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Thank you. For any questions, please contact us at 503-653-1653.

Microbeads- A threat we can stop!

No matter where you live, there are ways to take action to protect our waterways and put a stop to polluting plastic microbeads! Let us know where you’re based and we’ll connect you with the action that’ll have the most impact to help ban the bead. Learn more about microbeads and how we can “Ban the Bead” here.

What are microbeads? The minuscule plastic beads found in personal care products (toothpaste, soaps, facial scrubs, etc.) are almost always smaller than 1 mm. They are used primarily as exfoliants in place of traditional organic materials. These micro particles are made of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and nylon. Microbeads of polyethylene or polypropylene are the most common. Take a look at this short video below to learn more!

 

And remember to check products’ ingredient list for:
Polyethylene (PE)
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
Nylon

Proposed New Rates for July 1, 2015

Oak Lodge Sanitary District changes its rates through resolution.  The resolution to change rates effective July 1, 2015 will be presented at the June 9th, 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors.

The District’s service charges rates for the Sanitary Sewer Service Program and the service charge rates for the Surface Water Management Program are both increasing.

For the Sanitary Sewer Service Program, the fixed rate per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) will increase $1.53 or 4.43% from $34.57 per EDU per month to $36.10 per EDU per month, while the variable consumption rate per one-hundred cubic feet of average winter water consumption (CCF) will increase $0.01 or 0.57% from $1.75 per CCF per month to $1.76 per CCF per month.

For the Surface Water Management Program, the fixed rate per Equivalent Service Unit (ESU) will increase $0.25 or 3.57% from $7.00 per ESU per month to $7.25 per ESU per month.

In addition, the District is changing the name of its service charge rates which support the District’s Surface Water Management Program; in the future, the Surface Water Management Program’s service charge rates will be referred to as “Watershed Protection Fees” rather than “Surface Water Management Fees”.  The change in the name is intended to better reflect the level of service being provided by the District.  The change in the name is effective immediately while the District’s Code of Rules and Regulations will be updated with the change sometime next fiscal year.

To read about these rate changes going into effect and how the additional funds will be used visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/ and read the 2016 Proposed Budget Document .

To hear about the rate changes and how funds are spent you can also attend the District’s Budget Committee Meetings.  To learn more about the budget committee meetings visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/meeting-agendas-minutes-information/  to see past and upcoming meeting information or visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/calendar/ and search for budget committee meetings.

The Budget Committee encompasses the District’s five (5) elected Board of Directors and six (6) citizens who volunteered to serve on the committee and were appointed by the Board of Directors.  A total of  eleven (11) citizens will review and approve the District’s proposed budget.   To learn more about volunteers visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/get-involved/.

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting- May 12, 2015

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267.  The meeting will take place on May 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear the budget message, receive comment from the public on the budget, and seek approval of the budget by the Budget Committee for the budget’s presentation for adoption by the Board of Directors at the Budget Hearing scheduled for June 9, 2015.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 8, 2014 at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

This notice will be published in the Oregonian five (5) to thirty (30) days before the meeting.

A copy of the budget document has been posted on Oak Lodge Sanitary District’s website at http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/.

A Successful Tree Planting at William J. Wild Park!

On April 11th, NCUWC, OLSD and NCPRD planted trees at William J. Wild Park from 9am-Noon. Ruthie Gay donated 40 trees to the site, salvaged from a nursery. Neighbors, volunteers and Cub Scout Pack #181 showed up in force to help with the planting.

Read more about the event in the Clackamas Review here!

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267.  The meeting will take place on April 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.

An additional, separate meeting of the Budget Committee will be held to take public comment.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  The date for the meeting at which public comment will be taken is still to be determined.

Visit the meetings page at http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/meeting-agendas-minutes-information/ to find out more information about past and upcoming meetings.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 6, 2015 at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

A copy of the budget document has been posted here: http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/.

The Budget Committee encompasses the District’s five (5) elected Board of Directors and six (6) citizens who volunteered to serve on the committee and were appointed by the Board of Directors.  A total of  eleven (11) citizens will review and approve the District’s proposed budget.   To learn more about volunteers visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/get-involved/

Job Opening: Maintenance Mechanic

Oak Lodge Sanitary District is currently accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Mechanic. The position will support a team of 16, responsible for operations and maintenance of a 10.5 MGD Water Reclamation Facility, remote pumping stations, collections system and surface water management. The successful candidate will have journey level experience in maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment equipment. The position requires knowledge of current safety practices, computer software (MS Office) and computerized maintenance management systems. The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers is an important aspect of this position. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for performing predictive and preventative maintenance tasks as well as troubleshooting and correcting system failures. This position requires the skill to develop and execute projects often while coordinating with outside contractors to complete projects. This position requires working under various weather conditions and the ability to respond to after-hours call outs.

Applicants must complete a District application and submit a resume with cover letter for consideration. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. April 17, 2015.

All applicants will be required to pass a background check, physical examination & drug screen. The work schedule for this shift is Monday through Friday 7:00 am. to 3:30 pm.

Application
Job Announcement – Maintenance Mechanic
Job Description – Maintenance Mechanic

Rainfall Gauges

Did you know you can monitor rainfall around the Portland Metro area? Here are two rain gauges managed by USGS that are useful for reference, and also have links to historical charts. They are updated daily:

SE Harney St. Rain Gauge

SW Boones Ferry Rd. Rain Gauge

The staff here at OLSD are watching the gauges and hoping for some showers! In light of our dry winter, it’s extra smart to be aware of our water usage. Here are some tips to help the community (and your wallet!):

  • Used timed watering systems or drip irrigation in your garden
  • Keep showers short, use a 5-minute shower timer
  • Only run washing machines or dishwashers with a full load

For more tips, visit us here: http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/support-for-communities/

For questions or tips, feel free to call us at 503-653-1653 or email at info@olsd.net!