June Meeting – Visioning and Work Plan!

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The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association cordially invites all neighbors and business owners to join us for our upcoming meeting, June 7, 7:00-9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. This month, we will be creating our yearly work plan. Come help us shape our neighborhood! Supervised activity for children provided in the adjacent room.

La Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington invita a todos sus vecinos y propietarios de negocios a participar en nuestras próxima reunion, 7 de Junio a las 7:00-9:00 de la tarde. Las puertas se abren a las 6:30 de la tarde. Este mes crearemos nuestro plan de trabajo anual. Venga a ayudarnos a darle forma a su vecindario. Proporcionaremos una actividad supervisada para niños en la sala adyacente.

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Movies in the Park 2018

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The Force is with Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association as we host our annual FREE Movies in the Park event! The droids you are looking for will be shown in Brentwood Park on July 27th at Dusk as we watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13). Come early and join the party as we rock out to local band Mars Rovers.

Please note: Childcare not provided! Children under age 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult!

Join the Board in May!

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Do you find it hard to watch the news, wishing there were something you could do to change the world? Are you tired of only knowing your neighbors from tiny profile pictures on a screen?  Want to make a difference with just a few hours a month?  Then join the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!  

What does a board member do?

As a BDNA board member, you’re asked to attend at least 10 of our 12 monthly meetings, which happen the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM.  At these meetings, board members discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington.  General members are asked (but not required) to occasionally volunteer at events like the Neighborhood Clean-up, Movies in the Park, and National Night Out.

What about the elected officers of the board?

The BDNA has four elected officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

  • The Chair is responsible for presiding over meetings, drawing up the agenda, and generally representing the board and neighborhood when necessary. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-30 hours)
  • The Vice Chair assists the Chair and steps in when the Chair is unable to perform their duties. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-15 hours)
  • The Secretary maintains non-financial records and a list of board members, takes minutes at meetings, and answers correspondence. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-15 hours)
  • The Treasurer is responsible for all funds belonging to the BDNA and must maintain records and report on those funds monthly. (Average monthly time commitment ~5-10 hours)

How do I declare my intentions to join the board?

Declare your candidacy using our online form or in-person with this paper form at our annual May meeting, held on the 1st Thursday of the month, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave)Click here for more information and to view our agenda. 

What about committees?

The BDNA currently has three active committees:

  • Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Events and Communications Committee
  • Equity and Inclusion Committee

Each of these committees are headed by 1-2 board members.  You do not have to be a board member to join a committee!

What if I’m unable to make it to meetings, but still want to volunteer?

You don’t have to be a board member to volunteer!  We know that life is busy and many community members are unable to attend monthly meetings.  Do you have a skill you’d like to put to use?  Maybe you’re amazing at social media, have great contacts in the community, or speak another language.  Email us with your talent and we’ll put it to work for as little as one hour a month!

 

Neighborhood Clean-Up 2018!

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Join us for our annual neighborhood clean-up event!

Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more!

Suggested Donation: Car $20, Truck/Van $30, Trailer $15, Mattresses $5. NO COMMERCIAL LOADS! We accept cash, checks, and cards. Please make checks out to, “BDNA.” Look for our flier in the May issue of the The Bee to save $5!

So what is “bulky waste”? Things like chairs, sofas, lamps, mattresses, old doors, piles of cardboard or bales of old newspapers, or anything else that cannot be left curbside for regular waste pick-up. We also accept scrap metal like old metal chairs, poles, wire, cable, ducts, and locks. Plus, drop off your yard waste that can’t go in the compost bin; like branches, vines, bushes, small trees, and stumps.

As per Metro, we cannot accept:

  • Building/construction/demolition materials, including:
  • Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic
  • Walls: Painted wood, plaster, decorative plaster
  • Siding: cement siding, shingles, “Transite
  • Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture
  • Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite
  • Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions
  • Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing
  • Home and office appliances
  • Computers/components, monitors or TVs
  • Kitchen garbage/food waste
  • Refrigerators/freezers or air conditioners (containing Freon or ammonia)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Toilets
  • Tires
  • Railroad ties
  • Barrels
  • Propane tanks
  • Explosives
  • Lead containing materials
  • Oil, mercury, or PCBs
  • Fluorescent bulbs & ballast

RSVP for this event on Facebook or NextDoor to stay up to date!

Want to save $5?

Download and print our flier or look for it in The BEE newspaper.

Video from the Candidate Debate on April 14, 2018

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Thank you to everyone who attended our event!  It was great to see so many neighbors come out to vet their potential elected officials.  If you missed our Portland City Council Candidate Debate on Saturday, April 14, 2018, you’re in luck!  Andrew from Village Portland made a great recording of the event, complete with marked time stamps to make it easier to get to the issues that matter most to you!

Events like these don’t happen overnight.  They take hard work and dedication from many volunteers, as well as contributions from the community.  Which is why we  have so many huge thank yous for this event!

-Thank you to our hard working volunteers from Brentwood-Darlington, Montavilla, Lents, and Foster-Powell!
-Thank you to The Gathering Church for letting us use their space and equipment!
-Thank you to Andrew Wilkins from Village Portland for recording our event!
-Thank you to Signing Resources & Interpreters for providing our ASL interpretation!
-Thank you to AlmaLuna LLC for providing our Spanish translation!
-Thank you to New Seasons MarketPuddletown Bagels, and Bee’s Cakes for donating refreshments!
-Thank you to Philip Wolfe, Julia DeGraw, Nicholas Sutton, Corky (surrogate for Nick Fish), Felicia Williams, Loretta Smith, Stuart Emmons, Andrea Valderrama, and Jo Ann Hardesty for participating in our event!
-Thank you to everyone who attended this event!

Love what we do? JOIN US!  Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is having board elections on May 3rd at our monthly meeting, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). For more information, click the link above or visit us on Facebook.

Hazeltine Park Nature Patch Concepts

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Artist rendering of what the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch could look like.

If you attended our April 5, 2018 meeting, then you’ve already seen the excellent concepts for the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch.  Eric Rosewall of Portland Parks and Recreation presented two concepts for consideration.  View those concepts below and then CLICK HERE TO VOTE.  This poll will remain open through April 20, 2018.

Concept A

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Concept B

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Errol Heights LID Petitions Due May 30

Reminder about the Errol Heights Street Improvement Project

Petitions of support were mailed to all property owners within the LID boundary in April (see map below). Don’t forget to send yours in if you support the project to improve streets and stormwater infrastructure in Errol Heights. We will be posting results of the petition process in early June.

Need a new petition, or have questions about the project? Please email, call, or find us online:

errolheights@portlandoregon.gov

 Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager: 503.823.0396

portlandoregon.gov/transportation/errolh

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Note: Map is ONLY to show which properties are included in LID. It does not show future alignment of SE Tenino CT or other street reconfigurations.

TriMet Listening Sessions

From TriMet: 

TriMet General Manager, Doug Kelsey, will host a series of town hall listening sessions and he’d love to meet you, hear your ideas and concerns, and answer questions about TriMet. Come by the session of your choice, have a snack and get a free $5 Hop card (supplies limited). You can also meet the TriMet board member who represents your neighborhood.

We have in-depth workshops planned as well. Learn more and RSVP at trimet.org/hello or respond directly to listeningsessions@trimet.org.

BDNA NOTE: 

The closest listening session to our neighborhood is in Lents.  Information from TriMet’s website below.

Tuesday, June 5
TEAM Events Center
9201 SE Foster Rd., Portland
5–6 p.m.

Share your thoughts with TriMet’s new general manager, Doug Kelsey, and board member Lori Irish Bauman.

Work Party and Plant Sale Reminder

A friendly reminder that our work party AND plant sale are happening next weekend, on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am-1pm.
Our work party projects for next weekend are:
  • Setting up drip-irrigation system
  • Installing a new sink at the water shed
  • Creating a bamboo fencing around the children’s play area
  • Pulling weeds
  • Cover cropping
Please remember to bring clothing appropriate for working outside (and sunscreen!), as well as a water bottle and snack.
The plant sale is cash only, and we recommend you bring a bag to carry plants home in. Can’t make it to this plant sale? Don’t worry! We have added another plant sale to celebrate our final work party of the season, taking place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness

From Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association

Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness
DateSaturday, May 19th
Time9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: St. Marks Lutheran Church, 5415 SE Powell Blvd
Registration requiredClick here to register

Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive, and the Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Associations are collaborating to bring the community together for a community forum on May 19th. Attendees will learn about, and engage with, members of Portland’s houseless community to brainstorm ideas for solving community challenges relating to houselessness, and participate in discussions and exercises led by those with lived experience of housing displacement and survival outside.

Join us early for morning coffee. Doors open at 9:30 am.Program starts at 10:00 am. Refreshments will be served. Childcare and translation services are available with prior arrangement.

This event is made possible by a Neighborhood Small Grant from SE Uplift.

“Bike to Books” coloring contest and bike light giveaway

From Portland Bureau of Transportation: 

PBOT, Multnomah County Library and Metro celebrate Bike Month by bringing back “Bike to Books” coloring contest and bike light giveaway

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Multnomah County Library, with support from Metro, are celebrating Bike Month with “Bike to Books,” a program to encourage residents to ride their bicycle to their local library.

As part of the program, PBOT and Multnomah County Library are bringing back Portland’s “Bike to Books” Bike Month coloring contest. Students living in Multnomah County from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade are invited to design bike lane art for installation in one of the City’s bike lanes. Portland’s bike lane art, found in bike lanes and on neighborhood greenways across the city, is well known nationwide. Designs are created by crew members on their own time using leftover materials that would otherwise go to waste. In 2017, in the first year of our Bike to Books program, PBOT crews installed four winning Bike to Books bike lane art designs near each winning artist’s neighborhood library branch.

It’s easy to enter, with a variety of great prizes. Young people in Portland and Multnomah County can submit their own designs using the bike symbol coloring page. The winning art will be installed on a bike lane this summer by one of PBOT’s striping crews. Second prize winners will each receive four full-day passes to ride your bicycle at the Lumberyard Bike Park (including rental bikes and safety equipment if needed) and third prize winners will win a bike helmet from Portland-based Nutcase Helmets. Coloring pages can be picked up at all Multnomah County Library branches (click here for locations) or downloaded online. Contestants must drop-off their entry at a library branch in person, to be entered into the contest. Full contest rules are available online.

In addition to the coloring contest, every person who bikes to a Multnomah County Library branch will receive a free bike light provided by Metro (while supplies last). Special Bike Storytimes for young readers are also being offered at numerous library branches across the county.

 “We want every Portlander to feel they have a voice in the way we design our city and the earlier we can get our residents involved the better,” PBOT Director Leah Treat said. “This student-designed bike lane art is, in many ways, the beginning of the conversation between PBOT and the young people of Portland who will use our roads, bikeways and sidewalks for decades to come. If they can design such creative art for our streets, imagine the other ideas they’ll bring to us in the future. We’re excited and we’re listening.”

“Libraries are about creating connections for people of all ages to learn and create,” said Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke. “With Bike to Books, we’re teaming up with important partners in PBOT and Metro to share the joy around reading, learning and biking with an eye toward safety and sustainability.”

Books and bikes are two pillars of Portland culture. One of the busiest public libraries in the United States, Multnomah County Library is beloved by the community it serves. In addition, Portland’s young readers bike to school in record numbers. Today, thanks to PBOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, 36.8 percent of trips to school in Portland are on foot or by bike – among the highest in the nation.

Portland Bike Month runs throughout the month of May with events happening across the city sponsored by multiple organizations to encourage people of all ages to get on their bike and enjoy the spring sunshine and hundreds of miles of bike lanes and neighborhood greenways in the city of Portland.

Information about Bike to Books and Bike Month events can be found at: www.biketobooks.com