News in Brief
Dig safe this spring
April is National Safe Digging Month, and NW Natural reminds anyone who plans to dig to call 811 to have underground utilities located first.
Reaching utility notification centers in Oregon and Washington is simple and free. Two days before the start of a project call 811, register online or use NW Natural's new safety app to have underground lines marked.
Read more at www.nwnatural.com or http://digsafelyoregon.com. If a natural gas line is accidentally hit and there's a smell of rotten eggs, or the sound of gas escaping, be sure to leave the area immediately and then call NW Natural's 24-hour emergency line at 800-882-3377.
Got Bulky Waste?
In partnership with Metro and Republic Services, the City of Wilsonville is holding its annual Bulky Waste Day on Saturday, May 19, 9 am-1 pm, at Republic Services, 10295 SW Ridder Road in Wilsonville.
This yearly opportunity, available only to Wilsonville residents, is provided free of charge. Participants must provide proof or residence, and are encouraged to donate hygiene items — including toilet paper, soap, shampoo, laundry soap, deodorant — to help Wilsonville Community Sharing's Food Bank provide assistance to local families in need.
Bulky Waste Day gives residents the opportunity to drop off large, bulky items that do not fit into standard-sized garbage cans. Accepted items include dishwashers, televisions, refrigerators, computers, monitors, stoves, dryers, water heaters, couches, mattresses, scrap metal, tables and chairs, and clean, untreated wood. The program does not accept construction debris of any type, propane bottles or canisters, paint, batteries, solvents, thinners, household garbage or car tires.
Engage with your community
The City of Wilsonville is seeking applicants for positions on several City boards and commissions. These volunteer positions, appointed by Mayor Tim Knapp and confirmed by City Council, serve the community interest by providing citizen representation for residents, visitors and local businesses.
For consideration, applications must be received by the City Recorder by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May. 15. Appointments are traditionally made in June. Applications are available online at the City's website, www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/apply.