3.03.2021

Upcoming Disaster Preparedness Presentations from the Arbor Lodge/Kenton Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET)

Tues, March 16th, 7pm - Power Is Out...Now What??
Jason Jones will share tips on how to prepare for a power outage, what to do when the power goes out, and alternate sources of power and heat you may not have considered. Jason is an active member of the Arbor Lodge/Kenton NET and an Energy Efficiency Program Administrator.

Tues, April 20th, 7pm - Psychological First Aid

Sara Walker will introduce the principles of psychological first aid, including discussion of how people respond in stressful situations or emergencies, how to help others who are showing signs of stress, techniques for coping and self-care, and resources for those who want to learn more. Sara, current co-lead of the Arbor Lodge/Kenton NET, is a neuropsychologist and associate professor with experience offering disaster mental health services.

Tues, May 18th, 7pm - Disaster Sanitation
Laura Hall will discuss ways to keep our families and community safe without water and sewer lines, including the “Pee & Poo” 2-bucket system. Laura is a former lead of the Arbor Lodge/Kenton NET and a Program & Communication Specialist for the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization.

All meetings are planned for 7pm-8pm, with additional time for Q&A until 8:15.

Meeting information (same for all meetings):
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85217234925?pwd=c3ZyNG5TNEJ2aFJSb0NKVUNyS0dmUT09
Dial-in: (971) 247-1195
Meeting ID: 852 1723 4925
Passcode: 97217

2.18.2021

COVID-19 Vaccine - Let’s help everyone in Arbor Lodge get the information they need

COVID-19 vaccines are starting to become available.

Let’s help everyone in Arbor Lodge get the information they need.

Do you have a neighbor who might not have a computer? Or a neighbor for whom English is a 2nd language? Or an older neighbor who uses email, but nothing else on her/his/their computer? If so, you can help that person and family access a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Here's how:
  1. Give them this phone number to call, it is part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Oregon.gov program:
    • 866 698-6155
    • Or they can call 211. Long hold times are expected. This phone line is open 7 days a week, 6am to 7pm. He/she/they must make the call - not you (HIPPA guidelines.)
  2. You could use your computer to help. Use your laptop or phone, while on the phone with them or while following recommendations for safety with them, go to: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/
    • On that website you'll find eligibility dates for anyone with different abilities, by age group, and much more. You can navigate the website for them, but they will have to be comfortable answering some questions with you.
  3. For anyone with different abilities, you can call these phone numbers too, but the person needing the help will need to do the talking (HIPPA guidelines require that.)
    • Developmental Disabilities: 888-988-3228
    • ARC Oregon (adults with different abilities): 503 581-2726
    • Aging: 855 673-2372

Significant eligibility dates coming up by age range only:
  • 80+ 2/8/21
  • 75+ 2/15/21
  • 70+ 2/22/21
  • 65+ 3/1/21

There are several board members of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association who are happy to help people in the neighborhood find the information they need and sign up to get vaccinated. Please contact board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com if you would like help.

Let's try to get everyone in Arbor Lodge his/her/their vaccine ASAP.
Thank you for caring and helping your neighbors.

2.15.2021

At Large Board Positions - Elections this Thursday 2/18

Do you have ideas about how your neighborhood could thrive? Have you ever wondered, why don't we do (great idea here)? If so, join your Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association! There are two open At Large seats on the Board. Elections for these two positions will be held this Thursday at our monthly meeting, see meeting details below. No experience necessary.

We are especially looking for youth, members of the BIPOC community, renters and business owners. Even if you do not want to run for an At Large Board position, join us at the meeting and share your ideas!

What is required of an At Large Board member??? 
  • Attendance at meetings
  • Sharing your ideas
  • Leading a committee of your choice, if you want 
  • Other elected positions take care of all the other stuff like minutes, treasurer, reports, etc.
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Meeting details:
Thursday February 18th from 7-8:30pm

Click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83074282121

Meeting ID: 830 7428 2121

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2/18/2021 ALNA Agenda:

6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----
  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (10 minutes)
  • 7:10pm Approval of December minutes (4 minutes)
  • 7:14pm Ground Rules (1 minute)
  • 7:15pm Special Election open positions: 2 at-large positions (5 minutes)
  • 7:20pm Breakout Room, Prompt: How can we engage Arbor Lodge young people in Arbor Lodge activities, meetings, or committees (10 minute breakout room, 10 minute report out, 20 minutes total)
  • 7:40pm COVID Vaccinations for people without computers (5 minutes)
  • 7:45pm Updates / Announcements – Rite Aid Shelter (10 minutes)
  • 7:55pm Committee / Board Updates (30 minutes)
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Parks
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Other announcements
  • 8:25pm Grand Prize Raffle Winners!
  • 8:30pm End of meeting
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Meetings are held every month on the Third Thursday at 7:00pm.

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM
  • May 20, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Jun 17, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Jul 15, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Sep 16, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Oct 21, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Nov 18, 2021 07:00 PM

County's Charter Review Committee: Apply to join!

Do you care about the health and safety of our local communities? Do you want to play an important role in ensuring that local government is serving current community needs? Do you enjoy collaborating with others to identify common goals and advance equity? Apply to join the County's Charter Review Committee!

Every six years, a Charter Review Committee meets to study the Multnomah County Charter and, if the committee chooses, propose amendments to Multnomah County voters.

Applications are due Monday, March 1st by 11:59pm.

2.13.2021

Arbor Lodge Severe Weather Shelter Staffing: Sign up Available

Shifts are opening up at Arbor Lodge Shelter for Sunday night to Monday

They hope to have people who don't have to travel so far in this terrible weather.

Please go to the below link to review details and sign up if you can:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/arborlodgedrc

2.12.2021

Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX volunteer training

Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX is offering a training for those interested in volunteering. Please see below from Patt at Neighbors Helping Neighbors for more information:

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Greetings!

We are offering a training for folks who are interested in volunteering with Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX as we seek to provide less trash in our neighborhoods and safer/healthier environments for folks living outside. You may be interested in one-off special cleanup projects in your neighborhood or elsewhere in North Portland; or you may want to help Terrance Moses, our founder and operations lead, with regular trash collection rounds held twice-weekly throughout the year. However you choose to volunteer, just know that we truly appreciate your kindness and involvement in making a difference in our neighborhoods!

First, we need to make sure you will be safe as you volunteer with us. To do that, we provide a volunteer training that will cover the following:
  • Volunteer application, waiver, and other administrative documents to keep our records organized
  • Information so you can work safely and won't get hurt
  • Handy resources for locating helpful organizations that serve unsheltered folks
The next Zoom training is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 pm. The training is about one hour. At the close, you will receive an email with documents requiring your signature plus the resources and information that was covered in the training. I have also attached a copy of our FAQ brochure
(below) which has more information about how Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX is organized and the services we provide.

Please email me if you will be attending. If you have family, friends, co-workers or neighbors living in North Portland who may also be interested in attending the training, please feel free to forward this email to them. Everyone's welcome!

You can join us at this link:
Feb 17, 2021 07:30 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82283974490

I look forward to meeting you over Zoom!

Kind regards,

Patt

2.11.2021

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday February 18th, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on 
Thursday February 18th from 7-8:30pm

This month and every month we would like to especially welcome young people: children, teens, and young adults. We would benefit from your perspective and energy. Your voice is important to us.

Click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83074282121

Meeting ID: 830 7428 2121

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcvAKuzslZ

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2/18/2021 ALNA Agenda:

6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----
  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (10 minutes)
  • 7:10pm Approval of December minutes (4 minutes)
  • 7:14pm Ground Rules (1 minute)
  • 7:15pm Special Election open positions: 2 at-large positions (5 minutes)
  • 7:20pm Breakout Room, Prompt: How can we engage Arbor Lodge young people in Arbor Lodge activities, meetings, or committees (10 minute breakout room, 10 minute report out, 20 minutes total)
  • 7:40pm COVID Vaccinations for people without computers (5 minutes)
  • 7:45pm Updates / Announcements – Rite Aid Shelter (10 minutes)
  • 7:55pm Committee / Board Updates (30 minutes)
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Parks
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Other announcements
  • 8:25pm Grand Prize Raffle Winners!
  • 8:30pm End of meeting
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Meetings are held every month on the Third Thursday at 7:00pm.

Upcoming Meetings:
Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM
Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM
May 20, 2021 07:00 PM
Jun 17, 2021 07:00 PM
Jul 15, 2021 07:00 PM
Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM
Sep 16, 2021 07:00 PM
Oct 21, 2021 07:00 PM
Nov 18, 2021 07:00 PM

URGENT: Volunteers Needed to Staff Severe Weather Shelter

Please see the volunteer request below, via  A Home For Everyone

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Dear community members,

As we confront what likely will be our community’s most dangerous stretch of severe winter weather in years, we need your help to make sure our neighbors surviving outside can stay safe and warm. What we need most are volunteers to help work shifts at our severe weather shelters.

You can sign up for shifts at both our Arbor Lodge (www.signupgenius.com/go/arborlodgedrc) and Metro Garage (www.signupgenius.com/go/metrogaragedrc) shelter sites. We are particularly in need of overnight shift volunteers. Where you are asked to identify your organizational affiliation, please choose “other” and enter “community volunteer.”

We will be screening guests, staff and volunteers for COVID-19 symptoms at Arbor Lodge. The Metro Garage will not require guest screening because it is a covered open-air facility. However, all staff, volunteers and guests at both sites will be expected to follow physical distancing and masking requirements.

However, if you are feeling sick or if you are in one or more high-risk categories for COVID-19, we would encourage you NOT to volunteer. You can still help out by spreading the word about severe weather shelters, looking out for your neighbors, and donating much-needed cold weather gear through 211info.org/donations. For more information on symptoms and COVID-19 risk categories, please visit Multnomah County’s or the CDC’s websites.

Each shelter site’s signup page provides more information about the work and other requirements. Please review this orientation video and the Disaster Resource Center’s Shelter Packet for Volunteers to learn more about what your volunteer experience will involve. For more information about our COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit this guidance page. Staff will also follow up to provide additional resources and information.

Thank you for stepping forward to serve your most vulnerable neighbors during this crisis.

Follow this link to learn more about Multnomah County's Severe Weather response.


Interstate Bridge Replacement - Community Engagement

The Interstate Bridge Replacement program is looking to engage with the community and keep us all informed on the progress of the program.

Shared from the Interstate Bridge Replacement program:
Find more information here:
https://www.interstatebridge.org/get-involved



2.09.2021

Arbor Lodge-Kenton Sewer Repair Update

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide
information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.

Environmental Services is repairing or replacing over 2 miles of public sewer pipes in the Arbor-Lodge Kenton neighborhood area. Many of the existing sewer pipes are more than 80 years old and in deteriorating condition. This project is one of many that will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.


CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
Construction began in August 2020 and the entire project will take about a year to complete. Depending on the location and construction method, work could last a few weeks to a few months in one area.

For the most up-to-date information and a project map visit the project webpage.


Week of February 8:

N Saratoga Street east of N Newcastle Avenue and N Dekum Street east
of N Newcastle Avenue:
Crews will repair the sewer mainline and reconstruct several lateral sewer connections using open trench construction. This will take about 2 more days to complete.

N Dekum Street west of N Campbell Avenue:
Crews will repair the sewer mainline using open trench construction. This will take about one day to complete.

N Bryant Street east of N Interstate Avenue:
Crews will repair the sewer mainline and reconstruct a couple of lateral sewer connections using open trench construction. This will take about three days to complete.

N Peninsular Avenue between N Baldwin Street and N Farragut Street:
Crews will repair the sewer mainline and reconstruct a lateral sewer connection using pipe bursting. This will take about three more days to complete.

N Fowler Avenue north of N Willamette Boulevard:
Crews will repair the sewer mainline and reconstruct a couple of lateral sewer connections using open trench construction. This will take about 4 days to complete.


Week of February 15

N Willamette Boulevard east of N Fowler Avenue:
Crews will install a new sewer cleanout. This will take about one day to complete.

N Holman Street west of N Maryland Avenue:
Crews will install a new sewer cleanout. This will take about one dayto complete.

N Greeley Avenue south of N Lombard Street:
Crews will perform two spot repairs using open trench construction. This will take about one day to complete.

N Washburne Avenue north of N Willamette Boulevard:
Crews will repair the sewer mainline and reconstruct a few lateral sewer connections using open trench construction. This will take about three days to complete.


Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining (CIPP) will occur at the following locations. Each section will take about one day to complete:
N Van Houten Avenue just south of N Fessenden Street
In the public easement between N Washburne Avenue and N Chase Avenue
N Baldwin Street west of N Washburne Avenue
N Baldwin Street east of N Washburne Avenue
N Willamette Boulevard east of N Fowler Avenue
N Wabash Avenue midblock between N Bryant Street and N Morgan Street
N Hurst Avenue south of N Lombard Street
N Holman Street west of N Maryland Avenue
N Chautauqua Boulevard south of N Russet Street
N Chautauqua Boulevard north of N Lombard Street


Our contractor strives to provide an accurate two-week look ahead, but work schedules may change due to weather, conditions underground, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials. Our contractor will provide notice to residents and businesses near work zones prior to beginning work.


CONSTRUCTION METHODS
The City uses many construction methods to repair or replace sewer pipes. In your area, the City plans to use Open Trench Excavation, Pipe Bursting, and Cured-in-Place-Pipe Lining (CIPP). To learn more about construction methods, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.


CURED-IN-PLACE-PIPE LINING (CIPP)
The pipe lining process involves inserting a flexible liner inside the old pipe, inflating the liner, and exposing it to heat or ultraviolet light to "cure" and harden the liner inside the pipe.

You may smell an odor like plastic or glue during CIPP that will dissipate quickly once the process is complete. The odor is from chemicals in the liner resin. The amounts detected by an independent industrial hygienist are below health risk levels.

To keep the resin odors from entering your home or business through your private sewer, fill any floor drains and infrequently used sinks with a small amount of water. This water will collect in the bend in the drain and block odors from the sewer.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
Crews will work during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday if needed. Construction can create noise, vibration, odor, and dust and disrupts normal daily activity with traffic delays and restricted parking near the work zone. You can use sewer, water, and other services while we work on your street. To learn more about what to expect during construction go to
www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionimpacts.


KEEPING YOU INFORMED
The City’s goal is to keep businesses and residents informed during construction. The latest project information is available in several ways:

  • Project Webpage: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/alk
  • Email Updates: Sign up for weekly updates by clicking the SIGN UP button at the top of the project webpage.
  • Sewer Emergency or Odor Concern: Call 503-823-1700 immediately. The City Maintenance hotline is staffed all hours, all days (24/7).
  • Contact April Hasson by email or phone at 503-865-6492. In your email or voicemail messages, please provide your name, property address, and the project name (Arbor Lodge-Kenton).

We will also reach out directly to neighbors who may have unique construction impacts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions, comments or concerns about business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries, please contact April Hasson by email at or phone at 503-865-6492.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important sewer repair project.

April Hasson
Community Outreach, Arbor Lodge – Kenton Sewer Repair Project
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On behalf of City of Portland Environmental Services

Phone: 503-865-6492
Email: april@jla.us.com

*In case of a sewer backup or basement flooding emergency, contact City Maintenance at 503-823-1700. The hotline is staffed all hours and all days.

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