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Aug. 22, 2016

Clackamas County Service District No. 1 refinances $83 million in revenue bonds to save $9.7 million

Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD#1) has refinanced four series of revenue bonds totaling $83 million with an interest rate of 2.17 percent that will save the district $9.7 million over the course of the loan and reduce its annual debt service payments by approximately $625,000.

Additionally, the district was able to free up approximately $7.6 million in reserves. These actions will help keep future rate adjustments down and provide additional funding for capital projects. The refinancing took place after financial information and analytics corporation S&P Global Inc. reaffirmed CCSD#1’s “AA” long-term rating, which indicates a “very strong” capacity to meet financial commitments. An “AA” rating differs from the highest rating of “AAA” by only a small degree.

S&P Global cited several factors leading to its designation including CCSD#1’s “very strong” financial risk profile and enterprise risk profile, sound operational management practices and policies, affordable rates, very low industry risk, “extremely” strong liquidity, and overall stable outlook.

Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) manages and operates the district. “The outstanding work of WES Finance Manager Doug Waugh and his team will help us keep rates low for our customers,” said WES Director Greg Geist.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Edward Nieto at 503-742-4561 or 971-284-7094 (cell).

Aug. 10, 2016

Water Environment Services to help clean up High Rocks along Clackamas River

Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) is proud to join other volunteers from the cities of Gladstone and Oregon City in a trash removal project along a stretch of the Clackamas River that is prone to littering, especially during the summer months.

The inaugural “High Rocks Summer Cleanup” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the High Rocks area of Gladstone. SOLVE, a statewide nonprofit that brings volunteers together to take care of parks, neighborhoods, and natural areas, will manage the cleanup project, provide supplies to pick up trash, and take care of the trash disposal.

“WES is grateful to Gladstone and Oregon City for their work with SOLVE to help create this collaborative stewardship opportunity to help restore a beautiful area of the county,” said WES Director Greg Geist.

WES is also currently exploring ways to work with Gladstone and Oregon City to develop solutions to reduce graffiti in the High Rocks area.

Volunteers for the High Rocks Summer Cleanup will meet at 77 82nd Drive in Gladstone. To register, and to learn more about the project and SOLVE, visit SOLVE’s website.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Edward Nieto at 503-742-4561 or 971-284-7094 (cell).

Aug. 9, 2016

Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee meets Aug. 25

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee evaluates and advises the Board of County Commissioners on critical wastewater infrastructure decisions affecting ratepayers and future development in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Tri-City Service District.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials are available online.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Water Environment Services Policy Analyst Matt Glazewski at 503-742-4566.

July 28, 2016

Tri-City Advisory Committee meets Aug. 17

The Tri-City Service District’s Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials.

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

July 28, 2016

RiverHealth Advisory Board meets Aug. 17

Clackamas County Service District No.1's RiverHealth Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

July 28, 2016

Kellogg facility to get environmental upgrades

Barges to travel up Willamette River in September

Two large barges will travel up the Willamette River past Portland this summer to deliver equipment allowing for environmental improvements at the Kellogg Water Resource Recovery Facility in Milwaukie.

The barges are tentatively scheduled to anchor in mid-September near Elk Rock Island and deliver a large crane and construction materials. Scuba divers will then make improvements to the facility’s outfall – the apparatus that discharges highly-treated, cleaned wastewater called effluent deep below the river’s surface.

The Kellogg Outfall Project includes extending the outfall’s length by 220 feet, deepening discharge from 35 feet to 65 feet. Divers will also add a diffuser to improve dilution and further minimize the impact on water quality.

Divers are scheduled to inspect the existing outfall on Aug. 11. Once construction begins, the project is expected to last three to four weeks. Information regarding schedule and work hours to affected residents will be communicated prior to beginning work.

Improvements will help the facility comply with existing and anticipated Oregon and federal water quality regulations. The construction is being conducted at a time that accommodates fish passage, also per regulations.

The Kellogg facility is owned by Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD#1) and is managed and operated by Water Environment Services (WES). CCSD#1 serves Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Boring, Hoodland, Johnson City, Fischer’s Forest Park, the western edges of Damascus, and unincorporated northern Clackamas County.

The public can learn more about WES projects and services by contacting Gari Johnson at 503-742-4631.

For more information, members of the media may contact Community Relations Specialist Gari Johnson at 503-742-4631.

June 22, 2016

Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee meets June 30

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, June 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee evaluates and advises the Board of County Commissioners on critical wastewater infrastructure decisions affecting ratepayers and future development in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Tri-City Service District.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Water Environment Services Policy Analyst Matt Glazewski at 503-742-4566.

May 16, 2016

Notice of budget committee meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Tri-City Service District, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, will be held at the Clackamas County Development Services Building Auditorium, Room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon. The meeting will take place on the 6th day of June, 2016, at 1:45 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 16, 2016, at Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or at http://www.clackamas.us/wes/documents/proposedbudget2017.pdf.

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. For more information, please contact Administrative Assistant Katie Wilson at 503-742-4592.

May 16, 2016

Notice of budget committee meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Clackamas County Service District No. 1, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, will be held at the Clackamas County Development Services Building Auditorium, Room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon. The meeting will take place on the 6th day of June, 2016, at 2:15 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 16, 2016, at Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or at http://www.clackamas.us/wes/documents/proposedbudget2017.pdf.

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. For more information, please contact Administrative Assistant Katie Wilson at 503-742-4592.

May 16, 2016

Notice of budget committee meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, will be held at the Clackamas County Development Services Building Auditorium, Room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon. The meeting will take place on the 6th day of June, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 16, 2016, at Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or at http://www.clackamas.us/wes/documents/proposedbudget2017.pdf.

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. For more information, please contact Administrative Assistant Katie Wilson at 503-742-4592.

May 10, 2016

Tri-City Service District, Clackamas County Service District No. 1 receive financial reporting awards

For the 23rd consecutive year, both the Tri-City Service District (TCSD) and Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD#1) each received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

TCSD and CCSD#1 were honored for their comprehensive annual financial reports for the fiscal year that ended last June. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, representing a significant accomplishment by a government body and its management.

Both districts are managed by Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES), which operates five facilities in Clackamas County that process more than six billion gallons of sewage each year.

“In addition to our unwavering dedication to protecting public health and the environment, WES employees are committed to being steadfast stewards of ratepayer dollars,” said WES Director Greg Geist. “These latest honors reflect the consistency of WES staff in maintaining the highest quality of service while preserving the trust of our customers and stakeholders.”

Both reports were judged by an impartial panel and deemed to meet high standards, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Edward Nieto at 503-742-4561.

May 6, 2016

Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee meets May 26

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, May 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee evaluates and advises the Board of County Commissioners on critical wastewater infrastructure decisions affecting ratepayers and future development in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Tri-City Service District.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Water Environment Services Policy Analyst Matt Glazewski at 503-742-4566

May 6, 2016

Tri-City Advisory Committee meets May 25

The Tri-City Service District's Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Director's Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

May 6, 2016

RiverHealth Advisory Board meets May 23

Clackamas County Service District No.1's RiverHealth Advisory Board will meet Monday, May 23, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Director's Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

4/19/2016

Tri-City Advisory Committee meets April 27

The Tri-City Service District’s Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Director’s Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

4/12/2016

Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee meets April 21

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, April 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee evaluates and advises the Board of County Commissioners on critical wastewater infrastructure decisions affecting ratepayers and future development in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Tri-City Service District.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Water Environment Services Policy Analyst Matt Glazewski at 503-742-4566.

3/22/2016

Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee meets March 31

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, March 31, starting at 6 p.m. in room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee evaluates and advises the Board of County Commissioners on critical wastewater infrastructure decisions affecting ratepayers and future development in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Tri-City Service District.

The meeting will include an update on the project to add solids handling capacity for the Tri-City Service District and Clackamas County Service District No. 1.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Water Environment Services Policy Analyst Matt Glazewski at 503-742-4566.

3/21/2016

RiverHealth Advisory Board meets March 30

Clackamas County Service District No.1's RiverHealth Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, March 30, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Director's Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

2/24/16

Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee meets Feb. 29

The Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee will meet Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. in the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, in the Auditorium, Room 115.

The Committee currently evaluates and advises Clackamas County’s Board of County Commissioners on critical wastewater infrastructure decisions affecting ratepayers and future development in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and the Tri-City Service District.

The Board scheduled this special Committee meeting to follow up on their Feb. 16 policy session to discuss the structure and governance of the proposed advisory committees and the region’s service districts.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Director’s Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

2/4/2016

Tri-City Advisory Committee meets Feb. 17

The Tri-City Service District’s Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Suite 432 in Oregon City.

Recordings of previous meetings, current agenda and packet materials

For more information contact Matt Glazewski, Water Environment Services Director’s Policy Analyst at 503-742-4566.

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