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

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 12, 2010 Meeting Notes

Introductions and Welcome: Mary Weaver, Chairman; in attendance were Milwaukie Police Chief Robert Jordan, Frank Lamp representing Milwaukie Community Center, Cheryl Nally from Milwaukie Center, Pat DuVal, Interim City Manager and our city liaison and 7 other neighbors

Minutes: The minutes from the previous meeting were approved by consensus.

Treasurer’s Report: David Aschenbrenner stated the balance is quite healthy. The check for the Milwaukie Museum has not yet been written as he is waiting for the city’s check first.

Police Report: Chief Jordan distributed the monthly statistical crime report for March. He reported that the Prescription turn-in event on Saturday, April 10th was very successful. A total of 62 cars turned in 58 pounds of prescription drugs and sharps materials. A document shredding day is being planned for the near future. The department currently has 6 officers off for various reasons, and he is in the process of hiring one or two new officers. In response to a neighbor’s query about vehicular noise, he responded that the city already has an ordinance regarding noise, and some vehicle noise may also violate the vehicle code. He suggested that information should be provided to the department about the vehicle in question so that a conversation could be held with the driver.
Clackamas County FD #1 did not attend. Their latest newsletter is available on: and monthly in the NDA’s email at

Projects Update: no projects are currently pending

a) Big Brother, Big Sister desperately needs mentors for children right now. Contact Paul Cathcart at (503) 249-4859.
b) Hector Campbell Family Fun Day (PTA) - neighbors are encouraged to attend encouraged to attend on April 17th, 11am-4pm
Grant Requests:
a) Milwaukie Center 30th Anniversary Celebration
Cheryl Nally from the Center attended to thank us for our grant and to provide an update on activities and history of the Center. The celebration is June 4th from 4-6pm and neighbors are encouraged to attend.

b) Sellwood Boys and Girls Club After determining that the Sellwood-Moreland Boys and Girls club does serve children from our neighborhood, a motion was made by Darlene Albertson, seconded by David Hedges, to grant $500 to help resupply their games materials. The motion passed unanimously.

Parks Report: Sarah Smith was unable to attend.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Report: David Hedges reported that the Officer of the Year Dinner dinner hosted about 70 people. The event went very well, and PSAC and the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation look forward to continuing their partnership on this project with American Legion Post 180.

The Prescription Turn-In Day was already reported on by Chief Jordan.

Other Information and Comments:
a) Community Garden plots are available. Contact Diimitri Begeor, Garden Manager, 503-342-6330.
b) Panhandling ordinance – neighbors agreed that the city should pursue an ordinance prohibiting panhandling. Query made regarding how it would apply on a state highway (224).
c) Kellogg wastewater Treatment Center development plans – can be viewed on the city’s website. Comments are welcomed.
d) New Parking regulations – discussion about how changes might impact parking spaces and maintaining front garden spaces. Review of regulation changes to be made and query regarding whether review by planning department of plans to change a household’s parking spaces should be required. Action: Linda Hedges
e) Rooster Prohibition Ordinance – after several jokes, suggestion was made to invite the Code Compliance Officer to a future meeting to answer questions on this and other subjects. General consensus seemed to be that most people were not bothered by this subject; it is not a problem in our neighborhood.
f) Citizen’s Police Academy scheduled for this fall. Requires one night a week for 13 weeks commitment of time, but is very worthwhile attending. Contact Police Department if interested.
g) Mr. Aschenbrenner (Chair, City Budget Committee) described the City’s Budget process. This year the Interim Finance Director (Andy Parks) has asked department heads to submit budgets based on 5% and a 10% budget reduction. Mr. Parks and Pat Duval, Interim City Manager, will be meeting with department heads this week to go over the budgets. The Budget must be finalized and approved by the end of May. The biggest problems will be with those departments (library, police, planning, administration) that rely almost solely on general funds for their revenue. Roads and Public Works obtain some of their income from taxes levied specifically for road and utilities work and will be less impacted by current tax problems.
h) Query by neighbor relating to whether or not ODOT has begun to survey Railroad Avenue in preparation for road repairs. This has not yet begun. Neither has the survey of speeds on Railroad Avenue begun.
i) Discussion over future plan for walking path or sidewalk on two blocks of Home Avenue from Hunter Court to Wilma Court (the hill). NDA has some money set aside for matching funds, and there are other sources of money that may help to build this path. The City Planning Department has asked NDA to investigate plan for the entire stretch of road between Railroad Avenue and King Road before any paths or sidewalks are discussed.

Next Meeting will be 7pm on May 10, 2010. Election of officers for 2010-11 will be held at this meeting.

Prepared by: Linda M Hedges April 13, 2010
Approved: Mary Weaver

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