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Friday - March 29, 2013

As construction of upgraded water system nears, Lake Oswego and Tigard consider review of water partnership

As construction of upgraded water system nears, Lake Oswego and Tigard consider review of water partnership

In the news..

After nearly five years of studying, planning and designing for both Lake Oswego and Tigard's most expensive and largest infrastructure project, construction is set to begin this summer on expanding and upgrading the water system that will serve both cities.

It's the building phase of the project that keeps the person in charge of it up at night, he told Lake Oswego and Tigard city councilors at a joint meeting Tuesday.

"I always believe that construction is one of the riskier phases of any project," said Joel Komarek, director of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership. "That's what keeps me up at night – that transition and managing staff resources."

Read the full article at OregonLive.com

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Tuesday - March 26, 2013

Tree Removal at the River Intake Pump Station

Tree Removal at the River Intake Pump Station

Wood chipper and truckDuring the week of March 25, crews will begin removal of nine trees at the proposed site of the new Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership river intake pump station (RIPS) in Gladstone.  The site is near the existing RIPS, which is between Chief Charles Ames Park and Portland Avenue, on W. Clackamas River Blvd.  The Partnership was authorized by the Gladstone Planning Commission in a land use hearing last summer to remove the trees to make way for the construction of the RIPS.  

Neighbors can expect to see a work crew, a small crane, a wood chipper and a large truck (see photo to right) that the wood chips will be loaded into. Neighbors will hear chain saw and wood chipper noise. Work will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The equipment will be parked on the Partnership property and in the street.  The work will be completed by Tree Care Unlimited.

If you have any questions, please contact the Project Hotline at 503-697-6502.

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Friday - March 15, 2013

Robinwood Neighborhood Update

Robinwood Neighborhood Update

At last Tuesday’s Robinwood Neighborhood Association (RNA) meeting about upcoming pre-construction activities on the water treatment plant site, several questions were raised. Some we could answer on the spot and some needed more research. We hope that the attached is a comprehensive list of questions and answers. Click here for the list.

Additional information for Robinwood neighborhood:

  • This handout describes pre-construction activities starting at the Lake Oswego Water Treatment Plant in March 2013.
  • Tree removal beings on Monday, March 18.

Please contact the Project Hotline at 503-697-6502 if you have any questions.

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Thursday - March 7, 2013

Lake Oswego City Council Approves First Construction Contract

Lake Oswego City Council Approves First Construction Contract

In the news..

Council approved the first construction related contract on the Lake Oswego Tigard water Partnership on March 5th.  The $10,566,000 contract for a 38 million gallon per day (MGD) river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone was awarded to Slayden Construction Group of Stayton, OR.  Slayden was one of four pre-qualified contractors who submitted bids that ranged from Slayden’s amount to over $17 million.

As the managing partner for the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, the City of Lake Oswego is responsible for managing the planning, design and construction of all facilities.   

The new river intake pump station will replace the existing 16 MGD pump station nearby.

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Wednesday - March 6, 2013

Lake Oswego City Council moves forward with expansion of water system

Lake Oswego City Council moves forward with expansion of water system

In the news..

Lake Oswego will move ahead with the project to expand and upgrade its water system after the city council voted Tuesday night to award more than $13 million in contracts that will have construction on the project starting this summer.

Read the full article at OregonLive.com

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Tuesday - March 5, 2013

Robinwood Neighborhood Meeting

Robinwood Neighborhood Meeting

Project staff will be discussing pre-construction activities at the water treatment plant (WTP) site at the:

Robinwood Neighborhood Meeting
March 12, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

Robinwood Station Community Center
3706 Cedaroak Drive

Pre-construction activities include tree cutting, installation of security fencing, erosion control and minor grading and graveling.  These activities would occur over the next several months prior to the start of plant construction.