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County plans a town hall forum

Clackamas County commissioners will hold a town hall gathering from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Molalla Library, 201 E. Fifth St. in Molalla.

This is a chance for county residents to engage county commissioners on issues of concern. The forum’s format will be questions and answers.

“We want to be out and about in the community,” said Commission Chairman John Ludlow. “We hope people will make it a priority to talk with their county commissioners.”

This is one of several public meetings that the commission will have in different locations around the county during the year.

Here’s a legislative town hall forum

State Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River, and Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, are planning a legislative town hall in Cascade Locks on March 22.

The town hall forum is planned to give constituents a legislative update and an opportunity to share concerns and ask questions about issues taking place in the district and in Salem.

“We have some very important legislation this session,” Johnson said, “and there are a lot of significant things happening in our local communities. We would like to discuss what we’ve been working on, what our priorities are and get some feedback from members of our community on their needs locally.”

The town hall will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Port of Cascade Locks, 355 Cascade Locks Highway. The town hall is free and open to the public.

This is only the first of a number of town halls Johnson will offer during the 2013 legislative session.

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Public views on Springwater plan

A summary of the public comments received by the Oregon Department of Transportation over the past few months about the proposed 267th Avenue with Highway 26 intersection project is now available.

To find a summary, including comments provided in late 2012 and early 2013, visit the website: oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/US26Springwater.aspx

Any organization wanting ODOT project staff to make a presentation about this project at a meeting should contact ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator Jilayne Jordan at 503-731-8237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Easter egg hunt coming March 30

Hey kids: Plan ahead for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt in Meinig Park. All children through 10 years old are invited to participate.

The festive and competitive activity is being planned to begin at exactly 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, in the city’s oldest park.

While the hollow eggs will be located all over the park, some will contain candy, some will have Skate World coupons and some (golden in color) will earn the finders a cuddly bunny.

The event is organized and conducted by members of the Sandy Kiwanis Club.