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, July 28, 2011

Lunch Time Concerts in Scott Park

The Historic Milwaukie NDA and the Friends of the Library present the 2011 concert series--every Wednesday at Noon in the Scott Park amphitheater behind the Ledding Library!

The Friends of the Ledding Library will be selling snacks and soft drinks, or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy the music!

Here is a list of Concerts in August:
· August 3rd: Stu Kenzel & Lynne Hyde – Folk and country

· August 10th: Scott White & Ray Davis – Cool blue jazz
· August 17th: Sky in the Road – Folk
· August 24th: Robbie Laws Trio – Blues innovations
· August 31st: Johnny Martin Trio – Jazz lyrics of the past

Friday, July 22, 2011

What does our Community Need? Share Your Voice!

* Are residents of the county struggling to afford housing?
* Are neighborhoods in need of improvements?
* How can we use limited federal grants most effectively?

Clackamas County Community Development Division is preparing a Consolidated Plan to prioritize spending from several federal grants (CDBG, ESG and HOME) over the next 5-years (2012-2016). Citizen input will help us assess needs and set priorities for selecting project activities. As part of that assessment, we would like to hear from you on what you see as the major needs in your community.

Click here to answer a short Clackamas County survey.

The survey will close on August 15, 2011.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Where will Campbell Students Go To School This Fall?

Most Campbell students will attend Ardenwald and Lewelling next year, with a handful of students (within walking distance) moving to Linwood.

Here is a link to a full sized map, it is a huge PDF, so it may load slowly.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Concert For Backpack Buddies Friday July 22

Hunger is a growing problem for families in Clackamas County, but volunteers serving the Backpack Buddies program are working to help children in need. The program, serving 800 students in 20 North Clackamas elementary schools, provides nutritious weekend food packages to children during the school year.

GracePointe Church, one of many program sponsors, will hold a July 22 benefit concert to help purchase food for their program, which serves kids at Lewelling Elementary. The event features the release of Scott Brockett's new CD, and the $10 admission cost includes a copy of the CD for each attendee.

Brockett was the 2010 winner of Portland Idol. Guest speaker David Sarasohn from The Oregonian will make a presentation during intermission.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on July 22. The first set will begin at 7 p.m.
GracePointe Church at 10750 S.E. 42nd Avenue.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Click here to learn more about the Backpack Buddies program.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Milwaukie Daze July 22 to 23

This will be a fun weekend in downtown Milwaukie! A sampling of events are listed below; see the full schedule here.

Friday July 22nd
7pm Carnival rides on the waterfront
Field games and bounce houses for kids, petting zoo, free movie night at the Waldorf School, see more information here.

Saturday July 23rd
7am Waffle Feed to support Milwaukie High School Dance Team, $5 on the corner of Main & Harrison
Annual 9K for K9 walk, registration starts at 9am Click here for more information.
Milwaukie Daze Parade at 10:30am
Poetry Picnic at the Ledding Library, 2pm
Carnival rides, vendors & more on the waterfront
Live music & beer tent
Jet boat rides and tour a PT boat
AND: Fireworks after dusk!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Art for Light Rail Stations

We had a lively discussion at our monthly meeting last night about the art proposed for the Milwaukie area light rail stations. We agreed that everyone's taste in art varies with their experiences; some people prefer modern art, others are more traditional. The art to be installed in Milwaukie should be a reflection of Milwaukie. Please take a look at the proposals (linked below) and send your comments to either your neighborhood leadership or Tri Mets Public Art Coordinator, Michelle Traver.

Here is a link to a PDF of the proposals.

Here is a link to the latest information on Milwaukie Light Rail. 

Tri Met holds monthly Light Rail meetings where you can share your ideas and opinions with Light Rail staff. The next meeting is Mon, July 18th 6:30pm at Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE. 22nd Avenue)

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13th, Join staff from the City of Milwaukie and Tri Met for a walking tour of the Trolley Trail and Light Rail alignment segments between 22nd Ave. and Park Avenues. Meet at the Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE. 22nd Avenue) at Contact JoAnn Herrigel at (503) 786-7508 for more information.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Concerts in Scott Park

The Historic Milwaukie NDA and the Friends of the Library present the 2011 concert series--every Wednesday at Noon in the Scott Park amphitheater behind the Ledding Library!

The Friends of the Ledding Library will be selling snacks and soft drinks, or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy the music!

Here is a list of Concerts in July:
· July 13th: Ellen Whyte & Jean-Pierre Garau – Different Shades of Blues

· July 20st: Twisted Pick – Folk and bluegrass
· July 27th: Kevin Selfe and the Tornado – High energy blues

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sign up for CodeRed Emergency telephone notification system

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System  is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action.

Here is a link to more information and online sign up instructions. Here is a link to a PBS article about how few people are singed up to receive revers 911 calls. If you use a cell phone be sure to register that number!

Those residents and businesses without Internet access can call the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7406 to register their emergency information by phone.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 11th Meeting Agenda

7:00pm, July 11, 2011
Milwaukie Public Safety Building
Building Entrance, South End of Parking Lot

1) Introductions and Welcome: Mary Weaver, Chairperson

2) Milwaukie Police Update - Chief Jordan

3) Jason Smith, Blount Industries

4) Information:
  • Minutes from previous meeting
  • Treasurer and Grants Report – David Aschenbrenner
    1) Milwaukie Festival grant
    2) Budget for picnic
  •  City Liaison Pat DuVal report/comments
  • Parks Report: Sarah Smith
  • Light Rail monthly meeting
  • City Boards and Commissions members’ reports
  • PSAC – Mary Weaver and Linda Hedges
5) Picnic Planning – August 8th meeting

Next Meeting will be at Homewood Park August 8th NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC, 6-7:30pm

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Potential For Brown Water, Crews Flushing Water System

City of Milwaukie water crews began a comprehensive, systematic flushing of the water system in an area encompassing more than 7,000 customers on July 7, 2011. This coordinated program will clear pipes of sediment and dramatically reduce the potential of future brown water incidents. The program is expected to last about 10 days.

The flushing will be conducted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Hector Campbell, Lake Road and Linwood Neighborhoods, as well as in the International Way Industrial Area. Water crews will isolate six zones within the work area and will flush and clear pipes, primarily through opening fire hydrants, in each zone before moving on to the next one. City stormwater crews will be working in conjunction with the water crews to manage the water, and the water will be treated before entering the stormwater system.
During this flushing program customers may see discolored water in their faucets when crews are working in their immediate area. Should customers see discolored water, it’s best to run the bath tub cold water faucet until clear water returns. The City’s water is safe to drink, even when discolored.

Here is a link to a map of where crews are currently working.
Project Contacts:
Public Affairs Coordinator Grady Wheeler, (503) 786-7503
Water Supervisor Mike Clark, (503) 786-7617