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Volunteers needed to serve on committee

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking three citizen volunteers to serve on the County Extension and 4-H Service District Budget Committee.

Voters formed the district in 2008 to provide annual property tax funding for Oregon State University Extension and 4-H programs in Clackamas County.

The budget committee reviews OSU Extension’s proposed budget and makes recommendations to commissioners for final approval. Members meet in April and May in preparation for a public hearing on June 1.

Any citizen residing within the district boundaries (all of Clackamas County except Johnson City) is invited to submit an application to serve on the committee.

All applications must be turned in by Friday, March 20.

Applications can be completed online at clackamas.us/citizenin/abc.html; paper copies are available from the Public and Government Affairs department at 2051 Kaen Road, Room 426, Oregon City, or by calling 503-655-8552.

For more information about the open positions or the committee, contact Michael Bondi at OSU Extension by calling 503-742-4353 or emailing at michael.bondi@oregonstate.edu.

Fire district to support Red Cross Month

Each year, the president of the United States proclaims the month of March as “Red Cross Month” to honor the lifesaving work the organization does throughout the year.

Sandy Fire District will support the cause on Wednesday, March 11, with a blood drive.

In the United States, someone needs blood every two seconds. Therefore, it takes the efforts of blood donors every business day to help ensure an adequate blood supply is available for patients in local or area hospitals. Any healthy person age 17 (age 16 in Oregon with a signed parental consent) or older and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Valid identification is required for all donors.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood from 1:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Sandy Fire main station, 17460 Bruns Ave., call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “SandyComm.”

Donors can also call the fire station at 503-668-8093 to sign up.

City Council considering pot dispensary rule

At its regular meeting, on Monday, March 2, the Sandy City Council accepted public testimony concerning Ordinance No. 2015-02.

The ordinance, for when the statewide moratorium is no longer in effect and if the city-wide ban fails, would allow medical marijuana facilities in general-commercial and light-industrial zones but not within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, preschools or commercial daycare facilities.

The public hearing will be revisited at the next meeting on Monday, March 16.

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