WILDFIRES - updated 9/9/20 @ 8:00am
Falls City and Polk County Emergency Management are monitoring the situation.
There is currently no fire risk for Falls City, but air quality may be an issue. Please contact your physician if you have air quality concerns.
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Spring Clean 2020
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers!
133 truckloads of trash counted
292 tires brought in
Our volunteer haulers picked up 32+ curb side addresses for our senior and disabled list
Pizza lunch from Papa Murphy’s (299 East Ellendale Avenue, Dallas, OR 97338 - 503-623-9900)
Work crew, snacks, and drinks from Republic Services
Chips and snacks from Amy Houghtaling
Jim Minor, Jeremy Winn, Claude Vincent, Pete Veronesi, Guy Mack, Jeff Propp, Jon Creekmore, Athena Warren, Tara Cooper, Amy Houghtaling, Amara Houghtailing, Jeremy Gordon, T.J. Bailey, Lori Albert, Elaine Shorter, and James Hibdon
Housing Rehabilitation Grants & Loans
Polk Community Development Corporation (Polk CDC) is a local non-profit organization that helps finance major home repairs through low interest loans and periodic grant programs to eligible homeowners. Our agency assists the homeowner with contacting licensed professionals with whom the homeowner would contract to perform the needed repairs. Polk CDC offers low interest loans to qualified homeowners for home repairs. Those with the greatest need and the fewest resources may qualify for CDBG grants, when available, focusing on healthy and safe living conditions. Please visit, https://www.polkcdc.org/, or call (503) 831-3173 for more information, or to get started with your home's rehabilitation.
We are pleased to announce that Falls City has been awarded a Housing Rehabilitation,Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)scheduled to be funded in late spring 2020. Polk CDC will be working from an established waitlist of home owners who have expressed interest in having repairs made to their home utilizing these grant funds. These funds are intended for those with the most urgent need with the least amount of resources. Minimum requirements include income eligibility, the household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income based on household size, the home must be owner occupied with the owner owning no other property, must be in good standing with lien holders and property taxes. For more information or to be added to the current waitlist please contact Polk CDC (503-831-3173).
These funds are awarded through a competitive application process, these funds have now been committed to Falls City to be released in late spring 2020. As a whole, Polk County works together as a collaborative entity called Polk Regional Collaborative (PRC). Many of Falls City residents have been served and continue to be served by Polk CDC with CDBG funds awarded to Polk County, Dallas, Monmouth, and Independence. In turn, the current waitlist is open to all of Polk County residents with the exclusion of Salem residents within the Urban Growth Boundary of Salem. For more information, please see the link on our website for more details and the ability to fill out an online Program Eligibility Questionnaire: https://www.polkcdc.org/home-repair-finance-program/. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee eligibility for the CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program.
Street sweeping takes place on the last Wednesday of each month. We ask that all cars parked on the following streets are moved off of the street and into driveways:
North Main Street
Mitchell Street (up to 5th Street)
Parry Road (paved portions)
South Main Street
Report Crimes Online
Did you know you can report suspected crimes, drug activity, and submit tips to the Polk County Sheriff's Office online? You can also view crime reports at the same time!
For all of this and more visit: https://www.co.polk.or.us/sheriff/online-services/.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number is (503) 623-9251. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.