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June Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 17

Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 

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

AGENDA

6:30 LANDUSE COMMITTEE

7:00 BOARD MEETING

7:00

  • Call to order
  • Introductions

7:10

  • Approval of April and May Meeting Notes
  • Approval of Treasurer’s report

7:15

  • PPB Neighborhood Response Team Officer Leo Yee (schedule permitting)

7:30

  • Report/Update on SE Quadrant Plans for CEID Triangle/Clinton: Troy Doss, BPS
  • Q&A

8:00

  • Committee Reports

8:10

  • Election of Officers***

8:20

  • DCBA and HBBA Fairs***

8:25

  • National Night Out

8:30

  • Emergency Preparedness – Patrick Vinograd

9:00

  • Adjourn, tidy room, turn out lights.

Powell – Division Steering Committee updates

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Powell-Division Steering Committee meeting
Monday, June 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. - followed by an open house, 6 to 7 p.m.
East Hill Church, office complex room, 701 N Main Ave, Gresham
·         Discuss and seek consensus on proposed final goals and outcomes
·         Learn how your decision-making over the next year fits into the larger picture of building a new transit project
·         Review the types of information we will present to you in September that will shape which alternatives look more promising than others
·         Preview the summer’s public input opportunities to develop and comment on alternatives
Powell-Division Steering Committee meeting
Monday, September 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. - followed by an open house, 6 to 7 p.m.
St. Philip Neri, Carvlin Hall, 2408 SE 16th Ave, Portland
·         Review the suggested alternatives and information about them
·         Discuss the alternatives that appear most promising – what does our technical analysis show and what do people think?
·         Seek consensus on moving a set of alternatives forward for more detailed evaluation
__________________________________
ONGOING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
Surveys - Two surveys are live now. Please share them with your networks.
·         Weigh in! What does better transit mean to you? This 5 to 10 minute survey asks how transit trips can be easier and more convenient for you. We also want to know what information would help you weigh the pros and cons of different alternatives (routes and transit types) that will be developed with your help this summer. This survey will be open through July 30, 2014.
·         Public engagement: How are we doing? We want to know what is working for you and what could be better. Let us know by answering a few questions. We appreciate your feedback.
Community briefings and events - Project staff will share information about the Powell-Division Transit Project at these upcoming meetings and events. For more information, check the project website or contact staff directly.
  • May 13, 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Powell-Division talk to staff session at Division Midway Alliance
  • May 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – TriMet’s Eastside Service Enhancement Plan community meeting at Parkrose high school library
  • May 13, 7 p.m. - Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations at Gresham City Hall
  • May 19, 4 p.m. - Gresham Youth Advisory Committee at Gresham City Hall
  • May 19, 7 to 9pm - Southeast Uplift Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - TriMet’s Eastside Service Enhancement Plan community meeting at Ron Russell Middle School Library
  • May 21, 6:30 p.m. - Gresham Natural Resource and Sustainability Committee Meeting at Gresham City Hall
  • May 27, 8:30 to 10 a.m. - Powell-Division talk to staff session at Division Midway Alliance
  • May 27, 6 p.m. - Gresham Public Safety Committee at Gresham City Hall
  • May 28, 6 p.m. - East Gresham Community Information Fair
  • June 7, 10 a.m. - Jade District community planning meeting at PCC SE
  • June 10, 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Powell-Division talk to staff session at Division Midway Alliance
  • June 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - East Metro Economic Alliance at Fairview City Hall
  • June 24, 8:30 to 10 a.m. - Powell-Division talk to staff session at Division Midway Alliance
  • June 26, 3 to 8 p.m. - Rock the Block Rockwood at Plaza del Sol
  • June 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Rock the Block Rockwood at Plaza del Sol
Staff contacts
For immediate questions, please contact:
Camille Tisler
Metro Administrative Specialist
For project specific questions, please contact:
Brian Monberg
Metro Project Manager

Weekend Bridge closings

This news release is available online.

 

Weekend events and inspection will

impact downtown bridges

Thursday, 5/15/14 – 9:25 am

Contacts: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Traffic on the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges will be affected by an inspection and community events this weekend.

Saturday, May 17

Morrison Bridge:  The bridge will be closed to motor vehicles from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection of the lift span deck.  The inspection is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.  Sidewalks will remain open for bicyclists and pedestrians.  The on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will be closed.  While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open. Motorists can access I-5 north at N.E. Broadway and N. Williams Avenue and enter I-84 eastbound at N.E. Grand Avenue and N.E. Everett Street.  Onramps to the bridge will be closed at S.E. Grand Avenue and S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  During the closure, TriMet’s 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions.

Hawthorne Bridge:  From 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon the north sidewalk of the bridge will be shared by the public and participants in the Greater Portland Heart and Stroke Walk.  Due to the large number of children expected to participate in the walk, bicyclists are asked to be cautious when using the bridge’s north sidewalk during the event.  Event volunteers will be stationed on the bridge sidewalk to assist with traffic safety.

Sunday, May 18

Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges: The course for the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon includes both bridges.  Traffic impacts include:

  • ·  Ramps between the Morrison Bridge and SW Naito Parkway are closed from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • ·  The Morrison Bridge offramp to SE Water Ave. will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • ·  Participants will use the path on the south side of the Morrison Bridge from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  The path will remain open to the public.
  • ·  The two center lanes of the Hawthorne Bridge and the ramp from the bridge to SE Water Ave. will be closed from 4 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • ·  TriMet bus service will be impacted.  Buses that normally use the Steel Bridge (lines 4, 8, 35, 44 and 77) will use the Broadway Bridge eastbound only.  Westbound service on the Steel Bridge is unaffected. Line 14 will be rerouted from the Hawthorne to the Morrison Bridge eastbound only. Westbound service on line 14 is unaffected on the Hawthorne Bridge, but service will be re-routed in both directions east of the bridge. Visit trimet.org for details.
  • ·  The drawbridges of both bridges will not be able to open for river traffic from 3 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Multnomah County maintains six Willamette River bridges and 300 miles of roads. For more information, visitwww.multco.us/bridges.

Widening sidewalks on the Hawthorne Brigde

Project will widen sidewalk at east end of Hawthorne Bridge Friday

5/16/14 – 2:41 pm Contacts: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Multnomah County is making pedestrian improvements at the east end of the Hawthorne viaduct, the eastbound structure that connects the bridge with SE Hawthorne Boulevard. The project will widen 415 feet of sidewalk between the Clay Street offramp and SE Grand Avenue. The current sidewalk is two feet wide, and will be widened to six feet. New curb inlets for catch basins will be installed under the sidewalk to avoid steel gratings in the bicycle lane. New sidewalk ramps will be built on each side of the Clay Street exit and at Grand Avenue to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, making the bridge’s south sidewalk more accessible. Construction of the ramps at the Clay Street exit started this week. Sidewalk widening will begin next week. Traffic lanes on the viaduct will remain open except when one lane is closed during a concrete pour. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction. The project is scheduled to be completed in July, weather permitting. Multnomah County maintains the Hawthorne Bridge, five other Willamette River bridges and 300 miles of roads.

 

For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges.

May General Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 

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

AGENDA

6:30 LANDUSE COMMITTEE:  options in response to looming developments

7:00 BOARD MEETING

7:00

  • Call to order
  • Introductions

7:05

  • Approval of April Minutes
  • Approval of Treasurer’s report

7:10

  • PPB Neighborhood Response Team Officer Leo Yee (schedule permitting)

7:30

  • Committee Reports: What’s going on in HAND and the City of Portland

7:45

  • The Mt. Hood Freeway: Neighborhood Action helped to derail the effort

8:00

  • Elections of HAND Board Members: returning and new to board

8:10

  • Saving Buckman Pool – Philip Mascher

8:15

  • HAND by-laws change proposals

8:30

  • Emergency Preparedness – Patrick Vinograd

8:55

  • New Board members meeting with Kelly Fedderson (SE Uplift)
  • Adjourn, tidy room, turn out lights.

Rock and Roll Half Marathon – Sunday, May 18

We wanted to make sure you received information about the Rock and Roll Portland Half Marathon taking place Sunday May 18TH in your area. The race will result in road closures from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attached is a brochure that should answer most of your questions. If you have any further questions please call  1-800-311-1255.

See this link for the map POR_14_rcb of the route.

Reminder – Neighborhood Clean Up – May 10


HAND Neighborhood Clean-Up,
 Saturday, May 10
Bring your stuff to our annual neighborhood cleanup Saturday, May 10. This year’s proceeds from the cleanup will go to support neighborhood efforts.Drop off begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. at our same location, the Cleveland High School parking lot on SE 26th Ave., please enter on Franklin Street & exit onto SE 26th.We will have the same general categories for drop off – bulky waste, yard debris, metal and a free exchange/swap area. If you have loose debris, please plan to bundle or bag it up before drop off. Our volunteers appreciate your help in making this a quick and easy process.

TWO ANSWERS TO FAQ’s:
1. Will you accept block styrofoam? – YES! We will accept your large block styrofoam. But please keep in mind that we’ll be charged for hauling it off to the recycler. So if you drop off more than a few pieces, you may be charged a little extra.

2. Will there be a shredding truck? – NO! though a great service and one we have considered, we WILL NOT be providing a shred-it truck to this year’s cleanup.

Last year, items in the free exchange went early and fast! Plan to check it out throughout the day. This is a great resource for toys, furniture, house hardware & more!

Before May 10 – PLAN TO TAKE DIRECT:
TAKE DIRECT – E-WASTE
All computers, monitors, TV’s and other e-waste: As part of the Oregon E-cycles program, you can take these items and drop them off for free at Free Geek, at 1731 SE10th or take it to Goodwill at 1943 SE 6th. For more information, contact FreeGeek at (503) 232-9350 or online FreeGeek.org.

TAKE DIRECT – CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, ETC.
Take flattened cardboard (no wax coated cardboard) and all rigid plastic (including broken kids’ toys, CD/DVD covers) to Far West Fibers for recycling. Most Far West services are basically free services. At best, they request a $3 donation per trip at their public recycling station at 4930 SE 26th Avenue. For more info, call them at (503) 238-1640 or visit: FarWestFibers.com

TAKE DIRECT – PAINT & OTHER HAZ-MAT WASTE
We will NOT accept any hazardous waste materials at the neighborhood cleanup. You can take them to Metro. Metro holds haz-mat collections throughout the year. Visit: OregonMetro.gov for more info on where to go.We reserve the right to refuse to take anything that we feel is unsafe or exceeds the above requirements.The HAND Neighborhood Cleanup is sponsored by Southeast Uplift, the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability and Metro. For more information on how you can help, contact Bill Crawford via email:bill@handpdx.org or phone:503-839-7648.

Division Streetscape Project Update: April 30, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

We’ve heard there have been some challenges for pedestrians crossing Division where corners and other crossing are under construction. We are currently developing some options for pedestrians to use in these circumstances. Crews are currently working on temporary ramps and the construction team is exploring ways to stagger work locations that would improve crossing during construction. Please be patient. Even as we work on solutions, there may still be locations where options are just not available.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Here is the estimated Division Streetscape construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

NOTE: Construction crews are moving “Businesses Open During Construction” signs as they move from work site to work site. Sometimes it may take a day or two to get them completely moved, so please be patient.

Week of April 28:
o       Excavate and pour southwest corner bus stop at 26th Avenue (rider information posted at location)
o       Form and pour ramps at 28th Avenue
o       Form and pour sidewalks and ramps at 28th Place
o       Form and pour, and finish excavation of stormwater facilities on north side of Division at 29th Avenue
o       Form and pour sidewalk and ramp at Division at 29th Avenue
o       Form and pour sidewalk, ramp and stormwater facilities near northeast corner of SE Division and 30th Avenue
o       Finish excavation of stormwater facilities near northeast corner of SE Division and 30th Avenue
o       Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps at northeast corner of SE Division and 28th Place
o       Excavate, form and pour stormwater facilities on west side of 28th Place
o       Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps at northwest corner of SE Division and 30th Avenue, then form and pour
o       Continue trench and asphalt maintenance

Week of May 5:
o       Install liner, and place rock check dams for stormwater facility on SE 28th Place at Division
o       Install topsoil for stormwater facility on SE 28th Place at Division Street
o       Install liner, rock and check dams in stormwater facilities on north side of Division at 29th Avenue
o       Install liner for stormwater facilities near northeast corner of SE Division and 30th Avenue, and place rock and check dams
o       Form and pour sidewalk and ramp at SE Division
o       Pour sidewalk and curbs at SE Division and 28th Place
o       Finish excavation of stormwater facilities on the west side of 28th Place
o       Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps on north side of SE Division at 31st Avenue, then excavate stormwater facilities and form and pour
o       Prep curb sidewalk and ramps at northwest corner of SE Division and 32nd Avenue, then form and pour
o       Prep curb, side walk and ramps at north side of SE Division at 33rd Avenue
o       Continue trench and asphalt maintenance

Week of May 5:
o       Install topsoil in stormwater facility on SE 28th Place at Division
o       Install topsoil in stormwater facilities on north side of Division at 29th Avenue
o       Install topsoil in stormwater facilities near northeast corner of SE Division and 30thAvenue
o       Install liner of stormwater facilities on the west side of 28th Place, then place rock and check dams, and topsoil
o       Finish excavation of stormwater facilities on north side of SE Division at 31st Avenue, then install liners, place rock and check dams, and topsoil
o       Form and pour sidewalk and ramps on north side of SE Division at 33rd Avenue

As always, please follow the direction of flaggers and informational signs to ensure everyone’s safety.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Go to www.portlandonline.com/transportation/divisionstreetscape<http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/41107> to see background information and block-by-block maps of the design. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov<mailto:joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov> with “Division” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Joe Annett
Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713
Phone: 503-823-2934
Email: joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov<mailto:joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov>

Tabor to the River Program
This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

2014 Portland Regional Graffiti Summit – May 20

Presented by
The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program
and Friendly Streets, a non-profit organization

2014 Portland Regional Graffiti Summit
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6:00pm to 8:30pm
OMSI Auditorium
1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland OR 97202

FREE Community Conference
This is a free 2.5-hour conference limited to the first 200 who pre-register. (Please pre-register no later than May 10th). Free light meal and dessert will be provided.

Graffiti vandalism can be harmful to the public’s perception of affected areas, and is expensive to eradicate. Graffiti that is left unattended impacts neighborhood livability, influences the economy of businesses, and can affect the sense of security for the entire community.

The focus of this community event is a comprehensive look at graffiti culture, including preventative measures that are being used in a number of communities, how law enforcement is working in collaboration with other agencies to arrest and prosecute vandals, and how to establish and sustain abatement efforts while being fiscally responsible to budget considerations.

Keynote: Constable Valerie Spicer – Vancouver BC Police Dept., M.A. (Art History), M.A. (Criminology), Ph.D. Candidate (Criminology)

Richard Toscan, Dean Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University (School of the Arts)

Award Recognition

Paul Watts, Graffiti Removal Services – Demonstration and free removal kits

Other presentations throughout this event will support the information that Constable Spicer will be sharing.

*Attendees who wish to become abatement volunteers can sign up at this event, and will be given a free kit of removal supplies to take home, courtesy of Friendly Streets and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

To register, please call Portland Graffiti Abatement Coordinator, Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666, Graffiti Abatement Program Assistant, Victor Salinas, 503-823-3093, or email your contact information to graffiti@portlandoregon.gov.

May 10 – Neighborhood Clean Up

Mark your calendars!
HAND Neighborhood Clean-Up, Saturday, May 10

Bring your stuff to our annual neighborhood cleanup Saturday, May 10. This year’s proceeds from the cleanup will go to support neighborhood efforts.

Drop off begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. at our same location, the Cleveland High School parking lot on SE 26th Ave., please enter on Franklin Street & exit onto SE 26th.

We will have the same general categories for drop off – bulky waste, yard debris, metal and a free exchange/swap area. If you have loose debris, please plan to bundle or bag it up before drop off. Our volunteers appreciate your help in making this a quick and easy process.

TWO ANSWERS TO FAQ’s:
1. Will you accept block styrofoam?YES! We will accept your large block styrofoam. But please keep in mind that we’ll be charged for hauling it off to the recycler. So if you drop off more than a few pieces, you may be charged a little extra.

2. Will there be a shredding truck?NO! though a great service and one we have considered, we WILL NOT be providing a shred-it truck to this year’s cleanup.

Last year, items in the free exchange went early and fast! Plan to check it out throughout the day. This is a great resource for toys, furniture, house hardware & more!

Before May 10 – PLAN TO TAKE DIRECT:
TAKE DIRECT – E-WASTE
All computers, monitors, TV’s and other e-waste: As part of the Oregon E-cycles program, you can take these items and drop them off for free at Free Geek, at 1731 SE10th or take it to Goodwill at 1943 SE 6th. For more information, contact FreeGeek at (503) 232-9350 or online FreeGeek.org.

TAKE DIRECT – CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, ETC.
Take flattened cardboard (no wax coated cardboard) and all rigid plastic (including broken kids’ toys, CD/DVD covers) to Far West Fibers for recycling. Most Far West services are basically free services. At best, they request a $3 donation per trip at their public recycling station at 4930 SE 26th Avenue. For more info, call them at (503) 238-1640 or visit: FarWestFibers.com

TAKE DIRECT – PAINT & OTHER HAZ-MAT WASTE
We will NOT accept any hazardous waste materials at the neighborhood cleanup. You can take them to Metro. Metro holds haz-mat collections throughout the year. Visit: OregonMetro.gov for more info on where to go.

We reserve the right to refuse to take anything that we feel is unsafe or exceeds the above requirements.

The HAND Neighborhood Cleanup is sponsored by Southeast Uplift, the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability and Metro. For more information on how you can help, contact Bill Crawford via email:bill@handpdx.org or phone:503-839-7648.