UPDATE–Meetings Scheduled for February

2/13/19 – Update:  The Board added a second budget meeting, Thursday, 2/18.  See below:

The Board of Directors have scheduled the following meetings for February.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING & BUDGET MEETING
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING & BUDGET MEETING
 Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

All meetings will be held at the Irrigon Fire Dept. at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.  Please call the office at 541-922-3814 if you have any questions.

Prison Inmate Labor Crews Back for 19th Year

We have started the manual cleaning of the open ditches in Boardman.  The inmate labor crew from Two Rivers Correctional Institution began their work January 22 and will continue to March 7.  In November and December, they were working on the main canal concrete panels in Boardman.

This is the 19th year that we have used the Inmate Program for cleaning of the laterals and the 6th year for using them on the concrete main canal.  We have been very pleased with the work in both time and value to the District.

Information about the inmate work crew:

  •  Crew work hours will generally be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  •  We will start at Lateral 17 (Paul Smith Road)
  •  The crews will be on the lateral or the canal right-of-way
  •  A District employee and a prison guard will be with them at all times
  •  The work crew will be clearly identifiable
  •  These are low security inmates, specifically selected for this work

If you live along the main canal or an open lateral and want to be notified a day in advance of the inmate labor crew working along your property, please call the District office at 541-922-38147.  We will put you on the notification list.  You need to call in each year that you want to be notified, as we don’t keep record from year to year.

Thank you, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Board Meeting Scheduled – Update

Updated 1/8/19 – date change:

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Annual Organizational Meeting and Monthly Board Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 9:00 am.  The 2019 Budget will also be discussed.  The meeting will be at the Irrigon Fire Department at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.

Please call the office at (541) 922-3814 if you have any questions.

Getting Ready for Winter

Winterizing your system and lawn will insure a smooth startup next spring and a beautiful lawn next season.  Please take a moment to read the tips below, which are also posted on our resources page.

For those of you who have meters, they are your responsibility to care for including repair and maintenance. The most common failure is freezing during the winter. Please remove your meter, drain all water, let dry, then store for the winter in a dry place such as a shop or garage. Be sure to call your ending meter reading in to the office.

Winterizing Your System

Winterizing Your Lawn

 

System Shutdown Information

Irrigon Pressurized & Non-Pressure Systems
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Southshore Drive, Boardman Pump Stations
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Main Canal – Umatilla, South Irrigon, Boardman
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Shutdowns will start at 7:00 AM
If weather turns cold/wet, shutdown may occur earlier

Your System Shutdown:
Don’t forget to drain and winterize your system.
If you have a meter, remove or winterize it.
Be sure to call the final meter reading into the office

Board Meeting Scheduled

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Regular Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, October 18,  2018 at 9:00 am.  An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues.  The meeting will be held at the Irrigon Fire Department at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.

Please call the office at 541-922-3814 if you have any questions.