Scoggins Valley Road to close for six weeks - Release date: 03/18/2016
Scoggins Valley Road will be closed for six weeks starting March 28. During the closure two projects will be completed. A slide near Deacon Drive will be stabilized and subsurface drainage will be improved at the Stepien Road intersection.
Washington County Launches New Tool to Make Managing Recycling and Garbage Easier - Release date: 03/17/2016
The Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program has released the new Garbage and Recycling Day tool to help residents find answers to common questions about curbside garbage and recycling collection service.
County Board approves transportation agreement with Nike - Release date: 03/15/2016
An agreement that will initiate transportation improvements around the Nike campus was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday meeting. The agreement covers four roadway improvement projects to be constructed over the next several years, totaling about $45.3 million. Nike is paying $10.1 million of that cost in transportation development tax (TDT). Nike’s TDT payment was calculated based on the square footage of the expansion occurring at their World Headquarters campus, in accordance with the County’s TDT ordinance.
School Access Improvement Study released - Release date: 03/15/2016
The Washington County School Access Improvement Study was presented to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday [March 15]. The study, a part of the County’s Safe Routes to School Program, provides the first comprehensive look at the extent of traffic infrastructure barriers that prevent or limit students’ ability to walk to school safely.
Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Summer 2016 - Release date: 03/15/2016
The Washington County Board of Commissioners announces vacancies for various boards and commissions.
12th Annual Storytelling Festival - Art of the Story at Washington County Libraries - Release date: 03/14/2016
The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts the 12th Annual Storytelling Festival — Art of the Story April 2 - 9. This year the festival will feature five professional storytellers.
Local Librarians Come to the Aid When Vandals Hit - Release date: 03/14/2016
Hearing that colleagues and library patrons were in need was all it took for the staff from the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) and the WCCLS member libraries to jump into action.
Washington County Joins the NACo “Live Healthy” Prescription, Dental and Health Discounts Program - Release date: 03/04/2016
Washington County has announced its participation in the National Association of Counties (NACo) “Live Healthy” Discounts Program, which allows them to offer all county residents the opportunity to save money with discounts on prescriptions as well as dental and health services and procedures.
March 1 Brings a Reminder about Yard Debris Burning Restrictions - Release date: 03/01/2016
Last fall, the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hillsboro City Council passed ordinances to improve air quality through coordinated wood-smoke policies.
Open House to review updated FEMA maps is March 17 - Release date: 02/26/2016
Updated Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate maps will be available for public review at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. March 17 at the Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.
Open House for Spring Hill Road bridge replacement is March 16 - Release date: 02/24/2016
Information on the replacement of the Spring Hill Road bridge over the Tualatin River Overflow will be presented at an open house from 5-7 p.m. March 16 at Gaston Jr./Sr. High School, 300 Park St., Gaston.
Construction of Verboort-Purdin Road roundabout starts March 7 - Release date: 02/19/2016
Verboort Road will be temporarily closed east of OR 47 from March 7 through mid-July for construction of a roundabout at the OR 47 and Verboort-Purdin Road intersection. Dates are subject to change.
Open House for the Walnut Street improvements is March 3 - Release date: 02/16/2016
Improvements to Walnut Street, between 116th and Tiedeman avenues will be discussed at a “meet the contractor” open house from 5-7 p.m. March 3 at St. Anthony Catholic School, 12520 SW Grant Ave.
Open House for the 124th Avenue project is March 2 - Release date: 02/12/2016
A “meet the contractor” open house for the 124th Avenue Extension and Waterline Project will be held 5-7 p.m. March 2 at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center, 12400 SW Tonquin Road.
Nominations Sought for 14th Annual Public Health Recognition Awards - Release date: 02/10/2016
Nominations are due by March 4. Awards will be presented on Tuesday, April 5, as part of National Public Health Week.
Draft Long Range Planning Work Program available for review - Release date: 02/02/2016
Washington County, OR draft Long Range Planning Work Program 2016-2017; public comments accepted between Feb 3 - Mar 3, 2016
Feb. 23 Open House for Porter Road bridge replacement project - Release date: 02/01/2016
An open house for the Porter Road bridge replacement project will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove. Information about the OR 47/Verboort roundabout project will also be available at this open house (see OR 47/Verboort Open House media release).
Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Spring 2016 - Release date: 01/26/2016
The Washington County Board of Commissioners announces vacancies for several boards and commissions.
Public comment sought during Transportation Futures Study online open house - Release date: 01/25/2016
Those who live, work and play in Washington County are asked to join the conversation about the County’s future during the Washington County Transportation Futures Study online open house.
eWIC Makes it Easier for Families to Get Healthful Food - Release date: 01/25/2016
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties are launching a new method for families to get WIC foods. “eWIC” provides families with EBT (electronic benefit transaction) cards, replacing the paper vouchers currently used to get WIC-approved foods such as milk, eggs, produce and baby food.