Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kid Costume Donations Wanted

Remember the excitement of childhood trick-or-treating disguised as your favorite character? Here’s your chance to relive that feeling by providing low income children with a memory-making costume of their own.

If you like to sew Halloween costumes and you’re like most home sewing aficionados, you have a substantial backlog of fabric just waiting to become a child’s dream costume!  This year, consider donating your costuming skills to the Community Partners for Affordable Housing*. 

Costumes fitting youth aged kindergarten through 6th grade, in a variety of sizes and kid-appropriate styles are wanted, with superhero and princess costumes being the most in demand.

Completed costumes should be dropped off by Wednesday, October 22 for distribution to children. Please contact Elena Knepprath for more information at eknepprath@cpahinc.org.

*Community Partners for Affordable Housing provides safe and healthy affordable housing along with support and skill building activities for individuals and families with the greatest need who live or work in the Tigard-Tualatin area.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

News about 72nd Avenue Closure

Free 1-Day Health Clinic

Triangle Open House – Wednesday, Sept. 17

Calling all residents and those interested in the Tigard Triangle Strategic Redevelopment Plan !

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. 

A draft plan based on citizen ideas for the Tigard Triangle is almost complete. Your feedback is critical to help finalize the strategic redevelopment plan. 

An informal open house is being held on Wednesday, September 17 between 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Family Baptist Church (11585 SW 68th Avenue in the Triangle).  Drop in visitors are welcome. If you cannot attend, please visit the on-line open house at http://www.tigard-or.gov/triangle.asp from September 17-21 to provide feedback on the plan.

The draft plan outlines a vision for the Tigard Triangle that includes improved transportation systems, the creation of a distinct business/shopping/living district, and public spaces that will preserve the Triangle’s natural beauty. 

   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!

Tigard Triangle street by Doug Vorwaller

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Beaverton starts road construction project on Barrows Road

BEAVERTON Starts Road Construction on Barrows Road on Sept. 8

On Monday, the City of Beaverton will begin construction on sanitary sewer and water improvements at Barrows Road and Roshak Road from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Construction is scheduled to last for approximately 30 days.

In partnership with the City of Tigard and Clean Water Services, Beaverton will install a new sewer pipe and water lines along Barrows Road. Traffic traveling west bound will instead use the detour route at Horizon Boulevard eastbound traffic on Barrows Road will remain open with established flaggers along the route to help direct traffic.

Signage has been posted notifying motorists of the road closure and detour details.

For more information, please contact Andrew Barrett at abarrett@beavertonoregon.gov or at 503-526-2445.

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.