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Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, May 19

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND)
Community/ Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:00 PM
(Land Use meeting at 6:30)
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

Draft Agenda


Crime Prevention Officer

Elections to the Board


(1) CleanUp Marilee
(2) Green Team Ethan
(3) Washington High survey – Liz

Presentations and Conversations

(1) Tabor to the River BES
(2) Division Street traffic/citizen working group – Amy

Internal Board Issues

(1) Approval of minutes
(2) Treasurers report Matthew

Join us! We need volunteers from all backgrounds to help make our neighborhood a great place to live!

At May’s meeting we will elect new board members. Members serve a two-year term as volunteers for the neighborhood. If you are interested in serving, please contact a member of our board. (Contact information can be found here.)

Here’s a few more details from our bylaws:
-Number of board members: no fewer than four and no more than 20.
-Terms of office: two years
-Recruitment of members: nominations opened on April 1 of each year and held open until the general membership meeting in May, names of candidates placed by nominating committee or nominations from the floor
Eligibility requirement for board members: Only members can vote and serve on the HAND board. You should read the following aloud at the election meeting, so that everyone present can determine whether or not they are a members, and therefore are eligible to vote and serve on the board. “Membership shall be open and given to all qualifying residents, property owners, business owners (or their designees), governmental agencies and non-profit organizations located within the boundaries of HAND or to any person appointed as a member to HAND by the Board of Directors in accordance with Article VII of the bylaws. Each member that is of legal voting age in the State of Oregon shall be entitled to all voting privileges. To qualify as a HAND member, one must meet the requirements of this said section and have signed a membership list provided by the Board of Directors.”.
– Quorum to vote at general meetings, including elections: the number of members in attendance.
– Process for voting: The HAND bylaws allow for voting by hand or written ballot.

Important Info on Precinct Restructuring

PPB Restructure Meeting Planned with Chief Sizer and Commissioner Saltzman
An additional public forum for the Police Bureau budget and precinct restructuring plan has been added for next Monday, April 20th. Chief Sizer and Commissioner Saltzman will both attend the public forum.

Community Forum on Precinct Restructuring
Monday, April 20, 2009
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Cleveland High School (in the library)
3400 SE 26th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
Continue reading “Important Info on Precinct Restructuring”

Current HAND Land Use Notices

Conversion of existing garage into an accessory dwelling unit:

Hosford-Abernethy | 04-08-09 | 2405 SE Ladd Avenue | Historic Design Review – NOTICE | LU 09-116288 HDZ (PDF Document, 879kb)

See Portland Online to download the notice, and for all additional current notices in SE PDX: http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=35625.

SE Clay Green Street Open House!

clay_green_street_mapThursday, April 2, 2009
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Olympic Mills Conference Center (formerly the B&O Building)
First Floor Common Areas
107 SE Washington Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

The City of Portland has completed concept designs of the SE Clay Green Street Project. Get information about how this project will manage stormwater along SE Clay Street between Water Avenue and SE 12th Avenue, and how these improvements will enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and motorist safety, creating a route to the river, while maintaining the business and freight needs of the Central Eastside Industrial District.

Come by to review final Route to the River concept designs, talk with project staff, and enjoy refreshments. This project is a collaborative effort between several city bureaus and members of the community.

Get more information at www.portlandonline.com/sustainablestormwater or call Alice Meyers at 503-823-7914.

Bosco Milligan Foundation – Historic Preservation Needs Assessment 2009

Home at SE 21st & Taggart sometime during the 1930s.
Home at SE 21st & Taggart sometime during the 1930s.
The Bosco Milligan Foundation has posted their 2009 Historic Preservation Needs Assessment for Portland. It is based upon information provided to them by dozens of Portland residents last October-November.

Read the report here. (.pdf document)

You can find more on their website: www.visitahc.org.

Expect more information on future historic preservation programs created specifically from the findings in the Needs Assessment.

Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, March 17

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Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND)
Community/ Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:00 PM

(Land Use meeting at 6:00)
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

General Meeting Agenda 7:00 – 8:45
Crime Prevention Officer
(1) Sustainability meeting – 5th Tuesday of March

Community Issues
(1) Portland Streetcar update – Julie Gustafson and Kay Dannen
(2) Clinton Street Max Station – Tri-Met
(3) Speed bumps on 20th and Hawthorne – Will Stevens
(4) Clearwire pole at 26th and Division (to replace a PGE pole) – Steven Topp

(1) Pedestrian Safety Issue – Sue Pearce

Internal Board Issues
(1) Approval of minutes
(2) Approval of Portland Triathlon’s use of the Eastside Esplanade

For more information please contact HAND chair Alex Bassos at: chair@handpdx.org

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