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National Night Out Information Fair

Would you like to learn more about National Night Out (NNO) or are you looking for ideas for your neighborhood party? The City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program is hosting a National Night Out (NNO) Information Fair on Thursday, July 9th in Laurelhurst Park (North of the pond on SE Ankeny) from 5:30-7:30pm.

National Night Out Information Fair this Thursday

Would you like to learn more about National Night Out (NNO) or are you looking for ideas for your neighborhood party? The City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program is hosting a National Night Out (NNO) Information Fair on Thursday, July 9th in Laurelhurst Park (North of the pond on SE Ankeny) from 5:30-7:30pm.

NNO is an annual celebration that occurs on the first Tuesday of August where the community gathers at small block parties or neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another and public safety officials in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. When neighbors get to know each other at NNO and block parties, they create a connected and safer community.

Crime Prevention, Parks Bureau, Noise Control, Portland Bureau of Transportation, neighborhood coalition offices and others will be on hand to answer questions about this annual event. The Portland Police and Fire Bureaus and the Mayor will also join the festivities. There will be a short awards ceremony honoring volunteers and agency partners who do so much to make Portland a great place. Food and drinks will be served. Please join us at our kid-friendly gathering!

For more information, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/nno.

Stefanie Kouremetis, Crime Prevention Coordinator-Communications
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
City of Portland
503-823-3131
stefanie.kouremetis@portlandoregon.gov

 

City Council will consider amendments to proposed new City Real Property Disposition Policy on Wednesday July 8

At the City Council hearing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the City Council will consider amendments to the proposed new City Real Property Disposition Process Policy.

At the City Council hearing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the City Council will consider amendments to the proposed new City Real Property Disposition Process Policy.

The proposed policy includes provisions for how City bureaus will notify neighborhood associations and the community when they are considering selling or transferring City-owned real property to another public or private owner.

City Council members are the decision makers at this stage of the process. Please direct your comments to them.

Why should you care?: The City of Portland owns a lot of property in neighborhoods across the city. Community members, in the past, have said they want to be sure that City considers community priorities when it decides what to do with excess real property, that the City gathers and considers important information about a property in making its decisions (e.g. deed restrictions and other limitations), and that the process be predictable for and transparent to community members.

Go to the ONI website (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/67333) for more information about:

  • The City Council hearing on July 8, 2015;
  • How to share your comments with City Council;
  • The proposed amendments, the revised proposed policy language showing the amendments, and other documents going to City Council;
  • Community input on the earlier draft policy language (including comments from the 180 people who participated in the online survey), and
  • Background on the project and the community input process and a summary of the major changes in the proposed language.

Wed. July 8, 2015 City Council Hearing

The City Council will review the proposed amendments to the proposed new policy on:

  • DATE:            Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • TIME:             sometime after 9:30 a.m.—most      likely in the morning
  • PLACE:         Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th      Ave., Council Chambers, 2nd Floor

The City Council hearing will start at 9:30 a.m. The City Council will take up the City land disposition policy later in the morning—no “time certain” has been established for this agenda item. You can find out where the proposed policy will appear on the hearing agenda by going to the City Clerk’s website and viewing the “current agenda” page at: http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=26997.

How to Share your Comments with the City Council

You can share your comments with the City Council members in a few different ways:

  • Email your comments to cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov: The City Clerk      will forward any message you send to this email address to all the City      Council members. Comments you send to this email address also become part      of the “formal record” for this City Council agenda item.
  • Mail or hand deliver hard copy      comments directly to individual City Council members, or call their      offices: See below for contact      information for each of the City Council members.
  • Testify at the July 8, 2015 hearing: A sign-up sheet      will be available outside the City Council Chambers in City Hall on the      morning of the hearing—sign up if you want to testify at the hearing.

Why is ONI sending this message?: ONI is providing this information because ONI offered to help the City staff who developed the proposed policy reach out to the community.

If you have other questions, please contact ONI Staff:  Paul Leistner, paul.leistner@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-5284, or John Dutt, john.dutt@portlandoregon.gov, 503-865-2625.

THANK YOU!

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City of Portland, Oregon

CITY COUNCIL CONTACT INFORMATION

CHARLIE HALES, MAYOR
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340
Portland, OR  97204
(503) 823-4120
website: http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/
e-mail: mayorhales@portlandoregon.gov

NICK FISH

1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 240
Portland, OR  97204
(503) 823-3589
website: www.portlandonline.com/fish
e-mail: Nick@portlandoregon.gov

AMANDA FRITZ
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 220
Portland, OR  97204
(503)823-3008
website: http://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/
e-mail: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

STEVE NOVICK
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 210
Portland, OR  97204
(503)823-4682
website: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/novick/
e-mail: Novick@portlandoregon.gov

DAN SALTZMAN
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 230
Portland, OR  97204
(503)823-4151
website: http://www.portlandonline.com/saltzman
e-mail: dan@portlandoregon.gov

 

 

Balch Consolidated Conduit Support Sewer Replacement Project

Environmental Service has completed designing a project that will replace and abandon pipes in poor condition and relieve street flooding and basement sewer backups in the area bounded by NW Yeon Avenue, NW 29th Avenue, NW Nicolai Avenue, and NW St. Helens Road. The project includes diverting stormwater to the Balch Consolidation Conduit sewer pipe, and replacing dams in the Balch Outfall pipe to prevent Willamette River water from backing up into the pipe during heavy rain events.

Balch Consolidated Conduit Support Sewer Replacement Project

Construction Start

Environmental Service has completed designing a project that will replace and abandon pipes in poor condition and relieve street flooding and basement sewer backups in the area bounded by NW Yeon Avenue, NW 29th Avenue, NW Nicolai Avenue, and NW St. Helens Road. The project includes diverting stormwater to the Balch Consolidation Conduit sewer pipe, and replacing dams in the Balch Outfall pipe to prevent Willamette River water from backing up into the pipe during heavy rain events.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/BCC.

CONSTRUCTION METHOD

The contractor will use open trench excavation, which involves the following steps:

  • Cut the pavement to create a trench.
  • Remove the pavement and other materials.
  • Install the new sewer pipe.
  • Fill in the trench with sand or gravel.
  • Excavate and connect storm drains.
  • Excavate and connect each building to public sewer main.
  • Install temporary pavement.
  • Complete final trench paving and restoration.

There will be periods of inactivity between these steps. For more information about open trench excavation, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/490269.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
Below is the anticipated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. We will update and expand the schedule each week as we receive information from the project contractor. The schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. The project is scheduled to be completed by February 2016.

As the contractor moves forward installing pipe, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

Week of July 6

  • Mobilize equipment and supplies to the area.
  • Work crews may begin excavations to locate utilities on NW Industrial next to the GE Building and on NW 30th just south of NW Industrial.

Week of July 13

  • Continue utility location excavation.
  • Repair lateral connection to the public sewer main for GE building on NW Industrial.
  • Investigate access through manholes at NW31st and NW 29th avenues.

Week of July 13

  • Tentatively scheduled to begin open trench work at NW Industrial and NW 30th Avenue.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Typical work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor can also choose to work on Saturdays if necessary.
  • Roads will be closed to through traffic, but local businesses will have access from one direction. You may experience delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a green City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.

Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical deliveries.

There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/BCC for more project information. To receive email updates about the project email joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov with "Division Place" in the subject line.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

 

SW 86th Avenue Pump Station Project Construction Update: June 30, 2015

Environmental Services will complete construction of the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station by the end of 2015. The new pump station will increase capacity in the Fanno Basin Sewer System, ensure that the system can handle all wastewater flows during large rain storms, and protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

SW 86th Avenue Pump Station Project Construction Update: June 30, 2015

Environmental Services will complete construction of the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station by the end of 2015. The new pump station will increase capacity in the Fanno Basin Sewer System, ensure that the system can handle all wastewater flows during large rain storms, and protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Work will begin as soon as the week of July 6 on the manhole next to the Fanno Creek Trail across the creek from the Fanno Basin Pump Station. Crews will be bringing equipment down the trail from SW 90th Avenue. This work may cause intermittent trail closures. During this work at the manhole there will be some sewer odors due to the opening of the manhole. This will be temporary, but may happen periodically when they are accessing the manhole. When work is finished at this location, the two plastic dome structures will be removed and an opaque screen will be installed.

A project map is available at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sw86th

Sign up for project updates and project information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fanno, email fanno@portlandoregon.gov, or call Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831.

Debbie Caselton
Community Relations
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-823-2831 | Fax: 503-823-5228
Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Environmental Services works to protect water quality, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

 

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project Update: Construction is Complete

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services has completed construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project Update: Construction is Complete

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services has completed construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project.

Project Benefits

The project replaced 3,800 feet of sewer pipe with an average age of 102 years. The project also constructed 24 green street planters and added two blocks of pervious pavingthat will keep 1.8 million gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system annually. These improvements help protect water quality, public health, and the environment by increasing the reliability and efficiency of our sewer system and reducing the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Tabor to the River

The Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

For More Information

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough. To see a short demonstration of pervious pavement at work click here.

Over the course of this project many neighbors have contacted us to ask questions, report concerns, and provide general comments and feedback. Thank you for your communication and cooperation during this important project.

Sincerely,

Matt

Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov