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 on: March 30, 2019, 05:08:22 PM 
Started by columbia grange - Last post by columbia grange
Please join us for a BUNCO Tournament (no experience necessary!) and bring along your favorite dessert to share.  This is a fun way to get to know your neighbors!

 on: March 28, 2019, 04:49:17 PM 
Started by - Last post by
Just a reminder that April's meeting is Wednesday, April 3rd, 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: March 28, 2019, 01:10:34 PM 
Started by Victoria - Last post by Victoria
Safety Meeting Notes March 6, 2019

CWD: On March 14 at 6:30pm there will be a presentation regarding what is going on with the water district.  Topics will include aging infrastructure, current projects, general overview, future Q&A section on website.  This will be held at the Grange.

Forest Service: 
The trails still have ice and snow on them, please stay on opened trails and dress appropriately, not all of our visitors are aware of the temperature changes from Portland to the Gorge.  There is a large snow drift just passed Dutchman Falls.
Sandy River Delta has begun ticketing those who are parking in the horse trailer and r.v. zones- the enforcement teams are getting some push back but this is a multi-use park, not just for dogs and spaces need to be available for larger vehicles.

District 4 Commissioner:  On March 7 from 3-5 there will be a presentation on Census 2020.  The actual census will begin on April 1, 2020 and studies have shown our area is historically undercounting those who rent, are in poverty or of color by 20%.  Take some time to learn how you can help with community outreach.

The budget forecast will be coming out next week, it has been announced that Multnomah County is facing a Six million dollar gap this year which is expected to grow to a 35 million deficit in five years,  all agencies have been asked to cut their budgets by 3%. 
The Chair's budget will be released April 25, 2019 and the departments will then be able to see how deep of cuts will actually need to be made.  There will be four public meetings on the budget, East County's will be May 8, 2019 at 6pm at the Multnomah County building on 8th and Kelly.  Following the hearings the Commissioners can introduce budget amendments, if there are at least three Commissioners who vote to pass the amendment that item can be added back into the budget.  July 1, 2019 is when the new budget year starts and the new cuts would take effect.
Increase in cost is a 4% increase in Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), 2.2 PERS increase and a 2% contract increase for labor. 

State of the County will be presented by the Chair on April 12, 2019 at 12:15.  You can go down and attend or watch it at

MCSO:  The Sheriff's Office is working with a 3% constraint which means they are looking at cuts of $4 million to their agency.  They have to fund mandated projects and core services, cuts are being made in non-mandated areas. 
Budget items noted as In Target will be funded, Out of Target are those proposed to be cut, One Time are pilot projects like the HOPE program.
The cuts may or may not happen depending on the overall budget, the COR position is a priority to return to the budget.
Discussion regarding the Corbett Resource Officer followed.

Grange:  (upcoming events)

Multnomah County Roads:  If you have road concerns that do not require immediate attention use the cartograph ( or call in to report  503 988-5050.  If they are an emergency call 911. 

MCSO:  Deputy Kaiser will be taking over the Citizen's Patrol and will be attending the Safety Meetings along with Deputy Graziano. 
There was a note on the crime log regarding a death investigation, that was natural causes and both deputies responded and gave aid until the EMT's arrived. 
Mailboxes are being broken in to all over the County, not just Corbett.  This is tax return time and thieves are looking for people who are getting checks instead of direct deposit.  Suggest everyone go to the USPS website and sign up for Informed Delivery.  You will receive an e-mail or text showing pictures of all expected mail, then you can know if something is stolen. (Postmistress asked that you give them one extra day if something is not in the mail that you received notice on, sometimes there is a one day delay due to the Portland to Corbett leg.)
Josh Applestill is still missing. 
There will be a greatly enhanced presence of reserve deputies soon.  There are about 20 reservists coming in from the Portland Police reserve program, they will wear green suits.

Citizen's Patrol:
  Will be expanding into the Fairview area, those citizen's in Fairview who want to join will be tested tomorrow.

ODOT:  Exit 41 is still closed.  East of Horsetail there was additional rock fall.  This was not in an area where barriers had been placed and debris needed to be cleared. 
Congestion and Safety had their PLT meeting postponed due to the bad weather.  The new meeting will be April 25th from 9-12 in down town Portland.  You can e-mail any comments to the team, or attend to be heard.  The draft plan is currently on the website.
Historic Columbia River Highway advisory meeting will be March 21, 2019 from 10-2 in Mosier. 
Troutdale Bridge walkway replacement is scheduled for 2020.  This will use plastic lumber and railing, this should reduce damage caused by fire.
Gorgeous Night will be held in Salem- this will be trying to find funding to finish the connection of the State trail.
The One-Way pilot project on the Old Scenic Highway is on hold right now.  The State is looking at rehabbing of  Oneonta Tunnel and they are looking at bundling multiple projects together, so may do the one way with the repairs.  They are also looking at the rehabbing of the via ducts on both sides of Multnomah Falls and may do the pilot project then.  This work would most likely take place during the nights during peak season to reduce impact on traffic.
They are looking at traffic control at Multnomah Falls.

MultCo Health:  They are also subject to budget cuts and you will see a drop in presence in the Corbett area. 
The department will be taking on the Tobacco enforcement, which has traditionally been a code enforcement issue.  This is where minors that are under legal age attempt to purchase tobacco products - the Health department will now be spending more time doing this project.
They also have a State contract to enforce the Indoor Clean Air Act - this always picks up during the spring and is a high priority.
Environmental Health is anything that requires a license to have and that requires an inspection to maintain. 
The department also does rental house inspections.
The department has unfunded mandates (junk cars, unsecured homes, waste and drainage issues, illegal dumping).  This has always been under Chapter 15 in County codes which is the Sheriff's Office. 
They are working with the CRO on the person who is leaving feces in garbage bags around Corbett. 

NEMCCA:  Planning Commission voted to allow the extension of the sewer line outside the Urban Growth Boundary for the Gresham/Barlow high school.  Staff and Commissioners felt the exemption requirements had been met.
Geohazard regulations will be the subject of April 1, 2019 meeting.
Thank you Multco Roads for all their hard work this snow season.
Thank you ODOT for all your hard work keeping our roads open and us moving.

 on: March 22, 2019, 04:47:47 PM 
Started by Victoria - Last post by Victoria
Safety Meeting Notes 2-6-2019

Grange:  There will be several events coming to the Grange, including season two of the series Conversations at the Grange.   Please check out the website.

Corbett Water District:
  On February 19 at the 6:30 the monthly board meeting will be held at the fire hall.  They will be starting the annual budget process soon, should take two months to finish.  All meetings are public. 
There will be some community awareness and education programs starting in March at the Grange.  The kick off meeting will be announced once they have the date finalized. 
The well that is being discussed will be located off Deverell and will be approximately 1,200 feet deep which will get it below all other aquifers in use by neighboring wells. 
The meter replacement process is going smoothly.  All meters are being changed out and Chris Dials Contracting is helping with this project.  Currently they are half way, 600-650 finished, with very few hiccups.  Should be completed by the end of February.
The website will be adding "Frequently Asked Questions" as a segment soon, this will address issues like the recent 10" pipe break.

Citizen's Patrol:  With the severe winter weather there will be some people looking for shelter.  You can call 211 for more information.
Deputy Kaiser is the new head of Citizen's Patrol.  He is here to assist Deputy Graziano with the program as the program is looking to expand into the Fairview area.  Vetting of the project has started.
Training has begun regarding preparation for Emergencies -  focusing on disasters - mostly in terms of earthquakes.

Historical Society:  Will have their general meeting with potluck on February 12,2019.

ODOT:  The crews are in winter maintenance mode. 
The Congestion Mitigation study is continuing but on hold with the government shut down.  Limitations exist regarding parking spots, you are required to have five miles between lots of 200.  The road can hold the traffic, parking appears to be the issue.
Oneonta Tunnel is having studies done on it for stability and to get a better idea of required repairs.  Crews are doing soundings to see how the bolts and "shot crete" are holding up.
Agencies are stepping in and helping each other out during the furlough. 
ODOT may now remove the abandoned travel trailers left on their property.  The Troutdale bridge and East Sandy have been seeing trailers dumped .  They are now tagging and removing them.  Jordan Road is blocked off now and that is helping with the situation.
They can also call for tows but must stay until the vehicle is removed, same as MCSO.
Graham Road construction will be starting soon.  Lower speed limits will be in place.
Discussion on the one way pilot project on the Historic Columbia River Highway is continuing, it may be placed on hold through the summer.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office:  The morning started with a call regarding a naked man on the Stark Street Bridge.  The person was contacted. There are 13 recruits in the academy.  The procedure manual for Citizen's Patrol is being updated since they will need to be adding a section for the Fairview coverage.  The manual has grown to over 70 pages.
An investigation into the roll over accident at Bridal Veil ended with the owner being found safely at home. 

MF Volunteer:  There is a new, very detailed Search and Rescue approved map for the Wahkeena Falls trail available.   A slide occurred behind the jersey barrier at Oneonta Gorge, make sure you stay on the approved trails. 

 on: March 18, 2019, 04:08:07 PM 
Started by demblee - Last post by demblee
The Columbian Garden Club is hosting its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9am to 2 pm at the Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett.  Treasures from members' gardens include: perennials, trees, vegetables, shrubs, natives and specialty items.  Proceeds from the Sale benefit civic landscape projects, educational programs and a horticultural scholarship.  Door prizes!  Used nursery pot recycling and carryout service are available. Free parking behind the Fire Hall.  

 on: March 05, 2019, 06:38:30 AM 
Started by - Last post by

"The Corbett Community Resource Officer position is tentatively listed to be cut July 1st.  The Crime Log link above has 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. "

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".

Web Site
The Sheriff's Office Citizen Patrol volunteer unit has a website with information and photos about the program:

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: March 02, 2019, 12:17:19 PM 
Started by - Last post by
Just a reminder that March's meeting is Wednesday, the 6th, 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: March 02, 2019, 12:06:11 PM 
Started by - Last post by
Attached to this thread is the FULL SAXTON REPORT

** UPDATE 3/4**

" Hello All,

We have yet another inclement weather plan update to share with you
regarding Rob Saxton's  Presentation to the School Board this week.

Earlier today the CSD sent out this updated plan we agreed upon over the weekend:

Due to forecasted rain/ice/snow on Wednesday night and Thursday morning the special Board meeting planned for this week will either take place on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM or Thursday Night at 7:00 PM in the MPB.   IF school is open on Wednesday and conditions are safe after school the meeting will be held that night.  However, if school is closed or it is unsafe Wednesday night the meeting will occur Thursday night weather permitting.  IF both nights are weathered out it will be rescheduled to a different date.

Furthermore, if both nights are weathered out for the Board meetings, then we will also have to cancel and reschedule the Friday community meeting. This is because we are upholding the agreement made at the beginning of this process that Rob Saxton will present his report and presentation to the School Board in a public meeting first, and then in the community meeting.

Please check out the website for more details.
 Respond to this email with questions. (

If you would, please spread the word about these changes.
We realize emails and internet posts can only reach so many folks.

Sorry for the multiple changes, we are doing our best to stay on track with the weather forecasts. Thank you for keeping up on all this.

Best regards,
Mikaila & IC3S group members "

See attached flier for details.
Web Site:
Mikaila & IC3S group members "


 on: February 27, 2019, 07:44:01 AM 
Started by - Last post by
Please see this link:

 on: February 27, 2019, 07:28:10 AM 
Started by columbia grange - Last post by
Great events planned!

For future posts, try and start with the Community Calendar tab (top in blue) ...and then add your event to the date. From there you can choose which board you want it on (or it will default to this one). That way if someone checks out the Calendar - they can see your event listed!

Thanks so much for posting on the community forum...

* I will share it out right now on Facebook. Please also feel free to message me on FB to let me know when new events are listed.... I sometimes get busy and don't check for new updates!

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