The North Unit Irrigation District (NUID) canal trail will be closed between NE Purcell Boulevard and Deschutes Market Road beginning Friday, October 18 until July 1, 2020.
The 10-month closure is needed to widen the Purcell Boulevard canal bridge and construct a new bridge for the Empire Boulevard extension. The new section of Empire will connect the existing road from Purcell to the intersection of NE Butler Market Road and 27th Street.
According to the Automobile Recycling Association each year over 14 million vehicles reach the end of their usable lives in the United States, and it is estimated that 80 percent of these end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) material from ELVs can be recycled, reused, and become something new. SO, why are we throwing these rigs into the Earth instead of putting them back into the market at a lower cost, using fewer resources than initially?
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Bend Parks and Recreation will host an open house to discuss the features of a new park they plan for our area.
This new 2.7 acre neighborhood park, north of Cooley Road, in the Northpointe subdivision will provide recreation to residents in a growing area that has been under-served to date. Neighborhood parks offer amenities such as picnic shelters, open lawn play areas, children’s play areas, paths and natural areas.
The goal for the first round of public outreach, beginning fall 2019, is to understand the desired experiences the community would like to have in the park. This feedback will be used to generate a master plan. Give us your comments by taking this survey bendparksandrec.org/
Interested in working for the Forest Service next summer?! Apply now, on USAJOBS.GOV! The application window is open through Monday, September 30th, so submit your application today! There are positions open on both the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest.
Construction on a new pedestrian crossing of the North Unit Canal at Purcell Blvd. will begin this October. No pedestrian or bicycle traffic will be allowed on the bridge during construction, according to Linda Swearingen of the project. The construction is expected to be completed by May 2020.
For more information: Linda Swearingen 541-350-6012 or IIIswear@aol.com
Bend Parks and Recreation is planning a 2 acre park in the North Pointe neighborhood. The estimated construction schedule is:
Leaving a house full of memories can be an emotional process. When it comes time to downsize, letting go of a large home and moving on to something smaller is easier said than done. But there are steps you can take to make the transition to your new home easier and more efficient.
Where to move is a big decision no matter your age. When it comes to your golden years, there is a need for more attention to detail. Important information about the interior of a home and the community and concern for your finances are key factors for consideration. For example, you may decide that you need a more accessible bathroom, but depending on how much work is needed, you’ll have to factor the costs into your budget (the average cost of a bathroom remodel is $8,000-$10,000).
Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, internet searches are the best way to get a head start in the hunt for a new home. This way, you’ll be able to gauge the affordability of a desired neighborhood. For example, if you’re looking to move to Bend, you’ll find in your search that the average sale price of homes in that area has been $475,000 over the last month. Selling your current home can certainly help with expenses; however, a long distance move requires serious thought.
Oregon Department of Transportation officials will be at the Wednesday, September 11 membership meeting of BANA to explain the plan for extending HWY 97 parkway and improving traffic in northeast Bend. Omar Ahmed, Resident Engineer and Robert Townsend of ODOT will project design and timeline.
The meeting is held at the Elks Lodge, 63210 Boyd Acres Road at 6 p.m. All Boyd Acres Neighborhood residents and businesses are welcome to attend.