Applicants sought for Budget Committee opening
The City is seeking applicants for an open position on the Budget Committee. The committee receives the City Manager's proposed biennial budget and budget message, which explains the proposed budget. The Budget Committee may make additions or changes to the proposed budget,
11/14/2018 1:03:04 PM
City awarded second grant for completion of energy planning project
The City of Bend has qualified for a second matching grant from Partners for Places, a national matching grant program that invests in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy and well-being of all residents. Funding will support the City continuing to work with the Bend co
11/9/2018 11:49:02 AM
City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee Opening
The committee’s purpose is to assist and advise the City in making its programs, services, activities and facilities accessible to Bend’s residents.
10/23/2018 11:18:18 AM
The goal of the SE Septic to Sewer Project is to design a sewer system and develop a financing strategy that will provide sewer service to approximately 599 homes that currently rely on septic systems for wastewater disposal.
The project study area is the neighborhood bounded by Reed Market Road to the north, 15th Street to the east, Ferguson Road to the south, and generally west of the COID irrigation canal (see Area Map above). The City may use the strategies and policies developed from this project to assist in transitioning other areas of the City from septic systems to sewer.
The City has contracted with a team of engineering, financial and public involvement experts led by the engineering / project management firm, DOWL, to develop a design for the sewer as well as the financial strategy and to lead the public involvement process.
The project focuses on two goals:
- Design a sewer system to serve the area
- Develop a financing strategy to help homeowners transition from septic to sewer.
A 12-member Citizen Advisory Committee, which met monthly over the course of the project, developed project policy and financial strategies. This group adopted recommendations to City Council on July 12, 2018. Council is considering these recommendations during fall/winter 2018.
Tentative Upcoming Council Work Session Schedule: find updated agendas at www.bendoregon.gov/councilagenda
- September 5: Overview of public listening sessions, schedule moving forward.
- September 19: Summary and implementation ideas from other cities; legality of AC recommended STEP fee.
- October 3: Rate model and cost sharing scenarios; example criteria of safety net programs.
- October 19: Elements of Citywide Program Approach, Connection Fees, Stub Outs, & other Considerations.
- November 7: TBD.
Prior City Council Listening Sessions:
- City Council Special Listening Session: Wednesday, August 15, 4:30-6:30 pm, Bend City Council Chambers
- Septic to Sewer Listening Session Part 2: Wednesday, August 29, 6:30-8:30 pm, Bend Senior Center
PROJECT UPDATES & NEWSLETTER
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE AND MATERIALS
All Citizen Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment.
|7/12/18||Recommendations: Agenda; Draft AC Framework Report; AC Report Attachments; Presentation; Adopted Recommendations; Attachments to Recommendations||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|6/14/18||Focus on Program Components; June 14 Agenda; Presentation; Meeting Minutes/ Summary||3:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|5/10/18||Program Components & Affordability Revised Agenda ; Agenda; Public Comment; Presentation; LID Presentation ; Meeting Minutes/Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|4/12/18||Part 2: Project Costs & Financing Agenda; Revised Agenda; Presentation; Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
Part 1: Preliminary Engineering & Financing
|4:00-7:30 p.m.||Riverbend Community Room, Bend Park & Recreation District Admin Offices, 799 SW Columbia Street|
|12/07/2017||Agenda, Presentation- Ingredients of Affordability Con't.; Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|11/02/2017||Agenda, Presentation- Ingredients of Affordability, Interim Policies, Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|10/05/2017||Agenda, Presentation- Draft Technical Alternatives Analysis, Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|9/07/2017||Agenda, Full Report- August 12 Focus Groups, Summary- August 12 Focus Groups, Solutions in Peer Communities - Handout, Presentation- Peer Communities & Public Outreach, Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|8/10/2017||Agenda, Minutes, Public Meetings Memo, Presentation, Sewer System Financing and Funding||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|7/13/2017||Agenda, Minutes, Tour Handout||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Tour, multiple locations|
|6/20/2017||Agenda, Minutes, Audio, Presentation, draft Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
SEPTIC REPAIR & SEWER CONNECTION INTERIM POLICY
Please call the Community Development Department for assistance: (541) 388-5580
RELATED PROJECTS & PLANS
Area A1 - Study area for this project is shown as area A-1, as described and shown above.
City of Bend Community Development Department(Information on sewer locations and permit requirements)
Deschutes County Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Information on septic system maintenance and permit requirements including decommissioning your septic system)
Craft3 Clean Water Loans- possible financial assistance