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Tips to Avoid Having Your Car Broken Into This Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, the Woodburn Police Department would like to remind citizens about how to keep their purchases safe.

Insurance covered wading pool damages

In a couple of instances last summer, a malfunction of the Woodburn Aquatic Center’s chemical treatment system resulted in the over-discharge of muriatic acid into the wading pool. Muriatic acid is commonly used to maintain proper pH levels in swimming pools, however excessively high levels can produce noxious fumes and damage to the pool’s surface. Unfortunately, the low pH condition we experienced did, in fact, damage the wading pool’s plaster surface.

Being a good neighbor — shared IT Services

In the most recent "Local Focus," which is published by the League of Oregon Cities, there were a lot of stories about cities throughout the state sharing services. Woodburn is one of those cities. We share our IT/IS services with surrounding agencies who find it a good value and more cost-effective than doing it internally. What this arrangement accomplishes is more efficient government with less duplication. 

Halloween Safety Tips

On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year. Here are some tips from the Woodburn Police Department to help ensure your child has a safe, but still fun, Halloween experience this year.

Supplemental budget to go before Council on Oct. 28

The budget is our best estimate of what the future is likely to hold, but undoubtedly, routine changes are needed over the course of the year. In fact, when the budget is adopted in June, some of the data is already several months old.

Consequently, Oregon Budget Law provides for changes to adopted budgets through a supplemental budget process that requires that the City provide public notice of the proposed changes and, if the change is greater than 10 percent of any funds total expenditures, hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed changes.

Recreation and Parks Manager Receives New Professional of the Year Award


Recreation and Parks Manager Receives New Professional of the Year Award

Plenty to keep Public Works Department busy

I thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on some of the efforts our Public Works Department is working on. In addition to keeping our drinking water safe, our wastewater flowing and streets clear, there are a lot of other projects our Public Works Department is pursuing.

Library art collection worth seeing

Since March 1994, the Library has owned a collection of 54 framed art prints that were donated by Dr. Larry Davis, a former member of the Woodburn Library Board.

New police vehicle lease good for whole city

The majority of the Woodburn Police Department’s vehicles are operated on a closed-end lease. The three-year lease is staggered so only a portion of the fleet is replaced each year. This procedure allows us to maintain safe, functional late-model police vehicles without the extreme front-end capital costs of new vehicles or the excessive maintenance costs associated with high mileage police vehicles.

Urban Renewal Agency will provide much-needed funds for WFD remodel

The Woodburn Urban Renewal Agency Board (Woodburn City Council) and Woodburn Fire District Board will be having a joint meeting on Oct. 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall to consider a project to remodel the fire station headquarters, located at 1776 Newberg Highway.


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