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

NWDA Air Quality Minutes, February 10, 2014

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Attendees: Bob L., Phil Selinger, and Kathy Sharp.

Bob Amundson and Bob Holmstrom attended the ESCO inspection on January 22nd.  Shannon Huggins and ESCO’s senior environmental engineer hosted the inspection. Two items were on the inspection agenda.  Their comments follow:
Bob Holmstrom:
1.  Improved monitoring for some of the bag houses.  The new system uses a different technology than the old pressure drop system.  What they showed us seems effective.  We will need to see some data to see that it is actually working.  No date was set to see the data – it is a question we need to ask at the next NAC meeting.
2.  A new bag house (with the new sensor system) has been installed to help to control dust (not odors) from the ‘pouring room floor’ area.  It should reduce the amount of dust getting to the neighborhood from that source.  We need to ask for data on how much dust is being collected.
Bob Amundson:
Bob H’s comments can stand on their own.  I have one addition.  Shannon asked if it would help to label specific pieces of equipment for the public to understand what equipment was visible from the street,  e.g. baghouse, cooling water etc.  She brought this up at the end of the inspection.  She showed us the cloud from the cooling tower which she said was only water.  She thought a sign indicating that this was a water cooling tower and that the cloud was water vapor might help some neighbors who had complained about the “smoke” from that location.
Sharon Genasci:
The water vapor should be tested to make sure there are no other emissions in it.  We should continue to press for the above requested data.

The briefing to Major Hales and City Council of the Clean Diesel and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement went well.  The NWDA board had many suggestions for follow-up.  A follow-up letter will be written to council.

We still don’t have a quorum so we will vote on an Air Quality representative to the on-going Site Logistics plan next month.

The wind has shifted.  There have been new odor complaints in the areas of overton/northrup 19th to 23rd.   Has the source changed?

Materials are ready for the informational booth at the NWDA Meet and Greet on February 13th.

February 5, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee minutes

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Attached are the minutes for the February 5, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee.  2-5-14 NWDA TransCom minutes

Feburary Board Meeting Agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the February Board meeting: NWDA_Agenda_February 24 2014 . The meeting will recap the February 13th “Meet and Greet” event as well as committee reports and other updates. Neighbors and other guest are most encouraged to attend!

Temporary Cornell Road Closure

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Feb 14, 2014: A portion of Northwest Cornell Road was closed because of a landslide early Friday morning. According to police, the slide happened between the tunnels on the road in Northwest Portland around 4:34 a.m.

Both lanes were partially blocked by the slide, prompting police to close it completely. There was no immediately estimate on when it will reopen.
Commuters are urged to avoid the roads because the closure is likely will be lenghty. City of Portland crews have been called to the scene to asses the rock slide and begin clean-up efforts.

Thursday Night! Meet Your Neighbors!

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Date:   Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time:   6:00 – 8:00 PM

Place:  Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 1945 NW Quimby Street,

Come meet your neighbors, Northwest District Association Board Members, and committee members at the NWDA Meet & Greet event. Northwest neighbors and businesses are invited to an evening to share concerns and learn about the latest community updates! A brief presentation is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Light fare hosted and enjoy a drink on us.

Safety and Livability Committee Meeting

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Page has sent along this agenda for tonight’s (February 11th) Safety and Livability Committee meeting, 6 to 7 pm:

 1. Meet Jenni Pullen, Portland Police Liaiison to NWNW and discuss crime issues and solutions.

2.  Prepare for the NWDA Meet and Greet event scheduled for 13 February.

 The location is:

Legacy Good Samaritan

Wilcox Building, Conference Room B

1015 NW 22nd Ave.

Portland Oregon

 This is the basement conference room accessed from the parking lot – next to the dumpsters!

‘See you there!

 Phil on behalf of Page

Air Quality Committee Agenda, February 10th, 2014

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Bob Amundson and Bob Holmstrom will share their inspection report of the Esco GNA Emission Reduction Projects #1 and #7. Project 1 was the dust collectors installed and operational for the capture and control of doghouse fugitives. Project 7 included the bag leak detection probes installed, calibrated and operational for the EAF and AOD bag houses. Bob A and Bob H are NAC representatives.

 Respond to our briefing to City Council of the Clean Diesel Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement. What’s next? Review of NWDA board discussion following briefing.

 We didn’t have a quorum last month so we still need to vote on an Air Quality representative to the on-going Site Logistics plan.

 After months without odor complaints the wind has shifted. New odor complaints, new sources

.NWDA Meet and Greet Event Thursday, Feb 13th. 6-8 pm. Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 Quimby Street. Northwest Neighbors and businesses are being invited to share concerns and learn about the latest community updates. Each committee is responsible for an informational booth. This is an opportunity to reach new members and to educate neighborhood residents on the work of our Air Quality Committee. Neighbors can learn where and how to make odor complaints and know what happens to the complaints. Can you help with this and join us for a beer?