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 on: July 12, 2019, 07:07:23 AM 
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Benefits of being a Corbett Volunteer Firefighter

(1)Learn new skills (2) Attain personal satisfaction

Corbett Fire District provides firefighting and medical training before people can respond to calls. The Fire District also provides a (401a) retirement system, Life Flight and AMR subscription programs for volunteers and their families, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally, the Fire District provides training and education benefits for members seeking advance training.

Prospective members are invited to an informational meeting on July. 24, 2019 at the Corbett Fire Station (7:00PM).

Dave Flood, Chief, will serve ice cream and answer questions. Bring your spouse Additionally, prospective members are invited to weekly Monday drills at the Corbett Station (6:45PM)This year the department is recruiting for the Aims and Corbett Stations.

Applications due Aug. 9, 2019. Call 503-695-2272 (leave message)

(Photo is Firefighter Joe Fahlman teaching Fire Prevention classes)

 on: July 08, 2019, 02:46:34 PM 
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See the crime report below attached in blue, titled: 2019.6.pdf

* If you have problems opening the Crime Log, Adobe Reader may not be installed on your computer.  To download Adobe Reader, go to and click "download".


Corbett Community Resource Officer- Deputy Joe Graziano

Email-       Cell: 503-849-1206, M-TH
Emergencies- 911                                24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch- 503-823-3333

Corbett School Resource Officer- Deputy Rafael Cortada

 Email-        School: 503-261-4200/ 4226

Corbett Community Website:

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 for further information.  

Please visit 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.

 on: July 02, 2019, 12:03:10 PM 
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Summer Fair & Ice Cream Social at Menucha
Saturday, August 10, 11:30 am – 4 pm

Plan now to attend Menucha’s second annual Summer Fair & Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 10th. Admission is FREE for kids 0-12 and just $10 for teens and adults. Bring family and friends along, too! (Pets are family, but please leave them at home unless they are Service Animals, trained according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Thanks.)

What happens at the summer fair? You can savor (or slurp!) some ice cream, play a few games,  listen to live music, explore our vendors’ tables and just enjoy a relaxed Saturday in this beautiful place.  Kids can visit our crafts table and our face-painter's table, too.

Come hungry! Your ticket gets you a custom-made ice cream sundae…and when you’re ready for more, there will be plenty of food from Menucha’s kitchen available for purchase including items for vegetarians and vegans. Treat yourself to lunch with a view.

Summer Fair is an affordable, family-friendly event.  Once you're here, the only things you pay for are more food and any purchases at vendor tables. Games, crafts, face painting, and music are all free.

Save time! Purchase tickets ahead at  and skip the ticket line at the gate.

Want to sponsor the Summer Fair and get great exposure for your business? Please call Menucha’s new development director, Cloie Cohen, at (503) 695-2243.

Want to volunteer? Go to

See you there!

 on: June 30, 2019, 06:42:36 AM 
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These meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30am at the Corbett Fire Hall. These meetings provide for an exchange of information by community members (and the groups they're involved in) with agencies of the state and county that affect our everyday life in east Multnomah County.

Questions? Email David Mysinger at :

 on: June 26, 2019, 09:33:54 AM 
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It’s easy to take it for granted. Clean, safe drinking water is at your finger tips every day. Just turn on a faucet and it flows out. Have you ever wondered where that water comes from and what the process is to get that water to your home? Here is your chance to find out. We will be conducting a tour of the Corbett Water District Treatment Plant and Headworks (source of your water) on Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. til 12:00 p.m. Tour Goers will ride in vans from the Water District parking lot. If you would like to learn about our precious resource reserve your spot on the tour today!

RSVP by July 8, 2019 to: or call our office 503-695-2284. Space is limited so call or email today!

 on: June 20, 2019, 04:12:51 PM 
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Quoting the attached letter from the TSCC dated June 4, 2019 - addressed to CSD and board chair Michelle Vo:

For a district of Corbett’s size, the General Fund’s over expenditures are an extreme and significant oversight. This is exacerbated by the district’s history of overspending its legal appropriations. Only once in the past several years has the district stayed within its legal appropriations. While the TSCC recognizes that there has been a high turnover rate among finance staff, the Board and Superintendent must prioritize the hiring and retention of professional financial management staff. This is essential for the sound management of the district.

* TSCC: This appointed body has Financial jurisdiction over all the budgets of Multnomah County elected governing bodies, so a letter from them saying they have reservations about CSD's illegal overspending and stated we exceeded our payroll/staffing allowances in 2017/18 by over $500,000 in one year seems like worth sitting up and taking seriously.

 on: June 20, 2019, 04:07:08 PM 
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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:

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:

 on: June 19, 2019, 01:42:21 PM 
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Sharing some information sent in via email:

Agenda for the board meeting is uploaded on CSD website .. Besides big ticket items like charter school application.. ( Did not pass ) .... check out these items of interest:
*District Policies up (again) for potential deletion:
13.1 **RESOLUTION NO. 6.196-19** -
RESOLVED** that the Board approve the first read for proposed deletion
* of the following policies:

a. Policy CA/CAA  - Administrative Goals and Objectives
b. Policy KC - Community Involvement in Decision Making

****Wasn't there strong pushback at a board meeting from the audience about deleting these? isn't this in opposition to Vision & Values or holding our Admin accountable?**

Links to these policies:

****2. Trani's Employment Contract:** **


Contract for Superintendent Action Item
**RESOLUTION NO. 6.200.19- RESOLVED** that the Board update  the  employment contract for Randy Trani with proposed wording provisions for the year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.  Presenter: Michelle Vo - Board Chair📷 [CORBETT SUPTCON 1920.docx]
Link to board books:  

*Interesting items: Highlighted new verbiage:

**Item #9:** allowing him to work remotely in July and get 40 vacation days a year.

* Compared to OSBA's superintendent boilerplate - it should be 25 days a year.

* Are we giving more vacation than normal? We already pay higher than the state average also for this position and for the teachers. *

***Item #3: **SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES. The SUPERINTENDENT shall be the chief executive officer of the district. As such, the SUPERINTENDENT shall have the primary responsibility for execution of Board policy, whereas the Board shall retain the primary responsibility for formulating and adopting said policy. The parties agree, individually and collectively, not to interfere with nor usurp the primary responsibility of the other party. The members of the Board and the SUPERINTENDENT further agree to refer promptly all major criticisms, complaints and suggestions called to their attention to the SUPERINTENDENT if appropriate to the Board for study and recommendation by the SUPERINTENDENT. *

* It seems clear that one of the main duties of the school board is to set district policy, not Trani. It does not seem right that the superintendent and district clerk (Robyn) be the ones uploading recommended policies for deletion like the 2 above. This is board work and should be carried out by assigned board members (a sub committee?), not employees.

**Item #11 **outlines termination procedures. (Fascinating)  Here is TSPC's standards for Oregon Educators-- Randi's contract refers to it as the guide for a board initiating discipline and/or terminating Randi's contract:

*What's interesting here is the part regarding administrators demonstrating skill in: HUMAN RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 584-020-0030 (3) The competent administrator demonstrates:(a) Skill in helping students, staff, parents, and other patrons to learn about the school, the district and its program;(b) Skills in communicating district and school goals to staff and the public;(c) Willingness to be flexible in cooperatively working with others; and(d) Skill in reconciling conflict.Stat. Auth.: ORS 342 Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.143 & 342.175 - 342.190 Hist.: TS 5-1979, f. 12-19-79, ef. 1-1-80; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07

 on: June 05, 2019, 09:50:17 AM 
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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:  and click "download".

Corbett Community Resource Officer- Deputy Joe Graziano
Email-       Cell: 503-849-1206, M-TH

Emergencies- 911

24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch - 503-823-3333

Corbett School Resource Officer- Deputy Rafael Cortada
 Email-        School: 503-261-4200/ 4226

Citizen Patrol Volunteer Coordinator- Deputy Joe Kaiser
 Email-      #503-849-5422 

 on: May 23, 2019, 10:19:56 AM 
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FOR KIDS…Balloons, rides on fire engines, Sparky the fire dog, etc.

FOR ADULTS…view old cars, rides on fire engines, sale of fire department items and bid on items in the silent auction.


1.   Weekend stay at a cabin on Mt. Hood.
2.   Cinnamon Rolls from Barb’s Cinnamon Rolls.
3.   7 day stay at a condo on Maui-July4-31-$1,400 value.
4.   Leaf blower from Moen’s.
5.   Bar B Que from Lowes. (Pit boss-pro series)
6.   Beer gift basket from Portland Brewing.
7.   Jacobs lamb Pelt, tanned in the Quaker tradition.
All proceeds fund the Ferd  Riehl scholarship
A great opportunity to meet your neighbors, observe your Fire Department, and enjoy some fire house cooking

Corbett Fire District 14 will soon welcome a new water tender! Check out the press release with all the details and they invite everyone to come to their Scholarship Breakfast on June 1st at the Corbett Fire Station to view and “kick the tires” of the new water tender.

All details here:

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