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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

SW Riverview Force Main Project Update: July 1, 2015

Environmental Services is working on a project to replace 3,000 feet of sewer main along Highway 43 from the Riverview Pump Station south to SW Riverwood Road. This project will protect public health, property and the environment.

SW Riverview Force Main Project Update: July 1, 2015

Environmental Services is working on a project to replace 3,000 feet of sewer main along Highway 43 from the Riverview Pump Station south to SW Riverwood Road. This project will protect public health, property and the environment.

Project information and a map are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/RiverviewFM.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Saw cutting has been postponed until Monday night, July 13 due to unexpected underground conditions.
  • Daytime work hours to locate utilities are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until approximately July 10. After utilities are located, daytime work hours will return to 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • One lane of Highway 43 will be open intermittently. Flaggers will direct alternating traffic from north of SW Radcliffe Road to south of SW Carey Lane.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

  • Email questions or concerns to Ashley.Tjaden@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-5281.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Construction began June 9 and will take about six months to complete. Work is expected to progress from north to south in stages.

July:

  • Daytime work including potholing and locating utilities.
  • Stage equipment
  • Night work anticipated to begin July 13 and will include: saw cutting, trench excavation, and pavement disposal
  • Install pipe
  • There will be no work Friday, July 3 nor Sunday July 5th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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.

NIGHT WORK AND NOISE

This sewer project is extensive and Highway 43 has high traffic volume, so the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has directed Environmental Services to schedule construction during the day and at night. Typical overnight construction hours will be 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and daytime construction will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This schedule is designed to minimize impacts on commuters and neighbors. Environmental Services is coordinating construction with other projects, including the Sellwood Bridge project.

Work will be loud, but the contractor will take steps to minimize construction noise. If you have questions or concerns during night work, you can call the City of Portland onsite hotline at 503-823-8353. If you have questions or concerns about the project during regular business hours, please contact Ashley Tjaden at 503-823-5281 or ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov.

TRAFFIC CONTROL

  • The contractor maintains local access, but expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited during construction hours.
  • During night work, traffic exiting the west side of Highway 43 from private driveways and streets without signal lights will be “Right Turn Only.” Please plan accordingly.
  • Traffic onto SW Riverwood Road will be temporarily detoured 24 hours a day for up to a week around late August. Notification will be send when this work is scheduled.
  • For information related to the Sellwood Bridge nighttime closures, please see the county’s website: www.SellwoodBridge.org.
  • For information related to Environmental Services sewer construction that closes SW Taylors Ferry Road at night, email ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-5281. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/swVentilation.

CONSTRUCTION METHODS

The contractor will use open trench construction. The contractor will use excavators to saw cut pavement, and bypass pumps to move sewage around the work sites. The contractor may also use utility trucks, backhoe, and lights during night work hours.

You can find more information about sewer construction methods at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Nighttime work hours are 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
  • Daytime work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while crews locate underground utilities. Daytime hours will return to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays after July 10.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Equipment and materials are stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is onsite 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.
  • Safety is a top priority. Please keep children and pets clear of all construction activities.
  • Some tree trimming of branches that overhang the right of way will be conducted by professional arborists. Only branches that limit access of the construction will be trimmed.

For more information, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/riverviewfm or call Ashley Tjaden at 503-823-5281.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important 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 near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Ashley Tjaden

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713

Phone: 503-823-5281

Email: ashley.tjaden@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.

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