Wilsonville news in brief
What should I NOT recycle?
A new flyer that details which items can be recycled — and those items that cannot - is being distributed throughout Wilsonville in the July edition of the all-city newsletter, The Boones Ferry Messenger. The flyer is also available at the City's website, www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/recycling.
Produced by Clackamas County's Resource Conservation and Solid Waste division, the double-sided, letter-size flyer illustrates what goes into garbage, recycling and glass containers. The flyer also provides information on additional resources for garbage and recycling disposal, including how to dispose of paints and stains, plastic bags and wrap, sharps and prescription medications. A prompt is included to help residents learn more about special Wilsonville-only events to help people facilitate removal of fall leaves, hazardous waste and bulky, irregular items.
Outdoor burn ban in Wilsonville
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has announced a ban on all outdoor open burning throughout its jurisdiction, which includes West Linn and Wilsonville and surrounding areas, effective Thursday, July 5. This prohibits agricultural burning, backyard yard debris burns and all land clearing or slash burning. It does not prohibit small backyard fire pits, either wood or gas, or outdoor fireplaces.
Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.The burn ban will remain in effect until weather conditions minimize the fire danger.
City signage design open house
The City of Wilsonville is seeking community feedback on three preliminary design concepts recently unveiled at an open house introducing the City's Signage and Wayfinding Plan.
An online survey is available now at http://bit.ly/CitySignage. Responses are being collected through Monday, July 16.
"We are looking for as much detail as people are willing to provide," said Planning Director Chris Neamtzu. "We want to hear opinions -supportive and critical — about the styles, colors, materials, fonts and shapes we've presented to help us move forward with a concept that the community supports."
With design partner Alta Planning + Design, City planners will analyze community feedback, develop a preferred design, and present it to the Planning Commission and the general public for review this fall.
Each of the three concepts includes several sign types — including kiosks, park signs, sign toppers — to be placed near landmarks, neighborhoods and other local destinations throughout Wilsonville.
Wayfinding provides logical and safe connections between key destinations and commercial districts. The program provides safer passage for cyclists and pedestrians, expedites local vehicle traffic and welcomes and informs visitors.
Mobile-friendly directory for farm stands
Cherries, peaches, berries, tomatoes, and lavender are just a sampling of summer's agricultural bounty that Oregonians eagerly await all year. If you want to venture out into the beautiful countryside to buy seasonal food directly from a farmer, where do you go?
"Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about roadside farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm events out in rural areas? That's where Oregon's Bounty comes in," said Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau communications director.
Oregon's Bounty at www.oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.