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Salmonberry Coalition Meeting – April 11, 2014 in Banks (Postponed)

April 1, 2014

This meeting has been postponed.  Please disregard the following text:

The Salmonberry Coalition is meeting in Banks, Oregon on April 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Banks Fire Hall, 300 Main Street, Banks, OR. This is a scheduled quarterly meeting and is a public meeting. The Salmonberry Coalition’s agenda includes an update on the master planning process, an update on grant applications and reviewing a list of potential partner’s projects that could serve as catalyst projects.

The Salmonberry Coalition is a steering committee involving public and private partners and anchored in Tillamook County by the Port of Tillamook Bay, local government and elected leaders to make recommendations on re-linking the communities along the rail corridor – from Banks to Tillamook – by converting the no-longer functional portions of rail line to a trail and adding a trail adjacent to the viable sections of rail. This unique 86-mile recreational opportunity, steeped in history, natural beauty and adventure, can connect urban and rural Oregon – the Portland area to the Coast – while tapping into a wide network of existing recreation trail and facilities, educational opportunities and heritage sites.

For more information about the meeting or about the Salmonberry Coalition, please contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at (503) 986-0750, rocky.houston@state.or.us.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 2, 2014 2:18 am

    I find it intresting that te date for public comment in Banks is set for Friday at 10:00am when most people are at work. Does OPRD truly want public comment? I think not or they would schedule this meeting when the workings class of the community could attend. Shame on OPRD. This in my opinion speaks very clearly that they have an agenda and could care less about community public comment!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    April 20, 2014 7:33 am

    You are absolutely right. the recent scenic bikeway between Hillsboro and Banks brought many issues to the public meetings for locals. We were assured that the issues would be addressed prior to the bikeway – but they were not. OR State Parks doesn’t want local landowners Input – they just want the $$ from the city people that want to go to the country. Some of thesepeopleare sorude, loud and arrogant you would think they don’t notice all the homes they ride by. I hate that it is now biking season again and I get to be woke up every weekend by the sounds of hundreds of bicyclists riding and screaming (talking very loudly) at each other as they’re deny my home. Then they stop on my driveway to eat lunch, take a break or even ask to use the bathroom. This is the first season of the bikeway and it already looks like more riders than previous years to deal with.

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