PGE Park Good Neighbor Agreement & Portland Timbers Games

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The Portland Timbers first home game will be Thursday, April 14, 8pm at PGE Park. The newly renovated stadium seats 20,000 and 11,000 season tickets have been sold.  To address the impact Park visitors will have on the surrounding neighborhoods, PGE Park and the City of Portland entered into a Good Neighbor Agreement in February, 2010.

One condition of this agreement requires Park personnel to pick up event-related litter and debris within 24 hours of all Timbers games in the area bounded by NW Flanders, I-405, SW Jefferson, and SW Vista.

To learn more and to download the Good Neighbor Agreement, click here.

Safety and Livability Meeting Minutes January 31, 2011

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Safety and Livability Minutes January 31st, 2011

10 AM Northwest Branch Library on NW 23rd at Thurman

Present at Meet: Mary Czarnecki, Karl Doppelfeld, Rebecca Hamilton,

Frank Silva, Mary Ann Pastene, Jane Comerford, Stephen R. Jones, Ron

Waters, Carol

1) Approve Minutes  Mary 1st Carl 2nd Karl

2) Chair Report

E-SAN THAI NORTHWEST, located at 2764 NW THURMAN ST, has applied under

a change of ownership and requests the greater privilege of a Full On

premises sales license (which allows the sale of liquor, malt

beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises).

King’s Hoohka at the South West corner of NW 18th and Couch is across

from the Tudor Arms I talked to a HOA board member to try to

understand issues as my own night time dog walks I saw almost no

activity.  Frank from ONI said that they also found not direct

coloration to the complaints in the warmer season and that

establishment- the tent is legal- the area is just a cluster hotspot

in general.  Next step keep tracking calls noise complaints, PG Park,

crime hot spots, we will ask NWDA board to purchase soft wear for the

website for a one stop shop reporting system.

Play Date PDX I did send our letter to Eric it will be shared with the

owners.  Frank Silva covered that he had in fact gone over their

business plan.  Beer and wine at 9am is not good visual they will only

sell between 11AM-8 PM. Concerns: 1) The business is near a lot of

transients 2) the owners have no experience with selling alcohol, 3)

they care about crime prevention but will they call 911 4) a lot of

people kids alcohol 5) first time operator 6) can enter without kids

(awkward) 7) number one concern sex offenders.  You have the right to

refuse service to anyone! [Our letter to OLCC should be on the NWDA

website]

3) Frank Silva of ONI two weeks ago surveyed all of the newspaper

stands on 21st and 23rd to check condition.  This was a separate

effort from the images taken by the chair of S&L

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2105881&id=42007239&l=0a28e3d3e2

Introduced Stephan Jones who helped open the containers to se trash.

This issue had been on Frank’s radar a year ago, he went to Oregonian,

Tribune, Home Source had thought it was solved.  Franks team scored

159 boxes 85% had tags and or trashed.

They are beacons for tagging.  The city is now making contact with all

these businesses. Some corners so many boxes that they are disruptive

to pedestrian flow. “Broken Windows Theory” classic case, needs

abatement letter, fines will incur, owners of boxes are going to have

two or three weeks, a house is ten days, Frank is talking to Marsha,

by March 1st if we don’t see a change take images with location send

it to ONI, they want to get taggers, felony if over 1,000 dollars of

damage.

Total Boxes in NWDA = 159    % of Boxes with Graffiti           % of Boxes

w/o                   There are no corners that contain more than

Number of Boxes with Graffiti = 135    84.9%  15.1%              one news box by the

same company.

Number of Boxes with Damage = 7

% of Boxes with Damage         % of Boxes w/o                        Every company except for The

Epoch Times

4.4%    95.6%              had boxes that contain graffiti.

The “Boxes w/ Graffiti” column inclues Conditions

1, 6, 7, 8, and 10. The “Boxes w/ Damage” column

includes Conditions 3, 7, 9, 10, and 11.

(See Key on “NWDA Data Only” Tab)

Location           # of News Boxes at Location   Boxes w/ graffiti           Boxes w/

Damage           Company         Count   % of Total Count

1215 SW 23rd 1          1          0          Portland Tribune          33        20.8%

1310 SW 23rd 5          3          0          Home Source Magazine           16        10.1%

518 SW 21st    1          1          0          Willamette Week          11        6.9%

616 SW 21st    3          3          0          Apartment Finder Magazine     10        6.3%

721 SW 21st    2          1          0          Northwest Examiner     9          5.7%

808 SW 23rd   3          3          0          The Real Estate Book  8          5.0%

Between 1305 and 1301 on SW 23rd  1          1          0          USA Today      8          5.0%

Between 1323 and 1309 on SW 23rd  2          2          1          Apartments for Rent Magazine            7          4.4%

Between 612 and 616 on SW 21st      1          1          0          Oregonian        7          4.4%

Corner of 21st and Lovejoy, outside of Starbucks       9          8          0          The Asian Reporter     6          3.8%

NE Corner of 21st and Glisan  2          2          1          Alternatives Magazine  5          3.1%

NE Corner of 21st and Hoyt    1          1          0          Apartment Guide/Yellowbook/Rentals.com      5          3.1%

NE Corner of 21st and Irving   3          3          0          Daily Journal of Commerce      3          1.9%

NE Corner of 21st and Johnson          1          1          0          Metro Parent    3          1.9%

NE Corner of 21st and Northrup          7          7          0          Portland Menu Guide   3          1.9%

NE Corner of 23rd and Flanders         2          2          0          The Bear Deluxe          3          1.9%

NE Corner of 23rd and Glisan 5          5          0          The Portland Mercury  3          1.9%

NE Corner of 23rd and Lovejoy           3          3          0          The Portland Observer            3          1.9%

NE Corner of 23rd and Pettygrove      6          4          1          Home Seekers 2          1.3%

NE Corner of 23rd and Quimby           2          2          0          Jewish Review 2          1.3%

NE Corner of 23rd and Savier 5          2          0          The Employment Guide           2          1.3%

NW Corner of 21st and Burnside         1          1          0          Crystal Temple 1          0.6%

NW Corner of 21st and Lovejoy          1          1          0          For Rent Magazine      1          0.6%

NW Corner of 21st and Northrup         1          1          0          Just Out           1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Flanders        2          2          0          NW Film Center School of Film            1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Glisan            4          2          0          PDX Magazine 1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Hoyt   7          6          0          Redirect Guide            1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Irving 11        9          0          The Art Box     1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Johnson         1          1          0          The Epoch Times        1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Lovejoy          3          3          0          The Scanner    1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Marshall         7          6          2          Zine     1          0.6%

NW Corner of 23rd and Overton         6          6          0

NW Corner of 23rd and Savier            4          2          0

SE Corner of 20th and Johnson          1          1          0

SE Corner of 21st and Everett 4          4          0

SE Corner of 21st and Flanders          4          3          0

SE Corner of 21st and Glisan  5          4          0

SE Corner of 21st and Hoyt     1          1          0

SE Corner of 21st and Overton           1          1          0

SE Corner of 21st and Pettygrove       2          1          0

SE Corner of 23rd and Irving   7          7          1

SE Corner of 23rd and Kearney          3          1          0

SW Corner of 21st and Hoyt    1          1          0

SW Corner of 21st and Johnson         3          2          0

SW Corner of 21st and Lovejoy           3          2          0

SW Corner of 21st and Overton          1          1          0

SW Corner of 23rd and Hoyt   1          1          0

SW Corner of 23rd and Johnson         2          2          0

SW Corner of 23rd and Marshall         1          1          0

SW Corner of 23rd and Northrup        2          2          1

SW Corner of 23rd and Overton          1          1          0

West Side of 21st and Irving    3          3          0

Total Count of Boxes   159      135      7

4) “Cracked Pots” guest presentation:

Non-profit our goal to promote creative ways to recycle.  Overlook

pilot project, Usable gently used materials to the curb free share,

2008 Earth Day April, very well received, board wants to try this

again in NW, start a city wide program, 23rd Lovejoy west, wants

community organizers, love the idea of letting someone else use it,

nice in this economy to keep things flowing, our community has haves

and have not great, want to use it in September, might be good to link

with Slabtown, have a section in the surface lot, flows, must be

working, kids toys, must take it in by a set time, in front of their

homes, neighborhood free garage sale, nice perk, avoid eye-sore, might

limit some erratic nature, people might save it up, need to be

responsible to clean up, community neighbors working with neighbors

Would need to go to the board need x number of folks.  Need to see if

we have interest.

5) Movie Night: our plan to encourage non-car transport for this event

has been taken up by Rebecca she wants our to also have the same

practice efforts at the summer concerts (not NWDA events but NWDA

typically sponsors).

6) How can we help the Summer Concerts in our community?

Motion to ask the NWDA board to double our yearly sponsorship of the

concerts to $500 for the 2011 concerts. Karl 1st  Mary Ann 2nd all in

favor.

Now been set 4 concerts at Wallace-July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th   2

concerts at Couch- Aug 11th 18th.)  They need to raise 17,000 dollars.

7) Graffiti Clean Up May 8th (Mary Anne) is it Pete’s Sunday are they

using the wrong date??? 2nd sat roll? Geography selected.

Clean ups Umpqua—want 20 people.

Next meeting February 28th, 2011

S&L Committee Meeting Agenda for Monday, February 28

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S&L Agenda for Monday February 28th  10 A.M. at Northwest Library on Thurman:

I–Approve January Minutes (see below):

II–Vote for Mary Ann Pastene for co-chair

II— Current Chair Report I-405 Grant, police letters approved, 500 dollars for Summer Concerts sponsorship,

database effort postponed, NWDA official support of movie night event postponed

IV–Review any OLCC if any are pending State regulation OLCC law change review proposed legislation discuss

action, NWDA process

V–Current Projects:

S&L projects all need to get NWDA board approval.  Our member list

needs to get board approval.  The tasks as listed below 1-9 are in

draft form.  We are at capacity for projects?

1)   Movie Night: Tanya (point person), Jade (volunteers), Rebecca

(trick bikes, transport issues, encourage leaving car at home), Mary

S. (B&W power point), {income stream line item can we get restrictive

funds, if not NWDA than concerts, Toni}

2)   Publication Boxes: Stephan, Carol, Don, Tanya (photograph

conditions first week of March)

Phase One is in motion clean up tags, remove abandoned boxes

3)   Crocked Pots: No One has taken this on– capacity issue?

4)   Alcohol License/OLCC:  Tanya, Mary Ann, Ron need power from NWDA

board to write letters in the past there were only good neighbor

agreements, do we have a file of who has signed these good neighbor

agreements, need for a data reporting system 30 day window-members of

S&L willing to call extra meetings to fit timetable public notice

brief agenda, rush letter, EC

5)   Grants for Parks: Tanya advocate

6)   2nd Saturday Cleanups:  {Philip, Ron} or move it Umpqua

Foodfront, Trader Joes ?NWDA Carol, Tanya, Jade, Don, Fran

7)   Dumpsters in the Right of Way: No one capacity issue

8)   Annual Graffiti Clean Up: Pete Colt, Tanya March

9)  Annual Work plan Review: Tanya, Mary Ann

VI–Motions Pending

1) approve our member list

2) Approve our final version of Current S&L Projects to bring to the

next NWDA Board for their approval

3) Movie night, financial clarification

We expect S&L members to attend meeting or communicate when agenda

items of S&L are covering their initially assigned projects.  Members

of S&L are encouraged to but do not need to attend all meeting.

VII—Public Comment

S&L Work Plan/District Plan Comparison

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A comparison of Safety and Livability Work Plan action items to North West District Plan action items can be downloaded  here.

Dumpsters on Sidewalks

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City Council to Consider Indefinite Storage of Dumpsters on Sidewalk

If you are concerned about the storage of dumpsters on our sidewalks, please attend the Council meeting on Wednesday, February 23 and make your concerns known. City Council will consider Item 191, which would allow businesses to apply for hardship exemptions that, when granted, would permit the storage of dumpsters for indefinite periods of time on our sidewalks. You can download a draft of item 191 here: Item 191.

NWDA resident, Dan Anderson, shares his perspective and concerns about the proposed ordinance: BPS-Dumpsters

Sewer Project Update – 2/18

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NW Portland Sewer Reconstruction Project
Night and Weekend Work This Weekend at NW 16th Avenue and NW Everett Street

Updates

* Sewer and manhole construction has begun in NW Everett St. and NW 16th Ave. The contractor has implemented the traffic control plan at this intersection and will move equipment and materials into the area today.
* On Friday night, February 18th, at 7:00 p.m. sewer work in this intersection will be performed through the night and weekend to limit the impacts to traffic on NW 16th Ave. at the I-405 on-ramp during weekday commuting hours. A noise variance was obtained for this work.
* When sewer construction is completed in the intersection of NW Everett and NW 16th Avenue, the construction crew will move west in NW Everett St. toward NW 20th Place. Construction will occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the remainder of construction in NW Everett Street.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

Construction of the manholes and pits may temporarily close some intersections to through traffic. Generally, traffic flow will be maintained on NW Everett with the assistance of signage and flaggers.

Other project streets will be closed to through traffic during work hours. Flaggers and construction signage will direct the flow of traffic around the construction areas. The city will likely remove

on-street parking in and near the construction areas to keep private vehicles out of the work area during the day and to allow for storage of construction materials. The contractor will maintain access to

driveways and sidewalks at all times. Depending on the location of construction materials, street parking will be available outside of construction hours.

Next Steps

Construction will likely take seven months and will likely run from February to September 2011. Please call or email to be added to a project updates email list. The contractor is proposing to work on this project in the following order, please refer to the maps below:

1) SW Park Avenue and SW Market Street (an area of this project in SW Portland)

2) NW Everett Street NW, Davis Street, and NW Flanders Street

3) NW Hoyt Street at NW 22nd Avenue

4) NW Marshall Street and NW 21st Avenue

5) NW Marshall Street and NW 24 – 26th Avenues

6) NW Upshur Street at NW 19th Avenue

7) NW Broadway Avenue at NW Irving Street

PGE Park Good Neighbor Agreement

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In February of 2010 PGE Park and the City of Portland entered into a Good Neighbor Agreement designed to minimize the negative impacts of PGE Park events on surrounding neighborhoods. The agreement can be downloaded here 183552 PGE Park Good Neighbor Agreement exhibits.

Board Mtg Agenda – Feb 22

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NWDA BOARD MEETING AGENDA
February 22, 2011 (Tuesday)
Legacy Good Samaritan, 1040 NW 22nd Ave, Bldg #2, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Call to Order, Call of the Roster – 600p

Prior Board Minutes 605p
• Approve December and January Board minutes

President’s Report – Ron Walters – 615p

Treasurer’s Report – Tony Cadena – 620p
• Financial Update
• Motion to approve plan for $750 of communications funds
• Short budget process discussion

Health and Environment Committee Report – Juliet Hyams/Ron Walters – 630p
• ESCO audit update
• ESCO GNA update
• Work plan review and guidance

Parking Ad Hoc Committee Report – John Bradley/Tavo Cruz – 645p
• PGE Parking update

Slabtown Committee – Ron Walters – 655p
• Motion to authorize NWDA to pursue development agreement w/ Con-way
• Motion to designate representatives: Bradley, Pinger, Walters

I-405 Funds Report/Request – Scott Siebert – 700p

Safety & Livability Committee Report – Mary Ann Pastene – 715p
• Confirm Mary Ann Pastene as co-chair
• Update summer concerts, movie in the park, graffiti removal, newspaper boxes
• Motion to approve ‘thank you’ letters
• Motion to request $500 for Summer Concerts in the Park
• Motion to request $2000 for advanced complaint form/map on website

Planning Committee Report – If needed

Transportation Committee Report – If needed

Staff Report, Announcements – 740p
• Annual meeting and election – Monday, May 16 – Legacy Wistar Morris Room
• Solicit volunteers for election/bylaws committee

Adjourn – 745p

Sewer Project Update

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NW Portland Sewer Reconstruction Project
Construction Update

Updates

* Pre construction activities have begun on NW Davis, Everett, and Flanders Streets.
* This work involves closed circuit camera inspections of the sewer lines and small pothole excavations to confirm adjacent utility locations.
* Actual sewer and manhole construction is expected to begin in NW Everett St. and NW 16th Ave. on Friday night, February 18th. The sewer work in this intersection will be performed Friday night and through the weekend to limit the impacts to traffic on NW 16th Ave. at the I-405 on-ramp.
* When sewer construction is completed in the intersection of NW Everett and NW 16th Avenue, the construction crew will move west in NW Everett St. toward NW 20th Place and plans to work Monday through Friday.
* Once the construction begins on NW Everett St, the contractor will begin preliminary construction activities on NW Hoyt at NW 22nd Ave. and soon thereafter on NW Marshall Ave. The contractor will move a crew into the NW Hoyt Street and NW 22nd Avenue project area in approximately three weeks.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

Construction of the manholes and pits may temporarily close some intersections to through traffic. Generally, traffic flow will be maintained on NW Everett with the assistance of signage and flaggers. Other project streets will be closed to through traffic during work hours. Flaggers and construction signage will direct the flow of traffic around the construction areas. The city will likely remove on-street parking in and near the construction areas to keep private vehicles out of the work area during the day and to allow for storage of construction materials. The contractor will maintain access to driveways and sidewalks at all times. Depending on the location of construction materials, street parking will be available outside of construction hours.

Normal construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contractors are allowed to work the same hours on Saturday but typically do not work on weekends. A noise variance has been approved for the contractor to work through the night in NW 16th Avenue at NW Davis and NW Everett Streets.

Next Steps

Construction will likely take seven months and will likely run from February to September 2011. Please call or email to be added to a project updates email list. The contractor is proposing to work on this project in the following order, please refer to the maps below:

For more information, contact:

Stephen Sykes – Community Outreach and Public Involvement
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue Room 1000
Portland, OR 97204
phone: 503.823.7898
cell: 503.823.8341
stephen.sykes@portlandoregon.gov

1) SW Park Avenue and SW Market Street (an area of this project in SW Portland)

2) NW Everett Street NW, Davis Street, and NW Flanders Street

3) NW Hoyt Street at NW 22nd Avenue

4) NW Marshall Street and NW 21st Avenue

5) NW Marshall Street and NW 24 – 26th Avenues

6) NW Upshur Street at NW 19th Avenue

7) NW Broadway Avenue at NW Irving Street

Arbor Week is Coming Soon: Trees of Couch Park with Phyllis Reynolds

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Trees of Couch Park with Phyllis Reynolds

Tuesday, April 5th

10:00 am

2001 NW Glisan

Learn about the history and trees of one of Portland’s oldest parks with Trees of Greater Portland author Phyllis Reynolds.

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