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What's inside: Fire department employees sworn in, openings on city committees, yard debris disposal available

COURTESY PHOTO: ESTACADA FIRE - Newly hired and promoted employees were sworn in at the Estacada Fire Department earlier this month.

Fire department employees sworn in

During a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 2, newly promoted Assistant Fire Chief Alan Lashbrook and EMS Lieutenant Tom Tom Benschoter were sworn into the Estacada Fire Department, along with Deputy Chief Joe Smith and Fire Marshal Mike Alderman.

"Thank you, gentleman, for your continued dedication to the residents and communities we serve," the department wrote in a social media post.

Openings available on city committees

The city of Estacada is seeking applicants for the Estacada Parks & Recreation Commission, Estacada Area Arts Commission, Estacada Infrastructure Committee, Estacada Budget Committee and the Downtown Estacada Commission.

Each of the groups has multiple vacancies. Some must be filled by people living within Estacada city limits, but others can be filled by those living within the Estacada School District boundaries or the Estacada Urban Growth Boundary. One opening on the Downtown Estacada Commission must be filled by a resident, business owner or property owner in the city.

Applications for the Arts commission are due by Wednesday, Nov. 24, so applicants can be interviewed at the Dec. 1, Arts Commission meeting where a recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council. All other applications must be received by 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

For more information and an application, visit

Yard debris disposal available

The city of Estacada, Walker Disposal and Arrow Sanitary have partnered on a pilot project to provide yard debris service to residents.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon weekends and holidays through Wednesday, Nov. 24, residents can access the self-serve yard debris disposal at 800 N.W. Evergreen Way.

Only yard debris can be dropped off, and if other items are left officials say the program will be discontinued. Allowed items include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, flowers, yard and garden vegetation, shrubs and tree trimmings.

Items not allowed include dirt, sod, stumps, rocks, cat litter, wood, animal waste, flowerpots, garbage and commercial yard debris.

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