Auditor releases second follow-up on Jail Healthcare - Release date: 11/02/2016
County Auditor John Hutzler released his second follow-up on his Jail Healthcare Audit. Of 27 recommendations it had agreed to implement, County Administration (CA0) will not implement 5. The CAO has fully implemented 11 and partially implemented 4. The CAO did not respond to the Auditor's report, but will update the Board on jail healthcare at its Nov. 22 work session.
Wood Smoke Advisory Season Starts Today - Release date: 11/01/2016
Health officials at Washington County, together with the cities of Hillsboro and Cornelius, are reminding residents of wood smoke ordinances that may affect them.
Auditor releases report on EthicsMatters Hotline - Release date: 10/28/2016
County Auditor John Hutzler recommended that the County improve the visibility of the hotline, accept reports of contractor inefficiency, waste and abuse, and enhance employee ethics training.
Paving work causes traffic delays on Cornelius Pass Road - Release date: 10/28/2016
Significant traffic delays on Cornelius Pass Road and U.S. 26 resulted from paving work associated with the Cornelius Pass Road widening project this morning (10/28).
Veterans Day Ceremony 2016 - Release date: 10/27/2016
Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services is hosting its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11. All are welcome.
New marijuana ordinance addresses growing and processing - Release date: 10/25/2016
An ordinance that includes regulations addressing commercial recreational marijuana activity was adopted by the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday (Oct. 25).
Meek Road to close for construction of a roundabout - Release date: 10/24/2016
Meek Road will be closed at Jackson School Road from Nov. 3 through January for the construction of a roundabout at Jackson School, Scotch Church and Meek roads.
Ballots Must Be Received at Official Collection Sites by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Release date: 10/24/2016
Elections officials are encouraging voters to mail or drop ballots off as soon as possible for the Nov. 8 election.
2016-17 Property Tax Statement - Release date: 10/19/2016
Approximately 192,000 property tax statements will be mailed to Washington County property owners between October 19th and 25th. In the weeks that follow, staff in the County's Department of Assessment & Taxation will assist the public with a variety of inquiries, including how property tax bills are determined, what local services are paid for and what the options are for an appeal.
Washington County Law Library Celebrates 90 Years of Service - Release date: 10/17/2016
The Washington County Law Library celebrates 90 years of service while ensuring equal access to legal information and assistance for all and particularly to those who cannot afford lawyers.
Interactive map highlights road hazards, closures - Release date: 10/15/2016
An interactive map displaying current emergency road closures and restrictions is now posted on the Washington County Roads webpage, wc-roads.com. This map will remain active while the storm is impacting County roadways.
Free Family Caregivers Conference on November 18 - Release date: 10/13/2016
Registration is now open for this year's Family Caregivers Conference. The free event takes place in Hillsboro on November 18.
Board adopts MSTIP 3e funding program - Release date: 10/04/2016
The Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program Phase 3e (MSTIP 3e) Funding Program was adopted by the Washington County Board of Commissioners today [Oct. 4].
Washington County Settles Lawsuit - Release date: 10/04/2016
Washington County and lawyers representing a Eugene woman who was the victim of rape and assault in 2014 announced today that they have reached a settlement of all outstanding issues in the woman’s lawsuit against the county.
Nighttime repair planned for railroad crossing on Tualatin-Sherwood Road at Boones Ferry Road - Release date: 09/30/2016
Roads will remain open during repair of the railroad crossing, but traffic on Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Expect delays or use alternate routes during this overnight work.
Weight limit placed on 227th Avenue bridge over Rock Creek - Release date: 09/27/2016
Traffic across the 227th Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek, north of Quatama Road, is now restricted to one lane and a 13-ton weight limit is in effect.
Elder Abuse Forum Focuses on Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Banking Industry - Release date: 09/22/2016
The event on October 11 will focus on working together to develop effective strategies to combat and prosecute financial elder abuse.
Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Fall 2016 - Release date: 09/21/2016
The Washington County Board of Commissioners announces vacancies for boards and commissions.
Public invited to comment on URMD Safety Improvement candidates - Release date: 09/21/2016
The public is invited to comment on the top URMD Safety Improvement candidates being considered for funding in 2017-18. Comments submitted by Nov. 11 will be reviewed by the selection committee.
Changes proposed to County winery regulations - Release date: 09/20/2016
The proposed updates to Ordinance 815 represent the first significant update to the County’s winery standards since 1990. The updates would reflect changes in state provisions and minor “formatting amendments” to wineries in the Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) and Agricultural & Forestry 80-acre minimum (AF-20) land use districts.