City of Sherwood News

City Council | Thu, 01/12/2017 | full story

Mayor Krisanna Clark is scheduled to deliver the State of the City on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. This is a community event and all are welcome to attend.

For further information about this address, please contact the City Recorders office at 503.625.4246.

Planning | Wed, 01/04/2017 | full story

Proposal: The City of Sherwood proposes to modify Sections 16.44 (Townhomes) and 16.162 (Old Town Overlay) of the Sherwood Zoning and Community Development Code to clarify the process and development standards for townhome development on properties zoned Retail Commercial (RC) and Medium Density Residential Low (MDRL) in the Old Town Overlay District.

Applicant: City of Sherwood 

Location: Old Town Overlay District

Library | Fri, 12/16/2016 | full story

The Library will close at 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, December 16, to allow safe travels for staff in inclement weather.


City Council | Fri, 11/04/2016 | full story

Mayor Krisanna Clark, along with the Oregon Mayors Association invite Sherwood students in grades 4-12, including home-schooled students, to participate in the annual "If I Were Mayor, I Would ..." contest. Students can share their creative and inspirational ideas about what they would do as a mayor. One winner from each category will receive recognition from the Mayor and City Council at a City Council meeting. The three winning entries will be submitted to the statewide competition for the opportunity to win an Apple iPad Air 2.

City Manager | Thu, 10/27/2016 | full story

In September of this year, officials from the City of Sherwood and Clean Water Services began a mediation process over a disagreement between the parties that began back in 2008.  The City of Sherwood had passed an ordinance in late 2008 imposing a privilege tax on all utility providers (public and private) that use the City’s right-of-way and, in early 2009, had notified Clean Water Services that it was subject to that ordinance.  Clean Water Services disputed the franchise fee at that time and the parties, including Mayor Mays and CWS Board Chair Tom Brian, attempted to resolve the issue

Engineering | Fri, 10/21/2016 | full story

This notice is to inform the public that the City is evaluating the existing System Development Charges (SDCs) for Sanitary Sewer, Stormwater and Transportation. SDCs are charges that can be required of new development which are intended to recover a fair share of the cost of existing and planned facilities that provide capacity for future growth.

Parks and Recreation | Tue, 10/18/2016 | full story

UPDATED - Tuesday November 29th

​Both the Small Dog and the Large Dog areas are CLOSED

The heavy rains over the Thanksgiving weekend have thoroughly soaked the grassy areas prompting the Parks crew to suspend all canine activity in both areas until further notice.  

Please notice the effects that copious precipitation and regular use have on the grassy sod in the Before/After image below.

Please bookmark this page to receive updates regarding the status of the dog park and when the crews will reopen it.

Planning | Thu, 10/13/2016 | full story

Proposal: The Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency is seeking site plan and conditional use permit approval to develop a 19-space non-accessory parking lot on a 10,000 square foot site on two undeveloped lots. One lot is zoned Retail Commercial (RC) and the other is zoned Medium Density Residential Low (MDRL). Non-accessory parking is a permitted use in the RC zone and requires a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) in the MDRL zone. Development will consist of a parking lot and associated landscaping.  

Planning | Thu, 10/13/2016 | full story

The public hearing scheduled for December 13, 2016 has been postponed.  A new public notice and public hearing date will be posted. 

Proposal: The applicant is proposing to construct 29 residential townhomes on approximately 1.2 acres of property in Old Town. The townhomes would be in six separate buildings and include 4 studio units. The units will range in size from 329 square feet to 1,751 square feet.

Hearing Officer | Mon, 10/03/2016 | full story

The Hearings Officer is scheduled to hold a public hearing on October 10, 2016 at 6 PM on the SUB 16-01 Del Boca Vista Subdivision.   

The Staff Report and Exhibits are available in the links below. 

City Manager | Fri, 09/23/2016 | full story

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge mission is to restore, maintain, and protect healthy native habitats for wildlife and provide present and future generations an opportunity to connect with nature in wild places.

Engineering | Thu, 09/22/2016 | full story

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Sherwood City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Intended Adoption of a Transportation System Development Charge (SDC) Methodology, Fees and Credits on:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
7:00 p.m. at Sherwood City Hall
22560 SW Pine Street

Engineering | Thu, 09/22/2016 | full story

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Sherwood City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Intended Adoption of a Sanitary Sewer System Development Charge (SDC) Methodology, Fees and Credits on:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
7:00 p.m. at Sherwood City Hall
22560 SW Pine Street

Engineering | Thu, 09/22/2016 | full story

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Sherwood City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Intended Adoption of a Stormwater System Development Charge (SDC) Methodology, Fees and Credits on:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
7:00 p.m. at Sherwood City Hall
22560 SW Pine Street

City Council | Wed, 09/07/2016 | full story

Sherwood City Council held two work sessions on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 that were of interest to the public.  One concerned possible solid waste rate options and the second was continuing discussion about partnering with Washington County Sheriff for night Shift Staffing.  The power point presentations from these work sessions are available under supporting documents located here

City Manager | Mon, 08/29/2016 | full story

Welcome to the application page for the Sherwood Citizens University!

Complete the application or learn more about this new program by reading the frequently-asked questions (FAQ) below.


Q: What is the Sherwood Citizens University?

Library Board | Tue, 08/09/2016 | full story

UPDATED--Be an advisor for the community’s living room! The City of Sherwood is accepting applications for two positions on the Library Advisory Board. One position is for someone who lives in rural Sherwood (within Washington County) and the other is for someone who lives within city limits. Provide an advisory role for the Sherwood Public Library’s services, policies, strategic planning and advocacy.

Community Services | Tue, 07/12/2016 | full story

The Community Enhancement Program (CEP) is an exciting opportunity for citizens to participate in making Sherwood a place where families and businesses thrive.

This program derives its funding from an partnership between Sherwood and Metro and is generated by a $1.00 per ton surcharge collected at the Pride Recycling Company transfer station located at 13980 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, in Sherwood, Oregon.

Planning | Tue, 06/21/2016 | full story

City Staff and Consultants will share the results of the tannery site assessment and begin discussing next steps and clean up options. The Consultant team has been working over the past year to develop and get approval for an assessment plan, conduct the assessment and has analyzed the results. 

Planning | Wed, 06/08/2016 | full story

The Planning Commission and Police Advisory Board are in the process of creating legislation regarding recreational marijuana should the ban be lifted by Sherwood voters after the November 2016 election.  See what has been done so far to the prepare rules. 

Boards and Committees | Tue, 05/31/2016 | full story

Starting June 6 Tri-Met Line 97 will provide local weekday service between Tualatin WES Commuter Rail station and the Sherwood Plaza. 

For more information, refer to the link below.

Connecting Communities - Line 97 service begins June 6


Parks Board | Wed, 05/25/2016 | full story

The Cedar Creek Trail Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) will hold a meeting on May 25, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm at City Hall, 22560 SW Pine Street, Sherwood. 

For more information see agenda below.  

Return to the Cedar Creek Trail main page

Planning Commission | Tue, 05/24/2016 | full story

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a work session on marijuana facilities in Sherwood followed by a public hearing on Parking within the Old Town Overlay 

The agenda and packet are available below.  

Parks Board | Wed, 05/18/2016 | full story

The Cedar Creek Trail Local Trail Advisory Committee (LTAC) will hold a meeting on May 25, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at City Hall, 22560 SW Pine Street, Sherwood. 

For more information see agenda below.  

Click on this link to visit the Cedar Creek Trail main page.

City Manager | Mon, 05/02/2016 | full story
Total Budget and General Fund Budget are Reduced Compared with Current Year

On Friday, Sherwood City Manager Joseph Gall released the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Proposed Budget.  In compliance with state budget law, the proposed budget is balanced, and does not rely on any use of financial reserves. The total budget proposed for FY2016-17 is $26,103,745, a 7.9% decrease from the current adopted budget for this fiscal year.  This includes $12,066,777 million for General Fund operations, a 1% decrease from the current fiscal year.

Community Services | Mon, 04/18/2016 | full story
Planning Commission | Mon, 04/18/2016 | full story

The results are in. Now it is time to talk about what they mean. Come help us evaluate in an informal work session on April 26, 2016 at 7 pm.

This will be another face to face meeting with Planning Commission and Police Advisory Board members in an informal discussion about marijuana facilities in Sherwood.

Community Services | Mon, 04/18/2016 | full story

Sherwood's Community Gardens Program offers a space where residents can come together to grow food, community, and a sense of place. Community gardens: 

  • Provide gathering places that strengthen social networks through cooperative gardening projects

  • Develop sources of pride among residents

  • Create visible products of land stewardship

  • Encourage physical activity

  • Can lower food budgets for participating families

Parks and Recreation | Wed, 04/06/2016 | full story

Updated April 6th - 

The Dog Park at Snyder Park has reopened as of Wednesday April 6th.  There are some areas that are fenced off to restrict four-footed traffic to allow the new grass to get stronger.  There may be cause to temporarily close the dog park if heavy rains roll through in the next few weeks. Please check back regularly for updates.  Thank you for your patience.

Planning | Fri, 04/01/2016 | full story

The City was awarded a Metro Park and Nature Grant in the amount of $68,045 on March 31, 2016. This grant will fund the cost of directional signage, wayfinding maps and three interpretive signs that will be installed along the segment of the Cedar Creek Trail that extends from the Highway 99W/SW Meinecke intersection through the Cedar Creek corridor into Old Town to the SW Murdock/Oregon Street roundabout.

Planning | Tue, 03/15/2016 | full story

Proposal: The Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency is proposing a text amendment to conditionally allow public or commercial parking (non- accessory, stand-alone) provided the lot is within the Old Town Overlay District and the property is located on a collector or arterial street.  

Applicant: City of Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency

Location: Old Town Overlay District 

Library | Sat, 03/05/2016 | full story

Joining with Old Town Sherwood, the Library is celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year with three days of fun.

Thursday, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day itself,  join us at 7 pm as award-winning teller Ken Iverson weaves his Irish Tales, a fine selection of  Irish wisdom and wonder.

Discover the beauty of Irish art, and add a bit of your own creativity, with our Celtic coloring sheets for all.

Look for our display of Irish fiction, history and culture.

Planning | Fri, 02/19/2016 | full story

Proposal:  The City proposes to amend the Development Code to update the allowed uses on all industrially zoned properties.

Planning | Thu, 02/04/2016 | full story

Washington County is evaluating long-term transportation investments and strategies needed to sustain economic health and quality of life in the coming decades. The Washington County Transportation Futures Study will evaluate long-term transportation strategies and investments needed to sustain the county’s economic health and quality of life in the coming decades.  For more information click on the link below. 

Planning | Tue, 12/15/2015 | full story

The city launched a project to update the allowed uses on all industrially zoned properties.  It is envisioned that the end result will be more clarity and more uses permitted.  Specifically, we are exploring modifications to the use categories in the development code.  This is the list of uses that are allowed, allowed conditionally, or not permitted in the city.  The development code houses the rules and regulations that guide the way a project looks and the type of uses permitted. 

Police | Fri, 12/04/2015 | full story

It’s that time of year again; holiday gift shopping. It seems online shopping is becoming more popular all the time, and why not? Online shopping grants us the ability to find the perfect gift while offering savings in time and money. Take a moment to read the article below for some helpful tips.

Utility Billing | Fri, 10/02/2015 | full story

Thank you for updating the Utility Billing Department with your new contact information.  Please complete any or all of the fields below. Fields with a red asterisk (*) are required.

The Utility Billing Department does not sell or distribute your contact information.  We respect the privacy of your information.  You will only get contacted by the Utility Billing Department regarding your account and services with the City of Sherwood.
Police | Thu, 08/27/2015 | full story

Stay informed with current updates from the Sherwood Police Department on your smartphone. Download for free! All you have to do is type "Sherwood PD" in the search box of your App Store.

City Manager | Thu, 08/13/2015 | full story

Customers of Portland General Electric (PGE) recently received a letter from the utility about the implementation of a privilege tax that will begin to appear on their September bills.  The City has received numerous phone calls with questions about this letter and impending new charge on their PGE bills.  The document below is list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that PGE customers are asking in their calls.  We will update this list as necessary in the future.


Budget Committee | Fri, 06/19/2015 | full story

Sherwood's adopted budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 is available.  Please "Read More" to find the adopted budget document below under Supporting Documents.  The document is available in PDF format using Adobe Acrobat. 

Budget Committee | Fri, 06/19/2015 | full story

Sherwood's proposed budget for the fiscal year 2016-2017 is available.  Please "Read More" to find the proposed budget document below under Supporting Documents.  The document is available in PDF format using Adobe Acrobat. 

Budget Committee | Fri, 05/01/2015 | full story

Sherwood City Manager Joseph Gall released his proposed budgets for the City of Sherwood and the Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency today.  Both budgets will be presented formally to the Sherwood Budget Committee on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the community room located at Sherwood City Hall.  Additional Budget Committee meetings are scheduled for May 20th and May 27th (if needed).  At these meetings, public input on the proposed budgets will be accepted.

Planning | Mon, 04/27/2015 | full story

Communities across the metro region have different policies and rules concerning raising chickens in a residential zone.  

**A Conditional Use Permit is required in order to raise chickens inside Sherwood city limits**  

City Manager | Tue, 04/21/2015 | full story

With the passage of Measure 91 in November 2014, the State of Oregon is working on a variety of fronts to implement recreational marijuana in Oregon.  State Representative John Davis (House District 26) and State Senator Kim Thatcher (Senate District 13) will be conducting a Town Hall in Sherwood on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  The event begins at 6:30 pm and will be held in the Community Room of the Sherwood Police Department located at 20495 SW Borchers Drive in Sherwood.

Utility Billing | Wed, 04/01/2015 | full story

Sherwood's water rights for the Willamette River require our monitoring of the wild fish habitat downstream, especially during the spawning season, and exercising conservation measures if targets are not met.

Urban Renewal Agency | Thu, 03/26/2015 | full story

Available June 2015

Unique opportunity to be part of the bustling Old Town area of Sherwood

Up to 3,000 SF available 

New Construction with great visibility, access and parking

For more information contact:

Colleen Colleary



Tony Reser, SIOR



Finance | Wed, 03/18/2015 | full story

For the third year in a row, the City of Sherwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for FY2014.  This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Planning | Fri, 02/27/2015 | full story

The Sherwood West Preliminary Concept Plan was developed as a long-range planning tool to help guide future community discussions and decisions about how our community could grow over the next 50 years. The Plan illustrates how the Sherwood West area, Metro’s Urban Reserve Area 5b, could be incorporated into the fabric of the City over time in a manner that respects and reflects the strong sense of community and livable neighborhoods.

Parks and Recreation | Wed, 02/18/2015 | full story

The brand new playground at Stella Olsen Memorial Park will open to the public starting Friday February 20th!

Cultural Arts | Tue, 01/06/2015 | full story

The City of Sherwood is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the Sherwood Cultural Arts Commission. Applicants must be Sherwood residents and have an interest in developing Cultural Arts programs and activities in the community. The Sherwood Cultural Arts Commission meets at 6:30 pm, the third Monday of each month. Specific questions regarding the Cultural Arts Commission may be directed to the Community Services Director, Kristen Switzer, at 503-625-4210.


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