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City plans drug take-back event

Lake Oswego residents can get rid of their unwanted or expired prescription medicines Saturday at a drug take-back event sponsored by the city.

This one-day-only event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Unwanted prescription medicines will be collected from individual households only; medications cannot be accepted from businesses such as nursing homes or doctor’s offices.

Pills and tablets should be placed into zip-sealed bags; plastic prescription containers will not be accepted. Bottles of liquid medication should also be placed in sealable plastic bags. No sharps/syringes/EpiPens, over-the-counter medicines or supplements such as vitamins will be collected; for information on disposal of these items, call Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000.

For more disposal options, visit http://www.lakeoswego.city/police/drug-medicine-disposal. For more information about the take-back event, contact Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LOPD plans second school zone enforcement

Lake Oswego Police officers will conduct their second school zone enforcement operation of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Lake Grove Elementary School.

The enforcement detail is part of an ongoing effort by the LOPD to increase pedestrian and driver safety in school zones and reduce the number of auto/pedestrian accidents in the city, according to LOPD Sgt. Clayton Simon.

Simon said the grant-funded operation is scheduled for 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Boones Ferry Road, adjacent to Lake Grove Elementary. The 20-mph school zone is marked with flashing yellow lights and enhanced school zone signage.

Failure to obey the posted school zone speed limit is a violation of O.R.S. 811.111 and can result in a citation with an enhanced fine of $320 or more, Simon said.

Earlier this month, the LOPD conducted its first school zone details outside Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools. Those operations resulted in 20 speeding citations; five other drivers were cited for using a cell phone while driving.

For more information, contact Simon or Officer Denton Veach at 503-635-0250.

Coming up on the Wizer Block

Here’s what was scheduled to happen in and around the Wizer Block this week:

-- Abatement test results were to be posted

-- The security fence surrounding the block was scheduled to be expanded to incorporate the sidewalks and tree protection zones.

-- The project team expected its demolition permit to be issued. Planning for demolition and for a groundbreaking ceremony continues.

-- Two tile mosaics inside the Wizer building were to be removed and stored. The project team is evaluating a request from the Historic Resources Advisory Board to save the iconic street lights that surround the Wizer’s parking lot; an electrician will assess the feasibility of that request soon, officials said.

All dates are tentative while permitting and contracting are in process. For the most up-to-date information, go to timeline-lo137.com.

— The Review