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LOPD TO STAGE UNDERAGE DECOY OPERATION — The Lake Oswego Police Department, in cooperation with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, will send underage volunteers into 20 random bars, restaurants and stores on Tuesday to make sure the businesses are in compliance with laws regulating the sale of alcohol to minors. The volunteers will try to buy alcohol using valid ID that shows they are under the age of 21. Any businesses that sell to the minors will be cited and fined. The LOPD conducts underage “stings” about four times a year; the operations are financed by federal and state governments.

TEEN LOUNGE NOW OPEN — More than 50 students a day are using the teen lounge at the West End Building, which opened last week. Teens in grades 6 through 9 are invited to use the lounge’s After-School Activity Program for homework help, a variety of classes and clubs, to enjoy video games and more.

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED — The city’s Building Division announced it issued one new single-family-residence structural permit on Spruce Street last week, and one demolition permit on Third Street.

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM — The Palisades Neighborhood Association will host a forum for the five City Council candidates at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. The candidates, who are running for three open council positions, will make opening statements and respond to questions selected from a random drawing. There will also be time for a question-and-answer session with the audience. The forum will be held at Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive.

ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE — The city’s annual report and budget summary for 2014 is now available online: ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/annual-report-budget-brief

CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON B AVENUE — The Lake Oswego-Tigard Partnership has begun construction on two separate water projects along B Avenue, starting with a stormwater system upgrade. This phase is slated to take three to four months, and construction work will happen on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., in compliance with city-approved construction hours.

During construction, only one block and one intersection of B Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic and street parking at a time. Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained, and traffic detours will be in place. In an effort to improve safety, the block under construction — currently between Second and Third streets — will remain closed to through traffic after construction hours.

A second project, installation of a new pipeline under B Avenue between State Street and 9th Street, will begin early 2015 and is expected to take up to three weeks per block. Both projects are expected to be completed by spring 2015. For more info, visit lotigardwater.org/images/2014-07/b_ave_handout_final-website.pdf

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