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
Cascade Natural Gas Corporation
A Subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc.
The Bend Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a FREE City Council Candidate Forum:
WILL BEND STAY LIVABLE AS IT GROWS?
Sunday, Oct 14th, 3:00 - 5:15 pm (mingle before & after)
Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus
The 2018 city council election presents an opportunity to engage the candidates in a dialog about livability. This will be the only forum focused on the challenges growth presents to the quality of life in Bend.
• Mingle with the candidates for 30 minutes before and a@er
• Moderated by Lisa Cantor, anchor of Central Oregon Daily
• 1st hour: Q&A with candidates for mayor
• 2nd hour: Q&A with candidates for the two at-large council positions • Audience members can submit questions in writing early in the event
Free & open to the public - You can park along College Way or in Lot D (next to the library) at the corner of College Way & Regency St.
The Bend Neighborhood Coalition is an independent non-profit 501(c)(4) run by community volunteers.
We are not affiliated with the City of Bend or its neighborhood associations.
SHINE Preschool and Kindergarten
PO Box 7259
Bend, Oregon, 97708
Dear Sir or Madam,
SHINE Christian Preschool and Kindergarten located in Bend, Oregon, would like to inform you of our location move. Our current building is located at 143 SE Century Drive, and we will be relocating to the Grace First Lutheran Church, 2265 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend, Oregon, 97703.
SHINE provides a Christian education to preschool and Kindergarten students with an academic focus. We also specialize in the performing arts that consist of dance and movement, music, and fine art. We offer different academic levels and aid different learning styles to help prepare students for future success.
Please consider this letter an invitation to join us for an informational meeting about our relocation and program structure to be held Sunday, September 16, 2:00 PM, at Grace First Lutheran Church. We can also be reached by email for questions at shinepreschoolbend AT gmail DOT com.
Kerri J. Ellis
Beginning on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the City of Bend joins numerous community partners in celebrating “Welcoming Week,” a series of community-organized events that highlight the principles of inclusion and create communities that prosper because everyone feels welcome.
Welcoming Week takes place Sept. 14 to 23. Festivities begin with a Launch Celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Charles Health System. Elected officials and community members will address attendees with thoughts about the importance of Welcoming Week. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
Community events, including the “Borderless Stories” photography exhibit, a book reading, workshops and educational presentations, Latino Fest, a food truck event and a soccer tournament will provide residents ample opportunity to participate in Welcoming Week.
View the Welcoming Week online calendar for more information on Welcoming Week events.
In addition to attending Welcoming Week events, Bend area residents are encouraged to participate in a social media photo contest from Sept. 14 to 23. To enter the contest, participants must upload a photo with an “I’m a Welcomer” sign to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Tag the City of Bend page and use the hashtags #IWelcome and #WelcomingWeek to complete the entry. One photo will be randomly selected each day to win a prize pack of Welcoming Week and City of Bend goodies.
For more information about Bend Welcoming Week, including event and social media contest information, visit www.bendoregon.gov/welcomingweek.
Welcoming Week is a series of events in the community that raise awareness about Bend’s status as a Welcoming City and the benefits of welcoming everyone, including immigrants and refugees. On June 21, 2017, the Bend City Council unanimously supported a resolution for the City of Bend to be recognized as a Welcoming City. Participation in Welcoming Week is one of the requirements for recognition as a Welcoming City.
Contact: Joshua Romero
Community Relations Manager
The Bend Parkway is an important for the Bend community and is the most heavily used section of U.S. 97 in Oregon. Parkway users frequently experience delays and congestion, and the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization predicts that this segment is unlikely to adequately meet future travel needs without improvements.
ODOT has been looking at transportation problems on the Parkway and working to identify cost-effective, achievable improvements that will balance statewide and regional needs, while also serving local drivers as well as people who walk and ride bicycles.
Give feedback online through October 7 by taking our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJQ6YKW
Visit the project website for more information at:
For more information, visit the project website (http://bit.ly/US97BendParkway) or contact:
Rick Williams, ODOT Project Manager, Richard.L.Williams@odot.state.or.us - (541) 388-6084
Abbey Driscoll, ODOT Community Liaison, Abbey.Driscoll@odot.state.or.us - (541) 388-6064
The Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) is working on a Community Climate Action Plan to implement the policy direction established by Council resolution in 2016. The Community Climate Action Plan goals are to establish a roadmap for the community to achieve fossil fuel use reductions of 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050. Development of the Community Climate Action Plan calls for participation by the entire community. The goals are set, but how we get there is still being decided. We need community members and organizations to help us figure out how to do this for Bend.
This fall, the CASC is convening topic specific working groups to support the development of the Bend Community Climate Action Plan. The topics include energy supply, energy in buildings, waste & materials management, and transportation. The working groups play a vital role of helping brainstorm and develop potential actions we can take as a community to meet our fossil fuel use reduction goals.
Interested individuals are invited to participate in these working group meetings. Your interest and knowledge will be extremely important in helping us identify climate actions in this sector and in understanding the barriers to achieving our goals. Each working group meets twice, and we encourage participants to make both meetings. The first meeting will focus on understanding objectives and barriers for the sector, and the second meeting will focus on identifying climate actions.
Meeting dates for each sector:
Meeting #1: Tuesday, October 23, 3-5 PM
Meeting #2: Tuesday, November 6, 3-5 PM
Energy Efficiency in Buildings:
Meeting #1: Thursday, October 25, 3-5 PM
Meeting #2: Thursday, November 8, 3-5 PM
Meeting #1: Wednesday, October 10, 3-5 PM
Meeting #2: Thursday, November 15, 4-6 PM
Waste & Materials Management:
Meeting #1: Tuesday, October 9, 3-5 PM
Meeting #2: Tuesday, November 13, 4-6 PM
The location for these and the details for the other working group meetings will be updated on the CASC website.
Please let us know if you are available to participate in the C-CAP working groups. I’m happy to answer any additional questions anyone may have.
Cassie Lacy | Sustainability Coordinator
Direct: 541-323-8587 | City Hall: 541-388-5505