The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for September 21, 2016 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
Sep 20 2016
Sep 09 2016
On September 26 a new Girls Circle session will be starting. This particular curriculum is designed for girls ages 10-14. More information about Girls Circle can be found on their website, http://www.onecirclefoundation.org.
What is Girls Circle?
· Girls Circle promotes resiliency and healthy relationships in pre-teen and adolescent girls and young women. Our purpose is to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for all girls. Our goal is to create safe, culturally competent environments to honor girls’ development and to enhance girls’ abilities so they are able to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and potential for healthy relationships. We have found that girls’ self-expression within a safe, caring environment encourages self-confidence, authenticity in relationships, and enhanced judgment skills.
· The Girls Circle program we will be focusing on is called “Friendship”. In this structured group we will meet every week for 8 weeks where girls will talk loving oneself, why friends are important, healthy relationships, and why being a girl is awesome.
· In the groups, the girls will have an opportunity to express themselves in a number of ways such as arts and crafts, role-playing, drama, and journaling. Also during this time (each group meets for about 1.5 hours) the girls will take turns talking and listening to one another about their concerns and interests. Girls are free to share or not share at their own pace.
· To participate, girls only need to have the desire to be a part of the group, make a commitment to attend meetings, and agree to follow the girls circle guidelines which they will create and agree upon. The Girl’s Circle does not aim to provide advice, but encourages girls to share experiences that are helpful to one another. There is no cost for your daughter to participate.
Girls Circle will meet on Mondays at City Hall from 4:30-6:00 PM, starting on September 26 and ending on November 21st, skipping October 31. Snacks will be provided at each session.
Sep 02 2016
The City Council will meet on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Please see the document below for the agenda and attachments.
Aug 26 2016
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)
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
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Sanitation, personal hygiene items
Contact lenses or glasses
|First aid kit: bandages, gauze, antibacterial creams, ice packs, burn supplies, tweezers, gloves
Multipurpose tool (that can act as a knife, file, pliers, and screwdriver)
Matches or lighter
Radio (battery-powered, solar, or hand-crank) for updates on the situation
Cell phone with chargers
Tarp, rope, duct tape
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 03 2016
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 email@example.com
Aug 03 2016
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.
Jul 28 2016
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.
Jul 27 2016
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
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.