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UTILITY RATES — Lake Oswego residents could see rate increases of 12.5 percent for water, 7 percent for stormwater and 3 percent for sewer services on their utility bills starting July 1.

There’s also a proposed 2.5 percent increase in the city’s street maintenance fee. The Lake Oswego City Council is set to hold a public hearing on proposed utility rates at a meeting starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

CITY MANAGER — Also Tuesday, the council will hold a public hearing on a draft profile for the position of city manager. The hearing is part of an ongoing process to hire a permanent city manager. Tom Coffee is filling that role in the interim.

LORA — The Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency board is tentatively set to meet after the council meeting on Tuesday. The agenda includes the urban renewal agency’s agreement with the Lake Twin Cinema for building improvements, 2013-14 project priorities and other project discussions.

ZONES OF BENEFIT — Last week, the council tentatively approved two zones of benefit facing appeals. Some residents with properties within the zones objected to contributing toward the costs of sewer line extensions created by their neighbors. Zones of benefit allow property owners who finance public projects that could eventually benefit others to recoup some of their costs. Other property owners within the zones contribute at the time they decide to hook up to the system.

SURVEY — Residents could begin receiving calls as soon as next week for the community attitudes survey, which the city commissions every two or three years.

VOLUNTEER BOARD OPENINGS — Positions are open on multiple city advisory boards. Citizens interested in serving on the Lake Oswego Planning Commission have until April 15 to apply. 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.

LOGO REDUX — The city this week was preparing to unveil a new logo. The new emblem replaces the special centennial version used for the past couple of years.by: CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - The city will roll out this new version of its logo within the next few weeks.

It likely will look familiar: Officials used the old pre-centennial logo but opted to “refresh” it, making the colors easier to duplicate on printed materials, making the text easier to read and updating some of the imagery, which includes a sailboat on water, trees and a mountain. For example, Public Affairs Manager Christine Kirk said, “Mount Hood (now) actually looks like Mount Hood.”

Officials plan to roll out the new logo over the next few weeks.



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