In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). That law required inspection of all schools, kindergarten through twelfth grade, to identify any asbestos-containing building materials. The law further required the development of a Management Plan, based upon the findings of the inspection, which outlines our intent in controlling the potential for exposure to asbestos fiber in our schools.
The inspection in our schools was completed, and a Management Plan was compiled in 1989 as required, and some asbestos-containing materials were identified in our buildings. The materials are distributed in various locations and include floor tile, pipe insulation and mechanical areas not readily accessible to building occupants or students.
The Management Plan outlines in detail the methods used to maintain the materials in a safe manner. It also includes records of six month periodic surveillance inspections, three year re-inspections and records of all abatement projects that have been completed. The six month periodic surveillance inspections are conducted by district personnel in May and October of each year. The three year reinspection is conducted by a certified inspector. The next three year reinspection will take place in May 2018. No abatement projects were conducted during the 2014-2015 school year and none are anticipated for the 2015-2016 school year.
A copy of the Management Plan is on file for your review at the school district maintenance office at 301 Saint Helens Street. Copies of individual building inspection reports are on file in each school’s administrative office.
Publish 07/31/2015. SCS1495
St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission
Notice of Public Hearing followed by Public Meeting
As per St. Helens Municipal Code (SHMC) Chapter 2.36.110(3), the City of St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission will conduct a Public Hearing followed by a Public Meeting on June 9, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Arts & Cultural Commission proposes to paint a mural on the east side of the Post Office wall, located at 1549 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens, Oregon.
The purpose of the public meeting is to present the mural project design to the public.
The guidelines for site selection are in SHMC Chapter 2.36.120(2) which are as follows:
1. Ownership or Control: Public art should be placed on a site owned by the City or there should be a written agreement for its use.
2. Visual Accessibility: Public art should be easily visible and accessible to the public.
3. Visual Enhancement: Public art should visually enhance the overall public environment and pedestrian streetscape.
4. Pedestrian Accessibility: Public art should experience high levels of pedestrian traffic and be part of the City’s circulation paths.
5. Circulation: Public art should not block windows, entranceways, or obstruct normal pedestrian circulation.
6. Scale: Public art should not be placed in a site where it is overwhelmed or competing with the scale of the site, adjacent architecture, large signage, billboards, etc.
The proposed location for the mural will be located at 1549 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, Oregon. You may contact Jennifer Johnson at (503)397-6272 if you have any questions.
The public meeting and hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 265 Strand Street, Plaza Entrance, St. Helens, OR 97051. The facility is handicap accessible. If you need special accommodation, please contact City Hall at (503)397-6272, at least 48 hours in advance.
Publish 05/29/2015. SCS1425
Publish 05/08, 05/15/2015. SCS1405
Publish 05/08/2015. SCS1403
Publish 05/01/2015. SCS1397
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the St. Helens School District #502, Columbia County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held in the Columbia City School at 2000 2nd Street, Columbia City, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. 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 22nd at 474 N. 16th Street, St. Helens, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM and on the District’s website (www.sthelens.k12.or.us). A nominal fee of $3.00 will be charged for physical copies of the budget document to offset printing costs.
Publish 04/03, 04/10, 04/17/2015. SCS1360
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Greater St. Helens Park & Recreation District, Columbia Co., State of Oregon, on the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at 1070 Eisenschmidt Lane, St. Helens, OR. The meeting will take place on April 20, 2015 at 5:00 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 meeting for public comment will be on May 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm, held at 1070 Eisenschmidt Lane, St. Helens, OR
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 21, 2015 at 1070 Eisenschmidt Lane, St. Helens, OR, between the hours of 8:00 am –1:00 pm and 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
Publish 03/27, 04/10/2015. SCS1348
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
A regular meeting of the St. Helens School District Board of Directors will be held on March 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM at 474 North 16th Street, St. Helens, Oregon. A supplemental budget will be considered at this meeting.
Publish 03/06, 03/13/2015. SCS1342
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
MCNULTY PAVING PROJECT
The Port of St. Helens is seeking proposals for paving work at a commercial building site in the McNulty Business Park, St. Helens. Interested parties may obtain the RFP from the Port’s website, www.portsh.org; from Craig Allison or Sydell Cotton at the Port Offices located at 100 E. St., Columbia City, from 8:00 to 5:00; or via e-mail at email@example.com . Submissions must be received by 5:00 on October 17, 2014. For questions, please call 503-397-2888.
Publish 10/03/2014. SCS1287