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

Monday, October 27, 2008

Work Party at Homewood Park

Please help with planting and ivy removal

Saturday November 8th, 9am to 12noon.

Wear work gloves and bring a shovel and wheelbarrow (if you have one) some tools will be provided. We will be transplanting some plants in preparation for the beginning of construction on the playground and picnic areas; we will also work on ivy removal. For more information contact Sarah Smith at 503-653-0015 (work), 503-313-0368 (cell)

Secure Residential Treatment Facility Proposed for Ardenwald Neighborhood

Milwaukie's Ardenwald Neighborhood is fighting a proposed treatment facility for people who would have been convicted of violent crimes if not found to be insane. The proposed home is to be 8,500 square feet with 15 bedrooms, a pharmacy, out-patient treatment facilities, and have a 24 space parking lot. Many feel this building is not suitable for a residential neighborhood; unfortunately there is nothing in Milwaukie City Code to stop a facility of this type and size from being built in a residential neighborhood.

The Ardenwald NDA has lots of information on their website, you are encouraged to learn more and help with their fight by signing their on-line petition. This facility is not appropriate for ANY Milwaukie neighborhood.

October Meeting Minutes

Our October meeting was well-attended. We had several lively discussions.

Joe Sandfort from the Milwaukie Ledding Library stopped in to update us on library events and to tell us about the Library District Levy on the November ballot.

Sgt Robbie Graves from the police department reported that the department has purchased a German Shepherd, Jag, which will start training in November. Equipment has been purchased for the K-9 unit. Sargent Graves also contributed to a lively discussion on off-leash dogs in the city. Neighbors requested additional patrols on Home Avenue and around Campbell School.

Curtis Long, the new principal of Campbell School, introduced himself and invited neighbors to attend Friday morning open assemblies where the students are recognized for activities and there is an opportunity for neighbors to ask questions and see what is going on at the school. Last Friday of the month he is holding a coffee hour, which is also open to neighbors as well as parents. There are just over 300 students this year. This year’s goal is to make a better connection with the community.

Click here for Complete meeting minutes. Our next meeting will be at 7pm November 10th. If you have issues you want to have on the agenda, please contact David Aschenbrenner