PLANNING COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL TOPICS
CITIZEN INPUT NEEDED — PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES ON CHILDS/PILKINGTON ROAD
The Rivergrove Transportation Committee will hold an informational meeting on proposed traffic calming devices on Childs and Pilkington Roads from 6:00-7:00 pm, Monday, October 9th, at the River Grove Elementary School library. The public is invited to learn what is being discussed and to give opinions about the proposed devices. To see the options and give your input, visit https://goo.gl/forms/3vJVGkJOnUNIYbpF2 or print and complete the paper survey and bring to the meeting or drop off at City Hall, 4924 Childs Road.
TEMPORARY “YOUR SPEED IS…” SIGN INSTALLED ON CHILDS ROAD
The County has loaned us a temporary, mobile, "Your Speed Is…" sign for 30 days. It was installed on September 22nd facing east on Childs Road at Megly Court. The County has made the suggestion that permanent signs of this type may slow traffic on Childs Road; however, their literature expresses some concern over the longevity of the slowing effect.
CONTINUATION OF TYPE IV PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVISIONS ORDINANCE #90-2016
On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the River Grove Elementary School Library, the Planning Commission will hold a continuation of public hearing for amendments to the comprehensive plan (Ordinance 90-2016), which will affect the introduction, housing, and transportation sections. This hearing is deliberation only. The proposed amendments are at www.cityofrivergrove.org/proposed-ordinance-90-2016 and available for viewing by appointment at the Rivergrove City Hall, 4924 Childs Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Contact City Staff at 503.639.6919 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the ordinances is available for a nominal fee by contacting city staff or by writing to City of Rivergrove, P.O. Box 1104, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
COMPLETENESS REVIEW FOR DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION AT 4620 DOGWOOD DRIVE
At the Monday, October 2, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission will review for completeness the development application for a single family home at 4620 Dogwood Drive, submitted by Larry Todd of Maywood Homes.
REVIEW OF RETROACTIVE TREE REMOVAL APPLICATION AT 4546 DOGWOOD DRIVE
On Monday, October 2, 2017 the Planning Commission will review a retroactive Tree Removal Application for a Douglas Fir in the floodplain at 4546 Dogwood Drive submitted by Gail Myer for owner Betty Shogren.
DONATIONS FOR PARK IMPROVEMENT —PLEASE CHIP IN
Lloyd Minor Park is in need of 1500 cubic feet of cedar chips to level the ground underneath the swingset. Donations of any size are gratefully accepted. Please mail checks to City of Rivergrove, P.O. Box 1104, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. All donations are fully tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from the City for your tax records. Look for other opportunities to improve Rivergrove in the 2017 Giving Letter, coming soon.
Our Rivergrove Transportation Committee has been working for the past two years to create a plan for a safer Childs Road. It has been a difficult two years for them, because Childs is a County road and the City has only minor jurisdiction over traffic control issues. The Committee has presented proposals in the past, only to find that the County would not approve them. However, now the County has given its word that traffic calming devices acceptable to the local fire departments would be acceptable to the County. So the Committee is coming back to the citizens to ask our opinion about road features that have received the okay from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and appear to be possible to construct. With this newsletter you'll find a link to a survey of possibilities. The City has funds to complete some of these items, and others could be covered by a Safe Routes to School grant in 2018.
With traffic expected to increase in the future, now is the time for us to do whatever is possible to slow and prevent through traffic and make the crossings safer. Since we don't have jurisdiction of the road, our options are very limited. But let's do what we can as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the County will loan us a temporary, "Your Speed Is…" sign for 30 days.
Please complete your survey by Sunday, October 8th and plan to attend a meeting on Monday, October 9th, 6 pm to 7 pm. in the River Grove Elementary School Library, to discuss the results of the survey and weigh in on a plan for Childs Road.