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Genealogy

…printable family history forms. www.familysearch.org Part of the largest genealogy databases created by the LDS Church. www.findagrave.com Large database of gravesite info, pictures of people and gravestones. www.archives.gov National Archives and Record Administration is digitizing historic American newspapers. www.publications.newberry.org Look for “Atlas of historic county boundaries project”, select a state…

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Teacher Toolbox

…monthly Educator Newsletter, crafted by the Youth Librarians at Happy Valley Library. Online Catalog Access downloadable books, online resources, booklists, and more. Language Collections We have books for all reading levels in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Click each language name here to go to a list in our…

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Library Cards

…receipt or check your account online for due dates. Your card number and PIN also gives you access to e-books and e-audiobooks, free passes to local attractions, and other online resources. For help with placing holds, renewing items, and more, visit the LINCC FAQ Page or call 503-783-3455. Want instant…

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Online Resources

Fees and Processing Time

…card service. *Execution Fees and Passport Fees are two separate payments. Passport%20Travel%20Documents,Execution%20Fee%20(payable%20to%20%22City%20of%20Happy%20Valley%22)%20-%20check%2C%20cash%20or%20card,[bg#ffffff]Passport%20Fee%20(payable%20to%20%22US%20Dept%20of%20State%22)%20-%20check%20or%20money%20order%20ONLY|[]U.S.%20Passport%20Book,,|[i]%20Under%20Age%2016,%2435.00,%2480.00|[i]Age%2016%20%26%20Over,%2435.00,%24110.00|,,|[]U.S.%20Passport%20Card,,|[i]%20Under%20Age%2016,%2435.00,%2415.00|[i]Age%2016%20%26%20Over,%2435.00,%2430.00|,,|[]U.S.%20Passport%20Book%20%26%20Card,,|[i]%20Under%20Age%2016,%2435.00,%2495.00|[i]Age%2016%20%26%20Over,%2435.00,%24140.00 U.S. Department of State Processing Time Routine processing for passports is 6-8 weeks. Expedited processing for passports is 3 weeks. Add $60.00 per application, in addition to your application fee to the U.S. Department of State. Overnight Delivery…

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City Limits Explained

…also not a resident within Happy Valley city limits. If your tax statement is not handy, you can always check it out online at www.clackamas.us/at/statement.html for more details. Why does this matter? Unincorporated areas of Clackamas County are only bound by the laws of Clackamas County. In addition, they are…

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Street of Dreams

July 26, 2021

…to the NW Natural Street of Dreams tickets when you purchase online. Click here to purchase online tickets to the 2021 NW Natural Street of Dreams. Select the quantity you’d like to purchase and click BUY NOW. When you are in the checkout cart, click APPLY PROMO CODE and enter…

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Payment Options

Payment Options For your convenience, your court fees can be paid in person at City Hall, by mail or online. The following payment options are accepted: Cash Check or Money Order Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Online Payments For traffic or municipal code citations, use the number shown on your Oregon…

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PV/NC Community Involvement

…will be in-person and online workshops and events to share your views. Feel free to reach out to Michael Walter, the city’s Economic & Community Development Director, at any time via the contact information below. We look forward to hearing from you! Project and Public Engagement Schedule Project milestones and…

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Cyber Safety Internet Resources

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Favorite Books of 2020

…In this moving timely début, Efren, just twelve, must become an adult overnight when his mother is deported. Class Act by Jerry Craft Jordan returns to the elite Riverdale Academy Day School for eighth grade in this insightful and often hilarious follow-up to New Kid. When You Trap a Tiger…

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Community Partnership Program Tourism Grants

…in local communities. The CPP grants are made available by Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory (OMHT). Funding for this grant program comes from the County’s 6% transient lodging tax. Qualifying projects are those that demonstrate the ability to: generate overnight stays in lodging facilities bring out of area visitors into a…

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Dumpster Day 2021

…fold the American flag Step-by-step instructional list: https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flagfold.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/PcOWc5EJbVo Too much stuff? Dumpster Day returns to help get you back on track Mark your calendars and start sorting your stuff because Dumpster Day returns to Happy Valley Park on Saturday, June 12 from 8am-noon. This event is the perfect…

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Winter Weather Safety

…removal and plow routes can be found at www.happyvalleyor.gov/inclementweather. What is the best way to stay notified? The City’s Facebook page and website are great resources for staying updated with current information regarding bad weather and local road closures. If you haven’t signed up to receive City alerts yet, please…

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Printing at the Library

…Print Release station in the library to release your print job. Printing costs (cash only): Black/white: $0.10/page Color: $0.50/page LINCC library cardholders get a $0.50 daily credit Three ways to send print jobs to the library: Fill out the online form at http://www.lincc.org/hvprint Email from any device directly to the…

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PN/NC Comp Plan TAC & CAC Meeting Schedule

PN/NC Comp Plan TAC & CAC Meeting Schedule Schedule for next steps Location – Happy Valley City Hall (Dates tentative and subject to change) Mtg.%20%23,Meeting%20Date,Meeting%20Date|12,[b]July%2022%2C%202021%20(6-8%20PM),Reconvene%20the%20Community%20Advisory%20Committee%20(CAC)|,[b]August%2024%2C%202021%20(6-8%20PM),Final%20Community%20Advisory%20Committee%20Meeting%20(CAC)|,[b]September%202021,Open%20House*%20(in-person%20and%20online)|,[b]October%202021%20(6-8%20PM),Planning%20Commission%20Work%20Session*|,[b]November%202021%20(6-8%20PM),Planning%20Commission%20Hearing%201*|,[b]December%202021%20(6-8%20PM),Planning%20Commission%20Hearing%202*|,[b]January%202022%20(7-8%20PM),City%20Council%20Hearing%201*|,[b]February%202022%20(7-8%20PM),City%20Council%20Hearing%202* *These dates are not confirmed and susceptible to change Committee Meetings Mtg.%20%23,Meeting%20Date,Meeting%20Date|1,October%2011%2C%202018,Project%20Overview%2C%20Draft%20Committee%20Charters%2C%20Vision%20and%20Planning%20Principles|2,November%2015%2C%202018,Existing%20Conditions%20(Part%201)%2C%20Finalize%20Vision%20and%20Planning%20Principles|3,December%2013%2C%202018,Existing%20Conditions%20and%20Needs%20Assessments%20(Part%202)%2C%20Plan%20Concepts%20(Part%201)|4,January%2024%2C%202019,Plan%20Concepts%20(Part%202)%20and%20Policy%20Ideas|5%20(new),March%207%2C%202019,Plan%20Concepts%20(Part%203)%20and%20Policy%20Ideas%2C%20Meeting%20Plan%20for%20Community%20Workshops|,April%2018%2C%202019,Community%20Workshop%3A%20Pleasant%20Valley|,April%2025%2C%202019,Community%20Workshop%3A%20North%20Carver|6,June%2020%2C%202019,Review%20Feedback%20on%20Preliminary%20Plan%20Concepts%20and%20Policy%20Ideas%20from%20Community%20Workshops%20and%20Online%20Outreach%2C%20Provide%20Direction%20for%20Refined%20Plan%20Concepts%20and%20Policy%20Ideas|7,September%2019%2C%202019,Refine%20Plan%20Maps%2C%20Reports%20from%20School%20Districts%2C%20Damascus%20Boulevard%20Background%20Information|8,October%2017%2C%202019,Review%20Results%20of%20Parks%20Analysis%20and%20Transportation%20Modeling|9,December%205%2C%202019,Draft%20land%20Use%20Map%2C%20Summary%20of%20%20TSP%20Amendments%2C%20Utility%20Master%20Plan%20Updates%2C%20and%20Comprehensive%20Plan%20Policies|10,January%2023%2C%202020,Infrastructure%20Planning%20Plan%2C%20Plan%20Updates%2C%20Plan%20Documentation|11,%3Cstrong%3EFebruary%2C%2027%2C%202020%3C%2Fstrong%3E,PV%2FNC%20Summary%20Report%2C%20Draft%20Supporting%20Documents TAC Committee 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Chief Obie Lodge Room, HV…

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City Recorder

…convenience for many Happy Valley residents. Overview The City Recorder is the steward for the City’s most important documents including: Ordinances City Council Minutes City Council Agendas Audio City Council Recordings Many of these documents are available online for all to view. However, you can submit a Public Records Request,…

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Happy Valley Park

…ON GRASS IS PROHIBITED. The sound level of radios, tape/CD players and amplification systems shall be kept at a level that will not offend other park users or park neighbors. Building of fires/campfires is prohibited. Overnight camping is prohibited. No personal fireworks are allowed in the park. No weapons or…

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Sculpture Ben Dye

Artist Ben Dye Current Exhibit Elation by Ben Dye Value: $8,500 Please inquire at City Hall (503-783-3800) for all art sales. Interview with Artist To see more art by Ben Dye, visit his webpage at http://www.bendyesculpture.com/ Per this websites’ appropriate use and disclaimer statement, reference herein to any specific commercial…

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COVID-19 Happy Valley Parks

Happy Valley Park & COVID-19 COVID-19 Happy Valley Park Update For the latest updates please visit https://www.oregon.gov/gov/pages/index.aspx. Click on What’s open in my county. Enter Clackamas County and choose the activity you are interested in….

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Community Provides Vision for the Pleasant Valley/North Carver Comprehensive Plan

…gaining additional feedback from residents. Stay tuned for details and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or check out the City of Happy Valley website at www.happyvalleyor.gov for updated information as well. Walkable Neighborhoods Map Vision for the Pleasant Valley/North Carver area includes a network of walkable neighborhoods (shown…

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Burn season’s last day is Tuesday, June 15!

June 14, 2021

…live within ODF boundaries: https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx. Residents who live within ODF boundaries, will need to follow ODF restrictions as it relates to the Fire Precaution Levels (FPL). ODF will be in “LOW” beginning June 16. Residents who live outside the ODF boundaries, are strongly encouraged to follow ODF’s best practices as…

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Non-Residential & Commercial Submittal Guidelines

…Land Use Conditions of Approval may outline additional requirements for your specific project. Building Division Note: As of January 1, 2019, electronic submittals (PDF) will be required for all projects in the City of Happy Valley. Happy Valley Building Division uses the State ePermitting program; please register at www.buildingpermits.oregon.gov. Upon…

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Interview with Sculptor Ben Dye

…One of your sculptures, Elation, is currently on display outside of City Hall as part of the 2019-2021 City Hall Sculpture Garden program. Can you tell me more the inspiration behind Elation? BD: I’ve often observed how social convention tends to suppress the natural bursts of energy and self- expression…

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Wildfires 2020

Wildfire 2020 Resident Resources Happy Valley Level 1 evacuation alert has been lifted Keep following the City’s Facebook page as well as Facebook pages for Clackamas County, Oregon, Clackamas Fire, and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Be sure to check out www.wildfire.oregon.gov. It offers additional links to road closures, county alerts,…

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Fireworks Safety

…information, check out the Office of the State Fire Marshal: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx Safety Videos Fireworks safety in Happy Valley Our Laws Our Family Our Safety Our Pets Our Veterans Contacts Happy Valley Police (non-emergency) – (503) 655-8211 Happy Valley City Hall – (503) 783-3800 Clackamas County Police (non-emergency) – (503) 655-8211…

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State and Regional Planning

…kept mounting until landowners and developers reached a price tipping point. With land available for development inside the UGB, Happy Valley is able to accommodate additional growth, and in turn, minimize the need for further sprawl outside the boundary. If you’d like to learn more about the UGB, visit http://www.oregonmetro.gov/urban-growth-boundary….

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About the PV/NC Comp Plan

…System Plan (TSP) Update City of Gresham Pleasant Valley Transportation System Plan Refinements City of Happy Valley Parks Master Plan Update Annexation What does annexation mean? Annexation allows the City to provide municipal services to properties and residents. More information on annexation is available here: https://www.happyvalleyor.gov/business/economic-community-development/annexation-program/. Over 1,000 acres have…

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Pleasant Valley North Carver Comprehensive Plan

…Committee (CAC) and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to help develop the plan and assist with community outreach. Seven CAC meetings have occurred since October 2018, with three more planned. Read more about the CAC at www.happyvalleyor.gov/pv-nc-cac/. For information on the planning work done to date, please see the Helpful…

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City Summer Update

June 29, 2021

…information as it is made available and remains hopeful safety mandates will be reevaluated soon. In the meantime, the public is encouraged to stay tuned for event updates and announcements by following the City of Happy Valley Facebook page or visiting www.happyvalleyor.gov. Concerts in the Valley Happy Valley Park Thursdays,…

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Non-Residential & Commercial Submittal Guidelines

…additional requirements for your specific project. Building Division A successful submittal will include the following: *Note: As of January 1, 2019, electronic submittals (PDF) will be required for all projects in the City of Happy Valley. Happy Valley Building Division uses the State ePermitting program; please register at www.buildingpermits.oregon.gov. Upon…

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Adult Programs

…links! Please email library@happyvalleyor.gov for a link to join the program. Happy Valley Library Presents: Poetry Live! Members of the Happy Valley Poetry Society share their original poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month. Recorded in April, 2021. Read the July issue of BookPage online for free here! Back to top…

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Passport Applications

…Date Passport Operations and Processing Times Complete your passport application form(s) online at travel.state.gov, where easy, step-by-step instructions allow you to complete your forms. You may also print the form(s) you need and complete them by hand if you prefer. Please remember that forms must be printed in a single-sided…

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National Night Out

National Night Out The City strongly encourages neighborhoods and HOA’s to attend this event together in efforts to promote camaraderie and share in the experience. By registering online, the City will be able to designate an area at the event for your group, so you can enjoy the activities together….

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Cultural Passes

Cultural Passes Your LINCC to Adventure! Cultural Pass Express is a free service provided by Libraries in Clackamas County that provides instant online access to free and low-cost passes to museums, gardens, and other local venues. Log in with your LINCC barcode and PIN to view venues, check availability, and…

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COVID-19 Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours Virtual Tours Road Trip From Home Car trip through the USA Explore Dubai’s Food and Culture List of some virtual museum tours List of some virtual national park tours Oregon Zoo OMSI Portland Art Museum Online Collection Natural History Museum (New Dinosaur Exhibit) Walking Tour in 4K —…

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MASCOT TRYOUT INFORMATION

…permitted in Council Chambers during tryouts. How to Apply Complete the online application to its entirety and turn in to City Hall by deadline of Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5pm. Materials include: Application, Tryout Risk Waiver, and Code of Conduct When contacted by City staff to arrange your tryout…

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Call to Artists

…1! Chosen sculptures will be displayed around the exterior of City Hall between July 2021-June 2023. To be considered, applications must be received by March 31 at 5:00 pm. For eligibility rules and to complete the online application, check out the information below. 2021-2023 Draft Sculpture Call 3 Pad Specifications…

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Neighborhood Block Party

…June 28. To request a block party permit for any other date, please proceed with submitting the online form and applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Criteria For Approval Applicant is responsible for the removal of all trash and debris, and restoring the right of way…

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Violations Bureau

…the type of violation incurred. In the case of violations that may be dismissed through compliance, a court fee will be charged. Court staff cannot accept your No Contest plea over the phone. You may, however, elect to choose our Online Bill Pay option, which will allow you to enter…

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Pleasant Valley/North Carver Comprehensive Plan

…with the Pleasant Valley/North Carver Comprehensive Plan. Here is the draft schedule for next steps: July 22, 2021 – Reconvene Community Advisory Committee* (6:00pm – 7:30pm City Hall) August – Open House* (in-person and online) September 2021 – Planning Commission Work Session* October 2021 – Planning Commission Hearing 1* November…

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PV/NC CAC

…2018 at 5:00 p.m. Community Advisory Committee Members There are many opportunities to participate in the PV/NC Comp Plan process. Participate in one of the upcoming community events (listed under Events), or in an online workshop (starting April 18). PV/NC Comp Plan Process For additional information about the PV/NC Comp…

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Business Licenses

…businesses licensed in the City are included in our online Business Directory and included in our annual Happy Valley magazine business listings. To apply for a business license, please download a Business License Application and submit your completed application to City Hall. The licensing of trades, shops, occupations, professions, and…

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City Liens

City Liens In accordance with ORS 93.643 the City is required to record certain liens in the County Clerk’s office or provide access by an online electronic medium. The City of Happy Valley contracts with the Net Asset Corporation to provide internet access to a system called Conduits. This is…

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Virtual Recreation Center

…some virtual museum tours List of some virtual national park tours Oregon Zoo OMSI Portland Art Museum Online Collection Natural History Museum (New Dinosaur Exhibit) Walking Tour in 4K — Washington, D.C. Access Mars 10 Children’s Museums you can visit virtually Farm Foods 360 – Farm/Orchard tour Experience Polar Bears…

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2021 Summer Concerts in the Valley View Schedule