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FOOD CART PODS: The City’s planning department is now accepting written comments on the public review draft of development code standards for food cart pods in Lake Oswego’s Southwest Employment Area. All written comments received by noon on Wednesday, Sept.14, will be reviewed by the Planning Commission at a work session on Sept. 26. There will be further opportunity for comments at a public hearing before the Planning Commission on Oct. 24 and (tentatively) at the City Council meeting on Dec. 6. To see a copy of the public review draft, go to bit.ly/2bKSjei.

IRON MOUNTAIN BRIDGE: The Iron Mountain Bridge that carries a wastewater transmission line through Tryon Creek State Park is expected to remain closed through November. The project centers around rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer main attached to the bridge; the concrete main will be replaced by a jointless, high-density polyethylene line in a steel casing. During construction, the Iron Mountain Trail will be closed from the trailhead at Terwilliger Boulevard to the south end of the bridge at the intersection of the South Creek Trail and Iron Mountain Trail.

FARMERS MARKET (SEPT. 10): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park on Saturday with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Live music too. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION (SEPT. 12): The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_pc/planning-commission-115.

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 14): The Library Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_lab/library-advisory-board-56.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 14): The Transportation Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_tab/transportation-advisory-board-37.

HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 14): The Historic Resources Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_hrab/historic-resources-advisory-board-57.

TREE PROTECTION/REMOVAL WORKSHOP (SEPT. 15): Lake Oswego residents are invited to explore the City’s Tree Code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits — including recent changes adopted by the City Council — at a workshop that will include an indoor presentation and outdoor demonstration. City staff will provide examples of measuring tree diameter, tree protection fencing, techniques for protecting trees during construction and more. The workshop is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at City Hall (380 A Ave.). It’s free and open to the public with preregistration. For details, call 503-635-0290 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHOTO CONTEST: Entries are being accepted now through 5 p.m. Friday in the City’s eighth-annual photo contest. Winners will be announced in early November, and winning images will be displayed in a special exhibit at City Hall, published in the City’s print and online newsletters, and featured in a future issue of The Review. There are monetary prizes too — $100 gift cards for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place — in each of six different categories: Life in Lake Oswego, Places in Lake Oswego, People of Lake Oswego, Pets in Lake Oswego, Positive Aging in Lake Oswego and Youth (any subject, as long as the photographer is under 18). For details and entry forms, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest.

— The Review