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Volume IV, Issue 11

November 2006

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History in the News
Muddy roads or you can’t get there from here

Roads were never very good around here. At first, settlers used old Indian trails or animal paths to get around. These usually represented the line of least resistance, going around a boulder, a fallen tree, past a neighbor’s property or along a dry creek bed.


Featured Business
Bank of America

Last winter, visitors to the Bank of America (B of A) parking lot at the corner of Cornell and Saltzman found a small lake where the pavement should have been.


North Bethany planning underway

The 800 acres that were added to the urban growth boundary by Metro in 2002, commonly known as North Bethany, were previously zoned for agriculture and forest use.


Houses or park?

If the Beaverton School District Bond Measure passes in the November 7 election, a new elementary school will be built on Beaverton School District property on McDaniel near its intersection with 119th. The northernmost two acres of that property are steep and wooded, and are not included in tentative designs for the campus.




Livestrong caps available at American Family Insurance

Limited edition University of Oregon LIVESTRONG® baseball-style caps being sold to benefit cancer research are available from American Family Insurance agent Brian Harvey.



Cedar Mill Garden Club News

The November 15th monthly meeting of the Cedar Mill Garden Club will involve a hands-on project, the construction of candle ring wreaths, presented by long-time members Phyllis Danielson and Ruby Warren.


The Nature of Cedar Mill
The Barberry Family

Since it is part of our Oregon heritage, let’s look at this plant family a bit closer. Three different genera in the family are native to Oregon, and I’m sure you will be surprised by the relationship, because at first glance they seem to have very little in common.


Cut-through traffic addressed by county project

Drivers have been using Filbert, Marshall, and Kearney streets as alternative routes to avoid congestion on Cornell and Saltzman for many years. Along with the new major improvements to Cornell and the right hand turn lane on Saltzman, Washington County Land Use and Transportation (LUT) initiated a study last May to identify and assess improvement measures. DKS Associates, a national transportation planning company with an office in Portland, is assisting with the study,


Next Meeting
Cedar Mill Business Association

Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 am

Place: Cedar Mill Community Library

Murray-Cornell intersection improvements planning underway

Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation will soon begin the design and construction of roadway improvements on NW Murray Boulevard between Cornell Road and Highway 26 in Cedar Mill. The County will host a kick-off open house meeting on Thursday November 9, 2006 from 5 to 8 pm at the Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood St., to share information about the design process and specific planned improvements.


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Not Wal-Mart, but WHAT??

Last August, the Beaverton City Council decided unanimously to deny an application to build a Wal-Mart at the corner of Barnes Road and Cedar Hills Boulevard. The Council cited concerns with traffic, safety, and design that the project would introduce, as well as its conflict with the property’s transit-oriented zoning (the proposed Wal-Mart would have been very automobile-centric).


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