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SURVEY — The city’s 2013 Community Attitudes Survey is under way. The survey, last conducted in 2010, aims to gauge public sentiment on the city, the services it provides and current issues. Input will be solicited via phone calls to citizens’ landlines and cellphones. Survey results are expected in May.

PLANNING — The commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall, 380 A Ave. The agenda includes findings related to resource conservation and protection designations on a Riverside Drive property and adjacent right of way, a public discussion of the proposed capital improvement plan for 2013-14 to 2017-18 and work sessions on city code streamlining and land-use policies and goals in the draft update of the comprehensive plan.

COUNCIL — The city council is tentatively scheduled to hold a joint meeting with the Lake Oswego School Board next week. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at city hall, 380 A Ave.

IT — The city said goodbye to a longtime employee last week. Chris Davey, a “key player” in the information technology department, decided to leave her post, according to the city, where she worked for more than 26 years.

CLEMATIS — The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection received a $300 grant from Hardy Plant Society to pay for trellis work in the orchard garden, located at the city’s Luscher Farm.

SKATE PARK — The public, supervised skate park, available for skateboarders and in-line skaters, is now open for the 2013 season, according to the city. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The skate park is located at the corner of Willow Court and Pilkington Road.

WATER PARTNERSHIP — An appeal of permits granted to Lake Oswego for an expansion of its water treatment plant in West Linn is moving ahead. According to the city of Lake Oswego, a 12,000-page record of the land-use decision being printed will fill 12 binders. The decision is headed to Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals.

TRANSPORTATION — City staff members are working with the transportation advisory board and other agencies on updating Lake Oswego’s transportation system plan. Deficiencies in the network highlighted so far include traffic congestion on State Street, or Highway 43, along with Bryant Road between Boones Ferry Road and Lakeview Boulevard.

A committee including city staff and representatives of TriMet, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro and the state Department of Land Conservation and Development will decide whether specific projects will be included in the updated transportation plan to address anticipated problems, according to the city. An open house on the effort is tentatively planned for June. The city council is on track to adopt the new plan in about one year.

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.