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Apply for Washington County commissions
The Washington County Administrative Office is seeking applications from people interested in serving on a County board or commission that advises the Board of Commissioners on decisions impacting the community.

Members of these boards, commissions and committees are volunteers appointed by the Board. See the media release. Committees with vacancies focused on land use and transportation issues include:

The 12 RROMAC members serve four-year terms and work with County staff to develop program-and-funding alternatives and to make recommendations to the Board. Members work or live in rural Washington County and have interests in rural roads.

The committee meets at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday of most months. More information.

This committee reviews the proposed North Bethany County Services District for Roads (NBCSDR) budget. The committee includes the Board and five NBCSDR residents. Each resident member serves a three-year term.

The committee holds two three-hour meetings every spring: the first to provide a budget overview and the second to conduct a public hearing. Following the public hearing, the committee is asked to act on the budget. Additional meetings may be required. More information.

Temporary burn ban in place for Washington County
The Washington County Fire Defense Board has enacted a High-Fire Danger Burn Ban due to increased fire danger forecast by the National Weather Service.

This ban prohibits:
  • All backyard or open burning (branches, yard debris, etc.)
  • All commercial and agricultural open burning (agricultural wastes, crops, field burning, etc.)
  • All other land clearing, slash, waste or debris burning.


  • Comment on the Pongratz Road projects at an online open house through April 18. The Pongratz Road bridge at Whitcher Creek, east of Tolke Road, is being replaced with a concrete bridge to support heavier vehicles. A culvert will also be replaced to improve water flow and fish passage. Comment
  • Comment on the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation FY 2021-22 Long Range Planning Draft Work Program through 5 p.m. May 7. The Annual Work Program identifies tasks for Washington County Transportation and Community Planning staff. These tasks include ordinances, studies, projects and other activities. Comment
Road closures
  • Rosedale Road, between between 209th and 229th avenues, through May 5 (extended) for Willamette Water Supply System South Hillsboro Pipeline Project. Flaggers may also be present near the 209th Avenue intersection between 9 a.m.-3 p.m., intermittently. Detour map
Lane closures
  • Augusta Lane, between Pheasant Lane and Chatelain Drive, Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m.-3 p.m., through Sept. 1, for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Evergreen Road, between Starr Boulevard and 30th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays for utility relocation through May 28 as part of a nearby development. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road, nighttime signal shutdowns from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through June 18 (extended), for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through July 30 (extended), for Riverside Homes. Map
  • Parrett Mountain Road, between Ladd Hill Road and Yamhill County jurisdiction, through 5 p.m. April 16 for paving. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain Roads. Speed reduction to 35 mph between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads and 45 mph between Bull Mountain and Beef Bend roads through December for road widening. Map
  • West Union Road, between Helvetia and Cornelius Pass Roads through June 28 for shoulder widening. Weekday lane closures from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., along with nighttime lane closures 8 p.m.-5 a.m. April 18-23. Map
  • West Union Road, between 153rd Terrace and Bronson Creek Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 pm. Friday through April 30 (extended) for sidewalk installation. Map
ADA ramp replacements
ADA ramp replacements have minimal impact on motor vehicle traffic; pedestrian paths will be maintained. Lane closures will be intermittent during weekday hours only. Ramps are in construction on portions of the following roads:

April 20 - Proposed 3-lot partition
At 6:30 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.61 acre in the R-6 District (Residential, 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 17470 SW Kemmer Road. Contact Arvind Raman and Suman Kamal at arman.wavelink@gmail.com or 971-294-3979.

CPO 6; District 1
April 21 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.33 acre in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 7712 SW Greenwood Drive. Contact Elizabeth Newman, NW Engineering & Planning, at elizabethn@nw-eng.com or 503-601-4401.

CPO 3; District 3
April 22 - Proposed mixed-use building
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 1.82 acres in the NCMU-NB District (North Bethany Neighborhood Commercial District Mixed Use) and is located at 7115 NW Kaiser Road. Contact Paul Boundy, LRS Architects, at pboundy@lrsarchitects.com or 503-806-5144.

CPO 7; District 2
April 29 - Proposed 82-unit multifamily affordable housing building
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 1.2 acres in the CBD (Community Business District) and is located at 3575 SW 174th Ave. Contact Sherry Grau, BRIDGE Housing, sgrau@bridgehousing.com or 503-894-5725.

CPO 6; District 1
April 30 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.4 acre in the R6 District (Residential, 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 9070 NW Lovejoy St. Contact Richard Georgescu, RSG Engineering Co., at rsgeng@comcast.net or 503-380-6179.

CPO 1; District 2
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
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