News Briefs for June 15


Temporary location for Troutdale City Hall

The Troutdale City Council has begun holding its meetings in the basement level of 219 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

The City Council chose to vacate its longtime City Hall building at 223 Buxton Ave. because of structural problems with the 90-year-old building. The council has not made a decision on what it will do with the building.

City administrative offices have moved to 321 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. The building and planning departments are at 2200 S.W. 18th Way. Circuit court sessions, which are now held in the City Conference Building, will move to the basement level at 217 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

For information, visit or call 503-665-5175.

Detour dates for Gresham Fairview Trail change

The plan to start detouring users of the Gresham-Fairview Trail around a construction project has been delayed to June 25.

The temporary detour will allow construction workers to place a large pipe that is approximately 2,300 feet long to serve the Linneman Pump Station to provide further capacity for the city's wastewater system.

The detour will take trail users up a small path on Northwest First Drive onto Northwest Battaglia Avenue. Traveling north on Battaglia, trail users can access Gresham-Fairview Trail at Division Street. Signs will direct trail users through the detour.

Johnson Creek charity presents golf fundraiser

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council, which promotes restoration and stewardship of Johnson Creek, is hosting an inaugural golf tournament Monday, July 30, at Persimmon Country Club in Gresham, with all proceeds going to support the council's efforts.

Registration for a group of four is $500, which includes green fees, cart, practice facility, drop-bag service, goody bag, breakfast snacks, awards reception, and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

This event will feature a hole-in-one prize, raffle items, sponsor contests, breakfast pastries and coffee, a full lunch and evening refreshments, and closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive contests. Prizes and awards will follow the event at a lively gathering in the banquet hall.

For more information on the event and sponsorships, visit

Sheriffs offer website for sale notices

The Oregon State Sheriffs' Association will begin hosting a website for legal notices for sales of real and personal property on June 15.

The website,, was created to increase public awareness of sheriffs' sales, resulting in more bidders and fairer bids, and benefiting both creditors and debtors. Creditors attempting to collect judgments through the use of a sheriff's sale can choose to either use the traditional newspaper postings or opt for the new Internet posting.

For more information, call the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association at 503-364-4204.