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May 2021 HelloLO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR 2 Councilor Massene MboupBrown Street Name Signs Community Policing DialogRecruitment Underway FireworksPavement Work StartingNew City Attorney Jason Loos 3 Parks & Rec Community Supported Ag Library Mental Health Awareness 4 Community CalendarTwilight on the Farm Photo Contest ART Elevated Congratulations Kate LyFlower Baskets Insert Library Historic Preservation Inside For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. O . O L . THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHelloMay 2021LAKE OSWEGO FARMERS' MARKET OPENING MAY 8 The Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park on Saturday, May 8, and we are thrilled to continue to provide the community with access to fresh local healthy foods! The Market takes place weekly from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through October 2. The Market will continue to look a bit different in order to maintain safety throughout the pandemic and adhere to all Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance in accordance with Clackamas County’s assessed risk level. See page 4 for safety protocols. In addition, several Market programs return with safety protocols. Onsite food consumption is permitted in the separate eating area located in the gravel bosque (a separate area is required per OHA guidance). Tables and chairs will be disinfected between each use. Also, live music returns from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in solo and duo acts to the middle stage of the plaza. No seating/congregating is permitted at the stage. Artist, Non-profit, and Community booths return on a limited basis. Farm Fresh Kids is back at the Merchant Services booth LAKE OSWEGO EQUITY SUMMIT A SPIRIT OF UNITY Join us in our first virtual Equity Summit: A Spirit of Unity on Saturday, May 15. This Equity Summit is being planned by the Lake Oswego School District, the City of Lake Oswego, the Chamber of Commerce, Respond to Racism, and LO for Love. Together we will take another step forward in ensuring equitable access, inclusion and opportunity for all our community members. All are welcome to participate and registration will be available on May 1, 2021. For questions, please contact Teresa Sanchez at sanchezt@loswego.k12.or.us or Megan Phelan at mphelan@lakeoswego.city. Continued on page 4 PUBLIC ART IN LAKE OSWEGO CONTINUING TO GROW AND ADD ECONOMIC IMPACT TO OUR COMMUNITY! The Arts Council of Lake Oswego in partnership with the City of Lake Oswego and the City of Lake Oswego’s Tourism Advisory Committee continues work on the Gateway art project projected to be completed in the fall of this year. Funded exclusively by hotel/motel tax dollars in Lake Oswego and distributed by the City’s Tourism Advisory Committee, this incredible opportunity to create a piece of art with internationally renowned artist Ed Carpenter marks the boundary as people cross from Portland to Lake Oswego. This piece, accessible by foot and vehicular traffic, will engage and inspire residents and visitors alike, illustrating the vital role arts play in Lake Oswego. Mr. Carpenter specializes in large-scale public installations located all around the world including Japan, Taiwan, and Northern Ireland, to across the US including the notable Barbara Walker Crossing in NW Portland. Continued on page 4 PASSPORT SERVICES The City of Lake Oswego Finance Department is an official Passport Acceptance Facility that accepts applications for passports and passport cards and forwards them to the Regional Office of the United States Passport Agency. The City has resumed Passport application processing by appointment only. Please note - appointments are on an individual basis. If you are getting passports for your family, a separate appointment is needed for each family member. Appointments can be made through our online scheduling portal. To make an appointment, and to find out what documentation is needed, please visit www.lakeoswego.city/finance/passport-service-city-hall. For general questions, call 503-635-0260. BOONES FERRY ROAD PROJECT CHANGING TRAFFIC CONDITIONS It’s been a very busy and exciting time for the Boones Ferry Road Project! Key highlights: • The project is ahead of schedule – on track for completion in early fall vs December 2021 • The new Madrona Street signal is now active! • New landscaped medians = right turn only in and out of driveways • U-turn movements are now permitted at Madrona Street and Bryant Road signals • In late spring, the new signal at McDonald’s will be activated • In early summer, the new signal at Lanewood Street will be activated Thank you for your patience during these major traffic changes. Please plan extra travel time throughout the corridor as the traveling public gets used to these new adjustments. For more information, visit boonesferryproject. org, email info@boonesferryproject.org or call 503-697-6573. Photo: New signal at Madrona Street. Daniel Nguyen City Councilordnguyen@lakeoswego.city Jackie Manz City Councilorjmanz@lakeoswego.city 2 Massene Mboup City Councilormmboup@lakeoswego.city Aaron Rapf City Councilorarapf@lakeoswego.city Rachel Verdick City Councilorrverdick@lakeoswego.city John Wendland City Councilorjwendland@lakeoswego.city Joe Buck Mayorjbuck@lakeoswego.city City Council503-635-0215 City ManagerMartha Bennett503-635-0215 COUNCIL CORNER FROM COUNCILOR MASSENE MBOUP As a part of our 2021 City Council goals and a topic I care deeply about, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in Lake Oswego and in the City as an organization. We are actively engaging in a community dialog about what policing will look like in Lake Oswego. The community dialog includes a public survey and small focus groups for our community to share their thoughts on what community policing means to them. This work will help us evaluate existing our policing systems, policies, and practices to ensure equitable outcomes for all in Lake Oswego, especially people in our community who have been marginalized. I want to thank everyone who has participated in these conversations and have shared their personal stories. Additionally, City Council has formalized the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board as our standing City Boards and Commissions. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board will advise City Council about ways to increase engagement in diverse communities. The Advisory Board was one of the recommendations from the 2019 DEI Task Force. Recruitment for City Boards and Commissions is underway. Applications close May 31. I encourage everyone to consider applying. Lastly, our commitment extends beyond City Hall. We are hosting the community-wide Lake Oswego Equity Summit with Lake Oswego School District, the Chamber of Commerce, Respond to Racism, and LO for Love. Together we will take another step forward in ensuring equitable access, inclusion, and opportunity for all our community members. Save the date for this virtual event: May 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration opens May 1. I hope you join me and the rest of City Council as we continue to make Lake Oswego welcoming for everyone. We all need to be a part of this important work. COMMUNITY POLICING DIALOG Thank you to all the community members who participated in the focus groups and surveys. We are grateful to everyone who helped spread the word about opportunities to engage in this important dialog. Please continue to stay informed. This month, City Council will discuss the following topics related to community policing: • Tuesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.: recruitment, hiring and training process for the Lake Oswego Police Department • Tuesday, May 18 at 3 p.m.: state and local law enforcement data review Each meeting will include presentations from experts in psychology and law enforcement data, respectively. To watch the upcoming Council meetings, please visit the City's website, www.lakeoswego.city and click on Watch a Meeting. CITY WELCOMES NEW CITY ATTORNEY JASON LOOS After conducting a thorough national search and an interview process involving multiple stakeholders, the Lake Oswego City Council has selected Jason Loos as its new City Attorney. Mr. Loos, most recently the City Attorney for the City of Rochester, Minnesota, replaces former City Attorney David Powell, who retired at the end 2020. Prior to his position as City Attorney in Rochester, Mr. Loos worked as Deputy City Attorney with the City of Portland, Oregon, City Attorney at the City of Laramie, Wyoming, and Assistant City Attorney at the City of Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. Loos obtained his law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University. He is a licensed attorney in Oregon, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Mr. Loos will begin work on June 14, 2021. Evan Boone will continue to serve as City Attorney Pro Tem until June 14. RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY FOR BOARDS & COMMISSIONS Are you interested in serving your community? Let your voice be heard by applying to serve on one of our Boards & Commissions. Interested in more than one board or commission? While Lake Oswego City Code specifies that candidates can only serve on one committee, our process allows candidates to select multiple boards and commissions to serve on, increasing their chances of being selected for one. Applications will be available online mid-April through May 31 with interviews being held in June. For more information about Lake Oswego’s boards and commissions or how to apply, please visit www.lakeoswego. city/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies or contact Kari Linder in the City Manager’s Office at 503-534-4225. We are currently holding recruitment for: • Budget Committee • Development Review Commission • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board • 50+ Advisory Board • Historic Resources Advisory Board • Library Advisory Board • Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Advisory Board • Planning Commission • Sustainability Advisory Board • Tourism Advisory Committee • Transportation Advisory Board • Youth Advisors to Boards & Commissions WHY BROWN STREET NAME SIGNS ON BOONES FERRY ROAD? You may have noticed the new street name signs in the project area along Boones Ferry Road. Although green is the typical background color for street name signs; blue, brown, or white are allowed as alternative background colors per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (ref: Section 2D.43.18). Jurisdictions sometimes opt for signs of different colors in different districts as part of their neighborhood identity. The Boones Ferry Project Advisory Committee selected the brown sign as part of the project. The South Waterfront district in Portland also uses brown signs. The Portland Airport uses blue signs. FIREWORKS CITY TO INCREASE EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT In alignment with the City Council 2021 Goals, Council reviewed potential restrictions on the use and sale of legal fireworks during the April 20 City Council study session. In advance of the study session, we received community feedback on the potential restriction options through a community survey. Thank you to the over 860 respondents for sharing your thoughts! City Council has asked the Fire and Police Departments to increase education and enforcement focusing on safe firework use, proper disposal, and risks associated with fireworks. Additionally, Council asked staff to move forward on creating an ordinance that would allow the Fire Chief or Fire Marshall to temporarily ban the use and sale of fireworks, as well as all flame/spark producing activities, when our local area reaches ‘Extreme Fire Risk’ as defined by National Fire Danger Rating System. Visit www.lakeoswego. city/fireworks for more information. PAVEMENT WORK STARTING Pavement rehabilitation and patching is starting soon on some city streets, lasting from late spring through early fall. Streets identified for pavement rehabilitation this year include Bryant Road (between Jean Road and Canal Woods), Overlook Drive (between Westview Drive and Tree Top Lane), Melrose Street (between Fosberg Road and Peters Road), and the Lake Shore Road loop. Additional streets will receive major spot patching repairs. Watch for signage and be cautious around work areas. Visit www.lakeoswego.city/pavement for the full map of pavement repairs funded for this year and updates to the paving and patching schedule. For details on these and other events, visit www.lakeoswegolibrary.org or call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 Donate online, www.lopl.org/donate 3 Your Community Resource for Information and EnrichmentCITY LIBRARY PARKS & RECREATION Location: 17525 Stafford Road Mailing: PO Box 369For more information or to register for Parks & Recreation (LOPR) programs, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.loparks.org. LIBRARY CLOSURE Memorial Day - Monday, May 31 YOUTH DANCE • 22623 - Tiny Boppers - Ages 1-3, 9-9:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 8-June 12, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $34. • 22625 - Mini-Ballerinas - Ages 3-5, 10-10:45 a.m., Saturdays, May 8-June 12, CCP, $55. • 22627 - Tap I for Kids - Ages 5-8, 11-11:45 a.m., Saturdays, May 8-June 12, CCP, $55. • 22629 - Hip Hop I for Kids - Ages 8-12, 12:15-1 p.m., Saturdays, May 8-June 12, CCP, $55. ADULT DANCE & FITNESS • 22631 - Beginning Tap for Adults - Ages 18+, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, May 19- June 23, CCP, $58. • 22409 - Line Dance for Adults - Ages 16+, 7-8 p.m., Mondays, May 10-June 14, CCP, $30. • 22464 - Nia at CCP - Ages 18+, 5-6 p.m., Tuesdays, May 11-June 15, CCP, $40. • 22483 - Nia at CCP - Ages 18+, 5-6 p.m., Thursdays, CCP, $40. • Drop-in Nia at Lakewood - Drop-in passes available for classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, May-August. Purchase drop-ins in 5, 10, or 15 class increments. • 22457 - Gentle Yoga in the Park - Ages 18+, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Tuesdays, May 11-June 29, George Rogers Park (GRP), $52 • 22459 - Gentle Yoga in the Park - Ages 18+, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Thursdays, May 13-July 1, GRP, $52. • 22444 - Yoga in the Park - Ages 18+, 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays, May 11-June 15, Foothills Park (FH), $50. • 22415 - Tai Chi-Very Beginning - Ages 18+, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Mon/Thu, May 13-June 28, CCP, $71. • 22418 - Tai Chi for Health, Balance & Relaxation - Ages 18+, 4-5 p.m., Mondays, May 17-June 28, CCP, $50. • 22425 - Aerobics Exercise to Music - Ages 50+, 9-10 a.m., Thursdays, May 6-June 24, CCP, $58. • 22408 - Intro to Strength & Barre Fitness - Ages 18+, 9-10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 2-July 28, CCP, $50. LUSCHER FARM • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program - The CSA Program provides citizens with an opportunity to receive 8-10 different kinds of produce and herbs, locally and sustainably grown. Participants will pick up their weekly shares at Luscher Farm on Thursday evenings, beginning May 20 between 5-7 p.m. Whole Share: $1260. Half Share: $695. • 22562 - Pesto Pasta Salad and Cannoli Cups - Ages 6-15, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., Saturday, June 12, Luscher, $39. • 22565 - Garden Caesar Wraps and Raspberry Icebox Cake - Ages 6+, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, June 13, Luscher, $50. GET CREATIVE • 22661 - Memoir Writing (Virtual) - Ages 18+, 9-11 a.m., Tuesdays, May 4-June 29, $23. • 22640 - Introduction to Poetry (Virtual) - Ages 18+, 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, May 10-June 21, $74. • 22646 - Abstract Painting with Oils or Acrylics - Ages 18+, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 20-June 24, CCP, $136. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE • 22680 - Backyard Beekeeping Basics - Ages 18+, 12-4 p.m., Saturday, May 15, CCP, $70. • 22684 - Intro to Birding (Virtual) - Ages 18+, 9-9:30 a.m., Mon/Wed, May 17-June 28, $41. • 22694 - Raising Chickens for Beginners (Virtual) - Ages 18+, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, June 6, $29. • 22696 - Sunset Kayak - Ages 10+, 5:30-9 p.m., Saturday, May 22, Rogers Landing, $80. • 22702 - Sandy River Half Day Rafting Trip - Ages 6+, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 29, Oxbow Park, $77. GOLF • 22523 - Kool Kids Clinic-New Recruits - Ages 6-9, 10-11:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 8-15, Golf Course (GC), $50. • 22521 - Kool Kids Clinic-Birdie Hunters - Ages 10+, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, GC, May 23, $50. • 22528 - Adult Entry Level Golf - Ages 18+, 10-11 a.m., Thursdays, May 20-June 24, GC, $100. • 22529 - Adult Entry Level Golf - Ages 18+, 6-8 p.m., Mondays, May 24-June 14, GC, $100. • 22516 - Get Golf Ready in Four Days - Ages 18+, 6:30-8 p.m., Tue-Fri, May 25-28, GC, $99. MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Mental health is important at every stage of life, and mental health challenges can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. The Lake Oswego Public Library can help individuals, families, and caregivers connect with important resources that can improve mental health and promote well-being. Check out the content below to get started, or connect with a librarian by calling 503-636-7628. We’re here for you! SUGGESTED READING: ADULTS The library has a wide array of books and other materials that highlight and explore mental health topics. Check out the books below or, for e-content suggestions, visit our Pinterest page! Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer New science shows hw to break the cycles of worry and fear to heal your mind. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak. Nobody’s Normal by Roy Richard Grinker How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Helping Others with Depression by Susan J. Noonan Words to Say, Things to Do SUGGESTED READING: TEENS & KIDS Remote learning and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health. As caregivers, we must listen to our teenagers and reach out if we see concerning signs. Check out our teen homepage at https://www. ci.oswego.or.us/teens/mental-health-awareness for free, online mental health resources for teens. Picture Books: Checking In by Emily Arrow Taking Time by Jo Loring-Fisher Elementary: The Year We Fell From Space by Amy Sarig King Something Bad Happened by Dawn Huebner, PhD A kid's guide to coping with events in the news. Teens: Depression by Christie Cognevich Insights and tips for teenagers This is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio The Clackamas County Crisis Line is also available 24/7 for support - 503-655-8585. 44 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. Contributing writers:Nell Diamond, LibraryKaty Kerklaan, EngineeringRobin Krakauer, Arts CouncilJamie Inglis, Parks & Recreation Kristen Kibler, JLAJudy Nelson, Parks & RecreationBrad Stevens, Finance DepartmentMadison Thesing, City Manager's Office Citizen inFormation speCialist and hellolo editor/writer Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@lakeoswego.city This newsletter is printed on Processed Chlorine Free 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. Community Calendar In order to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the City implemented strategies including canceling programs, camps, and meetings. The City is in the process of reopening and many of these programs will be rescheduled. To see the status of City services, please visit www.lakeoswego.city/coronavirus. For updates to events and meetings, please visit the online community calendar: WWW.LAKEOSWEGO.CITY/CALENDAR The health and safety of our community members and staff is of utmost importance, as is providing the community with essential services such as police and fire protection, quality drinking water, and well-maintained infrastructure. 2021 PHOTO CONTEST Lake Oswego Photo Contest! For a chance to win, enter your best images anytime through September 7. In each of the categories, first place winners will receive a $150 gift card; second place winners a $100 gift card; and third place winners a $50 gift card. Please visit www.lakeoswego.city/publicaffairs/photo-contest, for contest details and to submit photos online. Entries need to be submitted by 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 7. TWILIGHT ON THE FARM Twilight on the Farm is back! This year’s event will take place on August 14 and feature a delicious farm- style picnic dinner with wine and beer from local vineyards and breweries. The event will include a silent auction and raffle opportunities, and entertainment throughout the evening. Twilight on the Farm is an event that supports the Friends of Luscher Farm and the programs and activities at Luscher Farm, including the Luscher School to Farm Internship, Children’s Garden, Community Supported Agriculture, Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection, habitat restoration, and fundraising for infrastructure development. The event will be limited to 150 guests and will adhere to the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 guidelines. Tickets will go on sale June 1, and will be available online at www.luscherfriends.org/events. The piece is inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds the City of Lake Oswego. It will be constructed of stainless steel with a satin polish. Three leaf-like forms will be centralized in perforated stainless steel with tall central curving elements in a yellow-orange motif. Laminated glass at the top of the sculpture will vary from cyan to purple, depending on the angle. Currently, site preparation is underway and the design has been finalized. Mr. Carpenter is working with the City’s public works, facilities, and planning departments to take this to the next stages of fabrication and installation. Stay tuned on the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s website www. artscouncillo.org as the journey will be documented throughout the summer and fall with a projected install date of late September. In addition to the Gateway project, a new City Hall public atrium piece is underway. After interviewing several artists, a committee comprised of City employees, artists, community members, art historians, and Arts Council staff have awarded the project to renowned artist, Lillian Pitt, and her team. The tentative project name is “The Land Remembers” and the plan reflects and symbolizes the many changes to the land surrounding Lake Oswego over time. A sense of connection to a strong community and place will welcome visitors to the new City Hall. More information will be forthcoming on the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s website at www. artscouncillo.org. This project is slated to be completed in 2021. Ms. Pitt is a Pacific Northwest Native American artist. The focus of her work is on creating gallery and public art pieces that honor history and the legends of her people. PUBLIC ART Continued from page 1 ART ELEVATED VIRTUAL EVENT RETURNS MAY 6 THROUGH MAY 16 The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is excited to announce ART Elevated, the annual fundraiser which supports the positive role the Arts Council serves in our community. ART Elevated provides free access to exhibitions, public art programming, and support to local and regional artists. At this virtual event, participants will be able to bid on silent and special auction items during the 10- day event. Packages include local and international experiences including a private home in the historic Zone Romantica Puerto Vallarta for 5 nights, a cabin stay at Mt. Hood, a helicopter ride over Portland from Oregon Helicopters, a Christmas parade yacht cuise, and much, much more! The event can be accessed by visiting the Arts Council’s website at www.artscouncillo.org. Register to bid today! Look for the Arts Council ARTspace and offices at the new City Hall in May - 380 A Street, Suite A, Lake Oswego. Stay tuned for exhibition schedules. To reach the Arts Council, feel free to email at artscouncillo@gmail.org or phone 503-675-3738. under the pergola. Farm Fresh Kids aims to educate Market youth on healthy eating, local food systems, nutrition, and basic farming practices. Youth ages 4-12 are invited to answer the Farm Fresh Question of the Day and complete the weekly activity sheet to earn an additional $2 to spend on fruits and vegetables. The weekly activity sheet is filled with interactive riddles, scavenger hunts, word searches and more. Special thanks to sponsor, The Little Gym of Lake Oswego. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) continues with a weekly match of up to $20 per week to increase food access to the most vulnerable populations. Special thanks to Subway of Lake Oswego and Smile Oswego Dental for their generous support. Can’t make it to the Market? The Farmers’ Market Virtual Marketplace is still available to shop market goods - www.lakeoswego.city/lofm/lofm-virtual- marketplace. The Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market is honored to continue to provide food access to the community and support local businesses during this challenging time. See you at the Market! FARMERS' MARKET Continued from page 1 COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL: • Face coverings required. • Physical distancing required. • Capacity is limited based on risk level. • Patrons may only handle products they intend to buy. • Main entry and exit are located at the corner of First & Evergreen. • The number of booth spaces is reduced to allow for greater spacing between vendors and patrons. • Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to someone with illness. • Please limit participation to members of your household. For the most up-to-date information about the market, including safety protocols, please visit the website, www.lakeoswego.city/ farmersmarket. Modifications are subject to change as Clackamas County’s risk level shifts. CONGRATS KATE! Congratulations to Kate Ly for her steller performance at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals held at Augusta National Golf Club - home of The Masters! Kate Ly, one of Golf Instructor Meurig Morgan's students at the Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course, tied for 2nd in the nation in the girls age 10-11 division. FLOWER BASKETS April showers bring May flowers and they’re coming to Lake Oswego for the 31st year in Village Flower Baskets! This LO Chamber-sponsored program is funded through the generosity of the City and our citizen and business donors. Watch for more than 150 flower baskets in May and enjoy the baskets through September. Want to be part of our community supporters? Go to www.lakeoswegochamber.com/village-flower-baskets for more information.