NEW BALLOT DROP BOX: Lake Oswego voters now have two places to drop off their completed ballots in next weeks 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.
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2016-17: The Citys proposed budget for 2016-17 is now available online at ci.oswego.or.us/finance/city-budget and in print at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) The budget, which includes the Citys Capital Improvement Plan, is expected to be reviewed by the City Council in June after public comment and Citizens Budget Committee approval this month. Once adopted, the fiscal year budget will take effect July 1.
IRON MOUNTAIN PARK (MAY 12): The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department will hold its second design charrette for a 3-acre portion of Iron Mountain Park from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road). At the first session in February, attendees were encouraged to suggest new features and draw their ideas on large maps of the area. Parks & Rec took that feedback to a professional design group, which used it as a starting point to create two design concepts for the park. Feedback will also be accepted online after the charrette at www.ironmountainpark.org.
LORA BUDGET COMMITTEE (MAY 12): The Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency budget committee meeting originally scheduled for May 5 will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_bc/lora-budget-committee-3.
FARMERS MARKET (MAY 14): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park on Saturday with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Live music, too. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through Oct. 8.
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (MAY 16): 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-104.
ARBOR DAY POETRY AWARDS (MAY 18): Winning poems will be read and prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) as the City concludes its Arbor Day Poetry Contest for students in grades 1-12. First-, second- and third-prize winners will be selected in each of three divisions: 1st-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Winning poems will also be published in The Review later this month.
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 May 15; job descriptions are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.