Monday, March 2, 2015

OLCC speaks out on co-locating medical and recreational marijuana sales

 Recreational and medical marijuana should not be sold at the same retail outlets unless both products are tracked and tested in the same way, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said today in a message to the Oregon Legislature.

The request was approved by all five Commission members as part of a memo to legislators that identified potential gaps in Measure 91, the recreational marijuana measure passed by voters in November.

“OLCC does not want to be responsible for the co-location of medical and recreational operations unless the medical side is run in a manner consistent with federal guidelines,” said OLCC Chairman Rob Patridge.

Federal guidelines require that states that have legalized recreational pot ensure that marijuana does not move into the illegal market or across state lines.

In implementing the recreational marijuana law, the OLCC will use a “seed-to-sale” system to track marijuana from licensed growers to processors, wholesalers and, eventually, retail outlets.

Oregon’s medical marijuana program, currently administered by the Oregon Health Authority, has no tracking system.

 In other business, the Commission approved a staff recommendation to recruit volunteers to serve on the agency’s marijuana rules advisory committee. Individuals wishing to serve on the committee should visit the recreational marijuana program’s web site at www.marijuana.oregon.gov.     

ODOT is working in the area today!


Daily Maintenance and Construction

For information: Kimberly.Dinwiddie@odot.state.or.us; 503-539-8454

Monday, March 2, 2015

 

Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway)

Drainage - right shoulder closed in a moving operation

I-5 between I-205 and Carman Drive

Northbound

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love is in the air...Love of Walking!

Why not combine two things that are good for your heart? Walking and the great outdoors! See why Tigard City Council adopted a vision to make Tigard the most walkable city in the Pacific NW where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives.   

Our next walk of the year (rain or shine!) will be on Saturday, February 14 at 10 a.m. departing from Summerlake Park. There are two different walks to choose from (a .7-mile loop around the lake or a 1.6-mile jaunt through the Summerlake neighborhood. Both are paved and easy to walk).  If you’re driving from another part of Tigard, parking is available at the Summerlake Dog Park (11450 SW Winter Lake Drive, Tigard). The route map can be viewed here and will also be handed out at the picnic table by the Rhododendron Garden!

Whether you’re a seasoned walker or new to this activity, everyone is welcome. Meet new people and enjoy the camaraderie experienced in a walking group—build confidence, reduce stress and see your city from a pedestrian’s point of view. Walking groups are a great way to have fun and build community!

Launch a lovely Valentine’s Day with fresh air, friends, family and neighbors and fall in love with a beautiful section of our city!

If you have questions, please contact Joanne Bengtson at Joanne@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2476.

Participants walk at their own risk - If you have doubts about participating check with your doctor.

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tigard Murder Suspect Apprehended

Jim Wolf, Public Information Officer
Tigard Police Department
Phone: 503-718-2561
Email: jim@tigard-or.gov
Tigard murder suspect, Orlando Lee Pouncey was arrested last night at approximately 6:30 pm in Spanaway, WA by members of the US Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Pouncey was located at a residence near the 100 block of 163rd Street South, Spanaway, WA. and taken into custody without incident. Pouncey was booked into the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, WA and it is unknown at this time when he will be returned to Oregon

A Washington County Judge issued an arrest warrant in connection with the murder of 36 year-old Jerry Duy Nguyen of Beaverton the evening of January 30, 2015. Pouncey was indicted on February 4th by a Washington County grand jury for the charges of murder, unlawful use of a weapon and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Tigard Police investigators coordinated with the Marshals Task Force to assist with the apprehension of Pouncey. The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of U.S. Marshals Service investigators from the Districts of Alaska, Oregon, Eastern Washington, and Western Washington. Pouncey was ultimately located at a family member’s home in Pierce County, Washington where he was arrested.


Valentine to Oregon: Planting Trees Saturday


Join Tigard Mayor John Cook, Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, and approximately 60 local volunteers at Jack Park (12668 Southwest 127th Avenue, Tigard map) on Saturday, February 14, from 8:45 a.m.-noon for a tree planting to restore a streamside park in Tigard.

Volunteers and staff will be planting more than 1,250 native trees and shrubs as part of Tree for All, a community challenge organized by Clean Water Services to plant one million trees to cool and restore Washington County streams.

Celebrate Oregon's birthday (Feb. 14, 1859) with a “green” birthday present of tree planting.
 
When you arrive at Jack Park, please park on the street and follow signs to the planting site inside the park!

Monday, February 9, 2015

IRS Tax Forms at the Library

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent a limited number of tax forms to libraries this year and no instruction booklets because of Congressional cuts to the 2015 budget. The Tigard Library has received 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms.

In cooperation with AARP, the Tigard Library is once again offering tax help Fridays-Sundays until Sunday, April 12.  All appointments are currently filled through Sunday, March 6.  Call the Reference Desk at 503-718-2517 to make an appointment. 
 
The library will make available copies of some forms that are most in demand such as Itemized Deductions(Schedule A), Capital Gains and Losses(Schedule D) and Interest and Ordinary Dividends(Schedule B).  People may make photocopies of other forms from the library’s master file or print them off the Web at www.irs.gov/forms at 10 cents a page. 

They may also call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 for a mailed copy.  The state of Oregon has not provided state forms for several years. For more tax information people can log onto http://www.wccls.org/taxhelp

 

           

Free Cat Spaying - Feb. 23-27