BANA Board Continues to Work for You
While we are staying at home working to stop the Covid 19 virus, the Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association board continues to work for all the residents and businesses of our neighborhood. They are gathering information for the website, providing input to the City Council and keeping an eye on development projects.
Some quick updates:
- Work on the North Interceptor sewer line traversing Juniper Ridge will being Monday, June 1.
- The City has a new app for paying your utility bill on line. The City of Bend launched the Invoice Cloud online payment system for utility bills. This system is an expedited replacement of the Click2Gov system that may have been the target of a potential data security incident in late 2019.
- BANA’s annual meeting, usually scheduled in June, has been temporarily set for August 11 if circumstances permit in person gatherings at that time.
- Seats on the BANA board are open to new officers. Bylaws permit up to 7 members. Serving for a year on the board is an easy way to get to know the neighborhood and the issues that make or break our great area. Check out the bylaws on the boydacresneighborhood.com website. Applications are available on line also.
We welcome new ideas and youthful perspectives.
Juniper Ridge Sewer Line Work Begins
Construction of Phase II of the North Interceptor Sewer Line Project will begin June 1 in the city’s Juniper Ridge property. Homeowners may sign up to project updates at www.bendoregon.gov/north-interceptor.
Initial construction includes mobilizing equipment, clearing and removing vegetation and preparatory excavation in the southeast corner of the property.
The Juniper Ridge Construction Zone will be closed to all unauthorized access on June 22nd. Drilling and blasting are to begin on June 22, followed by pipe laying and surface restoration.
Work hours will be Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the possibility of extended hours and days depending upon work requirements.
Blasting notices for affected properties will be distributed not later than 48 hours prior to blasting. Structures within 300 feet of blasting will be inspected before and after blasting. More information is available upon request.
Fireworks Are Illegal In Oregon
We all may feel like celebrating the reopening of Bend with a lot of noise, but blasting off some fireworks could cost a lot of money.
Oregon law states:
“Oregon law forbids possession, use or sale of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than 6 feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air. Bottle rockets, Roman candles and firecrackers are NOT legal in Oregon.
The same is true for Deschutes County and the City of Bend.
Offenders may be fined up to $1000 per violation including possession of illegal fireworks and endangering life and property.
The potential for fireworks starting brush fires is serious given that our county and state are in a severe drought. Even though we have had spring rains the fire danger is high. Fire in Western states has become a problem with some homeowner insurance carriers raising rates or refusing to offer policies.
BANA will be providing yard signs with the Fireworks Rules later this month. Check our website for date and location.