Mediation offered in East County
A free service is being offered that brings people together to work out solutions to concerns, which could include disagreements between landlords and tenants around rent and fees.
More renter resources can be found at bit.ly34CQ7jh.
Troutdale opens disc golf course
While development continues to brew on a prime slice of real estate in Troutdale, the city has temporarily created a fun outdoor recreation course for all ages.
The Confluence Pop-up Disc Golf Course is now open to the public. Located just north of downtown Troutdale, the 12-hole course offers views of the Sandy River and Broughton Bluff. The course is supported and maintained by local players, while the city and the West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club offered funding to create it.
Eventually the Confluence site, where the old water tower stands, will be home to mixed-use development. But for now it will be home to disc golfers.
For those looking to play, the city of Troutdale recommends parking in the Southeast Kibling Avenue lot. From there, it is a five minute stroll to the first tee.
Harris withdraws from race
A candidate for Gresham Council Position 3 has withdrawn from the race, throwing her support behind another running for the seat.
Brianna Harris announced the suspension of her campaign Tuesday morning, Oct. 6. She wrote that Vincent Jones-Dixon is the right choice for voters. Harris said she plans to continue participating in local government and community until the 2022 election when she will run again.
County lifts burn ban
The outdoor burn ban has been lifted across Multnomah County, thanks to cooler overnight temperatures, increased nighttime moisture and rainfall.
But, keeping in mind recent wildfires, community members are asked to burn as safely as possible.
Recreational campfires, fire pits, and agricultural burning is now permitted on DEQ approved burn days. Yard debris and open burning is allowed only in permitted areas — beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, in Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village.
Check with your local Fire Department for more information:
n Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10: 503-618-3083
n Corbett Fire District 14:
Los Angeles firm buys
A Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm has purchased the Silverwood Apartments in Gresham for $30 million.
Gelt Inc. bought the 164-unit property at 4777 S.W. 11th St., as its second investment in Gresham. In 2016, Gelt bought the 228-unit Powell Valley Farms Apartments.
Silverwood Apartments, built in 1991, is a garden-style community on just under nine acres and includes 32 buildings. It has 159 two-bedroom units, three one-bedroom units and two three-bedroom homes. Silverwood also has a pool, playground, walking/biking trails and a picnic area.
Gelt said over the next few years it plans on making upgrades to the apartment interiors including, vinyl plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, new cabinet faces, backsplash, ceiling fans and other cosmetic improvements. It also plans a new entrance sign, a fresh coat of paint on the outside of the buildings and upgrades to the pool and playground areas.
Gelt Inc., is a regional real estate investment and asset management company that acquires properties in strategic markets in the Western U.S.
Since 2008, Gelt has acquired more than 10,300 apartment units, RV and mobile homesites, self-storage units and apartment units in development,
valued at more than $1.56 billion.
Gresham playgrounds reopen
Some play structures and sports amenities have been reopened across the city of Gresham, allowing for more options for families to get outside and recreate.
Following guidance from the state of Oregon, some playgrounds can reopen regardless of what phase the county is in.
For sports fields, those that are played with little contact are back open. That includes soccer, baseball, softball, women's lacrosse, volleyball and flag football.
Tackle football and organized basketball games are still not allowed due to potential contact, but people are more than welcome to shoot hoops on courts across Gresham.
The city has informed local sports leagues so they can resume reserving fields. Face coverings are required for anyone age 5 and older when playing in Gresham's parks
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