|Rhody CPO boundary burgeons posted on 05/02/2017|
(MT) – The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC)
cast a unanimous vote to accept a staff report approving the expansion of the
Rhododendron CPO boundaries that the CPO had requested.
The approval, which came at a March 18 meeting, marked the
culmination of an effort to expand the boundaries that was initiated in 2007.
“This is a red-letter day for the Rhododendron CPO Board who
has worked tirelessly with Clackamas County to get the boundary to be more
representative of the community they serve,” Rhody CPO President Steven Graeper
said. “My congratulations extend to the entire RCPO Board and my sincerest
thanks to county staff and the BCC.”
The result of the effort expands the Rhody CPO boundaries
east to Road 39 – also known as Kiwanis Camp Road – and west to Lolo Pass Road
to include the north and south compounds of the Zigzag Ranger Station.
The new boundary will: address inclusion and greater
representation of the residents; resolve issues caused by the physical gap
between the Government Camp CPO and the Forest Service cabins; formalize the
historical perspective that Rhododendron is the center for planning and development
for the Rhododendron community and all those impacted should be included; and
consolidate all properties served by Lady Creek Water System and Rhododendron
Water Association into one boundary area.
Combining the two water systems will qualify the CPO for
low-income funding, according to Graeper.