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LOT to hold neighborhood meeting March 12

The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership will hold a Robinwood neighborhood meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Robinwood Station Community Center, 3706 Cedaroak Drive.

Topics will include preconstruction activities such as tree cutting, installation of security fencing, erosion control and minor grading and graveling. These activities would occur over the next several months prior to the start of plant construction.

For more information, visit LOTigardWater.org or call the partnership hotline at 503-697-6502.

St. Patrick’s Day dance offered

The St. Patrick’s Day dance at the West Linn Adult Community Center has become an annual tradition for younger adults with a diagnosis of cognitive or physical disabilities. Family members, friends and care providers are encouraged to attend.

This year’s dance will be March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will include popular dance music played by a professional DJ and light refreshments. Cost is $5 at the door.

For more information, contact Terri Jones at 503-557-4700. The adult community center is located at 1180 Rosemont Road.

Reserve your picnic space now

Picnic reservations in city parks are now open for West Linn Residents and will open March 8 for non-West Linn residents.

Reservable areas are Hammerle Park shelter, Mary S. Young Park shelter, Sunset Park shelter, Tanner Creek shelter and Willamette Park shelter, gazebo and stage.

You may reserve park shelters for dates through Oct. 31.

Reservations may be made by phone at 503-557-4700 or in-person at city hall, 22500 Salamo Road. Payment is required at the time of the reservation.

Students, enter the If I Were Mayor contest

Students in ninth through 12th grade, imagine a West Linn where you are the mayor. Share your creative ideas about what you would do as mayor. 

Local winners are entered into a state contest for a chance to win a new laptop.  Students are encouraged to be creative and share their ideas using video or PowerPoint.  This contest is open to all high school students (grades nine-12) in West Linn.

Rules:

  • Submissions must be received by the city of West Linn by noon May 1.
  • Submissions will become the property of the city of West Linn and the Oregon Mayors’ Association (OMA).
  • Submissions may be posted on the social media networks for both entities.
  • One entry will be selected by Mayor John Kovash as the city of West Linn’s official entry into the OMA contest.
  • Statewide winners and their parents will be invited to attend the OMA summer conference in Corvallis on July 27 where they will be recognized at a special award luncheon.
  • Video or PowerPoint details:

  • The video/PowerPoint contest is open to students enrolled in high school (grades nine-12) or home-schooled at the high school level for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Presentations must be one to three minutes in length.
  • All presentations must be submitted via email or DVD to the city of West Linn by the May 1 deadline:
  • \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , West Linn City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn, OR 97068.
  • Include the student’s name and an email address for the parent or guardian with the email or DVD.
  • The winning submission must complete an OMA form after the mayor’s selection is made.
  • Curbside cleanup week is set

    West Linn Refuse & Recycling will offer a free curbside cleanup day on regularly scheduled garbage pickup days during the week of April 1 through April 5.

    Contact West Linn Refuse & Recycling for more information about this annual program offered to West Linn residents. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-557-3900.

    City offers e-billing

    The city of West Linn offers the convenience of free e-billing for utility customers. This option allows account holders to receive an email when their bills are available, with a link to a secure website where they can view their bills and pay online in one sitting.

    When signing up, have your statement in front of you, as you will need to create an account using your utility account number and name as it appears on your bill. To register, visit smartbillcorp.com/oa/frmLogin.aspx?ws=westlinn.

    If you would like to continue to receive your bills in the mail, but would like the option to view your bill online as well, you may still create an account. When prompted on how you would like to receive your statements, change the option to “mail.”

    The city of West Linn encourages residents to opt for e-bills to reduce carbon footprints by eliminating the paper copy received each month.

    Take Care of West Linn Day set

    The West Linn Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s mission for Take Care of West Linn Day is to promote the value of volunteerism and community pride by making available opportunities for community members to participate in projects to give back to their community and maintain the high quality of life in West Linn. The city’s goal is to facilitate a large number of projects throughout the West Linn led by community organizations. The city also promotes opportunities for individuals to join one of these projects and provides an after-event to recognize volunteers.

    The next Take Care of West Linn Day is May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The appreciation picnic will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mary S. Young State Park.

    Each year the city has more than 20 different projects, located at more than 15 different sites, accomplished by more than 20 groups.

    Your organization can still choose to organize your own project. The Parks and Recreation Department will help with identifying a project, planning your project, promoting your project to obtain additional volunteers and recognizing the effort of your volunteers.Let the city know if your organization is interested in participating in Take Care of West Linn Day in some form. Contact Ken Warner at 503-557-4700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up group project or find more details.

    Apply for a community grant

    The city of West Linn has a limited amount of funding available for community organizations’ requests for support for their yearly events, operations and activities.

    Community organizations are asked to submit a standardized form each spring so all requests received by the city can be similarly evaluated during the community grant allocation process. The budget typically includes an allocation to qualifying organizations.

    Neighborhood associations are not eligible for the community grant program. The grant request form is designed for community-based organizations that are interested in receiving grant funding for specific, planned events and activities occurring between July and June of the coming year.

    Although the city budgets on a biennial (two-year) basis, the request must be submitted for each of the fiscal years.

    Submitted application forms are evaluated by the members of the citizen budget committee. This citizen group determines how best to allocate available funding based upon the criteria and develops its recommendations, which are forwarded to the city council for approval.

    The application window will close March 20. For more information, visit westlinnoregon.gov/finance/community-grant-program.

    Robinwood Station Garden event set

    Enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own potatoes on March 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. Ed Florence, long-time local potato gardener, will cover soil quality and type, planting techniques, potato varieties for the region, watering and harvesting. Seed potatoes will be available for purchase.

    The Robinwood Station is located at 3706 Cedaroak Drive.

    For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-451-0289.

    Check out winter routes

    The city of West Linn will post winter weather information on its home page and on its Facebook page and Twitter when necessary.

    The winter weather route map shows primary and secondary snow plowing, de-icing routes and streets subject to closure during snowy and icy weather in West Linn.

    Call 503-656-6081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or with requests for service. The winter weather route map can be found at westlinnoregon.gov/maps/winter-weather-routes.

    Library helps with e-readers

    Every second and fourth Wednesday you can drop in at the West Linn Public Library for free hands-on help with your e-reader and Library2Go. Please note the schedule below and come at the time designated for your particular device. You may be sharing your learning time with others, so arrive on time and be familiar with your device beforehand.

  • 1 p.m. — Tablets and smartphones
  • 2 p.m. — Non-tablet kindles
  • 3 p.m. — All other non-tablet e-readers
  • Library staff can also help with:

  • Getting started with Library2Go
  • Finding, checking out, and downloading e-books
  • Returning e-books early
  • Transferring books to your device
  • The library is located at 1595 Burns St.




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