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 on: September 20, 2019, 08:16:26 AM 
Started by columbia grange - Last post by columbia grange
Please join us for our 2nd recycling event.  Green Century Recycling will take anything with metal - please read the poster for things they won't take.  Also - we're not going to ReStore this time - so NO used household items please.

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 on: September 10, 2019, 12:11:22 PM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com
Safety Meeting Notes Sept 4, 2019
Posted by NEMCCA
(Northeast Multnomah County Community Association) on their Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-Multnomah-County-Community-Association-1464772610280344/

ODOT:
Opened the new three mile section of bike trail on August 3 with around 300 people in attendance.
https://www.oregon.gov/…/projec…/pages/project-details.aspx…

The length restriction on the Old Scenic Highway from Larch Mountain Road to Ainsworth is now with the State traffic engineer, they are looking at total length to fall between 35-40 feet. This is shorter than the standard tour bus and the companies who come to the area have been notified.

If you need to travel the road as a farmer, or someone who is doing work on a residence and need to bring a truck and trailer, you can get a permit for the highway. ODOT will look at getting a year long permit for those who live in the area and need to be hauling on a regular basis. Buses will not be eligible to get the permit.

ODOT is looking to lower the posted speed from 55 to around 40 from downtown Corbett going East. This is based on studies done that show this is the sweet spot for travel.
Discussion: Those who live here and know the road is, versus those who visit and are not familiar with the road being considered in the survey. Some comments regarding speed limits back in the 1950's and whether people know its 55. If you want to voice your opinion on the speed limits you can:
contact Terra Lingley terra.m.lingley@odot.state.or.us,
or attend the Scenic Advisory meeting Sept 26, 2019 in Hood River at the library https://www.oregon.gov/…/Regions/Pages/HCRH-Advisory-Commit…

The wayfinding signs with Corbett on them are being removed. Signage can only be for cities and Corbett is not a city. It is unknown at this time what will replace the existing signs or how people will be directed to Corbett.

The weekend of Sept 7, 2019 was the last weekend for crossing guards at Multnomah Falls. There will be a debriefing at the end of the season regarding the impacts of the guards on congestion and what was working well and what could be improved.

The Congestion Forum will be starting the end of September and will be picking up from where the last congestion group ended.

ODOT has submitted their third permit application this summer to the County for approval. This one is for the Oneonta tunnel recovery and the plans are based on the 2006 plans with some modifications to address the damage done by the fire. The construction is expected to start in 2020 and take eight months. During that time there will be some lane closures/restrictions, these will be announced in advance.

There was a rock slide above Tooth Rock Tunnel that has done significant damage to the structure and applying pressure to the side of the bridge.
The week of Sept 16, 2019 ODOT will be using one lane through the tunnel to do core drilling on the deck and the walls.
The week of September 30, 2019 they will be working on the slide and taking a lane through the tunnel to catch debris before it crosses into traffic lanes.

Oregon State Parks: Star Gazing Party on September 21, 2019 at Rooster Rock.

Rooster Rock had to be shut down on August 4, 2019 due to the combination of a large church event, a 95 degree day which caused Dabney and Lewis & Clark to be at capacity, and the heavy use of the Columbia Gorge Express. How this happened and how can it be avoided in the future are being reviewed.

Benson, Rooster Rock and Dabney (fee parks) were up 50,000 visitors by July. Parks is in talks with those agencies who promote the Oregon side of the Gorge to see if some of the visitors can be shifted to the Washington side.

Multnomah County Land Use: There has been an uptick in T3 cases this summer
and the department has been busy getting permits done in a timely manner. They are short staffed right now with the Planning Director position being vacant and Assistant Planning Director picking up that work in addition to his own. Due to the adjustments the long range planning issues have been put on hold during the summer but should be back on schedule this Fall.
Discussion: View Point Inn looks like it will be getting most of what they were asking, except for the accessory structure.
Bell Road has no school zone sign, this has been an on-going item. Roads will be contacted again on seeing what can be done.
Will the County be clearing the sides of the roads to remove the vegetation dams that have been building up? The roads look like they'll be trapping water instead of draining off which creates more potholes.

Corbett Water Well Drilling Discussion: The 50/50 cost share that has been mentioned in prior meetings does not look to be correct now. The contribution from others is looking closer to 20% at this time. With the requirements from the State for water rights, the County for land use and permits and the other steps that will need to be taken this project looks like it will be closer to 3-4 years off and the cost will be more along the lines of 2.2 to 2.5 million. This will need to be paid by grants, loans and fees to users.
There will be a public meeting soon regarding this project, look to hear something from the Water District. There will also need to be a public meeting to transfer money that was collected for the water pond over to use on the well.

Citizen's Patrol: The patrol has concluded their summer events and are now in full force at the schools. They will be assisting with the Star Gazing Party at Rooster Rock on the 21st, with the Dogs and Deputies and also the Pioneer Picnic at the Fire hall on the 8th from 10-1. There will be a field trip to see the museum.

Historical Society: The building is going up. Hope to have it enclosed by November. There is a GoFundMe account on their website. Bricks can be purchased for $100. Ways to donate can be found here: http://crownpointcountrymuseum.org/donate/

MCSO: There have been questions on the homeless and what is being done in our area. Members of the HOPE team will be at the October Safety meeting to give an overview of their work and answer questions. The CRO and NEMCCA are working on putting together some answers to questions that have come to the Board.

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 on: August 28, 2019, 03:07:21 PM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com
Visions and Values Committee Members Include:
https://corbett.k12.or.us/2019/05/09/visions-and-values-meeting-1/

Kristin Miles: Oregon School Board Association Facilitator

Sheron Fruehauf: Community Member

Dee Dee Hanes: Staff

Chris Holden: Community Member

Helen Perry: Student

Geoffrey  Wunn: Non-Resident Parent

Kate Hawley: Student

Alisa Goslin Davis: Non-Resident Parent

Abigail Steichen: Staff, Non-Resident Parent

Travis Younker: Resident Parent

Phil Pearson: Staff, Non-Resident Parent

Vanessa  Lyon: Resident Parent

David Gorman: Board Member

Debbie Vasen: Resident Parent

Michel Vo: Board Member, Resident Parent

Patrick Oldright: Resident Parent

Randy Trani: Staff, Resident Parent

Bethany Gelbrich: Resident Parent

Katey Kinnear: Board Member, Resident Parent

David Irving: Resident Parent

Rhiannon Young: Staff, Resident Parent


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 on: August 28, 2019, 03:06:59 PM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com
Visions and Values Committee Members Include:

Kristin Miles: Oregon School Board Association Facilitator

Sheron Fruehauf: Community Member

Dee Dee Hanes: Staff

Chris Holden: Community Member

Helen Perry: Student

Geoffrey  Wunn: Non-Resident Parent

Kate Hawley: Student

Alisa Goslin Davis: Non-Resident Parent

Abigail Steichen: Staff, Non-Resident Parent

Travis Younker: Resident Parent

Phil Pearson: Staff, Non-Resident Parent

Vanessa  Lyon: Resident Parent

David Gorman: Board Member

Debbie Vasen: Resident Parent

Michel Vo: Board Member, Resident Parent

Patrick Oldright: Resident Parent

Randy Trani: Staff, Resident Parent

Bethany Gelbrich: Resident Parent

Katey Kinnear: Board Member, Resident Parent

David Irving: Resident Parent

Rhiannon Young: Staff, Resident Parent


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 on: August 28, 2019, 03:06:13 PM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com
Some Background on the above emails from CSD

The 8/28/19 email states that it has been a 2 year process (regarding the move to go to an all Charter District). It may be 2 years to the school board members involved in these discussions based on Randy Trani's leadership - but for the majority of our community (much like the first Charter School) hearing this will be new and will feel rushed if we opt to ignore the recommendations by Rob Saxton.

Rob Saxton was the consultant hired by CSD who conducted an independent review of CSD and presented his findings in February of 2019. He recommended that CSD wait until next year to make this decision to go to an "All Charter District" and only after a "covenant" with the community was established (among other steps).

This covenant was to include (among other things) promises by CSD to the community to gradually reduce CSD's out of district population numbers through attrition. (There is a link to Saxton's presentation and report  where he explains how this would allow us to preserve and even expand programming like CTE below.) The video presentation and time stamp is listed below (to hear this specific piece of his report).

In June of this year, the below linked article by OPB stated in part; "Corbett residents who attended last month’s school board meeting were surprised to see a resolution to approve a charter application for the district on the agenda. It struck some as moving too quickly on a complicated change.

“We would like to express our concern that this decision perpetuates a pattern of rushed and ill-informed decision-making that negatively impacts the relations with our community at large,” (This was from a statement by one IC3S member during the public comment period at the meeting.) Link to that article:
https://www.opb.org/news/article/corbett-school-district-open-enrollment-law-oregon-transfer-students-education/?fbclid=IwAR0Al_J1vcI0cWrPpuu4_6tYT285TtFm33LY9dpnb7svdVxDC8uODg19Ei8

Link to Rob Saxton's report presentation/video with the information about going all charter and how to and why to reduce population numbers (etc) starting at 1:43:52:
https://sites.google.com/view/ic3s/rob-saxtons-report-presentation-supp-material/video-of-the-report-presentation?fbclid=IwAR3gSBcKLw5m53MsKzn-h7FkvyIBxsuvycm_2VRamL8GwFnjl8hZQAwjRC0




Visions and Values Committee


The IC3 Group posted video of Rob Saxton's recommendations for CSD as well as his in depth look at our school district.

Rob Saxton suggested waiting until February of 2020 to vote to go to an all charter district and only with certain conditions.
You can hear this at 1:43:52 in this video: https://sites.google.com/view/ic3s/rob-saxtons-report-presentation-supp-material/video-of-the-report-presentation

Saxton also recommended CSD form a Committee (Visions and Values Committee) to help guide the goals for our school district.

He suggested this group be a broad representation of 20 people. Specifically to include: 3 school board members, 1 Superintendent, 2 community members with no students in school, 6 community parents with kids in school, 2 parents from out of district, 2 high school students. This can be heard at 1:36:30 in the video.

The attached graphic gives an overview of CSD's choices for those serving. The Vision and Values Committee members here:  
https://corbett.k12.or.us/2019/05/09/visions-and-values-meeting-1/

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 on: August 28, 2019, 02:55:15 PM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com
Update 8/29/19. Another (new) message from CORBETT SCHOOL DISTRICT 39 today. This is a follow up on their message from yesterday (8/28/19). As a recap of the latest email: CSD states that they are actually planning to wait and follow Rob Saxton's recommendations and not make any decisions until next year regarding going to an all Charter. Original message (yesterday) below. New message added below that.  

From: CORBETT SCHOOL DISTRICT 39 <email@blackboard.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:33 PM
Subject: An update regarding Board consideration of district charter conversion.

A message from CORBETT SCHOOL DISTRICT 39

Dear Patrons,

The Open Enrollment Law that allowed the district to accept out of district students sunsetted earlier this year. Currently, the only path for out of district students to attend Corbett is through the interdistrict transfer process which depends upon other districts to release students. Further, that process is cumbersome, time consuming, and unpredictable. For those reasons, since November 2017, the Corbett School Board has been considering converting our district to a district with a single charter school (charter district). This conversion would allow the district to continue accepting out of district students in a predictable streamlined fashion.

An update to that nearly two year long  process and its status are as follows:

A charter district proposal was submitted to the board in April 2019 to be reviewed not for approval, but for completeness. In early June 2019 an advisory committee made up of members of the Vision and Values Committee also reviewed it for completeness, as did the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA).

At the June 2019 board meeting, based on recommendations from the advisory committee and OSBA, an updated, completed charter proposal was submitted to the board. Normally within 60 days of receiving a completed proposal the board holds a public hearing on the provisions of the proposal. The board is drawing closer to acting on this charter proposal and is giving it careful consideration, including advice of outside consultant Rob Saxton, receiving feedback from the public, and training from the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA).


Although there are many technical issues to work out in a conversion of this nature, there are three critical pieces of information to remember:

 
A charter district, unlike a charter school, operates under the same elected school board that it did before the conversion.
    

This conversion is not intended to dramatically change the district except that it allows the district to continue accepting out of district students in a predictable streamlined fashion.


The elected school board will always remain in control of the charter agreement, including setting the number of out of district students allowed into the district.


The board will likely set the charter proposal public hearing as an agenda item in the near future. As always, the district and board encourage patrons to attend board meetings to stay informed. Regular board meetings happen the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  The next board meeting will be on Wednesday, September 18th. They are typically in the MPB.  






From: "CORBETT SCHOOL DISTRICT 39" <email@blackboard.com>
Date: August 29, 2019 at 12:10:33 PM PDT
Subject: Update on Charter Conversion

Reply-To: email@blackboard.com

A message from CORBETT SCHOOL DISTRICT 39

Dear Patrons,

This information is intended as a follow up to yesterday’s email regarding the Board’s consideration of converting our district to a district with a single charter school (charter district). There are no plans to take any actions at the September meeting. The process of changing to a Charter will require and include opportunities for continued public comment at Board meetings. Many particulars of the conversion need to be solidified over the coming months but the ultimate goal will be to have the conversion complete by the 20-21 school year. As always, the district and board encourage patrons to attend board meetings to stay informed. Regular board meetings happen the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The next board meeting will be on Wednesday, September 18th. They are typically in the MPB.  

We hope to see you there.


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 on: August 19, 2019, 04:21:53 PM 
Started by columbia grange - Last post by columbia grange
Email grange267marketplace@gmail.com to reserve a table to sell your used items or crafts!  This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors!

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 on: August 15, 2019, 08:40:17 AM 
Started by columbia grange - Last post by columbia grange
Email grange267marketplace@gmail.com to reserve a table for your used items or crafts.  This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and repurpose items you no longer use.  Please note: we'll also be taking cosmetic and oral care product containers for recycling at this monthly event.  The Grange will offer electronics/metal, cardboard and styrofoam recycling in October. Please DO NOT drop your recycling (cardboard) off at Helping Hands!

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 on: August 14, 2019, 08:25:17 AM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com
Heini Ziegler Award – Nominate Now! The Heini Ziegler Award was established to honor the service of Heini Ziegler who was one of the founding fathers of the Corbett Fire Department in the late 1940s as well as serving as a Chief of the Department in the 1960s and 1970s. Heini also served the community in numerous other ways, including service on the Water District and School District Boards.

After his death the Fire Department decided to establish the Heini Ziegler Award to honor all of Heini’s service to the community. Anyone can nominate an individual, who lives in the community, that you feel should be recognized for their volunteer efforts in the Corbett community. The winner will be chosen by a committee from the Corbett Fire Department, they will get their name on a plaque that hangs on the wall at the Corbett Fire Hall, and a small cash award.

This is funded by an account that was set up with the donations that the department received after Heini’s death. It is hoped that the winner will take his/her family to dinner and enjoy a good meal. Heini would approve!

Please take a moment and nominate your favorite person by downloading the nomination form on the Corbett Fire District web site's press release page here:
http://www.corbettfire.com/press-release/

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 on: August 07, 2019, 09:36:35 AM 
Started by www.corbettoregon.com - Last post by www.corbettoregon.com


See the crime report below attached in blue

* If you have problems opening the Crime Log, Adobe Reader may not be installed on your computer.  To download Adobe Reader, go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and click "download".

 

Corbett Community Resource Officer- Deputy Joe Graziano

Email- joseph.graziano@mcso.us       Cell: 503-849-1206, M-TH
Emergencies- 911                                24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch- 503-823-3333

Corbett School Resource Officer- Deputy Rafael Cortada

 Email- Rafael.cortada@mcso.us        School: 503-261-4200/ 4226

Corbett Community Website:  www.corbettoregon.com

Citizen Patrol Volunteer Program:
Citizen Patrol volunteers patrol the Columbia River Gorge and the Corbett community.  They work with a partner and act as extra "eyes and ears" for deputies.  Citizen Patrollers also provide support during community events, disasters and other emergencies.   Visit www.mcsocp.com for further information.  

Please visit www.mcsocp.com to learn how to sign up for the new Integrated Public Alerts (IPAWS) warning system for cell phones.  
The information is listed under 9/17/18.

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