clarinets - Dale Cleland, Kristin Cywinski, Dodie Harrison and Nancy McIntyre - are members of the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band, which is a 72-member concert band. The Millennium Clarinets, organized in 2002, have performed throughout the Portland metro area and have been enthusiastically received, largely due to the variety of music performed and the professional performance they deliver. The group’s director, Dale Cleland, was recently honored by the City of Lake Oswego, receiving an Unsung Hero Award. An Afternoon of Dance and Film with BodyVox-2 January 12, 2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of dance, film and moderated discussion with BodyVox-2. Hailed by The Oregonian as “light-hearted, entertaining and impressive,” BodyVox-2 will perform entertaining and dynamic selections of classic BodyVox dances and original works created especially for them. A number of BodyVox’s award- winning short film collaborations with Mitchell Rose will be shown as well. Third Tuesday Author Series - Brian Doyle January 18, 7 p.m. Local author Brian Doyle is a well-known author and essayist whose books include The Grail, Epiphanies and Elegies, and most recently, Mink River. He has received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is editor of the University of Portland’s Portland magazine. The William Stafford Birthday Celebration January 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Friends of William Stafford and the Lake Oswego Public Library invite you to the annual William Stafford Birthday celebration. William Stafford was born in Kansas in 1914. In 1948, he moved to Oregon to teach at Lewis and Clark College. His first major collection of poems, Traveling Through the Dark, was published when Stafford was 48, and winning the National Book Award in 1963. From 1970 to 1971, Stafford was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Stafford published numerous volumes of poetry and prose during his lifetime and won numerous additional awards. Model Train Display January 22 and 23, during Library open hours New Open Forum - Say What You Want to Say! January 27, 7 p.m. Join us the last Thursday of the month for an open exchange of ideas and information at our new Open Forum. To get things started, we’ve invited Jackie Hooper, creator of the website and future book wouldhavesaid.com, to talk about her project of collecting the words (in letters) that people wanted to share but never did. Feel free to bring your own letter to share! Free Computer Classes Beginning Library2Go will teach you how to use digital audiobooks, eBooks and videos available free. Only six students per class. The class will be held on January 8, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Keyboarding and Internet Searching teaches you the basics of computer and Internet use. Classes will be held on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays, from 9 to 10 a.m. Email Basics will build on the skills learned in the Keyboarding and Internet Searching class, and will show you how to set up and use a web email account. Classes will be held on Monday evenings, from 7 to 8 p.m. Be your Own Librarian will help you learn how to successfully navigate the ocean of information available online and through your library. Only six students per class. Classes will be held on some Wednesday evenings, at 7 p.m. Classes are free of charge, but you must sign up in advance. Call 503-675-2540 or stop by the Library Reference Desk. PROgRams FOR ChiLdRen Children’s Storytimes Begins on Tuesday, January 4 Storytimes are special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth through 18 months) is on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. Toddler Storytime (19 months to three years old) takes place on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. Preschool Storytime (three to five year olds) is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Anne Clark Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on January 6 Families with babies from birth through eighteen months are invited to a series of musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Anne Clark. Second Saturday Special - Tom Waldrop, Magician January 8, 11 a.m. Waldrop began performing at age 14 after joining the Portland Society of Magicians. By the time he was 17, he was winning magic contest prizes. Waldrop continued doing magic shows through college, his military career, and beyond. He’s also a teacher of magic and has won numerous prizes for his magic. PROgRams FOR teens Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament January 28, 2:30 p.m. Gamers in grades 7-12 are invited to the Sixth Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament. Return players and newcomers at all skill levels are welcome, and prizes will be awarded. Plenty of snacks on hand. aduLt COmmunity CenteR 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 Mental Illness Support Group Do you have a spouse, loved one, or care for someone with mental health problems? Adults can benefit through sharing in a supportive, confidential setting. Whether you are married to someone with lifelong depression, have a sister with bipolar disorder, or a friend with schizophrenia, it may be helpful to you to discuss your experiences with others who are living in similar circumstances. Led by Ann Adrian on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 2 to 3 p.m. Walk-in, no cost. Computer Learning Center Classes. MS Word. Tuesdays, January 4 to 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Beginning Windows. Tuesday/Thursday, January 4 to 20, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Operating your Digital Camera. Wednesday and Friday, January 5 to 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Beginning MS Excel. Fridays, January 21 to February 4, 12:30 to 2 p.m. PowerPoint. Mondays, January 24 to 31, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Printing Essentials with Windows 7. Tuesday, January 25, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Call 503-635-3758 or visit www.lo-clc.org, for more information or to register. bRing yOuR bReath tO LiFe Dissolve stress with energizing movement, guided meditation and breathing processes. Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $28. mCkenzie teen LOunge at the web 4101 Kruse Way XY Beauty Pageant. Watch the boys strut, answer questions, and compete for a trophy! Contestant entry is free and open to all high school students. Friday, January 14, time TBA. www.loteenscene.org. Hello L.O. 4 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. COmmunity CaLendaR This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. January 1 Saturday • HAPPY NEW YEAR! • Library Closed 2 Sunday 3 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 4 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 5 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighbors Coordinating Meeting, 7pm 6 Thursday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 6pm 7 Friday 8 Saturday • Styrofoam Recycling, WEB, 9-3pm • Community Roundtable, City Hall, 9-noon • LONAC Meeting, 9:30am 9 Sunday 10 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 11 Tuesday • Redevelopment Agency Mtg, 6:30pm 12 Wednesday • Boones Ferry Rd Advisory Committee, City Hall, 4:30pm • HRAB, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm • TAB Meeting, 7pm 13 Thursday • Preschool Forum, WEB, 6:30-8:30pm 14 Friday 15 Saturday 16 Sunday 17 Monday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 18 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 19 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, 6pm • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 20 Thursday • Public Art Committee Mtg, 9:30am • Foothills CAC Mtg, 5pm • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Birdshill NA/CPO Mtg, 7pm 21 Friday 22 Saturday • Luscher Area Design Charrette 23 Sunday 24 Monday • Arts Council Gallery Without Walls, 1pm • LOPT Steering Committee Public Hearing, Lakewood Center, 5pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 25 Tuesday • City Council Special Mtg, 6:30pm 26 Wednesday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 4pm • Joint NRAB/PRAB Mtg, WEB, 6:30pm 27 Thursday • 50+ Advisory Board, 8:30am 28 Friday 29 Saturday 30 Sunday 31 Monday February 1 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 2 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighbors Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • First Wednesday at Heritage House, 7pm 3 Thursday 4 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 10am-4pm 5 Saturday • LONAC Meeting, 9:30am ACC Adult Community Center DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LONAC Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition LOIS Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer MPP Millennium Plaza Park NA Neighborhood Association NRAB Natural Resources Advisory Board PRAB Parks and Recreation Advisory Board SAB Sustainability Advisory Board TAB Transportation Advisory Board WEB West End BuildingGlossary Citizen Information Specialist and HelloLO Editor Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@ci.oswego.or.us Event dates are subject to change. More details are available online at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/cal/calendar.htm. For more information, call 503-635-0236. CReatiVity wanted FOR POsteR COntest The 2011 Farmers’ Market poster contest is underway. Your creativity and artistic talent can help promote this popular community event! Take whatever you think represents the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market and express it on paper. Use crayons, pens, paint, collage… just choose your medium and create your masterpiece. Posters should be no larger than 8 ½ x 11 inches and must include, “2011 Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:30pm, May 14 – October 8.” The artist’s name, phone number and age category must be legible on the reverse side of the entry. All ages and abilities are encouraged to enter. Posters are due by February 4 and can be submitted at the West End Building. Entries will be displayed at the West End Building and voting is open from February 14 to March 4. For questions, contact Maddie Ovenell, Farmers’ Market Manager, at movenell@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-697-6590. wOndeRing what tO dO with yOuR tRee? Your garbage/recycling hauler, Allied Waste Services, can collect your Christmas tree in your yard debris cart on your regular service day. The trunk and branches must be cut into pieces less than 36 inches long and four inches in diameter. Bundles must be securely tied with string. The weight limit is 60 pounds. Flocked trees are OK, but, please, no tinsel, decorations or stands. Allied Waste also encourages you to support our local Boys and Girls Scout Troops who are collecting trees for a small donation (suggested $5) throughout the City. Trees can be dropped off at the following locations: Boy Scouts of America Troop 230 December 31 to January 2, 9 to 5 p.m. George Rogers Park, 611 S State Street Girl Scouts of America Troop 500 January 8 and 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. George Rogers Park, 611 S State Street 2010 unsung heROes Since 2001, the City has recognized people in Lake Oswego who help their neighbors and improve the community without seeking or receiving pay or recognition. Since the program’s inception, 34 awards have been presented and this year, we have added three more outstanding individuals. Dale Cleland - Dale has been the volunteer director of the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band since its inception in the fall of 1999. A long-time resident and former Lake Oswego Schools Director of Music, under Dale’s leadership, this small volunteer band has grown into a community favorite, drawing crowds of over 600 loyal fans when they perform! As if organizing the music program wasn’t enough, Dale also handles all the public relations, marketing, and fund raising: inspiring and promoting music in our community. Dale’s contribution, leadership and love of music have given life to an amazing band that performs for our residents and brings beautiful music to our city! Marylou Colver - Over the past year, citizens have enjoyed reading about the people, places and events that helped make Lake Oswego what it is today. Marylou volunteered for more than a year and researched and wrote the more than 100 delightful stories with catchy titles such as Stray Dogs and Straying Daughters, Getting Hitched to a Star, City Council Bans Bathing Suits, Illiterate Cows and Satan Was a Blonde, sent to every household and business as part of the City newsletter, Hello LO, quarterly and celebrating our centennial in 2010. She served to entertain with humor, inform with insight and help us discover our past. These wonderful stories will be shared in homes and classrooms, rediscovering our colorful history for years to come! Paul Sleeper - For the last eight years, Paul has been making MAC life easier, more enjoyable and less daunting by putting in as much as 20 hours a week in the Computer Learning Center at the Adult Community Center, keeping the MAC system upgraded by installing new operating systems, software and solving problems. When not working on the systems, he teaches classes twice a week, organizes the material, and answers individual questions to solve problems for our seniors. Paul is always willing and ready to lend a hand and inspires those around him by giving so freely to help and providing an opportunity for others to learn. On behalf of the Council and the community, we say “thank you” to all of our Unsung Heroes who make the Lake Oswego community a better place to live, work and play. gOt FOam? ReCyCLe it! Bring your clean, dry, bagged block foam to a one-day- only recycling event on January 8. At the West End Building parking lot, 4101 Kruse Way, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until trucks are full). Only expanded plastic packaging foam (Styrofoam), colored or white, will be accepted. Must be Expanded Polystyrene (number 6) which can be identified because it is composed of small, round pellets compressed tightly together. Foam peanuts/packing pellets and food containers, such as meat trays or egg cartons, will not be accepted. To cover the cost of transport and recycling, the cost is $5 per car load or $10 per pick-up truck/van/ SUV load. In the spirit of giving, your donation of canned food and dry goods for the Oregon Food Bank will gladly be accepted. For more information, please contact Alex Deley at 503- 635-0286 or adeley@ci.oswego.or.us. stay ConneCted The City has made it easy! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us and choose how you want to stay connected!