June 28, 2004
Held at Astor Elementary School
6:35pm called to order
$914.44 at Albina Community Bank
Waiting on money's due (from cleanup).
Money in Community budget, ~$400, $130 spent on fliers, $60-70 on food,
remaining money used for website start up costs. This money had to be
used by June.
Karen is still unable to attend meetings. Ana Tomblin is the pro tem
secretary, no report.
The committee met last week, June 20th. They are working on their
strategy for revisions.
Committee Chair's Reports:
Telephone pole replacement is happening in the neighborhood and is
By the end of October they will be finished with the cap at the
McCormick & Baxter superfund site on the Willamette.
Fletecher will be writing a letter to Casey at the bureau of planning
to create a plan for the triangle on Willamette Blvd and Olin.
Will give report during general meeting.
Read part of an article from the Oregonian about Jefferson High,
Homeschooling - are there moneies going to these students? Something to
Some custodian's have been laid off to save money.
Chair's Meeting Report:
The Chair's meeting will meet with Lt. Keith Morse of the North
Precinct next month.
The OLCC is working on a good neighbor agreement with the St. John's
neighborhood association, Cathedral Park neighborhood and some of the
businesses in downtown St. John's.
A porn shop is opening on Interstate Ave. accross from Okley Green
Middle School. Currently there is nothing the neighbors can do about it.
a. The UPNA sign board was completed and delivered to the church.
b. A thank you letter was sent to Roy Heynderickx
c. A get well card was sent to Karen Lindquist, UPNA secretary
d. UPNA meeting fliers for June were delivered to the entire
neighborhood by Fletcher Trippe.
Meeting Adjourned 6:58pm
7:04pm called to order
Nick Fish - running for city commisioner
John Walden, principal of Astor Elementary School
Erin at Urban Water Works
planting a water garden, the downspouts will be diverted into the
garden. Have received grant money for the garden. They will pant native
plants, teach children about ecosystems. There will be a stage area,
cistern, bridge over a brook, marsh, sculptures, flowers, trees, shade,
Students and children made tiles, commemorative bricks are available
and there will be a mural. They want the garden to be a part of the
community. It is sponsored by Urban Water Works ( a non-profit group)
who's goal is to bring art, science and water together in community
Brian Rohter, President, New Seasons Market
New store coming in 2005 to the corner of Interstate Ave. and Portland
They will be diverting downspout water also onto an eco-roof. The new
store is similar in size to the 33rd St. Concordia store, it will have
25,000 sqft on the first floor and 5,000 sqft on the second floor which
is used as the stock room. The property has to be rezoned for
commercial use, they have submitted the building permits and should
start construction in September 2004 and open in June/July 2005. There
will be 60 parking spaces (less than at the Concordia store). The store
will also have a pharmacy with a more holistic approach. Approx. 140
people will work at the store, they are trying to recruit people from
the neighborhood, already have a very high number of applicants, the
store will be diverse and reflect the neighborhood. It will be open 8am
to 10pm everyday. There will be a kiosk on the corner of Portland Blvd.
and Interstate, accross from the MAX stop. They leased the kiosk to
POIC for $1/year, POIC will train high school students and they will
work at the kiosk selling coffee, tea, pastries, newspapers and
magazines. To contact Brian call 503-292-1987 x101 or email
Jim Kuffner (from University of Portland)
Regarding the lighting of the soccer field, there will be 8 Friday
games and 1 Monday game where the field will be lit at night. The
baseball lighting project has been put on hold.
Good of the Order:
a. LLAC (Liquor License Advisory Committee) helps the OLCC with
regulation and problem areas. They worked on the time, place and manner
ordinance that was passed. If you are interested in serving on the
committee, contact Judy Chambers.
b. July 26th meeting will be held at the church and will focus on goal
c. August 23rd meeting, the Port of Portland would like to come to the
meeting to talk about Terminal 4 and the sediment cleanup. Agreement
from board members that this is ok.
- North Portland - metro gives money to local businesses each year
- Regional Land Use Committee
- There will be a part time permanent N. Portland planner
- There will be quarterly meetings of all neighborhood Land Use
Chairs from North Portland
- Paul Maresh - Regional Trolley Proposal
- Trolley would run from Killingsworth/PCC Cascade area down
Lombard street to Kelley Point Park. The trolley has wheels and drives
down the street like a bus but looks like and old fashioned trolley. He
hopes it will promote the area and improve the image of North Portland.
Small group of people working on this proposal.
Meeting Adjourned 8:15pm
- Fletcher Trippe asks for volunteers to help plant the corner of
Olin and Willamette Blvd. Contact him if you are interested.