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NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the City of Scappoose will be filed with the Columbia County Clerk on August 5, 2014.

The ballot title is: ANNEXATION OF VINE STREET PROPERTY TO THE CITY OF SCAPPOOSE

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Columbia County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m., August 4, 2014 (which is the 7th business day after receipt.)

Published pursuant to OR 250.296 by Susan M Reeves, MMC, City Recorder.
Publish 08/01/2014.                            SCS1260

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE
FOR THE MARCH 2014 ELECTION

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the Lake Oswego City Council to qualified voters at the March 11, 2014 Election was filed with the Lake Oswego Elections Officer on December 4, 2013.

Any elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. December 11, 2013 (the 7th business day after the ballot titles were filed with the City Elections Officer) pursuant to ORS 250.296. Any elector filing a petition pursuant to ORS 250.296 shall notify the city elections officer in writing that the petition has been filed not later than 5 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.

The ballot title is as follows:

CAPTION:    APPROVAL OF GOODALL ROAD
PAVEMENT-WIDENING ADJACENT TO CERTAIN PROPERTIES

QUESTION:    May Goodall Road pavement be widened
by approximately four feet adjacent to 13888, 13912 and 14050 Goodall Road?

SUMMARY:    Lake Oswego approved land divisions
for two properties that now include 13888, 13912 and 14050 Goodall Road.  As mitigation for traffic impacts, the approvals required the developers, at their expense, to widen Goodall Road pavement along the property frontage by approximately four feet to achieve a 14-foot-wide uphill shared-roadway lane for automobiles and bicycles.

If 25 voters sign a petition, Lake Oswego’s Charter requires an election to approve road pavement-widening if total pavement width will exceed 20 feet after construction.  More than 25 voters petitioned for a vote on these widenings.

A “yes” vote authorizes the four-foot pavement-widening, resulting in approximately 25 feet total pavement width along each property’s frontage (190’ frontage for 13888 and 13912 Goodall; 180’ frontage for 14050 Goodall).  General plans and maps will be published in the Lake Oswego Review and are available at Lake Oswego City Hall.

The widening has already occurred adjacent to 13888 and 13912 Goodall.  A “no” vote will require removing the widened area, narrowing the pavement by approximately four feet at that location.

For more information contact the City Recorder/City Elections Officer at 503-675-3984.

Publish 12/05/2013.                 LOR13021

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the Cornelius City Council to qualified voters at the November 5, 2013 General Election has been filed with the City Recorder with the City of Cornelius on July15, 2013.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Washington County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 PM, August 6, 2013.

CAPTION:   CORNELIUS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOND

QUESTION:  Shall Cornelius issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $2.4 million for a new public library?  If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.

SUMMARY:   This measure authorizes the City to issue general obligation bonds in one or more series not to exceed $2.4 million to pay a portion of the cost for design and construction of a new 16,000 square foot library in the vicinity of City Hall, replacing the existing 3,025 square foot facility in City Hall.  The City and a nonprofit would jointly construct the building to provide affordable senior housing units above the library.  The library would provide more space for collections and computers and new areas for adult, teen, and children’s programming; community meetings; and youth recreation.  The City would supplement bond proceeds with other resources including private donations and grant funds to pay the balance of the City’s construction costs, which are expected to total approximately $4.8 million.  The City estimates the bonds would cost property owners $0.29 per $1,000 of assessed value (not real market value)/year.  The bonds would mature in 20 years or less.   For a home with an assessed value of $180,000, the bonds are estimated to cost $59/year.

Debby Roth, MMC
City Recorder-Treasurer
City of Cornelius
Publish 07/31/2013.                FGNT7327

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ballot title for a measure referred by the City Council of the City of West Linn was filed on June 17, 2013.

The following shall be the ballot title of the measure to be submitted to the City’s voters on September 17, 2013.

BALLOT TITLE:

CAPTION
Charter amendment requiring all annexations to be approved by voters

QUESTION
Shall the City amend the City Charter to require all annexations to be approved by the City’s voters?

SUMMARY
The Charter requires voter approval for the annexation of land outside the Metropolitan Service District Urban Growth Boundary.  The Charter also specifies that all land proposed for annexation requires approval by the majority of the City’s voters.  The proposed charter amendment makes it clear that all annexations have to be approved by the City’s voters, except for annexations mandated by law.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2013.

Publish 06/20/2013.                     WLT9800

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ballot title for a measure referred by the City Council of the City of West Linn was filed on June 17, 2013.

The following shall be the ballot title of the measure to be submitted to the City’s voters on September 17, 2013.

CAPTION
Charter amendment establishing process for appointing and removing city attorney

QUESTION
Shall the City amend the City Charter to include the process for appointing and removing the city attorney?

SUMMARY
The City Council currently hires a city attorney to represent the City in legal matters.  The city attorney is appointed and removed by the Council; therefore, the city attorney reports directly to the City Council.  This addition to the Charter recognizes the City’s current practice.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2013.

Publish 06/20/2013.                     WLT9799

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ballot title for a measure referred by the City Council of the City of West Linn on June 17, 2013.

The following shall be the ballot title of the measure to be submitted to the City’s voters on September 17, 2013.

CAPTION
Charter amendment to fill vacancies at May and November elections

QUESTION
Shall the City amend the City Charter to allow vacancies to be filled at May and November elections?

SUMMARY
The Charter provides the process for filling vacancies for the offices of the Mayor, Council, and Municipal Judge.  The Charter currently requires vacancies that have one or more years left in the term to be filled at the next special election; special elections are held each year in March and September. The City is required to pay the cost of all special elections and May and November elections in odd numbered years.  Additionally, elections of candidates running for expired terms occur during November elections in even numbered years.  Under the current charter provisions this can result in two elections for city positions within two months of each other in even numbered years.  The proposed amendment would result in all elections being held in either May or November.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2013.

Publish 06/20/2013.                     WLT9798

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF WEST LINN BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ballot title for a measure referred by the City Council of the City of West Linn on June 17, 2013.

The following shall be the ballot title of the measure to be submitted to the City’s voters on September 17, 2013.

CAPTION
Charter amendment to prohibit interference with personnel and public contracts

QUESTION
Shall the City amend the City Charter to prohibit the Council from interfering with personnel decisions and public contract awards?

SUMMARY
The Charter establishes the duties of the City Council and the City Manager.  The Charter specifies that the City Council has authority to appoint and remove the City Manager.  The Charter specifies that the City Manager has the duty to appoint, remove, and supervise city officers and employees.  This amendment makes it clear that the Council will not interfere with the City Manager’s duty to appoint and remove city officers and employees, or award public contracts, subject to purchasing rules and other Charter limitations.

An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2013.

Publish 06/20/2013.                     WLT9797

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE
CITY OF JOHNSON CITY

Caption:
ANNEXES JOHNSON CITY INTO CLACKAMAS RIVER WATER DISTRICT.

Question:
Shall the City of Johnson City annex into the Clackamas River Water District?

Summary:
Annexes the entire city limits of Johnson City into the Clackamas River Water District (District) as of July 1, 2013.

Johnson City currently obtains its water from the Clackamas River Water District. Even though Johnson City is surrounded by the boundaries of the District, it is not a part of the District. Annexation into the District would result in little change for the residents of the City of Johnson City, except it would ensure continued water supply for the residents of Johnson City from the District and allow the citizens of Johnson City an opportunity to participate in the District.
Publish 03/06/2013.                                             CLK12769

NOTICE OF CITY OF WEST LINN BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF CITY OF WEST LINN BALLOT TITLE

CAPTION
Maintain West Linn drinking water quality with water rate increase

QUESTION
Shall City protect water quality by funding water system repair and replacement projects using rate increases from all water customers?

SUMMARY
For West Linn to continue to meet state and federal water quality standards, the City’s state mandated Water System Master Plan identifies capital projects such as replacing approximately 66,000 feet of asbestos cement pipes; 11,500 feet of galvanized and steel pipes; and other deteriorating pipes.  This rate increase will provide funds to undertake these projects.

To fund these projects and continue the current level of service, a one-time eighteen percent rate increase is proposed for all customers.  This will result in an increase of $3.18 per month to approximately half of residential customers who pay $17.67 for the base rate of seven hundred cubic feet or less of water per month. Customers who use more water will pay an additional $0.37 per one hundred cubic feet, which is 748 gallons.
Publish 12/27/2012.                        WLT9772

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE

NOTICE OF CITY OF WEST LINN BALLOT TITLE

CAPTION
Maintain West Linn drinking water quality with water rate increase

QUESTION
Shall City protect water quality by funding water system repair and replacement projects using rate increases from all water customers?

SUMMARY
For West Linn to continue to meet state and federal water quality standards, the City’s state mandated Water System Master Plan identifies capital projects such as replacing approximately 66,000 feet of asbestos cement pipes; 11,500 feet of galvanized and steel pipes; and other deteriorating pipes.  This rate increase will provide funds to undertake these projects.

To fund these projects and continue the current level of service, a one-time eighteen percent rate increase is proposed for all customers.  This will result in an increase of $3.18 per month to approximately half of residential customers who pay $17.67 for the base rate of seven hundred cubic feet or less of water per month. Customers who use more water will pay an additional $0.37 per one hundred cubic feet, which is 748 gallons.
Publish 12/27/2012.                        WLT9772