June 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, June 6th, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Doors open at 6:30PM.  Everyone is welcome!

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Venga a nuestra renunión mensual! 6 de Junio a las 7:00-9:00 de la tarde, en el Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Puertas abiertas en 6:30 de la tarde. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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Precision Castparts Spill Update

On Wednesday, May 15, at around 12:40 p.m. local time, a truck carrying a Nitric and Hydrofluoric acid mixture leaked onto the ground at Precision Castparts’ facility in Milwaukie. Employees were evacuated and Clackamas Fire and Portland and Gresham HazMat teams were on scene. No injuries have been reported.

DEQ has been assessing the site. There are no issues with air quality. There was some release to Precision Castparts’ stormwater system, which discharges to Johnson Creek. Precision Castparts treated and recirculated the water with caustic to bring the pH up. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted spot checks on margins and backwaters along Johnson Creek, but no dead fish were observed. DEQ instructed Precision Castparts to collect samples of the discharge water at the outfall and we expect results within a week or two.

On Thursday, May 16, a DEQ Water Quality specialist conducted a site inspection and evaluated the stormwater system at Precision Castparts. He determined there should be no environmental harm, as long as staff followed the established stormwater pollution control plan. He is waiting on an official report from Precision Castparts to understand exactly how they responded to the incident.

The release was apparently the result of a failure on a sampling port on a chamber in the tanker, but investigation into the cause is ongoing.


This update received from Daniel Newberry, Executive Director, Johnson Creek Watershed Council.

Support the Transportation Growth Management (TGM) Grant Proposal

This signature collection form is now closed. We hope to hear the results of the TGM grant application in Fall 2019.

Most of Brentwood-Darlington and parts of Mt. Scott-Arleta lack sidewalks, local commercial amenities, and adequate transit and street safety. The City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is applying for a large state grant to engage the residents of our two neighborhoods in planning for improved transportation, housing, and economic opportunities. We invite you to support this application by providing your name and address. Add your email address if you’d like to receive our newsletter. Thank you!

Click here or fill out the form below to add your name to those supporting this grant!

Please note: Your information will be provided to Portland Bureau of Transportation as support for this grant only.

 

PedPDX City Council Hearing June 5 at 2PM

PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan City Council Hearing

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2PM Time Certain

City Hall  –  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Would you like to tell City Council your perspective about PedPDX? To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting.  Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting.

Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.

Council Clerk Testimony: cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov

US Mail: Council Clerk, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Room 130, Portland OR 97204

Learn more. PedPDX.com

Lents and Brentwood-Darlington Paint the Town Green Cleanup

Lents and Brentwood-Darlington Paint the Town Green Cleanup!

Join KINK, Metro, the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement program, SOLVE and Lents for the Paint the Town Green clean up event on Saturday, June 1st from 9am to 1pm.  We’ll be cleaning up litter and graffiti in various SE neighborhoods throughout the morning, and we’re looking for volunteers to join us. You don’t have to live in those neighborhoods to help clean them up! We’ll provide the supplies along with snacks AND lunch: you provide the energy. We will meet at Glenwood Park for breakfast snacks and a quick training, then start the clean up on 82nd.  At the end of the clean-up, we will have lunch back at Glenwood Park.  Sign up for Paint the Town Green today!

Learning Gardens Laboratory Placemaking Celebration

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Join us for the Learning Gardens Laboratory Placemaking Celebration on June 1st, from 9:00am-2:00pm! Morning yoga, a guided walk around the property, visioning, hands-on tasks to improve the space and tend to seasonal needs, arts and crafts and a potluck! Come celebrate the beautiful space of Learning Gardens Lab, along with all the many people who make up this wonderful community.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/620330705044168/

Please see below for a more comprehensive schedule. Feel free to invite anyone and everyone!

Location:

Learning Gardens Laboratory

6745 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206

Please bring: 

-A dish to share
-Water bottle
-Gardening Gloves (if you have them)
-Clothes you are okay with getting dirty
-Closed toed shoes

This event is associated with City Repairs’ Village Building Convergence. Check out other events happening throughout this week, found here: https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/

LGL Placemaking Schedule

9:00am Placemaking Yoga with Jaime Mathis

  • Yoga and song facilitated by Leadership for Sustainability Education graduate student Jaime Mathis

10:00am Observation Walk & Opening Circle

  • Guided walk around the Learning Gardens Laboratory and the surrounding neighborhood
  • Gather and share observations about the space
  • Transition into hands-on tasks!

 10:45am Placemaking Activities 

  • Prepare our new entrance area
  • Tend to seasonal needs of the garden
  • Co-create welcoming artwork with natural materials recycled from the land

12:45pm Visioning and Closing Circle

  • Gather, put intentions into the space, celebrate achievements and rejoice the abundance to come!

1:15pm Potluck, Abundance Table, and Celebration!

  • Bring a dish to share and eat in a welcoming community setting!
  • Make art!
  • Listen to music!
  • Celebrate what we are creating together!

Hope to see you there!

Errol Heights Park Temporary Trail Closure

Errol Heights Park Temporary Trail Closure – Expect to see motorized geotechnical boring and excavation equipment in the park on May 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. This work will result in a temporary trail closures (signs will be in place when trails are closed) and temporary disturbance of the ground. Please use caution throughout the park as equipment will be moving between several different designated work areas. This work is being done as part of the new park improvements for Errol Heights Park.  For more information please visit the project page.  Click here!