Wood Smoke Ordinance

Community Hearings Hosted by Multnomah County

Commissioners Jessica Vega Pederson and Sharon Meieran

Wood smoke is a health hazard during the winter, particularly during certain weather conditions called inversions, which trap smoke from household or other fires creating smoky, hazy conditions.

This smoke has been shown to contribute to heart and lung disease, respiratory distress and low birth weight.

Multnomah County is considering a draft ordinance to reduce harmful wood smoke when the problem is most severe. The draft proposal is similar to the policies adopted in other counties and apply only when inversion events create unhealthy air conditions – on average 3 to 5 times per year.

The County will hold three public hearings on the proposed ordinance. We welcome your feedback at the events below and/or online.

Community Hearings:

November 6, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fairview Community Center, 300 Harrison St. Fairview, OR

November 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Linnton Community Center*, 10614 N.W. St. Helens Road Portland, OR

*Please note that parking is available on HWY 30/St. Helens Rd. and a small parking lot, but is limited.

December 7, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland, OR

Neighborhood Clean-Up, Sat. Oct. 7th

Reed Neighborhood Association is teaming up with our neighbors in Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association for our annual neighborhood clean-up day.

Neighborhood Clean-Up day is a local neighborhood event where you can get rid of those bulky hard to fit in the trash items while avoiding the long trip to the dump at a discounted price and it’s all for a good cause.  All proceeds will benefit both neighborhood associations, sounds like a win win to me!

WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE:  SE 28th Place & Holgate Blvd. – Tucker-Maxon School
COST: $20.00 small load, $30.00 medium load, $40.00 large load

WHAT TO BRING: bulky, hard-to-dispose-of household waste; scrap wood, yard debris, tires (under 21 inches), unwanted furniture, and recyclable items such as metal, plastics 1 thru 7, small appliances.  reusable household items, clothes, toys to be donated to the Community Warehouse.

WHAT NOT TO BRING: no food waste, no construction materials, no hazardous materials (as defined by Metro), no large appliances such as freezers, air conditioners, compressors, etc.

Can’t afford the price? Volunteer for 2 hours and you get $20.00 small load, free. Contact board@reedneighborhood.org or daviesfamily@comcast.net

National Night Out – August 1, 2017

Our friends at Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association have invited us to join them for National Night Out, August 1st at Kenilworth Park from 6:00-8:00 PM.  There will be live music, games and fun activities for all.  Bring your blankets and/or chairs, and a side dish/dessert to share for a potluck picnic.  Sandwich fixings will be provided by the neighborhood associations.

New RNA Board for 2017/18

Newly elected RNA Board members - June 9, 2017
Newly elected RNA Board – June 9, 2017

New Reed Neighborhood Association Board was elected as of June 9th 2017.

Back row: Bill Denham, Anne Tillinghast, Mark Gillette, Alan Balderson; Front row: Michelle Maida, James Hager, Gina Ensunsa, Nadyne Rosin, Ronald Rosin.

Monthly Board meeting will be held every second Tuesday of the month at the Reed College Performing Arts Building, room 131 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.