NEWS BRIEFS: Troutdale city manager offered position
The Troutdale City Council has extended a permanent job offer to Ray Young, its current interim city manager.
"I am excited about the great opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Troutdale in this new capacity," Young said via text message. "In one form or another I have served the City for 34 years. The city has so many exciting things happening, I am (honored) to be able to continue to work with the Council, and the City's amazing staff, to help keep Troutdale a great place to live."
In 2015, The Outlook reported that Young has worked as a municipal judge for Troutdale since 1990, as a hearings officer for Gresham since 2006 and as a health department hearings officer for Multnomah County since 2013.
Young has also served as an administrator and staff pastor at East Hill Church in Gresham.
Local scouts honored for achievements
The following young men recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout through the Thunderbird District of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council.
• East Multnomah County: Benjamin E. Carscallen and Sosefo P. Moeaki Jr.
• Happy Valley: Jacob L. Freeman.
The Eagle Scout award is scouting's highest honor.
Work postponed on trail route
All work has stopped on a proposed trail route linking Troutdale with the Springwater Corridor.
In an email addressed to members of a stakeholder advisory committee, senior regional planner Robert Spurlock said many citizens had concerns relating to illegal camping.
"The pushback from opponents has been so strong that we (Metro and Troutdale) believe it is most prudent to indefinitely postpone the project until these concerns can be addressed," he wrote. "Therefore, we are stopping work on the project."
Troutdale's portion of the proposed pathway would have linked the Mt. Hood Community College campus with Depot Park on the west bank of the Sandy River.