City of Wilsonville General News

Posted on: August 25, 2017

City Council Annexes Roadway Land for New School, Advances Planning for Boones Ferry Park

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At the Aug. 24, 2017, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council conducted a second reading and adopted an ordinance that annexes into City limits a small portion of land acquired by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District to be used as a road right-of-way for the new Meridian Creek Middle School under construction southwest of the intersection of Wilsonville/Stafford Roads and Boeckman/Advance Roads. Once construction of the new SW 63rd Avenue road is completed, the school district plans to dedicate the road right-of-way to the City.


The City Council also approved an amendment of the contract for the City’s Park and Recreation Master Plan with consultant firm GreenPlay, LLC. Parks and Recreation staff recommended expanding the scope of the contract to include developing a master plan for Boones Ferry Park that incorporates the adjacent 5-acre, Willamette River frontage property formerly owned by the Duckworth family and acquired by the City in 2015. While increasing the overall contract cost by $44,000, staff estimated that consolidating efforts by utilizing the same firm to produce a Boones Ferry Park plan would save the City approximately $45,000 in direct costs and additional staff time.


Under Communications, members of Wilsonville Kiwanis Club presented on the results of the Kids Fun Run event and other programs funded in part with a City Parks and Recreation Community Tourism Grant Program award. Also, Esther Nelson, executive director of Safety Compass of Oregon, presented on efforts to help victims of prostitution and sex trafficking.


During work session prior to the meeting, the Council heard a report and discussed the proposed amendment of the contract for the City’s Park and Recreation Master Plan with consultant firm GreenPlay, LLC.  The Council also reviewed the Community Block Party event that occurred the week prior, they also agreed that Mayor Knapp should sign The Mayors’ Compact, an initiative to combat hate, extremism, and bigotry. The Mayors’ Compact was launched by the Anti-Defamation League and The United States Conference of Mayors.


Community members can watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.


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