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May 2013 Hello LOMay 2013the official newsletter of the city of lake oswegoHello 2 Budget and Spending Boones Ferry Road Project Second Street Improvement Project Water Partnership People’s Choice Festival of the Arts Village Flower Baskets 3 Parks & Recreation Lake Run City Library 4 Street Sweeper Contest Winners The Greenest Building Celebrate Preservation Month Forging a Richer Tomorrow Community Calendar Insert Cow Tales: A Light- Hearted History of Lake Oswego 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 100 Mile Challenge OffiCially Underway! Be a part Of the aCtive transpOrtatiOn COMMUnity in lake OswegO Spring is here bringing all kinds of opportunities to get out of the car and find a better way to get around. The second year of the Lake Oswego 100 Mile Challenge began on April 1. Sign up today and request a free active transportation resource bag, including Metro’s Bike There! map and Walk There! book and a reflective safety arm band, while supplies last. The 100 Mile Challenge provides information, tools, and monthly and annual incentives to encourage Lake Oswego residents and workers to leave the car at home and walk, bike, bus, or use another car-free option to get around. Find more information, and the link to sign up, at www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/100-mile- challenge or contact Beth Otto at 503-635-0286. Thanks to the Bike Gallery for sponsoring this year’s grand prize of a new bike! The Bike Gallery offers clinics for new and seasoned riders every Wednesday. Check out “Commuting 101” at the Lake Oswego Bike Gallery on May 22 at 5 p.m. for inspiration, safety tips, and the scoop on gear. This is a great way to get started on the 100 Mile Challenge! Contact the Bike Gallery (www. bikegallery.com) for details, plus find information about other workshops and community rides. May is Walk + Bike to School Month, a statewide program coordinated by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). The friendly competition encourages students to walk and bike to school for the whole month of May. Go to www.walknbike.org for more details. Find an active commute to school with your kids and log your miles! yOUng at heart Benefit fOr lake OswegO adUlt COMMUnity Center Get ready for a swanky evening at the first annual fund-raiser for the LO ACC! On Thursday, May 16, at The Foundry, 320 Oswego Pointe Drive, you will enjoy: • A four-course meal created by the chefs from Jefe, Scratch, Five Spice, and Gourmet Productions • Cocktail competition featuring local bartenders • Music and dancing with the Johnny Martin Band • Live and silent auction items For tickets or more information, call 503-635-3758 or go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc/young-heart- loacc-auction. This event is sponsored by Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst. phOtO COntest Photographers are invited to enter their best images in the Fifth Annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest. Send in your best photos for a chance to win! In each category: first place winners will receive a $100 gift card; second place winners a $50 gift card; and third place winners a $25 gift card. Entries need to be submitted by 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 4. For contest details, visit https://www. ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest. gOt stUff? COMMUnity Clean-Up event set fOr JUne 8 Bring your items to this one-day-only event at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. The City, Allied Waste, Metro and other partners, will be collecting items for recycling, reuse and disposal. For more information about this event and other opportunities to recycle, reuse and dispose, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability or call the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257. Additional details will also be included in the June issue of HelloLO.sOUthwest COrridOr plan The next community planning forum for the Southwest Corridor Plan will be Thursday, May 23, at the Tualatin Library (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin) from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include a presentation on five bundles of projects that analyze potential benefits and tradeoffs in the corridor. Each bundle includes some form of high capacity transit and a set of roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to talk to staff about specific projects and give input. For more information on the Southwest Corridor Plan, visit www.swcorridorplan.org or call 503-813-7535. safety seat CliniC On May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the City will hold a free child safety seat clinic at the Main Fire Station, 300 B Avenue. Call 503-635-0275, for more information. farMers’ Market Opens May 18 disCOver the lUsCiOUs BOUnty Of the paCifiC nOrthwest Celebrate the start of summer with the opening of the 11th annual Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market. The Market opens on Saturday, May 18, and continues every Saturday through October 12. It will take place at breath-taking Millennium Plaza Park, located at 200 First Street in downtown Lake Oswego. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Boasting an average of over 80 vendors each week, the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market has something for everyone. Delight in finding a wide variety of produce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, superior nursery items, extraordinary flowers and hot foods. The Market also features weekly live music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guests can also enjoy children’s activities at Kids’ Corner, stunning works of art from local artists, and complimentary Doggy Daycare. The 2013 season features the return of many Market favorites plus the addition of some exciting new vendors. For additional information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ parksrec/lake-oswego-farmers-market or call Market Manager, Jamie Inglis, at 503-675-3985. A special thanks to those who submitted entries for the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Poster Contest. Congratulations to Moya Costello, the 2013 Adult Poster Winner, and Chime Murillo, the 2013 Doggy Day Care Youth Poster Winner. Their works of art will be featured on advertising materials promoting the market, including posters, postcards, signage and note cards. 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 503-858-5983 (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 BOard & COMMissiOn vaCanCies The City is seeking applicants for the 50+ Advisory Board and the Sustainability 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. BOOnes ferry rOad prOJeCt advanCes In November 2012, Lake Oswego voters approved a $5 million general obligation bond to fund a portion of the cost to improve Boones Ferry Road from Madrona to Oakridge/Reese. The project is on the City Council’s 2013 list of priorities, and work on the project is proceeding along several fronts. In February, the City’s Engineering Department completed a survey of the project area. The survey will help define the right-of-way needed to construct a new roadway with sidewalks, street furnishings, bike lanes, additional pedestrian crossings, a center median and improved accommodation of vehicle turns. In the coming months, staff will work with property owners to review the survey and the process for design development and mitigation of potential property impacts. On a parallel track, the City is pursuing award of a $4 million Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) grant. The Boones Ferry Road application has advanced to the second round of the grant award process, with final awards expected by January 2014. The Oregon Department of Transportation welcomes citizen comment on the pending applications. To learn more about the STIP grant process and how to comment, please visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ lora/boones-ferry-road-stip-grant, or contact Brant Williams at 503-635-6138. first water partnership COnstrUCtiOn COntraCt apprOved Lake Oswego City Council approved the first construction-related contract on the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership on March 5. The $10,566,000 contract for a 38-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone was awarded to Slayden Construction Group of Stayton, Oregon. Slayden was one of four pre- qualified contractors who submitted bids that ranged from Slayden’s amount to over $17 million. As the managing partner for the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, the City of Lake Oswego is responsible for managing the planning, design and construction of all facilities. The new river intake pump station will replace the existing 16-MGD pump station nearby. seCOnd street iMprOveMent prOJeCt prOgressing niCely The project, which began in late February, will enhance the downtown business environment by improving pedestrian and vehicle circulation, parking, and the aesthetic character of the street. Additions to reconstructing the deteriorating roadway, improvements – that are consistent with the downtown design character - include stormwater catch basins and planters, wider sidewalks with ADA accessible ramps, new streetlights and furniture, landscaping and street trees, and a sitting area at Second Street and B Avenue. The sidewalks, brick pavers, stormwater planters and the preliminary layers of pavement on the south half of Second Street are complete. The landscaping, railings on the planters and final layer of pavement will be installed at the end of the project. The weather has been cooperating thus far and the project has moved to the north half of Second Street. Work on this part of the roadway began in mid-April and is expected to be completed by the end of May. All of the businesses on Second Street are open during construction and everyone is encouraged to support these local businesses. There is ample and convenient parking on B Avenue, on the south half of Second Street and at two city-owned public parking lots at First Street and B Avenue. For the weekly construction schedule, photos of the progress and other updates, go to www.ci.oswego. or.us/lora/second-street-improvements. festival Of the arts featUres spOOn: CUlinary inspired art The 50th annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, to be held June 21 – 23 at Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon will feature Spoon: Culinary Inspired Art, a unique exhibit of art all sharing a culinary inspiration. Festival highlights include live musical entertainment, family activities, food booths, demonstrations, and additional juried and open show arts and fine crafts exhibits. Throughout the weekend, the Festival will have a range of children’s activities - highlighted by Kids Day on Friday, June 21, with interactive entertainment, arts and crafts, demonstrations and performances. Additional information can be found at www.lakewood-center.org. village flOwer Baskets sUppOrt the traditiOn! On May 18, volunteers will hang over 250 beautiful flower baskets around the city. The success of the 501(c)3 Chamber Foundation Village Basket Program is dependent on the support of generous contributions from local businesses and community members. To find out how to contribute to this program, call the Chamber at 503- 636-3634. All donations will be appreciated and will be acknowledged in your community newspaper, the Lake Oswego Review. BUdget and spending fOr next year Under review BUdget fOCUses On COre serviCes The City Manager’s Proposed Budget was released on April 18. The Budget Committee, made up of the City Council and seven appointed citizens, will review, discuss, and recommend its budget to the Council. In addition to its April 25 meeting, the Committee is scheduled to meet May 2 and May 9 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. The budget reflects the Council's direction to first invest in core local government services and second, prioritize funding for services that make Lake Oswego cherished and unique. While the Proposed Budget is balanced per state law, there is an operating deficit in the General Fund. There are a number of factors that put pressure on the City's ability to fund services and achieve long-term financial stability: unfunded capital facility needs, rising benefit costs and salary adjustments, continued slow population growth, and modest General Fund revenue growth. Out of concern for the rising costs of living for residents, the Council directed that the Proposed Budget include a reduction in the City's property tax rate to counter the anticipated automatic increase of 2.9% in assessed value. The reduction results in approximately $800,000 in property tax revenue loss to the General Fund. An owner of a home in Lake Oswego with a $330,000 assessed value will save $50 on annual property taxes to the City. On April 25 (after the HelloLO publication deadline), the Budget Committee was presented budget "decision packages.” These decision packages are consistent with the City Council's direction to focus on core services and include service reductions that help to address the financial challenges ahead. They represent reductions in non- core services. The savings could help address the General Fund’s operating deficit, give more money to core services such as street maintenance, or dedicate funds towards capital equipment and facilities. The potential reductions in personnel, along with the net 3.4 vacant positions eliminated in the Proposed Budget, would also enable the City to begin to manage ongoing increases in salaries and benefits. The Budget Committee encourages citizens to learn about proposed changes to the budget and to provide input. Attending the meetings and providing direct input is very useful to the process. If you are not able to attend a meeting, an opportunity to comment online will be available for each meeting. To access materials, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/finance/city-budget, and to comment, please go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/ open-city-hall. peOple’s ChOiCe The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award: Cloud Totem by Riis Burwell. Thank you to everyone who voted! 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 first tuesday Music series-rhythm Culture Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m. The Band has placed its focus on developing its own signature sound driven by a reggae beat. Combining their individual influences of the Caribbean and the Americas, and using a roots reggae foundation, Rhythm Culture infuses blues and jazz into its brand of Reggae music. second wednesday performing arts series – pUppetkaBOB Wednesday, May 8, 1 p.m. Sarah Frechette is the Artistic Director of PUPPETKABOB and puppeteer in the presentation of “The Snowflake Man,” a unique trunk show of Czech- style marionettes and props, backed by a pop-up book of watercolor paintings, telling the story of Snowflake Bentley. This show combines art, science and a little- known piece of American history to magical effect! third tuesday author series – r. gregory nokes Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory, is R. Gregory Nokes’ nonfiction account of the largely forgotten story of Oregon slavery. Since retiring from journalism, Nokes has embarked on a second career as a writer and lecturer on events in the history of the Pacific Northwest. author whitney Otto Tuesday, May 28, 7 p.m. The Library is pleased to present award-winning author Whitney Otto. She is the author of five novels including the New York Times Best Seller, How to Make an American Quilt, which was adapted into a feature film produced by Steven Spielberg. Her most recent novel is Eight Girls Taking Pictures. sign up for free computer classes held at the library: • Create a Blog • Best Stuff Online: Great Websites • Keyboard and Internet Searching • 24/7 Library For dates and times, call 503-675-2540. library2go appointments Learn how to get ebooks from your library and use them on your devices! Individual appointments are available throughout the month of May. Call the Reference Department to schedule an appointment. prOgraMs fOr Children Children’s storytimes: special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth - 18 months) Tuesdays at 11:45 am • Toddler Storytime (19 months - 3 years old) Wednesdays at 11:45 am • Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 year olds) Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 am Storytime Break: The spring series ends on Friday, May 24, and summer series begins on Tuesday, June 18. special series: Musical laptime with Colette fallon Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through May 24 Families with babies from birth through 18 months are invited to musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Colette Fallon. second saturday special – penny’s puppet productions May 11, 11 a.m. Celebrate Sustainability Month and join Donkey as he learns all about taking care of our planet and its creatures. This show is both humorous and educational. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years, and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. Children’s art reception Thursday, May 2, from 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 teen writers group Monday, May 20, 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 Thursday, May 23, 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. lUsCher farM Mother’s day afternoon tea at luscher farm Spend an afternoon drinking vegetable herb tea and cooking Irish soda bread scones and chocolate-dipped madeleine’s at Luscher Farm with Chef Laura Content. One parent and child pair up to cook and create a family dinner using local and seasonal produce. At 4 p.m., up to two additional family members can join in for a home-cooked dinner. Menus focus on seasonal ingredients, including farm-grown produce. Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s garden Camps and Classes Registration for summer camps and classes opened on April 22. Many of the garden camps fill fast, so sign up soon! There is still space in our Spring Flower Art Discovery class for 7 to 12 year olds, and our Kids in the Kitchen classes have open spots as well. These classes are held on Saturdays at Luscher Farm. volunteer work parties Luscher Farm will be hosting volunteer work parties to help out with maintenance of the Children’s Garden and learn about organic gardening. We have eight 20 x 20 beds that need weeding, planting, and mulching. Our next work party is Saturday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Make plans to join in the fun and meet some of your neighbors. tour guides needed The field trip and kids tour program is still in need of Volunteer tour guides. For more information, call Dawn Grunwald, Children’s Garden Coordinator, at 503-534- 5284 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/luscher/childrens- garden. OUtdOOr aCtivities Basic skills kayak This class establishes the foundation that all paddlers need. In the classroom, discuss paddling safety, local destinations and equipment. On the water, learn the basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a kayak through water. Optional pricing depending on age. Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rafting Spring is one of the best times of the year for rafting as the mountain snow slowly starts to melt and the spring rains keep water levels fun. On this trip, we head to the Sandy, Santiam, or Nehalem rivers depending on river levels. All sections contain class II and III rapids making for a fun day. If you think it is too cold this time of year, we have all the equipment to ensure a warm day. Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. lake OswegO pUBliC gOlf COUrse 17525 Stafford Road 503-636-8228, www.lakeoswegogolf.org May is free lesson month Call 503-636-8228 to sign up for one free 10-minute lesson with one of our golf professionals. Limit one free lesson per customer. night ranger glow Ball golf event Registration is available for our Night Ranger Glow Ball golf event on Saturday, May 18. This is a fun format which includes dinner prepared by Casa del Pollo Restaurant and 18 holes of golf. Play the back nine in the evening using golf balls that glow in the dark. adUlt COMMUnity Center 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 diabetes support This mutual support group is designed to assist those with diabetes and their family members to self-manage their disease. The group’s facilitator, Janet Meirelles, is an R.N. and Certified Diabetes Educator and the author of Life is Not a Piece of Cake. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. family Caregiver discussion group Do you have questions about the aging process? Are you caring for a spouse, parent or other family member? Would you like to know where to find resources, services or other care? Join the on going family discussion group to learn about the challenges of care giving. Receive support from others who also experience these challenges. Under the guidance of long-time geriatric care manager, and Lake Oswego resident, Ruth Cohen, the group meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. lake rUn The 37th Annual Lake Run will be held on May 11. This event includes a kids’ dash, a 5K race for walkers and runners, and a 10K challenge with an improved new route. The event draws thousands every year for the race and the Family Fun Festival in Millennium Plaza Park with food, crafts, entertainment, and exposition booths. For race and registration information, including route maps, visit www.thelakerun.com. Whitney Otto - How to Make an American Quilt Byron Mercurius of Rhythm Culture 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. 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 5 Sunday • Millennium Concert Band, 7:30pm 6 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 7 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm • LORA Meeting, City Hall • Library Music Series, 7pm 8 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 • TAB Meeting, 7pm 9 Thursday • Budget Committee Meeting, 6pm 10 Friday 11 Saturday • Tree Biology Workshop, WEB, 10:30am-12pm 12 Sunday 13 Monday • LO Tigard Water Partnership Over- sight Committee Mtg, 5:30pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 14 Tuesday 15 Wednesday • Public Art Committee Mtg, 9:30am • PRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • The Greenest Building Film Screening, City Hall, 7-8:30pm 16 Thursday • Young at Heart Silent Auction and Dinner, 5:30pm 17 Friday 18 Saturday • Historic Home Tour 19 Sunday 20 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 21 Tuesday • Library Author Series, 7pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 22 Wednesday 23 Thursday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 4-6pm 24 Friday 25 Saturday 26 Sunday 27 Monday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 28 Tuesday • Special Author Event, Library, 7-8:30pm 29 Wednesday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 30 Thursday 31 Friday June 1 Saturday 2 Sunday 3 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 4 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 5 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm 6 Thursday 7 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9:30am-3pm 8 Saturday • Landscaping Workshop, WEB, 10- 11:30am 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 BuildingGlossaryCeleBrate preservatiOn MOnth enJOy a nUMBer Of events reCOgnizing lake OswegO’s histOriC past This May, join individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month. To celebrate and recognize our community’s historic past, a number of events are planned: • Throughout the month, exhibits highlighting Lake Oswego’s historic treasures will be featured in the City Hall lobby and at other public venues. • On Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Oswego Heritage Council will showcase Lake Oswego’s historic past and architectural diversity with the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour. The tour will feature five historic homes and gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at Dennis’ 7 Dees at 1090 McVey Avenue or at the Heritage House at 398 Tenth Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.oswegoheritage. org/events/hometour.html. For more information about the Historic Home Tour or about Lake Oswego’s history, please call 503-635-6373. • At the May 21 City Council meeting, Mayor Kent Studebaker will issue an Historic Preservation Proclamation. In addition, a citizen will be presented with a merit award for historic preservation by the Historic Resources Advisory Board. For more information about these events, contact Paul Espe at 503-697-6577 or pespe@ci.oswego.or.us. Learn more about National Preservation Month at www.PreservationNation.org/PreservationMonth. Lizzy Greenwood, Preschool (Pre K) Kyla Zhang, 2nd Grader (Judges Choice) Max Greenwood, 1st Grader (K-2) Chloe Ryan, 3rd Grader (3-5) fOrging a riCher tOMOrrOw Promising better food, healthier bodies, and a more closely-knit community, Lake Oswego's Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) has developed a presentation that outlines how changes in our lifestyles now will yield better lives in the future. Volunteer members of the SAB are excited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with community groups, such as neighborhood associations, school groups, religious institutions, service organizations, business groups, or other gatherings of interested citizens. The 20-minute presentation provides an overview of why sustainability matters and what steps we can all take today to ensure that future Lake Oswegans have the same opportunities and access to a healthy environment, a stable economy, and an engaged and supportive community. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas as well. To request a presentation for your group by a member of the SAB, please contact Susan Millhauser, Sustainability Coordinator, 503-635-0291 or smillhauser@ci.oswego.or.us. the greenest BUilding is COMing You are invited to attend the Lake Oswego premiere of the award-winning documentary, The Greenest Building. Please join us, Wednesday, May 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Oswego City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue. The Greenest Building, produced by former Lake Oswego resident Jane Turville, presents a compelling look at the important role building reuse plays in creating sustainable communities. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers of the hit TV series M*A*S*H, The Greenest Building explores the myth that a “green building” is a new building and demonstrates how renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures fully achieves the sustainability movement’s “triple bottom line” - economic, social, and ecological balance. For more information, please visit www. thegreenestbuildingmovie.com. Following the screening, Jane Turville will talk about the film and answer questions. Light refreshments and free popcorn will be served. street sweeper naMes and COlOring COntest winners You voted for your favorites, and the winners are… (drum roll please)…Oscar, Roovis and Bert! Three excellent names for our fleet of street sweepers! The winning name for our new A7000 Tornado is Oscar the “Oswego Sweeper Car.” It was created by Wendy Morean and Ray Gragg. The winning team, which on other entries included Wendy’s husband, Von Jensen, submitted eight names. Many of them were the subject of discussion by the judges’ team due to creativity and added slogans. Another finalist, LOUIS “Lake Oswego's Uniquely Incredible Sweeper” was also submitted by Wendy. The names given to the two remaining sweepers in the fleet are Roovis (Rapid Oscillating Oswego Vehicle of Intense Sanitation), submitted by Cathie Recker, and Bert (chimney sweeper from Mary Poppins), submitted by Rebecca Duncan. We are excited to introduce Oscar, Roovis and Bert, and to thank them for traveling over 6000 miles a year in Lake Oswego keeping our streets and water safe and clean. Keep your eyes open and see if you can spot each one as they travel through your neighborhood. Also, Oscar will be on display on May 18 at the opening day of the Farmers’ Market. COlOring COntest winners 180 of the names for the street sweepers were submitted by Lake Oswego youth on coloring contest entry forms. The judging was tough. There was a lot of creativity and focus by our artists. We are pleased to announce the coloring contest winners above, including an additional Judges Choice award. Many thanks to all members of the Lake Oswego community for submitting street sweeper names.