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Special Events in the Park 2017


Patterson (City) Park will be supervised June 19 – August 25, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Activities will include games, sports, crafts and special events for all ages, weather permitting. For a list of activities, check bulletin board or ask a Park Staff Member.  The spray park will be open and supervised June 19 – September 4, Monday through Saturday, noon to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.  For additional information, please call 503-656-5225, option 1, ext. 4.



June 19     FIELD DAY– 1:00 p.m. (FREE)

June 20     SIDEWALK CHALK ART DAY– 1:00 p.m.  (FREE – bring sidewalk chalk)

June 22     ICE CREAM SUNDAES– 1:00 p.m. (75¢)

June 23     WIND-CHIME CRAFT DAY– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)

June 26     SNO-CONE DAY– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)


June 30     4th OF JULY CRAFT DAY– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)

July 6         SNO-CONE DAY– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)

July 7         SUNCATCHER CRAFT DAY– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)

July 10       TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS– 1:00 p.m. (75¢) – must supply own t-shirt. Limit 1 per person

July 12        ICE CREAM CONES– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)

July 14        NICKEL ARCADE– 1:00-3:00 p.m.  (Limit 20 nickels)

July 17         JUMBO OTTER POP DAY– 1:00 p.m. (50¢)

July 18         FIRE SAFETY PRESENTATION– 1:00p.m. (FREE)

July 19         GARDEN STEPPING STONE = 1:00 p.m. (75¢)
(Must provide plastic container, such as 32 oz. Nestle Nesquick canister and allow 1-2 hours for drying process)

July 21         ROOT BEER FLOATS = 1:00 p.m. (75¢)

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City Council Takes Action to Fix Stormwater-Sewer Overflows

On June 13, the Gladstone City Council took action to become the final city in the region to initiate a stormwater utility and fee. This will enable Gladstone to proactively manage the quality and quantity of stormwater in our city.

The Council’s action:

Establishes a stormwater utility
Enacts Gladstone’s first stormwater fee for property owners
Adopts a stormwater system development charge (SDC) to be paid by new development

The new stormwater fee will be phased-in, starting below the level in peer communities. To begin, households will pay $5 per month in the first year. The new fee takes effect on July 1.

To learn more about Gladstone’s new stormwater utility and fee, contact Jim Whynot, public works director, whynot@ci.gladstone.or.us, 503-656-7957

Five Things You Should Know About
Gladstone’s New Stormwater Utility

Gladstone’s elected leaders are committed to catch up on infrastructure needs. Water, sewer and stormwater systems are in poor condition due to long deferred maintenance and lack of timely replacement of failing infrastructure.
A high priority is creating a stormwater utility and enacting a stormwater fee and system development charge. Gladstone is the only city in the region without a stormwater utility and fee. Without a stormwater fee, Gladstone can’t comply with state and federal regulations to protect public health and the environment.
The stormwater utility/fee is urgently needed to provide resources to prevent stormwater from mixing with untreated sewage and overflowing onto city streets and into the Clackamas River.
The stormwater fee will be phased-in over time to help residents and businesses plan for the costs. Starting at $5 per month, the fee is below what’s charged in peer communities.
The City is committed to fixing the stormwater system and keeping it affordable for customers. Among the funding options […]

City Council Vacancies

The City Council is requesting  interested applicants to apply for appointment to one of two vacant elected City Council positions: Council position #1 and #3, terms ending December 31, 2018.  The City council will consider requests for appointments to the vacant positions at their July 25, 2017 meeting.

To obtain an application for appointment, please click here.

Applications must be returned to Gladstone City Hall, 525 Portland Avenue, by 4pm on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Job Opening – Police Officer

The Gladstone Police Department is accepting applications from recruit applicants for the position of police officer.

Recruit applicants must be a US citizen, possess a valid Oregon driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age.

Appointment is subject to an extensive background investigation, psychological examination and medical/drug screen. The police application packet can be accessed on-line at www.ci.gladstone.or.us or may be picked up at Gladstone City Hall, 525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027. Completed applications must be received by the closing date of Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 5pm.

Applications will not be accepted via fax or email; they are to be hand-delivered or sent by mail/UPS/Fedex to Gladstone City Hall.

Click here to read a complete job description.

Required Application Package includes 2 items:

Police Employment Application
Police Required Supplemental Certification

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of required materials. Interested recruit applicants are encouraged to apply early. If you have problems downloading and printing the above items, call city hall at 503-557-2798 to request a package be mailed to you or to arrange to pick it up in person.

90-day Notice of System development Charge modification

City of Gladstone
90-day Notice of System Development Charge Modification
The City of Gladstone hereby issues public notice, pursuant to ORS 223.304, of its intent to modify water and sewer system development charges.

A technical report addressing the methodology and calculation of the proposed charge will be available for review after Monday, July 3rd at City Hall, 525 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, or by calling 503-656-5225.

A public hearing to take comments regarding the proposed modifications to the System Development Charges is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Tuesday, September 12th, at City Hall. If you wish to comment but cannot attend the public hearing, please address written comments as follows:

Jim Whynot
Public Works Director
City of Gladstone
525 Portland Avenue
Gladstone, OR 97027

Written comments must be received by 4 pm, September 5th, to be considered.

Job Opening – Temporary Seasonal Employee – Fire Dept

The City of Gladstone is now taking applications for Temporary Seasonal Employment. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Oregon driver’s license –and be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and provide three favorable work-related references. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview and must pass a drug test and must consent to a background check by the police department. Seasonal work is from June through August. Duties can include: clean and maintain fire hydrants, general building maintenance, limited maintenance duties on fire engines, office work including sorting, scanning and filing documents.

2017 summer wage: $11.25/hr.

Job Description: Click here.

Required Application Package includes the following:
1.City Application

Applications will be accepted until 5pm Friday, June 23, 2017. Applications must be delivered to: Gladstone City Hall, Attention Michael Funk, Fire Marshal, 525 Portland Ave. Gladstone, Oregon, 97027

Bike Night

Citywide Parks Master Plan

We want to hear from you! 

The City has started to create its first citywide Parks Master Plan. The new Plan will establish a path forward for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails, natural areas and recreation services throughout Gladstone.

The Parks Master Plan will shape the delivery of City-provided parks and recreation services in a manner that is consistent with other city planning goals and is intended to be strategic in focus to help the City respond to three important questions:

What are our strengths?
Where should we focus our efforts?
Who should we serve?

Public input is crucial to make sure program goals and priorities are consistent with community needs and desires.

There will be several opportunities for the community to participate, including a mail and online survey, public meetings and stakeholder discussions. This process will provide an opportunity to identify ways to better serve the recreational needs of the Gladstone community over the coming 5 to 10 years.

To reach out to more residents, the City is launching an interesting social media tool called mySidewalk as part of the project. With mySidewalk, the project team will post questions to the community, and participants can submit answers and comments or bring up their own ideas. Also, the questions we ask will change frequently – keeping the site fresh and dynamic.

The City of Gladstone is excited to provide this online platform for residents to offer their ideas and questions to the project team and receive announcements and updates. The site works a bit like Facebook and LinkedIn. Login today from the City’s webpage to join the community conversation! You can also use your Facebook, Google or LinkedIn accounts to login. https://mysidewalk.com/organizations/294212/gladstone-citywide-parks-master-plan

A public open house was held on March […]

Oct 18th 2016 Town Hall Meeting Q&As

On October 18th the City held a Town Hall Meeting at the Gladstone high School. There were 91 questions from table discussions and each one is answered. You will find variations of the same question a few times yet we made a commitment to answer every question from each table. A lot of time and thought went into preparing the answers, and we provided as much information as possible. We appreciate your patience in getting you the answers, as improving transparency in local government is our objective for this community. For a copy of the document please click here.

For a copy of the agenda packet of materials presented at the Town Hall click here.

For a copy of the PowerPoint presentations by the Department Head team click here.

To watch the video of the Town Hall please use the following links.

Part 1 click here.
Part 2 click here.

Thank you to those that attended our second annual Town Hall. We remain focused on three objectives:

Continue to make Gladstone a better place to live
Enhance communications between citizens and Gladstone city leaders (get to know each other better.
Discuss our top issues and opportunities.


Gladstone Downtown Revitalization Plan

Project Introduction
Maps & Documents
Schedule & Events

Final Downtown Revitalization Plan Document and Appendices

June 8 Final Public Meeting Presentation
Gladstone Downtown Revitalization Plan 1 June 2017
Appendix A Recommended Comp Plan Amendments
Appendix B Recommended Code Amendments
Appendix C Transportation Design and Costs
Appendix D Implementation Strategy
Appendix E Existing Conditions Report
Appendix E2 Existing Conditions Appendix reduced
Appendix F Plan Concept Alternatives
Appendix G Public Involvement Plan
Appendix H Advisory Committee Materials
Appendix I Open House and Survey Materials



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The City of Gladstone is planning for the future of the City’s Downtown area, centered on Portland Avenue. The goal of the project is to create a more cohesive main street that re-establishes the corridor as the city center. The Downtown Revitalization planning process will identify development opportunities and appropriate land uses, including the location and type of public spaces (e.g., plazas or courtyards), that can make the area more attractive and inviting for residents, businesses and visitors alike.  The project will result in a master plan for Portland Avenue that guides future development in the corridor and ensures that there are safe and convenient connections to the area for all modes of travel – driving, walking, bicycling and transit. An implementation strategy will include tools to support local businesses and future development and redevelopment, potential funding sources, and city policy changes that help the community achieve the goals of the Downtown Revitalization Plan.

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The Downtown Revitalization Plan is being shaped by public input in several ways. Please consider getting involved and sharing your perspective on downtown Gladstone! The project team will host a second open house in early 2017 to discuss the initial recommendations of the plan. Check this page in the coming weeks for an announcement regarding the specific time and place of the […]