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Back pressure may cause backflow to occur whenever a potable water system is connected to another system operating at a higher pressure. The principal causes of back pressure are:
You may apply for more than two boards, but you will need to complete another application.
A brownfield is typically land that is abandoned or underused in part because of contamination concerns. The federal government defines brownfields as "abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination."
The term "Brownfield" might make you think of dirty, blighted, and abandoned industrial property. However, that image is too narrow. Though some brownfields are old industrial sites, others are commercial buildings with little or no environmental contamination. Brownfields could be:
When brownfields sit idle, everybody loses. Neighbors face environmental worries and reduced property values. Cities see roads, sewers, and other infrastructure underused. New businesses seek out "greenfields" or undeveloped land, encouraging sprawl. And brownfield owners must deal with a long list of worries - from potential lawsuits to deriving too little income from their property.
When owners or developers clean up brownfields and put them to new uses, many people benefit. Cleanups address environmental problems. Redevelopment can bring new jobs and higher tax revenues. Revitalized brownfields can breathe new life into neighborhoods.
Brownfields offer opportunities that go beyond their old uses. Developers have transformed brownfields into everything from golf courses and driving ranges to mixed developments with housing, office, shopping, and open space. Smaller properties have found new life as bakeries and greenhouses. In short, many uses may be open to a clean site.
Many communities, businesses and environmentalists agree that brownfield redevelopment is worth encouraging. As a result, a variety of private and public sector guidance and incentives have been developed to encourage brownfield redevelopment. Redevelopment is seldom easy or risk-free. But if done right, redevelopment can bring special rewards: peace of mind, income, and a cleaner environment.
The following items are benefits of brownfield redevelopment:
As a community member interested in a brownfield it is important for you to know and be able to discuss with potential developers and property owners the benefits to them of cleaning up and reusing a site. Some of the advantages to owners and developers are:
Many brownfield owners are satisfied with leaving their properties in their current condition. In some cases the neighborhood property values may seem too low to justify any sort of investment in the site. In other cases, the level of contamination is so slight that it seems unlikely to harm anyone. A property owner who decides to do nothing should be sure that the decision is based on a full understanding of the situation. Unfortunately, many owners may not have full information or analyze all the implications of leaving a brownfield as is. Community members may be able to convince an owner to reconsider the decision to let the property sit, but the owner may resent such an intrusion. In particular, the owner should look at possible liabilities for environmental contamination. Even potential liability can affect a business, making it harder to get credit or raise equity for projects not directly related to the brownfield.
Also, a property owner who is letting a brownfield sit idle probably should make sure that things are not about to get worse. If the site is posing a health or environmental threat to neighbors, delay could lead to bigger injuries and bigger liabilities. On a site bad enough to justify government attention, an owner who waits may be inviting cleanup on expensive terms dictated by the government, possibly with years spent with attorneys arguing over the process. In such a situation both the owner and the community may lose as the cleanup is likely to take longer, be more expensive, and not be coordinated with redevelopment options. Even when cleanup appears to be a losing proposition, prompt cleanup may make sense as a way for an owner to cut losses.
Federal, state, and local governments provide incentives for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment. Some of these incentives are provided directly to communities and local governments. Certain incentives are offered only to property owners. They include:
Building OfficialCity of BeavertonPO Box 4755Beaverton, OR 97076-4755
Note: The rates noted above are subject to City Council approval and will be effective July 1, 2018. We anticipate another rate increase by TVWD effective later this fall.
The city and TVWD have jointly agreed to transfer water service for approximately 16,000 Beaverton residents (approximately 4,100 customer accounts).
This transition will be seamless to customers as there is no change in delivery methods or infrastructure. For the near future, TVWD will continue to provide water as they always have to transferring customers through existing infrastructure (this process is called wheeling), but the city will assume water billing. At some time over the next few years, the city will construct some new water mains to serve these areas and there will be a separation of service from TVWD. That schedule has not been determined.
For up-to-date information on this transition, including maps that show transferring areas and related schedules, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/water. Or, contact the city’s Finance Department at 503-526-2257.
No. Your water rate will go down once you become a city water customer. The city rate structure is different than TVWD’s and excludes tiered water rates that increase when certain water consumption thresholds are reached.
Yes. The city is on a monthly water meter read cycle. Bills for water, sewer and storm drain services are provided each month, rather than every-other month.
Customers can expect their first city water bill approximately 45 days following transfer of their account later this fall, and after they receive a final bill from TVWD based on their last TVWD meter read before their account transfers.
For example, if your account is transferring to the city in November, you will receive a final TVWD water bill in November with rates and charges for the October meter read cycle. In December, you will receive your first City of Beaverton water bill, with rates and charges for the November meter read cycle.
Yes. The city’s water bill has a different format than TVWD. A sample water bill with an explanation of the city’s rates and charges will be provided along with other materials approximately 30 days before your account transfers with details on billing changes, payment instructions and more.
Yes. The city offers a variety of payment options including online, e-bills and automatic payment with a direct debit service. For more information, visit the city’s website at BeavertonOregon.gov/water.
The city offers a variety of payment options for the convenience of our customers including in-person and by mail. Your monthly water bill will include a return envelope for mailing purposes. Payments can be made in person at the city’s Finance Department located at The Beaverton Building (City Hall, floor 2), 12725 SW Millikan Way. In addition, there is a curbside drop box located on SW Millikan Way.
Payments by credit card can be made over the phone. After hours, to avoid shutoff, customers can pay via the Police Record Department located at 4755 SW Griffith Drive.
The city’s Finance Department handles water billing and payments and is located at The Beaverton Building (City Hall, floor 2), 12725 SW Millikan Way.
The city is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm for billing, payment and other questions.
Until your account is transferred to the city later this year, please continue to call TVWD at 503-848-3000.
After the transfer occurs later this fall, please call the city’s Finance Department at 503-526-2257.
Please continue to call TVWD at 503-848-3000. TVWD will continue to provide water as they always have to transferring customers through existing infrastructure even after the city assumes water billing. Over the next few years, the city will construct some new water mains to serve these areas and there will be a separation of service from TVWD. That schedule has not been determined.
The city requires annual testing of your property’s backflow assembly. This test is the responsibility of property owners.
Transferring customers currently enrolled TVWD’s Gold Plan service will continue to receive that service without interruption for the rest of this calendar year.
Beaverton is currently exploring a similar program for the benefit of all of its water customers that could go into effect as early as next year. If this program proceeds, new and transferring water customers will be notified.
The city’s primary source of drinking water is surface water from the upper Tualatin River that is provided via the Joint Water Commission (JWC) water treatment plant. The city shares JWC membership with the cities of Forest Grove and Hillsboro, as well as the Tualatin Valley Water District. Every day, the city has access to up to 18.75 million gallons of this treated water. In addition, the city owns the right to use up to 1.3 billion gallons in Scoggins Reservoir and 1.4 billion gallons in Barney Reservoir that are located on the Trask River in the Coast Range and from Hagg Lake. During periods of high water demand—such as in summer—the city can supplement its supply with water from these sources, as well as city-owned aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) wells.
TVWD mixes a combination of Joint Water Commission and Portland Water Bureau water to serve its customers.
Yes. Sodium fluoride is added to Beaverton’s drinking water after it leaves the Joint Water Commission (JWC) treatment plant and before entering the city limits for distribution.
Yes. For additional information, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/waterconservation.
Business customers transferring as part of this transition will be handled the same as new residential customers. All city customers pay the same rate schedule based on the size of their water meter.
New development will pay system development charges (SDCs) per the city schedule after July 1, 2018.
Both the City Code and City Charter are available online for viewing and downloading.
The above referenced code also states “A person owning land abutting any public right of way hereby is declared liable for any and all claims of personal injury or property damage that may arise from the person’s negligence in failing to keep a sidewalk, curb, or gutter in such repair as to not present an unreasonable risk of danger to person or property.”
For most gardeners, the growing season will be from April through October. Some gardeners will put in spring crops as early as February and others may have crops growing late into the fall or even winter. Year-round gardening is encouraged.
Yes. We love dogs, but they must be leashed at all times. They are not allowed to run through the garden or go into other garden plots. You must clean up after your pet and take any waste home.
By October 31 fall clean up should be complete, this includes:
Rodents and other wild animals may be prevalent in the undeveloped area surrounding the various garden sites; it is the responsibility of the individual gardener to control these pests within their own garden space.Maintaining an active plot is the #1 thing you can do to deter rodents. Regular harvest and cleanup will help reduce the problem of rodents. If you are composting on site please be sure to turn your compost regularly and do not add any meat or grains; only vegetable matter from your garden plot is allowed.Non-permanent fencing is allowed, which can help deter some animals. Please keep in mind that fences may not cross garden pathways.
Organic gardening focuses on building healthy soil that can sustain healthy plants. Organic gardening encourages the natural balance between living organisms in the soil. It is also safer for pollinators, wildlife, pets and humans.
For more information on organic gardening please visit Metro’s Yard and Garden page, www.OregonMetro.gov/garden.
Plot holders are required to spend a minimum of six hours per year on community projects or tasks outside of their individual plot at their garden site. Three community hours must be completed and logged by June 30. The remaining three hours must be completed and logged by November 15.
This work is meant to help maintain the garden, enhance community connections and complete special projects. Plot holders are responsible for making sure their hours are recorded.
You can log them yourself online using our Garden Service Hour form or contact your garden steward or city staff and they can log them for you.
Gardeners must contact community garden staff at gardenmail@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2665 to request a waiver prior to the June 30 deadline.
If a gardener does not complete and log three service hours by June 30, they receive a reminder notice. Gardeners who receive three notices, for any reason, in a year forfeit their garden plot and are not eligible for renewal. Gardeners who do not complete their service hours will not be eligible for renewal.
There are many ways to earn your six service hours every year. Check with your garden steward or city staff for a list of tasks. Also, keep an eye on your email for garden work parties or other special opportunities. Some examples of common tasks that will count as service hours are:
Food scraps and yard debris will go to Recology’s Nature’s Needs compost facility in North Plains, which uses specialized processes to quickly break down the organic matter and create compost. The compost is then sold to gardeners, landscapers and other agricultural users.
At this time, the service is not available to multifamily communities with shared container collection service — apartments, condominiums or townhome communities of more than four units. Only garbage company customers with access to yard debris collection service are able to participate.
Worm bin composting can be a great way to start composting at home with limited space! Check out Metro's Worm Composting page for more information.
There is no change to the rates currently charged for garbage, recycling and composting service.
The program is for food and yard debris only, including: meats, poultry, seafood, bones, dairy, bread, fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggshells, rice, beans, pasta, coffee grounds, and plate scrapings.
Do not include non-food items such as plastic, coffee cups, pet waste, fireplace ashes etc.
Most materials labeled “compostable” are not allowed in our current composting program. This includes take-out containers, cups and service ware. Most “compostable” products do not break down fast enough for our local composting facility to process.
You do not need to use a liner of any kind; the material can go loose into your compost cart. If you do decide to use a liner, we encourage you to try newspaper first. BPI-certified compostable liners are the only compostable liners permitted for use in your kitchen pail.
Unlike other “compostable” items, BPI-certified liners have been proven to break down in our local processing facility. Please use them sparingly and never use plastic bags.
To find a list of local stores that sell approved liners, please visit our tips page.
No, plastic bags of any kind are not allowed in the curbside compost program. Plastic does not compost and it is very difficult to remove once it is mixed with food scraps and yard debris. Nobody wants plastic particles in their compost, please leave the plastic out!
Your garbage hauler will distribute a two-gallon kitchen pail, along with instructions, for you to use. The kitchen pail is a one-time only distribution to get the program started. If you need a new pail in the future, you may select an alternative container like a large yogurt tub or bowl. Compost pails are also available at many retail stores.
Beaverton residents are encouraged to participate, but the composting program is not required.
Garbage, recycling, and composting roll-carts will all be picked up weekly by your current franchised hauler.
To minimize odors in the future, layer food scraps with yard debris trimmings. You may also consider using approved compostable bags, or wrapping food scraps in paper products (such as paper bags). We also encourage you to set out your cart every week to ensure it is emptied regularly. Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/composts for more tips.
Yes. No matter how full your composting roll-cart is, the city encourages you to set out your cart each week. The 60-gallon composting cart helps accommodate large quantities of yard debris during high debris seasons, and can deter animals from getting into and/or knocking over the cart.
Collecting food scraps in a reusable container in the kitchen is an easy way to save leftovers for your green cart. Coffee cans, plastic food storage containers or compost kitchen pails can be used. If you choose to collect food scraps using paper products, you can place them directly in your cart! For example:
To reduce odors in your kitchen, residents in some communities freeze food scraps like meat, poultry and fish in a reusable container until it’s time to take scraps to your cart.
Like garbage, your food scraps and yard debris will be collected weekly, thus minimizing pest issues.
Residents who compost in their backyard are encouraged to continue doing so. However, with the new food and yard debris collection service, many items that should not be composted in the backyard — such as meat, bones, dairy and grains — can now go in the composting roll cart.
Beaverton residents set-out about 9,000 tons of yard debris in 2016. We estimate that about 2,500 tons of food scraps are currently put into the garbage each year, (which is about 225 pounds per yard debris roll-cart annually).
Please see the information under Traffic Safety School Program, Seatbelt Safety Program, and Youth Driver Safety Program. If you are eligible for these programs, you may be able to have the citation dismissed.
Note: Typical building codes used in the State since 1960 have had a requirement that the foundation sole plate be anchored to the foundation by ½ - inch diameter bolts space six-feet apart along the foundation wall. Depending on the type of floor construction, you may not be able to see if these bolts exist (especially in a ‘post and beam’ type floor system where the sub-floor boards or plywood are nailed directly to the sole plate, covering the top of the bolt and nut). See Structural Mitigation for information on anchorage foundations and other earthquake retrofit information.
For ledger board attachment, see page12 (figures 5, 6 and 7). For lateral load connection of deck joists to floor joists, see page13 (figure 6a). Attachment of the ledger board is the most important (even to ensure the ledger won’t dislodge during normal use from people standing, sitting and walking on the deck). It is very important to make sure to add lag screws or bolts to the connection if it has only been attached with nails.
For cross bracing of posts, see page 17.
For connections of joist, beams and posts, see pages 18-20. Home improvement stores usually carry an assortment of metal straps, ties, hangers, ties, bolts and lag screws referenced in the document.
The selection process includes the submission of a completed application and interviews. Because the Human Resources Department evaluates a large volume of applications, the process may at times seem long. The objective is to determine which applicants are best suited to perform the job.
When the Human Resources Department receives applications for a vacancy, we select those candidates whose backgrounds most closely fit the needs of the job and the city. These candidates’ applications are forwarded to the hiring manager for interview selection.
Initial interviews are generally in a panel format. If you need accommodations for the interview process, please notify us at the time the interview is scheduled.
Applications will remain on file for six months. If you have applied for a position that is currently open, we will notify you regarding the status of your application.
Employees hired into represented classifications must become and remain a member of the designated union for the classification, paying the dues as specified by the union or pay a fair share of the union’s costs of negotiation and administration of the contract as specified in the pertinent labor agreement.
The Classification Listing indicates which positions are represented by the SEIU or the Beaverton Police Association.
The City of Beaverton participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and pays both the employer and employee contributions. Employees have the opportunity to participate in a separate deferred compensation program.
Employees may participate in a medical and/or dependent-care flexible spending account. The city also provides a paid time-off program, as well as 10 paid holidays as part of the benefits offered.
For additional information, please visit our Employee Benefits page.
It is important that you wait to formulate your opinion about the verdict until the deliberations begin in the jury room. To avoid arguments in the jury room, listen to everyone’s opinion, make your own decision, and vote as your intellect and conscience dictate.
A recreational marijuana facility in Beaverton must first obtain an Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) license; a medical marijuana facility must first register with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Once the marijuana facility has obtained final approval from the OLCC or OHA, as applicable, and has documentation that the facility has an OLCC license or OHA medical marijuana dispensary number, the facility must next obtain two City of Beaverton licenses. One is a business license, and the other is a marijuana facility license. The two city licenses are separate and have separate application processes. Applications for the city’s business license and marijuana facility license are available online and at the Beaverton Building, the Finance Utility Billing Counter, 2nd Floor, located at 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005. Applications must be submitted in person and include the payment fee. The City will then process the application, and will approve or deny a marijuana facility license application within 180 days of its receipt. If approved, the City will send the marijuana facility a marijuana facility license. If denied, the City will notify the person responsible for the marijuana facility of the reason for the denial.
You may come to open court hours below to see a judge and resolve the matter.
See Warrants page.
You may come to open court hours to see a judge and resolve the matter.
Visit Photo Radar / Red Light page to complete and submit a Certificate of Innocence (if an Individual) or Certificate of Non-Liability (if a Business) to the court immediately.
You may come to Traffic open court hours to see a judge and resolve the matter. Bring any evidence you as to why you didn’t receive the notice.
See License Suspensions page to help you resolve your license suspension.
Read the answer on Requests to Remove IID page.
We are looking for vendors whose business includes food, craft, art or other product that represents the world culture(s) that they identify with. It is not necessary that you be an established business in order to sell at the Beaverton Night Market. We are looking for people in the greater Beaverton area who have a desire to share their culture through sales and we are able to help facilitate the business development process.
We welcome vendors who have a craft, hobby or traditional skill that they are looking to transform into a business concept. If you are unsure whether your business/idea is appropriate for the Beaverton Night Market, please reach out to the market manager, Jodi Monroy via email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-453-5153.
To be considered for vending at the Beaverton Night Market, please fill out the online or downloadable paper application as completely as possible. To ensure the best possible consideration, provide details about your product in your application. Be sure to include descriptions, pictures/website and an explanation of the cultural representation of what you plan to sell, it will help the selection committee make a decision about your application.
Shortly after the application deadline, the selection committee will convene to go over all applications and make vendor selections based on the above 4 selection criteria points. You will be notified by email and/or telephone of the committee’s decision and, if selected, be informed of the next steps.
One of the goals of the Beaverton Night Market is to promote economic opportunity for culturally-specific businesses in Beaverton. As such, there is no space fee for selling at the Market.
All vendors will need to provide proof of commercial liability / automobile/worker’s comp insurance, listing the City of Beaverton as an additionally insured. Businesses that regularly conduct business within the City of Beaverton will need to provide a City business license. Some vendors (depending on the food product being sold) will need to be licensed and/or approved by state or county health departments.
Vendors are required to provide their own canopies, canopy weights, tables, chairs and interior lighting.
All vendors are expected to attend an orientation session in June prior to the first market.
In addition to the Beaverton Night Market offering a fee-free opportunity for vendors, the City of Beaverton is able to provide financial support for select vendors in order to comply with the above insurance, licensing and equipment requirements. The Market manager can help identify if you qualify for these scholarships. The Market manager can also offer navigational support to help your business fulfill the licensing, insurance, permitting and equipment requirements.
If desired and in conjunction with City partners, the Beaverton Night Market can help with small business support and growth resources. We can help you to identify your needs and connect you with local resources to help you achieve your business goals, whether it be establishing a new business or growing an existing one.
Your success at the Beaverton Night Market depends largely on your preparation and business strategy before the market event. Please keep the following points in mind when designing your attendance as a vendor at the Beaverton Night Market:
Buscamos a vendedores quienes vendan comida, artesanía, arte u otros productos que representan la cultura(s) con la cual se identifican. No es necesario tener un negocio establecido para vender en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton. Buscamos a personas en el área de Beaverton quienes tienen un deseo de compartir su cultural a través de la venta de productos y podemos ayudarle en acceder recursos para desarrollar su negocio si así desea.
El mercado está abierto a vendedores que hacen artesanías, manualidades, productos tradicionales como pasatiempo y quieren transformarlo en un negocio. Si usted tiene duda de si su negocio/idea es apropiado para el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton, favor de contactar al gerente del mercado, Jodi Monroy por correo electrónico o teléfono al email@example.com or 503-453-5153.
El criterio de selección para vendedores del mercado incluye lo siguiente:
Para ser considerado paravender en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton, favor de rellenar la solicitud en líneao en papel de la manera más completa y detallada que se puede. Para mayor consideración,proporcione detalles acerca de su producto en su solicitud. Asegúrese deincluir descripciones, fotos/sitios de web y una explicación de la importanciay representación cultural de lo que quiere vender, lo cual ayudará al comité deselección tomar una mejor decisión acerca de su solicitud.
Pocos días despuésde la fecha límite, el comité de selección se juntará a leertodas las solicitudes y seleccionará a los vendedores basado en los criteriosarriba. Se le notificará a usted por correo electrónico y/o teléfono de ladecisión del comité y, si es seleccionado, se le explicará los siguientespasos.
Unas de las metas principales del Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton es promover oportunidad económica para negocios culturalmente-específicos en Beaverton. Por lo mismo, no hay cuota para vender en el Mercado.
Todos los vendedores tendrán que proporcionar pruebas de seguro de responsabilidad civil general comercial/de auto/de compensación para trabajadores, indicando a la Ciudad de Beaverton como “asegurado adicional.” Negocios que operan de manera regular dentro de la Ciudad de Beaverton deben proporcionar una licencia de negocios de la Ciudad. Algunos vendedores (dependiendo en el producto comestible que se vende) necesitarán licencia y/o aprobación del departamento de salud del estado o condado.
Se les requiere a los vendedores proporcionar su propio toldo, pesas para toldo, mesas, sillas y luces interiores para su puesto.
Se les requiere a todos los vendedores asistir una sesión de orientación en junio antes del primer mercado.
A parte de no cobrarle el puesto al vendedor del Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton, la Ciudad de Beaverton también tiene fondos limitados para dar becas a algunos vendedores para ayudar con los costos del seguro, licencias y equipo requerido para participar. La gerente del Mercado puede ayudarle a usted a identificar si califica para estas becas. La gerente del Mercado también puede prestarle a usted ayuda para navegar estos procesos de sacar licencias, seguro, permisos y equipo.
Si desea, junto con socios de la Ciudad, el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton puede ofrecer apoyo para hacer crecer su negocio. Podemos ayudarle a identificar sus necesidades y conectarlo con recursos locales para ayudarle a lograr sus metas acerca de su negocio, tales como establecer un negocio formal por primera vez o hacer crecer uno ya existente.
Su éxito en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton depende mucho en su preparación y estrategia de negocio antes del evento. Favor de considerar los siguientes puntos cuando planea su participación como vendedor en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton:
If you do not want to contest the citation but still want to provide an explanation to the Court, you must submit a letter entering a plea of no contest and attach your explanation with your payment. You must send the letter before the date and time printed on the front of the citation. IMPORTANT: If you choose this option, this will be considered your written appearance and you waive your right to a trial. The court may consider your written explanation in determining the penalty, and may refund some or all of the money paid.
You may contest your citation by requesting a trial. You may request a trial by either appearing in person or submitting a written request for trial before the court date and time printed on the front of your citation. You must indicate whether you wish to have an in-person trial or trial by affidavit (in writing). Important: if you are found to be in violation of the city parking code, the fine/penalty will not be reduced. If you are found not guilty or not in violation of a parking code or statute, the fine/penalty will not be imposed.
If you have a monthly parking permit and you received a parking citation because the permit was not visible to the parking enforcement officers, you may present your permit and the citation to the city’s parking division located at ___/a court clerk of the Beaverton Municipal Court. Monthly permit holders may be able to have the citation dismissed in cases where individuals failed to display their parking permits.
What if I don’t pay? You have 30 days to pay your citation or you can contest the citation in writing or in person to the Beaverton Municipal Court by the date on your citation. If you do not pick either option, the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a letter from the Court. If the Court does not receive a response to the letter from the Court, the citation will be sent to collections, with additional fees added. Additionally, the cited vehicle may be subject to tow if there are four or more unpaid parking citations issued to the same vehicle.
When a citizen becomes aware of criminal activity whether as a victim or a witness, they may call 9-1-1 to report it. That is referred to as a call for service. After an officer is dispatched to investigate the incident, they may file a report, and the compilation of those reports is referred to as reported crime. Analysis of calls for service provides an unfiltered view of what crimes are being reported to police, and with automated dispatch systems, the data is much more current. Police reports provide much greater information about the details of criminal activity, but not all reports are entered and available for analysis immediately. Our Apartment Calls for Service page provides information for those interested in evaluating local apartment complexes, and further analysis of police reports. Other sources of crime analysis may focus on arrests or on the number of reported crimes cleared by the arrest of a suspect, criminal convictions, or sentences rendered.
Using maps that help people visualize the geographic aspects of crime, however, is not limited to law enforcement personnel. Mapping can provide specific information on crime and criminal behavior to elected officials, the media, and the community.
The City cleans a little under one half of the catch basins annually on a set schedule. If a catch basin is full or is not draining after a rain event it may have been covered with leaves or road debris that needs to be removed from the grate. It is greatly appreciated if citizens rake the material off the catch basin into the street. If the catch basin is not blocked and is not draining, please call the Storm Section at (503) 526-2568.
General creek maintenance is the responsibility of the abutting property owners. The City has minimal maintenance areas on the creeks.
The City maintains a list of Approved Street Trees or you may contact Urban Forestry at 503-526-2237 or 503-526-2206.
In residential areas, the street trees should be trimmed to not less than 12 feet over the street and not less than 8 feet over the sidewalk so that none of the branches block any part of the sidewalk or the street. On other streets such as major arterials and collectors, the street trees should be trimmed to not less than 14 feet over the street and not less than 10 feet over the sidewalk. (Measure straight up from the inside of the curb on the street side and straight up from the sidewalk side.) For more information, please refer to the City of Beaverton Tree Planting and Maintenance Policy or contact Urban Forestry at 503-526-2237 or 503-526-2206.
No, insect and disease control for trees located within the right-of-way is the responsibility of each property owner. For more information and recommendations for treatments, contact Urban Forestry at 503-526-2237 or 503-526-2206.
Yes, please refer to the City of Beaverton Tree Planting and Maintenance Policy. Unless otherwise stated, please call the Landscape / Urban Forestry Section at 503-526-2237 or 503-526-2206, to report a problem or obtain additional information.
Starting the first business day of October utility providers can apply online for their license and registration and will have until November 15 to do so. It is important to note, that if you do not have a valid license and/or registration, right of way permits will not be granted. Starting October 1, 2016 the City will begin assessing rights of way fees consisting of either quarterly payments of 5% of gross revenue, or the $3.50 per linear foot rate. The first quarterly payment is due for the period ending December 31, 2016 no later than January 31, 2017.
The City Engineer may approve early grading permits outside of the above months if circumstances warrant and all other required items are completed. The City will not be approving the proposed grading as to the final plans, but only that the early grading meets City Code and the technical standards of the Engineering Design Manual. Obtaining an early grading permit is done at your own risk, and any changes required to the final plans and project during the full site development permit review process will be at the your expense.
Examples of temporary events not requiring permits if matching exemption criteria:
For Special Event Permits, to check on the status, applicants are encouraged to email the Special Event Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are assigned a Special Event number after they fill out the Special Events Permit Application. Proposals are routed to City Police, Public Works and Transportation staff for review and comment. A member of city staff will inform you as to when your permit is approved and any specific issues or concerns that must be addressed.
For Temporary Use Permits, to check on the status applicants are encouraged to contact the City Planning Division of the Community Development Department at (503) 526-2420. Proposals may be routed to the City Building staff for comments and conditions. Transportation and Public Works staff may also review the application depending on the scope of the proposal. A member of the Planning Division staff will inform you as to when your permit is approved and any conditions.
Washington County recently began a Cooper Mountain Area Transportation Refinement Plan that seeks to identify and define long-term options for major road connections in the Cooper Mountain area. The plan’s study area, which extends beyond the Cooper Mountain Urban Reserve, is bounded by Tualatin Valley Highway, the Tualatin River, 170th Avenue and River Road/Tualatin River. The goal is to identify a preferred long-term transportation network for many travel modes (such as automobiles, transit, biking and walking) and determine implementation steps to create that major street network, including how to pay for it. This effort will include public engagement.
The City of Beaverton is committed to working with the County to develop plans for the road network and identify implementation steps. South Cooper Mountain Concept Plan.
Cooper Mountain’s higher elevation areas make it difficult to travel in snow and ice. With development of the Cooper Mountain Urban Reserve and South Cooper Mountain, there will be new or expanded roads that connect the neighborhoods to the surrounding areas. Some of these roads, such as Scholls Ferry and Tile Flat, will be at lower elevations. New or revamped streets will be designed with curbs and slopes that will be safer than some of the existing rural roads. If necessary, traction devices such as snow tires and/or chains will be required on higher elevation streets during winter weather events (similar to the existing restrictions on 175th). The County and City also may give higher priority to these streets for deicing and plowing.
This will involve identifying natural resources and ensuring the city’s development rules consider the resources as development occurs. How this happens will be determined when Beaverton works with community members to create a community plan and zoning for the urban reserve. It likely will be similar to how it was handled in South Cooper Mountain, which is directly south of the urban reserve.
In South Cooper Mountain, a Goal 5 resource analysis was done to identify natural resources. The identified resources were mapped and designated Significant Natural Resource Areas (SNRAs) within the City’s Development Code. Tree removal in SNRAs requires an application and a justification for why tree removal is needed. Clean Water Services, the sanitary sewer and stormwater agency, also requires a 50-foot vegetation buffer around wetlands and streams to protect stream-side resources and water quality.
These development rules work together to ensure the majority of natural resources are retained.
People want to move to Beaverton.
Beaverton is known for its excellent quality of life, demographic diversity, access to jobs (both in the city and nearby), high-quality schools, access to the natural wonders of the Tualatin Valley and the rest of our state, and other amenities. The city has been ranked by national magazines as one of the best places to live in the country. Strong interest in building new homes in South Cooper Mountain, just south of the urban reserve, demonstrates that there is demand for new homes in Beaverton.
For those reasons, Beaverton’s population is growing and expected to keep growing in the coming years. Beaverton needs additional housing to accommodate this growth, including houses, townhomes, duplexes, triplexes and apartments. Although the city expects some growth to happen within its current borders, expanding the urban growth boundary would help fill this gap. If Metro approves the expansion, residential development in the Cooper Mountain Urban Reserve could add 3,760 homes to the housing supply over the next 10-20 years.
Metro does not have a density requirement in its rules for the planning of new urban areas. If the area is added to the urban growth boundary, the Metro Council will identify the expected number of homes to be built in the reserve area generally based on the concept plan created by the city.
The Metro-approved South Cooper Mountain Concept Plan estimated that 3,760 homes could be accommodated in the 1,232-acre Cooper Mountain Urban Reserve. However, only 600 acres are developable due to wetlands, upland habitat, and other protected areas. After subtracting land that is required to build streets, schools, and parks, the remaining land can be developed as housing at about 10.6 net units per acre. If the area is added to the urban growth boundary, the City of Beaverton will work with community members to develop a community plan for the area that can be used to establish zoning and density requirements for the area.
The tax bill for a property is determined by two things:
Property owners are not likely to see significant assessed value increases right away when added to the urban reserve, assuming other changes have not been made to the property such as remodeling, enlarging existing buildings or new development. The assessed value of properties likely will not significantly increase until after annexation to the city occurs, a change in zoning is established and a proposed subdivision of the property is processed and approved by the Washington County tax assessor. Property owners can get more information about how property values are assessed from the Washington County Department of Assessment and Taxation.
Tax rates would not change immediately when the urban growth boundary is expanded (unless, of course, taxing districts that currently cover the urban reserve raise their tax rates). That would happen once the property is annexed into the City of Beaverton or other taxing districts.
That is the simple answer. Each property might have its own particular circumstances that would result in a different outcome, such as tax deferrals for agricultural uses. Please contact your tax advisor and/or the Washington County Department of Assessment and Taxation to understand how changes might affect your property.
When a property annexes into the City of Beaverton, city property taxes normally are applied to that property in the year following annexation. The Beaverton tax rate is $4.29 per thousand dollars of property value (2017-18 tax rate). For a residential property valued at $265,000, that tax increase would be an additional $1,137 per year. If a property is added to other taxing districts, such as Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the tax rates for those districts would apply as well.
For the urban reserve, it’s too soon to tell. No zoning has been established for the area yet. If the area is brought into the urban growth boundary, Beaverton will work with community members to create a community plan and development rules for the area.
If the city’s current development rules were used, the answer is: Yes, that is an option. So it might happen sometimes.
In its current development rules, Beaverton allows adjustments to provide housing opportunities while encouraging natural resource protection.
For example, Beaverton’s development rules allow for density transfers if the site is part of a Planned Unit Development (PUD). A PUD allows modification of the development rules to preserve natural resources or address unique site conditions such as natural resources. A PUD may be applied to residential properties that are 2 acres or larger.
Planned Unit Development design rules promote flexibility by allowing developers to cluster buildings while leaving the remaining property without buildings, such as by establishing open space, protecting natural resources or providing recreation/open space. In most cases, lot sizes can be reduced up to 50 percent to preserve natural resources within a development. For example, if a property were designated for 7,000-square-foot lots, this would allow lots as small as 3,500 square feet on the developed portion of the property so natural resources could be preserved on the other part of the property.
Overall, this produces the same or similar number of units per acre while allowing natural resources to be preserved.
It is possible this process could be modified for the urban reserve, but that depends on the outcome of the community plan.
Metro, the regional government, will host an on-line public comment period from mid-June to mid-July. Notice will be provided through the Metro News webpage and social media.
Metro plans to have the first round of public hearings on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, 2018. Notice, including instructions for public comments, will be provided prior to the hearing on the Metro calendar and Metro News webpage. Community members will have the opportunity to comment on the specific UGB applications from cities in the region.
The Metro Council plans to have a final hearing regarding the urban growth boundary expansion on Dec. 6, 2018. General notice will be provided 35 days prior to the hearing with direct notice to all households within 1 mile of a proposed expansion area occurring at least 20 days prior to the hearing. Public testimony will be accepted, and the hearing is open to the public. A final decision by Metro Council is expected on Dec. 13, 2018.
Financial institutions are required by Oregon law to report foreclosed properties. To comply with the law simply fill out the Report of Foreclosed Residential Real Property.
Bench Probation is used when the sentencing Judge decides to supervises the defendant. Bench probation is most often, but not always, used in misdemeanor cases.
The Judge can also refer the person to services based on his or her problems and needs. Common services include drug and alcohol treatment, counseling, or education. If the offender does not agree to accept a sanction, there will be a hearing before the Court.
If an offender is not reporting, the Judge may also issue a warrant for the offender’s arrest.
If the offender is committing a crime - Call 911 If you think you or someone else is in danger - Call 911
If you become stuck or cannot drive your vehicle to weather conditions, plan to return and move it as soon as possible. Abandoned vehicles or vehicles blocking the right of way will be towed. Call 503-629-0111.
As of October 30, 2017, Beaverton residents with yard debris collection service can add food scraps to their yard debris roll carts - now called a composting cart.
Businesses may be eligible to participate in the Compost at Work program. Many businesses are already composting. The current focus is on food generating businesses like restaurants and grocery stores. If you think your business may qualify or if you have questions, please contact us at 503-526-8547 or RecyclingMail@BeavertonOregon.gov.