FRIENDS OF PARKS — A city Parks Friends and Neighbors Natural Resource Forum is set to take place today.

The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willamette Room at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way.

It will feature presentations about invasive species and help groups that volunteer to care for local parks to share their strategies for removing invasive plant species. For more information, call Ryan Stee at 503-697-6575.

NEW COUNCILOR — The city council will continue deliberations on who to appoint as a replacement for former councilor Mike Kehoe on Tuesday. The debate follows a two-hour discussion earlier this month that narrowed the field of candidates to two: Lauren Hughes, a community volunteer who is active with a group critical of the city’s sensitive lands program, and Audrey Monroe, chairwoman of the campaign to renew the Lake Oswego School District’s local option levy this year.

CITY COUNCIL — In addition, the council will hold a public hearing on a plan to sell the West End Building, will consider joining a coalition advocating for a Willamette Falls National Heritage Area and could award a contract for a drainage improvement project on Rockinghorse Lane. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

WATER PROJECT — The Lake Oswego City Council last week awarded a $12.1 million contract to Emery & Sons Construction Inc. of Salem for construction of a new water pipeline from Fifth Street and Cabana Lane to a new reservoir that will be built near Waluga Park.

WATERLINE BREAK — An Aug. 30 waterline break led to major damage on Cervantes Street, but it took less than 10 days to restore road access to local residents, despite the terrible condition of the street afterward, City Manager Scott Lazenby told the city council last week.

“If you saw that road, it was destroyed,” Lazenby said. Public works officials were still trying to figure out what caused the leak that created so much destruction, he said.

The city is now developing a strategy for a full waterline replacement and road construction to take place next spring.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW — The city is accepting applications for upcoming vacancies on the Lake Oswego Development Review Commission. The seven-member DRC reviews land use applications. Members are appointed by the city council to serve three-year terms. Applications are due Oct. 15.

For more information about the commission, visit To apply, go to

UNSUNG HEROES — The city is accepting nominations for its annual Unsung Hero awards, which recognize residents who make a positive different in the community. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 1. Applications are online at, at city hall, 380 A Ave., or by calling 503-635-0257.

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