News and Events

Ladybug Run in Durham Park

July 9, 2022

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.

Posted on January 20, 2022

Job Opening at City Hall

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.

Posted on January 6, 2022

Middle Housing Public Information Sessions and Survey

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.

February 2nd Meeting Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErc-qoqD8sE9SdsH8DTVi1a8sbhf43_vON

February 3rd Meeting Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOmgrz8pHtzUmWu-dQ1RP2z3uq4lQzbI

Flyer in English and Spanish can be viewed here.

Survey can be taken by clicking “next” at this link.

FAQs

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

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2019R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2001/Enrolled

Posted on January 5, 2022

No Garbage Pickup on 12.28.21

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:

 

Posted on December 28, 2021

Regatta 5K Run through Durham Park

October 16, 2021

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.

Posted on October 7, 2021

Cooling Centers To Help With Heat

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.

 

 

  • Cooling center information sheet, includes transportation assistance options (English/Spanish)

 

Posted on August 11, 2021

Hero-Up 5K and Kids Race Through Park

September 4, 2021

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.

Posted on August 11, 2021