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									JANUARY • 2010                                                                                                                            VOLUME 23 • NUMBER 1
          "To better inform the community about the City's services, programs, activities, and opportunities for participation"
INSIDE “the City”
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                                                                                                                Mayor On Twitter and Facebook
•   New Law: Landlords Must Disclose Smoking Policy to Tenants
                                                                                                                       Mayor Charlie Tomlinson will be available on Twitter
•   Gearing Up For Gardening 2010                                                                                       and Facebook on January 12 and January 26 from
•   Growing Families Together at The Library                                                                               7 pm to 8:30 pm for a virtual Council Corner.
•   Finally—Good Housing News!                                                                                               On Facebook, chat the Mayor and on Twitter,
■   PAGE 3                                                                                                                    use #cvomayor in your tweet. The Mayor is
•   Be Prepared For The Weather
•   Stream Stewards Improve Local Waterways
                                                                                                                               testing the use of Social Media to reach out
•   Smoother Street Surfaces                                                                                                    to the community. Bring your community
•   New Water Quality Requirements                                                                                               comments and questions to this new
■   BACK PAGE                                                                                                                      communication tool! For more
•   Budget Commission                                                                                                               information, call Mayor Tomlinson at
                                                                                                                                     (541) 766-6985.




                                                  Start Your New Year With a Splash!

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                                                        he Aquatic Center will be
                                                        open on New Year’s Day from
                                                        1-2:30 pm for the 8th Annual
                                                  Polar Bear Swim. All four
                                                  swimming pools at the Aquatic
                                                  Center will be open for swimming,
                                                  including the three-story giant
                                                  water slide! For any of you brave
                                                  polar bears, the outdoor pools will
                                                  be UNHEATED!
                                                     You can try your skills at lap
                                                  swimming in the less-than-sixty-
                                                  degree water of the Outdoor Lap
                                                  Pool or if you are even more
                                                  daring, go down the giant water
                                                  slide or jog around the water
    Commission For                                channel in the Leisure Pool at
                                                  under 50 degrees! Both indoor
    Martin Luther                                 pools will be open as well. After
                                                  your cold water plunge, the 50
    King, Jr.                                     Meter Pool at 83 degrees and the


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                                                  Small Pool at 91 degrees will help
           he City of Corvallis                   you Polar Bears thaw out!
           Commission for Dr. Martin                 Come to Osborn and start the
           Luther King, Jr. is once               New Year with a Splash! Cost is $5
    again hosting a celebration of the            per participant (all ages). This is a
    life of Dr. King with a gala event            special event, so please no
    in the Corvallis High School                  Memberships, Punchcards, or tickets as they do not apply.
    Theater on Wednesday, January                    Participants will also receive a “Polar Bear” to take home and show your friends and family how you kicked off your
    13, 2010. The free event starts at 7          New Year. For more information please visit www.ci.corvallis.or.us/pool or call (541) 766-SWIM (7946).
    pm. The program will feature a
    number of local speakers
    including Mayor Charles
    Tomlinson, Julie Manning of
    Samaritan Health Services, and
                                                  Community Alliance For Diversity

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    others speaking on the theme,                         id you know the City contracts with the               available to make presentations to your business or
    Service to the Community.                             Community Alliance for Diversity (CAD), to            organization about these services.
    Entertainment will be provided                        provide ombuds services to residents? The City           The City encourages the community to use the
    by the Fiesta Mexicano Dancers                Manager’s Office administers this partnership as part of      services that are provided through this partnership.
    and the evening will include a                supporting Corvallis as a “City that honors diversity.” If    When you report your concerns or help to publicize
    presentation to the essay contest             you feel you, or someone you know has been                    these services you help to make our community more
    winner from the high school                   discriminated against, CAD will listen carefully to your      welcoming for everyone. For further information or for
    students who participated in this             issues and concerns, discuss with you what you would          assistance, CAD can be reached by phone at (541) 738-
    year’s contest. A reception will              like to have happen and what you believe is fair, help you    6293; their office is located in the Benton Plaza at 408 SW
    follow the program. For more                  determine the best course of action, and provide referrals    Monroe, Corvallis, or you can send them an e-mail from
    information, please call Linda                to other resources that may be able to assist you. The City   their Web site at http://alliancefordversity.org. You may
    Weaver at (541) 766-6902.                     pays a monthly contract amount to CAD so they can offer       also contact Linda Weaver in the City Manager’s Office at
                                                  these ombuds services free of charge. CAD is also             (541) 766-6902 or at linda.weaver@ci.corvallis.or.us.


                                                        Visit the City of Corvallis Web site at www.ci.corvallis.or.us
New Law:                                               Gearing Up For Gardening 2010
Landlords Must Disclose Smoking

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Policy to Tenants                                             uring the cold dark days of winter it’s hard to believe that spring will ever arrive, but each year there is


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                                                              a series of programs at the Library to make believers out of all of us! Gearing Up for Gardening is
      ffective January 1, 2010, a new law requires
                                                              jointly sponsored by Benton County Extension Master Gardeners™, the Library, and Linn-Benton
      Oregon landlords, as they sign residential
                                                       Community College. The free programs are on Tuesdays, 12:10-1 pm, from January 5-February 23 in the
      rental agreements, to disclose their smoking
                                                       Library’s Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. This year, the programs may be video recorded and
policy to their tenants. According to the law, “The
                                                       available on local public and government access television stations. Contact the Master Gardeners at (541)
disclosure must state whether smoking is prohibited
                                                       766-6750.
on the premises, allowed on the entire premises or
                                                                                                                 Feb 9 Low Maintenance Landscaping: How low
allowed in limited areas on the premises. If the
                                                       Jan 5 Veggies: Start to Finish                                     can you go?
smoking policy allows smoking in limited areas on
                                                                From seed starting to harvest: Selecting the              Minimum effort for maximum results. David
the premises, the disclosure must identify the areas
                                                                best vegetables for the Valley. Josh                      Sandrock, Sandrock Sustainable
on the premises where smoking is allowed.” This
                                                                Kirchenbaum, Territorial Seed Company                     Landscapes for the Pacific Northwest
law pertains to dwelling units regulated under ORS
                                                       Jan 12 Propagation: Divide and Conquer                    Feb 16 ABC’s of IPM (Integrated Pest
Chapter 90 but does not apply to rental agreements
                                                                Multiplying your perennials. Harry                        Management)
in which the owner of a manufactured or floating
                                                                Lagerstedt, The Peach Place                               Holistic control of bugs, slugs and
home is renting space in a park or moorage.
                                                       Jan 19 Berrylicious                                                garden invaders. Gail Langellotto,
   For more information about the Oregon Landlord
                                                                Incorporating favorite berry plants into your             OSU Urban and Community
Disclosure Law, visit www.smokefreehousinginfo.com,
                                                                landscape. Bernadine Strik, OSU                           Horticulture Specialist
or contact Sarah Hartstein, Tobacco Prevention
                                                                Department of Horticulture                       Feb 23 Planning your Planters
Coordinator, Benton County Health Department,
                                                       Jan 26 Food for the Soil                                           Creating edible & colorful
(541) 766-6250.
                                                                How to improve your soil by composting.                   container gardens. Stephanie
                                                                James Cassidy, OSU Department of Crop                     White, Ferguson’s Fragrant
                                                                and Soil Science                                          Nursery,
                                                       Feb 2 Plant & Rake without the Ache                                St. Paul
   Growing                                                      Proper gardening ergonomics. Carrol
                                                                Esterhuizen, PT, Corvallis Sport & Spine
   Families                                                     Physical Therapy
   Together at
   The Library                                          Emergency Preparedness

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          rowing Families Together, a series of               mergency preparedness is important for everyone in the community. Please consider, “Who
          programs for parents, continues with                depends on me?” as you envision your own preparedness investment. A child, an elderly neighbor,
          its next program on January 23 at 11                a treasured pet, or someone who is ill. The City is a partner with Benton County Emergency
   am in the Library Main Meeting Room. The             Services in supporting efforts to make our community more disaster resilient.
   topic will be children and nutrition.
   Childcare is offered for the two hour length         Emergency Preparedness Calendars
   of the programs and light refreshments are             The 2010 Emergency Preparedness calendars are now available from Benton County Emergency
   also served.                                         Services! Visit www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/ems/documents/2010Calendar.pdf to preview the calendar.
      Growing Families Together is a
   collaborative parent education program                   The calendars encourage thought … and we hope action...toward emergency preparedness and are
   developed by Linn Benton Community                   filled with stunning Oregon photographs, facts, contact information as well as emergency preparedness
   College-Parenting Education, Samaritan               tips.
   Health Services, Oregon State University                 Emergency Services will be receiving a limited supply of additional copies in Spanish, Russian and
   Extension Services, Corvallis-Benton County          Chinese within the next month. For more information, call Peggy Peirson at Benton County Emergency
   Public Library, Albany Public Library,               Services at (541) 766-6112.
   Corvallis Parks and Recreation, and Albany
   Parks and Recreation with the support of             Disaster Preparedness for You and Your Household
   many other agencies in Albany and Corvallis            The first batch of the new “Disaster Preparedness for You and Your Household” books are also
   acting as resources for the various programs.        available to guide your preparedness efforts. Visit www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/ems/documents/
   It provides parent education through                 2009BentonCountyDisasterPreparednessBooklet-Revision2DraftBW.pdf or call (541) 766-6112.
   quarterly programs offered at the Corvallis
   Library on Saturday mornings, and is
   repeated in the afternoon at the Albany
   Public Library. The idea of presenting
   quarterly programs was a result of feedback         Finally—Good Housing News!
   from community members who attended


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   the annual Family Resource Fair on the                     hese days much of the news we’re hearing           amortized loan with monthly payments and a low
   campus of LBCC. Attendees noted that they                  about the housing market is discouraging,          interest rate set currently at 2.0%.
   would prefer programs be offered                           especially for lower-income people trying to         The City also delivers housing assistance through
   throughout the year and that if possible            maintain a home or make their first home purchase.        our First Time Home Buyer program. This program
   locating the programs in Albany and                 Fortunately in these challenging times, the City’s        was created specifically to help low income, first-
   Corvallis. Corvallis-Benton County Public           Housing Division continues to be a source of good         time buyers by providing loans of up to $10,000 to
   Library has been a longstanding partner in          housing news!                                             help them cover the down payment and closing costs
   the Family Resource Fair and staff were eager          If the Corvallis home you own and occupy needs         associated with a home purchase.
   to continue providing parent education              rehabilitation of critical elements like plumbing or        Loan funds from all of the programs mentioned
   opportunities.                                      electrical systems, a roof or a foundation, a furnace,    above are available now! For detailed information
      For more information please call the             or weatherization, the City offers two loan programs      about any of these, contact the City’s Housing
   Library’s Youth Services Division at (541)          to help. Depending on your income, we offer both a        Division at housing@ci.corvallis.or.us or (541) 766-
   766-6794.                                           no-interest/no payment deferred loan, and an              6944.

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                                                             Stream Stewards Improve Local
                                                             Waterways

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                                                                     ur urban streams are getting some of the attention they
                                                                     deserve! Ten Corvallis citizens were recently awarded
                                                                     Riparian Re-vegetation Grants through the City’s
                                                             Stormwater Program. These grants will supply homeowners
                                                             with native plants appropriate for our local riparian areas.
Be Prepared                                                     In conjunction with receiving native riparian plants, the eight
For The Weather                                              grantees along Dixon Creek and the two grantees along Dunawi
                                                             Creek (see map) will receive stream site visits from City


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          ith colder weather and more hours of               Stormwater Program staff to learn what plants would be
          darkness upon us, CTS asks all riders to be        beneficial for their riparian areas. Those awarded grants will
          prepared while waiting for the bus. Dress          also receive information about invasive plant removal, erosion
warmly and in layers with appropriate footwear for           control, and plant maintenance guidelines to help ensure the
the walk to the bus stop. TIP: With early morning or         success of the re-vegetation efforts.
late night darkness or on poorly lit streets, it’s helpful      Many thanks to the stream stewards who applied for these
to signal the driver with a small flashlight, blinkie        grants and who will be taking important steps to improve the
light, or even your cell phone. Please note that CTS         health of Corvallis waterways!
does not have specific snow routes, although severe             For more information about this and other opportunities
weather may cause changes to                                 through the City’s Stormwater Program, please call (541) 766-
some routes. Get up-to-date                                  6916 or e-mail gwenn.kubeck@ci.corvallis.or.us.
information at
www.corvallistransit.com, or
call (541) 766-6998.


                                                                                      New Water Quality Requirements
  Smoother Street Surfaces
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                                                                                          n September 2006, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
                                                                                          issued the Willamette River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) water quality


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      n July 2006, the City Council authorized the creation of a new fee to               regulations for bacteria, mercury, and temperature. These new requirements
      support street reconstruction and pavement preservation on City                 mandate that Corvallis reduce its contribution of these elements to the river and
      streets. This fee appears on the monthly City Services bill as the              will impact how the City manages its wastewater utility.
  Transportation Maintenance Fee (TMF). When the fee was created, the                    The City started developing compliance plans in advance of the release of the
  City Council included a provision that the fee would sunset in five                 regulations, and is well on its way to reducing its impact from bacteria and
  years. This fiscal year is the fourth year of the program and the time has          mercury discharges to the river. The combined sewer overflow abatement project,
  come for a Council review and discussion on whether the program                     completed in 2001 at a cost of approximately $30 million, controlled overflows of
  should continue beyond the original five-year period.                               untreated bacteria laden wastewater to the Willamette River. The City’s efforts to
     City staff believe the program has been very successful. The amount              control harmful bacteria discharges from our urban area are now focused on
  of revenue received each year has been right in line with predictions–              finding leaking sewer lines and asking for citizen help in picking up pet waste and
  the projected amount was $420,000 and the actual amount received                    disposing of it properly.
  has averaged $414,330. This has provided enough revenue to                             Mercury is being addressed though several initiatives, including the outstanding
  accomplish the street reconstruction and pavement preservation                      cooperation by local dentists in installing devices in their offices that remove
  projects committed to in the original program. In the first three years,            amalgam (tooth decay filling material which contains mercury) from their waste
  funding from this source contributed just under $900,000 to the                     stream, thus preventing it from reaching the river. Mercury thermometer
  reconstruction of portions of Western and Walnut Boulevards. The                    exchanges and mercury containing science lab equipment collection from local
  remaining almost $300,000 was used to preserve the pavement on Elks                 schools are other efforts being made to reduce mercury pollution. We need your
  Drive, Arnold Way and 9th Street from Circle Boulevard to Conifer                   help to continue these pollution prevention efforts! Without your individual
  Boulevard, using a process called grind/inlay. This process involves                actions, the City will not successfully contribute to improved Willamette River
  grinding down the top layers of the street surface and replacing it                 water quality.
  (inlaying) with new material. The revenues from the last two years of                  Addressing the temperature portion of the TMDL regulations is challenging.
  the program will be used to do more grind/inlay projects on streets like            State and federal regulatory agencies have determined that the Willamette River is
  29th, 35th, 5th and Western.                                                        too warm for salmon populations to thrive, and have imposed requirements on
     While this is a great start on improving our city’s transportation               dischargers to the river to take actions to mitigate their impact. The treated water
  system, there is much work left to do. To date, the program only has                discharged from the City’s wastewater reclamation plant is at times too warm to
  addressed major streets, but a backlog of projects for residential and              meet these new regulations, primarily during the summer months. A number of
  neighborhood streets exists. As a result, City staff will be taking a               compliance alternatives have been developed by City staff, ranging from planting
  proposal to the Administrative Services Committee in January to                     trees to shade smaller Willamette River tributary streams to removing some of the
  continue the TMF program, and suggesting revisions to expand and/or                 treated wastewater from the river and reusing it for beneficial purposes, such as
  change the types of projects the revenues can be used for. Public                   irrigating local golf courses. All of the compliance options developed to date will
  participation in this review process is encouraged. You can send your               likely require user rate increases to fund their implementation.
  comments to the Public Works Department (541) 766-6916 or                              Public Works will conduct public meetings to gather citizen input on the
  public.works@ci.corvallis.or.us) or attend the Committee meeting and                temperature TMDL compliance alternatives with the goal of presenting a
  provide your input in person. Please visit www.ci.corvallis.or.us for the           compliance plan to the City Council before the end of 2010. For more information,
  specific meeting time and date (click on Administrative Services                    call Public Works at (541) 766-6916.
  Committee under the Find It A-Z section) or call Public Works.




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■ Mayor: Charles C. Tomlinson ......541-766-6985 ...... mayor@council.ci.corvallis.or.us ■ City Manager: Jon Nelson ...... 541-766-6901 ...... city.manager@ci.corvallis.or.us
■ City Council                                                 Phone     Email                                                                         Jan 12-Mar 9       Puppet Theatre, ages 10 - 14, 4:15 pm-5:30 pm,
Ward 1 — Mark O’Brien . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6491                  ward1@council.ci.corvallis.or.us
                                                                        ward2@council.ci.corvallis.or.us                                                                  Walnut Community Room, $100 OC/$80 IC ①
Ward 2 — Patricia Daniels . . . . . . . . 541-766-6492
Ward 3 — Richard Hervey . . . . . . . . 541-766-6493                    ward3@council.ci.corvallis.or.us                                               Jan 13             Random Review, The Guernsey Literary and Potato
Ward 4 — Dan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6494                 ward4@council.ci.corvallis.or.us                                                                  Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie
Ward 5 — Mike Beilstein . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6495                  ward5@council.ci.corvallis.or.us                                                                  Barrows, 12 noon, Library.
Ward 6 — Joel Hirsch . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6496               ward6@council.ci.corvallis.or.us         Please call 541-766-6901              Jan 13             League of Women Voters program, “Elections”,
Ward 7 — Jeanne Raymond. . . . . . . 541-766-6497                       ward7@council.ci.corvallis.or.us          to confirm meeting times                                7 pm, Library. Cosponsored by the Library.
Ward 8 — David Hamby . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6498                   ward8@council.ci.corvallis.or.us                                               Jan 13-Feb 17      Beginning Knitting, ages 8 +, 7-8:30 pm, Chintimini
Ward 9 — Hal Brauner . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6499                 ward9@council.ci.corvallis.or.us                and locations                                     Senior Center, $38 OC/$30 IC ①
■ City Resource Directory                                                                                                                              Jan 13 - Mar 10    Jazz Dance, ages 17+, 5:45 pm-7 pm, Aquatic Center,
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6900               January 2010                                                                                     $100 OC/$80 IC ①
Airport Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6916                                                                                           Jan 14             Middle School Book Club, grades 6-8, 4 pm, Library③
Ambulance Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6996             Jan 1                 HOLIDAY – All City offices and Library closed for       Jan 16             La fiesta de su biblioteca, bilingual Spanish/English
Animal Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6924                                 New Year’s Day                                                             stories & fun for families, 11 am, Library
Aquatic Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-7946           Jan 2,9,16,23,30      Government Comment Corner, 10 am, Library,              Jan 16,17          Learn To Draw, ages 7-12, 2 pm-4:30 pm, Tunison
Assessment & Liens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6954                                      645 NW Monroe                                                              Community Room, $50 OC/$40 IC ①
Building/Zoning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6929            Jan 4,19              City Council mtgs, 12 pm & 7 pm, Fire Station,          Jan 16-Feb 20      Creative Movement, ages 4-6, 11-11:45 am, Aquatic
Burning Advisory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6971                                  400 NW Harrison Blvd.                                                      Center, $60 OC/$48 IC ①
Cable Television Inquiries. . . . . . . . . 541-766-6321                 Jan 4                 Teen Animanga Book Club, ages 12-18, 4 pm,              Jan 18             HOLIDAY – All City offices and Library closed for MLK
Chemical Applications . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6742                                       Library③                                                Jan 20             Library Book Club, My Life in France by Julia Child,
City Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6901         Jan 4,11,25           Bedtime Story Time, all ages, 7 pm, Library                                7:30 pm, Library④
Community Development . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6981                     Jan 4-25              Beginning Guitar, ages 13+, 7 - 8:30 pm, Corl           Jan 21             Kids’ Book Club, grades 4-5, 4 pm, Library③
Dog Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6831                                House, $75 OC/$60 IC ①                                  Jan 21, 28         Budget Commission, 7 pm, Fire Station, 400 NW
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6941         Jan 5,12,19,26        Toddler Story Time, 24-36 months, 10 am, Library                           Harrison. See article below.
FAX City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6936        Jan 5,12,19,26        Gearing Up for Gardening lecture series, 12:10 pm,
Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6990
                                                                                                                                                       Jan 23-Mar 13      Hula, ages 7-16, 10-11 am, ages 17+, 11 am-noon,
                                                                                               Library. See article on page 2.                                            Tunison Community Room, $75 OC/$60 IC①
Fire/Ambulance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6961
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6944       Jan 6,13,20,27        Infant Story Time, birth-12 months, 10 am, Library      Jan 23             Growing Families Together, parenting education
24-Hour Jobline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6955           Jan 6                 Reading Education Assistance Dogs, young readers                           event, 11 am, Library. See article page 2.
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6926                           ages 5-9, 7 pm, Library③                                Jan 24             David’s Vegetarian Kitchen, ages 18+, 11:30 am-
Municipal Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6948            Jan 6-Feb 24          Chess, ages 6-17, 6-8 pm, Walnut Community                                 2 pm, Tunison Community Room, $35 OC/$29 IC①
Parks & Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6918                                     Room, $75 OC/$60 IC①                                    Jan 25-Mar 1       Ki in Daily Life, ages 16+, 7-8 pm, Oregon Ki Society,
Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6908       Jan 7,14,21,28        Preschool Story Time, 36 months-5 yrs, 10 am,                              $32 OC/$25 IC①
Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6924                          Library                                                 Jan 26             Chapters Book Club, beginning readers of chapter
Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6916          Jan 7-28              Basic Swing Dance, ages 10+, 7-9 pm, Senior                                books, grades 2-3, 3:30 pm, Library③
Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6959                                 Center, $57 OC/$45 IC ①                                 Jan 28             Reading Education Assistance Dogs, young readers
Transit Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6998             Jan 8,15,22,29        Wobbler Story Time, 12-24 months, 10 am, Library                           ages 5-9, 3:30 pm, Library③
Transportation/Streets . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6916                Jan 9                 Reading Education Assistance Dogs, young readers        Jan 30             Native Flutes with John Sarantos, learn about the
Hearing and Speech                                                                             ages 5-9, 11 am, Library③                                                  history of native flutes, 3 pm, Library④
Impaired Relay Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1-1        Jan 11-Mar 8          Dance With Me, ages 2-4w/adult, 10:30-11 am,            Jan 31             William Stafford Birthday Celebration, celebrate the
Utility Billing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6949                            Aquatic Center $85 OC/$68 IC①                                              life of Oregon’s former poet laureate, 1 pm, Library④
Utilities Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6913               Jan 11                Teen Game Night, ages 12-18 only, 5 pm, Library
Water Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6916
Weed Abatement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-766-6973
                                                                          ① Pre register @ Parks & Recreation 541-766-6918   ③ Information @ Library Youth Services 541-766-6794 ⑤ Information @ Osborn Aquatic Center 541-766-7946
         EMERGENCY: 9-1-1                                                 ➁ Pre register @ Senior Center 541-766-6959        ④ Information @ Library Adult Services 541-766-6793 IC = In City, OC = Out of City




         Budget Commission Meetings

         T
                    he City’s Budget Commission will begin work in late January to
                    develop the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. Early
                    meetings will focus on:
                                                                                                                               You may also access the news-
                                                                                                                                      letter online at
         ■ Status of current department projects and upcoming business and                                                                                                      "the City" is published monthly
                                                                                                                               www.ci.corvallis.or.us/thecity
           strategic plan highlights.                                                                                                                                    by the City of Corvallis. Copies are available at
         ■ Capital Improvement Program plans for infrastructure investment                                                                Printed on recycled
                                                                                                                                          paper using soy ink.                      all City buildings and OSU.
           for the next five years.
         ■ Results of the Citizen Attitude Survey and updated performance
           measurement information related to Council Goals and Values.                                                                      • • • • "the City" • be • • • •
                                                                                                                               • • • • •and input regarding• • •should• directed to the •
                                                                                                                                   Questions
         ■ Financial projections for City revenues and expenditures.
                                                                                                                                         City Manager's Office, PO Box 1083, Corvallis, OR 97339-1083
            Meetings are scheduled for January 21 and 28, and February 2, 4,
         and 11. The February 4 meeting is reserved for public comments on
         the budget process. Citizens are invited to attend and express their
         views on funding for the various services and programs provided by                                                    The City                                                                  PRSRT STD
         the City. All meetings are held at 7 pm in the Main Fire Station at 400                                               P.O. Box 1083                                                           U.S. POSTAGE
                                                                                                                               Corvallis, OR 97339-1083                                                     PAID
         NW Harrison.                                                                                                                                                                                  CORVALLIS, OR
            For more information, contact Finance Director Nancy Brewer at                                                                                                                              Permit No. 23
         (541) 766-6990 or finance@ci.corvallis.or.us.
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