There will be runners participating in various length events between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on July 9, 2022. The runners will go around the dog off-leash area and be on the path that borders the railroad tracks.
The City of Durham is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant at City Hall. The position is part-time (approximately 20-25 hours per week) with flexible hours. The Administrative Assistant serves as the City receptionist and provides general clerical support at City Hall. Primary duties include maintaining financial records using QuickBooks, producing monthly minutes for Council and Planning Commission meetings, processing building permit applications, maintaining multiple data bases, producing a quarterly newsletter, and administering the business license and telecommunication license programs. The duties and responsibilities are varied and require an individual who is detail-oriented and can work independently.
A more extensive list of the duties can be read here.
The application form can be found here.
The application form and a resume should be submitted to Durham City Hall at 17160 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Durham, OR 97224
The job is open until filled.
Middle Housing: Offering Housing Choice in Durham
As required by the Oregon Legislature’s House Bill 2001, middle housing will soon become an option for Durham residents. The term “middle housing” refers to forms of housing that are neither large-scale apartments (dwelling units inside an apartment building) nor a single detached house on a typical fee-simple lot. In between these two types of dwelling units exists myriad other housing forms, such as cottage clusters, courtyard units, and additional dwelling units within a single building or on the same lot with a single detached house. These housing types are often called “middle housing.”
HB 2001 requires cities to allow duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses, and cottage clusters to be built in residential zones. The goal is to create more home ownership opportunities for Oregonians at every stage of their lives. For example, many older Americans can only find one size or type of housing that may not meet their needs. These new opportunities will make it easier for Durham residents to age in place, with accessible homes that still offer independence. Some younger families and multi-generational households also cannot find housing to fit their needs. The project will look at ways to gently increase density, while minimizing impacts on our neighborhoods.
Join us at one of our two virtual, one-hour public information sessions at 5 pm on February 2, 2022 or 9 am on February 3, 2022 to ask your questions and share your concerns (the same information will be shared at both times). Please watch this website for further updates.
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What is middle housing?
Middle housing refers to housing types that fill the gap between apartments and detached single dwellings. They can include duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhomes, and cottage clusters. HB 2001 includes specific definitions for each of these housing types.
- Housing should be adaptable. Household sizes are changing and evolving as their members pass through different phases of life.
- There is a housing crisis. Not just in Oregon but nationwide. There is not enough housing or enough types of housing to meet people’s needs.
- Homes are more than just a place to live. Especially during COVID-19. They serve as our workplaces, our schools, and how we take care of our families and friends.
Does HB 2001 ban single family dwellings?
No, single-family detached dwellings will still be allowed. HB 2001 allows more types of housing to be constructed in low-density residential zones but does not restrict development of single-family detached dwellings.
Why was HB 2001 created?
The principles behind HB 2001 mirror a national movement, which calls for increasing housing of all types to alleviate shortages throughout the country. Here in Oregon, there is an increasing lack of housing, particularly housing priced that the average resident can afford. Oregon is one of the fastest growing states in the country, but state policies, zoning codes, community opposition, and other factors have made it challenging to accommodate population growth. HB 2001 was created to help increase the amount and types of housing available to Oregonians.
How does HB 2001 affect accessory dwelling units (ADUs)?
HB 2001 prevents local governments from requiring owner occupancy or additional parking for ADUs. ADUs are small, secondary housing units constructed on the same property as an existing house. This provision went into effect on January 1, 2020.
Can the City, private individuals, or homeowners’ associations pass new regulations or rules to prevent middle housing in other ways?
HB 2001 prohibits middle housing from being restricted through alternate means, including documents recorded against a property or other governing documents that occur on or after Aug. 8, 2019 (the effective date of the act). This means that homeowners’ associations and related groups can’t create new rules to prohibit middle housing.
Where can I find HB 2001 to read for myself?
HB 2001 can be found on the Oregon State Legislature website
Pride is now recycling batteries for Durham residents.
Instructions are on their website here.
With all the rainfall we’ve received in Western Oregon over the last couple of weeks some of the rivers are swelling and approaching flood levels. So far only minor flooding has occurred, but it is important to be prepared in case the situation worsens.
Due to the snow and ice we received overnight, neighborhood roads are too slick and Pride will not be running residential routes today.
Here are updated links for customers:
- Mailchimp/enewsletter went out to customers who have signed up
- Website blog: https://pridedisposal.com/about/news/service-alert-tues-12.28.21-am
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrideDisposal/posts/10159312189756187
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrideDisposal/status/1475827940675899392
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Fundraiser for the Cpl Lembke Memorial Scholarship Fund. Participants will start in Tualatin and go along the north loop trail in Durham Park.
Information about the annual leaf dumpsters for residents can be found here.
The State of Oregon is experiencing drought conditions. Conservation measures are advised. This state webpage has helpful information.
Our area is once again expecting hot weather. Below is information regarding cooling centers and other places to stay cool through Saturday. Note that there are two pet-friendly locations at St. Anthony’s Church in Tigard and the Hillsboro Civic Center.
Also, please check on your neighbors, especially older adults, homebound or anyone with underlying health conditions.
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Runners start in Cook Park, enter Durham Park and run around the dog park and around the north loop trail before returning into Cook Park.