Notice of Budget Committee Preliminary Meeting

A public meeting of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District Budget Committee will be held on February 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM at 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to hold a preliminary budget discussion for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 prior to the first official budget committee meeting at the which the budget message is delivered and deliberated.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an orientation on the organization, including its vision, goals, and general economic projections of possible changes expected next year; however, the purpose of this meeting is NOT to deliberate on the budget for next fiscal year.

Visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/meeting-agendas-minutes-information/ to find additional information about the meeting.

Odors at the WRF

February 11, 2015

Greetings Water Reclamation Facility Neighbors,

Due to an equipment failure caused by the recent weather the facility is experiencing an odor event. One of the blowers that aerates and digests the waste solids from the treatment system failed during the most recent storm. The aeration system is now back on line and District staff are working diligently to get the system back to its non-odorous state. We are anticipating that this could take one to three days.

We appreciate your patience and are committed to an odor free treatment facility. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely ,

Mark Walter, Operations Manager
Oak Lodge Sanitary District
14611 SE River Road
Oak Grove, Oregon 97267
503.653.1653 ext. 123
503.654.8169 fax
503.449.7650 cell

Emergency Preparedness Seminar

Clackamas Fire Disctrict #1 and Oak Lodge CERT are hosting a Community Emergecy Preparedness seminar. Focusing on the Elements of Preparedness, this free seminar takes a practical approach to issues such as: food storage, 72-hour kid preperation, family communication plans, and much more!

Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 7:00-8:30pm
Location: East Side Athletic Club, 4606 SE Boardman, Milwaukie, OR 97267
Cost: FREE!

For more details:

EmergencyPreparednessFlyer

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Now Available

Oak Lodge Sanitary District has published a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013.

To view the report you’re welcome to come into the District administrative office, or follow the link to find a PDF copy here: http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/

The report will also be presented to the Board of Directors by Pauly, Rogers, and Co., P.C. on January 13, 2015 during the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors.

Visit http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/meeting-agendas-minutes-information/ to find additional information about the meeting.

Requests For Information

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is designed to provide a general overview of the District’s financial condition for all those with an interest.

Questions concerning any of the information contained in the report should be addressed to J. Michael Read, General Manager, via the following methods:

Phone: (503) 653-1653 Ext. 101
E-mail: jmread@olsd.net
Letter:
Oak Lodge Sanitary District
Attn: General Manager
14611 S.E. River Road
Oak Grove, OR 97267

You Did It- we noticed! Thank you for helping keep our streets clean!

This fall has been more wet than usual, but we have received fewer complaints thanks to the great residents of the District who have been helping out! We’d like to say ‘thanks’ to the residents who have been doing the right thing by raking up the street leaves, and removing them from the street in front of their house. Doing so will help to prevent flooding on the street during fall rainstorms and spring snow melt and will also keep decomposing leaves in storm drains from adding phosphorus, which contributes to algae blooms during the summer, to nearby wetlands and waterways. In combination with the District’s catchbasin cleaning program, we’ve seen a positive effect on reducing localized flooding.

Here are some tips if you’d like to do this:
1. Rake up leaves and debris that accumulate in the street next to
the curb; usually this is the area within a foot or two of the curb (often this is where cars park along a street).
2. Be careful of oncoming traffic! Your personal safety is most
important.
3. Remove the piles from the street, you can put them in your yard debris or compost pile. Keep your leaves and yard waste out of the regular garbage, and never dump them in wetlands or buffer areas. It’s illegal!
4. Congratulate yourself on helping to keep our water clean and rivers healthy!

Be aware that Clackamas County Roads Maintenance division performs street sweeping on a routine basis throughout the entire County. They rotate through the Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge area depending on their schedule. If you want to know when Street Sweeping will occur in your neighborhood, you can call (503) 557-6391 (Clackamas County Transportation Maintenance Department). If you have questions about the maintenance of catchbasins in the District, OLSD Surface Water Management would be happy to answer those questions.

District’s Water Reclamation Facility Gains National Attention with Implementation of Cannibal® Solids Reduction Technology

Wastewater is composed of liquids and solids. In an effort to reduce the amount of solids the Water Reclamation Facility implemented the new Cannibal solids reduction system in 2012. This fall District staff was invited to share its success with the reduction system. Staff presented the results of the first two years performance of the system at the Water Environment Federation’s national technical conference and at the regional Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association annual conference.

The results of the first two years showed a 60% reduction in solids produced from the new facility when compared to the solids produced from the original treatment plant. Staff is continuing to work with the manufacturer of the Cannibal® system to further optimize the system to achieve a target of 75% to 80% solids reduction at the facility.

Where Does It Go?

The average residential customer of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District pays approximately $43 per month for sewer collection and treatment services. What services do our customers receive for their sewer fee?

Wastewater from homes and businesses contains toilet wastes; laundry, sink, shower wastes; virtually anything that can be flushed or poured down the drain. As this wastewater leaves the homes and businesses, it travels through a system of pipes, sewers, and pumping stations to the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). Completed in 2013, the new $61 million WRF is a state-of-art technological marvel which turns these wastes into clean water and fertilizer. The clean water is released into the Willamette River and the fertilizer is spread on farmlands where it provides nutrients that help crops grow.

The average individual in the Oak Lodge Sanitary District produces 100 gallons of wastewater every day or around 3000 gallons per month. At the currently average monthly rate of $43 per month, it costs less than $1.45 per day to remove all of the wastewater from your home, transport it to the WRF, and turn it into clean water and fertilizer. We appreciate the support of the community in funding the new WRF and for managing their wastes responsibly. The WRF is an amazing treatment plant which will serve the community for the next 50 years and more. If you’d like a tour, please call us at (503)653-1653 and we’d be delighted to show off this great community resource.

Storm Drain Cleaning for Business Owners! Deadline Extended!

Fall is here and we have partnered with a local drain cleaning company to offer deep discounts on storm drain cleaning!

Help prevent flooding and keep our rivers and streams clean. Cleanings will be scheduled for October and November, but sign up by the deadline to take advantage of the discount!

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE: Extended to December 15,2014!

For questions sign ups contact: Jessica Prochniak, 503.653.1653 x102 or jmprochniak@olsd.net

Check out the mailer here!

Sept 27th Drug Take Back Event

Drug Take-Back Event #2!
Saturday September 27th
10am-2pm
Kaiser Permanente Parking Lot (10100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas)

On Saturday, September 27th Clackamas County Sheriff will be hosting another Drug Take-Back event at the parking lot of Kaiser Permanente 10100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR from 10am-2pm. Acceptable items for the turn-in include prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointment tubes and liquid medications.

Proper disposal is critical to ensure clean drinking water; to prevent drug misuse; and to support fish and wildlife populations. Never flush any drugs!

Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to receive these drugs for proper disposal in this one day, no questions asked, drug turn-in event. Drugs and prescriptions can be turned in “as is,” opened or unopened. The collected items will be sealed and securely stored until they are destroyed by incineration.

For questions, please contact Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department at 503-785-5077 or email crime prevention@clackamas.us

For more information, click here for the flyer!

Drug Take-Back Event

Drug Take-Back Event
Saturday September 20th
11am-1pm
Oak Lodge Sanitary District Admin Office(14611 SE River Rd, Oak Grove, OR 97267)

On Saturday, September 20th Clackamas County Sheriff will be hosting a Drug Take-Back event at Oak Lodge Sanitary District 14611 SE River Rd, Milwaukie, OR from 11am-1pm. Acceptable items for the turn-in include prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointment tubes and liquid medications.

Proper disposal is critical to ensure clean drinking water; to prevent drug misuse; and to support fish and wildlife populations. Never flush any drugs!

Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to receive these drugs for proper disposal in this one day, no questions asked, drug turn-in event. Drugs and prescriptions can be turned in “as is,” opened or unopened. The collected items will be sealed and securely stored until they are destroyed by incineration.

For questions, please contact Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department at 503-785-5000 or Oak Lodge Sanitary District at 503-653-1653.