This week in Wilsonville History
Sept. 21, 1988
Citing "irreconcilable differences" the Wilsonville City Council fired its entire Parks and Recreation Commission and its adjunct advisory board. Leading up to the event the City was preparing to hire a new parks director and the commission's involvement with that led to antagonism between some commission members and city staff. The removal of the commission members was followed by a directive to Wilsonville's mayor to appoint a new commission.
Sept. 23, 1998
Gov. Kitzhaber was adamant in his desire to see the state locate a women's prision and intake facility in Wilsonville, either at the site of the former Dammasch Hospital or at Day Road north of the city. Other interested cities, including Sweet Home, Elgin, Umatilla and Huntington were dismissed as unsuitable locations.
Sept. 17, 2008
Several hundred people attending a public meeting convened to discuss possible changes to wakeboarding rules on the Willamette. Under discussion was a possible limit on water sports between Canby and Newberg, a spot known by many
as the "Newberg Pool." Requirements that boaters keep 2,000 feet from docks and other skiers were among the rules under discussion, along with the ban of wake enhancement devices.