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April 2013 Hello LOApril 2013the official newsletter of the city of lake oswegoHello *****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR 2 Stormwater Planters Update on Comp Plan Different Left Turn Signal Budget Process Begins Tryon Creek Wastewater Plant Vote for Your Favorite Sculpture Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Parks & Recreation City Library 4 Vote for Street Sweeper Name Trillium Festival Community Shred Day Earth Day Celebration Community Calendar Insert Living 50+ Urban Forestry For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257.Inside O . O L . One-Day-Only Drug Take Back evenT SaTurDay, april 27 frOm 10 a.m. TO 2 p.m. To help citizens properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medicines, the City is holding a one-day- only drug take-back event. This collection event will take place at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unwanted prescription medicines will be collected from individual households only. Medications cannot be accepted from businesses such as nursing homes, doctor’s offices or any other institution or business. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992 or bhirshberger@ ci.oswego.or.us. All drugs will be collected by the Lake Oswego Police Department and taken to the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility in Brooks for safe disposal. Acceptable items for collection are: • Expired or unwanted prescription medicine (pharmaceutical controlled substances) • Unknown tablets and capsules • Veterinary medications Items not accepted: • No thermometers, sharps or medical waste or equipment will be collected. For information on how you can safely dispose of these items, call Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000. • Ordinary hand lotions, deodorants, and products that can be safely disposed of in your regular garbage. • Over-the-counter medicines and first aid ointments • Supplements such as vitamins and protein powders Please put all pill/tablet medications into a zip-seal bag. We do not want the plastic prescription containers. Empty plastic prescription bottles can’t be recycled curbside, however, they can be recycled at the Lake Oswego Recycling Center, 341 Foothills Road. If you bring in a liquid medication, please put the bottle in a sealable plastic bag to prevent leaks. For more disposal options, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ police/drug-medicine-disposal. cerT Training BeginS april 17 The next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training hosted by Lake Oswego Fire Department is scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 17. CERT Training consists of seven evening sessions followed by a Saturday disaster simulation. Classes will be 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1, at the Westlake Fire Station, 4900 Melrose Street. In this free course, you will learn about Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism, and Team Organization. At the end of this training, you will go home and back into your neighborhood with a greater understanding of helping yourself and family be better prepared in the event of a disaster. For more information or to enroll, contact the LO Fire Department at 503-635-0275 or kcarnahan@ ci.ocwego.or.us. Class size is limited to 25. WaTer faciliTieS cOnSTrucTiOn mOveS fOrWarD The first of several drinking water facility upgrades was approved by the Lake Oswego City Council on March 5. Council approved the construction contract for the river intake pump station (RIPS) in Gladstone, hiring Slayden Construction Group for the work. The pump station pumps water from the Clackamas River, Lake Oswego’s water source for 45 years, to the water treatment plant in West Linn, where it is treated to drinking water standards. The RIPS construction will begin in June. The new facilities include expansion to deliver all of the water Lake Oswego will need into the foreseeable future. For Tigard, expansion means adequate water over at least the next 20 years with the opportunity to receive more if Lake Oswego determines it doesn’t need the water. Lake Oswego’s facilities are worn out, undersized and in need of reinvestment, whether or not it partners with Tigard. Partnering, however, offers significant cost savings - both one time and ongoing - for Lake Oswego water customers, compared to expanding and upgrading its facilities alone. urBan chickenS inTereSTing animalS ThaT cOme in a faScinaTing array Of BreeDS, ShapeS anD SizeS With the growing interest in self-sustainability, organic living, and doing “green” things for the earth, the interest in keeping chickens has become very popular in many municipalities. Lake Oswego is no exception. Chickens are easy pets, make less noise than many barking dogs, produce eggs for eating, and will eat your leftover food scraps! Be a responsible pet owner and neighbor by avoiding roosters, placing the coop in a suitable location, and keeping the number of chickens to a level that won’t lead to noise, odor or other nuisance complaints. Share your plans with your neighbors and do your research. And, when you have extra, share a few eggs. All animals, including chickens, need to be properly cared for to avoid becoming a nuisance in your neighborhood. To learn more about raising chickens responsibly, talk to a local expert or check out online resources at www.pistilsnursery.com or www. urbanfarmstore.com. For more information about keeping chickens in the city, call the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257. heriTage TreeS Bike riDe Join fellow cyclists on Sunday, April 7, for a 13-mile bicycle tour of Lake Oswego’s Heritage and Century Trees! Read more about this TREEmendous event in the Urban & Community Forestry insert. 2 Mike Kehoe City Councilor 503-706-8365 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) Jon Gustafson City Councilor 503-348-5191 (Cell) Karen Bowerman City Councilor 503-791-4516 (Cell) City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Tom Coffee 503-635-0215 STOrmWaTer planTerS On 2nD By now you’ve seen the construction on 2nd Street. As construction continues, you may notice the concrete forms on the edge of the street. These are the locations of the new stormwater planters (more specifically flow- through stormwater planters) that treat and detain stormwater runoff. These stormwater planters will help the City achieve mandated stormwater management goals by implementing vegetated stormwater facilities and providing water quality treatment. How they work: As rain falls, the subsequent runoff (the water that is not able to soak into the ground) is channeled to and captured by each of the eight stormwater planters. As the runoff enters the facility, it is spread throughout the planter and filtered by the plants. The plants will help trap the larger sediment and will use the runoff and nutrients for growth. After sediment is trapped by the plants, the runoff is further filtered through 18” of engineered soil. Additional filtering and detention of the runoff is provided by the gravel below the soil before it makes its way to the perforated pipe at the bottom of the facility. Finally, the filtered runoff flows into the City stormwater system, to Tryon Creek, eventually reaching the Willamette River. The stormwater planters will not only be visually appealing, but they are designed to be functional, and ultimately to help protect and improve the water resources in Lake Oswego and downstream. ciTy’S BuDgeT prOceSS BeginS The City’s Budget Committee, which is comprised of the seven City Council members and seven non-elected citizens, met for the first time on March 14. At this meeting, the Committee selected David Berg as its Chair and Ron Smith as the Vice Chair. In addition, the Committee set its ground rules for the process. The Budget Committee will begin its review of the City Manager’s 2013-14 Proposed Budget on April 25. The Committee will continue to deliberate and develop recommendations on May 2 and 9. All Budget Committee meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to provide input. The Committee will make recommendations to the City Council. In June, the City Council will approve a final budget for the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2013. The City Manager’s Proposed Budget is expected to be available for review in mid-April. Once released, a copy of the Proposed Budget can be found at www.ci.oswego. or.us/finance/city-budget. BOarD & cOmmiSSiOn vacancieS The City is seeking applicants for the following: • Historic Resources Advisory Board • Natural Resources Advisory Board • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board • Planning Commission For more details, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards- commissions-vacancies or contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-635-0215. Applications can be filled out online. We lOve lO: cOmprehenSive plan upDaTe april 22 puBlic hearing The process to revise the Comprehensive Plan is coming into the final stages. On April 22, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and start to make its final recommendations to the City Council on goals and policies for Community Culture, Complete Neighborhoods and Housing, Inspiring Spaces and Places, Economic Vitality, and Connected Community (transportation). The City Council, Planning Commission and Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee have used a three-year planning process called “We Love Lake Oswego” to craft revisions to goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan due to a mandated requirement to update the Comprehensive Plan. The goals and policies represent the basis for land use planning and growth management actions in Lake Oswego for the next 20 years. The plan was last given a full update in 1994. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.welovelakeoswego.com. To sign up to get notices of Planning Commission or City Council meetings, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/newsletter/subscriptions. If you have any questions, contact Laura Weigel at lweigel@ci.oswego.or.us. DifferenT Type Of lefT Turn Signal To optimize traffic flow and improve pedestrian safety, a newer style of traffic signal, one with a flashing yellow arrow, will be installed this spring at five intersections. These intersections, which already have signals, are: Kruse Way at Westlake Drive /Kruse Woods Drive, Kruse Way at Carman Drive, Kruse Way at Daniel Way/ Mercantile Drive, Bangy at Meadows Road and Boones Ferry at Pilkington Road. These signals will also have a newer pedestrian- friendly phase. When a pedestrian hits the cross button, it tells the system to have the left turn signal remain red until the pedestrian signal countdown has completed. This allows pedestrians to cross while cars continue to have a red light. Once installed, the City’s Public Works staff will monitor the signals and make adjustments as needed. In addition, the Oregon Department of Transportation will be adding three new flashing yellow arrow signals along State Street - at Foothills Road, North Shore Road and B Avenue. The City has requested that the pedestrian-friendly phase also be included at these intersections in the next month. More information, including a video, is available at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/flashing-yellow- arrows. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nancy Flye, Traffic Engineering Technician, at 503-697-7419 or traffic@ci.oswego.or.us. Here is what the new signals will display and what each arrow means: TryOn creek WaSTeWaTer TreaTmenT planT a WaTer fOcuSeD reSOurce The Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is a vital asset for Lake Oswego and the City of Portland. The plant treats our sewage and protects our river. Every 10 years, the Department of Environmental Quality requires the plant to develop an updated Facilities Plan that will guide improvements at the plant over the next 30 years. The Plan will develop and recommend solutions to water, environment and good neighbor challenges. The planning process has been guided by a citizens advisory committee (CAC) - representing the cities of Lake Oswego and Portland - and by an Oversight Committee representing political leaders from both jurisdictions. The goal of the effort is to prepare plant alternatives designed to address future regulatory requirements and management of critical assets, while minimizing impacts to ratepayers. The Facility Plan vision also endeavors to provide a roadmap for future improvement that contributes to community livability by safeguarding public health, producing clean water to promote healthy watersheds and providing critical infrastructure for economic development. The CAC has held eight meetings and wants to share its work with the community. The CAC invites you to an Open House where it will share its work and seek your feedback. The Open House will be on April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Riverside Room of the Oswego Pointe Condominiums, 5065 Foothills Drive, Lake Oswego. vOTe fOr yOur favOriTe SculpTure Cast your ballot for the 2013 People’s Choice Award and help choose the next piece of art to be added to the City’s Public Art Collection in our award-winning Gallery Without Walls. Ballots are available at City Hall, the Library, the Chamber of Commerce, at local shops and restaurants, and online at www.artscouncillo.org. For more information, call the Arts Council of Lake Oswego at 503-675-3738. The deadline to vote is April 8. Silent WatcherSiblingsCloud Totem Sunrise in the City The Road Through Texas Plantings Bioretention Soil Mix Runo STORMWATER PLANTER Gravel For more information call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/library 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 West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way For more information, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.lakeoswegoparks.org aDulT cOmmuniTy cenTer 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 Check out our new insert, Living 50+. This insert will highlight important issues, recreational and educational programs, Human Services programs, opportunities, and activities that benefit the 50+ community. Additional information can be found online at www. ci.oswego.or.us/acc. luScher farm cOmeS alive in april Tilth Garden Work Party April 20 Dig in and get your hands dirty at the Tilth Work Party. Glean tips for spring planting while meeting and working alongside other gardeners. Discover ways to improve your gardening success. Tools and snacks provided. This event is free. Please pre-register by calling 503-675-2546. Barnyard Tales at Luscher Farm Join Luscher Farm Staff for a weekly story time on the farm, followed by a short tour of the Children’s Garden. Parents must accompany children. Bring a picnic and enjoy some time with your children at the farm after story time. Ages 3 to 8, Wednesdays, April 10 to May 29, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Spring Flower Art Discovery Children observe flowers in different stages of development and use different art media to sketch, paint, dye, press, and explore art in a natural environment. Make a new gift to bring home for Mother's Day. Ages 9 to 12, Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $20. LO Hanging Baskets Treat your favorite Mom and yourself to a “do it yourself” class, making your own look-a-like Lake Oswego Hanging Basket. Plant materials for this class are identical to these popular baskets. Leave with your own beautiful creation that complements your home’s color theme. Plants, baskets, planting materials, and maintenance instructions are provided. Morning and afternoon sessions are Saturday, May 4, at Luscher Farm. Summer CSA Shares Do you want to enjoy the bounty of health, fresh vegetables straight from the farm? Consider becoming a shareholder in the Luscher Farm Community Supported Agriculture program. Members pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season. In return, they receive a portion of the farm’s produce. lO SpOrTS Team registration and payment deadline for the Summer Adult Coed and Men’s Softball leagues is Thursday, April 18. Please visit www.lakeoswegosports. com and click on the softball page for more information or to register. The Softball Managers Meeting will be Wednesday, May 15, at the West End Building. The Managers meeting for the Coed League will be held at 6 p.m. and the Men’s League will be at 7:30 p.m. The 10Th annual girl’S lacrOSSe feSTival On Thursday, April 11, there will be a lottery held for girls lacrosse teams grades 5th through 8th interested in participating in the Festival. The lottery form will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at www.lakeoswegosports. com. Click on the “LAX Festival” link and scroll down to the lottery form and enter team information for a chance to participate in this year’s Festival. The Festival will be held Saturday, June 8. For more information on classes and events, or to register, call 503-675-2549 or visit www. lakeoswegoparks.org lake OSWegO puBlic gOlf cOurSe 17525 Stafford Road 503-636-8228, www.lakeoswegogolf.org Range Balls for Charity Come hit a bucket of balls on the range Saturday, April 13, and help us raise funds for two great causes. MIGA (Mobility Impaired Golf Association) is providing rewarding opportunities to kids and adults with significant challenges to experience golf. Also, Oregon Special Olympics which allows mentally and physically challenged young people an avenue to enjoy and compete in Golf. For every dollar spent on range balls that day, there will be 50 cents donated to these worthy programs. Spring Merchandise Clearance Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, get the best sale prices of the season. All kinds of golf merchandise plus we’ll give away a FREE season golf pass to one lucky winner. Come enjoy the savings. For more information, please visit www.lakeoswegogolf.org. calling all vOlunTeerS! Volunteers play a critical role in many City events, including the Farmers’ Market, Summer Concerts, and the 4th of July parade. To learn more about these fun opportunities, please join the Parks & Recreation Special Events team at its annual volunteer sign-up meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, held at the West End Building. For more information, contact Mary Kelly, Volunteer Coordinator, at 503-697-6517 or visit parksevents@ci.oswego.or.us. prOgramS fOr aDulTS First Tuesday Music Series-Eric John Kaiser April 2, 7 p.m. Welcome back Eric John Kaiser who performs a wide range of music, including steel guitar and blues tunes. Second Wednesday Performing Arts Series – Laura Pelon April 10, 1 p.m. Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on lute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, and many other instruments from other cultures and different times. Pelon is a vocalist as well, and her original songs and ancient ballads have been especially appealing to audiences. Third Tuesday Author Series – Where Are You From?: An Anthology of Asian American Writing April 16, 7 p.m. Co-edited by Valerie Katagiri and Larry Yu, Where Are You From? is a collection of personal essays, fiction, poetry, and visual arts created by established artists and emerging voices in the Asian American community. Sign up for free computer classes held at the Library: Email Basics, Best of the Web, Search the Internet, Keyboard and Internet Searching, and 24/7 Library. Call 503-675-2540, for dates and times. Library2Go Appointments Learn how to get ebooks from your library and use them on your devices! Individual appointments are available throughout the month of April. Call the Reference Department to schedule an appointment. Preservation Week Program: Preserving Family Collections Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m. This two hour webinar will introduce you to the basics of caring for your genealogical and family collections. Presented by Northeast Document Conservation Center, discussion will focus on the practical steps for the preservation of papers, photos, books, textiles, and other objects for future generations. Space is limited, call the Reference Department to reserve your space. prOgramS fOr chilDren Children’s Storytimes: special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth - 18 months) Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. • Toddler Storytime (19 months - 3 years old) Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. • Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 year olds) Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Colette Fallon Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Families with babies from birth through eighteen months are invited to musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Colette Fallon. Second Saturday Special – Penny’s Puppet Productions April 13, 11 a.m. Celebrate Arbor Week: Three Cheers for Trees. Trees are everywhere, but how much do we know about them? This delightful sing-along show is entertaining as well as educational. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. Oregon Reader’s Choice Award (ORCA) Kids are encouraged to vote for their favorite 2013 ORCA book. There’s a display of this year’s ORCA books in the children’s room near the window. There are also ballots near the display for voting. Children’s Art Reception Thursday, May 2, 5 to 6 p.m. Each month during the school year, different local schools provide art displays for the Children’s Room bulletin boards. Families are invited to view the May art display, created by students from Studio 28 Fine Arts School. Refreshments will be served. prOgramS fOr TeenS Where to Apply: Making Your Perfect College List Friday, April 5, 3 p.m. This workshop, presented by college advisor, Tim Cantrick, helps students understand how to develop a list of colleges where they will be successful academically and happy socially. Self-assessment techniques and tips on how to match individual personality with institutional personality will be reviewed. The workshop provides insight into how colleges make decisions about applicants. Teen Music Night Thursday, April 11, 7 to 8 p.m. The goal of Teen Music Night is to provide an opportunity for high school musicians to perform for the public in an ongoing monthly event. High school teens interested in participating, should call 503-697- 6580 to register. Teen Writers Group Monday, April 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teens ages, 13-18, are invited to write, share, and learn in the Library's Teen Writers Group facilitated by Dave Jarecki, a professional writer who runs youth and adult writing workshops throughout the Portland area. Spanish Language Conversation Group for Teens Thursday, April 25, 6 to 7 p.m. High school students in second-year Spanish and above are invited to practice their Spanish language skills in a new interactive group featuring conversation, games, and other speaking activities. Facilitated by Juan Maria Iglesias, an adjunct Spanish language instructor at Portland State University, the goal of this new group is to bring students together who enjoy speaking Spanish and are looking for a casual practice setting outside of class. Call 503-697-6580, to sign up. 4 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257. 4 This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. 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/calendar. For more information, call 503-675-3992. stay ConneCted The City has made it easy! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us and choose how you want to stay connected! April 1 Monday • 100 Mile Challenge begins • DRC Meeting, 7pm 2 Tuesday • LORA Meeting, City Hall, 6pm • Library Music Series, 7pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 3 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • First Wednesday, Oswego Heritage House, 7- 8pm 4 Thursday 5 Friday • Springbrook Park Trail Work 6 Saturday • Trillium Festival, 10am-4pm 7 Sunday • Trillium Festival, 10am-4pm • Heritage Trees Bike Ride, 11:30am 8 Monday • People’s Choice voting deadline • LO Tigard Water Partnership Over- sight Committee Mtg, 5:30pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 9 Tuesday • Council Meeting - Special Joint Mtg with the School Board, 7-8:30pm 10 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 1pm • Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant CAC Mtg, 4-6pm • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm 11 Thursday 12 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9:30am-3pm 13 Saturday • Library “Three Cheers for Trees”, 11am 14 Sunday 15 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 16 Tuesday • Library Author Series, 7pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 17 Wednesday • Public Art Committee Mtg, 9:30am • CERT Class begins • PRAB Meeting, 6:30pm 18 Thursday 19 Friday 20 Saturday 21 Sunday • Iron Mountain Restoration, 1-3pm • Earth Day Event, 11:30am-3pm 22 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 4-6pm • Budget Committee Meeting, 6pm 26 Friday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Annual Meeting, 7-8:30pm 27 Saturday • Walk 4 Water, 9am • Drug Take Back Event, ACC, 10am-2pm • Community Shred Day, WEB, 10am 28 Sunday 29 Monday • Planning Commission, 6pm 30 Tuesday May 1 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • First Wednesday, Oswego Heritage House, 7- 8pm 2 Thursday • Budget Committee Meeting, 6pm 3 Friday 4 Saturday • Child Safety Seat Clinic, 10am-2pm Community Calendar ACC Adult Community Center DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LONAC Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition LORA Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency 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 TAC Transportation Advisory Council WEB West End BuildingGlossaryvOTe fOr Our STreeT SWeeper’S name vOTe BeTWeen april 1 anD april 15 Thank you Lake Oswego, for the over 320 names entered into the Name the Sweeper Contest. Now its time to vote for the best name. Over the last month, the new sweeper toured schools so children could learn about what street sweepers do and water quality efforts in Lake Oswego. They got to see it in action and get inside the really cool cab with two steering wheels. The students at Oak Creek Elementary gave Water Quality Specialist David Gilbey and Utility Worker Kevin Kious a huge applause for the work they do to keep streets and water clean. Please send the voting form above to Public Affairs, 380 A Avenue, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034 or complete the online voting form at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/webforms/vote- name-street-sweeper. As our new sweeper is joining a fleet of sweepers, the name with the most votes will go to the new sweeper and the names in second and third place will go to the older sweepers in the fleet. Look to the May HelloLO for the new name and winners of the Name the Sweeper Coloring contest. Thanks for voting! Trillium feSTival & naTive planT Sale SaTurDay anD SunDay, april 6 anD 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate spring at the 33rd Annual Trillium Festival. This year, the festival is doubling the size of the plant sale - which features a large range of native northwest plants - and expanding the spaces for all festival activities and programs. As always, the Festival will feature guided interpretive nature hikes by Friends of Tryon Creek volunteers, children’s nature activities, a marketplace for local craft and edibles vendors, an information area featuring local environmental groups, and food and coffee vendors. For details and a schedule of events, visit www.tryonfriends.org. Free shuttles are available from Riverdale High School and Lewis & Clark College (both located just north of the park on Terwilliger Blvd. and Palatine Hill Rd., respectively) during festival hours to make it easy to get to and from the event site. cOmmuniTy ShreD Day april 27, frOm 10 a.m. TO 1 p.m. (Or unTil The Truck iS full) On April 27, safely and securely dispose of sensitive documents such as bank and credit card statements, old tax forms, and pre-approved credit card offers, at the free Community Shred Event. Stop by the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, to dispose of up to three boxes (case of paper size) or bags of material per household. Participants are also encouraged to bring canned food for donation to the Oregon Food Bank. For more information, including identity theft prevention tips, waste reduction and recycling resources, and year-round shredding options, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/secure-document- shredding. For questions, contact Susan Millhauser at 503-635-0291 or smillhauser@ci.oswego.or.us. earTh Day celeBraTiOn, april 21 You are invited to join us on Sunday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the first annual Earth Day Event at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Boulevard. Learn about sustainability from local businesses and organizations, what you can easily do, and how you can save energy and money while protecting our fragile environment. Exhibits and presentations will feature: Tryon Creek Park, Backyard Bird Habitat, Wild Bird Store, Master Recyclers, NW Earth Institute, Natural Step, Northwest Nativescapes, Clackamas County Energy Stewards, Sunlight Solar, Accent Lighting, Bull Mountain Heating & Cooling, Home Energy Audits, City of Lake Oswego Sustainability and Natural Resources Advisory Boards, and many more! Admission is free. A wonderful nature hike finishes off the day at 3 p.m. Contact Diane Plesset at 503-632- 8801 or diane@dp-design.com, for more information. …Norton (After Sewer Worker Ed Norton in the Honeymooners) …OSCAR (Oswego Sweeper CAR) …ROOVIS (Rapid Oscillating Oswego Vehicle of Intense Sanitation) …Stella …Swifty the Super Sweeper name The SWeeper BallOT …BERT (Chimney Sweep from Mary Poppins) …gLOria …LOBOS (Lake Oswego Beautifies Our Streets) …LOUIS (Lake Oswego’s Uniquely Incredible Sweeper) …LOPEZ (Lake Oswego Pollution Elimination Zephyr) Check your favorite name (one vote per person): Entries into the Name the Street Sweeper Coloring Contest will be on display for the month of April at City facilities - Preschool at the West End Building, K-2 at the Lake Oswego Library, grades 3-5 at City Hall and 6th grade and older at Operations.