|Help with water bills available through RWA posted on 02/01/2018|
The Rhododendron Water Association (RWA) has put into place
for its water customers a Ratepayer Assistance Program (RAP).
The RAP provides any member of the association having difficulty
paying their water dues to confidentially apply for financial assistance.
Funding will come from donations of RWA customers who wish
to contribute to the program and other community donations or assistance
programs. Only funds donated for the RAP will be used.
“The RWA Board is relying on the generosity of the Hoodland
community and other RWA members to help fund the program,” RWA President Steve
Graeper wrote in a press release. “The amount of assistance available will be
solely dependent on the funds available through donation. A committee of three
RWA board members will administer the program, review applications and
determine eligibility and the amount of assistance for each applicant.”
The committee will accept applications through March 1 dues
“RWA sincerely hopes that the community will generously
respond with donations when they realize the benefit of helping out neighbors
who may find it difficult to make ends meet not only helps the recipient, but
the entire Hoodland economy as well,” Graeper wrote. “To my knowledge, this is
a first of a kind program offered for water users on the Mountain.”
Applications can be submitted through RWA by calling
503-622-5000, email at email@example.com or on the website at rhodywater.com.
Donations may be sent to RWA, PO Box 163, Rhododendron, Oregon, or call
503-622-3000 to donate by credit card.
The Rhododendron CPO is sponsoring a logo contest with a
10:30 a.m., March 17 deadline for submissions in order to be displayed that day
at the Rhododendron CPO meeting.
“We would prefer as finished (a product) as possible … All
entries will be displayed and the more finished an entry is the better chance
it has to be voted among the top three (winners),” Graeper wrote to Will Frank
of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance who is helping get the word out.
Preference for submissions will be a logo with something
tangible to display such as a poster board display or 8.5-inch x 11-inch paper
would also work, Graeper added. Presentation will help sell the work.
The logo will be used for numerous CPO displays, including
T-shirts, coffee cups, etc.
Winning prizes include: 18 holes of golf and cart from The
Resort at the Mountain; $25 gift certificate from the Skyway Bar & Grill;
cross country/snowboard/or snowshoe rental from Otto’s in Sandy; and lift
tickets for two for tubing or skiing at Skibowl. More prizes may be offered as
businesses continue to donate. The contest is open to anyone.
Submissions should be mailed to Rhododendron CPO, PO Box 33,
Rhododendron, Oregon 97049.
By Larry Berteau/MT