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You may need to protect your water heater from thermal expansion when you install a backflow prevention device at the water meter. This may be provided by the installation of a thermal expansion tank and a temperature and pressure relief valve. For more information, call us at 503-665-9320 or contact a licensed plumber.
When people are not counted then it appears like they don’t live here. Then when we make plans for road improvements or to increase bus routes, areas with an undercount receive fewer services than they need for the actual population. Besides day-to-day services, during large natural disasters, population data from the Census Bureau is used to estimate evacuation and care needs. The data is also used to re-draw congressional boundaries, apportion seats in the federal House of Representatives, and re-distribute billions of tax dollars across the United States.
No, you do not need a social security number or a state ID. You will be asked to give your name, birth date, and relationship to the head-of-household. The census is meant to count everyone—no matter your citizenship or resident status, everyone living in Oregon counts.
That’s normal for our area and some people will have more than two families at one location. Some families will not want to share personal info with each other. Each family should select an adult to be the head-of-household and then together they should CALL THE CENSUS BUREAU OVER THE PHONE and explain that there are 2+ families that need to do the Census.
The term ‘head-of-household’ has historically meant the oldest male in the home but traditional family configurations have changed. Your house will need to select an adult to be the head-of-household.
If you live in a group setting, you will go through the GROUP ENUMERATION process. Make sure to talk with the manager at your property to ensure they have scheduled a time with the Census Bureau to be counted in group enumeration. On average, 1 in 3 group settings do not participate in Group Enumeration and the people living on-site are not counted in the census.
Many people requested translation services. Starting March 12, the Census bureau will provide live translation in 13 languages including SPANSIH, RUSSIAN, and SIMPLE CHINESE. The Cities of Fairview and Wood Village will provide telephone access to translation. Check the cities websites for more information.
The information provided to the Census BUREAU IS PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. The Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 ensures that your information and data are protected from external cybersecurity risks. Your name, address, and telephone number will never be disclosed or published. Federal Law TITLE 13 protects everyone’s information. The Census BUREAU cannot share it with HOMEFORWARD, the POLICE, or IMMIGRATION Enforcement. Any violation is punishable by 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Every person, including children, and long-term guests need to be included on your census form.
Yes, active businesses that have a business license in Fairview (or unincorporated Multnomah County served by Fairview utilities) are eligible (exclusions include apartment complexes, national corporations, and food processors).
Yes. Even if you do not have a utility account, we encourage you to apply. Assistance will be prorated based on the eligible businesses on the account.
No, home occupation businesses are not eligible; however, we encourage you to visit our Residential Relief Program page. You may apply for residential relief on behalf of your home based business.
Apartment complexes are excluded, as their tenants are already eligible for relief via the City of Fairview’s Residential Relief Program. The intent of the program is to assist those local businesses struggling the most during this pandemic. Because we anticipate national corporations and food processors have a higher likelihood of obtaining assistance elsewhere, they were excluded from Fairview’s program. Additionally, it is unlikely that even our largest available assistance of $1,000 would provide any significant relief to a business in this category.
Yes. This assistance programs ends December 18, 2020. The City Council may revisit and extend it. We encourage you to submit your application early as there are limited funds available and if the demand is high applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yes. The standard is net income. If these additional expenses resulted in your total net income being less than anticipated, you qualify for the relief.
Your loss in income needs to equal the payment you receive up to the $1000 limit. The actual relief is determined by the value of four months of utility service. If four months of utility service is $750 you must have an income loss of $750 to receive the full eligible amount.
No. It can happen any time during the period from March 16 to October 31. The key is to not submit your application for relief until your loss will allow you to receive the maximum financial assistance you are eligible for. This means you may need to delay applying until sometime in October.
Yes, as long as your residence is served by Fairview utilities.
Yes. We encourage you to apply. Any relief granted will be in the form of a check to be used to assist in paying your rent.
No, landlords are not eligible for relief. However, your tenants may apply and use the relief they receive toward their rent.
No, in order to assist the largest number of residents, the program is limited to one relief award per property (apartment complexes may receive multiple relief awards, but only one relief award per unit).
No, since your lost income has been made up via alternate programs, you are not currently eligible.
Yes. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on June 30, 2022. At that time, City Council may revisit the need for relief and may choose to extend the program, or they may choose not to extend it. We encourage you to submit your application early as there are limited funds available. Demand for this program is expected to be high and applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis. Should available funds be expended prior to June 30, 2022 and City Council decide not to increase the funds approved for the program, Round II would end on the date the approved funds have been exhausted (even if this is prior to June 30, 2022).
Contact the Court Clerk at 503-665-7929 for available options.
Parking tickets are due 10 days from the dated cited, If you have three unpaid parking tickets, your car will be towed. All fines must be paid before your vehicle will be released
A tree removal permit is required for trees that are located within natural resource areas. Contact the Planning Division at (503) 674-6206 for additional information.
A major toilet leak can waste 800 cubic feet of water a day and can cost hundreds of dollars.
Also look for leaky faucets. A fast drip from a faucet could waste around 265 gallons a day. Repair leaky faucets and toilets promptly.
If you need help determining if there is a leak, please contact a plumbing contractor.
If a leak is found and repaired, please submit a Leak Adjustment Application. You may be eligible for a credit on your account. Leak Adjustment Application
The combined minimum utility bill for an average, single family home in Fairview is $72.26 ($67.44 is for water, sewer, storm water & fire suppression and $4.82 is for the public works facility fee). City of Fairview customers who utilize only the City’s sewer and storm water services are billed on a bi-monthly basis and have an average bill of $103.78. Residential customers residing outside city limits are billed using an alternate rate. Please contact the utility billing office for information at 503-665-7929 ext. 1.
Your residential utility bill is really five bills in one- it’s for water, sewer, storm water services, fire suppression and public works facility fee.
Remember that water is a valuable resource that shouldn't be wasted. Your water is clean, safe, and convenient; but you have to pay for its treatment and the system to deliver it to you. By conserving water in your home, you also save energy needed to heat it or run appliances. Bathrooms: •Two-thirds of the water used in an average home is used in the bathroom, and a lot of it goes into the sewer. From two to seven gallons of water are used every time a toilet is flushed. Do not use the toilet to flush items that can go in a wastebasket or garbage can. Be aware of toilet leaks. •You may have been advised to take showers rather than baths to conserve water. If you take a long shower, however, you may use more water than if you took a bath. Long, hot showers not only waste water but also energy to heat the water. Consider using reduced-flow devices for showerheads. •Don’t leave the water running while you shave or brush your teeth. You are just running clean water down the drain. Kitchens: •Be sure the dishwasher is fully loaded before running it. Try not rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. •If you wash dishes by hand, do not let the water run while washing or rinsing. Don’t let the water run while cleaning vegetables or other foods. Use a large pan or dish for rinsing. •Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting it run until it’s cold. Laundry: •Be sure to have full loads, or use the automatic controls for smaller loads. •Use cold water for rinsing. Outdoors: •Don’t water on a fixed schedule, or if rain is in the forecast. Water grass or plants only if they show signs of needing it. Water during the coolest part of the day to avoid excess evaporation, and let the water sink in slowly. Water applied too fast runs off into storm sewers. •When washing the car, use a bucket of water for washing, and use the hose only for rinsing. Plumbing: •Install shutoff valves for appliances and fixtures in case a pipe blows out. Most importantly, check for a main shutoff valve that turns off water to the whole house, and make sure that it works.
Council diligently considered all options and determined it was in the best interest of the citizens to construct a new Public Works shop facility. Different methods of funding were explored and the public was given the opportunity to share their feedback.
Council approved a utility fee, which allows staff to spread the cost of the new building as evenly as possible to all utility users. Average residential and business customers will be billed $4.82 per month. Apartment complexes will be billed $4.82 per unit, adjusted by the vacancy rate as reported by the Metro Multifamily Housing Association.
The debt term is 20 years. The city expects to be able to prepay a portion of the debt after year eight due to increasing revenue from development, which should shorten the overall time frame of the debt, and subsequently, the fee charged to customers. FMC Chapter 13.13 - Public Works Facility Fee
The City of Fairview operates a fully self-sufficient drinking water supply system. Under normal operations, all of Fairview’s domestic water is extracted from deep underground aquifers by city-owned and operated wells. Additionally, Fairview has inter-ties with the Rockwood, Troutdale, and Wood Village water systems that can be opened in case of emergency.
Research studies indicate that fluoride levels of 1.0 ppm (parts per million) are optimum. Correct amounts of fluoride can be beneficial, too much fluoride can be detrimental. The highest level of fluoride that is allowed in drinking water is 4.0 ppm. Our levels average about 0.1 ppm.
Although our levels are safe, we still recommend consulting your dentist for the proper fluoride levels for you and your family.