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Job opening - NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, Executive Director

Job opening, Executive Director search at Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, one of seven Neighborhood District Coalition offices funded by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Deadline January 15, 2015.

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) seeks an experienced and dynamic nonprofit professional to lead the strategic development of our 40-year old organization. The new Executive Director will play a pivotal role in building a highly functional team of professionals supporting the agency’s mission. We seek an individual with a deep understanding of nonprofit management and the skills to equip and empower staff, volunteers, and board members to develop and execute an ambitious and strategic agenda of organizational growth and continuous improvement.

Founded in 1975, NECN is one of seven district coalitions collaborating with the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Our mission as a 501(c)(3) is to advance neighborhood livability through highly inclusive civic engagement and grassroots community-building activities.  More information at www.necoalition.org/hiring.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: December 22, 2014

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: December 22, 2014

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Completed green street planters on SE Ivon now have vegetation and are fully functional

  • Very heavy rains can flood streets, cause sewers to back up into basements, carry pollutants to our waterways, and cause sewage overflows to the Willamette River. The new green street planters work with underground infrastructure to address these issues by capturing and naturally treating storm water before it reaches our streams, rivers, or combined sewer system.
  • To learn about additional benefits of green street planters visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/209685

Sewer construction will delay traffic on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard at Ivon Street for several days beginning the week of December 29th

  • As soon as December 29th, crews will begin to install new main public sewer pipe across Cesar Chavez Boulevard at SE Ivon Street.
  • This phase of work is expected to take several days and will delay traffic near the work zone on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work on Saturdays during the same hours.
  • One northbound lane and one southbound lane will be maintained during active construction to accommodate flow of traffic on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard past the work zone. Please observe traffic control signage and follow flagger directions.
  • Crews are not scheduled to work on New Year’s Day.

Pervious (porous) paving on SE Ivon on hold until after the holidays

  • Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues is postponed until further notice, but will not occur until after the new year.
  • Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Trench paving and green street construction has been postponed due to weather

  • Depending on subcontractor availability, trench paving and green street construction will resume during windows of dry weather.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE:

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of December 22

  • SE Ivon Street (SE 38th to Cesar Chavez Boulevard) – Main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • Crews are only scheduled to work Monday, December 22nd, and Tuesday, December 23rd this week.

Week of December 29

  • SE Ivon Street (SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard to just west of 41st Avenue) – preparation for main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard (at Ivon) – main public sewer pipe construction
  • Crews will not be working Thursday, January 1st, but are scheduled to work Friday, January 2nd.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Sincerely,

Matt

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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

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 18, 2014

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 18, 2014

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

December 22 and 23 (No work on December 24 – 26)

  • SE Knight Street (between 41st and 43rd) – Continue to pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Knight Street (between 40th and 41st) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 40th (off Reedway) – Open cut and connect or install manhole, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.

Week of December 29 (No work on January 1)

  • SE Knight Street (between 40th and 41st) – Continue pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 40th (off Reedway) – Open cut and connect or install manhole, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 28th Avenue (between SE Martins and Woodstock) – Continue open cut and connect or install manholes.

Construction should be completed by summer 2015. The project area is bordered by SE Woodstock Boulevard on the north, SE 28th Avenue on the west, SE 45th Avenue on the east and SE Crystal Springs Boulevard on the south.

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

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and potentially Saturdays.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials are stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets clear of all construction activities, supplies and equipment

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

Apply now: Community Oversight Advisory Board, Deadline Jan. 9

Interested in volunteering to monitor the implementation of the City of Portland’s Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice? The agreement calls for reform to Portland Police Bureau policies and training, particularly related to interactions with people who have or are perceived to have mental illness. Deadline Jan. 9.

Interested in volunteering to monitor the implementation of the City of Portland’s Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice? The agreement calls for reform to Portland Police Bureau policies and training, particularly related to interactions with people who have or are perceived to have mental illness. 

“The Community Oversight Advisory Board’s job is to assess the City and the Police Bureau’s implementation of the DOJ agreement. This is a crucial role, as the Council works with the community to improve the way Portland Police serve individuals experiencing, or perceived to be experiencing, mental health crises,” Commissioner Amanda Fritz said. “The COAB must represent a broad spectrum of Portland’s communities and a broad range of perspectives.” 

Apply now to become a member of the Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB). Applications are due January 9. More information, and the downloadable application, can be found on Commissioner Fritz’s website at http://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/. Or, apply online: http://bit.ly/COABapplication

Questions? Please contact Jasmine Wadsworth in Commissioner Fritz’s office at 503-823-3008 or email COAB@portlandoregon.gov