OLSD Strategic Plan

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The District has just completed a Strategic Plan update. The Strategic Plan provides direction and focus for the District. The Plan begins with a vision: ‘The Oak Lodge Sanitary District is a recognized leader providing the highest quality services to protect public health and enhance our community’s water resources’. The Plan continues with our mission, followed by our values, and then five goals:

1. Provide efficient, high quality services
2. Earn customer satisfaction
3. Be an environmental leader
4. Attract and retain top quality professionals
5. Plan for the District’s long-term sustainability

These goals are accomplished through a series of strategies that are implemented over time. The goals and strategies are accomplished through the District’s business plan which serves as the foundation for the annual budget. The Strategic Plan update process included leadership and input from the Board of Directors. District staff and customers also contributed to the Plan. A brochure communicating the key elements of the plan is available at the District offices. If you’d like to have a copy of the Strategic Plan brochure mailed to your home, contact the District.

 

 

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

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A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, will be held at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267.  The meeting will take place on May 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear the budget message, receive comment from the public on the budget, and seek approval of the budget by the Budget Committee for the budget’s presentation for adoption by the Board of Directors at the Budget Hearing scheduled for June 10, 2014 at 6:00pm.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 8, 2014 at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

This notice will be published in the Oregonian five (5) to thirty (30) days before the meeting.

A copy of the budget document has been posted on Oak Lodge Sanitary District’s website at http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/

Water Reclamation Facility Dedication Celebration!

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Lynn Schoessler, executive director of Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority will join Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Director Dick Pedersen and other local leaders on Saturday, August 3 to celebrate the completion of a major overhaul for Oak Lodge Sanitary District’s water reclamation facility.

The ceremony will be held at the plant located at 13750 SE Renton Ave. in Oak Grove. A family-friendly community event that features, music, hot dogs and hands-on public works equipment displays begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by the keynote address at 11:30. Tours of the new facility will be offered until 3:00 p.m.

District Board of Director’s President, William Wild wants the community “owners” to come see their new treatment facility: “We mailed an invitation to every customer in our District. This project has been a true community effort. We are thrilled to share this special day with our customers and others interested in clean water.”  He reminds community members to bring their families. “This investment was for our future—our children and grandchildren,” Wild explains.

On November 3, 2009 voters in the Oak Lodge Sanitary District approved the sale of up to $44 million in general obligation bonds to rebuild the aging wastewater reclamation plant. The measure was approved by a wide margin – with 85% of voters saying “Yes”. Construction at the water reclamation facility began in June 2010.

Formed in 1956, Oak Lodge Sanitary District provides sanitary sewers and stormwater management for a service area population of 30,000 in Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, Oatfield Ridge and portions of Gladstone and Milwaukie.

 

A New Generation of Environmental Stewards

RexStudents111411 (3)Students of Rex Putnam High School have stepped up as environmental leaders in our community. These students have seized an opportunity to work together to restore a portion of Boardman Wetland. The students meet state science requirements by learning how to monitor water quality through the survey of macroinvertebrates. Their work out in the wetland includes invasive plant removal and native plant installation and maintenance. The dedication of theses students is extremely inspirational. The District is proud to partner with SOLVE to support these young leaders in their mission as environmental stewards. Continue to check back for updates on the strides these students make in improving the Boardman Watershed.

Pledge Your Pooch!

CIMG0596Dog poop that’s left on the ground runs into storm drains and makes our water dirty. Picking up dog poop promptly protects people, pets and waterways from harmful bacteria. From rain, to streams and rivers, to our faucets, our water travels in one big cycle. Help us protect our watershed by doing your part. Learn more here.