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Volume 3, Issue 9

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September 2005

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Peninsula Insurance

Eula Wells purchased Peninsula Insurance in 1968, when it was still in St.Johns (which is located on a peninsula, hence the name). The agency itself started in 1933. Wells was a friend of Odus Bales, founder of Bales’ Thriftway, whose grocery business originated in St. Johns also.

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History in the News
Cedar Mill School

Conjecture has it that settler Sam Walters had so many kids he decided to have a school built closer to home to avoid the long, muddy commute to Union School on present day NW 143rd.

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Cedar Mill 2040

In 1990, Metro, our regional government, began a study to provide a 50-year planning strategy for regional growth and development in our area. Metro’s 2040 Growth Concept was adopted in 1995. For more information about the 2040 plan, see the Metro website at metro-region.org/article.cfm?ArticleID=422.


Talent contest a winner at the market

The First Annual Cedar Mill Talent Contest entertained visitors to the Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market on Saturday August 27. Larry Taylor won in the Adult Amateur category with his rockin’ guitar solos. Mike Stirewalt made everyone laugh with a stirring rendition of “That Old Mountain Dew.”


Road Improvements Proposed by County

Washington County commissioners want to hear from you about 21 proposed transportation projects set to be constructed between 2007 and 2012. The projects combined will cost nearly $100 million which will come from existing property tax revenues. Commissioners will make final decisions about these projects in the fall.


New County Gun Ruling

In June the Washington County Commissioners outlawed the use of weapons in the Cedar Mill and Bethany neighborhoods.
In 2003 area residents and the Beaverton School district called for more control when a deer was shot in the Bethany area. John Leeper, our representative on the county Board of Commissioners, endorsed the redundant restricted shooting district.


Wal-Mart application incomplete

Wal-Mart submitted its application to build a retail complex at the southwest corner of Cedar Hills Boulevard and Barnes in Cedar Mill to the City of Beaverton in late June, 2005. In late July, the City deemed the application “incomplete” and asked Wal-Mart to submit additional information. Areas deemed incomplete included parking and traffic issues.


More traffic problems ahead

Many Cedar Mill residents are inconvenienced by construction along Barnes and Cornell but traffic problems in our community are just beginning. New construction along Cornell between Cedar Hills and 119th, part of Polygon Northwest’s Teufel Nursery project, has commenced.


JQA Young House Committee makes plans

In May, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District appointed a 13-member Ad Hoc Committee to study restoration plans for the John Quincy Adams Young House located on Cornell Road at 119th.

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Voluntary park district annexation

Large areas of Cedar Mill are still not in the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. This means these landowners don’t pay property taxes to support THPRD. County regulations (County Ordinance 624) now require new developments to annex in, but this is a recent change. The district has initiated a voluntary annexation program that allows individual landowners to annex into the district.

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Teufel development update

A massive grading project, underway on Cornell Road west of Cedar Hills Boulevard, has the community buzzing. Those who have been reading the News know that the roadwork is in preparation for the first section of the Teufel Nursery development from Polygon Homes.

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Traffic light for 143rd

Bids will be sought in December for a new project to install traffic lights and other improvements to the intersection of 143rd and Burton/Oak Hills in Cedar Mill.
NW 143rd Avenue was improved from NW Hunters Drive to NW Belle Court in 2000.

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