NEW BALLOT DROP BOX: Lake Oswego voters now have two places to drop off their completed ballots in the upcoming primary election with the addition of a new drop box behind City Hall (380 A Ave). The new drop-off site is located in the upper parking lot behind the building and is accessible 24 hours a day. An official drop box is also located inside the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.); its available during the librarys regular business hours. For a complete list of drop-off sites in Clackamas County, go to www.clackamas.us/elections/documents/dropboxlocations.pdf.
MONEY-SAVING LIGHTING: Lake Oswegos main fire station received a major upgrade to its lighting systems in February, and a report from the City says the new LEDs have already resulted in a major drop in the buildings energy usage. The station used 9,600 kWh in February, which the City says is the lowest recorded amount of power the station has ever used in a given month. The new systems were installed by Tri-Phase Electric Supply and included automatic sensors and dimmers throughout the building, as well as new bulbs and fixtures. The Westlake fire station is next in line to receive the upgrade.
CITIZENS BUDGET COMMITTEE (APRIL 28): The Citizens Budget Committee will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_bc/budget-committee-15.
PRESCHOOL WALK IN THE PARK (APRIL 29): Children ages 2-6 (and their parents!) are invited to learn about bugs during a walk through Springbrook Park from 10:30-11:30 on Friday. Each participant will be able to check out a bucket of discovery supplies for the walk, and craft activities will follow. Bring a snack and meet at the park entrance adjacent to Uplands Elementary School (2055 Wembley Park Road).
IF I WERE MAYOR (APRIL 29): Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in the If I Were Mayor contest sponsored by the City of Lake Oswego and the Oregon Mayors Association. Prizes include a $100 gift card and a chance to win an iPad Air; local winners will be honored at the June 7 City Council meeting. Entries must be submitted by Friday. For contest rules, entry forms and other resources, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/if-i-were-mayor-student-contest.
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (MAY 2): The DRC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_drc/development-review-commission-103.
LAKE GROVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (MAY 3): The Lake Grove Business Association will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Babica Hen (15964 Boones Ferry Road). For more information, contact Steve Kaer at 503-699-3980.
CITY COUNCIL (MAY 3): The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/city-council-170.
EVERGREEN (MAY 4): The Evergreen Neighborhood Association board will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish (790 A Ave.). For more information, contact Diana Boom at 503 635-1670.
ADVISORY BOARD OPENINGS: The City is currently recruiting new members for the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Board, the Sustainability Advisory Board and the 50+ Advisory Board. Applicants must either live within the City of Lake Oswego or within the Urban Services Boundary, own a business located within the City or be employed full-time within the City. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15; job descriptions are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.