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LUSCHER FARM —
The city council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday on a master plan for Luscher Farm and other properties the city owns in that area.

CITY COUNCIL —
Also Tuesday, the council is tentatively scheduled to hold public hearings on appeals related to the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership. Three companies have challenged Lake Oswego’s prequalification process for a pipeline construction project.

Kerr Contractors, SJ Louis and Tri-State filed the appeals. Only firms that make it through the prequalification process can bid on the water projects. The council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at city hall, 380 A Ave.

FOURTH OF JULY —
It’s your last chance to sign up a vehicle or group for the annual Fourth of July parade. To preregister for the parade, call 503-697-6590.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL CHANGES —
The city is installing flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at the intersections of Kruse Way and Westlake Drive, Bangy and Meadows roads, Boones Ferry and Pilkington roads, Kruse Way and Carman Drive, and Kruse Way and Mercantile Drive.

DEVELOPMENT —
The city’s development review commission has tentatively approved a request to remove six trees at a Koderra Avenue property where a new single-family home is planned, and a request from Springs II to remove 16 trees and build a 5,800-square-foot addition for a swimming pool and exercise room and a new fence at the residential facility on Carman Drive. It also recently adopted orders approving a 4,430-square-foot commercial development with a seven-space parking lot at 15955 and 15987 Boones Ferry Road and the removal of four trees for construction of a new single-family home on C Avenue.

NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS —
Neighborhood associations have until June 24 to submit applications for the city’s neighborhood enhancement grants. The program provides up to $5,000 for specific projects not funded through other city programs in categories such as street tree planting, neighborhood signs, emergency preparedness, neighborhood sustainability, association leadership and capacity building and community building. For details, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/neighborhood-enhancement-program.

VOLUNTEER —
Positions are open on city advisory boards. June 30 is the deadline to apply for a spot on the historic resources advisory board. Young people in the community can apply for youth positions on a variety of the advisory boards. Terms last one year, and applications for youth advisers are due Aug. 15. Information about the boards and applications are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.

BOONES FERRY ROAD —
The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking public input on a bunch of projects competing for state grant money, and the city of Lake Oswego has a proposal in the running. The city has applied for $4 million to make pedestrian and cyclist improvements, part of a bigger effort to overhaul and revamp Boones Ferry Road in Lake Grove.

If the city gets the grant, the money would supplement other funding sources, including a $5 million bond measure approved by voters last November and urban renewal dollars.

To learn more about the city’s proposal, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/boones-ferry-road-stip-grant. Public comments can be submitted to the state by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; they’re due by June 30.

GO BY FOOT, BIKE, BUS OR BOAT —
The city’s 100 Mile Challenge is underway for 2013. The challenge offers information, tools and incentives to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead walk, cycle, take the bus or use other forms of car-free transportation. For more information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/100-milechallenge.



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