MON, DECEMBER 22, 2014
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FYI Forest Grove...

In an October 2000 survey, citizens indicated their primary source of information regarding City government was the inserts mailed monthly in the utility bills.  The mini-newsletter is called FYI Forest Grove... and contains events and hot topics of discussion "for your information".

MonthTopic
December 2014 Cold Weather Preparedness, FFA Tree Recycle, Police Citizen Academy, Firefighters Annual Crab & Steak Feed, B.E.A.R. Month and Cultural Programs at the LIbrary
December 2014 HOLIDAY IN THE GROVE Activities and COOL YULE Poster and flyer
November 2014 Annual Recruitment for Advisory Boards & Commissions, Holiday in the Grove events,Holiday Light Parade, Small Business Saturday, Aquatic Center Holiday Schedule, Christmas with the Trail Band, FGHS Grad Night Fundraisers
October 2014 Leaf Pick-up Map and Schedule, Fall City-Wide Cleanup & Shredding Event, Library Used Book Sale, Pruning Workshop, Nextdoor network for Neighborhood Watch, Council Creek Regional Trail Master Plan Open House, Programa Cultural En Espanol, Valley Art Annual Artist Event, Fill Your Pantry and Winter Market Events, Dilley Elementary School Events
September 2014 Tualatin Watershed Tour, Tour of Historic Homes, Japanese Cooking Class, Birds & Brew Festival, Oregon Symphony Preschool Storytimes, GroveLink Summit, Public Safety Open House, Prescription Drug Turn-In, Nyuzen Student Delegation Visit, School Bus Flashing Light Refresher
August 2014 Backyard Burning Public Hearings, Aquatic Center Updates, Meet the Artist Dinner, Celebrate Forest Grove in September: Corn Roast, Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, Lions Run 4 Sight, Tour of Historic Homes, School Registration, Library Cultural Series
July 2014 National Night Out Block Parties, FG Uncorked!, Neighborhood Watch, Garage Sale Signs, Smoking Ban, Aging in Place
June 2014 Water Quality Report, Farm Your Yard Garden Tour, FG Community Sundial Project, Host Families Needed in July, FGS&CC Events, City Council Election Process Starts Now, Meals on Wheels, Adopt-A-Park
May 2014 Proposed Utility Rate Increases, Summer Reading Events, Farmers Market Sprouts Kids Club, Friends of Historic FG Annual Garden Tour, Council Creek Regional Trail Open House, Call for Gardens: Farm Your Yard FG Kitchen Garden Tour
April 2014 Spring Clean-Up Events, Shredding Event, Prescription Drug Turn-In, 80's Movie Flashback Fundraiser for Public Art, LIbrary Used Book Sale, Children's Day/Book Day, Kindergarten Roundup, Farmers Market Begins, Square-Foot Gardening Class
 March 2014 Community Enhancement Project Grants Available, "If I Were Mayor" Student Contest, Council Creek Regional Trail, Backyard Burning Season, Local Dining & Wine Bars Brochure
 February 2014 FG Conversations Town Hall, Library Cultural Series & Art of the Story Events, Spring Swimming Lessons Registration, Spring Break Public Swim coupons, Vacancies on Boards & Commissions, Passport Reminder, Visitation Annual Rummage Sale
January 2014  2014 Teen Artwork Contest, Volunteer at the Library, Annual Town Meeting, Stars in the Grove, Community Art Night, Grow It Classes, Meals Available at FGS&CC or delivered, Cover Oregon Insurance Meeting.
 December 2013 2014 Citizens Police Academy, Police Reserves Recruitment, Boards and Commissions Recruitment, Cover Oregon, B.E.A.R. Month and 2014 Cultural Programs at the Library, Tree Recycling 
November 2013  Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed, Aquatic Center Holiday Schedule, Holiday in the Grove Events, Christmas With The Trail Band, School Bus Refresher, City Code Corner:  Street Tree Clearance and Intersection Vision 
October 2013 Street Tree Leaf Pickup Schedule and Map, Fall City-Wide Cleanup Event, Library Used Book Sale, Fill Your Pantry Market, Energy Saving Workshop, Annual Artist Event at Valley Art 
September 2013  Public Safety Open House, Birds 'N' Brew Festival, FGS&CC Mayor's Dinner & Benefit Auction, Prescription Drug Turn-In, Host Families Needed for Nyuzen, Japan, Student Delegation 
 August 2013 Celebrate Forest Grove in September, Pool Maintenance Closure, Fall Swim Lessons, Annual Tour of Historic Homes, Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, Lions 5/10K Run & Walk for Sight, FGSD Community Fair, School Registration, St. Anthony's Summer Fest
July 2013 Keeping Water Safe From Backflow, Summer Movies, Paws in the Grove, FUNctional Food Gardens Tour  
 June 2013 Annual Water Quality Report, July 4th Fireworks Display, Transit Service Questionnaire
May 2013 Summer Reading Sign-Ups & Programs, Utility Rate Increase, Annual Garden Tour, Fill Up on Fun Summer Lunch Program
 April 2013   Spring Clean-up Events, Prescription Drug Turn-In, Childrens' Day/Book Day, Library Used Book Sale, Historic Landmarks Board Preservation Fair, Adopt-A-Park, Nyuzen Delegation Trip Participants Wanted
March 2013  Community Enhancement Grants Available, Earth Day Event, Public Arts Grants Available, If I Were Mayor Contest 
 February 2013 What Happened at the ATM? Spring Break at the Pool, Spring Swimming Lessons, Forest Grove Conversations Town Hall, Library Events 
January 2013  Annual Town Meeting, Free Gardening Classes, Teen Artwork Contest, Library Volunteers 
December 2012   2013 Citizens Police Academy, B.E.A.R. Month and 2013 Cultural Programs at the Library, Tree Recycling 
December 2012 2012 Holiday in the Grove and Light Parade, First Wednesday 
November 2012   2012 City Services and Public Safety Surveys
October 2012 Leaf Pick-up Schedule, Fall City-Wide Clean Up, Annual Artists Event, FGHS Vikettes Dance Team Spaghetti Dinner & Auction, Holiday Light Parade Needs Volunteers & Entrants,  Say NO to Junk Mail
 September 2012 Prescription Drug Turn-In, Library Used Book Sale, Mayor's Dinner & Auction, Public Safety Open House, Sustainability Summit, Nyuzen Student Delegation Host Families
 August 2012 Celebrate Forest Grove Events, Pool Maintenance Closure, Fall Swim Lessons, Friends of Fernhill Wetland, Adelante Mujures Decade of Success, Fall Garden Plots Available, Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer, School Registration 
July 2012   National Night Out, City Council Elections, Master Recycler Class, Fill Up On Fun at the Park
June 2012  Annual Water Quality Report
 May 2012 Summer Reading Programs, Utility Rate Increases, Noxious Vegetation, Nyuzen Delegation Visit, Ride Connection, Street of Affordable Homes, FFA Tire Recycling
 April 2012 Spring Clean-Up Events, Drug Abuse Prevention Events, Library Used Book Sale, Historic Landmarks Board's Preservation Fair, Free Gardening Class, Community Garden Plots 
April 2012  Public Safety/Community Services Levy, Ballot Measure #34-196
March 2012   Community Enhancement Grants, If I Were Mayor Contest, Arts in the Grove, Adopt A Park, Earth Day Event 
February 2012   Upcoming Cultural Events, FG Conversations Town Hall, Spring Break at Aquatic Center, Annual Town Meeting Follow-up, Education Foundation St. Patrick's Day Concert, Clean Water Services Survey 
January 2012  Annual Town Meeting, First Wed Sweet Words, Small Business Forum, Library Volunteers,  Teen Artwork Contest 
December 2011  2012 Citizens Police Academy, B.E.A.R. Month and 2012 Cultural Programs at the Library
December   2011 Holiday in the Grove and Holiday Light Parade, First Wednesday
November 2011   Tree Pruning Workshop, Tree Line USA, Master Recycler Winter Course, Domestic Violence Outreach Team Available, Aquatic Schedule, Annual Town Meeting Trivia Contest, Upcoming Holiday Activities 
October 2011    Leaf Pickup Schedule/Map, City-Wide Cleanup Event, Library Used Book Sale, Annual Artist Event, Chicken Ordinance Code Reminder, Books and Buns Fundraiser, Drug Take Back Event, Ride Connection Volunteers
 September 2011  Sustainability Program, Japanese Cooking 101, Host Families Needed, Public Safety Open House, Chimney Cleaning Equipment for Loan, Car Seat Clinic
August 2011  Public Way Use Permit Amended, Aquatic Center Updates, Celebrate Forest Grove, Ride Connection, FG School District Registration, Car Seat Safety Clinic , QR Code
 July 2011 Water Rate Increase, City Hall Open Hours Changed, Utility Billing Online Payments FREE, National Night Out Celebration, Sprucing up the Grove 
June 2011    Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey, CCI Needs to Hear from You, Library Book Group, Support Forest Grove-Buy Local Survey
 May 2011 Utility Rate Increase, Sidewalk Improvements Program Phase Two, Summer Reading Programs, Support Forest Grove-Buy Local, Help with Cable TV Providers 
April 2011    Spring Community Clean Up Events, Prescription Drug Turn-In, LIbrary Used Book Sale, Tree Planting Workshop, Island Annexation Open House, Farmers Market Opens, Community Garden Plots Available, "If I Were Mayor" Student Contest
March 2011    Community Enhancement Program Grants Available, David Hill Urban Reserve Concept Plan Community Workshop, Earth Day Event, Paying Your Utility Bill
February 2011  Adopt-A-Park Program, Code Corner: Abandoned Shopping Carts, Ride Connection Volunteers, Recycle Your Fridge
January 2011   Annual Town Meeting, Calling For Kids Phone-a-thon, CERT classes, Domestic Violence Community Outreach Assistant Volunteer Opportunity
 December 2010  Police Citizen's Academy, BEAR Month at Library, 2011 Cultural Programs
November 2010   Annual Citizen Survey
October 2010   Leaf Pickup Schedule, Fall City-Wide Cleanup Event, Library Used Book Sale, Mayor's Annual Dinner & Auction, Aqua Aerobics Class
 September 2010 Public Arts Commission Art Dedication, Public Safety Open House, Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, Host Families for Japanese Delegation Visit 
August 2010  Public Way Use Permit, Aquatic Center Updates, FGSD Registration, Ride Connection Volunteers, Public Art Preview
 July 2010 Sidewalk Improvement Pilot Program, Pacific University Orientation Project, Community Open Houses, National Night Out, Election for City Council Positions 
 June 2010 Free Summer Meals, National Night Out Volunteers Needed, Clean Water Services Rates 
May 2010  Proposed Utility Rate Increases, Farmers Market Survey, New Sign Codes: In Residential Zones, Summer Reading Programs @ Library, Noxious Vegetation
April 2010  Spring Community Clean-Up Events, New SIgn Codes:  Real Estate Signs, Library Used Book Sale"If I Were Mayor" Contest, Community Garden Plots Available, Farmers Market Opens 
March 2010 Community Enhancement Program Grants, New Sign Code Educational Series:  Temporary and Portable Signs, Regional Green Building Hotline
February 2010   New Sign Code Educational Series:  Commercial & Industrial Signs, Town Center Signs
January 2010   Annual Town Meeting, Transportation System Plan Open House, Vacancies on Boards & Commissions
December 09 Police Citizen's Academy, New Sign and Right-of-Way Codes, NEW Ride Connection Job Access Commute Service, January Library Events 
November 09   Electric Rate Increase, Holiday Events
October 09  Fall Clean-Up Event, Leaf Pickup Schedule, Library Used Book Sale, Library User Survey
 September 09  Japanese Cooking Class, Public Safety Open House, Chimney Cleaning Equipment, Chicken Ordinance
August 09  Car Seat Safety Inspections, Aquatic Center Updates, Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, School Registration, Annual September Celebrations  REVISIONS
July 09 Utility Billing Available Online, Vacancies on Boards & Commissions, Free Summer Meals, Pacific University Sprucing Up the Grove 2009
June 09  Utility Rate Increases, Light Pole Inspections, Compost Bins, Library Summer Programs
May 09   Annual Water Quality Report
April 09 Annual City-Wide Clean-up Events, City Charter Election, Rebates on Heating System Upgrades and Refrigerator Recycling, "If I Were Mayor" Contest
March 09  Delegates to Visit Nyuzen, Japan, Free CLFs, Aquatic Spring Classes, Great American Speeches Program, Economic Development Update, Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk CANCELLED
February 09   Community Enhancement Program (CEP) Grants Available, Teen Book Club @ Library, Annual Town Meeting Playback on TVCTV Channel 30
January 09  Police Citizen's Academy, Energy & Money Saving Offers, Transit Service Questionnaire
December 08  Annual Town Meeting, Vision Statement For Sale, Aquatic Winter Classes, Library BEAR Month, Cultural Series and Great American Speeches Program 
October 08   Street Leaf Pickup Schedule, Community Branding Survey, Boards & Commissions Recruitment, Fall Clean Up, Election Day
September 08   Business License Implemented, Public Safety Open House, Sushi Class, Japanese Student Delegation
August 08  Lincoln Park Grand Reopening, Aquatic Center Updates, Tree Trimming, Master Recycler Program, Time to Register for School, Library Friends & Family Night at McMenamins
July 08   City Council Elections, "If I Were Mayor" Contest Winners, Pacific University Orientation Project
May 08  Farmers Market, Name-A-Brick Campaign, Computer Recycling, Code Corner, Summer Reading Programs
April 08  Spring Clean Up Events, Library Used Book Sale, Japanese Delegation Visit, Code Corner, "If I Were Mayor" Contest 
March 08  Arbor Day Run, Portland Timbers vs. Gonzaga University Soccer Match, Access to Electric Meters
February 08 

State of the City Address, Community Enhancement Grants, Public Transportation Open House, Retirement of Police & Fire Chiefs, Calling for Kids,

January 08   Electric Rate Increase, Library Cultural Events, Valley Art Association Winter Classes
December   Comp Plan Newsletter, Annual Town Meeting Invitation
 November  Annual Boards & Commissions Recruitment, Library Survey, Neighborhood Watch
October   Levy FAQ's, Leaf Pickup Schedule, Comp Plan Update, Fall Clean-up Events
September Levy Information, Library Celebration, Public Safety Open House, Sushi Class, Japan Student Delegation Visit
August Pure Power Renewable Energy, School District Registration Information
July Community Trails Project Survey, Vote for City Tree, Hazardous Waste Events, "Sprucing Up The Grove"
June Annual Water Quality Report
May Farmers' Market, City Code Corner, Summer Reading at the Library
April Spring Curbside Cleanup Event, Special Election Information
March Arbor Day Run, New Resident Information Event at Library, Special Election Info