Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) reminders
Fat, oils, and grease (FOG) should never be disposed of down drains, in sinks or toilets. These substances can clog pipes, cause backups and damage sanitary sewer systems – all risks to human health and the environment. And FOG creates unnecessary wear on private and public sewer pipes.
Food service establishments are one of the largest producers of FOG and must carefully dispose of these materials to ensure a safe and functioning sewer system. However, households can also contribute to the problem if they improperly dispose of large amounts of FOG.
Please dispose of fats, oil and grease properly:
- Scrape food waste into your garbage can or compost.
- Wipe pots and dishes to remove grease before cleaning.
- Put your FOG in a disposable container, freeze it or let it solidify naturally, then place it in the trash.
Eugene Street Water and Wastewater Replacement
Infrastructure improvements are continuing, and the City is in the process of upgrading aging sewer and water lines.
The next locations and projects that the City will be working on are:
- Water and sewer replacement on Eugene Street from 9th to 12th
- Sewer replacement on 10th Steet between Sherman and Eugene
- Water replacement on 11th Street between Sherman and Eugene
- New water services on 17th Street between Sherman and May
These locations and improvements are bundled together under the “Eugene Street Water and Wastewater Replacement Project”. The next phase of the project is scheduled to go out to bid sometime in February or early March, with construction expected to begin in the spring. There will also be road reconstruction that will include asphalt and new ADA ramps between 9th to 12th.
New Medic Unit Acquired
Hood River Fire & EMS recently welcomed a new Medic Unit to its fleet. Simply named Medic-3, this new ambulance will be the first unit out to respond to medical emergencies of a three-unit medic fleet. After 12 years and 180,000 miles of emergency medical transportations, it’s time to retire the oldest ambulance.
Medic-3 is equipped with new antibacterial and antimicrobial UV light technology and an autoloading system that provides greater stability and support for patients, as well as reduced risk of injury for firefighters.
Westside Urban Renewal District Explored
The City is in the process of completing a financial feasibility study for a potential Westside Urban Renewal District. The purpose of the district is to provide financing to help with the implementation of three recently approved plans: The Transportation System Plan amended in April 2021, the Multi-Jurisdictional Park Plan completed in 2020 and the Hood River Affordable Housing Strategy, created in May 2022.
A webpage will be created at cityofhoodriver.gov to provide information and opportunities for public input. Significant public input has already been received on the three plans. To learn more about the City of Hood River’s current urban renewal districts and stay updated, go to: cityofhoodriver.gov/urban-renewal.
An urban renewal district is funded from taxing districts (except education districts) foregoing property tax growth for a specific amount of time. These funds then create a revenue stream to pay for projects in the district, such as improving public infrastructure. When an urban renewal district retires, its property tax growth is returned to the general rolls. Urban renewal is not a new tax and does not increase property taxes.
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