Villages at Mt. Hood
Clackamas County Complete Communities Village
Application
to become a
Supported Activity

I. Activity Title: __Community Input on County Lands for Recreation ____
II. Community Need/Rationale:

Clackamas County owns or has acquired through tax foreclosure numerous small and large parcels of land within the Villages at Mt. Hood. These parcels need to be evaluated by the community for the most logical utilization that is consistent with County requirements. It is understood, that, generally, the County will need to dispose of non-timber lands, return them to the tax base, and provide additional funds for the county.

Specifically, some of the properties either provide access to waterways or are actually within the flood plain and/or stream bed of some of our wild and scenic rivers. The community needs to work with the County on disposition of these lands to enhance the community recreation opportunities. We want to insure marginally or undevelopable property is not sold in ways that cause potential future problems.

This activity would be driven by the CPOs and would empower the Villages BOD to be able to comment to the commissioners, per the constraints of Bylaws Article III, section 6 "Constraint of Action. Such recommendations would be forwarded to the County and likely to the Parks Advisory Board before consideration by the BCC.

Should properties be identified as being in the best interest of the community to retain in county ownership, then the CPOs and the Villages at Mt. Hood BOD would identify resources and funding for the care of the property and especially picking up the trash, managing transients, disturbance, partying, etc.

III. Name of organization: Mt. Hood Corridor CPO, Rhododendron CPO _____
Web ite:_www.VillagesMtHood.org/cpo/MtHoodCorridorCPO.htm_
                ,www.VillagesMtHood.us/cpo/RhododendronCPO.htm_

1. Is the organization: incorporated? ____community group? __XX____informal group?____
2. Leader/coordinator name: __Don Mench, Steve Graeper________________________
3. Leadership group members names:
         Mt. Hood Corridor CPO, Rhododendron CPO

IV. What is needed from Clackamas County (agency, resources, standing)?

Agency:
Resources: county properties
Standing: working with county departments on land disposition

V. Summarize Activities and accomplishments to date.

  1. ad-hoc invasive weed removal and naturescaping/plantings
  2. ad-hoc litter patrol

VI. How has the Activity been funded to date?
      Volunteers and ad-hoc work

How will being "supported" change that
       Standing to work with the county departments

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Susan Corwin
4/17/2007