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CITY COUNCIL:
The Lake Oswego City Council returns from its month-long hiatus Tuesday; the meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. In addition to compiling a list of finalists for the council seat vacated by Karen Bowerman, the council will also receive a general update from Metro, give the city attorney direction on marijuana policy, make Budget Committee appointments and hold a study session on Community Development Code amendments related to duplexes. For more information, call 503-534-4225.

EXPLORATORY DIGGING:
Crews dug test holes to locate existing underground utilities last week as part of the Boones Ferry Road Project. The “potholing,” which is essential for the future design of the roadway, took place between Madrona and Lanewood streets. For more information on the project, call 503-697-6510.

BIKE SAFETY WORKSHOP:
The Bike Gallery will host a safety workshop at the Main Fire Station, 300 B Ave., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will include bike and safety gear inspections and helmet-fittings. For more information, call 503-635-0291.

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION:
With pipe now installed under the railroad tracks on State Street, crews working for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership are moving to Foothills Road and the Oswego Village shopping center parking lot. Work will occur primarily at night, from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Friday, and is expected to last about two months. Foothills Road will be open to traffic, with intermittent lane closures and delays; access to businesses in the shopping center will be maintained and sidewalks will remain open, but parking will be limited in some areas. In the fall and winter, crews will progress through the Old Town neighborhood, along McVey Avenue and into George Rogers Park. For more information, go to lotigardwater.org.

STAGE 1 WATER ALERT:
Water levels on the Clackamas River are currently below normal, triggering a “Stage 1” alert under the city’s Water Management and Conservation Plan. This indicates a proactive, voluntary call-to-action among Lake Oswego water customers, who are urged to take steps to conserve water and lower use this summer. For more information and for tips on conservation, visit ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/water-conservation-program.

PHOTO CONTEST:
The City of Lake Oswego’s seventh-annual photo contest is on, and amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to enter to win one of three prizes in six categories. Winning submissions will be displayed in City Hall and on the city’s website. Deadline is Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest.

WATER QUALITY REPORTS NOW ONLINE:
The city has released its federally mandated Consumer Confidence Report, which focuses on water quality. To view the results and to find out how to obtain a paper copy, visit ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/water-quality-reports.

OPERATIONS PHOTOBLOG:
The Operations Division has announced a new blog series to profile the tasks utility workers accomplish on a daily basis. It can be viewed at ci.oswego.or.us/council-digest.