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Revised April 21st NWDA Board Meeting Agenda

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Attached is the revised April Board meeting agenda reflecting the addition of an update regarding the historic house demolition at NW 24th/Quimby. For your reference:  NWDA_Agenda_April 21 2014 . All are most welcome to these meetings!

Volunteer for a Neighborhood Spring Clean-Up!

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Neighborhood Spring Clean-Up!

Join Friendly Streets and the Northwest District Association (NWDA) and help cleanup up the neighborhood just in time for spring. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter, remove graffiti and collect abandoned grocery carts throughout the Northwest neighborhoods.  The cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 9-11am. It will begin at the Northwest Community Garden on NW 16th between Johnson and Kearney. Meet there for light snacks, instructions, maps, and all necessary supplies. The cleanup will end at the Lucky Labrador Brewery, 1945 NW Quimby Street for free pizza and raffle prizes.

Please dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine and is open to all ages.

To learn more and register, visit either website for more information and registration:


This cleanup is organized by Friendly Streets and the NWDA and is one of the many SOLVE IT Earth Day events. For more information, contact info@friendlystreets.org.

Travel Advisory for West Burnside

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Street Improvements to close lanes on W. Burnside Street from

SW 19th Avenue to SW King Avenue

April 7 to 9

(April 4, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on W Burnside Street between SW 19th Avenue and SW King Avenue Monday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 9, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to pave .33 lane miles. This is the second phase of the two phase process.  Crews last month had ground down the old asphalt to prepare for paving during a stretch of dry weather.   Paving is weather dependent and the schedule may change.

At least one traffic lane in each direction will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.


Candidates Sought for Board Election

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Upcoming Annual Meeting and Elections

Help shape our great neighborhood!  There is lots going on and your help is needed!

 Date: Monday, May 19, 2014           

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: Wistar Morris Room, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR

 If you reside in or represent a business in NWDA, you are eligible to run for the NWDA Neighborhood Board of Directors. View a map at: http://www.nwnw.org/maps/NWDA.PDF. Be a part of the change you seek to sustain. There are several ways you can help:

·         Become a member, attend the Annual Meeting and vote for the best candidates.

·         Consider running for the neighborhood Board of Directors. Terms are two years.

·         Nominate someone who you think offers great enthusiasm, talent and experience to the Board.

·         Extend your engagement by coming to meetings and serving on a committee.

 The deadline for declaring your candidacy in writing (e-mail is accepted) is 5:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014. You must be a member of the NWDA to run for office. To register for membership, download a membership application by clicking “Join Us” at www.northwestdistrictassociation.org. Send declarations of candidacy to: NWDA Elections Committee, 2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210 or email to mark@nwnw.org

 There are eight (8) open board positions plus the presidency. A description of expectation of a Board director is at: NWDA Director Role Description . The description for the Board President is at: NWDA President Role Description. Following the deadline to declare candidacy, there will be a public meeting of the Elections Committee to declare the official slate of candidates at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh Street. For more information, call Mark Sieber: 503 823-4212, mark@nwnw.org

NWDA Transportation Committee Agenda for April 2014

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Attached is the agenda for the upcoming April 2, 2014.  The meeting will begin at 6 pm (new time).

April 2, 2014 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Line 15 Reroute During Thurman Bridge Closure

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TriMet has announced the rerouting of Line 15 during the closure of the Thurman Street Bridge. See announcement at Line 15 Reroute During Thurman Bridge Closure

Thurman Street Bridge newsletter

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Attached is the latest newsletter relating to the rebuilding of the NW Thurman Bridge:  Newsletter5

NW Streetsweeping Catch-Up Scheduled

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The City’s Bureau of Transportation has advised that leaves will be swept in Leaf District NW 1 on March 14th. NW 1 is the area encompassed by Burnside, 21st, Marshall and 16th. The flyer advises that Parking restrictions will be in place and enforced. If the past is any indication, there will be signs on the streets about two days before.This is “catch-up” sweeping of leaves that were frozen when this was scheduled in December.

SW 1 (other side of Burnside) is scheduled for 12 March.  The circular mentions sweeping gravel both days on Lovejoy from NW 24 to NW 25th, continuing up Cornell up to the first tunnel.

March 17th Board Meeting Agenda

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The NWDA Board will meet on March 17th at 6 pm on its regular schedule.  Highlights will include an update from Legacy Health Systems and a review of the in-progress West Quadrant Planning process.

The meeting agenda and details is: NWDA_Agenda_March 17 2014 . All are most welcome to attend! Irish folk can celebrate after the meeting!

Oct, Nov, Dec 2013 and January 2014 approved Board meeting minutes

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On February 24th, the NWDA approved the following Board meeting minutes for October 2013 through January 2014, with corrections to the draft December 2013 minutes. These approved minutes are:

October: NWDA_Minutes_October 21, 2013

November: NWDA_Minutes_November 18, 2013

December: NWDA_Minutes_December 16 2013

January: NWDA January 2014 minutes

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