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Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee

Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Portland Housing Bureau - Steel Conference Room, 421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee

Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Portland Housing Bureau - Steel Conference Room

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500

Portland, OR 97204

The Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee will meet this Friday, July 28th, from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the Portland Housing Bureau in the Steel conference room.

As directed by Portland City Council, the Portland Housing Bureau is convening a Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee to identify technical issues with the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Policy that was adopted by City Council on February 2, 2017.

The Technical Advisory Committee membership is comprised of City Council invited representatives of landlords and renters. These meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

The agenda and materials will be posted ahead of the meeting here. Click here to sign up for email notifications about upcoming meetings and related updates.

Fanno Pressure Sewer Improvement Project Construction Update: July 24, 2017

This project will replace 19 maintenance access structures in nine locations in the Garden Home area, as well as install a pressure monitoring and recording system station off SW Railroad Street. These upgrades will ensure that the Fanno Basin Sewer System will continue to handle all wastewater flows year-round and provide better monitoring of the entire sewer system in the area.

Fanno Pressure Sewer Improvement Project Construction Update: July 24, 2017

This project will replace 19 maintenance access structures in nine locations in the Garden Home area, as well as install a pressure monitoring and recording system station off SW Railroad Street. These upgrades will ensure that the Fanno Basin Sewer System will continue to handle all wastewater flows year-round and provide better monitoring of the entire sewer system in the area. The project will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

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

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

Construction continues with some periods of inactivity over the next month:

  • Crews have installed nine of the 19 maintenance access structures on the first pipe and the required 30-day Proof Test began July 14.
  • During the proof test period, crews will be doing electrical work off SW 69th and Railroad Street.
  • At SW 84th Avenue, next to the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station are three sites where crews are coating existing pipes, removing shoring and backfilling the holes. This work will take place this week and the first week of August (Mondays through Thursdays). Equipment includes a vacuum truck, a front loader, dump truck and a small generator. The trail will remain open during these activities.
  • Work on the second pipe to replace the remaining maintenance access structures can continue only after the 30-day Proof Test period, which could be mid-August. This will include trail closures. More specific trail closure dates to come later.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email me.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Please include your name, property address and project name (Fanno) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "Fanno" in the subject line of your email. Visit the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fanno.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@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

NW Thurman Sewer Reconstruction Project Update: Design underway

Environmental Services is designing a project in NW Thurman Street to reconstruct and increase the capacity of the 100-year-old public sewer system that carries both sewage and stormwater in the area. The NW Thurman Sewer Reconstruction Project will reconstruct 3,100 feet of public sewer pipes and construct new manholes, storm drains, and service laterals that connect private properties to the public sewer.

NW Thurman Sewer Reconstruction Project: Design is underway

Environmental Services is designing a project in NW Thurman Street to reconstruct and increase the capacity of the 100-year-old public sewer system that carries both sewage and stormwater in the area. The NW Thurman Sewer Reconstruction Project will reconstruct 3,100 feet of public sewer pipes and construct new manholes, storm drains, and service laterals that connect private properties to the public sewer. These improvements will accommodate future growth in the area and relieve basement sewer backups at 31 properties.

LOCATION

The project area is bounded by NW Thurman Street to the north, NW Aspen Avenue to the west, NW Savier Street to the south, and NW 30th Avenue to the east. For proposed pipe work locations, see the map on the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/NWThurman.

SCHEDULE

Design is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in July 2018 and take about a year to complete.

UTILITY LOCATES AND SOIL SAMPLING

Over the next several months, work crews will occasionally be in the neighborhood to conduct various field investigations to help engineers understand where public utilities are located and what conditions construction crews may encounter below the street surface.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15-16, crews will be drilling holes in street pavement and taking soil samples at several locations along the proposed pipe work illustrated on the project map. What the engineers learn from the analysis of soil, rock, and pavement samples will help them determine construction methods.

Before drilling starts, crews will be in the neighborhood to locate and mark underground utilities by painting stripes on streets and sidewalks or placing colored flags in landscaped areas. To learn what each utility locate color means, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING SOIL SAMPLING

Work crews will collect samples between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on August 15 and 16. Work at each site may take a couple hours. Drilling will leave holes a few inches in diameter that work crews will fill immediately after drilling. This work will require temporary lane restrictions and on-street parking closures. There may be brief periods of noise, dust, and mild vibration during drilling.

Because the neighborhood has been through other major construction projects recently, including a bridge replacement in 2014 and a paving project in 2012, we understand that residents may be growing weary of construction activities and traffic controls. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as Environmental Services works to complete this major capital improvement project to provide another 100 years of public sewer service.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Cheryl Kuck by email at Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov or phone 503-823-7898. To sign up for periodic email updates, visit the project webpage, click SIGN UP!, or email Cheryl with “NW Thurman” in the subject line. Please include your name, property address, business name, and project name (NW Thurman) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property.

Cheryl Kuck

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

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

Phone: 503-823-7898

Email: Cheryl.Kuck@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.

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