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From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

06-04-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

McLoughlin community works together to light up the boulevard

Business owners, community leaders and public officials came together on June 2 to celebrate the kickoff of a petition-signing process to join the local lighting district so that street lights can be provided along McLoughlin Boulevard in unincorporated Clackamas County between the cities of Gladstone and Milwaukie.

Clackamas County Service District No. 5 (CCSD #5) is working with the McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team (MAP-IT) and the McLoughlin Area Business Alliance (MABA) to help bring much-needed street lighting to the 3.4-mile stretch of McLoughlin Boulevard south of Milwaukie and north of Gladstone.

MAP-IT hosted the celebration at its June 2 meeting. With a successful petition drive, CCSD #5, working with Portland General Electric (PGE) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), will install street lights along McLoughlin Boulevard, and the property owners will pay the operational costs of the lights.

Business owners signing the petition on June 2 were joined by Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow and Commissioner Paul Savas, and Metro Councilor Carlotta Colette, as well as representatives from PGE, CCSD#5, MABA, MAP-IT and the community.

MAP-IT and MABA, two organizations of community and business leaders, have been working with representatives from CCSD#5, PGE and ODOT (since McLoughlin Boulevard is a state highway) to plan attractive, effective and efficient street lighting at an affordable cost for property owners.

Street lighting can:

CCSD#5 is the agency responsible for street lighting in unincorporated Clackamas County. CCSD#5 contracts with PGE to install, operate and maintain street lights. The lighting is funded by yearly assessments on the property tax statements of all benefited properties within the assessment areas of the service district.

For more information about street lighting or CCSD#5, members of the media or public may contact Service District Specialist Wendi Coryell at wendicor@clackamas.us or 503-742-4657.

McLoughlin community works together to light up the boulevard

Petition signers, left to right: Pete Magnuson, PDM Investments & Lair Tavern; Brad Olson, Olson Brothers Tire Factory; Punky Scott, The Bomber Restaurant; Brenna Monaham, Planned Parenthood. MAP-IT members and dignitaries, left to right: Pat Russell, Clackamas CPO; Terry Gibson, Jennings Lodge CPO; Carlotta Collette, Metro Councilor; Lynn Fisher, Oak Grove Community Council; Kevin Muck, PGE; John Ludlow, Clackamas County Chair; Sandra McLeod, MABA; Paul Savas, Clackamas County Commissioner; Fred Sawyer, Oak Grove Community Council; Wendi Coryell, Clackamas County Service District #5; Ed Gronke, MAP-IT Chair; Carol Mastronarde, Jennings Lodge CPO; Nate Burton, Oak Grove Community Council; Jennifer Harding, MABA.

McLoughlin community works together to light up the boulevard

Petition signers, left to right: Pete Magnuson, PDM Investments & Lair Tavern; Brad Olson, Olson Brothers Tire Factory; Punky Scott, The Bomber Restaurant; Brenna Monaham, Planned Parenthood. Dignitaries, left to right: Carlotta Collette, Metro Councilor; Kevin Muck, PGE; John Ludlow, Clackamas County Chair; Paul Savas, Clackamas County Commissioner; Wendi Coryell, Clackamas County Service District #5.

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