The first meeting of a new city board, the Imagine Corvallis Action Network, takes place at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

The group, which is charged with creating an action plan for implementing the city’s vision statement, will be chaired by Mayor Biff Traber.

On the agenda for the first meeting are overviews of the process, metrics and action plan as well as a start to the group’s first-year work plan.

In other public meetings:


• Ward 1 Corvallis Councilor Penny York will be the 10 a.m. to noon government comment corner guest at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.

• Monroe will host a public comprehensive plan workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 605 Main St. The event seeks to explore the question “what do you want the city of Monroe to look like in 20 years?”


• The Corvallis City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Councilors are scheduled to formalize their approach to possible revenue raising approaches. A renewal of the local option property tax levy is the most likely course, with a ballot measure possible for November 2018. Much public discussion remains before the city will decide how much money to seek and which services to try to fund.

• The Oregon Health Authority and Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing on proposed air emissions rules at 5:30 p.m. in the Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive in Corvallis.


• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St. in Corvallis. The agenda will include updates on the criminal justice system assessment and plans to solicit financing for the Avery and Public Service Building improvements.

• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will meet at noon in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St. The agenda will include a public hearing on forming the Hidden Valley Special Road District, a proposal to expand dental services at the Community Health Center and a request for a sole source exemption for a county contract with Ameritox Labs.

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