4.16.2018

Membership Meeting Agenda 4.19.2018


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Agenda
Thursday, April 19th, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 7:15 MURP student Michael Serritella & others Present and Workshop on Willamette Blvd. Transportation Project

PACE Planning is a team of five Master of Urban and Regional Planning students at Portland State University completing a capstone planning project for the WCMC (Willamette Corridor Mobility Committee). The project objective is to develop a community-driven active transportation plan that improves safety and accessibility along the N Willamette Blvd corridor, which WCMC can present to PBOT for implementation. The team will maintain contact with PBOT in order to ensure that the plan and outreach process are compatible with PBOT standards. The outreach process aims to gather input from stakeholders, community representatives, and residents who may use the corridor, with some engagement activities targeted towards groups who are less often involved in the planning process (youth, people of color, low income).


7:15 – 7:25 Treasury Report, Budget Overview & Priorities

7:25 – 7:40 Review Communications Plan

7:40 - 7:45 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:45 – 7:55 Call for volunteers, committee sign ups

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

7:55 – 8:10 Land Use Update

8:10 – 8:15 BBQ Entertainment

8:15 – 8:20 Rosa Parks Restriping Update

8:20 – 8:25 Bylaws change

8:25 – 8:30  Review of Minutes






4.11.2018

We share this pedestrian/bike bridge with Piedmont.
Please come help us work with our Piedmont neighbors to Clean Up this important passageway.

Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge
Clean-up
Hello neighbors! Our Piedmont neighborhood’s annual Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge Clean-up is:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
from 9am-12pm
at the east side foot of the N. Bryant St. Bridge/Interstate 5
Our neighborhood association has worked with ODOT and PBOT to create a pleasing, aesthetic experience through a formerly ‘un-loved’ and neglected bit of urban infrastructure.
We’ll be picking up litter, spreading mulch, landscape planting, graffiti clean-up, etc. Please bring your gloves, shovels, clippers, etc.
Coffee and donuts provided.
All volunteers are welcome.
Especially, if you use this passage to safely travel across I-5, please consider by helping to contribute to the upkeep of our community asset.

I live in Arbor Lodge and I'm going - hope you are too!

4.10.2018

Land Use Meeting April 18th

The Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Land Use Committee will be hosting a meeting with Wilson Architects to discuss the planned redevelopment of the adjoining lots located on 6541 N Denver and 2005 Rosa Parks. If you are interested in learning more about this project, if you would like to provide comments directly to the development team please join us:


Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Kenton Firehouse
8105 N Brandon Ave.
Portland OR 97217


Project Status:


  • 2005 Rosa Parks, located on the NW corner of Rosa Parks & N Denver, has zoning designation of “CG” a commercial designation which allows a full range of retail and service businesses.
  •  6541 N Denver is zoned “R5” , residential.
  • The development team are proposing a 4 story apartment building on the CG portion of the site, and 2 new single family homes on the R5 lot. Surface parking will be included on the R5 (single family) lot.
  • Inclusionary (affordable) housing requirements apply
  • No retail is planned


 Questions? E mail landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com

4.07.2018

Arbor Lodge Tree Team meeting
When: Wednesday, April 11th 7pm Where: Long Look Brewing, 6550 N. Interstate What? discussion of potential Tree Walk in Arbor Lodge, ditto pruning street trees for better visibility of STOP and other safety signs, possible large tree yard giveaway in the fall, Heritage Tree nominations, your ideas. Come join us - check us out.

J

4.03.2018

Proposed Bylaws Change


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is voting on whether to make a small change to its bylaws during the Membership Meeting scheduled for April 19, 2018 at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. 

The proposed change is to the current Bylaws Section X. B. 3. Quorum. A “quorum” is a minimum number of people required by rule or bylaw to be present before business can be transacted by board of directors.

Currently, this section reads, “Quorum:  A quorum shall be 50% plus one (1) of the filled elected Board positions. If a quorum is not present, no votes can be taken.” See the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association's website at http://www.arborlodgeneighborhood.com/p/bylaws.html for details. 

The Board is proposing to change this language to read, “Quorum: A quorum for a board meeting shall be a majority of the number of directors in office immediately before the meeting begins.”

  The Board is proposing this change to bring the bylaws into compliance with language recommended by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Bylaws Template https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/502710 (see p. 22). This proposed change was introduced at the January, 2018 Membership Meeting.

Contact Katy Asher at katy.asher@gmail.com or 971-227-4234 with questions or comment. 

4.02.2018

It's time for 1st Friday Happy Hour!
What - informal, get to know your neighbor time
When - Friday, April 6th, 6pm
Where - new brew pub, Long Look, at 6550 N. Interstate - just north of Rosa Parks on right-
food from the Thai cart or Blackbird Pizza delivers - or the owner says "bring your own".

Family and child friendly until 9pm.  Parking limited - but on gravel parts of Liberty.
Come meet a new neighbor, chat about Land Use - plans for development on Interstate - bike lanes on Rosa Parks - Tree Walks in Arbor Lodge - or just for a brew and fun.
Hope to see you there.
An activity of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association

3.26.2018

Earth Day Clean Ups in Arbor Lodge
sponsored by New Season's

When:  Tuesday, April 17th from 12-1 PM and April 21st from 10-11 AM. 
You can find them on the SOLVE website if you click here
Where to meet:  New Season's, 6400 N. Interstate Ave

Join some neighbors, have fun, and pick up trash to make Arbor Lodge shine!

3.15.2018

Into livable neighborhoods, law, data, photography, writing, design? We want you!


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Agenda
Thursday, March 15th, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 6:50 Treasury Report, Budget Overview & Priorities Duane?

6:50 - 7:00 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:00 - 7:10 PBOT Report on Tree Giveaway and Fund Advisory Assignment

7:10 – 7:15 Piedmont request for collaboration on Saratoga

7:15 – 7:20 Individual Neighbor Request Items

7:20 – 7:30 Introduction & Q&A with MURP student Michael Serritella

PACE Planning is a team of five Master of Urban and Regional Planning students at Portland State University completing a capstone planning project for the WCMC (Willamette Corridor Mobility Committee). The project objective is to develop a community-driven active transportation plan that improves safety and accessibility along the N Willamette Blvd corridor, which WCMC can present to PBOT for implementation. The team will maintain contact with PBOT in order to ensure that the plan and outreach process are compatible with PBOT standards. The outreach process aims to gather input from stakeholders, community representatives, and residents who may use the corridor, with some engagement activities targeted towards groups who are less often involved in the planning process (youth, people of color, low income). We would like to introduce the project to the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association in preparation for a larger participatory engagement activity at the April meeting.

7:30 – 7:35 Call for volunteers, designate committees

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

7:35 – 7:45 Events & Calendar

7:45 – 7:55 Community Engagement

7:55 Review of Minutes

3.05.2018

The Free Fruit Tree Giveaway this past Saturday was a wonderful success and lots of fun.  We gave away 49 trees to 42 people, drank coffee/tea/cocoa, ate cookies, and talked trees for a few hours.

We want to thank several businesses that helped make this all possible;

*  Resilience Design - in Overlook - owned by Mulysa Melco
*  Grindhouse/Sexy Coffee - Amanda donated the coffee
*  Treecology - Certified Arborists Dayne Galash and Mark hung out and coached new tree owners with info on planting, site selection, pruning.

Please thank these businesses if you get a chance!
And look for a Tree Giveaway next February/March to build the Arbor Lodge Orchard in honor of Brian Duncan, Past Chair of the AL Neighborhood Association.

3.04.2018

Love Your Park !
What?  work party at Arbor Lodge Park to maintain pesticide free status
When?  Saturday, March 10th, 9am to noon
Where? Arbor Lodge Park - meet at the baseball diamond next to Dekum - closest to Greeley

We will pull weeds, spread bark mulch, flame weed (we'll train you if you are 18 and wear closed toed shoes),  and basically clean up at the Park.  Snacks and water, clean gloves and tools provided.
Smiles and thank you too.
Hope to see your there!