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SOUTHWEST EMPLOYMENT AREA PLAN: The advisory committee will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on April 9 at Lakeridge Junior High School, 4700 Jean Road. On the agenda is a public workshop, a review of draft alternatives and discussion of next steps. For more information, call 503-697-6524.

CITY COUNCIL JOINT SESSION: The City Council will hold a joint session with the Planning Commission at 5:30 p.m. on April 14 at City Hall. The topic is land use, transportation and infrastructure alternatives for the Southwest Employment Area Plan.

SENSITIVE LANDS OVERHAUL: The city has made available a public review draft of proposed Comprehensive Plan and code updates to the Sensitive Lands program. Relevant documents are online here: ci.oswego.or.us/boc_pc/lu-15-0019-natural-resources-program-and-sensitive-lands-revisions.

ONGOING TRAFFIC COUNTS: The Engineering Department will conduct a number of traffic counts throughout the city, now through May. Results can be viewed at ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/traffic-counts-program.

PIPELINE WORK WORK MOVES TO B AVENUE: Crews are now installing pipe along B Avenues as part of ongoing construction for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership project. Rollintg street closures are planned as work progresses from Ninth Street to State Street. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION ON HWY. 43: Crews have almost completed the placement of a permanent trench patch along the two-mile stretch of Highway 43 where pipe was installed. Over the next few weeks, small crews will continue to work along the pipeline, installing valves, drains and laterals; making pipe connections; performing inspections; restoring or removing concrete panels; and other miscellaneous work. Work is scheduled to take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, with flaggers guiding traffic through a single lane. Final paving of the lane where pipe was installed is expected to take place this summer.

CASCADIA EARTHQUAKE PRESENTATION: Dr. Althea Rizzo, Geological Hazard Program coordinator for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, will give a presentation from 6-9 p.m. on April 9 on current understanding of earthquake risk in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. She will discuss preparation and preparedness. Free, but space is limited. Register by contacting Bonnie Hirshberger at bhirshberger@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-675-3992.

STUDENT ARBOR-THEMED POETRY CONTEST: The city invites students in grades one through 12 to enter an original, unpublished poem in its tree-themed Poetry Contest. Entries should be no longer than 14 typed lines in 11-point font. Submit entries with name, telephone number, grade and school to TreePoemContest@gmail.com on or before April 24. Three prizes will be awarded for each division, and winners will be notified by phone on May 1. For more information, call 503-635-0290.

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