October 2012

October 1, 2012 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Our Suburban Forest

Are you missing a boulevard tree? It must be replaced. A letter will be arriving soon letting you know what type of tree the city of West Linn has approved for your street. Fall is the ideal time to plant so don’t “leave” it till the last minute. Questions? Contact Stacy.

It Takes a Village

It’s nighttime…. Do you know where your kids are? There have been numerous reports of ding-dong ditches, backyard break-ins and other shenanigans that are possibly youth related. Start a discussion with your children about the importance of community and respecting your neighbors.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Update

West Linn has had another successful year helping our aging citizens maintain their landscaping needs. Hundreds of residents arrived at City Hall on September 15th to volunteer for this worthy cause. A handful of your neighbors were there wielding shovels, rakes and hand pruners. Want to get involved next year? Watch for a reminder next summer and let’s get a Barrington Heights group organized. This would be a wonderful experience for our kids.

A Bright Idea

Thanks to Surja, our Neighborhood Maintenance “Guru”, many broken or malfunctioning street lights have been repaired. If you notice a light that needs service, please call Surja. His contact information was published in the August newsletter. You may also send a message to Stacy and she will forward the request.

Bridging Communities

The Historic Arch Bridge is finally reopening. Hooray!!! The bridge opening event starts Sunday, October 14th @ 2:00 pm at the Oregon City end. The mayors of West Linn and Oregon City will be there along with other dignitaries. For complete details about the weekend long festival, please visit