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NAME THE NEW STREET SWEEPER — The city of Lake Oswego is holding a contest to name its new street sweeper. The monthlong contest will begin Friday, but details weren’t expected to be available until after the Lake Oswego Review’s press deadline. Look for more information in next week’s edition.

COUNCIL LIAISONS — After appointing council members to serve as liaisons to various government bodies and city committees last week, Mayor Kent Studebaker announced one more appointment after the meeting. He said Councilor Jeff Gudman will serve as the council liaison to the comprehensive plan citizen advisory committee. The councilor assigned to the position has also typically served as chairman of the committee.

LIBRARY PRACTICES — The Lake Oswego Public Library made a list of Oregon libraries providing best practices in youth services. Only about half of the libraries receiving Ready to Read grants for that purpose made the list, according to the city. The library’s best practices for youths included its summer reading programs, its outreach to local schools and its incorporation of early literacy principles into story-time programs.

BLOOD DRIVE — City hall will host a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. To donate blood, make an appointment online at redcrossblood.org/make-donation using the sponsor code “locityhall,” call 1-800-733-3767, or just drop by, as walk-ins are welcome. Lake Oswego City Hall is located at 380 A Ave.

TERWILLIGER SEWER — The city of Portland is working on plans for a sewer line connection at the intersection of Terwilliger Boulevard and Highway 43. Lake Oswego officials expect to provide public information about potential road closures in advance of actual construction, according to the city.

GIANT PUDDLES — The city has hired a geotechnical firm to take samples of the road on Red Fern Avenue, which tends to fill up with water during heavy rains because it lacks pipes to funnel stormwater away from the street. City staff members plan to determine whether rain gardens or other infiltration devices might be used to absorb some of the water from the right of way.

SAFETY SEATS — The Lake Oswego fire and police departments will hold a free child safety seat clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Main Fire Station, 300 B Ave. Technicians will be on hand to check car seats for correct installation, damage, recalls and appropriateness for the child’s size and age. Each check takes about 30 minutes.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW — The Lake Oswego Development Review Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, 380 A Ave. On the agenda is a public hearing to consider a request from Hope Community Church and International Leadership Academy. The groups hope to obtain a conditional use permit to operate a 50-student preschool and grade school in the existing church at 14790 Boones Ferry Road.



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