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Note: Land Use & Transportation Offices will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
Washington County employee named Building Supervisor of the Year
For the fourth consecutive year, a Washington County Land Use & Transportation (LUT) Building Services employee has been honored by the Oregon Building Officials Association (OBOA).

Derrick Moon, LUT Building Services Supervisor, was named OBOA State of Oregon Supervisor of the Year during the organization’s annual meeting in August. This morning (Nov. 3), Moon was honored during the Washington County Board County Board of Commissioners meeting for his achievement.

Ted Zuk, OBOA past president, said Moon’s nomination for the award described him as an understanding supervisor with strong communication and delegation skills.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for many, and at the start of this period, many building departments and jurisdictions were unsure of how to handle the situation,” Zuk said. “Thanks to Derrick, the Washington County (Building Services) Plan Review team was able to continue running smoothly without much change."

“Derrick has been instrumental in introducing both the Accela and ProjectDox software to the Washington County building and development communities,” said Scott Linfesty, Washington County Building Official. “He has strong leadership skills and is a valuable asset to Building Services.”

The OBOA represents building officials and building code professional throughout Oregon. Annually it seeks nominations for individuals who go above and beyond in the building safety profession. In addition to Moon’s award, other OBOA awards presented to Building Services staff include:

Metro seeks applicants for parks oversight committee
Applications for Metro’s Parks and Nature oversight committee are being accepted through Nov. 16. Between 13-17 people are needed to provide oversight of the $475 million 2019 parks and nature bond and $16 million from the annual parks and natural areas levy.

The independent committee will be appointed by the Metro Council to help keep Metro accountable and transparent in its use of both the bond and the capital funds. The Council is looking for people who love parks and natural spaces and who have a deep commitment to advancing racial equity, as well as finance, conservation, environmental law, tribal sovereignty and other knowledge. Learn more
Online Open House
Road closures
  • Cipole Road, between Galbreath Drive and 600 feet north of Galbreath Drive, through Nov. 12 for city of Sherwood utility work. Detour map
  • Gaston Road, between Highway 47 and Spring Hill Road, through Nov. 30 for bridge replacement. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline (OR-8) and Oak streets (OR-8), weeknights starting 7 p.m.-6 a.m. through Nov. 27 by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 175th Avenue/Ravine Drive, at the intersection 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for utility work. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Butner Road, between 126th and Huntington avenues, through Dec. 31 for road construction. Map
  • Cornelius Pass Road, between Ronler Drive and Cornell Road, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through Nov. 13 for waterline installation. Map
  • Cornell Road/Murray Boulevard, at the intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Nov. 13 for utility work. Map
  • Ecole Avenue, between Jenkins Road and Brightwood Street, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. intermittently through Nov. 20 for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for Riverside Homes. Map
  • Madeline Street, between 192nd and 188th avenues and between 185th and 180th avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 20 for sidewalk installations. Map
  • Murray Boulevard, between Tualatin Valley Highway and Millikan Way, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 30 for road improvements related to the West End District development. Map
  • Murray Boulevard, between Millikan Way and Terman-Murray Ramp, bridge reduced to single lane in both directions, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 - 4 p.m. Nov. 11 for bridge deck maintenance. Map
  • Pacific Highway (OR 99W), between Fischer and Hazelbrook roads, intermittent nighttime work through Dec. 31 for bridge repair by ODOT. Map
  • River Road, 500-1000 feet south of Oakhurst Street, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for construction related to Riverside Homes. Map
  • Rosa Road, between 198th Avenue and Farmington Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Nov. 20 for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain Roads, nighttime lane closures and speed reduction to 35 mph through December 2021 for road widening. 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:

  • 143rd Avenue
  • 149th Avenue at Downing Court and Surrey Court
  • Barrington Terrace/Westminster Drive
  • Bethany Boulevard
  • Peachtree Drive at Beef Bend Road, Blue Spruce Court, Mapleview Lane, Willow Top Lane and Wrightwood Court
  • Quatama Street
  • Science Park Drive at Cornell Road and Murray Boulevard
  • West Union Road

Neighborhood meetings, required for many Washington County development applications, can be held online temporarily as per the new COVID-19 Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Supplement. The temporary supplemental policy is in effect for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay Home. Save Lives" executive order.
Nov. 7 - Proposed treehouse; change to congregate living facility
At 11 a.m. held virtually (instructions available here) and in person at the site (masks, hand sanitizer and temperature checks available). The property is 1.3 acres in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 10930 SW Walker Road. Contact Lowell MacGregor, Taylor Made Retreat, at TMRtreehouses@Taylormaderetreat.org or call 360-433-1040.

CPO 3; District 2
Nov. 9 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 7 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 0.52 acre in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 3475 SW 108th Ave. Contact Virginia Steele at 503-809-9353 or at dividing3475@gmail.com.

CPO 3; District 2
Nov. 18 - Proposed warehouse and offices
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 4.92 acres in the IND District (Industrial) and is located on tax lot #1N132DA01300. Contact Tara Lund, CIDA Inc., at tara@cidainc.com.

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