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Back pressure may cause backflow to occur whenever a potable water system is connected to another system operating at a higher pressure. The principal causes of back pressure are:
You may apply for more than two boards, but you will need to complete another application.
A brownfield is typically land that is abandoned or underused in part because of contamination concerns. The federal government defines brownfields as "abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination."
The term "Brownfield" might make you think of dirty, blighted, and abandoned industrial property. However, that image is too narrow. Though some brownfields are old industrial sites, others are commercial buildings with little or no environmental contamination. Brownfields could be:
When brownfields sit idle, everybody loses. Neighbors face environmental worries and reduced property values. Cities see roads, sewers, and other infrastructure underused. New businesses seek out "greenfields" or undeveloped land, encouraging sprawl. And brownfield owners must deal with a long list of worries - from potential lawsuits to deriving too little income from their property.
When owners or developers clean up brownfields and put them to new uses, many people benefit. Cleanups address environmental problems. Redevelopment can bring new jobs and higher tax revenues. Revitalized brownfields can breathe new life into neighborhoods.
Brownfields offer opportunities that go beyond their old uses. Developers have transformed brownfields into everything from golf courses and driving ranges to mixed developments with housing, office, shopping, and open space. Smaller properties have found new life as bakeries and greenhouses. In short, many uses may be open to a clean site.
Many communities, businesses and environmentalists agree that brownfield redevelopment is worth encouraging. As a result, a variety of private and public sector guidance and incentives have been developed to encourage brownfield redevelopment. Redevelopment is seldom easy or risk-free. But if done right, redevelopment can bring special rewards: peace of mind, income, and a cleaner environment.
The following items are benefits of brownfield redevelopment:
As a community member interested in a brownfield it is important for you to know and be able to discuss with potential developers and property owners the benefits to them of cleaning up and reusing a site. Some of the advantages to owners and developers are:
Many brownfield owners are satisfied with leaving their properties in their current condition. In some cases the neighborhood property values may seem too low to justify any sort of investment in the site. In other cases, the level of contamination is so slight that it seems unlikely to harm anyone. A property owner who decides to do nothing should be sure that the decision is based on a full understanding of the situation. Unfortunately, many owners may not have full information or analyze all the implications of leaving a brownfield as is. Community members may be able to convince an owner to reconsider the decision to let the property sit, but the owner may resent such an intrusion. In particular, the owner should look at possible liabilities for environmental contamination. Even potential liability can affect a business, making it harder to get credit or raise equity for projects not directly related to the brownfield.
Also, a property owner who is letting a brownfield sit idle probably should make sure that things are not about to get worse. If the site is posing a health or environmental threat to neighbors, delay could lead to bigger injuries and bigger liabilities. On a site bad enough to justify government attention, an owner who waits may be inviting cleanup on expensive terms dictated by the government, possibly with years spent with attorneys arguing over the process. In such a situation both the owner and the community may lose as the cleanup is likely to take longer, be more expensive, and not be coordinated with redevelopment options. Even when cleanup appears to be a losing proposition, prompt cleanup may make sense as a way for an owner to cut losses.
Federal, state, and local governments provide incentives for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment. Some of these incentives are provided directly to communities and local governments. Certain incentives are offered only to property owners. They include:
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Both the City Code and City Charter are available online for viewing and downloading.
The above referenced code also states “A person owning land abutting any public right of way hereby is declared liable for any and all claims of personal injury or property damage that may arise from the person’s negligence in failing to keep a sidewalk, curb, or gutter in such repair as to not present an unreasonable risk of danger to person or property.”
Food scraps and yard debris will go to Recology’s Nature’s Needs compost facility in North Plains, which uses specialized processes to quickly break down the organic matter and create compost. The compost is then sold to gardeners, landscapers and other agricultural users.
At this time, the service is not available to multifamily communities with shared container collection service — apartments, condominiums or townhome communities of more than four units. Only garbage company customers with access to yard debris collection service are able to participate.
There is no change to the rates currently charged for garbage, recycling and composting service.
The program is for food and yard debris only, including: meats, poultry, seafood, bones, dairy, bread, fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggshells, rice, beans, pasta, coffee grounds, and plate scrapings.
Do not include non-food items such as plastic, coffee cups, pet waste, fireplace ashes etc.
Most materials labeled “compostable” are not allowed in our current composting program. This includes take-out containers, cups and service ware. Most “compostable” products do not break down fast enough for our local composting facility to process.
You do not need to use a liner of any kind; the material can go loose into your compost cart. If you do decide to use a liner, we encourage you to try newspaper first. BPI-certified compostable liners are the only compostable liners permitted for use in your kitchen pail.
Unlike other “compostable” items, BPI-certified liners have been proven to break down in our local processing facility. Please use them sparingly and never use plastic bags.
To find a list of local stores that sell approved liners, please visit our tips page.
No, plastic bags of any kind are not allowed in the curbside compost program. Plastic does not compost and it is very difficult to remove once it is mixed with food scraps and yard debris. Nobody wants plastic particles in their compost, please leave the plastic out!
Your garbage hauler will distribute a two-gallon kitchen pail, along with instructions, for you to use. The kitchen pail is a one-time only distribution to get the program started. If you need a new pail in the future, you may select an alternative container like a large yogurt tub or bowl. Compost pails are also available at many retail stores.
Beaverton residents are encouraged to participate, but the composting program is not required.
Garbage, recycling, and composting roll-carts will all be picked up weekly by your current franchised hauler.
To minimize odors in the future, layer food scraps with yard debris trimmings. You may also consider using approved compostable bags, or wrapping food scraps in paper products (such as paper bags). We also encourage you to set out your cart every week to ensure it is emptied regularly. Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/composts for more tips.
Yes. No matter how full your composting roll-cart is, the city encourages you to set out your cart each week. The 60-gallon composting cart helps accommodate large quantities of yard debris during high debris seasons, and can deter animals from getting into and/or knocking over the cart.
Collecting food scraps in a reusable container in the kitchen is an easy way to save leftovers for your green cart. Coffee cans, plastic food storage containers or compost kitchen pails can be used. If you choose to collect food scraps using paper products, you can place them directly in your cart! For example:
To reduce odors in your kitchen, residents in some communities freeze food scraps like meat, poultry and fish in a reusable container until it’s time to take scraps to your cart.
Like garbage, your food scraps and yard debris will be collected weekly, thus minimizing pest issues.
Residents who compost in their backyard are encouraged to continue doing so. However, with the new food and yard debris collection service, many items that should not be composted in the backyard — such as meat, bones, dairy and grains — can now go in the composting roll cart.
Beaverton residents set-out about 9,000 tons of yard debris in 2016. We estimate that about 2,500 tons of food scraps are currently put into the garbage each year, (which is about 225 pounds per yard debris roll-cart annually).
Note: Typical building codes used in the State since 1960 have had a requirement that the foundation sole plate be anchored to the foundation by ½ - inch diameter bolts space six-feet apart along the foundation wall. Depending on the type of floor construction, you may not be able to see if these bolts exist (especially in a ‘post and beam’ type floor system where the sub-floor boards or plywood are nailed directly to the sole plate, covering the top of the bolt and nut). See Structural Mitigation for information on anchorage foundations and other earthquake retrofit information.
For ledger board attachment, see page12 (figures 5, 6 and 7). For lateral load connection of deck joists to floor joists, see page13 (figure 6a). Attachment of the ledger board is the most important (even to ensure the ledger won’t dislodge during normal use from people standing, sitting and walking on the deck). It is very important to make sure to add lag screws or bolts to the connection if it has only been attached with nails.
For cross bracing of posts, see page 17.
For connections of joist, beams and posts, see pages 18-20. Home improvement stores usually carry an assortment of metal straps, ties, hangers, ties, bolts and lag screws referenced in the document.
The selection process includes the submission of a completed application and interviews. Because the Human Resources Department evaluates a large volume of applications, the process may at times seem long. The objective is to determine which applicants are best suited to perform the job.
When the Human Resources Department receives applications for a vacancy, we select those candidates whose backgrounds most closely fit the needs of the job and the city. These candidates’ applications are forwarded to the hiring manager for interview selection.
Initial interviews are generally in a panel format. If you need accommodations for the interview process, please notify us at the time the interview is scheduled.
Applications will remain on file for six months. If you have applied for a position that is currently open, we will notify you regarding the status of your application.
Employees hired into represented classifications must become and remain a member of the designated union for the classification, paying the dues as specified by the union or pay a fair share of the union’s costs of negotiation and administration of the contract as specified in the pertinent labor agreement.
The Classification Listing indicates which positions are represented by the SEIU or the Beaverton Police Association.
The City of Beaverton participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and pays both the employer and employee contributions. Employees have the opportunity to participate in a separate deferred compensation program.
Employees may participate in a medical and/or dependent-care flexible spending account. The city also provides a paid time-off program, as well as 10 paid holidays as part of the benefits offered.
For additional information, please visit our Employee Benefits page.
It is important that you wait to formulate your opinion about the verdict until the deliberations begin in the jury room. To avoid arguments in the jury room, listen to everyone’s opinion, make your own decision, and vote as your intellect and conscience dictate.
Once the marijuana facility has obtained final approval from the OLCC or OHA, as applicable, and has documentation that the facility has an OLCC license or OHA medical marijuana dispensary number, the facility must next obtain two City of Beaverton licenses. One is a business license, and the other is a marijuana facility license. The two city licenses are separate and have separate application processes.
Applications for the city’s business license and marijuana facility license are available online and at the Beaverton Building, the Finance Utility Billing Counter, 4th Floor, located at 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005. Applications must be submitted in person and include the payment fee. The City will then process the application, and will approve or deny a marijuana facility license application within 180 days of its receipt. If approved, the City will send the marijuana facility a marijuana facility license. If denied, the City will notify the person responsible for the marijuana facility of the reason for the denial.
We are looking for vendors whose business includes food, craft, art or other product that represents the world culture(s) that they identify with. It is not necessary that you be an established business in order to sell at the Beaverton Night Market. We are looking for people in the greater Beaverton area who have a desire to share their culture through sales and we are able to help facilitate the business development process.
We welcome vendors who have a craft, hobby or traditional skill that they are looking to transform into a business concept. If you are unsure whether your business/idea is appropriate for the Beaverton Night Market, please reach out to the market manager, Jodi Monroy via email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-453-5153.
To be considered for vending at the Beaverton Night Market, please fill out the online or downloadable paper application as completely as possible. The application deadline is May 18th at 5pm. To ensure the best possible consideration, provide details about your product in your application. Be sure to include descriptions, pictures/website and an explanation of the cultural representation of what you plan to sell, it will help the selection committee make a decision about your application.
Shortly after the May 18th application deadline, the selection committee will convene to go over all applications and make vendor selections based on the above 4 selection criteria points. You will be notified by email and/or telephone of the committee's decision and, if selected, be informed of the next steps.
One of the goals of the Beaverton Night Market is to promote economic opportunity for culturally-specific businesses in Beaverton. As such, there is no space fee for selling at the Market.
All vendors will need to provide proof of commercial liability / automobile/worker’s comp insurance, listing the City of Beaverton as an additionally insured. Businesses that regularly conduct business within the City of Beaverton will need to provide a City business license. Some vendors (depending on the food product being sold) will need to be licensed and/or approved by state or county health departments.
Vendors are required to provide their own canopies, canopy weights, tables, chairs and interior lighting.
All vendors are expected to attend an orientation session in June prior to the first market.
In addition to the Beaverton Night Market offering a fee-free opportunity for vendors, the City of Beaverton is able to provide financial support for select vendors in order to comply with the above insurance, licensing and equipment requirements. The Market manager can help identify if you qualify for these scholarships. The Market manager can also offer navigational support to help your business fulfill the licensing, insurance, permitting and equipment requirements.
If desired and in conjunction with City partners, the Beaverton Night Market can help with small business support and growth resources. We can help you to identify your needs and connect you with local resources to help you achieve your business goals, whether it be establishing a new business or growing an existing one.
Your success at the Beaverton Night Market depends largely on your preparation and business strategy before the market event. Please keep the following points in mind when designing your attendance as a vendor at the Beaverton Night Market:
Buscamos a vendedores quienes vendan comida, artesanía, arte u otros productos que representan la cultura(s) con la cual se identifican. No es necesario tener un negocio establecido para vender en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton. Buscamos a personas en el área de Beaverton quienes tienen un deseo de compartir su cultural a través de la venta de productos y podemos ayudarle en acceder recursos para desarrollar su negocio si así desea.
El mercado está abierto a vendedores que hacen artesanías, manualidades, productos tradicionales como pasatiempo y quieren transformarlo en un negocio. Si usted tiene duda de si su negocio/idea es apropiado para el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton, favor de contactar al gerente del mercado, Jodi Monroy por correo electrónico o teléfono al email@example.com or 503-453-5153.
El criterio de selección para vendedores del mercado incluye lo siguiente:
Para ser considerado paravender en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton, favor de rellenar la solicitud en líneao en papel de la manera más completa y detallada que se puede. La fecha límitepara entregar solicitudes es el 18 de mayo a las 5pm. Para mayor consideración,proporcione detalles acerca de su producto en su solicitud. Asegúrese deincluir descripciones, fotos/sitios de web y una explicación de la importanciay representación cultural de lo que quiere vender, lo cual ayudará al comité deselección tomar una mejor decisión acerca de su solicitud.
Pocos días despuésde la fecha límite del 18 de mayo, el comité de selección se juntará a leertodas las solicitudes y seleccionará a los vendedores basado en los criteriosarriba. Se le notificará a usted por correo electrónico y/o teléfono de ladecisión del comité y, si es seleccionado, se le explicará los siguientespasos.
Unas de las metas principales del Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton es promover oportunidad económica para negocios culturalmente-específicos en Beaverton. Por lo mismo, no hay cuota para vender en el Mercado.
Todos los vendedores tendrán que proporcionar pruebas de seguro de responsabilidad civil general comercial/de auto/de compensación para trabajadores, indicando a la Ciudad de Beaverton como “asegurado adicional.” Negocios que operan de manera regular dentro de la Ciudad de Beaverton deben proporcionar una licencia de negocios de la Ciudad. Algunos vendedores (dependiendo en el producto comestible que se vende) necesitarán licencia y/o aprobación del departamento de salud del estado o condado.
Se les requiere a los vendedores proporcionar su propio toldo, pesas para toldo, mesas, sillas y luces interiores para su puesto.
Se les requiere a todos los vendedores asistir una sesión de orientación en junio antes del primer mercado.
A parte de no cobrarle el puesto al vendedor del Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton, la Ciudad de Beaverton también tiene fondos limitados para dar becas a algunos vendedores para ayudar con los costos del seguro, licencias y equipo requerido para participar. La gerente del Mercado puede ayudarle a usted a identificar si califica para estas becas. La gerente del Mercado también puede prestarle a usted ayuda para navegar estos procesos de sacar licencias, seguro, permisos y equipo.
Si desea, junto con socios de la Ciudad, el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton puede ofrecer apoyo para hacer crecer su negocio. Podemos ayudarle a identificar sus necesidades y conectarlo con recursos locales para ayudarle a lograr sus metas acerca de su negocio, tales como establecer un negocio formal por primera vez o hacer crecer uno ya existente.
Su éxito en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton depende mucho en su preparación y estrategia de negocio antes del evento. Favor de considerar los siguientes puntos cuando planea su participación como vendedor en el Mercado Nocturno de Beaverton:
Analysis of calls for service provides an unfiltered view of what crimes are being reported to police, and with automated dispatch systems, the data is much more current. Police reports provide much greater information about the details of criminal activity, but not all reports are entered and available for analysis immediately.
Our Apartment Calls for Service page provides information for those interested in evaluating local apartment complexes, and further analysis of police reports. Other sources of crime analysis may focus on arrests or on the number of reported crimes cleared by the arrest of a suspect, criminal convictions, or sentences rendered.
Using maps that help people visualize the geographic aspects of crime, however, is not limited to law enforcement personnel. Mapping can provide specific information on crime and criminal behavior to elected officials, the media, and the community.
General creek maintenance is the responsibility of the abutting property owners. The City has minimal maintenance areas on the creeks.
The City Engineer may approve early grading permits outside of the above months if circumstances warrant and all other required items are completed. The City will not be approving the proposed grading as to the final plans, but only that the early grading meets City Code and the technical standards of the Engineering Design Manual. Obtaining an early grading permit is done at your own risk, and any changes required to the final plans and project during the full site development permit review process will be at the your expense.
Examples of temporary events not requiring permits if matching exemption criteria:
Bench Probation is used when the sentencing Judge decides to supervises the defendant. Bench probation is most often, but not always, used in misdemeanor cases.
The Judge can also refer the person to services based on his or her problems and needs. Common services include drug and alcohol treatment, counseling, or education. If the offender does not agree to accept a sanction, there will be a hearing before the Court.
If an offender is not reporting, the Judge may also issue a warrant for the offender’s arrest.
If the offender is committing a crime - Call 911 If you think you or someone else is in danger - Call 911
As of October 30, 2017, Beaverton residents with yard debris collection service can add food scraps to their yard debris roll carts - now called a composting cart.
Businesses may be eligible to participate in the Compost at Work program. Many businesses are already composting. The current focus is on food generating businesses like restaurants and grocery stores. If you think your business may qualify or if you have questions, please contact us at 503-526-8547 or RecyclingMail@BeavertonOregon.gov.