Week of 1/20/20
LUT offices are closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
URMDAC welcomes four new members
Four new members attended their first Washington County Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) meeting on Jan. 15.

  • Melissa Laird is a retired Intel employee with nearly 25 years of leadership and management experience. She is an active Oregon Humane Society volunteer, participating in dog transfers and rescues.

  • Richard Steinbrugge is retired from Beaverton School District and the Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He is a 20-year resident of Washington County and is a member of the Portland Public Schools Bond Advisory Committee.

  • Joe Wisniewski recently moved to Washington County from Michigan, where he worked for a county road agency in maintenance and engineering. He served on several Michigan County Road Association committees and chaired the County Engineers Workshop. 

The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) works with County staff and advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to services provided by the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD).  See URMD Map

URMDAC meets 4-6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of most months at Walnut Street Center, 1400 SW Walnut St.   Learn more
Comment on draft equity resolution
A draft resolution in support of a multiyear initiative to advance racial equity and Washington County’s commitment to an inclusive culture is open for public comment.

The Board of Commissioners is asking for feedback to ensure that the resolution will be a meaningful and relevant guide to creating a more inclusive and equitable Washington County. To participate:

To learn more about the County’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts; or to read the draft resolution in Spanish, visit the County’s DEI website.
Tigard to host transportation and technology presentation
“Smart Cities … Resistance is Futile, Transportation + Technology,” part of the Tigard on the Move speaker series, will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Symposium Coffee, 12345 SW Main St.

Adrian Pearmine, a transportation technology consultant with DKS Associates, will present on new travel options, business models and modes of travel. Email David Roth, Tigard Senior Transportation Planner, for more information.
DLCD to host community conversations on state housing
Two community conversations to discuss Oregon's new housing initiatives are being hosted by Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).

The events will be:

Both events will include discussions on House Bills 2001 and 2003, which focus on providing additional housing choices and increasing housing supply. Short presentations and table-level discussions will allow participants to share hopes and concerns regarding the legislation. More information Submit written comments

Accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities or those needing sign language interpretation or languages other than English. Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided. Please email up to 48 hours in advance to request accommodations.
Road closures
  • 141st Place, between Millikan Way and the Millikan Way Transit Center, through Jan. 24, for storm water vault installation by the city of Beaverton. Detour map
  • Elwert Road, between the Kruger and Edy roads, Feb. 3-April 1, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Haide Road, between the Elwert Road and the future Sherwood high school access road, Feb. 3-April 1, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Kruger Road, between the Elwert/Kruger intersection the future Sherwood high school access road, through Feb. 3 (extended), for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Tile Flat Road, between Grabhorn and Scholls Ferry roads, through Feb. 14, for construction by Willamette Water Supply Program. Detour map
Lane closures
  • 80th Avenue, between Colin Court and Taylors Ferry Road, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, for final work related to culvert replacement. Map
  • 175th Avenue, between Arbutus Drive and Pronghorn Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 14, for installation of a storm line by Valley Pacific Construction. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Barnes Road, between Valeria View Drive and SW Lois Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through March 12, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Cedar Hills Boulevard/Park Way intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 for utility work by NW Natural. Map
  • Glencoe Road and Pacific Street intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, for pedestrian crossing improvements by the city of North Plains. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 31, for utility work by NEI. Map
  • Taylors Ferry Road, between 80th Avenue and Washington Drive, intermittent closures 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, for final work related to bridge replacement. Map
NOTE:   This information is provided here as a courtesy only.   Neighborhood meetings are required before developers submit certain land use applications to the County (for areas outside cities).These meetings provide a forum for the developer, affected CPO (Community Participation Organization) and nearby property owners to discuss the proposal informally. County staff do not schedule or attend these meetings.
Jan. 30 - Proposed pump station, fluoridation facility and pipelines
At 6 p.m. at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn Road. The property is 1.05 acres in the NC District (Neighborhood Commercial) and is located on tax lot # 1S223DA03100. Contact Justin Dyke at justin.dyke@tvwd.org or 503-848-3036.

CPO 6; District 1
Jan. 30 - Proposed 5-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 15505 NW Springville Road . The property is 2.9 acres in the NCMU NB District (North Bethany Neighborhood Commercial Mixed Use District) and is located on tax lot # 1N117BD00300. Contact Jassi Akkal at 503-764-7941.

CPO 7; District 2
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