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January 2014 Hello LOJanuary 2014THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello 2 Requesting City Services Water Pipeline Construction Begins Transportation Open House Free E-Waste Recycling Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Parks & Recreation 9th Annual Preschool Forum Be Safe in the Dark Hours City Library New Poetry Post 4 2014 Emergency Preparedness Calendar New Cell Phone Law Backyard Habitat Program Community Calendar Insert Preparedness For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257.Inside O . O L . *****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR LAKE OSWEGO READS WILLIAM STAFFORD KICK OFF SET FOR JANUARY 7 Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the 8th annual Lake Oswego Reads on January 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library. Pick up one of over 800 free copies of Ask Me, a collection of 100 of William Stafford’s essential poems in celebration of the poet’s centennial. His poetry reveals the consequences of violence, the daily necessity of moral decisions, the importance of art, and the bounty of nature. Selected and introduced by son Kim Stafford, Ask Me presents the best from a profound and original American voice. The opening celebration will include William Stafford’s favorite carrot cake and music by fiddler Kathryn Claire. A Lake Oswego Public Library card is required to receive a free book generously provided by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. Also, step into Stafford’s beloved flora and fauna of Oregon as seen through the eyes of local quilters. Their shared love of the environment will be on exhibit in the Library in January and February. The success of the past seven years’ programs demonstrates our community’s love of books, intellectual pursuits, art and thoughtful discussion. During the month of February, the Library, local schools, businesses and organizations will offer special programs connected with William Stafford. Almost all events are free. The 2014 citywide reading program, Lake Oswego Reads, is sponsored by: Friends of the Lake Oswego Library, Lake Oswego Review, Lake Oswego Women’s Club and Lake Oswego Rotary Club. For more information and the schedule, visit www.lakeoswegoreads.org.Courtesy of Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections. WHAT DO YOU WANT THE COUNCIL TO FOCUS ON IN 2014? SHARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS WITH OPEN CITY HALL In early January, the City Council will be meeting to set goals for 2014. In preparation, the Mayor and Council are inviting the community to participate and provide input via Open City Hall - the City's online forum - and at an informal Open House and Community Reception. On January 8, the City Council will host an Open House and Community Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Willamette Room at the West End Building. Rather than formal testimony, the Council invites you to drop in, visit with Councilors in a relaxed setting at round tables, and share your thoughts for the upcoming year. • What do you want the Council to focus on in 2014? • What can they do to help foster the things that make Lake Oswego great? • What issues or opportunities should the Council keep in mind as they set goals for 2014 and beyond? To share your thoughts, please go to Open City Hall at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/open-city-hall. 2014 UNSUNG HEROES HELPING MAKE LAKE OSWEGO A COMMUNITY EVERYONE CAN ENJOY One of the positive annual events associated with our community is the recognition of volunteerism through the “Unsung Hero” Awards. We all hear about the superstars-but there is another group of amazing folks who show up day in and day out, those people that work quietly, often behind the scenes, without seeking or receiving pay or recognition. These are the people who step forward and make things happen without motive other than helping their neighbors and their community. We are pleased to announce the recipients for 2013. Betty Barber, Karen Mela and Roni Sidman This Farmers’ Market trio has been arriving at Millennium Plaza Park every Saturday morning before dawn from May to October for more than ten years. 2013 Unsung Heroes (left to right): Brigitte Howley (back row), Karen Mela, Suzie Lee, Nancy Sergeant, Judy Brokaw, Roni Sidman, Cathrine Lu, Jody Nossler, Betty Barber, Mark Shepard, Ellen Rabow, John Fowlks. Photo by Everett Bouwer. Continued on page 2 BLOCK 137 (WIZER) PROJECT SCHEDULED FOR DEVELOPMENT REVIEW At its Wednesday, January 22, 2014, meeting, the Development Review Commission (DRC) is scheduled to review and receive public testimony on the Development Review application submitted by the Evergreen Group LLC for the proposed mixed-use development for Block 137 in downtown Lake Oswego. Block 137 is the site of the former Wizer’s Oswego Foods store. The proposed development includes 27,000 square feet of quality retail space and approximately 220 high-end residential units. The DRC is responsible for ensuring that the application complies with applicable City Code requirements for new developments in the Downtown Redevelopment Design District. The DRC meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. For more information about the proposed development, please go to: www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/block-137- development-wizer-block. BOONES FERRY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE ON PHASE 1 The Lake Oswego City Council recently gave the go-ahead for design work on the first phase of the Boones Ferry Road Improvement project. This initial phase, which is approximately one-half mile in length, goes from south of Madrona Street to just north of the Oakridge/Reese intersection. The Boones Ferry project is the cornerstone project of the 2008 Lake Grove Village Center Plan. The project has been years in the making; property Continued on page 4 Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) Lauren Hughes City Councilor 503-734-6925 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Jon Gustafson City Councilor 503-348-5191 (Cell) Karen Bowerman City Councilor 503-858-5983 (Cell) 2 City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Scott Lazenby 503-635-0215 BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The City is seeking applicants for the following: • Natural Resources Advisory Board • Transportation Advisory Board 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. TRANSPORTATION OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 27, 4:30-6:30 P.M. Curious about the planning of Lake Oswego’s transportation system? Then join us at the Transportation System Plan (TSP) Open House on Monday, January 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The TSP document is a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan that guides planning and development throughout the city. The TSP process analyzes needs for transportation improvements, develops near-term and long-range projects, and establishes guidance for creating a multi-modal system supporting autos, bikes, pedestrians, and transit. This open house will: • Show maps of planned transportation projects. • Review proposed changes to street classifications. • Explain funding outlook for transportation. • Illustrate typical sections that guide our street improvements. You are invited to see what’s happening, ask questions, and leave comments. We look forward to seeing you there! WATER PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS Construction on a new water pipeline has begun in Lake Oswego. More than five miles of new pipeline will reliably deliver higher-quality drinking water to homes throughout the City. You will soon see workers in roadways north of Oswego Lake where the new pipeline is planned. Crews are digging small holes to locate underground utilities to make sure the new pipeline will not conflict with existing utilities. This work will occur on these public streets: Boones Ferry Road (between Douglas Way/Lanewood St.), Lanewood St., Douglas Circle (southerly leg), Twin Fir Road (between Upper/Douglas Circle), Upper Drive (between Iron Mtn./Twin Fir), Iron Mtn. Blvd., and Chandler Road (between 10th/Iron Mtn.). Workers will use a vacuum truck and small excavator. Detours may be required on some narrow streets, but local access will be maintained. This work will continue into March. Holes will be temporarily re-patched and crews will fully restore the pavement after the pipeline is installed. Crews are also installing new pipeline in and around East Waluga Park. This section of pipeline extends from Parkhill Drive through Waluga Park and east to Quarry Road. The East Waluga Park parking lot will be closed for the duration of construction. Work will be completed by March before the Park’s spring activities begin. A pipeline routing change is currently being explored as an alternative to tunneling the pipeline under Oswego Lake, as was previously planned. The Partnership is reviewing alignment options around the Lake to keep costs controlled since proposals received for tunneling significantly exceeded cost estimates. Contact us at lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us to receive email announcements about the project. More information is available at LOTigardWater.org or by calling 503-697-6502. UNSUNG HEROES Continued from page 1 Each week these three incredible women arrive at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market to set up for the day. They put up canopies, event signage, organize the Merchant Services and Market Information Booths, setup hydration stations, sound equipment and the Doggy Daycare making sure our pets and ourselves are ready to enjoy another wonderful Saturday at the market. Judy Brokaw, Suzie Lee, Cathrine Lu, Sally Mahedy, Denise Miller, Jody Nossler, Ellen Rabow and Mark Shepard Under the guidance of Respite Specialists, this group of dedicated volunteers provides a warm, friendly, safe, and loving environment for folks suffering from Alzheimer’s. Every Tuesday and Thursday, caregivers can feel comfortable leaving their loved ones with this amazing group of volunteers. For a few hours each week participants experience enriching group activities, music, games and social interaction. Some of the participants enjoy their time so much they think they are volunteers too! Lake Oswego is fortunate to have such a willing team that provides so much of their time and caring. John Fowlks Since 2007, John has volunteered in the Meals- on-Wheels kitchen at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. John has rarely missed a day to assist with meal production, for as many as 140 meals, every Monday and Wednesday. John is a delightful person with a positive attitude, and working with him is a pleasure, even under the pressure of food service preparation and delivery. He still maintains his friendly, kind attitude with a touch of humor. Because of his efforts, the Meals-on-Wheels program continues to expand and provide much-needed meals for homebound members of our community. Brigitte Howley For the past 15 years Brigitte has used her smart, savvy and diligent volunteer efforts to perform the behind-the-scenes work throughout the community. She gives 100% whether she is picking up ballots on Election Day or making calls in support of our schools. She organized volunteer efforts in support of the very successful School Foundation, which consistently raises over a million dollars each year for teachers. Brigitte was instrumental in the effort for Lakeridge High School to host its own athletic events, which helped build a stronger community on the south side of Oswego Lake. This was a community effort, but the leadership, commitment and tireless determination she provided helped to drive the campaign to a successful conclusion. Nancy Sergeant Has been delighting visitors to Luscher Farm with her wonderful wacky scarecrows since 2009. Along with the volunteers from the Oswego Garden Club, Nancy and her team create 92 scarecrows which guard the garden plots all summer long. Folks young and old come from miles around to see the scarecrows and get ideas to make their own. With Nancy leading the way, and the help of her team, Luscher Farm is a must-see and another reason to love the LO community! Thank you to all of our Unsung Heroes who make the Lake Oswego community a better place to live. FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING Electronics, such as TVs and computers, contain hazardous materials. To reduce the amount of toxic materials heading to the landfill, Oregonians can no longer throw away these items in the garbage. To safely dispose of electronic waste (e-waste), anyone can bring seven or fewer computers (desktops and laptops), monitors and TVs at a time to a participating Oregon E-Cycles collection site for free recycling. Oregon E-Cycles collection sites in Lake Oswego include Far West Fibers on Foothills Road and Goodwill (S. State Street and Lower Boones Ferry Road). For details, such as hours of operation or to find additional locations, visit the Oregon E-Cycles website at www.oregonecycles.org. Participating collection sites may also take other electronics that are not covered under Oregon E-Cycles, and may charge a fee to recycle them. Please contact the collection site for more information. REQUESTING CITY SERVICES IS EASY! APP AVAILABLE FOR YOUR IPHONE, IPAD AND IPOD TOUCH Would you like to report a pothole or check for a water leak? How about a missing street sign or plugged catch basin? Reporting these types of issues just got easier. Since August 2011, the City has accepted service requests through an iPhone app. The iPhone app is free and can be obtained by searching for the “Citizen Request Tracker” in the app store. When a concern is identified, use the app to take a picture, add a description, and send it to the City. Using the iPhone’s GPS technology, the app automatically pinpoints the exact location of the concern. For more information about this program, contact Anthony Hooper at 503-697-7422 or Cathie Recker at 503-534-5675. Since the program started, there has been a total of 1,419 requests via the iPhone and 130 through the website. Of these requests, 430 were submitted by citizens. 100% of these requests have been completed. In the same time- frame, 1,119 requests were submitted by staff. As a result, this tool has increased the efficiency of tracking the work that has been done internally. If you don’t have an iPhone, a request can be submitted the following four ways: • Online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/citizen- request-tracker. • On your own facebook page by typing in the search bar “Citizen Request Tracker” and downloading the app to your page. • Calling Public Works at 503-635-0280 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • In person at the Public Works Operations Facility, 5705 Jean Road, during regular business hours. 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 9TH ANNUAL PRESCHOOL FORUM THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 6 TO 8 P.M. AT THE WEST END BUILDING, 4101 KRUSE WAY Do you have a little one approaching preschool? Is your family new to the area? Or are you just trying to find the right preschool? Attend the 9th Annual Preschool Forum to find out what teaching philosophy, curriculum, and school is best for you and your child. Representatives from over 40 local schools will be on site to provide a brief overview of teaching styles, programs, and to answer questions. Limited childcare and light refreshments will be available. This free event is co-sponsored by Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation and Lake Oswego Mothers Club. For more information, visit www.lomoms.com or contact Candice Coleman at preschool@lomoms.com. GIRLS YOUTH LACROSSE FOR GRADES 1-4 Young lacrosse enthusiasts learn the fundamentals of girl’s lacrosse in a fun environment. Registration opens for Lake Oswego residents on Thursday, January 23 (space is limited). • Start-Up Program for girls grades 1-2 • Skills & Scrimmages for girls grades 3-4 (Grades 3-4 program plays games as part of Oregon Girls Youth Lacrosse Association) Program runs April through early June. For program calendar and registration details, visit www.lakeoswegoparks.org. WHAT’S HAPPENING AT LUSCHER FARM? Knitting for Beginners Learn all the skills required to complete a basic scarf project. Topics covered include understanding gauge, casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, various stitch patterns, and binding off. Ages 6-15, Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., February 2 to February 23. $35. Walking History Tour at Luscher Farm Join LO’s Park Ranger for a rain-or-shine tour and history chat. Parents may back pack or carry children, but there is no stroller/wheelchair access. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All Ages, 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 1. $5. The Story of Luscher Farm Learn about the history of Luscher Farm from settlement days to the present. Topics include the daily life of long ago, discovery of nearby Willamette Meteorite, stagecoach days, old timers’ stories and current farm operations. Age 18+, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 14. $10. PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS Second Wednesday Performing Arts Series – Adam Miller Wednesday, January 8, 1 p.m. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. He will perform an entertaining and interactive sing-along program of American folksongs and folklore. Third Tuesday Author Series – Karen Karbo Tuesday, January 21, 7 p.m. Karen Karbo is the author of 14 award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best- selling “Kick Ass Women” series. Her memoir The Stuff of Life was a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Digital Device Days Did you get a new digital device during the holidays? Let us show you how to access all the fantastic Library resources. Workshops offered: • Saturday, January 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Thursday, January 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. • Friday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or call for a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to get your digital device set up. Presentation by Dr. William Seidman Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m. Seidman has spent the last 10 years working with top performers in diverse organizations and will present “Finding Your Greatness: What Research on Top Performers in Organizations Tells Us About Personal Success.” Sign up for free classes for adults held at the Library: • Beginning Drawing • Adult Craft: Make an Artist’s Book • Adult Craft: Decorate a Wooden Picture Frame • Beginning Keyboarding & Internet Searching Class • 24/7 Library: Searching Online Resources Call 503-675-2540 for dates and times. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN Children’s Storytimes, Winter Series Begins Tuesday, January 7, are 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 and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Colette Fallon Families with babies from birth through 18 months are invited to a series of musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Colette Fallon. “Puss in Boots: Master Cat” with Penny’s Puppet Productions Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m. A clever cat, in pursuit of his fortune, is the star in this classic tale with a twist which includes singing, dancing, and fun. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years, and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. “Dancing with No Shoes On” with Chuck Cheesman Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. Preschoolers and their families are invited to this music and movement program. Participants can expect silliness, surprises, and a fun time. A former elementary school teacher, Cheesman has released four albums of original music. Lego Club for Grades 3-6 Monday, January 13, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Kids are invited to work on projects and learn more about LEGOs with Blair Amos, local LEGO maven. Materials are provided for this free program but registration is required, call 503-697-6580 to sign up. New Collection: Children’s Video Games Check out the new collection of children’s video games in the children’s room next to the movie section. The video games check out for one week and can be renewed. PROGRAMS FOR TEENS Poetry Slam! Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m. The Library’s Teen Board presents an open mic opportunity for teens in grades 8-12 to share their passion for poetry. Teen poets are warmly invited to participate. Audience members, as well as performers, are welcome. Please register at loteen@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-697-6580. NEW POETRY POST Check out the Library’s new poetry post - filled with poems written by William Stafford. BE SAFE IN THE DARK HOURS According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, approximately 122,000 runners, walkers and cyclists are hit by cars each year. Whether you are a runner, walker or cyclist, the likelihood of you getting injured when exercising outside at night increases. You are less visible to others and your own vision is restricted. The biggest tip? Be Reflective! To help maximize your safety and minimize your risk of injury: • Wear a reflective vest. Plus, wear reflective bands on arms and legs if your workout gear does not have reflective strips. The reason: the motion of the reflection when running, walking or cycling makes you more noticeable to drivers at night. • Wear a headlamp so you can see the path. • Wear blinking red lights, both on the front and back. Move in the Right Direction Bike with traffic and run against traffic. This rule of thumb applies for all times of the day. Running against the flow of traffic allows you to watch everything coming your way--cars, buses, bikes, etc. 44 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 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257. 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. January 1 Wednesday • New Year’s Day - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 2 Thursday 3 Friday • Senator Merkley Townhall, 1-2pm 4 Saturday • Tree Recycling, George Rogers Park 5 Sunday • Tree Recycling, George Rogers Park 6 Monday 7 Tuesday • LO Reads Kickoff event, Library, 6:30pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 8 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 1pm • Council Open House & Community Reception, WEB, 5:30-7:30pm 9 Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday • Council Goal Setting 12 Sunday 13 Monday • LO Tigard Water Partnership Over- sight Committee Mtg, 5:30-7pm • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm 14 Tuesday 15 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, 6:30pm 16 Thursday • Annual Preschool Forum, WEB, 6-8pm 17 Friday 18 Saturday • Mayor & Neighborhood Chairs Meeting 19 Sunday 20 Monday • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 21 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 22 Wednesday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 23 Thursday • 50+ Advisory Board, 8:30am 24 Friday 25 Saturday 26 Sunday 27 Monday 28 Tuesday 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 31 Friday February 1 Saturday • Child Safety Seat Clinic, Main Fire Dept, 10am-2pm 2 Sunday 3 Monday 4 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9:30am-3pm 8 Saturday 9 Sunday 10 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm Community Calendar stay ConneCted The City has made it easy! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us and choose how you want to stay connected! 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 BuildingGlossaryDIDN’T GET YOUR 2014 CALENDAR YET? GET YOUR FREE 2014 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CALENDAR WHILE THEY LAST! This free calendar focuses on topics that help you prepare for the unexpected: severe weather, floods or landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis, and more. This calendar also includes a comprehensive list of public safety organizations you may need and an emergency contact section where you can keep track of all your emergency contacts. Visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/EmergencyManagement, to order your free calendar online or to preview the calendar. You can also contact Bonnie Hirshberger at bhirshberger@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-675-3992 for a copy. BACKYARD HABITAT PROGRAM LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFITS TODAY! Tryon Creek State Natural Area encompasses 670 acres and Lake Oswego has over 300 acres in natural areas. While that’s a lot of natural space, that space is surrounded by neighborhoods - creating habitat islands. The Backyard Habitat Program can help connect those habitat islands and give native insects, birds and wildlife more food and space to thrive. The Backyard Habitat Program helps homeowners learn more about their yard, what invasive plants they have and where they may be able to add a few native plants into their new or existing garden space. In Lake Oswego, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program is managed by the Friends of Tryon Creek. So far they have visited over 153 homeowners. Fifty-seven homeowners are already certified at the Silver, Gold or Platinum level and the remaining homeowners are working towards their certification. Heidi Schrimsher, a landscape architect, is one of the homeowners working towards certification. She is currently aiming for Gold certification which means 25% of her yard will be planted in natives. Since adding natives to her yard, she has seen a sudden increase in the variety of birds - native plants provide food for native insects that are a primary food source for young birds. Some of the other benefits she sees include eliminating chemicals and fertilizers and reducing her water use as the native plants get established. The Backyard Habitat program can help you get there. By participating is this program, you will get a site report and plant list specifically designed for your yard. In addition, you can buy plants through the Backyard Habitat program at wholesale prices. Learn more about the program and sign up for a site visit today: www.tryonfriends.org/protect/backyard-habitat. Through a partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, the Columbia Land Trust and the Audubon Society of Portland, the Friends are able to offer site visits for a one-time fee of $25. Cindy Ellison’s Lake Oswego yard is certified Silver. Cindy is the Site Technician for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. USING A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING IT COULD COST YOU! In 2013, the Oregon State Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 – changing the cell phone offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile device from a Class D traffic violation to a Class C traffic violation. Effective January 1, 2014, Class C traffic violations carry a minimum fine of $160 and a maximum fine of $500.kkk!!""Waluga Park - East Waluga Park - West Pennington Park Reese Rd SW Firwood RdOakridge RdFirwood Rd Boones Ferry RdBrya nt Rd B o o n e s Way Trillium W oodsS W W a l u g a Dr Q uarry R d Eleanor CtM u r w o o d C t W a l u g a D r Division CtUpper DrSunri s e C t Nola C t S u n w o o d C t Mercantile D r H a l l m a rk Dr Gal e w o od StSW Madrona StBeasley Way Red Cedar W ayLanewood StHarvey Way Collins Way K r u s e W a y Douglas Way Sunset DrLake Grove AveLakeview BlvdD o u gla s CirBoones Ferry Road Phase 1 0 90 180 270 360 450 540Feet 08/15/12³Lake Grove Elementary School k Boones Ferry Rd - Phase 1 New Pedestrian Crossing !New Signalized Intersection with Pedestrian Crossing Improved Signalized Intersection with Pedestrian Crossing"BoonesFerryRoadBOONES FERRY ROAD Continued from page 1 owners, business owners and residents who have worked hard on the plan over this time, are excited to see that it’s finally moving forward. The new street will be designed to better handle traffic as the Lake Grove area continues to redevelop. The conceptual plan for the project also provides a much safer street for pedestrians, bicyclists and all users. The new street will have: • New sidewalks, street trees and streetlights • Safe pedestrian crossings • Bike lanes • Landscaped medians with left turn lanes at major intersections • Underground utilities that are currently overhead • Improved storm water treatment systems • New pedestrian crossing signal at Lanewood Street The first phase of the project is estimated to cost approximately $27 million. The $5 million General Obligation Bond, approved by voters in 2012, along with a $4 million ODOT federal grant, will pay for the design and engineering costs as well as the necessary property acquisition to accommodate the new street. This initial work will take two to three years with construction scheduled for 2016 to 2018. For more information about the Boones Ferry Road project, please go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/boones-ferry-road-improvements.