Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

We Want to Hear from You

Recent legislation has made medical marijuana dispensaries legal in Oregon. It’s expected that one or more dispensaries will seek to open within Tigard in the next year.

Under state regulations, a dispensary may not be located in a residential zone or within 1,000 feet of a school or another dispensary. The city must now decide whether to impose additional restrictions such as design standards or operational restrictions. City Council has until April 30, 2015 to make a decision on the issue, and wants to hear from citizens as it studies the issue. For questions or to submit comments, please visit www.tigard-or.gov/mm or contact Associate Planner John Floyd at 503-718-2429 or johnfl @tigard-or.gov.

Join the Tigard Youth Advisory Council!


The Tigard Youth Advisory Council (TYAC) is the official advisory body for the mayor and city council. The TYAC is re-forming after a few years without activity. If you are a young person in grades 6 to 12 and live in Tigard or the Tigard Service area (Metzger and Bull Mountain) then this volunteer experience might be for you! Members have a great time empowering, improving and connecting the lives of Tigard’s youth through service, peer input, and other activities. If you are interested in joining contact Marty Wine, City Manager, marty@tigard-or.gov.

Free Street Trees Available in September

The street tree program seeks to increase the city’s tree canopy and beautify the community by supplying Tigard homeowners and neighborhood groups with free trees. Street trees must be planted in or near the public right of way; this is the area that extends from the street curb or shoulder to a homeowner’s property line.

Under the program, city staff will:

·        Help Tigard residents select the appropriate street tree(s).

·        Deliver and plant the street tree(s).

·        Tree recipients must be willing to maintain the trees.

Street tree orders will be accepted through September 1-30, 2014. To learn which trees are available under this program visit: www.tigard-or.gov/community/trees/docs/tree_list.pdf. Tree selection and planning will begin in early October. Delivery and planting is scheduled for late October through November.  The street tree program is funded by developers who are unable to meet urban forestry requirements at their project sites. When this occurs, the city collects funds which are used to plant trees elsewhere in the city.

For more information, or to order trees, contact Streets Supervisor Vance Walker at 503-718-2606 or vance@tigard-or.gov.

Triangle Open House – Wednesday, Sept. 17


Calling all residents and those interested in the Tigard Triangle!

The city is hosting an open house for the Triangle on Wednesday, Sept. 17 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Family Baptist Church at 11585 SW 67th Avenue. 

This is an open house, so feel free to drop in, get information or ask questions and then continue with your evening.   If you have questions about this event, contact Tigard’s Associate Planner Cheryl Caines at 503-718-2437 or cherylc@tigard-or.gov.

See you there!

Photo
Tigard Triangle street by Doug Vorwaller

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blood Drive at Library on September 10

Donate on Wednesday, Sept. 10 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Tigard Library (13500 SW Hall Blvd.)
Check to see if you meet donor eligibility requirements and learn about the donation process at www.redcrossblood.org. If eligible to donate, it's easy to make an appointment online:http://tinyurl.com/sarasdrive-September-10-14

Bring a list of your current medications and a donor card, driver’s license, or other forms of identification to the blood drive. In preparation for your appointment, please enjoy extra water and iron rich foods. If you have traveled outside the country in the last twelve months, please call 1-866-236-3276 to check your eligibility.

TriMet announces reduction in Youth Fares

We're lowering the price of our Youth fares. Effective Monday, September 1, the Youth 2-Hour Ticket will drop from $1.65 to $1.25, and the Youth 1-Month Pass will drop from $30 to $28. Youth fares are for riders ages 7-17 and students in high school (grades 9-12) or pursuing a GED.

ODOT Performs Daily Maintenance today


Daily Maintenance and Construction


Information: (503) 731-8247

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

I-5 (Pacific Highway)

Sweeping – left shoulder closed in a moving operation

I-5 from Haines Road to Nyberg Street

Both directions

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.