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Business Recovery Center to Assist Businesses

A newly formed Business Recovery Center is excited to be able to work with our Durham businesses to help you to obtain the technical, educational, and financial services you may need to recover from the COVID-19 economic and health crisis. This help is available close to home.

The Business Recovery Center is a free and confidential service funded by the CARES Act through Washington County. The mission is to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing services such as:

Assistance with connecting to available financial resources
•Help with navigating technical resources
•Providing educational resources
•Referrals to organizations and resources to further help
•Access to interpreters and translation services

Contact Clarissa Flores at [email protected], Kathy Bazan at [email protected], or call 503.692.0780 to learn more or schedule a consultation. For more information follow this link: https://bit.ly/2AgykmE

 

Posted on July 8, 2020

Interested in applying for a position as a contact tracer?

Washington County Public Health is hiring for multiple positions related to the COVID-19 response, including contact tracers and resource coordinators. Jobs are posted at https://www.phi.org/employment/current-opportunities/. They are committed to hiring locally. Bilingual/bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply. Please direct all questions to the hiring agency.

The Oregon Health Authority has a contact tracing interest form on their website.

Posted on May 15, 2020

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting – Second Hearing Notice

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Durham, Washington County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held via Zoom (a virtual meeting platform) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.   The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.   As per ORS 221.770, the anticipated uses of State Revenue Sharing funds will also be discussed.

The First Notice of the meeting was published on this website on May 8, 2020.  A copy of the budget document is available for public viewing. Please email [email protected] if you wish to view it.

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.  If you wish to attend the meeting, please email [email protected] prior to 4:30 p.m. on May 22.  If you wish to submit anything to be considered at the budget meeting, please email the submission to [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. on May 22.

Posted on May 14, 2020

Do not flush wipes down the toilet

Toilets Are Not Trashcans imageDuring these uncertain times with temporary shortages of personal hygiene products, such as toilet paper, individuals are turning to ‘flushable wipes.’ Unfortunately, these wipes are not truly flushable.  Products such as wipes, paper towels, and personal hygiene products should not be flushed. These products do not break down the way toilet paper does in our sewers. These products tend to create clogs which can lead to sewer backups and costly repairs. Remember, the only things that should be flushed down a toilet are pee, poop and toilet paper.

Posted on May 8, 2020

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting – First Hearing Notice

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Durham, Washington County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held via Zoom (a virtual meeting platform) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.   The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.   As per ORS 221.770, the anticipated uses of State Revenue Sharing funds will also be discussed.

A copy of the budget document is available for public viewing. Please email [email protected] if you wish to view it.

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.  If you wish to attend the meeting, please email [email protected] prior to 4:30 p.m. on May 22.  If you wish to submit anything to be considered at the budget meeting, please email the submission to [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. on May 22.

Posted on May 8, 2020

House Fire In Afton Commons

One Fatality Reported from House Fire in Durham

At 7:32 p.m. on March 20, 911 dispatchers were alerted to a residential fire on SW Chaucer Court in Durham. The caller was a resident of the home. He reported that he and another person had evacuated, but they were both injured. Other callers to 911 reported the sound of explosions and concerns that a nearby home was threatened by the fire.

Firefighters arrived shortly afterward and began providing medical treatment to the man and woman who had evacuated the burning home. Both were transported to an area hospital by Metro West Ambulance.

Meanwhile, teams of firefighters began attacking the fire and searching the home to ensure no other occupants were inside the house.

With flames through the roof of the home, and heavy black smoke pushing out the windows, firefighters pulled multiple hose lines to attack the fire. These actions stopped the spread of the fire, saving neighboring homes.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators determined that the fire was accidental and is likely related to smoking near an oxygen source. Sadly, investigators learned that the woman died at the hospital.

Posted on March 23, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19

The following resources may be helpful:

Utilities Assistance

Food and Housing Assistance

Users of parks must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines:

  • People should not congregate in groups.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from non-family or household members.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Per Governor Executive Order 20-12 the playgrounds are closed.

Tualatin Police will deliver prescriptions to Durham residents

The Tualatin Police Department wants our community members to know about prescription delivery services available to you.  During this time and importance of social distancing we understand many community members still have a need for critical medical prescriptions.  The pharmacies located in Tualatin all have their own delivery services whether it be Script Drop from Fred Meyer and Safeway, Walgreens Express Delivery at Walgreens or the independent courier service at Northwest Compounders Pharmacy.  Setting up delivery through your pharmacy will ensure you will still be able to obtain your needed medications.

We also want to let you know that Tualatin Police is ready to help if you are in need of a prescription and are not able to pick it up or have it delivered.   If you make payment arrangements with your pharmacy and they agree to release the medication to the police on your behalf they will go to your local pharmacy, pick up your prescription and deliver it to you.  You can contact The Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 from 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday and a department member will facilitate the pickup and delivery of your prescription.

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Interested in helping? 

OPB had a nice article with suggestions

 

Posted on March 9, 2020