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, December 19, 2012

Best wishes for the Holidays from the Hector Campbell Neighborhood Leadership Team. Please remember as the weather gets colder and the possibility of snow arrives, take a little time to look out for your neighbors. Also remember to check on the animals both domestic and wild. Remember it is the season of giving and sharing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Operation Santa Claus

Santa's Fire Engine Parade will be in our neighborhood on Sunday December 9th!

The sleigh bells from Operation Santa Claus have been ringing for the citizens of Clackamas Fire District #1 since 1974. Click here for information on the fire districts website..


Firefighters recognized the need to provide toys and food baskets to families and individuals that were less fortunate, and not likely to experience the joys of the holiday season. Hence, Operation Santa Claus was formed.

Operation Santa Claus Is 100% Funded By Donations From Members Of The Community

During this month-long holiday toy and food drive, fire district volunteers and employees lead Santa’s fire engine parade down neighborhood streets to collect toys and non-perishable food items, which are used to fill hundreds of food baskets for needy families. Donated new toys bring a little extra Christmas cheer to children. Donated funds are used to purchase perishable items for food baskets, and help to cover miscellaneous expenses. Food collections barrels are set up at all Fire Stations.


Here is a link to the map

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bonfire & Christmas Ships


The Milwaukie Winter Solstice event has been a cherished tradition for years. Come down to the Milwaukie Riverfront park and watch the Christmas Ship fleet cruise the Willammette River! Warm by bonfire, enjoy yummy treats (for sale) and listen to the carols.

Winter Solstice Bonfire and Christmas Ships
Saturday, December 15th
According to the Christmas Ship Schedule at 5:00PM both fleets will leave RiverPlace Marina (downtown Portland) headed to Lake Oswego. They will pass by Milwaukie around 5:30pm, subject to weather and river conditions. The ships will go as far as George Rogers Park and then turn back to Portland.

View The Christmas Ships around 5:30 p.m.
Purchase Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Hot Dogs & Desserts
Listen To the Dickens Carolers
Warm By The Bonfire

Due to parking restraints, please park on the east side of McLoughlin and walk to the event.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Umbrella Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting!

Decorate an umbrella in the theme of your choice and join us for the Milwaukie Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st, 2012!

Convene in the Waldorf School School parking lot by 3:30 p.m. (21st and Monroe).
Parade will march at 4:00pm
Tree Lighting will follow at City Hall around 4:30pm

The Milwaukie High School Marching band will lead the procession up Main Street and back to City Hall where the festivities will be capped with the Tree Lighting and refreshments. City Hall is located a 10722 SE Main Street. Santa Claus will join the festivities and treats will be served!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

HCNDA November 12th meeting agenda

Agenda November 12, 2012 Milwaukie Public Safety Building 7 PM Building Entrance, South End of Parking Lot Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner Public Safety: Police Chief Jordan City Councilor Report: Councilor Dave Hedges Staff Liaison Information: Gary Parkin, Public Works Operations Director Past Meeting Minutes &Treasurer’s Report: Linda Hedges New Neighborhood Items: High Speed Passenger Rail - Mayor Ferguson Sewer Rates - Mayor Ferguson Street Speed Limits Projects Updates: Light Rail Monthly Meeting Mon, Oct. 17th 5:30pm - 8:00pm Beta St office of TriMet. Bike Lanes on Harrison St. Pending Grants: Clothing donation to Wichita Center Support for Winter Solstice carol singers Parks & Garden Report: Sarah Smith --- Work Party Public Safety Advisory Committee: Mary Weaver and Linda Hedges Other: Winter Solstice and Christmas Ships Dec. 15th, 5 PM City Tree Lighting and Umbrella Parade Dec. 1st, 4 pm Next Month: Holiday Party? Please pass this information on to your neighbors. If you cannot make the meeting and you have questions, please send an e-mail to info@HectorCampbellNDA.org.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Winter Preparedness Seminar

The Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross will speak about winter preparedness on November 13th, 6:30-8pm, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Dr. This is the next installment of talks as part of the Milwaukie Mayor’s Emergency Preparedness Speakers Series.


With winter quickly approaching, it seemed timely to have a presentation on how to prepare for winter weather and severe storms. Topics will include:
Preparing your home (including insulation for pipes, windows, doors, etc.)
Understanding TV/Radio weather warnings (Travelers Advisory, Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning)
Making a plan with your family
Conserving body heat
Signs of hypothermia
Maintaining heat within the home during a winter storm/power outage
Winterizing cars
Driving in rain, snow, and ice
Using safe sources of heat during a power outage
Important disaster kit supplies for the winter
Contacting power companies about outages
Feel free to invite others who may be interested!

Registration: http://www.emergemilwaukie7.doattend.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

City and County Candidates Forum

Even if you have already voted or know who will vote for, this is a great opportunity to meet the candidates and hear from them directly. There will be some limited time for audience Q&A so you may also be able to submit a question. The main questions are being submitted by our seven neighborhood associations and Councilor Greg Chaimov moderating. This is not a debate. It is a forum.


The City of Milwaukie Hosts City and County Candidates Forum

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
7:00-9:00pm

Milwaukie High School
Black Box Theater
11300 S.E. 23rd Avenue
Milwaukie, Or. 97222

Milwaukie City Council Candidates will speak from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

County Commission Candidates will speak from 8:00-9:00pm.

There will be some limited time for audience Q&A.

Milwaukie Candidates:
Position 1: Richard Cayo and Scott Churchill
Position 3: Scott Barbur and Mark Gamba

County Candidates:
Position 1, Chair: Charlotte Lehan and John Ludlow
Position 4: Jamie Damon and Tootie Smith

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Community invited to celebrate Milwaukie's history at local museum

In the spirit of celebrating Milwaukie’s history and the museum that chronicles it, Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson and Milwaukie Rules blogger Mandy Zelinka Anderson have combined forces to put on an event to raise money for the Milwaukie Museum. On Saturday, Nov. 3, people are invited to enjoy coffee, doughnuts and the city’s rich history starting at noon at the museum. Longtime Milwaukie resident Bob Hatz will also be honored at the event. Born in 1918, Hatz grew up around Kellogg Lake and served on the city’s Citizen Utility Advisory Board from 1996 until 2012. A $5 per person donation is suggested. The Milwaukie Museum is at 3737 S.E. Adams St. in what was once the GeorgeWise family farmhouse, built in 1865. The museum, run by members of the Milwaukie Historical Society, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. and admission is free. -- Victoria Edwards OregonLive

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 8th HCNDA Meeting Minutes

Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner, NDA Chair, led the meeting. Present: Police Chief Robert Jordan, Milwaukie Police Department, Vice Chair Lars Campbell, Parks and Gardens Director Sarah Smith, Secretary-Treasurer Linda Hedges, Staff Liaison Gary Parkin, Grady Wheeler, City of Milwaukie PIO, PSAC Representative Mary Weaver, Bryan Dorr, representative from Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA, and 10 neighbors Milwaukie Police Update: Chief Jordan distributed the monthly property crime stats. He advised that Tri-Met’s contractor for Light Rail work on the Mailwell Drive area complied with the levels required under the noise variance and that no complaints were made by residents. The Chief provided information relating to a proposed foster shelter home on 27th near Milwaukie High School. There are a number of issues to consider before this shelter can be located in Milwaukie. The Chief has requested that ODOT re-examine our previous request to adjust the pedestrian crossing times on 99E downtown and on Hwy 224 to allow sufficient time to cross safely. A candle light vigil for survivors of domestic violence will be held on Friday night the 11th 6-8pm at Scott Park. City Liaison Gary Parkin explained that the “sharrow” (shared streets between bikes and vehicles) markings on Monroe have been put off until spring. He said the Quiet Zone work on Harrison is completed. The same work will be done at Oak and 37th. City Public Works staff has installed a rain garden storm water treatment system on Harrison. During discussion over how to slow traffic enough to make cyclists safe on the streets Sarah Smith suggested the use of street murals of large dogwood blooms as a traffic calming measure. Harrison Street Bike Lanes A number of residents from along Harrison between 37th and 42nd attended to discuss proposed city plans to install bike lanes along both sides of Harrison that would eliminate on-street parking. Grady Wheeler, City PIO, recorded their objections, as well as general agreement from most that it seemed unnecessary and undesirable to have bike lanes on Harrison. There is a bike lane on Monroe and due to the higher speed of traffic on Harrison it seemed a better idea to push cyclists onto King Road or Monroe for that commute. Grady will take back 4 options to study more and present at a later date. 1. No bike lanes on Harrison. 2. Bike lanes on one side 3. Bike lanes on both sides and 4. Use King Road from 42nd to 32nd as a bike route. Treasurer’s Report – Linda Hedges reported that we have a balance as of October 9th of $8023.23 in savings, $1777.50 in checking. The Community Garden has a balance of $63.78. Minutes from September’s meeting Motion made by Linda Hedges to accept as written, Lars Campbell seconded; they were approved. Coal Train Discussion A motion was proposed by David Aschenbrenner and seconded by Sarah Smith to send to the Council the following statement: “The Hector Campbell NDA is concerned about the topic of coal trains and their impact on our community and the overall global impact. We support the letters from Governor Kitzhaber and Senator Merkley requesting a full length from source to port comprehensive environmental impact study of the coal train lines and to not grant any permits until the study is done. We urge the Mayor and Council to directly contact Governor Kitzhaber and Senator Merkley to express their support and ask to be kept in the communication loop. We further encourage the Milwaukie City Council to take the same position.” The motion carried unanimously. The Chair will submit this letter to City Council immediately. Parks/Campbell Community Garden City Report: Sarah Smith reported the garden in the last week has donated over 600 pounds of produce to low-income recipients. She has gone to the other NDAs to seek financial support for the next phase of the garden, which will include materials to build a secure shed. Linda Hedges reported she has included Campbell Community Garden and Milwaukie Open Ground Community Garden in a grant request to help pay for rain barrels and sheds and heavy duty tools. There will be a Homewood Park work party on Saturday November 3rd at 9am. Grant Requests: Davis Graveyard grant: John Ellis moved and Sarah Smith seconded to award $100. Passed. American Legion AED grant: Linda Hedges moved and Lars Campbell seconded to award $500. Passed. Boards and Commissions reports: PSAC: Mary Weaver reported that there had been discussion about the previously mentioned New Visions foster shelter home. There was some discussion about the issue of skinny streets and/or reducing speed limits on some residential streets to 20mph. This was referred to the Leadership group and PSAC to consider for city-wide investigation. Mr. Parkin was asked to look into the issue as well. There is a Health and Safety Fair at New Hope Church Oct 20th from 10-2. The Great Shake-Out will occur on October 18th at 10:18am. This is for earthquake awareness. Mary encouraged everyone to participate if possible as a reminder of what to do when an earthquake comes and that we very well may experience a big earthquake sometime in our lifetime. The Farmer’s Market will continue through the 28th, and on the 28th there will be a Pumpkin Carving Contest. There is also a Scarecrow contest – see information in the Milwaukie website. There is a Candidates Forum at MHS Black Box Theatre on Oct. 29th 7-9pm. Both Milwaukie City Council candidates and County Commission candidates will be questioned. There was no further business. The meeting was adjourned at about 8:45pm. Next Meeting will be Monday November 12th at 7pm at the Milwaukie PSB Community Room. That is Veteran’s Day but we will meet anyway.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October NDA Meeting Agenda

OK here is the agenda for the meeting.



Agenda 10/8/2012
Meeting Location:
Milwaukie Public Safety Building 7 PM
Building Entrance, South End of Parking Lot
WWW.HectorCampbellNDA.org

Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner
           
Public Safety: Police Chief Jordan     

Guest:

City Councilor & Staff Liaison Information: Gary Parkin

Past Meeting Minutes &Treasurer’s Report: Linda

New Neighborhood Items:
            Coal Trains, Discussion and Motion
            High Speed Passenger Rail
            Street Speed Limits
           
Projects Updates:
            Light Rail Monthly Meeting Mon, Oct. 17th 5:30pm - 8:00pm Beta St office of TriMet.
            Bike Lanes on Harrison St.

Pending Grants:
            Davis Graveyard Request

 Parks & Garden Report: Sarah
                              Work Party

 Public Safety Advisory Committee: Mary Weaver

 Other:

 Next Month:

Please pass this information on to your neighbors.
If you cannot make the meeting and you have questions, Please send an e-mail to info@HectorCampbellNDA.org

Thursday, August 23, 2012

OK Hector Campbell NDA,
The September meeting is coming fast and I am looking for information from you as to what should be the neighborhood priorities for the next few months.

Monroe and Harrison Streets have been repaved and yes there is some finish work to be done. The Coal Train debate is on a lot of peoples minds and the Community Garden is going well. We had a good turn out at the Annual Picnic. Thanks to all who helped to put it together and clean up afterwords.

So now it is your turn, what is the next item for our neighborhood?

David Aschenbrenner
Hector Campbell NDA Chair

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Neighborhood Picnic, Please RSVP!

Monday August 13th
from 6 to 8pm

Please join your neighbors at the fourth annual Hector Campbell Neighborhood Picnic.

This year we will be gathering on the upper field of Campbell Elementary School, next to the brand new Campbell Community Garden!

Your neighborhood leadership team as well as other neighborhood volunteers are planning a hot dog dinner with chips, salad, fruit, soft drinks, and something sweet for dessert. RSVP's will help with planning how much food to prepare; those who RSVP will be entered in a drawing for prizes (you must be present to win!) Call Linda at 343-0022 or email info@HectorCampbellNDA.org

There will be fun for the whole family:
  • Face painting for the kids
  • Support your local business table with info about business's in OUR neighborhood
  • Gardening information and tours of the community garden
  • Drawings for "door" prizes (you must RSVP to be entered!)
  • Home grown fruit & veggie contest (more on this below)
  • Meet and catch up with your neighbors!
In celebration of the opening of Campbell Community Garden, we are inviting all of our neighborhood gardeners to bring something home grown (fruit, vegetable, or a flower bouquet) to display with the chance to win prizes in 3 categories:
  • Prettiest and/or most delicious looking
  • Most unusual ( rare, unknown variety of edible, or just weird looking)
  • Open category (our judges just might make up a category to fit items brought for display!)
Volunteers: We could use a few more volunteers to help us out. We need to set up tables and chairs before the picnic and put them away at the end of the picnic...if you can help out in the late afternoon on picnic day, or could stay for 1/2 hour after the picnic, let us know!

Parking: We encourage walking to the picnic, but if you need to drive, please park in the school parking lot on SE 47th. There is limited parking at 47th and Adams Street, but please save those spaces for those who can't walk up the hill from the parking lot.

Neighborhood Businesses: We want to show you off to our neighborhood! If you want to display your brochures or business cards on our "Neighborhood Business Table" contact Sarah Smith: 503-653-0015

Monthly Meeting: Remember, this picnic is being held in lieu of our regular meeting! Our next meeting will be Monday September 10th, 7pm at the Public Safety Building.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monroe Street Construction

The construction of Monroe Street is underway. The project is just repaving the street. No sidewalks or curbs are being added. The money comes from the street maintenance program and can only be used for street maintenance. So use care and try to avoid the construction area if possible. We will have lots of big trucks in the neighborhood for the next few weeks.

 Drive, bike and walk with care and follow the instructions of the flaggers or other construction crew people.

Harrison Street construction will start after Monroe Street is done. So more detours and big truck to come all summer long.

Fore more information visit the City of Milwaukie web site http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/projects

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Save the Date! 4th Annual Neighborhood Picnic

Instead of our regular monthly meeting, we will have a picnic on Monday August 13th from 6pm to 8pm.

This year the picnic will be held on the Campbell School Field, next to our new community garden.

Watch your mailbox for a postcard invitation with instructions on how to RSVP, party details, and learn about a chance to win a prize.

We will post details here on our website soon. If you can volunteer a bit to help us set up tables or clean up after the picnic contact Linda at 503-343-0022

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Just a reminder about the July Hector Campbell NDA meeting tonight. 7 PM at the Public Safety Building, 32nd and Harrison St.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Meeting Agenda

Agenda 7/9/2012


Milwaukie Public Safety Building 7 PM
Building Entrance, South End of Parking Lot Click for a map

1) Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner

2) Public Safety: Police Chief Jordan

3) City Councilor & Staff Liaison Information

4) Past Meeting Minutes &Treasurer’s Report: Linda Hedges

5) Planning for August NDA Picnic

6) New Neighborhood Items:

7) Projects Updates:
a) Light Rail Monthly Meeting
b) Street Paving
8) Pending Grants:
a) Campbell Garden Multi-NDA
9) Parks & Garden Report: Sarah Smith

10)Public Safety Advisory Committee: Mary Weaver and Linda Hedges

11) Any Other Business

Next Month: Neighborhood Picnic Aug 13th Campbell School Upper Field 6 PM

Please pass this information on to your neighbors.
If you cannot make the meeting and you have questions, please send an e-mail to info@HectorCampbellNDA.org

Monday, June 18, 2012


Grand Tomato Planting Party

Friday June 22nd, 4:00pm

Rather than a traditional ground breaking ceremony in the April rain, we decided to celebrate the opening of Campbell Community Garden with a Tomato Planting Party. Please join us in the garden for tours, refreshments, and help us get our produce donation program going by planting a tomato plant in one of our community plots.

Parking is available in the Campbell Elementary parking lot at 11326 SE 47th Avenue, Milwaukie 97222. The garden is located at the upper NE corner of the school grounds.

Thank you to Hansen Family Farm for donating tomato plants for our Grand Tomato Planting Party!

Thank You Sarah for all you do!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Good meeting on Monday. Like always you can post any concerns or questions on this blog. We want to hear from our neighbors.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Agenda, June 11, 2012 Meeting

Hector Campbell Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda

June 11, 2012, 7PM
Milwaukie Public Safety Facility

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Public Safety Information
3. Reports:
  • a. Secretary / Treasurer
  • b. Parks and Garden
    i. Grand Opening of Campbell Garden ii. Community Feedback
  • c. Public Safety Advisory
    i. Term Limits (link to video of City Council work session)
  • d. Summer Picnic
4. City Liaison Information

 5. Projects Updates

6. Grants:

7. Other Information:

Monday, May 28, 2012

So it has been a few weeks sense the last post, so what has been happen in the neighborhood?

 The Campbell Community Garden is about done and there are still some garden beds left to rent, check it out at http://www.campbellgarden.org/

The city wide clean up day is June 2nd see the city website for more info http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/communityservices/junk-collection-day-2012

The construction season is starting and our neighborhood will see some projects this summer. Monroe Street and Harrison Street will be re-constructed and also International Way. More info to come.

So that is it for now, check back later for more info on your Hector Campbell Neighborhood.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nominations Open for 2012 NDA Officers

A new process will be used this year to nominate and to vote on officers for the Campbell NDA. We have multiple candidates and use of this new process and a written voting ballot seem fairer and allow people’s votes to remain private. A nominating ballot is shown below. Anyone who is a resident, business owner or representative for an organization that is located in Hector Campbell’s neighborhood boundaries may nominate a candidate for any office. www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/communityservices/neighborhoods-program Nominating ballots may be emailed to Secretary Linda Hedges at linda@hammy.org, mailed to NDA Chair Mary Weaver at PO Box 22186, Milwaukie, 97269, or phone 503-343-0022 (Linda Hedges) for a ballot pick-up. Nominations will be closed the evening of May 13th. All nominations will be compiled onto a voting ballot. The meeting on May 14th, 7pm at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 SE Harrison, will be a regular meeting, with elections held near the end. An initial ballot for Chair will be distributed and a vote made. Ballots will be counted by our city liaison and the person with the majority of votes will be elected. Those who were nominated for Chair but not elected can, if they wish, roll their name into the Vice Chair ballot as a write-in candidate (if not having already been nominated for the Vice Chair position on the nominating ballot). Again, a written ballot will be taken and votes counted and Vice chair elected by majority vote. Nominations are also for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Park and Garden Director, Public Safety Advisory Committee representative and Land Use Committee (we need several people). The post of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined and held by one individual. You must be present on May 14th to vote.

Current officers are:
Chair: Mary Weaver
(temporary) Co-Chair: Linda Hedges
Vice Chair: currently unfilled
Secretary: Linda Hedges
Treasurer: David Aschenbrenner
Parks and Garden Director: Sarah Smith
Public Safety Advisory Rep: Mary Weaver (who is term limited)

Each position serves for one year, from June 1 through May 31 the following year, except for PSAC rep, who serves for a two-year term, July through June, up to a total of three terms. City Council affirms the PSAC rep position.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOMINATING BALLOT FOR HECTOR CAMPBELL NDA 2012-13
POSITION: PRINT NOMINATED PERSON’S NAME You may self-nominate
CHAIR: ____________________________________________________
VICE CHAIR: ____________________________________________________
SECRETARY: ____________________________________________________
TREASURER: ____________________________________________________
PARKS AND GARDEN DIRECTOR: ___________________________________________
PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE: _____________________
LAND USE COMMITTEE MEMBER______________________________________________

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Transportation in unincorporated Clackamas County

You are invited to help plan the future of transportation in unincorporated Clackamas County by attending one of three public workshops next week. The workshops are a key part of the County’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) update process. Scroll down to see a video about the project.


Each workshop will include the same general content, with a focus on the needs and issues of that region of the County. People are encouraged to attend the workshop in their region.

Northwest (urban, unincorporated areas) – Monday, Jan. 30, 6-8 pm; Milwaukie Elementary School, 11250 SE 27th Ave., Milwaukie
East – Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6-8 pm; Eagle Creek Elementary School, 30391 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek
South – Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-8 pm; Molalla River Middle School, 318 Leroy St., Molalla

If you would like to participate but can’t attend a workshop, an online workshop is available at http://www.clackamascountytsp.com/  through February 5.

A Public Advisory Committee (PAC) of residents from throughout Clackamas County and a Technical Advisory Committee are integral parts of the review process. The next PAC meeting, which the public is welcome to attend, will be held from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Room 115 of the County’s Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Rd., Oregon City.

More information about the project, information on upcoming meetings and opportunities for input are available on the project website at http://www.clackamascountytsp.com/.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Homewood Park Planting Day

Saturday February 11th
9am to Noon

Thanks to the volunteers who have helped out at our winter work days, we have some ivy-free spots to re-plant with native shrubs and groundcovers!

We will spend the first hour of the work day on a quick ivy pulling blitz, and then move onto the fun part: planting plants, including: Ocean Spray, Indian Plum, Wood Violet, Oregon Grape, and Pacific Waterleaf.

Pacific Waterleaf, Hydrophyllum tenuipes
Please dress fort he weather and wear work gloves. Refreshments will be provided. For more information on the park or the work party, contact Sarah Smith, Hector Campbell NDA Parks Coordinator 503-313-0638 or Sarah@thegardensmith.com
Homewood Park is located on SE Home Avenue (between Monroe & Ada Lane) in Milwaukie’s Hector Campbell Neighborhood. The parking is on-street on Home Ave; if you live close by, please walk to the park.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's Snowing! How will I get to work...school....coffee shop...?

Q: In the event of a winter storm, which streets will city crews plow?

A: The City’s streets crew will plow the City’s primary arterial and collector streets in an effort to keep them safe and passable. Here is a link to the route: http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/plowsand.pdf

Q: Why those streets?
A: The goal is to help our residents get to and from their places of business and to keep the City’s primary roads open to emergency response equipment.

Q: What are residents responsible for when it comes to snow removal?
A: To aid the effort the City asks that vehicles along the route be parked off of the right of way to avoid possible damage from plowing the snow to the edge of the roadway. Property owners are responsible for removing any snow that might pile up in front of driveway approaches and on sidewalks from the plowing.


Due to limits of City resources and staffing levels, snow plowing will be limited to this route.

For the plowing and sanding routes, click HERE

Friday, January 13, 2012

Homewood Park Work Day

Saturday, January 14th 9am to noon

Please help pull ivy to get ground cleared for planting new native plants (on Feb. 11th!)

While the weather forecast looks cold, it will probably be dry, so dress for the chill. We will have hot cocoa, tea, and coffee. If the weather is really crummy, we will just work for an hour or so.

For more information on the park or the work party, contact Sarah Smith, Hector Campbell NDA Parks Coordinator 503-313-0638 or Sarah@thegardensmith.com


Homewood Park is located on SE Home Avenue (between Monroe & Ada Lane) in Milwaukie’s Hector Campbell Neighborhood. The parking is on-street on Home Ave; if you live close by, please walk to the park.