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INVASIVE PLANTS — Residents can learn about invasive plants and trees they might find in their yards or neighborhood spaces at a free workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. City staffers will provide information about which species are considered invasive and offer ideas of techniques for proper removal and what plants to replace them with. The workshop will be held at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. Call 503-635-0290 to register.

CITY MANAGER — Lake Oswego welcomed a new city manager this week. Scott Lazenby took over from outgoing interim City Manager Tom Coffee. Lazenby has more than 30 years of experience in city management and most recently worked in Sandy.

OPEN CITY HALL — The city government has posted a new question in its online forum, Open City Hall: With new City Manager Scott Lazenby in place as of this week, what would you like him to know about the community? Community members can share their thoughts at peakdemocracy.com/1393.

HISTORIC RESOURCES — The Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing next week to consider removing the historic landmark designation from property known as the Carman House at 3811 Carman Drive. The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

URBAN RENEWAL — The city’s redevelopment agency board is tentatively scheduled to approve a development agreement for Block 137, long known as Gene Wizer’s property downtown, at a hearing starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will take place at city hall, 380 A Ave. Later in the month, on Aug. 27, officials will discuss what the block might ultimately look like.

CITY COUNCIL — After meeting as the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency board on Tuesday, the city council will meet. The agenda includes a Willamette Falls Heritage Area presentation, an intergovernmental agreement for Tryon Creek pedestrian bridge funding and the award of neighborhood enhancement grants. The council will also consider requests for widening sections of Goodall Road and a stretch along Douglas Way. A study session is planned to discuss ongoing efforts to update the city’s comprehensive plan.

SCHOOL SPEED ZONES — Ahead of the coming school year, the city’s engineering and operations staff members are working to install new signs to help more clearly delineate school zones for drivers.

BUDGET COMMITTEE — The city is accepting applications for a three-year term on the volunteer budget committee, which reviews and fine-tunes a spending plan proposed in the spring, advancing its recommendation to the city council for adoption. For more information, call 503-635-0254 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_bc. To apply, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies; the deadline is Aug. 15.

YOUTH ADVISERS — The city is also accepting applications from volunteers for youth positions on advisory boards. Terms last one year. Applications are due Aug. 15. More information is available at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.




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