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March 2014 Hello LOMarch 2014THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello 2 Historic Properties Research City Budget Committee LED Installation Begins Public Art Committee Better Lighting Workshop Watching Council Meetings Coyotes Among Us 3 Parks & Recreation Runway on the Lake City Library 4 Board & Commission Vacancies CSA Produce Lake Oswego Celebrates Trees Lead Sculpture Tours Commercial Composting Workshop Community Calendar Insert Water Conservation 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 WIZER BLOCK On February 19, the Development Review Commission (DRC) began the deliberation phase of the public hearing process on the proposed development of the Wizer Block. After discussion, the developers - Evergreen Group - requested a continuance in order to revise the plan. The DRC granted the continuance. A future date will be determined and new public notices posted. The DRC also held public hearings on January 22 and 29 for this proposed development. For the latest information about the proposed development for the Wizer Block (also known as Block 137), please go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/ planning/lu-13-0046-request-development-review- permit-construct-mixed-use-project. AARP TAX AIDE The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is taking appointments for income tax assistance. One hour appointments are available Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. now through April 10. Trained AARP Volunteers will complete state and federal short forms for those 50 and over, and for younger disabled adults. Call 503-635-3758 to make an appointment. There is no charge for this service, however, any donations will happily go to Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels. GOOGLE FIBER TO EXPLORE BRINGING CITY ULTRA HIGH-SPEED INTERNET On February 19, Mayor Kent Studebaker announced that Lake Oswego is on a short list of cities working with Google to explore the possibility of bringing the ultra high-speed Google Fiber broadband network to the city. At up to 1,000 Megabits per second, Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband – which averages 9.8 Megabits per second - allowing Lake Oswego residents access to “Gigabit” Internet connections almost instantaneously. “The City of Lake Oswego is eager to work with Google in bringing fiber-based broadband service to our residents,” stated Mayor Kent Studebaker. “Our city is ideally suited for this. Many of our residents are executives, professionals, and knowledge workers, and having this business-class Internet service available in every home will be a tremendous economic development tool. We’re attracting more young families, and many of them are cutting the cable and depend on the Internet for their communications and entertainment. And I know our outstanding school system will jump on the bandwidth and use it in ways we can’t even imagine today.” There is huge consumer demand for faster Internet speeds, because no one likes to wait on the web. Unfortunately, many of the things people love to do online (like gaming, watching movies, video chatting) require a lot of bandwidth which means that, using today’s connections, consumers often get stuck waiting for pages to load or for videos to buffer. Statistics show that people walk away from slow-loading sites. And gig networks aren’t just about meeting today’s speed needs. The next 100x leap in broadband speeds -- to gigabit Internet -- will lead to innovation that’s unimaginable today, just as the shift from dial-up to broadband did. Google will work closely with the City on a joint planning process to explore what it would take to build a brand new fiber-optic network capable of delivering these gigabit speeds throughout Lake Oswego. Google will begin compiling a detailed study of local factors that might affect construction plans. Simultaneously, city leaders will begin meetings with Google to discuss what it would take to plan and prepare the city for a fiber project of this scale. If all goes as planned, construction in Lake Oswego would begin in late 2014 or early 2015. Google hopes to “start connecting homes” by summer 2015. Lake Oswego residents would be offered similar service packages to those available in Kansas City: including gigabit Internet, Google Fiber TV, and the option of “standard” Internet speeds (similar to cable modems) for only the cost of installation. In addition to Lake Oswego, Google will be working with Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, and Tigard. Google will provide an update on which cities will get Google Fiber by the end of this year. Google Fiber is currently available in Kansas City, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Provo, Utah, and will be available in Austin, Texas, later this year. To learn more about Google Fiber and sign up to receive updates, go to https://fiber.google.com/newcities/. DRUG TAKE BACK - COMING APRIL 26 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 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for more information in the April HelloLO. WEB REZONE UPDATE On February 4, City Council remanded the rezone application back to the Planning Commission so that it may consider as part of its analysis a conceptual development plan for the West End Building property. The remanded Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for March 10. For more information about the West End Building Sale and Rezoning, go to http://www. ci.oswego.or.us/boc_pc/lu-13-0053-west-end- building-rezone. WATER PIPELINE WORK RAMPING UP Preparations have begun for installation of the new water transmission pipeline north of Oswego Lake. Crews have relocated sanitary and storm sewer lines to make room for the larger pipe, located underground utilities, and trimmed branches along the route that might interfere with equipment. Pipeline has been installed in Waluga Park, and workers are preparing to move east. By early March, the pipe installation will be in full swing. Construction will start on Lanewood Street and continue for about three weeks. This will be followed by construction along the southerly leg of Douglas Circle, then on to a portion of Upper Drive between Twin Fir Road and the Hunt Club. Detours will be in place, so please watch for flaggers. Access will be allowed for local traffic only. For more information about Partnership projects in your neighborhood, including traffic diversions, email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us or visit lotigardwater.org. You can also sign up to receive periodic emails about pipeline work, Waluga Reservoir work, or any other facilities you are interested in. Your patience is appreciated as these important improvements to your water supply system are made. 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 LED INSTALLATION BEGINS On October 22, 2013, the City Council voted to approve the first phase of the streetlight retrofit project to purchase and install approximately 1,400 LED streetlight fixtures. The first phase comprises about 40% of the streetlight system, since there are roughly 3,680 streetlights citywide. There are many different styles of streetlights throughout the City; however, this project only focuses on retrofitting “cobrahead” style streetlights. Installations started on February 20 and are anticipated to conclude by the end of December 2014. Quick Facts • There is an energy savings of between 55% and 85% by switching to LEDs. • After grants, the project will cost the City about $400,000. • The upgrade to LEDs will lead to costs decreasing by at least $110,000 per year as a result of energy and maintenance savings. • The expenditure savings will pay the City back in less than four years. After four years, the additional savings will go towards funding street-related needs. • The LEDs have a manufacturer’s warranty of 10 years, but are anticipated to last for 20 years. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Anthony Hooper, Support Services Supervisor, at 503-697-7422 or ahooper@ci.oswego.or.us. For more information, you can also visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ publicworks/led-retrofit-streetlights-project. BETTER LIGHTING, LOWER COSTS WORKSHOP HOW TO INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE WITH ENERGY-SAVING OPTIONS This workshop - free to PGE commercial and industrial customers - will help you: • Identify energy efficient opportunities for lighting upgrades and controls • Understand the fundamentals of light, lighting principles, terminology and economic analysis • Find out if you should relamp, retrofit, replace or redesign • Determine if you should use efficient fluorescent or maybe wait for LED • Take advantage of free services and incentives available to help fund your projects • Develop a checklist for your facility that can help you get started on a lighting project Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clackamas County Development Services Bldg 150 Beavercreek Road, Room 115, Oregon City Reserve your seat at EnergyEducationCenter.com. For more information, call 503-464-8020 and press “1” for classes or email PGE.Seminars@pgn.com. Non- commercial and non-industrial customers may attend based on space; fee will apply. DO YOU LOVE ART? Do you have an art history, architecture or studio art background? Are you interested in using your knowledge and passion to benefit the community? The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Public Art Committee. The Public Art Committee is responsible for the maintenance, placement and cataloging of the permanent art collection of the City of Lake Oswego. Members are appointed by a selection committee comprised of the Lake Oswego City Council and the ACLO Board of Directors. Committee members serve for a three-year term and attend monthly meetings. Contact the Arts Council office at 503-675-3738 or visit www.artscouncillo.org to obtain an application. Applications are due by March 14. King of Cabbage by Munson CITY BUDGET COMMITTEE FIRST MEETING ON MARCH 20, 6 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL On March 20, the Lake Oswego Budget Committee will hold a fiscal year 2014-15 budget meeting. The Committee will receive information about major budget items and assumptions and provide initial direction on key issues. The City’s Proposed Budget will then be presented by the City Manager and reviewed by the Committee on Thursday, April 24. The Budget Committee is made up of the City’s seven elected officials and seven appointed citizens. In addition to approving and forwarding a recommended budget to the City Council, the Committee receives public testimony and approves the tax rate. The Budget Committee meetings are televised and may be watched online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/ watch-meetings-online-and-cable-tv. NEW OPTION FOR WATCHING COUNCIL MEETINGS In an effort to improve the viewing experience and ease of access, the City is now using Granicus. Currently being used for City Council meetings, Granicus provides an integrated platform for viewing meeting videos and agenda materials - agendas and meeting materials are now available for side-by-side viewing with the meeting video. Viewers can stream broadcasts live during the meeting or access the video archive at any time through the website. Archived videos will feature index points that allow the viewer to quickly jump exactly to the agenda topic in which they are most interested. To check out the new system, look for the “interactive agenda” option as part of the next Council meeting or go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/ boc/streaming-media. HISTORIC PROPERTIES RESEARCH The City of Lake Oswego, through its Historic Resources Advisory Board, is updating 40 field data sheets (Intensive Level Survey forms) that were originally completed in 1989 on the Historic Properties within the City. Survey updates will include more complete and reliable information for each historic property while providing a useful tool for citizens who are interested in researching the City’s history. This project is supported in part by grant funding from the State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service. The City has hired SWCA, a consulting firm that specializes in historic preservation, for this research. SWCA staff will be visiting properties in late March. In addition to taking pictures and making notes, SWCA staff may contact property owners to ask questions about the history and architecture of these homes. They will not access any property without permission. For more information about this survey, contact Paul Espe, City of Lake Oswego Associate Planner, at 503-697-6577. COYOTES AMONG US WITH THE ARRIVAL OF BREEDING SEASON AND COYOTE PUPS, THE COMMUNITY MAY EXPERIENCE AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF COYOTE ENCOUNTERS The Citizen Information Center works with USDA Wildlife Services and Audubon Society of Portland experts to evaluate unusual behavior. If an animal becomes too comfortable and dependant on humans, experts will recommend that the animal is removed. Coyotes are generally shy and wary of humans. They eat small rodents and other pest species, but are opportunists and will also eat small outdoor pets, garden crops, and raid garbage cans. Coyotes are not strictly nocturnal. They are active in the early morning and late evening and occasionally during the day. To coexist peacefully, here is a list of things to remember: • Never approach a coyote or other wild animal. • Coyote hazing is encouraged. Noise-making devices; clapping hands; throwing rocks; creating an unwelcome environment. • Do not feed coyotes (this includes feeding animals outside). • Remove coyote attractants such as open garbage cans, bird seed, or food scraps. • Small pets such as cats and small dogs should not be left unattended while outside. • Appear to be BIG, MEAN, and as LOUD as possible. For more information, tips on how to behave should a coyote encounter occur, or to report unusual behavior, please visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/coyotes-and-other-urban-wildlife or call 503-635-0257. Any animal that causes you or another to have safety concerns should be immediately reported to the Lake Oswego Police Department by calling 503-635-0238. If you have reason to believe that any animal constitutes a serious and imminent threat, protect yourself and call 911. 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 PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS Meet the Lake Oswego Reads Artists Tuesday, March 4, 6 p.m. Their masterpieces are based on William Stafford’s book, Stories That Could Be True, a collection that includes both his early works and some of his last poems. Some of the artists will share their thoughts about their paintings which will be on display all of March. First Tuesday Music Series-Ronnie Robins March 4, 7 p.m. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Robins’ music is infused with the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova and samba as well as jazz. His warm and rhythmic vocal style soars above his percussive, danceable guitar accompaniment. Home Swapping Basics Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m. Frugal living expert Sara Tetreault speaks about living well on less with thoughtful spending and will provide information about home swapping as a way to travel. Performing Arts Series-Rickie Birran Wednesday, March 12, 1 p.m. Birran will perform Man of Words, a dramatic recitation of selections from classic works of poetry, prose and plays. He uses the theatrical, musical, and storytelling arts to bring reading and literature to life - to enrich, encourage, enlighten, and entertain. Trains Return to the Library Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16 The Beaverton Modular Railroad Club will provide a set of model trains and tracks for public enjoyment. Stop by the Library on the main floor and ask questions. Club members will be on hand to share their knowledge of this fun hobby and answer questions. Sign up for free classes for adults held at the Library: • Adult Craft: Drawing Group • Adult Craft: Open Craft • 24/7 Library: Searching Online Resources Call the Reference Department for dates and times at 503-675-2540. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN Children’s Storytimes, 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. Storytime Break: February 28 through March 24. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Anne Clark Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. - starting March 27 Families with babies from birth through 18 months are invited to a series of musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Anne Clark. Reader’s Theater for Kids with the Lake Oswego Youth Action Council Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. This dramatic event includes a performance of “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” and, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, “The Sneeches.” Established in 2002 through the Parks & Recreation Dept, Lake Oswego’s Youth Action Council has evolved into a popular alternative for teen volunteer service in the community. Dr. Seuss and More: Stephen Cohen in Concert Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Stephen Cohen will sing some original Dr. Seuss tales set to music. An award-winning songwriter, performing and recording artist, Cohen performs original songs and music using guitar and voice. Kids enjoy participating in his show by singing and dancing along, playing instruments, and even adding words and stories to one of the songs. Spring Break Special: “Boogie Woogie” with Penny’s Puppet Productions Wednesday, March 26, 3 p.m. The puppets put on a rocking, sing-along dance party and they want the audience to join in the fun in this lively show. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years, and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. Music Class with Little Wing (ages 3-6) Saturday, March 29, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Little Wing is a unique music education program developed by the nationally-recognized music school, School of Rock. The teacher will lead an exploration of basic music fundamentals, using rock music, fun games and cool instruments. Lego Club for Grades 3-6 Monday, March 10, 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. PROGRAMS FOR TEENS Tarot Card Reading with Alana Jevert Thursday, March 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Teens in grades eight and up are invited to a personal tarot card reading event with Alana Jevert. The event is free but attendees must sign up for a ten-minute session. Email loteen@ci.oswego.or.us or call 503-697-6580. Where to Apply: Making Your Perfect College List Thursday, March 13, 4 to 5 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. To register, email loteen@ ci.oswego.or.us or call 503-697-6580. Spring Break Gaming at the Library Friday, March 28, 3 to 5 p.m. No school? No problem! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to play a variety of PlayStation 3 games. Test skills, eat eats, and have fun. No registration required. DADDY DAUGHTER DINNER DANCE Saturday, March 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m. West End Building Grab your poodle skirt, grease your hair, and shake, rattle n' roll to our annual Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance and Sock Hop. Join us on Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and twist the night away with your favorite girl, enjoy a tasty meal and create a memory to last a lifetime. This event fills up fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets early. To register, visit www. lakeoswegoparks.org or call Parks & Recreation at 503- 675-2549. $53 for residents and $67 for non-residents (price is per pair), ages 3+. Additional Daughter $15 for Residents and $17 for Non-residents. SPRING BREAK CAMPS! Lego® Fun Pre-Engineering Camp Build a town with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers, and more. Build motorized vehicles to race them, crash them, and repair them. Explore the possibilities of LEGO building systems while learning useful construction techniques. Ages 5 to 6, Monday to Friday, March 24 to March 28, 1 to 4 p.m., $155. Spring Break Farm Camp Spend your spring break on the Farm. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, songs and games while exploring the farm. Please wear layered clothing for classroom and outdoor weather. Ages 5 to 12, Monday to Friday, March 24 to March 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $155. Rocket Lab 3...2...1...Blast Off! Build and launch a rocket everyday and learn the physics of rocket flight. Campers learn the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and will have the opportunity to try their hand at each role. Please bring a snack and wear comfortable play clothes and shoes that will stay on your feet. Ages 7 to 12, Monday to Friday, March 24 to March 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $157. Beginning to Rock & Song Writing Newcomers are invited to put rock in their roll. Students get a chance to explore the drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals, and learn the fundamentals of music, such as pitch, melody, harmony, and rhythm. Ages 7 to 12, Monday to Friday, March 24 to March 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $144. Glee Week A fun week of singing with RMC Studios. Students will learn proper singing technique and posture and have the chance to sing their favorite songs solo and with a group. Ages 7 to 12, Monday to Friday, March 24 to March 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., $144. ADULT SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL Join the Summer Adult Slow-Pitch Softball League 18+. Registration opens April 2 and will close May 1 at 4:30 p.m. Men’s team fee is $725, Coed Wednesday team fee is $455, and Coed Friday team fee is $445. There is an additional $35 due for each non-resident. Come and take part in this awesome LO League! For more information, please visit: www.lakeoswegosports.com. THE LAKE OSWEGO SKATE PARK Opens Spring Break! Join us for a totally awesome spring break! The Skate Park is located at 5520 Willow Rd. The park is a membership-based park, supervised by Parks & Recreation Staff. The Park is open to all ages for skateboarders and in-line skaters from March 22 through October 5. The Park offers skate camps, private lessons, special events and more. When open, contact staff at the Skate Park at 971-563-8045. Spring break dates are Saturday, March 22 through Sunday, March 30, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. For registration and other information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lake- oswego-skate-park. NEUROGENIC YOGA Neurogenic Yoga is an integrative method that combines yoga asana and pranayama with Neurogenic tremors. Neurogenic tremors in humans, much the same as instinctual tremors in animals, are the nervous system’s way of discharging long held tension and trauma or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. Ages 18+, Friday, April 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., $25. RUNWAY ON THE LAKE LAKE OSWEGO’S INAUGURAL HIGH TEA AND FASHION SHOW In need of a style pick me up? Bring your favorite fashionista (grandmas, moms and daughters too!) to the City of Lake Oswego’s afternoon tea and fashion show, Runway on the Lake. Join us for the inaugural event on Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Get glammed up and watch local celebs strut their stuff down the runway with chic threads and savvy accessories provided by local merchants. Don’t miss out on this trend-setting new event! To purchase a ticket, please visit www.lakeoswegoparks.org and register for class #1275100 or call the Parks & Recreation Office at 503-675-2549. Tickets are $22 for residents and $33 for non-residents. Event includes an afternoon tea. Audrey Hepburn, a woman of fashion (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961). 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. March 1 Saturday • Springbrook Park Planting Project, 9am-noon • Stories Alive Readers Theater with Youth Action Council, Library, 11- 11:45am 2 Sunday 3 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 4 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6pm 5 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • Oswego Heritage Council Speaker Series - Tom Swearingen, 7-8pm 6 Thursday 7 Friday • LO Reads 2014: Antiphony / Epiph- any: Visual Responses to William Stafford, 6pm 8 Saturday • Stephen Cohen in Concert: Dr. Seuss and More, Library, 11-11:45am • Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance, WEB, 6pm 9 Sunday 10 Monday • LO Tigard Water Partnership Over- sight Committee Mtg, 5:30pm • Commercial Composting Workshop, 2-4pm 11 Tuesday • House Swapping Basics, Library, 7-8pm 12 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 1pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm • TAB Meeting, 7pm 13 Thursday 14 Friday 15 Saturday 16 Sunday 17 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm 18 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm 19 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, 6:30pm 20 Thursday • Budget Committee Meeting, 6pm • Uplands Neighborhood Association Board Mtg, 7pm 21 Friday 22 Saturday 23 Sunday 24 Monday 25 Tuesday • Deadline for Docent Tour application 26 Wednesday • Boogie Woogie with Penny’s Puppet Productions, Library, 3pm 27 Thursday 28 Friday 29 Saturday • Little Wing Music Class, Library, 11am 30 Sunday 31 Monday April 1 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm 2 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm 3 Thursday 4 Friday 5 Saturday 6 Sunday • Runway on the Lake, ACC 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 BuildingGlossaryHEALTHY AND LOCAL PRODUCE COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE SHARES AVAILABLE IN MAY Enjoy the bounty of healthy, fresh vegetables straight from the farm. Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation has teamed up with a local farmer, 47th Ave Farm, to provide citizens with healthy, sustainably grown vegetables. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farmer and local consumers who invest in each other. Shareholders pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm’s expenses for the upcoming season. In return, they receive a portion of the farm’s produce throughout the growing season. Each week’s share consists of 8-10 different vegetables and herbs. Members come to Luscher Farm on Thursday evenings to pick up their weekly shares of produce. Pick up dates are: 5-7 p.m., Thursdays, May 15 to October 23. Registration for a Summer CSA Share is now open. To register, go to www.lakeoswegoparks.org. Whole Share Fee Resident $980/Non-Resident $1,127 Class number: 1030100 Half Share Fee Resident $545/Non-Resident $627 Class number: 1030110 For more information about 47th Ave Farm, please see: www.47thavefarm.com. LAKE OSWEGO CELEBRATES TREES! This year, Lake Oswego celebrates its 25th year as a Tree City USA! Tree City USA status is awarded by the National Arbor Day Foundation to communities that demonstrate a commitment to managing and caring for trees. Lake Oswego’s character has long been defined by its extensive urban canopy. Our trees improve air quality, filter storm water, and increase property values. In honor of being named a Tree City USA for 25 years in a row, Lake Oswego will be celebrating trees with programs and activities throughout 2014. The fun starts with a series of events during Arbor Week, which is April 6 to 12. Join us! Look for the insert in the April Hello LO or visit http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/ urban-community-forestry in mid-March for details. LEAD SCULPTURE TOURS The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites community members to share their interest in the arts by becoming a Gallery Without Walls volunteer docent. No art experience is required. What is required is a passion for helping others realize the quality, diversity, and depth of art on the streets of Lake Oswego. Docents lead community groups as well as people from all over the world on the tours. Two training sessions will be offered, and attendance at one is required to participate in leading tours. An application must be filled in and returned by March 25 to participate in a session. The trainings take place on April 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and April 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information and an application, visit www.artscouncillo.org, or call 503-675-3738. Artist Francisco Salgado talks about his sculpture “Contrapposto” FREE COMMERCIAL COMPOSTING WORKSHOP RESTAURANT OWNERS AND MANAGERS INVITED! The Clackamas County Office of Sustainability is holding a free Commercial Composting Workshop on Monday, March 10, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. followed by networking, at Gubanc’s Restaurant, 16008 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego. The workshop is provided free of charge to restaurant operators, owners, and managers who seek to reduce commercial kitchen food waste and earn attention with customers for doing so. This workshop will include information about money savings and waste reduction achieved from commercial food composting, donation, and waste tracking programs. Topics include: • How my business became better through composting - Tucci’s Chef Buddy • We Compost: An exciting new program with free resources, incentives, and savings for businesses who qualify - Ashley Tjaden, Clackamas County Organics Educator • Strategies to Prevent Food Waste, Save Money and Save the Environment - Janet Haugan Director, Marketing & Sales – LeanPath, Inc. Registration is required to receive tickets for complementary food and refreshments. Space is limited; up to two representatives per business may register to attend. Businesses who preregister will receive a waste reduction measurement kit. All who attend will be entered to receive one month off their garbage bill courtesy of Republic Services. To register, go to www.SavingsWorkshop.eventbright. com or contact Ashley Tjaden, Clackamas County Organics Educator, at atjaden@clackamas.us or 503- 742-4469. BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The City is seeking applicants for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and the 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.