Informational Meeting - Emergency Radio Communications Tower

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Clackamas County Emergency Radio Communications Tower

Clackamas 800 Radio Group (C800) will be requesting approval of a conditional use permit from the City of Lake Oswego to install a new public emergency communications facility located at 2100 Palisades Crest Drive (Cooks Butte). The proposed facility would consist of a 180’ tower and associated ground equipment enclosed in a 50’ x 50’ fenced compound. The purpose of this facility is to improve communications for police, fire and life safety personnel. Prior to submitting a land use application to the City, C800 is holding a neighborhood meeting to discuss this project and answer any questions. 

You are invited to attend this meeting on:

Wednesday, September 18, 6:30-8pm
Lakeridge High School - Rotunda Room 
1235 Overlook Dr, Lake Oswego


BACKGROUND:

In May 2016, Clackamas County voters approved Bond Measure 3-476 - the Clackamas County Emergency Radio Communications System Replacement Bond. The $59 million raised from this bond will be used to replace the obsolete first responders emergency radio communications system (built in the 1990s), including capital improvements, equipment upgrades, and replacement of over 1,000 analog radios currently used by first responders countywide. Nearly two dozen first responder agencies use this radio system, and will benefit from significant changes:

  • 14 additional tower sites will be added, to boost signal strength to new areas of the county and into buildings
  • More reliable performance as radios switch from analog to digital
  • Portable at the hip coverage for our first responders
  • Seismic upgrades on existing towers so they are more likely to survive our next major quake
  • Application to allow SMART phone access to the system

The system is run by the Clackamas 800 Radio Group (C800), a partnership of public safety agencies.

If you have any questions please contact Bjorn Morfin, agent for C800, at bmorfin@securasite.net or 503-781-9762. For additional information, visit www.c800.org.