Meeting Sunday evening, 5PM

Due to a lack of a quorum  at our meeting Thursday, and the need to vote on two time-sensitive issues, we are hosting an emergency meeting: 

Sunday, June 19, 5pm
Arbor Lodge Park Picnic Table in the dog area

Our two time-sensitive issues are:
-Consideration of whether to approve using funds for outreach cards about the EPA comment period re: Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup to use at Sunday Parkways on June 26th
-Consideration of a proposed statement regarding Oregon diesel standards to take to Representative Kotek's air quality meeting on June 20th

Please join us if you are interested in these topics!


Meeting tonight, plus upcoming air quality meeting in North Portland


1. 6:30 pm  Welcome, Introductions, sign-in.

2. 6;35 pm   Approval of minutes; budget and thoughts on next years budget

3; 6:45 pm   Unfinished business/action review:gna, letter to City, letter from
                   Gregg Garcia on Jackson's proposal :letter to OLCC

4. 6;55 pm   Wilamette EPA superfund proposal released June 8, 2016:Comments and action

5. 7:05         Comp Plan update-Nate Young

6; 7:15          Movie in the Park and Park work date august 8 2016.Volunteers needed  for park work date  

7: 7;25          Update on July  Barbecue, Sunday Parkways

8: 7;35         Diesel Standards for Oregon. What action should we suggest?
                   formation of committee to meet on diesel standards

9  7;45         Park, Trails and Local transportation Improvement committee

10. 8pm       adjourn

We will meet at North Portland Neighborhood Services, N Schofield and Brandon, south entrance, on the 2nd floor. We understand that an elevator is available, just ring the bell!
Also, many folks in North Portland are concerned about air toxics. Speaker Tina Kotek wanted to provide an opportunity for folks to ask questions directly to DEQ. Below is a link to the Facebook post about an event this coming Monday, June 20, that will allow for just that! 


Interstate Litter Pickup Saturday - Join if you can!

Local business, Satchel, is hosting a litter pickup this Saturday, 10am-2pm. Join us to make the neighborhood shine and feel good about taking part!


Traffic Safety Meeting Today

Our traffic safety group meets this morning at 9am, Kenton Firehouse, Upstairs. Everyone is welcome. We will be refining our plan to do advocacy work along Rosa Parks and some of our summer outreach/education plans. There's room in the planning for your voice, so we hope to see you there!

Can't make it today, but want to join in the fray? Contact Chris Jones at christopherdavidjones at gmail dot com for more information about how to get looped into our email chain for future gatherings and volunteer opportunities.


Two Announcements: Thursday Meeting Location Change and Ride of Silence Today!

We hope to see you at the Ride of Silence we've organized this evening. See you at 6:30 at Arbor Lodge Park at Delaware and Dekum! More info here.

Also, due to construction at our usual meeting location at the Kenton Firehouse, we are changing our meeting location to Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 N Rosa Parks, 6:30PM this Thursday, May 19.

Our agenda for this week:

1:             6:30 pm Welcome, introduction minutes, budget
2:             6:35 pm Oregonians Against the Death Penalty-Ron Steiner
3:             6:40pm Chief Joseph update-Elizabeth Potter, incoming PTA president
4:             6:55pm Arbor Lodge Road Safety Committee-Christopher Jones
5:             7:05pm Can recycling facility 7044 North Interstate-Nate Young
6:             7:25pm Bike update- Silent Ride and Brian
7:             7:35pm PIR update-Ginger Edwards
8:             7:45pm Thank yous  for Cleanup; Sunday Parkways: update Movie in

the Park; July bar-be-cue
9:             8:00pm cookies and treats   


Short Work Party at Arbor Lodge Park, Saturday, May 14, 9-10:30

Come help us flame weed the gravel parking area off Delaware, or help paint the fine lettering on the Kiosk by the Playground.  Light work, short hours, but help appreciated!
Meet at the west baseball diamond, 9am.  Thank you.


Join Us - Ride of Silence May 18 6:30PM

Join us in leading a Portland-based Ride of Silence to recognize neighbors, families and friends who have been injured or killed while riding bicycles.

We are riding in recognition of Brian Duncan, who was struck on his bicycle by a person driving a car while in a marked and lit crosswalk at the intersection of North Delaware and Rosa Parks on March 30, 2016. Brian, an active member of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association, loving husband and father of a two-year-old is recovering from a skull fracture, incomplete break of his C4 vertebra and paralysis in all but his left arm. 

Participants of all abilities are invited to join the procession. The event starts at 6:30PM at the southeast corner of Arbor Lodge Park (N Delaware and Dekum). A brief ceremony remembering family and loved-ones who lost their lives while riding their bicycle will be held, followed by ride protocol and safety instructions. The ride will return to Arbor Lodge Park around 7:30PM. The ride will not exceed 12 mph. Participants must wear helmets, are encouraged to bring headlights and taillights, and are invited to consider wearing:
• Names of riders you are riding in memory of printed and pinned to your back
• Black and/or red shirts, ribbons, arm bands, etc. Wear black to honor a cyclist who was killed, and red for one that was injured by a motorist.

Let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/109757106105990/

Contact Nick Miller with questions at miller dot ns at gmail dot com, or 503-544-1839.


You're Invited - Transportation Safety Meet-up - Update!

Are you interested in helping us take action for transportation safety in the neighborhood? Let us know if you can make our inaugural Safety Brainstorm/Action session this Sunday, May 1, by clicking through to this doodle poll. http://doodle.com/poll/e4ffz83hkq5cad84

We've settled on 9-10 am at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, upstairs meeting room. See you there!

Can't make it but still interested? Email katy dot asher at Gmail dot com and we'll add your email to a list for updates.


Would you like to see more Trees in Arbor Lodge ?

Then join up with the Tree Team and help us plan for it.  We will be meeting April 20th at 6:30 at the Lucky Lab on Killingsworth.  We'll be talking about Heritage Trees - the deadline to nominate them this year is April 30th.   We also we plan to talk about Tree identification in Arbor Lodge Park; we hope to develop a tri-fold brochure with this info and more about the Park.  Finally, we hope to plan for increased tree planting next winter/spring.  Come join the fun!  Questions?  ginger.edws@gmail.com