The Hectorcampbell NDA meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Public Safety Building: 3200 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie, OR

Friday, May 30, 2008

Support Milwaukie Riverfront Park!

Got a half hour this Sunday, June 1st at 11:30 am?
Come to a photo shoot at Milwaukie Riverfront Park !

Meet near the Jefferson St Boat Ramp; It's just short walk from the Farmer's Market (9:30 to 2....)

We need a large group of people for a photo at the Park to illustrate the community's enthusiasm for the parks' development. We will use the photo in a presentation to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on June 11 to justify a grant we've requested for $450,000 for Phase 1 of the park development.

No need to RSVP - just bring your friends, kids, parents, dogs, kayaks, and bikes (bike garb encouraged!) and meet us at the Riverfront at 11:30.
Thanks, Milwaukie!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

City Staff Recommendations on Light Rail Station Locations

The City staff has made a recommendation on the locations of light rail stations in Downtown Milwaukie. The recommendations will be discussed at Tuesday's (June 3) Council meeting at 7 pm. Council will be asked to pass a resolution to forward recommended stations to the South Corridor Steering committee. It will be in a hearing forum and public testimony will be accepted.

The recommendation can be found in the information packet for the is a big file and will be slow to patient! Once the document has loaded, look for section 5B Staff recommendation. City Council Regular Session Information packet For June 3, 2008

If you have trouble downloading the packet from the Cities site, send an email to and we can email it to you as a PDF.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Meetings

With summer approaching and we all get busy enjoying the weather and activities around our community. I start considering the need for our group to meet in July and August. If you have any thought let me know. We will make the decision at the June meeting if we will or will not hold meetings over the summer. We will continue to update the web and address the neighborhood concerns.

As Chair of the Hector Campbell NDA I am always looking for topics and guest for the monthly meeting. If you have any ideas please drop me a line.

David Aschenbrenner
Chair, Hector Campbell NDA

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Summary May 12 HCNDA Meeting Notes

May 12 2008 Summary of Meeting Notes
Public Safety Building, 7pm

Officer Elections
The current board of officers was elected for an additional year of service.
David Aschenbrenner: Chair; Mary Weaver: Vice-Chair
Sarah Smith: Treasurer; Linda Hedges: Secretary

Police and Fire Reports
Officers William Conway and Ryan Wilcox from Clackamas FD#1 attended.
* 18 new firefighters have been hired;
* 2 new stations will be open soon
*Seniors or disabled persons who need smoke alarms can have them installed for free by calling the Fire District offices.

Officer Danny Hill from Milwaukie PD attended.
*The K-9 dog to be purchased in July; training for Officer Truong soon
*Some new Dodge chargers have been purchased for patrol.
* Chief Larry Kanzler to retire in July; expressed interest in the replacement candidate being retired FBI SAC Robert Jordan Portland, Oregon Field Office,.
*The Mongol motorcycle gang has not been any problem so far.

Neighborhood Grants Awarded:
* Milwaukie HS Graduation Party - $1,000
* Milwaukie Center’s Meals on Wheels program - $1,000
* New Century Players - $1,000

Light Rail:
Light Rail SDEIS began May 9th, for 45 days.
Meeting for comment on Wednesday, May 28th at MHS 6-8pm.

2008-09 Budget
* Quiet Zone, ($310,000) not in budget
* Refurbishment of City Hall garage for use as Municipal court ($900,000) not in budget
* Expansion of Johnson Creek facilities for staff work space not funded
* Neighborhood Grant funding is still in the budget
* Improvements to the 37th Street and Oak Street railroad crossings funded

Tri-Met Southgate Park and Ride
Tri-Met pulled out of agreement to purchase old Southgate Theater location as bus layover due to rising costs not in their budget. Further discussion on-going

Parks Report:
Work party at Homewood Park Sunday May 4th, noon-3 had 5 people attend. North Clackamas Parks has begun mowing the grass and picking up yard debris picked up by our volunteers.
Sarah Smith has the draft proposal ready for the parks work.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Report
Local emergency response preparedness for ethanol fire considered adequate.

The Farmers Market began Sunday May 11th.

The City Clean-up Day will be June 14th at locations at the old Southgate Theater site and at 60th and Johnson Creek Boulevard. Coupon on front page of the June Pilot can be used for one free load of large “junk” items.

Next meeting - June 9, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May Meeting Agenda

Hector Campbell NDA Agenda 5/12/08 7:oo PM

Meeting Location: Milwaukie Public Safety Building
Building Entrance, South End of Parking Lot

  1. Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner
    a) Election of Officers
  2. Guest:
  3. Information:
  4. Clackamas Fire Dist. And Milwaukie Police
    a) Police Update
    b) Fire Safety Update
  5. Projects Updates:
    a) Street Maintenance Program
    i) King Road
    ii) Overlays in our Neighborhood
  6. Grants:
    a) Police K9 Program
    i) Vote on $500.00 Grant
  7. Parks Report: Sarah
    a) Work parties
  8. Public Safety Update:
  9. Other Information and Comments:
    a) Farmers Market Opens Sunday May 11th
    b) Provide Kidspace at meetings
  10. Next Meeting: June 9th

We will have cookies and lemonade and a table set up for kids with coloring stuff or space to work on homework. If you can't make it to the meeting, but have a question for us, send us an email:

Ledding Library Plant Sale

It's time for the Friends of the Ledding Library's Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 10, 8 AM - 4 PM at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison (directly behind the Library across the pond.)
There will be perennials, annuals (plus vegetable starts, herbs, raspberries), trees & shrubs, houseplants, stepping stones, bird and bee houses, gardening books, garden art and more.
And don't forget our raffle - $1.00 a ticket (or 6/$5 or 12/$10) - with these fabulous prizes: $20 gift certificate to Albertson's; $25 gift certificate to McGraths; $50 gift certificate to QFC; goodies baskets from Starbucks and Cindy's Hallmark; Hanging baskets from Rite-Aid and Home Depot; a flat of flowers from Kasch's; $25 gift certificate to A Piece of Cake; 10 - $5 gift certificates to Mike's Drive-In; Krispy Kreme gift certificates; 2 - 1 month passes to Nelson's Nautilus (value $69 each). You don't need to be present to win.