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The Bend City Council agreed to allow "sharing" of some Public Works equipment, staff and services with Deschutes County and other jurisdictions.

 

Public Works Director Paul Rheault says they have been doing some sharing over this year and it's been very successful; he gives an example of what was done in cooperation with the county. "They've been very helpful, easy to work with. We’ve done staff training on major pieces of equipment. We actually have a striper that we used to stripe the roads. It gets very limited use; it's just a certain time of year, it sits a lot, so we're looking at maybe taking that vehicle on the road for a fee, and maybe painting some stripes, doing some striping for other communities."

 

Rheault says there are a lot of maintenance projects where the city and county could share equipment and staff, as well as nearby jurisdictions.

 

The sharing that was done this year was on a "courtesy" basis; but all  jurisdictions agree that a fee schedule needs to be developed for the future.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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.

 
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