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TENNIS BALLS

— The city’s public tennis center has found a solution to a longstanding problem with recycling balls that have lost their bounce.

Unbouncy balls can now be shipped to ReBounces, an Arkansas-based company that repressurizes unbouncy tennis balls to sell or donate and recycles those that can’t be restored to a bouncy state. The company pays shipping costs to transport the old balls from Lake Oswego.

Before, no matter how many old balls were given to residents for their dogs or to use in art projects, on noisy classroom chairs, on walkers or otherwise, the tennis center was flooded in balls it couldn’t use and would have to go to a landfill, according to the city.

PLANNING COMMISSION

— The commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall, 380 A Ave. The agenda includes public hearings related to resource conservation and protection designations on a Riverside Drive property and adjacent right of way, code and plan amendments on properties on Boones Ferry Road and Upper Drive and a request to use the former armory property on Southshore Boulevard for a private school.

SELLWOOD BRIDGE

— Construction of a new Sellwood Bridge continues to affect traffic between Lake Oswego and Portland on Highway 43. This week, project officials planned for “blasting” as part of efforts to widen the highway for a new bridge interchange. Some of the explosions could take place tonight. On blast nights, drivers should expect intermittent traffic lane closures of up to 20 minutes starting at about 7 p.m. Before each blast, a warning siren is supposed to sound. For more information, visit sellwoodbridge.org

SECOND STREET

— Construction from A to B avenues on Second Street continues this month. Businesses on the street will remain open during construction, which is expected to finish by mid-June. For more information, call the city’s construction hotline at 503-635-0261 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/second-street-improvements.

VOLUNTEER BOARD OPENINGS

— Positions are open on multiple city advisory boards.

Citizens interested in serving on the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Advisory Board have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply. April 15 is the deadline to submit an application to serve on the Lake Oswego Planning Commission, and April 30 is the deadline to apply for a seat on the city Historic Resources Advisory Board or the Natural Resources Advisory Board.

Information about the boards and applications are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.




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