Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

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, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267.  The meeting will take place on April 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.

An additional, separate meeting of the Budget Committee will be held to take public comment.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  The date for the meeting at which public comment will be taken is still to be determined.

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A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 6, 2015 at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

A copy of the budget document has been posted here:

The Budget Committee encompasses the District’s five (5) elected Board of Directors and six (6) citizens who volunteered to serve on the committee and were appointed by the Board of Directors.  A total of  eleven (11) citizens will review and approve the District’s proposed budget.   To learn more about volunteers visit

Job Opening: Maintenance Mechanic

Oak Lodge Sanitary District is currently accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Mechanic. The position will support a team of 16, responsible for operations and maintenance of a 10.5 MGD Water Reclamation Facility, remote pumping stations, collections system and surface water management. The successful candidate will have journey level experience in maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment equipment. The position requires knowledge of current safety practices, computer software (MS Office) and computerized maintenance management systems. The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers is an important aspect of this position. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for performing predictive and preventative maintenance tasks as well as troubleshooting and correcting system failures. This position requires the skill to develop and execute projects often while coordinating with outside contractors to complete projects. This position requires working under various weather conditions and the ability to respond to after-hours call outs.

Applicants must complete a District application and submit a resume with cover letter for consideration. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. April 17, 2015.

All applicants will be required to pass a background check, physical examination & drug screen. The work schedule for this shift is Monday through Friday 7:00 am. to 3:30 pm.

Job Announcement – Maintenance Mechanic
Job Description – Maintenance Mechanic

Rainfall Gauges

Did you know you can monitor rainfall around the Portland Metro area? Here are two rain gauges managed by USGS that are useful for reference, and also have links to historical charts. They are updated daily:

SE Harney St. Rain Gauge

SW Boones Ferry Rd. Rain Gauge

The staff here at OLSD are watching the gauges and hoping for some showers! In light of our dry winter, it’s extra smart to be aware of our water usage. Here are some tips to help the community (and your wallet!):

  • Used timed watering systems or drip irrigation in your garden
  • Keep showers short, use a 5-minute shower timer
  • Only run washing machines or dishwashers with a full load

For more tips, visit us here:

For questions or tips, feel free to call us at 503-653-1653 or email at!

Water Reclamation Committee Meeting

OLSD will be holding a Water Reclamation Committee meeting on Thursday March 5th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the OLSD offices.

The following items will be discussed:

  • Landscaping plan for William J. Wild Park
  • Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) operations and awards
  • Field operations activities and successes
  • WRF NPDES Permit


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.

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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 District #1 and Oak Lodge CERT are hosting a Community Emergency 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:


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:

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.

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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
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
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.