Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
Road Closure Notice
The city is currently working with consultants to determine the structural integrity of the roadway, and the extent of subterranean damage.
Once the damage is understood, the city will put together a plan to reopen the road. However, needed repairs could take six months or more.
Snowman Scavenger Hunt
Snow much fun! Join us for the 2nd Annual Snowman Scavenger Hunt at Summerlake Park (11450 SW Winterlake Drive). This is your chance to win prizes! Visit www.tigard-or.gov/recreation for clues and more information.
Tell Us: What interesting places are near or along the Fanno Creek Trail?
While the Fanno Creek Trail is being developed in segments, a cohesive look and feel for the trail in Tigard is desired. We want to know: What are the cool things to see near the trail?
- Does your family like to enjoy the nature play area at Dirksen Nature Park?
- Is there a great burger in Downtown Tigard to fuel your ride to Beaverton?
- Do you take the trail to the library?
Enter potential destinations on the map: https://www.engage.tigard-or.gov/fct/maps/cooldestinations
Tigard to Winter Weather: We’re Ready!
Public Works staff participated in the annual winter weather rodeo this month to prepare for the weather ahead. Stations included the sandbag station, deicer, plow/sander, chainsaw use, tire chains and more.
It’s Time! Winter Weather Preparation Tips
Public Works is gearing up for winter weather, join us! Learn more about what you can do to winterize your home, deal with frozen pipes and turn your water off at the meter. Some of the things you can do include:
- Insulating hot and cold pipes
- Opening cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms
- Disconnect hoses from outside faucets
- Turn off drain automatic sprinkler systems and backflow devices
- Cover foundation vents
See more: www.tigard-or.gov/water
City Council Votes to Fund Needed Stormwater Improvements
As of July 1, 2020, the City of Tigard’s Stormwater Surface Water Management Fee will increase by $3.50 per month. Tigard City Council reviewed the needs of the Stormwater system on December 10, 2019, and unanimously voted to increase the fee.
City Council adopted a Stormwater Master Plan last year to protect the community from the negative effects of urban stormwater runoff, including erosion, water quality and flooding. This was the first update in 30 years, and as such, there are back-logged needs.
Revenue from the increase will implement important projects like Kruger Creek bank stabilization where, through an effect of erosion called incision, some streams have developed vertical streambanks up to 35 feet deep. Incised streams can undermine adjacent structures, as is the case at SW Gallin Court, where the city purchased a private property that was nearly undermined by Kruger Creek. Sewer lines are also at risk in the canyons and valleys of Bull Mountain streams, and in other streams throughout the city. For more information: www.tigard-or.gov/stormwaterPlan to Play: Parks & Recreation Survey
Every ten years the city creates a vision for the future of parks and recreation in Tigard and recommends investments the city can make to achieve the community’s vision. Important priorities set in the last 10-year plan are nearing completion. Our question now is… What’s next?
So far about 230 respondents have shown a strong preference for trails and access to nature. When asked what is most important when you recreate, respondents overwhelmingly chose:
- Being surrounded by trees, plants water and wildlife, and
- Walking, running or biking on trails.
To take the survey visit www.tigard-or.gov/parks