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Public Works Update

Updated: 2/22/18
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works.  Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass with any questions.

Some Heros Wear Capes, Others Orange
Thank you to the Public Works field staff who worked long hours this week to clear Tigard roads of ice and snow. Crews worked on both plowing and deicing this week. Streets supervisor Vance Walker reports using about 2,000 gallons of Magnesium Chloride. City crews will continue to monitor the weather and respond as needed through the weekend.

Pictured: Mike Hendrix, Glenn Davis, Kyle Arnhart, Kristopher Gates, Kenny Clark, Herb Burris, Chris PlummerPublic Works Streets Crew

Public Works Staff Celebrate Completion of Projects in Cook Park
Joe Coulter and David Howes (pictured below) lead a tour for citywide staff to view recent projects in Cook Park. Both projects are recent examples of ways innovative efforts by our team have led to reduced expenses for the city. The project led by Mr. Coulter helps to reduce erosion and protects a bridge over Kruger Creek in Cook Park. Mr. Howes described the Green Team project just across the trail to capture sediment and prevent future erosion along the creek.
Public Works Staff Celebrate Completion of Projects in Cook Park

Hunziker Road Construction Last Friday PW crews working on Hunziker
Braun Construction paved a permanent asphalt patch over the sewer improvements in Hunziker Road just west of Wall Street on Friday, February 16. The roadway was restricted to one lane of traffic with flaggers directing vehicles. This work is part of the East Tigard Sewer Replacement project. This project will increase the capacity of an existing sanitary sewer line to prevent overflows and improve access for routine maintenance. It will also provide sanitary sewer service for a portion of the undeveloped adjacent parcel.

January 11, 2018

Water Division Responds to Water Main Break in King City
On Wednesday city crews responded to a main break near Royalty Parkway. Typically during a main break customers may experience low pressure or discolored water until the repair is complete. Pictured below are Kyle Arnhart and Derek Johnson who worked together to locate and repair the leak.

Water Main Break: PW Update

What are the white markings on Tigard roads?
The Public Works Streets crew is already getting prepared for summer weather! Staff are marking locations where repairs are necessary ahead of this summer’s pavement management program. City crews will complete the repair work prior to the slurry seal contractor coming to town. Slurry seals are typically used on streets with lower traffic volumes and fairly good pavement condition – where the pavement surface has become rougher due to weathering, but does not have significant cracking. Slurry seals typically provide 5 to 10 years of pavement life.

Egg Hunt Returning to Cook Park 
Rain or shine, the City of Tigard will celebrate the much-anticipated arrival of spring with an egg hunt for children 0 to 10 years old and other family-friendly activities in Cook Park.
Egg Hunt at Cook Park 2018

January 18, 2018

2017 CERT Volunteer of the YearPhoto: 2017 CERT volunteer of the year Award Recipient Ralph Hughes
The City of Tigard has the BEST volunteers! Congratulations to Ralph Hughes who was recently named 2017 Tigard CERT Volunteer of the Year. Mr. Hughes served as an active CERT volunteer since the very first training class 14 years ago. He has been a key person for the program and served in several key roles as part of the team.  All told, in 2017 CERT volunteers dedicated 4,386 hours to the City of Tigard. Thanks to all of you for your service!

Hunziker Road Detour This Weekend
A section of Hunziker Road will be closed to through-traffic from 7 a.m. Saturday, January 20 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 21. A contractor will be connecting a new sewer line to an existing sewer under Hunziker St, and a detour will be in place. PLEASE NOTE: Potso Dog Park will be accessible from 72nd Avenue. The detour map is available at www.tigard-or.gov/construction.

Water Quality Facility Maintenance on Cascade Avenue
The city’s Stormwater construction crew is working this week to restore a water quality facility. This scheduled major maintenance will return the facility to its original design. The project will alleviate localized flooding at Paulson’s and Harley Davidson during heavy rains. The city’s green team will be planting the facility with native aquatic plants that will treat the stormwater before it reaches Ash Creek.
Photo: Water Quality Facility Maintenance on Cascade Avenue. The city’s Stormwater construction crew is working this week to restore a water quality facility. This scheduled major maintenance will return the facility to its original design. The project will alleviate localized flooding at Paulson’s and Harley Davidson during heavy rains. The city’s green team will be planting the facility with native aquatic plants that will treat the stormwater before it reaches Ash Creek.

January 25, 2018

Public Works Day at St. Anthony’s Scheduled in February
Public Works plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives—from turning on the tap, to playing in the park, to helping us get from one place to another on our trails, sidewalks and streets. The preschool class at St. Anthony’s will join staff for heavy-duty fun on February 7. Watch a video of the event from last year: https://youtu.be/UVjHz7wml7I

Photo: Public Works Day at St. Anthony School


Water Conservation
Each year the Clackamas River Water Providers hold a coloring contest with local elementary schools to create an annual Water Calendar. The theme for the 2018 calendar was “How I Can Protect and Conserve My Drinking Water.” Elementary School students were encouraged to create pictures depicting what they had learned about their water and what they can do to both conserve and protect it. Calendars are available upon request by calling Marissa Grass at 503-718-2428 or email marissa@tigard-or.gov.  

February 1, 2018

City Staff Tour Future Potential Alignment of the Fanno Creek TrailBonita to Tigard Library trail segmentFanno Creek Trail is a paved, multi-use pathway for walkers, runners, bicyclists and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The trail is being developed in segments, with current work on the sections from: 

  • Woodard Park to Grant Avenue
  • Main Street to Hall Boulevard
  • Tigard Public Library to Bonita Road
  • 85th Avenue to the Tualatin River

City staff walked the segment from about Bonita Park to the Tigard Public Library on Monday. The future trail is proposed to gently wind through a beautiful oak savannah restoration project before reaching a meadow and continuing to the Tigard Public Library. Residents, neighbors and folks interested in planning for the future trail are invited to an open house Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 4:30-6:30 at the Tigard Public Library.  Contact Mike McCarthy at 503-718-2462 or mikem@tigard-or.gov with questions.

Green Team Chips in on Water Quality Facility Maintenance on Cascade Avenue
This week the Public Works Green Team, made up of representatives from the stormwater and facilities divisions, worked to prepare the water quality facility on Cascade Avenue for planting. This project will alleviate localized flooding at Paulson’s and Harley Davidson during heavy rains. The city’s green team will be planting the facility with native aquatic plants that will treat the stormwater before it reaches Ash Creek.

GreenTeam
Pictured: Theresa Reynolds, David Howes, William Knab, Zachary Sorensen, Omar Olivera


Parks & Rec Opens Registration for Exciting Spring Activities:

1. Community Gardens: Reservations for the 2018 season are now open
Tigard’s community garden program is all about growing—growing vegetables, fruits, flowers and community connections. Whatever your reason for gardening, get growing today! Reservations are available online, by email or in-person. Visit www.tigard-or.gov/communitygardens.

2. Egg Hunt Returns to Cook Park
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Cook Park.  Visit www.tigard-or.gov/recreation/

February 14, 2018

Updated: 2/22/18
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works.  Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass with any questions.

Feeling the Love
In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week we are sharing two of our recent notes of appreciation for Public Works field staff.

“We recently noticed water standing in our meter box and called Tigard water to report the issue. We simply want to say how much we appreciate all of those involved in correcting the problem for being so prompt and respectful of the property and landscape as well as for being so kind and professional during their presence. We always find your staff to be very customer oriented and friendly. In observing the crew we noticed how well they work together and how communicative they are to one another.” 
–Mike and Kathy Landeu, written letter received February 12, 2018

“Wanted to call and complement the Cook Park Crew. There was a tree that came down about six weeks ago, right at the beginning of the year, and I’ve seen your amazing crew working on it and I thought they were going to be removing the tree. But to my surprise and delight, they did not. The tree is still there, but beautifully displayed with new landscaping. I just really wanted to thank whoever is responsible for the thoughtful consideration of the tree and people like me who go to the park every day and really enjoy them… I love Cook Park and I love walking there every day. I just really wanted to say thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day!” 
–Jill Ditinger, phone message received February 14, 2018 

Water Crew Sends Update
It was a busy week for the Water Division. View photos and updates from recent work completed by the team.
Public Works Update: Crew in the Field

Hunziker Road Work Expected on Friday

Weather permitting, Braun Construction will be paving a permanent asphalt patch over the sewer improvements in Hunziker Road just west of Wall Street this Friday. The roadway will be restricted to one lane of traffic with flaggers directing vehicles through the work area between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please expect delays during this time.

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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