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Powell Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 7, 2016

The maps posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/powell show the anticipated construction schedule through February 2017 and a look ahead through December 23. Work in each area will take a few weeks to complete and there will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

Powell Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 7, 2016

Construction continues on Environmental Services’ SE Powell Sewer Repair Project

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

There will be construction phases at each location including:

  • video inspection
  • saw-cutting
  • spot repairs
  • manhole replacement
  • pipe installation
  • lateral connection from each building to the curb
  • stormwater inlet replacement
  • temporary paving
  • final trench paving and restoration.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

The maps posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/powell show the anticipated construction schedule through February 2017 and a look ahead through December 23. Work in each area will take a few weeks to complete and there will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

The contractor will apply temporary pavement after completing pipe installation in all work areas. Final trench paving and restoration will occur later as scheduling and weather allows.

Areas on the map marked in gray are currently not on the schedule or are not completed.

The construction schedules are subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Joe Annettor 503-823-2934.

Thank you,

Joe Annett

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

Tabor Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 7, 2016

The work on Burnside at NE 65th Avenue will require lane closures to install the new manhole at this location. Burnside will be reduced to one lane with flaggers allowing one direction of travel at a time. This work is tentatively scheduled for Saturday December 10, with work hours of 7am to 6pm. Signage will be placed in advance of the work to encourage drivers to use an alternate route.

Tabor Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 7, 2016

Construction is continuing on Environmental Services’ Tabor Sewer Repair Project

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

The work on Burnside at NE 65th Avenue will require lane closures to install the new manhole at this location. Burnside will be reduced to one lane with flaggers allowing one direction of travel at a time. This work is tentatively scheduled for Saturday December 10, with work hours of 7am to 6pm. Signage will be placed in advance of the work to encourage drivers to use an alternate route.

There will be construction phases at each location:

  • video inspection
  • saw-cutting
  • spot repairs
  • manhole replacement
  • pipe installation
  • lateral connection from each building to the curb
  • stormwater inlet replacement
  • temporary paving
  • final trench paving and restoration.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

The maps posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabor show the anticipated construction schedule through December and look ahead through December 23. Work in each area will take a few weeks to complete and there will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

The contractor will apply temporary pavement after completing pipe installation in all work areas. Final trench paving and restoration will occur later as scheduling and weather allows.

Areas on the map, marked in gray, are currently not on the schedule or are not completed.

The construction schedules are subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Joe Annettor 503-823-2934.

Thank you,

Joe Annett

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

Auditor seeking input on Charter safeguards to protect audits, investigations

The City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero is hosting two meetings in December to discuss Charter amendments she believes are necessary to protect the Auditor’s ability to hold City government accountable through independent audits and investigations. Your views will help shape the final proposal from the Auditor that City Council will consider in January.

Auditor seeking input on Charter safeguards to protect audits, investigations

Please take advantage of two opportunities in December to discuss Charter amendments City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero believes are necessary to protect the Auditor’s ability to hold City government accountable through independent audits and investigations. Your views will help shape the final proposal from the Auditor that City Council will be consider in January.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

East Portland Community Center

740 SE 106th Ave.

Friday, Dec. 16, Brown Bag from 12-1 p.m.

City Hall, Lovejoy Room

1221 SW 4th Ave.

Auditor Hull Caballero will describe organizational structures that create conflicts of interest between her office and executive branch bureaus the Auditor must hold accountable. Other jurisdictions have structures designed to protect auditors and investigators from impediments or reprisal for simply doing their jobs. The Auditor believes Portland should adopt changes to ensure the Auditor’s Office is able to meet the public’s expectations for transparent and accountable government.   

The changes proposed include:

  • Placing the Independent Police Review and the Office of the Ombudsman into Charter. Currently, these functions, which investigate Portlanders’ complaints against the City, are in Code and can be removed from the Auditor’s Office or eliminated by a simple majority vote of the City Council. Placing them in Charter will mean only a vote of the people could eliminate these offices, which have been in the Auditor’s Office for 15 years. Charter protections would insulate these offices from political pressure and reprisal.
  • Authorizing the Auditor to obtain independent legal advice that is focused on the mission of the Auditor’s Office. The Auditor should be able to obtain independent legal advice rather than being required to rely on the same attorneys who advise those she holds accountable. This is especially important when investigations involve other elected officials who appoint and supervise the City Attorney.
  • Creating a budget process that ensures the Auditor’s Office is appropriately funded and insulated from political interference. The current process leaves the Auditor’s budget vulnerable to other elected officials whose bureaus are the subjects of audits and investigations. An independent budget process would respect both the City Council’s fiduciary role and the Auditor’s watchdog role.
  • Affirming the Auditor’s Office is autonomous from the Office of Management and Finance and other bureaus. The Auditor should be responsible for personnel, procurement and other decisions and well as ensuring that proper controls are in place to comply with state and federal laws. The Auditor will periodically procure or conduct internal quality control reviews of divisions in the Auditor’s Office and report results to the public.