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CITY COUNCIL — The council will meet Tuesday to appoint a new councilor to a seat vacated by Mike Kehoe, who is in the process of moving to San Diego. In addition, the council is scheduled to hear a Willamette Falls Heritage Area presentation, to award a contract for construction of a new finished-water pipeline and to discuss the city’s sustainability action plan. The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

TAP WATER TESTS — The city is seeking homeowners to volunteer for tap-water collection.

Water system upgrades that will change the water treatment process require the city to conduct additional water quality monitoring; as a result, officials are looking for owners of homes built between 1983 and 1989 with copper pipes and maybe lead-soldered pipe joints to volunteer. The city plans to collect samples from 60 residences to test for copper and lead by the end of the year. It would then collect and test samples from the same 60 homes sometime in the first six months of 2014.

To participate, call 503-635-0394 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your contact information. For more information, visit ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/water.

BOIL NOTICE LIFTED — The city of Lake Oswego lifted its boil water notice for the Cervantes and Erasmus area Saturday afternoon after water officials determined that the water was safe. Water samples, which were collected on Friday were tested for contamination, each came back clean. People are no longer required to boil their water.

The original boil notice from the Lake Oswego Water Treatment Plant came about following an 8-inch water line break that occurred about 2 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Cervantes. The break was repaired mid-day and originally it was hoped that residents could use the water after running it for awhile. Later Friday it was determined that the water needed to be boiled because of bacteria being present.

Water outside this area is on other distribution lines, so it was not affected. Homes on Cervantes Circle and Nova Court were not affected.

FRIENDS OF PARKS — The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department will soon host a Parks Friends and Neighbors Natural Resource Forum.

The event will feature presentations about invasive species and help groups that volunteer to care for local parks to share their strategies for removing invasive plant species. It will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Willamette Room at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. For more information, call Ryan Stee at 503-697-6575.

UNSUNG HEROES — The city is accepting nominations for its annual Unsung Hero awards, which recognize residents who make a positive different in the community. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 1. Applications are online at ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/unsung-heroes, at city hall, 380 A Ave., or by calling 503-635-0257.

GO BY FOOT, BIKE, BUS OR BOAT — The city’s 100 Mile Challenge remains underway. 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 details, visit ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/100-milechallenge.



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