- Nov 22
Thanks to Bend voters in 2014 who approved a fire operations levy, the Bend Fire Department has continued to improve response times at a lower cost, despite growing volume of calls. In 2014, Bend voters approved a 20-cent per $1,000 of assessed property value levy. This brought in about $2.6 million a year to the Fire Department and is spent on providing a creative staffing plan, equipment and training. With the funds, the Fire Department developed an innovative service program known as the Basic Life Support system, bringing in crews that will do only basic life support transports and care. The levy allows us to employ 24 emergency medical technicians and staff two, full time basic life support ambulances. All of this has helped the Fire Department improve response times by more than a minute on average over the last four years. Bend Fire responds to about 10,000 calls annually. Since 2013 we’ve seen about a 25 percent increase in call volume. About 82 percent of the calls are medical emergency calls. Of those, about 60 percent are advanced life support calls and about 40 percent are basic life support calls. When emergency response times drop, it improves the chances of surviving cardiac arrest. We’ve seen cardiac survival rates go from about 20 percent in 2012 to 71 percent in 2016. In December, the City Council will consider whether to ask voters to renew this levy when it expires so we can keep improving on this crucial public service. The goal is to save lives and protect property.
- Nov 22
This turkey fryer video is always a holiday favorite. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Cook safely! Follow these tips for cooking your bird safely: NEVER use your turkey fryer in doors, including garages. Use them outside, away from buildings and decks. Turkey fryers should always be used on a flat, non-combustible surface. Never use on wooden decks or next to your house. Never leave the fryer unattended. Some fryers don’t have thermostat controls and will heat until the oil ignites. Do not overfill the fryer. Excess oil can spill out and catch fire on the open flame below. Oil and water do not mix! Make sure the turkey is completely thawed and dried. Also be careful with marinades. A frozen turkey placed in hot oil may splatter and cause a violent fire. Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handle. Never allow children or pets near the turkey fryer - the oil inside the cooking pot can remain hot for hours. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. Use a multi-purpose fire extinguisher for a grease fire. Call 9-1-1 immediately if a fire occurs.
- Nov 21
Have guests coming for the holidays? Download your Clean Water Works Partner Discount Card for savings on everything from home cleaning to catering to a night on the town—all from partners who have pledged to actively help protect our river and drinking water! Learn more and get your free Partners Discount Card at: www.bendoregon.gov/cleanwaterworks
- Nov 20
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- Nov 15
Council votes to amend Council Rules. Learn more: https://t.co/Ofa8DwgQoz
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Weekly Road and Traffic Report
Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the week of June 19-24
- USAT Duathlon will start and finish at Summit High School on Clearwater Drive from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. on 6/17/17 and 5 a.m. – 12 p.m. on 6/18/17. Impacted areas:
- NW Crossing Drive from Skyliners Road to Crosby Drive will be closed
- Crosby Drive from Skyliners Drive to Discovery Park Drive will be closed
- Elwood Lane & Langley Place from Skyliners Road to Crosby Drive will be closed
- Lolo Drive from York Drive to Crossing Drive will have westbound lane closed
- Clearwater Drive between York Drive intersections will have eastbound lane closed
- Bite of Bend will take place in the downtown area on 6/23/17 – 6/25/17:
- Minnesota Avenue between Lava Road and Wall Street will be closed on Friday evening, 6/23/17
- Roads between Wall Street and Lava Road and Franklin Avenue and Greenwood Avenue will be closed from 6/24/17 – 6/25/17.
- Bite of Bend Run starts and ends at Crows Feet Commons with flaggers on Tumalo Avenue Columbia Street on 6/25/17.
For the week of:
June 19 – 24
- City of Bend 2017 Street Preservation projects. Expect lane and road closures with detours and flagging. Expect traffic delays. Info: www.bendoregon.gov/streetpreservation.
- Orion Drive from Reed Market Road to Lancelot Ave, 6/19/17 – 6/20/17, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- King David Avenue, 6/19/17 – 6/20/17, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- King Hezekiah Way, 6/19/17 – 6/20/17, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Parrell Road from Powers Road to Badger Road, 6/21/17 – 6/22/17, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Neff Road and Purcell Boulevard intersection area for utility relocation work, lane closures, daytime and nighttime, 6/19/17 – 6/23/17.
- Portland Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street for tree removal work, single lane closure with flagging, 6/19/17, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Portland Avenue at intersection of Juniper Street for tree removal work, single lane closure with flagging, 6/20/17, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Reed Market Road between Paiute Way and 9th Street for pavement striping, westbound lane closed with detour and eastbound single lane closure, 6/21/17 – 6/22/17, 9:30 p.m. – 5 a.m.
27th Street Sewer Line traffic updates:
- 27th Street is closed to northbound through traffic between Reed Market and Bear Creek roads, 24 hours a day, for about five months. (However, northbound traffic is open between Chilliwack and Bear Creek for local traffic.) Final paving expected late spring of 2018. Detour: Northbound 27th Street traffic is directed West on Reed Market Road to 15th Street, then North on 15th Street to Hwy 20 and East on Hwy 20 back to 27th Street. 27th Street Sewer Line Project information: www.bendoregon.gov/SEI
- The Medical Center Drive and 27th Street intersection signal is turned off. Left turns are not available and East-West traffic on across 27th Street is closed. Follow detour signs.
- Clairaway Ave will be closed at the intersection with 27th Street for approximately 3 weeks beginning Monday, June 19th. Access to this neighborhood remains open via Clairaway Ave to the west to Pettigrew Road and via Daly Estates Road and Caleb Place to 27th Street.
- **Third Street/Highway 20 between Division Street and OB Riley Road, single lane closure for northbound traffic. Lane closure to continue for 4-6 weeks. Expect delays especially during peak travel times. Third Street/Highway 20 between Division Street and OB Riley Road, single lane closure for northbound traffic. Lane closure to continue for 4-6 weeks. Expect delays especially during peak travel times. **Accesses to the Bend River Promenade parking lot via Butler Market Road and Bend River Mall Drive remain open during the lane closure. Please use Bend River Mall Drive to exit the parking lot. Project completion expected December 2017. Info: www.bendoregon.gov/northsewer
- OB Riley Road, south of Mervin Samples Road, southbound lane will continue to be closed this week for sewer improvements. One-way northbound OB Riley Road traffic will be maintained. Southbound traffic on OB Riley should use alternate routes at Empire Avenue. Project completion expected December 2017. Info: www.bendoregon.gov/northsewer
- Butler Market Road, west of 4th Street, ongoing bike lane and sidewalk closures on the south side of the road. A pedestrian detour is in place and bikes should expect to share the travel lane with cars. Project completion expected December 2017. Info: www.bendoregon.gov/northsewer
- South Third Street between Wilson Avenue and Reed Lane, single lane closures for southbound traffic only for the Third Street Sidewalk Improvement Project, 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completion is anticipated in August, 2017.
- South Third Street between Wilson Avenue and Powers Road, on a limited basis, single lane closures and flagging at signalized intersections for the Third Street Sidewalk Improvement Project, 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. Completion anticipated in August, 2017. www.bendoregon.gov/thirdstreetsidewalks
- NW Riverside Boulevard, full road closure from NW Tumalo Avenue to NW Congress Street, closed weekdays for a waterline replacement project. Anticipated completion is end of June. This section of NW Riverside will be open to local traffic only with detours clearly marked for thru traffic. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use NW Riverside Boulevard north of Tumalo Avenue, Bond Street and Wall Street. For project and detour information: http://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/city-infrastructure-projects/broadway-and-riverside-waterline-replacement
Work schedules are dependent on weather conditions and other factors.
Visit www.bendoregon.gov/streets for information about the 2017 Street Preservation and Maintenance Program.
Visit www.bendoregon.gov/bendprojects for an interactive map and information about City of Bend infrastructure projects.
Contact: Kyle Thomas, Construction Manager, 541-323-8519, firstname.lastname@example.org