Do you want to help direct the course of the City and of the future of our neighborhood? Citizens are meeting now to decide what direction we should go in the next 20 years (periodic updates of the plan are mandated by the State of Oregon) Northeast Portland will get its first chance to weigh-in. Meeting details:
When: Saturday, March 9th, 10 am – 1pm
Where: Beaumont Middle School (42nd and Fremont) .
This will not be just a discussion of general “feel good” ideas but actually getting down to brass tacks – the policies that govern what we can do and not do with our streets, parking, home construction, etc, etc. This will be a chance for you to talk with planners to learn more and to determine what issues you would like to affect. We have 10,000 folks in Concordia – now is the chance for 10,000 voices to be heard. Stay tune for future updates.
Comprehensive Plan Working Draft: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan
For info, call George Bruender 287-4787, email@example.com
Spring is right around the corner and that means spring cleaning may be taking place in your home, basement or garage. Volunteers from Concordia coordinate the annual ”Spring Clean-up” event where residents can drop-off unwanted items for reuse and recycling. Last year we held an auction allowing neighbors to take, swap or buy items immediately.
We are looking for volunteers to make this year’s cleanup a success. Our first meeting is:
March 6th at 7pm
Please Contact Katie Ugolini at 503-449-9690 for location.
We have two viable candidates for the position and the CNA will be accepting nominations for the Chair position from the floor at the general meeting March 5th. To qualify, you must be a resident, own property, or a business within the boundaries of the Concordia Neighborhood Association. You will be asked to sign in at the meeting and confirm your membership in the neighborhood association. The term for Chair will begin immediately and be a two-year term, ending in December 2014.
So if you have any experience as a member on a neighborhood board, or maybe as an officer on another kind of board, or just feeling moved to run, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know of your interest!!!
February 26th , Tuesday, Deadline to order a tree for the Friends of Trees planting. Go to www.friendsoftrees.org and click Order Street and Yard Trees. Concordia neighbors get FREE street trees this year only, courtesy of Friends of Trees and the Bureau of Environmental Services. There are a wide variety of flowering and fall color trees available for the street, and nice shade and fruiting yard trees available.
There will be a General Neighborhood Meeting of Concordia Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 …. 7:00 pm to 9 pm, at the Kennedy School’s Community Room.
The first half hour with be allotted for Neighborhood announcements and concerns.
Guest Speakers: Red Cross will be giving us a “Together We Prepare” presentation, which is interactive and focuses on individual emergency and disaster preparedness. They will outline the three primary principles to get prepared: Making a Plan, Building a Kit, and Being Informed.
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Additionally, Jeremy Van Keuren from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) will talk about the Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) and the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node (BEECN) program. The NET training and the BEECN program empower neighbors to help themselves, their families, and their community if a major disaster strikes.
Policies and Procedures Committee Meeting is Monday, March 4th at 6:30 pm in the Community Room of the Kennedy School. For more information contact Katie Ugolini at: email@example.com or 503-449-9690.
The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) is pleased to announce that grants of up to $10,000 are available to support projects that improve neighborhoods and communities while also improving the health of our watersheds. Application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m..
For application materials and information: www.portlandonline.com/bes/stewardship, call 503-823-7917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can attend a workshop for prospective applicants. The workshop will help groups develop their projects and put together competitive applications. Light refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, February 13
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
8226 N Denver Avenue Portland, OR 97217
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Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
1. Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review 5 minutes
and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
2. Introduce New Board Members 5 minutes
3. Approve Minutes (December) 5 minutes
4. Treasurer’s Report 10 minutes
5. Action Items 30 minutes
This coming Tuesday, January 15th, CNA’s Land Use/Livability/Transportation joint committees will not meet at Kennedy School.
Instead we will tour Cerimon House, located at 5131 NE 23rd, just a block off Alberta at 7PM. This will give us a chance to see the inside of what has been called the “Old White Church” before remodeling starts and to hear about their plans. They have the potential to be a great asset to the neighborhood and to CNA as it will be a low key events and arts facility.
There is no heating in the building and is quite cold so dress warmly. We will meet in the “Little Church” across the street where it is warm and then visit the building to be remodeled. It should take about 30-40 minutes of your time, so do drop in with the rest of us to see what’s going on.
Our regular monthly meeting will return to Kennedy School on Feb. 19th. In the meantime we are working with Expatriate Lounge’s Good Neighbor Agreement and awaiiting PBOT’s response to their reorganization and our traffic improvement requests of a year ago.
George M. Bruender, Land Use Co-chair