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October Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center, St Paul Room
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

6:30 LANDUSE COMMITTEE: Martin Eichinger and design team re proposal for Sculpture Studio, SE 25th and Division


  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • PPB Neighborhood Response Team Officer
  • Bridger Wineman, ODOT: Plans for Ross Island Bridge
  • Discussion re: Clinton Triangle/Clinton station area with Troy Doss, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability* and PDC Amendment: Inclusion of Clinton Triangle in CES URA*
  • Jacob Brostoff and Teri Poppino: Car Prowls on SE Division
  • Linda Nettekoven and Liz Potter: Division Design Initiative
  • Old Business:
    • Report re Exec Committee discussions re September agenda items
      • NE/SE 20s Bikeway*
      • Division-Powell High Transit Corridor*
      • HAND Policy re Request for Funds/donations*
  • Tree Team/Friends of Trees: Request for funds for “Scholarships” for potential tree owners
  • Announcements:
    • Kelly Federson
    • Upcoming meetings, events
    • Other
    • Committee reports

9:00: Adjourn
Planned meetings:

  • Executive Committee (Public Welcome) October 28th at 7 or 7:30 (time and site TBA)
  • HAND Board Land-use: November 18, 2014 at 6:30 at St Philip Neri, Paulist Center
  • Board Meeting: to follow at 7:00

No board meeting planned for December.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: September 5, 2014

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services will begin construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project next week. Over the next year, this project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.


A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available atwww.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.



SE 21st Closures at Division Start Next Week

  • Periodic closures of southbound traffic on SE 21st avenue between SE Division and Clinton Streets will begin next week, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as needed, Monday through Friday.
  • Motorists and cyclists traveling south on SE Ladd or SE 20th avenues to SE Clinton Street will be detoured to 22nd Avenue.
  • In addition, SE Ivon Street between SE 20th and 22nd avenues will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be maintained. Residents may access their homes from SE 20th and 22nd avenues.
  • Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


Beginning mid-September, SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues will be closed to all traffic, 24 hours a day, for about 5 weeks

o    Crews will excavate the existing asphalt and repave with pervious (or porous) concrete. Pervious pavement allows water to go through the street and directly into the ground reducing the amount of stormwater that enters the sewer system.

o    Prior to this work, crews will install new lateral public sewer pipes that connect homes on SE Ivon (20th to 22nd avenues) to the existing main sewer pipe. This work will begin next week and is expected to take several days.

o    While crews are excavating pavement, traffic will be delayed on SE 20th and SE 22nd between SE Division and Clinton streets. Excavation and preparation for paving is expected to take about 2- 3 weeks.



Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.


Week of September 8

  • SE Ivon Street (20th to 21st avenues) – Lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE Ivon Street (21st to 22nd avenues) – Lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE Ivon Street (21st to 25th avenues) – Construction of several green streets and corner improvements with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant ramps
  • SE Caruthers Street (22nd to 23rd avenues) – Main public sewer pipe and manhole construction
  • SE 35th Place (Clinton to Woodward) – Lateral sewer construction


Week of September 15

  • SE Ivon Street (20th to 21st avenues) – Excavate asphalt paving
  • SE Ivon Street (21st to 22nd avenues) – Excavate asphalt paving
  • SE Ivon Street (22nd to 25th avenues) – Construction of several green streets and corner improvements with ADA ramps
  • SE Caruthers Street (21st to 23rd avenues) – Main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE 35th Place (Clinton to Woodward) – Begin construction of several green streets and one corner improvement with ADA ramp



  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe no parking signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and safety vest with “City of Portland” on the back.



Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

September Board Meeting – Tues, Sept 16 7 p.m.

Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center, St Paul Room
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

            6:30  LANDUSE COMMITTEE:  agenda TBA


  • Call to order
  • Introductions
  • Approval of July 15 meeting notes
  • Approval of Treasurer’s report
  • Neighborhood Crime Report and Prevention: Officer Leo Yee, Portland Police Bureau
  • Report and Discussion: NE/SE 20s Bike Way: Rich Newlands PBoT and Paul Coleman
  • Report and Discussion:  Division/Powell High Capacity Transit Corridor: Dana Lucero from Metro and Alexandra Howard from City of Portland
  • Report and Discussion:  PDC proposal for addition to Central Eastside Urban Renewal Area to include
  • Portland Milwaukie Lightrail Clinton Station Area: Speaker tba
  • Discussion, Action item: Proposals for use of Communications Funds
  • Discussion, Action item: Funding for Division Design Initiative.

9:00PM: Adjourn, secure room.


Next Meetings:

  • Exec Committee: 9/23/2014 @ 7:00PM (time could change) Place TBA
  • HAND Board Meeting:  October 21, 2014 , 7:00PM  LandUse @ 6:00PM, St Philip Neri Paulist Center

Tuesday, July 8 – OPEN HOUSE on SE Quadrant Topics

PSU Transportation Class in Fall 2014


Calling all transportation activists – Learn how the city that works, works!  And how you can affect change in your neighborhood.

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation & Portland State University are pleased to announce the 2014 Portland Traffic and Transportation Class.  This interactive Portland State University class is open to all Portland citizens and offers a unique opportunity to learn about the city’s transportation system while working on actual neighborhood projects that affect your community.

You can learn more about the class at: www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/psuclass

The class is free for Portland citizens and we’d like to inform you and your neighbors about this great opportunity.  You are encouraged to sign up for the class if you are interested. In addition, inclusion in your newsletter and/or on an email distribution list or a mention at your next meeting would be most welcomed and appreciated.

Work with decision and policy-makers, planners, scholars and engineers to get your neighborhood transportation project moving.


This interactive Portland State University class is open to all Portland citizens and full scholarships are available to qualified applicants.  Learn more on the website –www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/psuclass - or contact Scott Cohen at (503) 823-5345



TriMet proposal for bus service changes

TriMet’s proposal for bus service changes is now online at trimet.org/buschanges and we invite you to study it, provide feedback, and encourage your neighbors to do the same.

The proposal includes additional service, beyond the starting assumptions we shared this winter. Service would include:

  • Revised route for Line 28 west of Linwood Street that serves Johnson Creek Boulevard, connects to MAX at the SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek Station (including bus stop within the station site), and serves the existing Milwaukie Park & Ride.
  • Doubled frequency on Lines 28 and 34 (weekdays, about every 35 minutes instead of existing 70-minute frequency).
  • Revised route for Line 99 that continues to serve existing Milwaukie Park & Ride, connects to MAX at the SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek Station (with bus stop in the station site), serves Tacoma Street and continues into downtown Portland via Sellwood Bridge, Macadam Boulevard and Corbett Street. (This would begin when Sellwood Bridge is available for bus traffic. Interim route to be determined.)
  • Revised routes for Lines 31, 32 and 33, with connections to MAX in Milwaukie, but no service into Portland.
  • Revised route for lines 9 and 17, using Tilikum Crossing instead of Ross Island Bridge. (Line 19 would keep its current route, in order to maintain service at stops near Ross Island Bridge.)

TriMet is also working with the community to create a long-term vision for better transit in the southeast part of the region, including the area around the new MAX Orange Line.  Through 2015, TriMet will be identifying opportunities for more local and regional service and better connections to jobs, education, and services.  We will also seek early opportunities for better local service and connections in and with the cities and urbanized areas of Clackamas County.  Learn more and get involved at trimet.org/southeast.

We will be distributing this info about the proposal on-board buses in July, and hosting open houses, which we hope you can attend. (Our next CAC meeting will be this fall.)

Open houses:

  • Monday, July 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m., St. John The Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St., Milwaukie
  • Tuesday, July 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th St., Oregon City
  • Wednesday, July 23, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Villa, 3925 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland
  • Thursday, July 24, 5 to 6:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Lunch Room, 5th Floor, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Portland

Town Hall Meeting on Portland Parks Replacement Bond

An invitation on behalf of Commissioner Amanda Fritz to neighborhood association leaders. Please join us, and spread the word to your neighbors (flyer attached for distribution)!


Town Hall on Portland Parks Replacement Bond

June 30, 2014 — 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Cleveland High School Cafeteria (3400 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202)

Co-hosted by: Portland Parks & Recreation and Portland Parks Foundation

RSVP here

Please join us for a discussion about how the Parks Replacement Bond will help address urgent maintenance needs with no increased tax rates for Portlanders. Get your questions answered and give your input to Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Over the last century, Portlanders created and have maintained our parks system through a series of capital investments (bonds and levies). However, our park structures and facilities have finite life spans, and require ongoing investment to remain safe and accessible. As Portland’s existing parks bond—approved in 1994—is paid off in 2015, we have the opportunity to address critical park needs without increasing tax rates, by referring a Parks Replacement Bond to voters now.

In Southeast Portland, a Replacement Parks Bond could fund project like replacing the playground at Creston Park, replacement of the Sellwood Park roof system on the pool building to address leaks before structural damage occurs, seismic improvements, urgent accessibility and restroom repairs at multiple parks, and more.

A recent survey shows that more than 65 percent of Portlanders are supportive of a Replacement Bond would not increase tax rates and would fund some of the most critical repairs to our parks system. Get your questions answered on this unique opportunity at the Parks Replacement Bond Town Hall.


RSVP here, and learn more at ParksReplacementBond.org

Childcare provided | Fully accessible | Light refreshments served

Transit on Tap

Through his work at the Oregon Department of Transportation and at TriMet, Property Acquisition Specialist Nick Stewart has uncovered hundreds of documents that shed light on the history of the corridor in which our region’s newest light rail line is being built.

Join Nick and TriMet Planner Dave Unsworth to experience some of the history of these neighborhoods and learn how it influenced the current project.

Featured speakers
Nick Stewart, TriMet
Dave Unsworth, TriMet

The History of the Portland-Milwaukie Corridor
Wednesday, June 18, 5–7 p.m.
True Brew
3370 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Plan your trip »

Want to attend? RSVP to ridersclub@trimet.org

Generously sponsored by: Universal Field Services, Inc.

Transit on Tap is a new series for transit riders. Talks will be held in meeting rooms at local brew pubs, where you will be able to sample what’s on tap while hearing from transit experts on a variety of topics.

All events are free and open to the public. Pub-goers are responsible for purchasing their own food and beverages.

Notice of Liquor Application

LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION Re: Compote LLC (Shana Lane-Block & Gila Lane) Block’s 2032 SE Clinton Street Portland, OR 97202

The OLCC received an application for a Full On-Premises Commercial license at the above address.

The license allows a licensee to sell wine containing not more than 21% alcohol by volume, malt beverages containing not more than 14% alcohol by volume, cider containing not more than 10% alcohol by volume and distilled spirits by the drink to patrons on the premises.

The license allows any form of legal entertainment. The legal hours to sell alcohol in the state of Oregon are 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily. The premises is currently licensed with a Limited On-Premises Sales license (beer and wine).

The applicant’s proposed hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is exterior seating with the same proposed hours. There is indoor seating for approximately 34 and outdoor seating for approximately 30.

Recorded music is the only form of entertainment proposed. The applicant will have food available all hours as required by Oregon’s Liquor Laws.

If your organization wishes to provide the Commission with factual information concerning whether there is a basis to grant or deny this license under the OLCC’s licensing standards, please write me at the following address:

OLCC Patty Rhodes,

License Investigator

9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd.

Portland, OR 97222

If you have any questions, please call me at 872-5195.

Please respond to this letter within 14 days of this letter’s date so that we can process this application in a timely manner. We will share your information with the applicant, make it a part of the public record and consider it when making a final decision.

Sincerely, Patty Rhodes License Investigator Patty Rhodes License Investigator OLCC | License Services Division Office 503.872.5195 Fax 503.872.5074 patty.rhodes@state.or.us


Tidy Up! Avalon Sanctuary (SE 19th Ave. @ Division)

Tidy Up! Avalon Sanctuary (SE 19th Ave. @ Division)
Saturday, June 21
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SE 19th Ave. @ Division Street
This is the second part of a community clean up of the public open space/dead end street at SE 19th Ave. and Division. Please join us in making it a place where you would like to picnic or play this summer!
We are planning on a few hours of digging in the dirt, raking rocks and sorting out the weeds from the flowers on this small spot. We may try also creating a few places for people to sit and ponder (donations welcome) and clean off/cover the graffiti on the back fence. Wear your work clothes, bring gloves, rakes for rocks, shovels, etc. Have any hardy plants to donate or old garden benches, please bring them!
We did a lot of heavy lifting last month. 
Join us for this tidying up, Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More information contact: Amy - 503-475-3010amy@handpdx.org or Suzanne - zoozanemurcielago@yahoo.com
About SE 19th Ave./Avalon Sanctuary: 
In 1902, the City of Portland purchased this bit of land from the estate of Oregon Trail Pioneer Mary Fox Tibbetts for $1, to be used as a “street, called Avalon.” More than a hundred years later, it is a dead end street, public land, littered with garbage in the middle of a park-deprived, quickly growing inner-city neighborhood. Efforts over the last five years by neighborhood volunteers have sought to create a space that invites people in to rest or recreate. We hope with renewed public interest, City officials will consider adopting a formal plan for this public space so that it can be better utilized in our changing urban landscape.