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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!

 

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Aerial In-Progress Photos of Master Gardeners Demo Garden

The Master Gardeners have been hard at work, despite the rain, installing a new demo garden at Learning Gardens Lab.  Check out these great aerial photos taken by intern Pablo Llambias.

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82nd Avenue Construction Updates

From Oregon Department of Transportation

Signal upgrades at Foster, Woodstock, and Flavel

Project description: This project will install upgraded traffic signals and install sidewalk curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards at the intersections of SE 82nd Avenue and SE Foster Road, SE Woodstock Boulevard and SE Flavel Street.

Schedule: Construction is scheduled to begin in late April and will continue through the fall at each intersection.

Traffic impacts:

  • The majority of the work will be performed Monday-Friday, 6 a.m to 3 p.m. Some night work may be necessary.
  • Expect single lane closures at these intersections over the entire construction period.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access will be available and identified at each intersection, including access for people with disabilities.
  • Some TriMet bus stops may be temporarily closed or moved during this period. For updated service alerts, go to trimet.org/alerts.

For more information: tinyurl.com/82ndAveSignals

SE Lindy Street to SE King Road

Project description: This project will pave SE 82nd Avenue from SE Lindy Street to SE King Road and install new sidewalk curb ramps.

Schedule: Construction began in April and will continue through the fall. This spring, sidewalk and curb ramp work will take place. This summer, paving will take place.

Traffic impacts: Currently, travelers should expect daytime lane closures from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays on SE 82nd Avenue and pedestrian and cyclist detours.

  • Pedestrian detours. Safe and accessible detour paths will guide pedestrians around sidewalk construction areas.
  • Temporary bus stop locations. TriMet bus stops may be temporarily relocated in construction areas. Plan your trip at trimet.org/alerts.
  • Lane closures on 82nd Avenue. There will be single-lane closures and traffic shifts during day time and night time hours:
  • Daytime sidewalk and curb work with lane closures on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nighttime paving on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work as needed from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.

For more information: lmsc.82ndaveprojects.com

Sidewalk Improvements

Project description: This project will remove old driveways and replace them with regular sidewalks at 17 locations along 82nd Avenue (near SE Main Street, SE Woodstock Boulevard, SE Harney Street and SE Clatsop Street). This means fewer tripping hazards, as well as less confusion for drivers about which driveway to use.

Schedule: Construction is scheduled to begin in late April and will continue through the summer.

Traffic impacts: 

  • Expect single lane closures at the driveway locations. Most lane closures will take place during the day. It will take about 1 week  to reconstruct each driveway as sidewalk.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access will be available and identified at each intersection, including access for people with disabilities.
  • Some TriMet bus stops may be temporarily closed or moved during this period. For updated service alerts, go to trimet.org/alerts.

Voter Registration and Party Choice Deadline Tuesday

From Multnomah County Elections:

Tuesday, April 24 is the Voter Registration Deadline and the Party Choice Deadline!

Multnomah County reminds voters that Tuesday, April 24 is the voter registration deadline for the May 15 Primary Election.Oregon voters can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on April 24. Voters can register to vote on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Registration cards can be found at the elections office, Oregon DMV, post office, or public library. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of April 24.
Voters can also register to vote at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. The Multnomah Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building will be open extended hours: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM on April 24. Multnomah County Elections can accept voter registrations from any Oregon resident.

LID Packets Hit Mailboxes Soon

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

LID Petition Packets Mailed Week of April 16th 

In the next week, expect an information and petition packet that will include:

  • A petition for each property
  • Individual property assessments (costs for each property)
  • Renderings of the project design
  • An LID boundary map
  • A pre-paid envelope to mail your petition back to PBOT by May 30, 2018

LID Informational Sessions at Errol Heights Park

Questions about the LID or your individual assessment? Meet with PBOT project team (and also have the chance to turn in your vote in person). All meetings will be in the park across from the Community Garden. Look for the white tent and drop in anytime during the hours below.

  • April 30, 7 AM – 9 AM
  • May 3, 5 PM – 7 PM
  • May 4, 11 AM – 1 PM

Unable to make any of the meeting times? Let us know and we can set up a phone call or in-person meeting at a separate time.

Next Steps and Timeline

May 30: Petitions due to PBOT. If over 50% of property owners in proposed LID support its formation, a City Council hearing date will be set.

June 27: Target City Council hearing date

  • 21 calendar days prior to council hearing: mailers will be sent out to each property owner with hearing and LID details
  • 14 calendar days prior to council hearing: two notices of intent to form LID published in a paper of general circulation in the City and two signs placed within the LID boundary
  • 7 calendar days prior to council hearing: remonstrances against LID formation due to City Auditor in writing (delivered in person or by first class U.S. mail to: 1221 SW 4th AVE. Room 310, Portland OR 97204)

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Project contact info:

errolheights@portlandoregon.gov

 Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager: 503.823.0396

 David Backes, Capital Project Assistant: 503.823.5811

NOTE: Elizabeth will be out of the office April 6-24. David will be answering questions in her absence.

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Water Filtration Survey

From Portland Water Bureau:

The Portland Water Bureau is working on new treatment processes for the Bull Run drinking water source to meet state and federal regulations for water quality. Future projects include:

The Water Bureau wants to hear from you to help guide initial decisions that will be made on some of the key aspects of the future filtration plant.

TAKE THE 5-MINUTE FILTRATION SURVEY

Questions or comments? Contact

Terry BlackSenior Community Outreach & Information Representative, Portland Water Bureau.

MultCo Budget Priorities Survey

From Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson:

Dear friends & neighbors,

A budget is a reflection of priorities, and Multnomah County’s budget is no different. The programs and projects we invest in should be a reflection of our community’s values, concerns, and aspirations.

That’s why I’d like to solicit your top priorities. Please take a moment to identify your top concerns by filling out this survey.

With Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury scheduled to release her proposed budget on April 26th, I want to know your thoughts as we determine how best to spend the vital funding provided by hardworking taxpayers like you.

Just as last year, I’ll report back on the results, and your feedback will inform my thinking during the budget process.

You can find out more information about the county’s budget, as well as opportunities to weigh in during our budget hearings here. I encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns not only with me but also with my fellow commissioners.

Together, we can continue to make our community one we can be proud of.

Warmly,

Jessica Vega Pederson

Contact Commissioner Vega Pederson:

Phone: 503.988.5217
Email: district3@multco.us
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97214