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Wilsonville awards grant money to local organizations

The City of Wilsonville's Tourism Promotion Committee awarded $44,000 in grant money to local organizations that host events and attract visitors to Wilsonville.

Among recipients, World of Speed Motorsport Museum received $10,000 toward marketing efforts and to promote this summer's exhibit "Porsche 911-55 Years of Driving Greatness," Wilsonville Celebrations Days received $12,000 to put on the Fun in the Park event, Brews for Community received $5,000 to put on the Wilsonville Brewfest and Wilsonville Arts and Cultural Council received $5,000 to host the Wilsonville Festival of the Arts.

The funds come from the City's Community Tourism Matching Grant program and the Clackamas County Tourism Community Partnership Program.

Wilsonville conducts I-5 study online open house

On the City of Wilsonville website, an online open house is available for residents to provide feedback to the findings of the I-5 Southbound Boone Bridge Congestion Study.

The open house introduces the study, explains current and future conditions along I-5, provides potential plans that are under consideration and includes a survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete and can be found at ci.Wilsonville.or.us/I-5BooneBridge.

Wilsonville and the Oregon Department of Transportation conducted the study and recommended a ramp-to-ramp lane from the Wilsonville Road on-ramp to either the Canby-Hubbard exit or the Charbonneau exit. If it receives funding, the project is projected to be completedv between 2028 and 2040.

French Prairie Bridge Task Force holds public meeting April 12

The City of Wilsonville French Prairie Bridge Task Force will hold a public meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Wilsonville City Hall. The task force will identify a preferred site location for the French Prairie Bridge, which, if built,  would be a bike, pedestrian and emergency access bridge that runs across the Willam-

ette River and connect the Ice Age Tonquin Trail with the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.

The task force will choose between three bridge sites and consider site scores produced by the City's Project Technical Advisory Committee.

City of Wilsonville adjusts budget

to accommodate projects

The Wilsonville City Council passed adjustments to its budget at the its meeting Monday, March 19.

Key changes include $1.4 million in reimbursements to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District for improvements to Advance Road near the new Meridian Creek Middle School, $1.18 million in road improvement projects near the I-5-Wilsonville Road interchange, $437,000 in improvements to Boeckman Road and $385,000 in Wilsonville Library improvements.

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