Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
Hooray! The Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide is Here
Be the first to check out new opportunities from Parks & Rec! View online at www.tigard-or.gov/recreation. There is a wide variety of events, including:
- Kids’ Night Out | Ages 4–11 | Drop off your kids for a night of fun!
- Red Cross Babysitting Training | Ages 11–15 | Learn what every parent wants in a safe and responsible babysitter.
- Expressive Abstract Art | Ages 10–18 | Let go and explore with acrylic paint using expressive techniques that bring out the intuitive artist in you.
- Winter Break Day Camps | Ages 6–11 | Campers will explore team games, create crafts, play at the park (weather permitting), watch a short movie and meet friends.
- Before And After Care (Day Camps) | Ages 6-11 | Parks & Rec will provide before and after care from 8–9 a.m. and/or 4–5 p.m.
Increasing Efficiency with New Equipment
- TV Inspection Van
“It’s increased our productivity by about 20 to 25 percent,” Block says. “We have been able to inspect about 95-plus percent of our storm system, which a lot of was previously out of compliance due to [us] being unable to inspect.” Read more about the robotic TV inspection vehicle in a blog post from the vendor.
Combination Hydro Cleaner Truck
An event on Tuesday celebrated the new Combination Hydro Cleaner Truck. It is the largest vehicle in the city’s fleet and is used to maintain city sanitary sewer and storm water systems. “This truck is easier to operate, it is quieter, it allows us to move faster,” reports Senior Utility Worker Joe Conrad.
Isn’t She Lovely: Durham Road Overlay Project
Work on Durham Road is now substantially complete (ramp work, pavement overlay, striping)
Next up: Signal work with Washington County
The Street Maintenance Fee supports this yearly program for corrective and preventative street maintenance in Tigard. The road system is one of the City of Tigard’s biggest investments. The purpose of the Pavement Management Program is to keep our roads in the best condition possible.
Water Division Update
- Kevin Nylen operates the water division’s valve turning machine. The machine operates the valves hydraulically and ensures the valve operates correctly. Crews will flush water from a nearby fire hydrant during this activity as well. It’s like an exercise program for our infrastructure!
- The water division has been working near highway 217 the last two weeks to inspect the waterline that crosses under highway 217. Crews are obtaining data for possible work in the future.
- Car vs Hydrant on Garden Park Place! Oops! The hydrant broke off and crews responded the next day to complete a hydrant repair.
Construction Notice: Potso Dog Park Waterline
The Water Division will complete work in Potso Dog Park on Wednesday August 21, 2019. The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. This project includes replacement of a waterline. During the work there will be:
- Limited parking
- No access to water
- Construction noise
- Trucks and equipment
Register for the Family Fest Fun Run
Run or walk with Tigard Parks & Rec through our city’s parks and trails. This 5k route starts at City Hall and ends at the Downtown Tigard Street Festival. This event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Sign up early and receive a free t-shirt: www.tigard-or.gov/recreation
Cost: $5; Free for kids under 5 years old
Distance: 5 kilometers