Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join a Tigard Committee and Make a Difference in Your Community


The City of Tigard seeks great volunteers with a passion for public service to join six city committees. Apply now for the Planning Commission, Budget Committee, City Center Advisory Commission or City Center Advisory Commission. The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee and Neighborhood improvement Committee also are accepting applications. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer, or just getting into public service, we welcome and thank you for your interest! Just click on the links below.
You can download the application here.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Three Days of Family Fun in Tigard

Family Fest Kickoff
Movie in the Park: "Inside Out"
Friday, September 9 | Dusk

Cook Park (located near Durham & 92nd in Tigard)
Kick off Family Fest and join Tigard Parks & Rec at Cook Park for a free movie under the stars! We will be showing Disney’s "Inside Out." Bring a blanket and enjoy the show. Movie will begin at dusk.

Downtown Tigard Street Fair
Saturday, September 10 | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Street Tigard
Get a taste of downtown life with vendors, entertainment, and food for all day excitement! Head to the Kid’s Zone to play basketball in a Hot Shots Tournament with Tigard Basketball Association. Street Fair organized by the Tigard Downtown Alliance. Learn more.

Tour of Latin America
Saturday, September 10 | 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Main Street Tigard
Join us downtown for the party — fiesta style. The Downtown Tigard Street Fair will feature the first ever "Tour of Latin America" including Latin food, dance performances, face painting for kids of all ages, dance competitions and so much more! Event organized by the Tigard Latino Volunteer Network.

Tour de Parks
Saturday, September 10 | 10:00 am
Begin/End: Tigard TC Wes Station (off of Main Street and Commercial)

Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition has created this popular, free, family fun bike ride that visits several Tigard parks using low traffic streets and car-free trails. See parts of Tigard you may not have seen before and have fun riding with friends and family. Register online.

Fun Run
Saturday, September 10 | 10:30 am
Run/walk with Tigard Parks & Rec and Tigard Basketball Association. The route starts at City Hall, winds through beautiful trails and ends downtown at the Street Fair! Strollers are welcome; children under 5 years can participate for free! Register and use coupon code FAMILYFEST16 for a 50% discount.  Register Online  |  View Route Map

Tigard Farmers Market
Sunday, September 11 | 9:00 am to 2 pm
Where:  8777 SW Burnham Street (Public Works Parking Lot located at the corner of Hall and Burnham)
Take a trip to the market. The Tigard Area Farmers Market features fun, food, entertainment, locally grown fruit and vegetables, flowers, plants, honey, baked goods and more. Learn more at www.tigardfarmersmarket.org.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three Tigard Ballot Measures on Fall Ballot


Four items will appear on the November 2016 Ballot specifically geared towards Tigard voters. Candidates will also run for two seats on the Tigard City Council.

·         Ballot Measure 34-255
Allow City to support extending light rail service to Tigard
·         Ballot Measure No. 34-256
Fuel tax increase for street system improvements, repair, and maintenance
·         Ballot Measure No. 34-257
Impose city tax on marijuana retailer’s sale of marijuana items
·         City Council Vacancies

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Construction update and family events in September

The Walnut Street project closure has been extended through August 27. The contractor is installing the creek culvert and the storm and sanitary sewer pipes (which are 20 feet deep in places).  The extended closure allows more work to be completed before school starts.

More details can be found on all road and construction work in Tigard at: http://www.tigard-or.gov/community/construction.php.

Three Days of Family Fun

Get ready for three days of Family Fest events on Sept. 9, 10 and 11. There will be an outdoor movie, a fun run, a Tour de Parks local bike ride, the Tigard Downtown Street Fair and a Tour of Latin America event, also in downtown.

Get all of the details online at: http://www.tigard-or.gov/recreation/index.php.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Transportation and Construction Project Updates in Tigard


Summer PavingSummer paving work is in progress, with the major paving work beginning this week.  Signs have been posted and cards sent to notify the public of upcoming construction.  This summer’s tentative paving schedule (weather permitting) is:

Street
Begin/End Location
Paving Dates
Paving Time
72nd Avenue
Hwy 99W to 260 feet south of Hwy 99W
July 18 – 22
Night
72nd Avenue
Beveland Rd to Hwy 217 northbound ramps
July 19 – 22
Night
72nd Avenue
Upper Boones Ferry Rd to Bridgeport Village
July 25–Aug 4
Night
78th Avenue
Pfaffle St to Hwy 99W
July 17 – 21
Night
121st Avenue
Ann St to Tippitt St
July 8 – 15
Day
Dartmouth Street
Hwy 99W to Atlanta St (Costco)
July 17 – 21
Night
Hunziker Street
72nd Ave to 7585 Hunziker
July 20 – 22
Night
Landmark Lane
72nd Ave to end of street
July 24 – 28
Night
Locust Street
Hall Blvd to Greenburg Rd
July 7 – 14
Day
Oak Street
69th Ave to 71st Ave
July 6 – 8
Day
Sandburg Street
End of street to 72nd Ave
July 21 – 27
Night
Ventura Court
Alfred St to Barbara Ln
July 5 – 8
Day
Walnut Street
116th Ave to 122nd Ave
July 8 - 15
Day

Busier streets and nonresidential streets will be paved at night to avoid traffic and business disruption (note: work is not planned on Friday and Saturday nights).  Striping and replacement of traffic signal loops, speed bumps, etc. will be done a couple of weeks after paving.  Call the project information line at 503-718-2760 or Mike McCarthy at 503-718-2462 with questions, comments, or concerns.
 
Note, regarding work at Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
Walnut Street is under construction between 116th and Tiedeman to add sidewalks, bike lanes, a center turn lane, replacement water line, and underground utilities, and install a traffic signal in place of the all-way-stop at the intersection of Walnut St with 135th Ave.  Construction work is scheduled through Summer 2017, with a three-week closure from July 25 through August 15, 2016 to replace the culvert west of the Fowler tennis courts.  More information can be found on the city's construction update page.
 

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Residents Weigh in on Tigard’s Neighborhoods

In late April and early May, the City of Tigard repeated its 2013 Neighborhood Network survey, to see how our residents’ views have changed over time. All told, 88 residents participated in the online questionnaire asking how residents felt about where they lived, their neighbors and issues that mattered close to home. We shared the survey through the 14 neighborhood network blogs and the city’s social media.

Overall, residents spoke favorably of where they lived. Their concerns focused on traffic, the need for additional sidewalks, street lights and more. Residents’ ability to walk safely in their neighborhoods and traffic safety concerns stood out. Survey goers also talked about ways they could build better connections with their neighbors. Participants listed parks and trails, the library and a sense of community as valuable local amenities.

Please see the survey questionnaire results and summary of comments for more information.

FROM THE SURVEY:

1) Overall, would you say that you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your neighborhood as a place to live?



2) In general, would you say that the neighborhood is improving, stable or declining?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Public Works Day on May 15, Fun for the Family

Everyone is invited to the City of Tigard's celebration of Public Works Day. Bring the family and learn how the city manages some of your most important assets.

  • Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Public Works Building  (8777 SW Burnham St., Tigard)
  • Free, outdoor event, rain or shine.
Heavy-duty fun for the entire family:
  • Activities, hands-on demonstrations and free giveaways.
  • Sit in the driver’s seat of a backhoe or dump truck.
  • See other machines used to dig trenches, haul rock, trim trees and more!