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Changes to Pile Driving Ordinance coming to City Council on Wednesday July 29 at 10:45 a.m.

Please see link to a substitute ordinance related to pile driving in the City of Portland, along with an explanatory memo from Commissioner Fritz. This ordinance will be reviewed by City Council tomorrow, Wednesday July 29 at 10:45 a.m.

Dear Community Members,

Please see links below to a substitute ordinance related to pile driving in the City of Portland, along with an explanatory memo from Commissioner Fritz. This ordinance will be reviewed by City Council tomorrow, Wednesday July 29 at 10:45 a.m.

Here are two web links to the current language the City Council will be exploring on July 29th, 2015:

Memo:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/539344

Substitute Ordinance:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/539343

The original ordinance heard by Council on July 9 included proposed code changes on the noise variance appeals process and Central Employment (EX) zones. Both of these items are being pulled back by the Commissioners for further exploration with ONI staff, the Noise Review Board and community stakeholders.

The original ordinance (Agenda Item 803) can be viewed online: https://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&c=26997

Thank you.

City of Portland Noise Control Office , 503-823-7350

Notice of Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing on Interim Mitigation Rule for Tree Removal on August 4th

Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8 PM, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A Portland, OR 97201

The Urban Forestry Commission is convening a public hearing for the purpose of taking testimony about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal. You can read the Interim Rule at www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/mitigation. The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm with a presentation from the City Forester that gives an overview of the Tree Code and Interim Rule. The meeting will adjourn at 8 pm. Please be prepared to submit your testimony in case we do not have time to hear your testimony.

Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8 PM

1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A

Portland, OR 97201

If you cannot make the hearing but would like to submit testimony, please send your written testimony to Mieke Keenan at mieke.keenan@portlandoregon.gov by September 9, 2015. If you have any questions about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal, please contact Mike Keenan at 503-823-5779 or mieke.keenan@portlandoregon.gov.

View this public notice online at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ufc.

Thank you,

Danielle Bohannan

Botanic Specialist II | Urban Forestry

Portland Parks & Recreation

1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000

Portland, OR 97201

503-823-6333 (mobile)

503-823-4493 (fax)

Danielle.Bohannan@PortlandOregon.gov

www.portlandoregon.gov/trees

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-2036, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests or visit http://bit.ly/13EWaCg

South Ash Creek Stream Enhancement Project Update July 28, 2016

Environmental Services is working with Portland Parks & Recreation to design and construct a stream enhancement project in the Ash Creek Natural Area/Taylor’s Woods portion of Dickinson Park. The project will stabilize the stream channel, improve in-stream habitat at key locations and protect sewer infrastructure. The city will restore native plants in areas disturbed during construction and throughout the Ash Creek Natural Area. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.

South Ash Creek Stream Enhancement Project Update July 28, 2016

Environmental Services is working with Portland Parks & Recreation to design and construct a stream enhancement project in the Ash Creek Natural Area/Taylor’s Woods portion of Dickinson Park. The project will stabilize the stream channel, improve in-stream habitat at key locations and protect sewer infrastructure. The city will restore native plants in areas disturbed during construction and throughout the Ash Creek Natural Area. Construction is scheduled to start this summer. A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/southashcreek

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
Below is the anticipated construction schedule for the next few 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 entire project will take about 90 days to complete.

This Week

  • Our contractor will finishing setting up their staging area and construction entrance to the job site.
  • Begin grading for stream improvements.

Week of August 3

  • Continue stream improvements.

Week of August 10

  • Set up stream diversion.
  • Perform repair and installation on 8 inch sewer pipe that crosses the stream.

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 have restrictions, but local residents will always have access. You may experience delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on site and in the staging area 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.

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

Joe Annett

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-823-6313

Email: Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, 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.

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

 

SE Division & 6th Sewer Replacement Project Update

Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – will replace and increase capacity for about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of sewage releases to homes and streets.

SE Division Place and 6th Avenue Sewer Replacement Project Update: July 24, 2015

Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – will replace and increase capacity for about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of sewage releases to homes and streets.

The work will include replacing storm drains, a manhole and service laterals from the curb to the sewer main.

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

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

All appears to be going well with the lane restriction during our work hours. Pipe installation is moving quickly and is currently on schedule for completion by November this year.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
Below is the anticipated construction schedule for the next few 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 in November 2015.

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 27 through Week of August 3

  • Continue installation of 30 inch pipe.
  • Replace lateral connections for buildings to both north and south side of Division Place.

Week of August 10

  • Tentatively scheduled to begin storm drain installation and storm connections to public sewer main.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and potentially some Saturdays.
  • There will be 24 hour by pass pumping during the entire project.
  • SE Division Place will remain one way east throughout the project during work hours.
  • Environmental Services has received a noise variance to work later hours if necessary.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor maintains local access, but expect delays.
  • Equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets and in a staging area overnight.
  • 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.

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

Joe Annett

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-823-6313

Email: Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, 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.

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

 

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: July 24, 2015

Construction has progressed to SW Virginia Avenue from SW Taylors Ferry Road in an Environmental Services project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road.

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: July 24, 2015

Construction has progressed to SW Virginia Avenue from SW Taylors Ferry Road in an Environmental Services project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road. Next, the contractor will install 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and a permanent odor control facility to the east of Taylors Ferry Road.

Project information, map, and photos are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWVentilation.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Crews continue to trench SW Virginia Avenue in order to set up sewer bypass pipe between SW Nevada Street and SW Taylors Ferry Road.
  • The majority of the work on SW Taylors Ferry Road is complete, however, crews will return for night work before the end of the project. Advanced notification will be issued in email updates.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

  • Several neighbors have complained about noise from backup beepers. Those beepers alert construction workers when a truck begins backing up. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires trucks on construction sites to be equipped with backup beepers as a safety measure.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The contractor will work Fridays and Saturdays as needed.
  • Parking in the construction zone on SW Virginia Avenue (between SW Nevada Street and SW Taylors Ferry Road) will be prohibited at all times.
  • Additional equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight as work transitions to SW Virginia Avenue. Parking will be limited in the area.
  • On SW Virginia Avenue, the Cured-In-Place-Pipe lining machinery will run 24 hours until the liner hardens. You may notice a chemical odor but it will dissipate quickly. See www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods for more information and pictures.
  • Access to driveways will be maintained, but expect delays.
  • Public utilities will not be interrupted during construction.
  • There will be periods of inactivity between phases.
  • Ventilation Facility construction has begun on the property to the east of SW Taylors Ferry Road.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with an immediate construction need. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and a hard hat.

TRAFFIC CONTROL

  • SW Virginia Avenue is southbound only beginning approximately 200 feet north of SW Miles Place to SW Taylors Ferry Road. Please plan your trip accordingly.
  • Construction has begun on the Environmental Services Riverview Force Main Project on Highway 43 south of the Sellwood Bridge. To be added to the email update list, which may include traffic updates, email Ashley.Tjaden@portlantoregon.gov or visit www.portlandoregon/bes/RiverviewFM.
  • For information related to the Sellwood Bridge day and nighttime traffic restrictions which impact Highway 43, see the county’s website: www.SellwoodBridge.Org.

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 responses 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.

ü To receive email updates for this project, send an email to ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov with “SW Ventilation” in the subject line.

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