West Hayes Street, from Settlemier Avenue to Cascade Drive, is an approved Capital Improvement Project in fiscal year 2016-17. The project cost is currently estimated at $3,125,000 with $450,000 funded this year for design, and the remaining $2,675, 000 the following year for construction.
The Intersection at West Hayes and Settlemier Avenue is also included in the project scope. The improvement will improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety. West Hayes is classified as a Service Collector which should provide for bike lanes, sidewalks, two travel lanes and a turn lane. The recommended configuration of the street and the intersection improvement will be evaluated with preliminary engineering work. City staff are off to a quick start, a professional services contract has been issued to get the survey and topography work underway.
City Administrator Scott Derickson announced that Heather Pierson will receive the Mary Tennant Award for Excellence in Service at Monday's City Council meeting. Pierson currently serves as the City Recorder.
The award is Woodburn's highest honor for service, ethics and professionalism.
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METCOM 911 dispatch center, which serves much of rural Marion County as well as portions of Linn and Clackamas counties, is one of seven dispatch agencies (Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Clark County WA, Columbia County, Multnomah County, Washington County and Marion/METCOM service area) to launch the text to 911 service on Aug. 23.
Individuals will now be able to text emergencies via 911 if calling isn’t an option, however voice communications is still preferred.
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