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 14, 2016

It's SNOWING! Where is the snow plow?


Will the city plow my street?

The map below is just our neighborhood area, you can see the entire map HERE.


Red streets are plowed, blue streets are sanded


Please review this snow plow route FAQ and review the map to see which streets will receive treatment, and why they are the roadways selected.
In the event of a winter storm, which streets will city crews plow?
The City’s streets crew will plow the City’s primary arterial and collector streets in an effort to keep them safe and passable.

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

What are residents responsible for when it comes to snow removal?
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.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please call the Public Works Department at (503) 786-7600.

Monthly Meeting Minutes, December 12, 2016



Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner, Chair
In attendance: Sarah Smith Park and Gardens Director, Darin Smith, Linda Hedges Sec-Treasurer, Frank Lamp, Wally Bischoff, Heather Ray, Scott Schoeffer,  Carl and Susanne Richter, Ruby Inman, Darlene Albertson, Steve and Bonnie Rand, Melody Bocek, Bernie Stout, Mary Weaver, Ley Garnett, Lars Campbell, Vice Chair, Wendy Wagner, Jan Cartmell

Upcoming City events:  Paul Klein visited to invite everyone to the Winter Solstice and Christmas Ships event on Saturday December 17th, about dusk at the Riverfront park. There will be a beer garden this year, and sales of hot chocolate, pie and hot dogs will support Lewelling NDA.  Also, the Milwaukie Museum will have an Open House on Saturday December 17th from 1-5pm with photo opportunities with a Christmas Elf.  The Museum is located at 37th and Adams.
         
Public Safety Captain Dave Rash attended and reported that the department is interviewing for a new officer right now and is performing background checks on a new administrative assistant for the Chief. A number of questions were asked about various code compliance issues. He reminded everyone that if someone sees something that concerns them they can either call the non-emergency dispatch number 503-786-7500 or of course 9-1-1 if something is going on right now. Don’t hesitate to call right away if something concerns you or doesn’t seem right. He reported that Officer Simac is the police officer of the year and cadet Colton Anderson was voted by his peers as cadet of the year.  The Officer of the Year dinner will be March 14th at the Milwaukie Elks.

Public Safety Advisory Committee:
Heather Ray reported that there are a lot of changes going on right now and there wasn’t a quorum for their last meeting.  Several positions need to be replaced.  She said as far as she knows the SAFE program, which will help pay for new sidewalks and creating safer walking zone is going forward in January, with $4.30 assessed to each residential unit per month on the water bill.  

City Staff: Friday Memo is being sent via Email each week.
         
Past Meeting Minutes and Treasurer’s Report: Linda Hedges asked if there were any corrections or additions to the November meeting minutes. There were none. Approved by consensus. She reported that the financial account was CCG $1398.25, $1000 committed to the park bench project; checking $1304.84; savings $5004.55.

New Neighborhood Items: none

Grants:
Milwaukie Museum requested $200 toward the replacement of their furnace. Steve Rand moved and Wally Bischof seconded motion, approved unanimously with one abstention (Aschenbrenner).  We also voted to pay for one year’s membership fee of $100, Mary Weaver moved and Sarah Smith seconded.  Unanimous with one abstention (Aschenbrenner).

Milwaukie HS and MAA Graduation Party request for $500 was moved by Sarah Smith and seconded by Susanne Richter, on the condition of their participating in a work party valuing $500 in work hours at $15 per person hour. $500 grant was approved unanimously on condition.

Land Use:  the 14 lot division proposed for 51st and King Road was discussed and Ley Garnett, a neighbor who lives near the proposed subdivision, asked the NDA to support an appeal of the planning commission’s decision to approve this application.  The NDA voted to appeal the decision, based on several issues from the Comprehensive Plan which have not been addressed under the decision to approve. Information on this subdivision can be found at http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/planning/s-2016-001

Sarah Smith moved and Mary Weaver seconded to appoint Ley Garnett to the Hector Campbell Land Use Committee.  The motion was approved unanimously.  Ley will attend to the appeal process on behalf of the NDA and if possible, Lars Campbell, the Chair of the Land Use Committee, will also participate.

Dieringer Properties has requested an adjustment of zoning for their property on 44th and Llewellyn so that they can build a new 4 plex and 2 plex. Lot size adjusted from R3 to R2.5.  Chair Aschenbrenner and Sarah Smith met and discussed their application and will recommend approval.

Parks & Garden Report:  Sarah Smith reported the Garden has started the installation of a 225 gallon rainwater harvesting tank.  She thinks there will be a donation of the tank. Plots are available in the garden for $30 or $40.She estimated between 1250 and 1300 lbs. of produce were donated to Esther’s Pantry this year. The new sponsor for 2017 is Renee’s GardenSeeds.
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The Parks district is considering removing a few cherry trees on the south side of Homewood Park. There are plans to plant native plants in the winter. Mary Weaver asked about the health of the large tree located on Home Avenue in front of the park.  Sarah will ask the Parks District to check on whether it is healthy enough to remain.

Monroe Greenway County hearing – Bernie Stout attended the November 15th meeting at Clackamas County. The County has denied funding at this time. Bernie will follow up with City of Milwaukie on this project.

Vice Chair position:  Lars Campbell, who has served the NDA for several years, plans to move soon.  We will be considering candidates for the position at our January meeting.  The Vice Chair serves as the NDA’s Chairman of the Land Use Committee and runs NDA meetings in the absence of the Chair. S/he undertakes other tasks as requested by the Chair or at the request of the NDA.



The evening concluded with holiday goodies and door prizes.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December Meeting Agenda & Party Invitation

Hector Campbell NDA Annual Christmas Meeting
 12/12/2016, 6:30pm
Meeting Location: Public Safety Building
32nd  and Harrison St

Neighbors please join us Monday evening for our monthly meeting plus special treats and door prizes.


Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner, Chair

Paul Klein, Lewelling NDA

Items to add to the agenda: 5 Min

Public Safety: 5 Min

Public Safety Advisory Committee: Heather Ray

City Staff: Friday Memo
Sent via Email

Grant Request: Milwaukie Museum Membership / Furnace

Past Meeting Minutes and Treasurer’s Report: 5 Min

New Neighborhood Items: 5 Min

Projects Update:
Monroe Greenway east of Linwood – Bernie Stout
http://www.clackamas.us/engineering/monroestreetplan.html and  http://www.clackamas.us/planning/planningcommission/20161010minutes.html


Land Use Projects: 5 Min
14 Lot Sub Division on SE King Road

Parks & Garden Report: 5 Min
Sarah Smith

Other: Christmas Door Prizes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November Meeting Notes

11/14/2016
Meeting Location: Public Safety Building 6:30 PM
32th and Harrison St

Introductions and Welcome: David Aschenbrenner, Chair
In attendance: Sarah Smith Park and Gardens Director, Darin Smith, Linda Hedges Sec-Treas, Brian Bell,  Wally Bischoff, Heather Ray, Shirley Geiter, Ruby Inman, Darlene Albertson, Steve and Bonnie Rand, Melody Bocek, Bernie Stout and Rebeccah Bufford
         
Public Safety Chief Bartol attended and reminded neighbors that this time of year, when packages are being delivered and thieves are out and about, to arrange for packages to be delivered to work addresses or to neighbors or to arrange for delivery at specific times. Lock your vehicles and don’t leave anything of value in the car. A number of questions were asked, including about street parking and registration for the CodeRed (reverse 9-1-1) program. Discussed various code compliance issues. A neighbor pointed out the very dangerous 37th and International Way intersection. The Chief suggested that if someone sees something that concerns them they can either call the non-emergency dispatch number 503-786-7500 or of course 9-1-1 if something is going on right now.

Public Safety Advisory Committee:        
Heather Ray volunteered.  Sarah Smith moved and Brian Bell seconded to elect Heather to represent our NDA.  She was elected unanimously.  Another neighbor, Rebeccah Bufford, was also interested. She was encouraged to apply for one of the at-large positions.

City Staff: Friday Memo is being sent via Email each week.
         
Past Meeting Minutes and Treasurer’s Report: Linda Hedges asked if there were any corrections or additions to the October meeting minutes. There were none. She reported that the financial account was CCG $1633.73; checking $201.55; savings $7004.55.

New Neighborhood Items: none

Grants:
Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation – Police Officer of the Year Award Dinner.  Darlene Albertson moved and Wally Bischoff seconded $300 grant. Approved unanimously.
Wichita Center – holiday support grant.  Heather Ray moved and Sarah Smith seconded a $300 grant.  Approved unanimously.

Land Use:  the 14 lot division proposed for 51st and King Road will be to the Planning Commission November 22nd. Chair Aschenbrenner will attend to represent the several issues the neighborhood has. A suggestion was made that we request a FILOC contribution toward a pedestrian-activated flashing crossing to mitigate for the additional vehicular congestion at Home and King Road. Information on this subdivision can be found at http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/planning/s-2016-001

Milwaukie Park and Recreation Board Report:
Lynn Sharp, a member of the Board, attended to report on the projects the Board has been working on this year.
a)    Milwaukie Historical Society has submitted a proposal to change the name of Riverfront Park to Milwaukie Bay Park. This request is finding its way through the process.  Milwaukie Bay is the historical name for the part of the river fronted by the park.
b)    Wichita Park received funding to complete the planning process.  The source of the $250,000 needed to build the park has not been identified.
c)     New trails have been built at Spring Park which reduce the impact there and increasing safety.
d)    A $1.2 million grant has been received for engineering/permitting and bidding for the trail that will lead from the light rail pedestrian bridge through the park to the light at River Road.
e)    The new Tree Ordinance for public property, including the right of way is in effect. Three of the four requirements for Tree City USA status have now been satisfied and the city is currently working on documenting the $2 per capita spending on trees last year.
f)      The beginning of an annual Arbor Day celebration was held this year.
g)    The PARB is working with city staff to create a 501©3 to create a Milwaukie Parks Foundation so funds can be donated for parks projects.
h)    The Park Board looks for public input on park and recreation issues. The Park Board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. There is currently one position open. http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/communityservices/park-and-recreation-board.  Contact Lynn Sharp at lynn-sharp@outlook.com.

Projects Update:                                                
Bench Project – Linda reported that we’re still waiting for the local company to provide the project quote and invoice. The School District has approved the installation and location of the bench.          

Parks & Garden Report:  Sarah Smith reported the Garden has started the installation of a 225 gallon rainwater harvesting tank.  She thanked Brian Bell for hauling and helping to spread gravel. The Parks District operated an ivy pulling evet on Saturday Oct 29th 9-noon; 600 lbs of ivy was pulled.  Plots are available in the garden for $30 or $40. Gardeners have requested a porta potty be made available. See below disc golf discussion; a porta potty might be included in that project.

The Little Library needs to be reconstructed.  It had an ant invasion. Bernie Stout and Brian Bell have volunteered labor and materials. There was discussion of including a seed library as well. 

Sarah mentioned a Nike community grant that encourages community active living that we may want to pursue next year.  In particular we may want to see if a disc golf course could be installed in the upper field of the school.  If anyone has an interest in working on this please contact Sarah.

The Parks district is considering removing a few cherry trees on the south side of Homewood Park. There are plans to plant native plants in the winter.

Monroe Greenway County hearing – Bernie Stout will attend the November 15th meeting at Clackamas County. The County is also considering several projects around the county, including the two sections of the Monroe Greenway, for funding. Citizens can go on-line to vote on their preferred project. http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/planning/monroe-street-neighborhood-greenway-concept-plan
http://blog.oregonlive.com/my-oregon-city/2016/10/public_invited_to_comment_on_s.html

Vice Chair position:  Lars Campbell, who has served the NDA for several years, plans to move soon.  We will be considering candidates for the position at our December meeting.  The Vice Chair serves as the NDA’s Chairman of the Land Use Committee and runs NDA meetings in the absence of the Chair. S/he undertakes other tasks as requested by the Chair or at the request of the NDA.

City Manager Ann Ober attended to introduce herself to the neighbors.  She and her family will be living in our neighborhood.

Boil Water Notice and Disaster Preparedness:  Linda Hedges reminded neighbors about planning ahead to have water on hand along with other water, food and survival supplies for at least two weeks.   A water contamination issue is just one of the reasons why everyone should make preparations for at least two weeks.  She displayed a water filtration system as an example of one way to assure clean drinking water, but many are on the market. As well ¼ tsp of bleach per gallon of water also disinfects water for drinking.

Upcoming events:  http://www.hectorcampbellnda.org/2016/11/holiday-events.html
Holiday Farmers Market November 20th downtown
Umbrella Parade and Downtown Tree Lighting December 3rd
Operation Santa Claus December 4th and 5th in our neighborhood.  See the route, dates and times on: http://www.clackamasfire.com/operationsanta.html
Winter Solstice event and Christmas Ships event – December 17th 5-8pm at Boat Ramp


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

Draft dated November 15, 2016

Linda M. Hedges, Secretary/Treasurer

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holiday Events

November 20th
Holiday Milwaukie Farmers Market, downtown from 10am -2:30pm

December 3rd 3:45 -6pm
Umbrella Parade and Christmas tree lighting in Downtown Milwaukie. Everyone is invited to decorate an umbrella and parade through downtown to City Hall for a visit from Santa and the Christmas tree lighting. Visit the Cities website for all of the details.

December 5th
Operation Santa Claus will be in the Hector Campbell Neighborhood see the rout map here.  Fire district personnel and volunteers will lead Santa's fire truck through the neighborhood collecting new un-wrapped toys and non-perishable food for food boxes. To learn more about Operation  Santa Claus go to the Fire Districts website.

December 12th 6:30pm
Monthly Neighborhood meeting at the Public Safety Building. We will have special holiday treats. Join us and learn what's happening in our neighborhood.

December 17th 1-5pm
Get your picture taken with Santa at the Milwaukie Museum. Did you know that the Milwaukie Museum is in our neighborhood? It is! 3737 SE Adams St. Learn more about our museum on the Milwaukie Historical Society website

Milwaukie Bonfire
December 17th 5 -8pm
Milwaukie Solstice event with a bonfire, Christmas Ships viewing, carolers, and treats to purchase. Learn more on the cities website

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Homewood Park No Ivy Day

Join your neighbors and volunteers from around the City to help remove invasive English ivy from Homewood Park. This Saturday, October 29th 9am to Noon. Find more info and links to register on the City of Milwaukie's website.
Removing ivy allows room for the native Trillium ovatum and Mahonia nervosa to flourish.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Monthly Neighborhood Meeting

The October 10th meeting of the Hector Campbell Neighborhood will start 1/2 hour latter than usual due to the public forum on funding for Safe Access For Everyone (SAFE). The SAFE forum runs from 4-7pm it is a public meeting and everyone is invited Mayor Gamba and City staff will be on hand to answer questions and take comments. More details on the City Website.

The agenda for the Hector Campbell NDA includes a presentation on the School Districts Bond Measure; and the City's Comprehensive Plan Visioning Process There will also be updates on neighborhood projects including a proposed 14 lot development off of King Road, the Treasurers report, and a parks and community garden update.

Our neighborhood is in need of a volunteer to represent us on the Public Safety Advisory Committee, come to the meeting and learn how you can get involved.

Invite your neighbors! Hector Campbell Neighborhood meeting, Monday October 10, 2016 7pm at the Public Safety Building, 3200 SE Harrison St. We will have refreshments!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Neighborhood Picnic, time to RSVP!

Please RSVP if you plan to attend our eighth annual neighborhood picnic!

Neighbors, you are invited to our eighth annual neighborhood picnic! It is FREE to residents and business owners in the Hector Campbell Neighborhood, all you need to do is RSVP. Please invite your next door neighbor to attend too!

Monday August 8th, 6pm to 8pm on the upper field of Campbell Elementary School, next to the community garden.
If you are planning on attending our picnic, PLEASE click here to RSVP. Or call: 503-683-1826. Those who RSVP and attend, will be entered in a drawing for door prizes! Please RSVP by Saturday August 6th.

We will be serving hot dogs, salads and veggies from the community garden.

Some of the raffle prizes from a previous picnic
We will also have:
An Italian Soda Bar, sponsored by the Painted Lady Coffee House
Face Painting
Corn Hole Game
Vegetable tasting (summer squash for sure, tomatoes if they hurry up and ripen!)
Neighborhood business information table (if you have a business in our hood bring cards or brochures to display and let us know if you can sponsor one of our RSVP prizes)
Tour the Community Garden
Photo "booth" for family and friend photos - bring your camera phone #HCNDA2016



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Neighborhood Tag Line Poll

Our neighborhood is in the process of designing a new logo to be used on this website, letterhead, magnet and other marketing material. We sent a request to our neighborhood email list for ideas for a "tag line" to include with our. We are now asking our neighborhood to vote on their favorite one.

Please select the one that you best think represents the Hector Campbell Neighborhood on the poll located on the right sidebar of this web page.

NOTE: Mobile device users will not see the poll until you scroll down the page and click on the "View Web Version" link. Choose your favorite right now, as this poll will close at the end of the weekend! Thanks in advance for participating!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Neighborhood Picnic

Save the date for the 8th annual neighborhood picnic!

Monday August 8th 6 -8 PM next to the community garden. NOTE: we do not have our regular meeting in August.

Check back here and watch your mail for a request for RSVP's.

Hot Dog, Salads, Italian Sodas, Face Painting, Meet your neighbors!


Sunday Parkways in Milwaukie

Save the date for this family friendly event!

Sunday October 2, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
Portland to Milwaukie Sunday Parkways