The Clackamas Fire District provided a general update including a plan for a short-term merger with the Estacada Fire District, as well as promoting the forty-fifth annual Operation Santa Claus donation event and parade on Sunday, December 1. Details in this issue.
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will soon move in to their new headquarters on Beavercreek Road, now expected to be the first week of December, said general manager Tom Salzer. An open house is in the works for January. Tom answered questions raised by the members. Currently, there is no plan to use the barn other than to preserve it.
Land use application Z0446-19 was presented. Board chair Tammy Stevens provided an overview of the application and Tiffany Bailey was in attendance to answer a few clarifying questions. Norm Andreen moved to recommend approval in support. John Burke seconded the motion and the public voted unanimously in favor. The board voted unanimously in favor.
Land use application Z0456-19 was presented. Nathan Edmonds was in attendance to answer questions. He provided an overview of his plans to increase efficiencies in the expansion of the building, including some estimates of patient base. There were some concerns from the members around impacts on traffic patterns. Norm Andreen moved to recommend approval in support with questions to the impacts on traffic patterns. Joe Matteo seconded the motion and the public voted unanimously in favor. The board voted unanimously in favor.
Tammy provided an update on the Beavercreek Road Concept Plan including the plans to continue with a five-lane highway up to Glen Oak, no roundabouts, the failure of Highway 213 and Beavercreek Road intersection, and other traffic issues. Norm informed the members the ODOT “failure” classifications have been modified. Board member Cheryl Buchert reminded members that they could request the treasury and year-end financial reports by sending her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beavercreek Road paving project is close to completion. A member suggested writing a thank you letter of appreciation for the efficiencies. There was also a mention of a very helpful and caring citizen acting as a traffic reporter for Beavercreek paving project on social media. Safety concerns around Yeoman Road and the Beavercreek Elementary School were raised.
Tammy provided an update on the annual holiday event on December 7 including a potluck at the Grange, Santa parade, and the tree lighting with warming fires, cookies and hot beverages at Korner Park. New activities include better lighting, sound, and an Ugly Holiday Sweater competition in which participants must be present at the Grange to win. Details in this issue.
Pam Furlan of the Beavercreek Grange provided an update of the Grange’s current and upcoming activities including the musical “The Wiz” and the first Saturday monthly breakfasts. Some miscellaneous questions were raised regarding the Clackamas River Water project timeline, the post office address designations of the new development north of the Beavercreek Saloon, and the Villages at the Falls.
The next Hamlet meeting will take place in January. Happy holidays!
Photo Caption: Local resident Tammy Stevens with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputies after finding a missing Molalla toddler on November 7, 2019. See story in the December 2019 issue of the Beavercreek Bulletin.
The Hamlet of Beavercreek is a volunteer-run community group that exists to protect and preserve the rural culture of the area. Monthly meetings are the best place to share feedback and learn how to get involved. Join us at 7:00 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month (except for December) at the Beavercreek Grange.