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City of Happy Valley

12915 SE King Road

Portland, Oregon 97236-6298

(503) 760-3325

(503) 760-9397 FAX

CITY HALL NEWS

A publication of the City of Happy Valley

September 1996

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

TREES! TREES! TREES!

PLANNING COMMISSION

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLAN

MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL

HAPPY VALLEY PARK

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

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At the July Meetings:

In July, The City Council passed an Ordinance establishing a solid waste management program for the City. This Ordinance will allow the continuation of a prior agreement with Clackamas County for the management and enforcement of solid waste disposal.

Also in July, Council began discussion of goals for the City and Staff.

At the August Meetings:

At the August 19th meeting, Community Development Director, Jim Crumley, presented a workshop to update Council on the draft of the proposed Commercial Standards for the City.

City Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 PM at City Hall. The first twenty minutes of each meeting is reserved for citizens to bring their concerns

before the Council. We encourage all who would be interested to take advantage of this opportunity.

Monday. September 16, 1996

Monday. October 7, 1996

7:00 PM, City Hall

TREES! TREES! TREES!

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Mayor Randy Nicolay has proclaimed Saturday, November 2nd as "Happy Valley Arbor Day." With the help of the citizens of Happy Valley and various organizations, 500 new trees will be planted in the park.

Targeted for planting are the wildlife-wetlands park, soccer field annex, the animal exercise area, and portions of the recently paved path in the main park. In order to enhance these new additions to the park, volunteers are needed to plant small trees and seedlings on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The Friends of Trees organization. PGE, Scout. and church groups have already offered assistance. To meet the 500 tree target, help from Happy Valley residents is also needed.

To volunteer to plant trees, donate trees, or make a donation to buy trees, please call City Hall. 760-3325.

PLANNING COMMISSION

AUGUST MEETING RESULTS

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August 12, 1996

The Planning Commission heard an application for a cellular communications tower to be located behind the Fire Station. This hearing was continued to September 9th to allow the applicant to obtain further information concerning the site. The Commission heard an application for amendment to the Land Development Ordinance concerning tree cutting. This hearing was also continued to September 9th to allow City legal counsel further input on the final draft of the Ordinance.

August 26, 1996

Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum.


TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLAN

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The City of Happy Valley, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation, is working on a Transportation System Plan for the area. The plan will include a study and recommendation for transportation and roads in Happy Valley and the surrounding vicinity. Car, transit, bike, and pedestrian traffic will be studied. We are expecting approval of our work plan from ODOT in the next couple of weeks. Once we have received approval, we will begin to schedule public meetings to discuss the plan. Watch for upcoming dates.

MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL

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In November, there will be two Happy Valley City Council positions on the ballot. We thought you might be interested in who was running and a little information about them.

RANDY NICOLAY -

Background - Randy Nicolay is seeking a second four-year term on the Council. Randy was

elected Mayor by the current City Council in January 1995. He is employed by PGE.

Prior Government Experience:

Randy served on the Happy Valley Planning Commission from 1990-92. He has served on the City Council since 1992, and is the Precinct Person for Area #96-Dist. #3.

Educational Background:

Randy attended Happy Valley Grade School, Dale Ickes Junior High and graduated from Clackamas High School in 1978. He also attended Portland State University.

GARY KULTALA -

Background - Gary is seeking his first term on the City Council. He is a long-time resident of the Valley and employed as a Superintendent for Baugh Construction, a commercial construction business.

Prior Government Experience: None

Educational Background:

Gary graduated from Perham High School in Perham, MN. He attended Moorhead State College and Mt. Hood Community College.

MIKE SCHAUFLER-

Background - Michael is also seeking his first term on the City Council. He is self-employed in the lawn service field and is also a construction worker.

Prior Government Experience: None

Educational Background:

Michael has a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa. He graduated in 1984.

We wish all the candidates good luck in their bids for City Council and encourage all our citizens to exercise their right to vote November 5, 1996.

All information provided by the candidates.

HAPPY VALLEY PARK

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The park has been undergoing many changes this summer, as those of you who spend a lot of time there have probably noticed. The soccer fields are nearing completion. The sprinkler system is complete and seeding will take place in the next couple weeks. They should be ready for play next fall. The park pathways are now paved for your enjoyment. They were designed to connect with the new path around the grade school. The school requests your cooperation by not using their portion of the path during operating hours.

Plans are under way for the newly acquired portion of the park. Several grants have been applied for to assist in the cost of improvements. We will keep you posted on the progress. Don't forget "Happy Valley Arbor Day." We hope some of you can assist in the planting of our 500 trees.



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