Survey Results Coming In
The online survey BANA sent out last month returned a fair degree of confidence in BANAís board of directors and a desire to be involved. Fifty six percent of respondents rated BANA Very Effective. Another 30 % rated the board Somewhat Effective.
Land Use Development was rated the highest concern but all issues received some recognition by respondents.
The survey is still available via the website. If you havenít answered the 10 questions, please take the time to do so. The Board wants to know your thoughts.
Saturday BUS Service Returns May 1!
Starting May 1, CET returns to Saturday service for Bend Fixed Routes and regional Community Connectors! Bend Dial-A-Ride will operate on Saturdays and Sundays. Join CET and Commute Options staff for outdoor, social-distance tabling events on Saturday, May 1 at Hawthorne Station (12-2 pm) and the Redmond Hub (2-4 pm). You can drop by for free hand sanitizer, face masks, LED safety lights, and grab schedule and rider safety information!
CET Bend Fixed Routes, Community Connector, and Dial-A-Ride services are currently fareless to limit interactions between drivers and passengers. Hawthorne Station is currently open for restroom use only due to renovations.
CET implements Oregon Health Authority guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, such as disinfecting high-touch surfaces on a regular basis, requiring face coverings, enforcing maximum occupancy limits on buses, and sectioning off seats in vehicles to maintain adequate social distancing.
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Jobs at the Forest Service
Discover Your Forest, the partner agency with the Deschutes National forest
is recruiting for a variety of jobs.
Visitor Host at Newberry National Volcanic Monument at Lava Lands
Discover Your Forest is searching for someone to join us this year as a Visitor Host for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument at Lava Lands. The Lava Lands Visitor Host will assist the Deschutes National Forest in providing an exciting and enjoyable experience for visitors to Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This position is for Lava River Cave and Lava Lands Visitors Center. The work schedule for this position runs from May 10th Ė September 30th 2021, and offers 21-40 hours per week and pays $12.75 per hour. Please note that hours may vary, and applicants must be available to work weekends.
To Apply: Email a copy of your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. We are asking that you please do not call or contact any Forest Service, Newberry National Volcanic Monument or Discover Your Northwest personnel regarding this position as they are not equipped to answer questions regarding this position.
Deschutes Trails Coalition Coordinator
This position supports the Deschutes Trails Coalition (DTC). Working with staff from Discover Your Forest (DYF), this position is responsible for coordination, information gathering and management, and logistical support, including but not limited to meeting management and some facilitation. Work Schedule is 25-30 hours per week and compensation is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Email a copy of your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th 2021.
Permit Issued for New Industrial Building on Lower Meadow Drive
Stephen Perrault proposed to construct a new11.839 sq. foot light industrial building on .78 acre lot in the IL zone. Located at 63035 Lower Meadow Dr.
The project number is PLSPR20210157
Spring Irrigation Tips
Warmer temperatures in Bend mean higher water use across the City. As water customers activate their irrigation systems, the City sees an increase in water demand. During the summer months, 60% of the water the City produces goes to landscape irrigation. That means as you are working on your outdoor spring projects itís important to be aware of just how much water you are using. Here are tips and resources to manage your seasonal water use.
o Log into the Cityís customer water portal at bendoregon.gov/watersmartinfo to see your water use, set usage alerts, and get water saving suggestions. Knowing how much water you use is the first step to saving water and money.
o Visit WaterWisetips.org for a free toolkit and guides on sprinkler system start-ups, evaluation, repair and scheduling to help get your system in shape for the season.
Did you miss FireReadyBend? Century West has uploaded the information sessions to their YouTube Channel so you can view them at your leisure. This collaborative program featured the OSU Extension Service, Bend Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry, United States Forest Service and Deschutes County to provide important information on wildfire prevention: