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, December 29, 2008

Homewood Park Construction

Volunteers have been working on building Homewood Park for over 10 years. Now with bond measure money from Metro and our Neighborhood Grant funds the neighborhood and City can really move forward with completing Homewood Park.

In October the City of Milwaukie contracted with Structures in Landscape to develop Homewood Park. Construction has been delayed due to the snow and ice, however it is scheduled to start on Tuesday December 30th. Construction is expected to take about 3 weeks, but the time line is really dependant on the weather. The project includes some new lawn & irrigation, a play structure, picnic tables, garbage cans, bike racks, and new fencing.

A few of the existing native plants will need to be moved to make way for the play area; we have identified which ones need to move and located new places for them elsewhere in the park. Structures in Landscape is committed to re-using as many of these plants on site as possible.

During construction the park will be closed; this is for both safety and security. We ask all of the neighbors to help by keeping a look out for suspicious activity at night and on weekends.

Homewood Park is located between SE Home Avenue and Garrett Drive just south of Monroe Street. Below is a slide show of Homewood Park pictures.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A BUSY Weekend!

12th for the Annual Winter Solstice at 6:00pm: Tonight is the Milwaukie Solstice Party. Gather down on the riverfront park for a bonfire and to watch the Christmas Ships.

Operation Santa Claus: On Sunday December 14th the Fire station will be in our neighborhood collecting canned food and toys. For recorded parade information call 503-742-2941.

Neighborhood Food Fight: Saturday and Sunday (12/13 & 12/14) Milwaukie neighborhoods will be competing to see which one can collect the most canned food. The neighborhoods will give the food collected to Milwaukie High school for donation to the Oregon Food Bank. Last year students collected 130,000 cans of food--making Milwaukie High School the sixth largest donor to the Oregon Food Bank in the entire state! Collection barrels will be set up at the King Road Safeway and The Milwaukie Marketplace Albertsons both days. Show support for OUR neighborhood by filling the Hector Campbell NDA can with delicious & nutritious food. If you want to volunteer to help at the collection sites or need more information contact Linda Hedges at (503) 343-0022 or Ron Moseley at (503) 353-5830.

Summary of December Meeting

December 8, 2008 Meeting Notes Summary

1. NDA/MHS Food Fight December 13 and 14 Safeway and Albertsons
Milwaukie HS and Milwaukie neighborhoods collect food for Oregon Food Bank. Which neighborhood can collect the most items?

3. Operation Santa Dec 14th 6-9pm in neighborhoods. See CCFD1 website.

4. Grant request approved for $500 to the MHS 2009 Graduation party

5. Park upgrades and play structure should be completed by the end of January. A request for approval to remove the maple tree sited in front of the Home Avenue entrance to the park will be submitted to the city.

6. Light Rail Project Citizens Advisory Committee reviewing reports and financing.

7. Mayor Jim Bernard ‘s position to be filled by vote of Council.

8. Public Safety Advisory Committee Report
Traffic Management project funding 5 projects. New positions appointed in department. Local stores experiencing rise in shoplifting. Shoppers – be aware!

9. New oval HCNDA Logo adopted.

10. Winter Solstice gathering Friday December 12th at Riverfront Park

11. Farewell for Jim Bernard 5-7 Friday December 19th at the Masonic Lodge.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 8th Neighborhood Meeting

Hi All,
I am working on the agenda for the meeting.
Any topics I should put on the agenda?
The meeting is at 7 PM at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building on December 8th.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

David Aschenbrenner
Chair, Hector Campbell NDA