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Bend Parks and Rec officials and the Mirror Pond Steering Committee are looking for public input about problems with Mirror Pond.

 

Parks Board Member Dallas Brown says they are considering  several options; including dredging, but that is only a short term solution.  "People have to realize that the mirror pond issue is going to be a long term problem. And that anything that we do, right now is only going to be a short term address for the issue, which is the silt that is going to continue to build and build and build as long as the dam's there. It’s going to cost us money every 15-20 years to dredge that or find a solution to the build up. So to have a stable tax supported district that could continually manage the funds to dredge and take care of Mirror Pond is an option."

 

Brown says he's not in favor of just letting the silt build up and the pond area becoming a mudflat, but they first want to hear from the public.

 

Brown says they estimate the cost of dredging is between $2-million and $5- million; and it must be done about every 15 to 20 years, so having stable funding to maintain Mirror Pond makes sense.

 

But the committee and Board will first work on finding the right person or company to conduct the feasibility study, taking the public's comments into consideration.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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