Winter Street Operations; Emergency Snow Zone Parking Restrictions
Two winters ago, with record-breaking snow fall, the City identified locations where on-street parking contributed to increasingly narrow roads that became challenging for two-way traffic flow. During declared snow emergencies, the City will ask that those targeted streets be cleared of parked cars, to help crews plow from curb to curb and prevent unmanageable berms in the travel lanes.
Last winter, the City kicked-off a pilot program to designate targeted Snow Emergency Zone parking restrictions during snow emergencies. However, due to the mild winter, no snow emergencies were declared. The City will keep this pilot program in place in the event of a large snow storm.
Emergency Snow Zones for the winter of 2018-19 are:
After the City Manager declares a “snow emergency,” there will be a 12-hour period of time when parking will not be allowed on these streets. This allows for complete plowing of the street from curb to curb. Once a street has been completely plowed from curb to curb, drivers are welcome to return to the street to park during the snow emergency.
To receive notifications when a snow emergency is declared, people can sign up for “snow emergency notifications” at www.bendoregon.gov/enews to. (Those who have signed up for other news notifications you will need to go into enews and change preferences to include emergency snow zone notifications.) Or, check www.bendoregon.gov if it’s snowing to find out if a snow emergency has been declared. People can also call City of Bend Streets and Operations at 541-323-5980 to find out if a snow emergency has been declared.
The City doesn’t intend to tow cars, but if crews have to tow, to create safe streets, it will be at no cost to the driver and relocation areas will be identified.
“Do your neighbors a favor: Don’t get plowed around,” said Streets and Operations Department Director David Abbas. “Plowing around parked cars can end up leaving a berm that would be difficult for a person with a shovel to remove.”
Everyone has a responsibility to prepare for winter. Learn what to expect at www.bendoregon.gov/winter.
Contact: David Abbas
Streets and Operations Director
There’s a new road closure on O.B. Riley Road between Hardy Road/Glen Vista and Cooley Road to accommodate the installation of infrastructure (water lines, stormwater and road improvements) associated with the new elementary school near O.B. Riley and Cooley. The closure is expected to last all winter, with construction work happening over the winter and paving in the spring. The detour in place is not expected to change during construction.
Anne Aurand | Communications Director
The public is invited to an Open House from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, at the NE Purcell Boulevard and Empire Avenue intersection.
Visitors can walk around on the recently-improved areas prior to the reopening of Empire Avenue, which is expected by December 3.
“We invite anyone interested in knowing more about what’s coming next with this project to stop by the Open House. Project leaders will be on hand to answer questions from neighbors and people who use this corridor about roundabout work or detours or impacts on the nearby park,” said Project Engineer Sinclair Burr.
Empire is currently closed for construction between NE 18th Street and NE Purcell Boulevard. When this phase ends, the next phase of the project includes work to the east of Purcell Boulevard. Roundabout construction at Empire Avenue and Purcell Boulevard will continue through winter months if weather allows. Only minor traffic impacts are expected through the winter months.
This month, Bend City Councilors approved additional funding for the Empire Corridor Improvements project. This funding authorizes this high-priority transportation project to continue into the next phase.
The Empire Corridor Improvements project is a priority project that will improve safety, multi-modal transportation options, access and connectivity for the neighborhood and the traveling public. See the project webpage for more information: www.bendoregon.gov/empire.
From: Anne Aurand
Contact: Sinclair Burr
There are some upcoming Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) meetings that may be of interest to you:
· November 13, 1-5 pm, Bend Municipal Court (555 SE 15th Street)
· December 4, 1-5 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church (469 NW Wall Street)
· December 11, 1-5 pm, Bend Municipal Court (555 SE 15th Street)
The agendas and other content for these meetings are typically posted approximately one week before each meeting. They can be found on the City website here: CTAC meetings
Karen Swirsky, AICP | Senior Planner
Growth Management | City of Bend
The City is seeking applicants for one position on the City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee (COBAAC). The committee’s purpose is to assist and advise the City in making its programs, services, activities and facilities accessible to Bend’s residents.
Committee members must have demonstrated interest, experience and commitment to issues pertaining to accessibility. Attendance for a monthly meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month is a minimum time requirement. Bend residents are preferred. Members are appointed to a three-year terms by the City Manager.
Applications are available for the City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee online at Advisory Committee Application or at City Hall, 2nd Floor Administration Office.
Applications accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018
For questions on serving and becoming a COBAAC member, please contact the Accessibility Program at 541-693-2198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee (COBAAC) and becoming a volunteer member please, visit the
City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee webpage.
Contact: Karin Morris
he City of Bend has launched the public survey for the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, which gives the community an opportunity to comment on needs and priorities for affordable housing and community development programs. The anonymous survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is open to the public through Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.
Each year, the City of Bend, with guidance from the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, allocates federal funding to various affordable housing and community development programs. The City and the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee rely on feedback from the community, including this survey, to guide funding priorities when developing a Consolidated Plan.
Developing a Consolidated Plan is a six-month process. In addition to the survey, it includes public engagement opportunities at the regularly scheduled Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meetings. There will also be community evening forums held in January and February of 2019 to gather input from the community. Information about the community evening forums can be found on the Consolidated Plan webpage.
Community input will be incorporated into a draft Consolidated Plan that will be discussed at the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meetings in March and April of 2019. The final draft is expected to be recommended to City Council with a public hearing in May of 2019.
Developing a Consolidated Plan is required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and regulations under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (HCA). This plan establishes goals and funding parameters for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program within a five-year timeframe.
For more information about the Consolidated Plan, visit bendoregon.gov/affordablehousing/conplan.
Contact: Rachael Baker, Affordable Housing Coordinator
News Release from the High Desert Amateur Radio Group
September 30, 2018
Contact: Donald Shurtleff, Public Information Officer
The High Desert Amateur Radio Group (HIDARG) and the Central Oregon
Community College (COCC) are offering a course that will assist you in
obtaining a ham radio license in one day.
The course prepares students for the entry level “Technician Class” ham
radio license. The one day session is based on a curriculum created by the
American Radio Relay League.
Students will use a manual that focuses only on material that might be
included on the actual test. Each question listed in the manual is followed
by a brief narrative explaining the correct answer.
There is no lecture involved. The students will self-study the manual during
the allotted time.
The official Federal Communications Commission test will be administered
by certified volunteer examiners at the end of the class. Students must
obtain a score of 70% to earn the license. A typical average score for
students using this curriculum is in the mid-90’s.
No prior knowledge of electronics is needed to pass this test. The only
math involved is very simple algebra. Morse code is no longer required.
The class will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:30 AM until
5:30 PM. If that date doesn’t work for you, another one-day class will be
held on Saturday, November 17 th , 2018.
The cost is $49.00.
More information is available at www.highdeserthams.org . which includes a
link to COCC for registration.
Summit High School's Homecoming football game is next Friday, October 5th.
During the game, we have a few short bursts of fireworks with a 5 minute show during halftime.
We are getting the word out to your residents about the show and inviting them to the game. We want everyone to enjoy the show and not be startled by the noise.
The game is versus Bend High and starts at 7pm. Entry is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Summit High School
The City of Bend is seeking applicants to fill positions on the Southeast Expansion Area Plan Advisory Committee (SEAPAC).
The committee is an ad hoc committee approved by the City Council. It will provide a forum for community input on the development of the Southeast Expansion Area Plan, provide feedback to the project team on project progress and the products developed for City Council adoption, and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. The Committee will meet up to seven times over the next 18 months.
The City is looking for individuals who can represent the following interests:
Interested individuals must complete an online application to serve on the advisory committee.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Applications will be reviewed, and candidates may be interviewed in late October.
For questions about serving on this committee, please contact either Damian Syrnyk at 541-312-4919 or email@example.com, or Allison Platt at 541-322-6394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Southeast Expansion Area Plan, visit www.bendoregon.gov/southeastareaplan.
From: Joshua Romero
Community Relations Manager541-693-2185, email@example.com
Contact: Damian Syrnyk, Senior Planner
This communication is to inform neighboring communities of a road closure beginning Monday September 17, 2018 at 0900AM. Metolius Drive will be closed at Mt. Washington Drive daily from 0900AM to 4PM Monday – Friday.
Signs will be placed as needed to indicate this closure and assist in traffic flow.
Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to my contact information below.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this maintenance effort and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Cody R. Cox | Manager, District Operations
Mobile: 541.213.0284 | Office: 541.706.6281
64500 O. B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97703
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