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Fairview Point  -  April 2021

Public Safety News

The City of Fairview, in coordination with the Multnomah County  Sheriff’s Office and the Fairview Public Safety AdvisoryShredder (PNG) Committee, will be hosting a Free Shred Event on May 22, from 10am until 2pm. You may bring up to three “banker” sized boxes per household to shred securely on site. This event will be held in front of the Fairview City Hall.  

Please mark your calendars now for this document shred event. For more information on identity theft prevention, scams, etc. please visit

Also, due to the current global pandemic, we will be following the Oregon Health Authority requirements on physical distancing and face covering requirements. Please visit for the latest information.  

Looking for Volunteers! 

The Fairview City Council is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping address current issues and look for ways to make Fairview an even better place to live and work.  Applications are being accepted for the below member positions.  

Planning Commission / 1 position: advise on matters of comprehensive planning and land use policies, administer and enforces the city's zoning         ordinance, and help ensure the city meets all state and regional land use goals. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 PM Monday, April 12, 2021. Planning Commission candidate interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Volunteer Hands (PNG)

Public Safety Advisory Committee / 1 position: advise and make recommendations on community livability concerns, police-community partnerships, and provide policy guidance on matters of public safety. Meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021

All interested persons are encouraged to apply. Complete an online application at or contact the City Recorder at 503-674-6224 or for other application options.   

It’s Almost Here!  

The week of May 10, Twelve Mile Disposal will allow up to Bee Spring Clean-Up (PNG)five, 30-gallon garbage containers or the equivalent to, on a customer’s normal pick up day. Multifamily residents can leave 1 bulky item per unit in their complex’s enclosure for pickup that week. A coupon for drop-off of up to two cubic yards of yard debris at Allwood Recyclers  will be available in the May Fairview Point, along with additional details.

PlayEast! Logo (PNG)We have added new classes for our spring term. Please visit for a full list of programs. 

Please consider supporting families in East County by making a donation. Please visit

Notice of Budget Committee Meetings 

The Fairview Budget Committee will meet Monday, May 3 at   6:00 PM to deliberate over the proposed budget for fiscal yearCalculator (JPG)2021-22. The meeting will continue to Monday, May 10 at 6:00 PM and may continue to an additional date, to be determined, as needed.  The purpose of the May 3 meeting is to receive the budget message and hear public comment.

The Fairview Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee will meet Monday, May 3 at 7:30 PM to deliberate over the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-22.  The meeting will continue to Monday, May 10 at 8:30 PM, as needed. 

These meetings may be held virtually via Zoom. Beginning April 27, the proposed budget documents may be viewed and details will be posted on the meeting format with options to submit public comment at, or you may call the City Recorder at 503-674-6224.   

Saving Water in Your Garden with Mulch 

A little preparation in the spring can help your garden thrive on less water all summer long. One of the best ways to help the soil retain moisture is to apply a layer of mulch in mid- to late spring when the frosty mornings have passed. Mulch insulates the soil, reducing evaporation so you don’t need to water as often. It also helps suppress weeds, which compete with your plants for water. Water Tap (JPG)Mulches made of natural materials will add nutrients to the soil as they break down over the season.

Wood chips or bark dust can be applied in a 3 or 4-inch layer around shrubs and young trees. Make sure to leave a few inches clear around the base of the plant to avoid trapping moisture against the trunk. A 2-inch layer of straw or shredded leaves works great in vegetable gardens. Leave grass clippings on the lawn when you mow to nourish the soil and to reduce the amount of time you need to water.

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