Prepare for Winter Weather Conditions

It's that time of year to be prepared for winter weather conditions. The City of Hood River kindly asks for public cooperation during winter storms and conditions when 3" or more snow accumulates, or freezing rain creates dangerous road conditions. Public safety and efficient city operations are top priorities.
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City thanks Work Plan survey respondents

The City of Hood River thanks all community members who participated in the City's Council Work Plan survey. The City received 83 survey responses with wide ranging input, comments and ideas. All input will be compiled and reviewed by Council as it prepares for its annual Work Plan session in December.
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Leaf Drop-off Resumes at Public Works

The City is providing leaf drop-off to city residents at the Public Works facility from November 1st - December 5th as a free fall season service. Hours for drop-off are from 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents must empty any bagged leaves. Other yard debris (including grass clippings, branches and other brush) can not be accepted. Please click the image for more info.
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Fall Leaves – Public Right-of-Way Reminders

Fall Leaf Reminders – Leaves are beginning to fall and the City reminds the community that it's the property owner's responsibility to keep adjoining sidewalks in safe condition. If there are leaves on nearby sidewalks, please remove them. Leaves should not be raked or blown onto the sidewalk, gutter or street as they can plug storm drains and cause flooding. City Public Works thanks you for your help keeping the City clean and safe.
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Rich Rice is City’s new Public Works Director

Following an extensive search process, the City of Hood River has selected Richard Rice as the City of Hood River’s new public works director. Rice has served as public works project manager for the City since March 2020. In that role, he has managed all aspects of public works projects including project design, development, and implementation, project budgeting and performance, as well as the City’s 10-year Capital Improvement Plan.
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Notices from the City on Current Projects

The Prospect Ave water-sewer line replacement project between 1st and 7th continues and is nearing completion with sidewalk and curb repairs, re-grading of the street, and final paving. Estimated completion date is November 7th. We thank the neighborhood for its patience during this significant projects.
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Heights Streetscape Plan moves to Phase 3

The City’s Urban Renewal Agency gave its direction for a recommended alternative for the Heights Streetscape Plan. The process, which has received broad community input for alternatives for 12th and 13th streets in the Heights, now proceeds to Phase 3 for refinement of the preferred alternative. Click the image for more info.
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City Approves Affordable Housing Strategy

Hood River’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the result of a year-long project, was unanimously adopted by City Council. The Affordable Housing Strategy includes eight policy tools and actions the City will use to encourage development of supported, long-term affordable housing. Guided by a team of experts, the project was also assisted by a community task force and stakeholders. Click on the image for the full story.
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Car-sharing is available in Hood River

Car-sharing is available in Hood River with five electric vehicles (EV) to rent by the minute. City vehicle bases are located at the Hood River Fire Station and the Columbia Street parking lot at 5th Street. A third vehicle is located at the Port waterfront on North 1st Street. Two vehicles are located at Columbia Cascade Housing properties in the Heights. Click the photo to read more.
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