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

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rain! Is it time for a new umbrella?

There are several classes of art students who want to decorate umbrellas and join the Milwaukie Umbrella Parade on December 6th--but they need umbrellas!

Drop off your unwanted umbrellas at City Hall by Monday November 24th.

November Neighborhood Meeting Notes

Summary of November 10, 2008 Meeting Notes
Click HERE for the complete notes

Police and Fire Reports: Officer Ron Glenn advised on use of Homewood Park, concealed and non-concealed weapons

Principal Mark Pinder, Milwaukie HS, spoke about goals, programs, levy

Grant Requests: Hector Campbell School reader board proposal deferred

Homewood Park: project bid to go to City Council for approval. Work set to begin later this winter. $5k grant proposal to city approved.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Report: Neighborhood Traffic Management Program considering projects to increase crossing safety on Washington Street by the High School, on Oak and 224, on 43rd and King Road and at 35th and Sellwood. Sex offender registration high at Milwaukie due to longer registration hours. Most registrants do not live within city. New captain’s position at MPD open for internal applications

Other Issues and Information
1. New HCNDA Logo-- see website for proposed logo designs
2. Flashing Lights on Railroad Avenue – city engineer reviewing
3. Meeting on proposed Balfour Street Residential Treatment Facility November 11th at 6:30 at Ardenwald Elementary School
4. City Council to decide next Tuesday on filling mayoral position

Monday, November 10, 2008

We need a new Logo

Our NDA needs a new logo. We will use the logo here on our website, in neighborhood publications and on neighborhood signs (like on the new signs for Homewood Park!). I had hoped that a Graphic Designer from our neighborhood would volunteer for this project...however no one stepped forward, so I took a stab at making us a new logo. The best of my attempts are in the side bar on the right of this page, please vote on the one you like best and leave additional comments in the "comments" below this post (you don't have to sign up to leave a comment, we would like you to please ad your first name and or the street you live on to your comment) Thanks for participating!

Ardenwald NDA to meet about Balfour House

NOTICE: Public Meeting to Discuss the Balfour Street Secure Residential Treatment Facility

Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 pm in the Ardenwald Elementary School cafeteria (8950 SE 36th Ave).

· ColumbiaCare intends to build an 8,500 ft², 15 bed lock down facility at 2808 SE Balfour Street to house people from the Oregon State Hospital found guilty except for insanity of crimes such as assault, arson, child molestation, rape, and even murder.

· Jennifer Jones, Executive Asst. of ColumbiaCare will be in attendance to answer questions. This will be our best chance to make certain they understand the neighborhood’s objections to this complex. Your attendance is vitally important. Together we can protect our community!

· Clackamas Co Commissioner Peterson, Cindy Becker- DHS, Rep Carolyn Tomei, Mary Claire Buckley- PSRB, and several state officials will also be in attendance.

· This Q&A session will take place during the Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association meeting Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 pm in the Ardenwald Elementary School cafeteria (8950 SE 36th Ave).

· Visit for more information. Also, please visit and sign the online petition.

While this proposed facility is not in the Hector Campbell Neighborhood, Milwaukie neighborhoods need to stand together on this important issue; the Ardenwald Neighborhood needs our help. Only by standing together will this fight be won!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sunrise Project, I 205 to Rock Creek Junction

Public Hearing on the Sunrise Project, a proposed new limited-access highway between Interstate 205 and Rock Creek Junction. Click here for background information on the project.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Clackamas High School, 14486 SE 122nd Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015

Please attend one of the public hearings to learn more about the project and share your comments. Oral and written comments will be received at any time during both events.

If you are not able to give your comments in-person at one of the hearings, there are several options you have to comment:
Online: Email: Fax: 503-230-4877


2008 Toy Drive At Ledding Library

For the eighth year in a row, Ledding Library will be hosting a Toy Drive to collect new toys for less fortunate children in the Milwaukie area. Last year, the community responded magnificently, donating more than 1,000 toys to local elementary schools and the Annie Ross House. If you are interested in donating to this cause, please drop off a new toy at the front desk of Ledding Library (10660 SE 21st Ave.) before Friday December 19th.

Gifts should be unwrapped and appropriate for ages 12 and below. Especially popular gifts in previous years have been legos, board games, books, arts and crafts kits and beauty-related items. For more information, please contact Nancy Wittig at 503-786-7582.