The City’s new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Committee is meeting for the first time on Tuesday, April 19, and then again on Tuesday, April 26; both meetings are scheduled for 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East.
The new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Program was created by the City Council in July 2015 when Metro expanded the regional Solid-Waste Community Enhancement Program to include the solid-waste transfer facility in Wilsonville operated by Willamette Resources Inc, a subsidiary of solid-waste collector/disposer Republic Services Inc.
Funded by a per-ton charge on biodegradable solid-waste, monies collected under the Community Enhancement Program are used for “enhancing the host community of the facility from which the fees have been collected” and includes projects that “rehabilitate and enhance the area within the city.” Eligible projects can improve the appearance or environmental quality of the community, increase reuse and recycling opportunities or improve recreational areas and programs.
The committee will review the goals and objectives of the Community Enhancement Program and decide on what projects, if any, may be funded for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Questions about the committee’s purpose and work program may be directed to Mark Ottenad, Public/Government Affairs Director, at 503-570-1505; firstname.lastname@example.org.