Be a Voice for the Neighborhood Association

Seeking: E-Newsletter Editor
Communications Specialists, Undercover Novelists, Poets, Chatty-Cathy's and Online Mavens:

Help us bring fun events, neighborhood doings and important information to our neighbors. We're looking for someone who considers him/herself to be friendly, good with follow-through and thinks whipping up an e-newsletter with 3-4 topics/edition sounds easy as pie. Show off your writing skills and help us show the world how great it is to get involved in Arbor Lodge!

Soliciting content, following-up for details and pulling together text and images in a friendly, engaging format should take 3 hours/month - or less!
We're looking for 3-5 topics, 3-7 sentences each, highlighting Neighborhood Association (and neighborhood) goings-ons, 9-12 months of the year. We can help - we just need someone who has time to initiate and make it happen!

Skills needed:
-Familiarity with online newsletter platforms (We use MailChimp - it's very similar to MyEmma and/or Constant Contact).
-Willingness to work as a team with other communications volunteers and board members
-Zest for summarizing events/information in short, information-rich blurbs
-Some level of online/social media skills (you can keep track of your passwords, know how to use Facebook, understand the concept of uploading images, creating links - this is hard for some folks, easier for others!)

Training provided for folks with enthusiasm and basic skills! Contact board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com with questions, inquiries. Come meet us in person as well and see if you want to work with our great group - consider stopping by our summer BBQ in Arbor Lodge Park, 6:30pm, Thursday, 7/16.


Seeking: Secretary

Join the board of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association in a power position: The Secretary! 

For just a few hours/month, keep us on top of legal requirements, post resolutions and other actions and keep minutes that tell the story of the meeting. Learn organizational requirements, how things function to meet legal necessities and get things done - we'll train you, so don't worry! Your work as secretary tells our story.

Skills learned in being the secretary of an neighborhood association are transferable to many different organizations, and hey, if you're looking for a job, is a nice thing to add to your resume. We'd need you to attend monthly evening meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and to spend 1-2 hours outside of the meeting working on records, plus any additional time you want to put into other neighborhood projects.

Our current Secretary is moving out of the country this summer, and we need to fill her post by August (bye, Lauren! We'll miss you!) Contact board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com with questions, inquiries. You're welcome to come meet us in person as well, and see if you want to work with our great group - consider stopping by our summer BBQ in Arbor Lodge Park, 6:30pm, Thursday, 7/16.


Agenda for June 18th meeting.

Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday June 18th,  2015

All who live and/or work in Arbor Lodge are welcome to join us for this meeting.  We meet at 6:30pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse on N. Brandon and Schofield.

6:30 – Introductions, any additions to Agenda by those present

6:40 – Q&A with new crime prevention coordinator - Angie Russo.  She recently moved to Portland and was previously a Deputy District Attorney in the Bay Area.  Bring your questions or concerns about crime in our neighborhood to share.

7:10 – Next months Picnic in the Park event.

7:20 – Movie in the Park – update on advertising.

7:30 – Sunday Parkways – call for volunteers.

7:40 – Budget for 2015-16 fiscal year.

8:00 – Review developer’s plans for 18 unit apartment development at 6205 N Minnesota Ave.  Q&A with developer to follow.


Last Friday Happy Hour Tonight - You're Invited!

Hey Neighbors! Kitchen too hot for cooking? Tired from the week and want to just kick back and relax? Join your neighbors for a pint and some pizza at Lucky Lab on Killingsworth from 5-7:30 tonight. Kids welcome as always. Hope to see you there!


Call for Comments on Mt Tabor reservoir disconnection - due 5/28

In order to comply with federal and state mandates, and ensure a healthy, resilient, and secure water system, the Portland Water Bureau is moving forward with a project to disconnect the Mt. Tabor reservoirs from the distribution system.
City Council Hearing
The City Council hearing for Land Use Application LU 14-218444 HR EN Mt. Tabor Reservoirs Disconnection will be held on May 28, 2015 at 2 pm in City Council Chambers. See the Bureau of Development Services calendar on the Auditor’s Office website. At this time, City Council members will hear public testimony and possibly vote to tentatively approve or deny the application.
Hearing Process
The City Council will serve as a quasi-judicial review body, in accordance with Zoning Code under Chapter 33.730 - Quasi-Judicial Procedures. At the hearing, the City Council may adopt the review body's decision report, modify it, or reject it based on information presented at the hearing and in the record; or the Council may make a tentative action and direct that proposed findings and a decision be prepared.
Public Comments
The public is invited to comment. Comments for consideration by City Council at the upcoming appeal hearing can be e-mailed to Hillary.Adam@portlandoregon.govand CCTestimony@portlandoregon.gov faxed to 503-823-5630, or mailed to:
Hillary Adam
Land Use Services, Bureau of Development Services
RE: LU 14-249689
1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 4500
Portland, OR 97201
Comments will also be taken as testimony at the hearing on May 28, 2015.
Brief History of this Land Use Review
The City of Portland's Land Use Review process, administered by the Bureau of Development Service (BDS), is designed to provide the public with appropriate notification, information, and opportunities to comment before final land use decisions are rendered.
The Portland Water Bureau applied for this land use review last fall, and completed the application on October 24, 2014. BDS then reviewed and determined the Land Use Review application was complete and scheduled the first of several hearings.

To learn more, go to http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/64097 


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday May 21st, 2015

All who live and/or work in Arbor Lodge are welcome to join us for this meeting.

6:30 – Introductions, any additions to Agenda by those present

6:40 - Pembina Propane Terminal – approval of letter to council in opposition to proposed terminal

7:00 - City’s new Surplus Land Disposition policy survey

7:15 – Neighborhood Clean Up and Debate wrap up.  Report on our success and any ideas for next year.

7:30 - Picnic in Park for July update

7:40 - Movie in the park update

7:50 - Sunday Parkways update

8:00 - Livability committee update

8:10 – Budget update

8:15 - End of Fiscal Year Survey for NPNS


Livability group gets it together!
Many thanks to the small group that picked up trash along Interstate, on the Bryant Street I 5 overpass, and then learned to remove graffiti too this Sunday morning.  Consider joining the group next month for coffee, then a walk, meeting new neighbors, and helping us keep Arbor Lodge lookin' good!  Watch here for a posting/invitation, kids and dogs welcome too.
Thank you to 15+ volunteers, the aptly named "Arbor Lodge Arbor Army" by neighbor Barb Rock. This group met with City staff and trained arborists Saturday morning, May 16th, and pruned 50+ street trees in Arbor Lodge.  We learned to "look down, look up, look around", stay safe, and helped these street trees get and stay healthy.  We pruned away root suckers, pruned out crossing branches and dead limbs.   Come join the group next time, and learn from the arborist, most of whom live in either Arbor Lodge or Kenton.  Check out the picture of the group learning about root sucker pruning.


Young Tree Pruning Clinic this Saturday, May 16th

Want to learn how to best prune a young tree, 3-7 years old?  

Join your neighbors and some Certified Arborists this Saturday, May 16th, between 9-12 for a short presentation, and then pruning practice.  The Arborists will lead teams to practice pruning in a designated area.

Meet up:  8:45 am, coffee and snacks 
Where:     Urban Farm, west side of Interstate between Dekum and Bryant
What to wear:  closed toed shoes, bring own gloves

Tools provided by the City, and prunings will be hauled away by the City

Come have some fun, learn best practices in pruning young trees too.
Questions?  call Ginger (503) 312-7135