Sunset BSU moves community to peaceful demonstration march

by Andrew Bitans, CMN contributor Today’s BSU Sunset march. Today’s march to honor the lives of African Americans that have been needlessly lost to police violence was well supported by our community. Quite a large turnout, probably around 2000 people. It started raining shortly before we left the high school and ultimately dumped buckets for

Postal service in Cedar Mill

Blue boxes at Safeway

For several months, we’ve noticed posts on NextDoor from people who were unable to deposit mail into the blue collection boxes at Safeway. Some people assumed it was because the Post Office wasn’t collecting mail often enough.

June 2020: COVID-19 in Washington County

• State approves Washington County for Phase I starting June 1
• House cleaners and other home services
• Face coverings guidance for businesses and transit
• Reporting violations
• FAQs now available on OHA website
• Safety advice from WCSO
• Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter update

State Land Use Commission issues enforcement order against Washington County

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) has issued an enforcement order against Washington County for its lack of compliance with statewide land use planning goals designed to protect significant natural resources.

CPO News June 2020

• CPO 1 June meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Ordinance 854

Road News June 2020

Butner Detour Map

• Butner Road culvert construction
• Culvert replacement and waterline at Autumn Creek

Development News June 2020

Milltowner Saltzman site

• Life Time Fitness and City of Beaverton;
• Milltowner update;
• Proposed Chase Bank to replace Shari’s;
• 185th gas station

Results of Oregon’s May 19 primary election

Washington County’s 46% voter turnout closely mirrored statewide voter turnout.

Japanese beetle eradication continues

We’ll get an update next month from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on our progress in eradicating the terribly destructive Japanese beetle that landed in Cedar Mill a few years ago (we are winning!), but for now, we wanted to share this important information about yard debris.

Cedar Mill Library plans a gradual return

Dear Friends, we know that you are eager to come back to your libraries. We are just as eager to welcome you back—with your health and safety in mind.

Cedar Mill Cider Festival on track for September 20!

We have received word from Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) that it’s likely that we can hold the Cider Festival on September 20, as planned!

Mitch Greenlick, 1935-2020

Mitch Greenlick

I have been reading and appreciating the many heartfelt tributes to Mitch Greenlick from legislative colleagues but wanted to give some background to Mitch’s careers—four that I have seen.

Appointing a replacement to complete Greenlick’s term

Following the death of our District 33 State Representative Mitch Greenlick on May 17, Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno selected Kathryn Harrington, Chair of Washington County Board of Commissioners, to serve as Chair of Appointing Authority for the vacancy appointment.

Community News June 2020

Life Jackets

Viva Village: Online Age Cafe;
Inside WashCo radio;
Folk Dancing Zoom Lessons;
The Music Continues at PCC Rock Creek!;
Domestic Violence Resource Center;
Writers’ Mill;
Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries;
Wildfires Can Happen Here! Take Steps Now to Reduce Risks;
No price increase from Clean Water Services;
THPRD Life Jacket Program;
OSU Ext. Pressure Canner Testing;
Key to Oregon;
Register your child for Kindergarten at Terra Linda;
Tualatin Valley Creates;
Washington County Forum;
THPRD Update;
Doreen Rivera retires from WCSO

College this Fall? It’s not too late to apply for Portland Community College

As an academic and career advisor, I have been working with students that are preparing for college this fall. With the anticipation that many colleges and universities will be providing online-only classes for the fall 2020 term and perhaps into winter/spring 2021, some of my students are now seeking alternatives to paying higher tuition.

Business News June 2020

Village Gallery of Arts;
Cedar Mill Business Association;
Cedar Mill Farmers Market;
Staying active at home;
Bethany Family Pet Clinic continues “concierge” service;
American Sign Language Class;
ReStore is open to shop and donate, and resumes donation pickups;
Win a Nintendo Switch from SSPFCU;
Art classes for kids, watercolor for teens and adults