Villages at Mt. Hood
a Clackamas County Complete Communities Village
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 work with and through the CPOs.

Should properties be identified as being in the best interest of the community to retain in county ownership, then the activity would identify resources and funding for the care of the property.

III. Name of organization: Mt. Hood Corridor CPO, Rhododendron CPO _____

1. Is the organization: incorporated? __XX__community group? ______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: applying for grants
Resources: county properties
Standing: working with county departments on land disposition

V. Summarize Activities and accomplishments to date.

1. discussions with County Parks on the disposition of the Cedar Ridge property and the Salmon River Road property
2. discussions with County Parks on the slide area along Salmon River Road.
3. start of an inventory of river flood plan lands owned by the county

VI. How has the Activity been funded to date?

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

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