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Updated: 11/16/17
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works.  Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass (marissa@tigard-or.gov) with any questions.

Stormwater Projects in Cook Park to Prevent Erosion
Two Public Works crews are working in Cook Park this week to prevent erosion on Copper Creek. The Green Team is working like beavers in the stream to build dams and bring Copper Creek back up to historic levels. This work, on the right as you head from Cook Park towards 108th Avenue, follows a successful pilot project in Jack Park last fall.

The Sanitary Sewer/Stormwater construction crew is working across the trail on a Copper Creek Outfall Temporary Repair project. Crews are working to install piping from the culverts down to the Tualatin River to prevent further erosion in this area. Residents can expect intermittent trail closures, construction noise during work hours, and trucks and equipment traveling to and from the site.

Creek Erosion Prevention

Leaf Disposal and Food Drive Continues on Saturday
Falling leaves mixed with heavy rain can cause real problems for your home and your neighborhood. Help us prevent leaf-clogged storm drains by bringing your leaves to Cook Park this weekend. Area residents are encouraged to drop off leaves and donate non-perishable food items at the 15th annual free Leaf Disposal and Food Drive. The event will be held at Cook Park, at the end of 92nd Avenue just off of Durham Road near Tigard High School. Drop off leaves and food items between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 18.

Parks & Rec: Registration Open for Winter Soccer
Winter classes available for enrollment! Programs for 2-3 year olds and 3-5 year olds. Ten session classes lead by enthusiastic instructors. Learn more at www.tigard-or.gov/recreation.  

UPDATE: 9/28/17

Updated: 9/28/17
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works.  Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass (marissa@tigard-or.gov) with any questions.

Bull Mountain Park Nearing Completion
Bull Mountain Park Ribbon Cutting
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3 p.m. - Dedication hosted by Friends of Bull Mountain Park
3:30 p.m. - Celebration hosted by City of Tigard and Friends of Bull Mountain Park

Bull Mtn Park Ribbon Cutting eventCake and ice cream will be provided (while supplies last). Live music by Two Minds band. Tigard Parks & Recreation information available. We encourage biking and walking to this event.

This 10-acre neighborhood park is under construction. New elements include accessible trails, a picnic shelter, a nature play structure, and interpretive elements. The park construction is being led by the Friends of Bull Mountain Park, a grassroots organization formed to advocate for the acquisition and development of Bull Mountain Park.

Closing out Preparedness Month
More than 300 people attended a Prepare Out Loud Event at Tigard High School on Tuesday. The event was cosponsored by the American Red Cross and KGW News. City booths included information from the Tigard Police Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  In attendance was a family that experienced a recent earthquake in Mexico. For more information about their story and the event, visit http://koin.com/2017/09/26/family-that-survived-mexico-quake-preps-for-cascadia-event/. View videos and additional information at http://kgwkeepingyousafe.com/.

Water Division Update
Crews were replacing a fire hydrant in the Riverwood area and observed a broken 6" water valve.  Dan and Edwin were ready to complete this work!

Other water highlights for September: 

  • Crews updated three water valves on Bonita Rd. at Hall Blvd.
  • Repaired a 6" and 8" main break.
  • Repaired a 2 1/2" service line break at City Hall.

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Community Clean Up Day Coming Soon
Bring items to Tigard Public Works for recycling or donation to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Please see http://www.tigard-or.gov/cleanup/ for a complete list of accepted materials. Total amounts are limited to one 8’ truck bed or one 8’ trailer. Residential only. Suggested donation: 2 non-perishable food items for Tigard St. Vincent DePaul

Community clean upTo accommodate as many households as possible, we must specify:

  • This community cleanup event is available to City of Tigard residents.
  • One trip through per customer
  • Gates will close prior to 1 p.m. if we reach full capacity at the drop-off site.
  • Materials will only be accepted between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day of the event. Any items left outside of those hours will be considered illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted.
  • Call Brian Wheatley at 503-718-2610 with questions about specific items.

Dirksen Nature Park
Sculpture art was installed yesterday as part of the Dirksen Nature Park overlook project. The oak savanna overlook will provide seating to view wildlife and to enjoy the establishing prairie restoration. Hidden around the overlook will be bronze depictions of different animals that live in Oregon’s oak savannas. Construction of the overlook and boardwalk is scheduled for completion in October 2017. Look forward to next summer when a new nature play area and shelter are coming to the park.
 

UPDATE: 10/5/17

Trail Connection at Highland Drive Almost Complete
The streets crew is building a trail connection from Highland Drive to the south end of 100th Avenue as part of the city’s Pedestrian and Cyclist Connections Program.  Neighbors who came out on Wednesday to look at the work, included this K-9 pal who can report being the first to use the new pathway.

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Water Crews Replace Outdated Water Meter
City crews replaced an old 8-inch water meter on Fischer Road this week. The old meter was very large in size compared to the new meter and was hard to read. The new meter has a single meter head and allows city staff to read it remotely. The old meter had three separate heads, and required a special route and calculations to read. The old meter was nicknamed a “submarine” by staff as it was large and made of brass.
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Work Wrapping Up on Kruger Creek
The sanitary sewer/stormwater construction crew replaced a defunct 36-inch culvert under a pedestrian path on upper Krueger Creek. Crew leader Joe Coulter reports getting to work outside on such a beautiful day as one of the highlights of his job. Work was done to stabilize the sewer manhole at the outfall. Crews worked for four days to complete the work. 50 yards of class 200 boulders were used to try to limit erosion from the outfall. A new inlet was made to prevent water from topping the path.
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Update: 10/12/17

City Crews Work Like Beavers in the Stream at Cook Park
In an effort to protect our streams, the Public Works Green Team worked this week to construct small dams in Cook Park. Erosion is one of the city’s biggest stormwater challenges and efforts were needed to protect streams on the west side of the park. Working like beavers in the stream, crews built dams that will capture sediment, allow it to settle out and bring the bottom of the stream back up. This will allow the water to flow naturally into the floodplains.
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Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest Coming Soon PW Updates
Tigard Parks & Rec is excited to announce the annual dog costume contest in Posto Dog Park. A celebrity panel of judges will be on hand to award prizes for best costume. All canine participants will be eligible for great raffle prizes! Judging starts at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Mud Bay.  

Water Update
Water crew was busy this week! The water division responded to a main break on Park Street, assisted with night work on Pacific Highway, installed water service for a new home and continued their work on small service requests like leaks, low pressure, etc. Dan recently repaired a service line break near Summerlake Park. 3/4" copper line failed underground. Derek is getting ready to repair a blow off box that is damaged in the City of Durham.

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UPDATE: 10/19/17

Updated: 10/19/17
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works.  Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass (marissa@tigard-or.gov) with any questions.

Community Clean Up Event on SaturdayCommunity clean up
Bring items to Tigard Public Works this weekend for recycling or donation to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Total amounts are limited to one 8’ truck bed or one 8’ trailer. Residential only.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tigard Public Works | 8777 SW Burnham Street, Tigard, OR 97223
  • Suggested donation: 2 non-perishable food items for Tigard St. Vincent DePaul
  • This community cleanup event is available to City of Tigard residents.

Sandbag Station Ready for Anticipated Rain sandbag station
The city offers a free sandbag station in the parking lot of the Tigard Public Works Building (8777 SW Burnham Street.) The self-service station is stocked with sand and sandbags and can be accessed at any time. Shovels may not be provided, so please bring your own. Sand is to be used for emergency purposes only. Citizens are welcome to return the full sandbags, used or not. Please return them directly to the sandbag station on the west end of the parking lot

Bull Mountain Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration
On Sunday, October 15, the City of Tigard and the Friends of Bull Mountain Park (FBMP) celebrated the development of Bull Mountain Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event honored the people who’ve helped develop the park over the past six years, including donors, volunteers and city staff.

Tigard bought more than 108 acres of park land and open space through the 2010 bond. It still has more than 58 acres of parkland that are undeveloped but there were no funds specifically for neighborhood park development and maintenance.

“In the last 18 years Tigard has added more than 230 acres of parkland – and only one parks maintenance person,” said Councilor Jason Snider. “Congratulations to all of you – to the Friends of Bull Mountain, to the volunteers and donors who worked so tirelessly to bring this all together, to the members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and to the city staff for being open to this partnership and helping move this beautiful park forward.”

Read more in the Tigard Times: http://www.pamplinmedia.com/ttt/89-news/375465-260459-ribbon-cut-at-bull-mountain-park-in-well-attended-ceremony

Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest: October 28th! PW Updates
Tigard Parks & Rec is excited to announce the annual dog costume contest in Posto Dog Park. A celebrity panel of judges will be on hand to award prizes for best costume. All canine participants will be eligible for great raffle prizes! Judging starts at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Mud Bay.  

 

 

UPDATE: 10/26/17

Updated: 10/26/17
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works.  Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass (marissa@tigard-or.gov) with any questions.

Clean Up Event a Success
Thanks to all the Tigard residents for making our first Clean Up Event a great success! This event ensured tons of material was properly recycled or disposed of, and helped us do our part to keep our urban green spaces and water ways clean. We had a total of 137 vehicles come through, and filled up all six of the drop boxes. We also want to thank Pride Disposal for donating their hauling services. For more information on solid waste and recycling, please visit http://www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/solid_waste.php

Homecoming Parade
Last week Public Works staff set out traffic control before the homecoming parade! Great job Curtis and Glenn.

October 28 is the Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest PW Updates
Tigard Parks & Rec is excited to announce the annual dog costume contest in Posto Dog Park. A celebrity panel of judges will be on hand to award prizes for best costume. All canine participants will be eligible for great raffle prizes! Judging starts at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Mud Bay.  

Be Rain Ready
Before heavy rains hit, get your home ready and help prevent neighborhood flooding with these tips from Clean Water Services:

  • Clear leaves and yard debris off streets and storm drains.
  • Clear gutters and downspouts.
  • Keep yard debris and leaf piles away from drainage ditches and streams so that rising water does not carry the material downstream and block a culvert.
  • Bring leaves, grass clippings and pine needles to a free Leaf Disposal November 4 & 18 or December 2 & 9.

During heavy rains, Public Works crews are standing by 24 hours a day to respond to flooding problems that threaten public health, safety or property. If rising water occurs: 

  • Visit the self-serve sand bag station at Tigard Public Works. The sand is for FLOODING PREVENTION USE ONLY. Remember to bring your own shovel.
  • If water is more than a few inches deep, never stand on a storm drain or try to remove it, report clogged storm drains by calling 503-718-2591.

For more information visit http://www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/wastewater_storm.php

Add to Your Weekend Calendar: A Visit to Tigard’s Rose Garden
Tigard resident Larry McCullough maintains a beautiful rose garden at the end of Highland Drive near the city’s newest pathway project. The garden is located in city right of way, but the garden is lovingly maintained by neighbors. Water for the roses is provided by the city’s Parks Division. For more information, see a recent article in the Regal Courier: http://pamplinmedia.com/rc/64-features/373590-256030-rose-garden-is-hidden-gem-in-summerfield.
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Contact
Tigard Public Works
8777 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR 97223
503-718-2591

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

After-Hours Emergency
To report water, stormwater, sewer, street or park emergencies outside regular business hours, contact the after-hours answering service at 503-639-1554.
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