WashCo News March 2022 – The Cedar Mill News
WashCo property tax statements and payment information available online
Access your previous tax returns, payment receipts, and make payments online with this relatively new resource (launching spring 2020). From the homepage, simply enter your address or account number in the “property search” bar at the top to access information specific to your property. Then find the “bills” tab at the top then the “pay my bills” button on the right to connect to the payment portal.
Budget town hall
Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m., register in advance
Please join your Washington County Board of Commissioners for their first quarterly town hall of the year. Building on the success of the “budget town hall” in early December, the Board of County Commissioners is pleased to provide another opportunity for community members to engage in conversations about centering equity in county budgeting process.
After a brief presentation on the county’s current financial situation, the use of a new budget fairness tool, and other ways the board is incorporating community feedback into its ’22-’23 budget development , participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their views with each member of the Council.
Language Services: Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided throughout the event. Interpretation services for other languages are also available upon request. Contact the Washington County Administrative Office at 503-846-8685 by March 4 to request these services or email [email protected]
Ask a Question: If you can’t attend but would like to ask a question, please email us by 6 p.m. March 9 at [email protected]
Year-round shelter community meetings
The Washington County Department of Housing Services is hosting a series of virtual informational meetings in March for community members to learn about future shelters and share feedback. The county aims to provide 250 year-round shelter beds to serve homeless people, recognizing the need for year-round shelter in every part of Washington County. New shelters will expand the county’s ability to help people find housing and introduce services to prevent and address homelessness.
“Year-round shelters are an important part of our community’s response to the housing crisis in Washington County,” said Dr. Vernon Baker, executive director of Just Compassion. “Shelters provide people with safe, clean and stable temporary accommodation so they can find jobs, access services and work towards permanent accommodation and it is important that they are available year-round.
“Chronically homeless people benefit from a safe and healthy community in a shelter,” said Emily Roots, public affairs administrator for the Department of Housing Services. “Shelter teams include counsellors, addiction specialists and workforce specialists who are committed to helping people succeed and find permanent housing. »
Register here for these upcoming meetings.
Thursday, March 3, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and surroundings, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, Hillsboro, Aloha and area, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, countywide, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Councils and commissions vacancies spring 2022
Various boards, committees, and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Members of the commission are volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study problems and make recommendations.
In many cases, members must be residents of Washington County. In accordance with Board of Commissioners procedures, the county administrative office will solicit nominations from individuals for a six-week period. Staff will keep Commissioners informed of nominations received and approaching deadlines. Serving on a council or committee is a great opportunity for residents to have their voices heard.
To register and read more details, visit the Washington County website. The application deadline for all positions is April 5 or remains open until filled.
Advisory Council on Aging and Veterans Services — nine positions available
This council plans future services and reviews current programs for veterans and seniors. Among the categories that should be represented. This is a three-year term; the time commitment is five to ten hours per month. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every other month from 9 a.m. to noon.
Behavioral Health Council – two positions available now and three positions available after March 31
19 members who are residents of Washington County or who have business interests in Washington County are required for this council. The council will identify community needs, recommend funding priorities, and help select and evaluate service providers. This is a three-year term with a time commitment of two to three hours per month. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Columbia Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac) — two positions available
Col-Pac’s mission is to promote and sustain healthy communities in the district through the retention, diversification and expansion of the economic base. Led by a 17-member volunteer Board of Directors, Col-Pac is made up of local public and private leaders, including representatives from county commissions, cities, ports, private sector, labor and the minority community. Col-Pac also has a seven-member loan administration board that oversees the district’s revolving loan fund. This is a two-year term; meetings are held every March.
North West Region Transportation Commission (NWACT) – two positions available
NWACT plays a key advisory role in the development of the statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which plans funded transportation projects. AACTNO establishes a public process for selecting sector project priorities for the STIP. Through this process, they prioritize transportation issues and solutions and recommend projects in their region for inclusion in the STIP. This is a two-year term; meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Council—one position available now and three positions available after June 30
Nine members who are county residents will sit on this council. Traditionally, appointed members in all Commissioner’s Districts – Members will provide advice on the maintenance, operation and capital development needs of county parks, including Scoggins Valley Park and Lake Henry Hagg. This is a three-year term and meetings are held on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Urban Roads Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) – one position available
The URMDAC is composed of ten residents appointed by the Urban Roads Maintenance District Board of Directors, all of whom are regular members, and two ex-officio members. They review and make recommendations regarding the level of service and the annual work program of the URMD, help assess the cost-effectiveness and effectiveness of the URMD, inform the activities of the URMD and advise on the pursuit of URMD and/or other long-term funding opportunities for road maintenance. This is a four-year term and the committee meets two hours per month. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.