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, January 12, 2011

January Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes
January 10, 2011, 7pm

Introductions and Welcome: Mary Weaver, Chairman; in attendance were Milwaukie Police Chief Bob Jordan, City liaison Pat DuVal, Councilor David Hedges and 5 neighbors.

Police Report: Chief Jordan reported that the city has had an increase in larceny, much of which was perpetrated by a small gang of meth addicts. They preyed on parked vehicles, many in Bally’s in the International Way industrial park. Most of them were caught this past month. Some of them had tattoos identifying them with the European Kindred prison gang (a white supremacist gang) but mostly what bonded them together was their need for meth and working together to carry out their crimes. The Chief responded to a question about the photo radar van, asking whether or not neighbors support the continuation of a contract to operate the van, which nets only about $130,000 per year. Linda Hedges made a motion to support at least a one year continuation of the contract to operate the van; Wally Bischoff seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

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

Treasurer’s Report: the bank account is in good shape. A small amount was spent on administrative costs this month. The $250 was paid for the Officer of the Year Award dinner.

City Liaison Report – Pat DuVal: Pat asked what kind of information we would like for her to bring to the meeting. She was advised that she should report any pertinent city information and continue to take any of our concerns to city staff and the city manager. She distributed a sample copy of the new monthly water bills. Those who have questions about how it will work can contact city staff at 503-786-7597 Click HERE for a letter detailing the changes. Click HERE for a sample bill.
Light Rail monthly meetings - not held in December.

Projects Update: no projects are currently pending

Parks Report: Sarah Smith sent a message that there was nothing to report.

Grant Requests:
Linda Hedges explained about the CERT program in Milwaukie and proposed that the $25 per person fee that CCFD#1 charges to an individual to take the Basic CERT class be paid by the NDA for any person from our neighborhood who takes the class. Wally Bischoff seconded and the motion was passed unanimously.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Report:

Officer of the Year Award Dinner: March 10, 2011 the Public Safety Advisory committee and the American Legion will honor the officer, reserve and cadet police officer of the year, selected by their peers. Citizens are invited to attend. Information will be forthcoming regarding cost and how to purchase the tickets.

Walk Safely Milwaukie Program The officers of HCNDA have begun writing the report for this program that will support requests for project funding in April. The report is due February 15th. Results of the neighborhood survey were used to identify neighborhood problems, issues and ideas.

Two projects have already been tentatively identified: a) Pathway from Wilma Court to Hunter Court on the east right of way of Home Avenue; b) lighted crosswalk across 42nd Avenue at Adams or Franklin.

Many other project ideas have surfaced. Neighbors are encouraged to read the report and advise Mary Weaver, Linda Hedges, Sarah Smith or David Aschenbrenner about specific projects they would like to put forward. Anyone who wishes to read a copy of the draft report should email or

HCNDA Goals:
Mary Weaver briefly discussed suggested goals for the NDA for 2011, which include efforts to increase NDA meeting attendance, completion of the WSMP report and identification of projects to benefit the neighborhood, and recruitment and mentoring of new leadership for the NDA.

a) NDA Leadership Team Changes: Nothing new to report
b) Clackamas County FD #1 Their latest newsletter is available on:

Next Meeting will be 7pm on February 14, 2011 at the Public Safety Building.

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