Aug 26 2016

September is National Preparedness Month

Attention Residents! September is National Preparedness Month!

Although it may be scary to think about, a large scale emergency is something that every household in Adair Village should prepare for. The City is working to create an Emergency Operations Plan, which helps guide the City’s response to any type of emergency, whether it be a large scale earthquake, a wildfire threatening the community, or an act of violence.

As the City works to prepare, we encourage the community to ready themselves and their families as well. Here are several recommendations for how you can work to prepare for an emergency:

Get a Kit: every household should work to create a kit of supplies that they will need to have during any emergency event. As the City works to establish shelter locations, and may provide other human services, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough supplies for everyone in the aftermath of a disaster. See the checklist below for Red Cross recommended supplies to include in your preparedness kit.

Make a Plan: talking about disasters with your family is very important. Any type of disaster can strike at any time, so it is important to discuss the different scenarios and circumstances that you may face, and what you will do. The following questions can help you and your household get the conversation started:

  • What types of emergencies are we most likely to experience? What might these emergencies entail for our household specifically?
  • How can we best contact one another if separated during an emergency event?
  • Where are different meeting spots that we can meet in case we are separated without contact? (define several, based on different emergencies!)
  • What are the best exit routes from our home in case of fire or another need to evacuate?
  • Where are the safest locations in our home to seek shelter in case we cannot or should not leave?
  • Are there any small children, elderly, disabled persons, or pets in our household that will require special help during an emergency event?

 

Be Informed: The City encourages all Adair Village residents to read over the Emergency Operations Plan, to learn about how the city organization, along with others, will respond to an emergency event in the City. Once approved, the plan will be posted on the City’s website. Any questions or comments from community members are welcome.

Being informed about which types of emergencies pose the biggest threat to Adair Village, planning how your family will respond to these emergencies to stay safe, and creating a kit of emergency supplies will not only help you and your family, but the entire community as well. Talking about emergency preparedness with friends and neighbors can help ensure that everyone is as ready as possible for when an emergency event happens in our community!

For more information about emergency preparedness, you are encouraged to visit the following websites:

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready

FEMA: https://www.ready.gov/ (disaster specific preparedness information)

CDC: https://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/

Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist:

Check if in kit Supplies:
Water – one gallon per person, per day: 3-day supply per person!

Food – items that are easy to make and won’t spoil: 3-day supply per person!

Manual can opener, utensils

All critical medications: 7-day supply at a minimum!

Medical supplies like syringes, a walking cane, or hearing aids with extra batteries

Soap

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Sanitation, personal hygiene items

Contact lenses or glasses

Towels

First aid kit: bandages, gauze, antibacterial creams, ice packs, burn supplies, tweezers, gloves

Emergency blanket

Multipurpose tool (that can act as a knife, file, pliers, and screwdriver)

Whistle

Matches or lighter

Flashlight

Radio (battery-powered, solar, or hand-crank) for updates on the situation

Cell phone with chargers

Extra batteries

Tarp, rope, duct tape

Extra cash

Maps of the area

Family/Emergency Contact Information

Extra set of car keys and house keys

Copies of important documents: insurance, immunization, and important medical documents

Baby supplies: bottles, formula, baby food, wipes/diapers: 3-day supply recommended

Comfort items for children: toys, blanket, other

3-day supply of food and water for each pet: A cat or a dog will generally need 1 gallon for three days.

Leash, harness, and/or carrier to transport pets safely

*For a more detailed list, visit the Red Cross or CDC websites. These sites also have stores to purchase certain supplies or entire kits.

Aug 04 2016

Utility Worker I Position Available

The City of Adair Village currently has an opening for a Utility Worker I.  Please see below for job description and application.

 

Job Description:  160610 Utility Worker I

Application:  Application-City_of_Adair_Village

Aug 03 2016

Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Water Tanks

There will be a ground breaking ceremony for the City’s water tanks on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  If you are interested in attending, please contact City Hall to RSVP and to find out details for this event.  Phone (541) 745-5507 or email kathy.edmaiston@adairvillage.org

Aug 03 2016

Planning Commission Meeting – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 10,  2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Please see the document below for the agenda and attachment.

PC Packet 160810

Jul 28 2016

City Council Meeting – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Please see the document below for the agenda and attachments.

Council Packet 160802

Jul 27 2016

Benton County Cultural Coalition Grant Available

The Benton County Cultural Coalition has new grant money from the Oregon Cultural Trust available for art, culture and heritage projects in Benton County. Interested organizations may submit a Letter of Intent online at http://www.bentonculture.org beginning August 1 through September 10. Any registered 501(c) (3) organization or partner group may apply.

Priorities will be given to: art projects and programs that offer innovation, variety and scope for Benton County’s diverse population; cultural/educational projects that enhance citizen understanding, growth and participation; and heritage programs that foster preservation and beautification.

For more information about the grant process or to inquire about board volunteer opportunities, please write to: BentonCoalition@gmail.com

 

Jul 20 2016

Planning Commission Meeting – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Please see the document below for the agenda and attachments.

 

Planning Commission Packet 160720

Jul 20 2016

City Council Elections 2016

The City Councilor positions occupied by Councilors Canfield and Real are up for election this year.  The Mayoral position is also open as it comes up for election every two years. Adair Village City Charter requires that all nominating petitions be filed as one instrument (all signature pages delivered at the same time) between August 1st and the third Friday of August, which is August 20th this year.  25 valid signatures are required and Nominating Petitions must have the City Administrator’s signature before you can circulate them; each nominating petition has room for 10 signatures.

 

Benton County requires 15 days to certify the signatures, so to be totally safe, your nominating petitions should come to the City Recorder by August 4th, which would allow the County the complete time needed to certify signatures and for you to find out if you have less than 25 certified signatures.  Of course, if you have more than 25 signatures, there is less chance that you will run into any certification problems.

 

You must fill out SEL 120—Filing of Candidacy for Nonpartisan Nomination and bring that to the City Recorder.  Anyone may come in to City Hall and the City Administrator can help you fill in Form SEL 120.

 

The Benton County website has the form to fill in online or to print and fill in by hand at http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL101.pdf

 

Signature Sheets Link  http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL121.pdf

 

Please call City Hall if you have any questions, (541) 745-5507,

 

 

Jul 01 2016

City Council Meeting – Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Please see the document below for the agenda and attachments.

Council Packet 160705

Jun 13 2016

Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2016 has been canceled.

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