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EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Steering Committee Meeting for Community Vision

The second meeting of the steering committee to direct public outreach for the community vision process will meet 6:30 pm March 31, 2015 at the Washington County Fire Hall in North Plains, located at 31370 NW Commercial Street. For more information about this process CLICK HERE.

ANNUAL NORTH PLAINS EASTER EGG HUNT

Come and join us on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the North Plains Elementary School for a giant Easter egg hunt! This event is sponsored by the North Plains Events Association and Washington County Fire District #2. This is a free event for children ages 0 to 10 to enjoy.

Library Impact Survey

How does free access to computers and Internet at the library impact YOU?

We want to know how our patrons use the library's computers and Internet connection so we can make these services better.

Please help us better serve you by taking our online survey starting March 2!

The survey is:

Easy- just visit www.wccls.org/impact

Quick- takes only 10-15 minutes

Anonymous- no personally identifiable information is collected

You can enter to win 1 of 3 sets of prizes: a $20 Fred Meyer gift card and WCCLS tote bag!


Parks and Open Space Master Plan is being revised.  

The public is encouraged to comment on the future of our park and open space system.  The Parks Board is overseeing the revision of the plan which is the basis for capital budgeting for park, trail and open space facilities. See Master Plan page



2014-2015 Library Raffle Quilt

2014-2015 Library Raffle Quilt.jpgMany thanks to Westside Quilters Guild members for their generous donation of this colorful quilt for the Library to raffle as a fundraiser.  Tickets are now on sale and will be sold throughout the coming year until the winning ticket is drawn at the annual Elephant Garlic Festival in August.  Each ticket is $1, or 6 tickets will be issued for $5.  This beautiful quilt utilizes a non-traditional pinwheel design.  Rather than incorporating traditional half-square triangles, each of the four arms of every pinwheel in this quilt is in the shape of a trapezoid.  Each block features a different, brightly colored pinwheel on a white patterned background, and the entire piece is machine-quilted.  It measures six feet square.  Half of the backing is in a Kelly green pattern, while the other half is a floral print; a row of pinwheels has been included down the middle of the reverse side.  This quilt will be continuously on display in the Library for the next eight months.


Fog = Stagnant Air

Please Do Not Burn on Stagnant Air Days

Council is encouraging less wood burning on days when air quality may be harmful to human health.   In addition to presenting a health hazard to persons with respiratory issues, exceeding federal standards could limit economic development in our area.  

Reducing wood burning on few days each year can prevent Washington County from exceeding federal standards.  A County-wide task force is working to address the issue, and encouraging voluntary actions by persons who burn wood in stoves without emission equipment or engage in outdoor burning.  (If your have emission control equipment on your stove, burning is not a problem.)

Please sign up for air quality alerts at http://www.wccca.com/PublicAlerts   

Residents can drop off wood and yard debris at Nature's Needs/Recology at no cost year around.  You only need to present your ID to prove residency.  

This is a link to the report presented to the Council. 

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Radon

Oregon Health Department identified the North Plains and other other places in the Portland region as a high risk area for radon.  Homeowners are encouraged to test their homes for radon, and consider mitigation measures if it is detected.  More information is available from the State Health Department.


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