Reed Neighborhood Meeting, April 10

CORRECTION! I previously posted that we would have a meeting on May 13–this was incorrect! Our next meeting is Wed, April, 10.

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday,  April 10, 2019 |  Meet and Greet, 6:30, Meeting,  7:00 to 8:30 PM  

Reed College Performing Arts Building, Rm 131

6:30: Meet and Greet

7:00: Welcome and Introductions (5 min)

7:05: Create 2019 Schedule and Communications Plan (40 Minutes)

Election (and NET presentation?) May 8

Picnic, August 4

Clean Up ?

Other Speakers

Collected Email Addresses

7:45: Review of Minutes/Agenda (5 min)

7:50: Approve last meeting’s Minutes & current meeting’s Agenda (5 min)

7:55: Treasurer’s Report (5 min)

8:00: SE Uplift Report (5 Minutes)

8:05: Land Use Report (10 min)

8:15: Recap of Meeting & Adjourn

 

March Reed Neighborhood Meeting

Join us at the next Reed Neighborhood Association Meeting! We will discuss our communications budget and plan for 2019. Our goal is to increase attendance to meetings and other events like the picnic, neighborhood cleanup, etc. Let us know if you would like to volunteer your communications skills!


Wednesday,  May 13, 2019 |  Meet and Greet at 6:30, Meeting from 7:00 to 8:30 PM  

Reed College Performing Arts Building, Rm 131

March Neighborhood Association Meeting

Residential Infill Project – information on proposed higher density zoning changes

The City of Portland’s proposal to significantly change the zoning code to increase building density on currently zoned R2.5, R5, and R7 residential lots is now moving through revisions at BDS and City Council.  This program will allow construction of 4-plex apartments, triplexs, and duplexes, and provide one or two additional ADU “granny flats” on most residential lots in Portland, as well as, various combinations of single family homes, multi-plexes, and ADUs on one lot.  This proposal also significantly alters the existing rules for development standards of height, size, FAR, type, and layout plan of new residential construction.  This will affect most of the zoned lots in the Reed Neighborhood.

You can find out more about this, here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/67728

You can see the map app overlay of this, here, and search for any property address:

https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/maps.html#mapTheme=rip

You can check out some of the project literature from Portland’s BPS, here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/78577

This process continues to go through public comment, legal challenges, and modifications at the city level with expected City Council vote some time this summer.  If you are interested in these proposed Land Use changes and Zoning changes, we encourage you to learn more about this and get involved by submitting comment to the City of Portland or checking out some of the other resources on this.

https://swni.org/multnomah

https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1790310/1362558/?v=a

Bullseye Glass Air Pollution Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Affects about 50% of Reed Neighborhood

The class action lawsuit against Bullseye Glass for air pollution of the surrounding neighborhoods has been settled and is set to finalize April 6, 2019, if not appealed.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/

About half of the Reed neighborhood is within the Class Area.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/class-area-map/

Did you own a home or live in this area on February 3, 2016?  You may be a member of the Class?

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/class-area-property-addresses/

If you lived within the Class Area on Feb 3, 2016, please read the information about this and learn about what rights and settlements are available to you.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/frequently-asked-questons/

Did you incur expenses related to soil testing or air purification at your residence?  You may be eligible for payments.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/frequently-asked-questons/

Are you interested to have your soil tested for heavy metal contamination and you live in the Class Area?  There is money from the settlement available for this.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/frequently-asked-questons/

As part of the settlement, long term air monitoring of this area will be conducted and the results available to the public, and posted to the website.  This information will also include air monitoring for toxic diesel air pollution.

 

SE Uplift’s Dessert Open House

Dessert Open HouseFREE Desserts! Cookies! – grab a neighbor, friend or family member and come satisfy your sweet tooth!

SE Uplift supports Portland’s Neighborhood Associations. Do you have questions about the different ways we do this?

SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition invites you to a Dessert Open House on January 13th at 7 pm. Come meet our staff, learn about our programs and visit our space. Feel free to bring your favorite dessert to share with the community.

Do you want “a slice of the pie?” Let’s work together to build more friendly and welcoming neighborhoods!

*Homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies, made by SE Uplift staff.

For more information:  http://www.seuplift.org/dessert-open-house/

Get a $30 cash incentive for recycling old appliances

Refrigerator Recycling

When it’s time to buy a new refrigerator, freezer or clothes washer, you may be tempted to hang on to your old appliance as “backup.” However, those old appliances can add hundreds of dollars to your utility bill every year.

Energy Trust will handle all the heavy lifting with free in-home pickup, recycle your unit responsibly and you’ll get a cash incentive of $30.

https://energytrust.org/residential/incentives/Appliances/RefrigeratorandFreezerRecycling

Fall is here, time to dump your junk

The second annual joint neighborhood clean-up is just around the corner.  Click here for information about what we will accept and what we cannot Clean up 2015 flyer.  The clean-up will be October 10th from 10-2 at Tucker-Maxon, nearest the west parking lot.  If you want to help out with this fun event, let me know, we could use your help.  Volunteering of course has its benefits…just saying.

You know what else is coming: the General Meeting of the Reed Neighborhood Association on October 13th!  Come share ideas and suggestions for how we can make our neighborhood great.  The meeting will be at the Reed College Performing Arts Building at 6:30 in Room 332.

Also, don’t forget to bring your game cards for the scavenger hunt to the General Meeting. (if you haven’t started, you could probably bust it out by October 13th).   Your winning card could win you a prize…oooh, the anticipation.

Want to see a free (and, honestly, who doesn’t like FREE!?!) movie.  You can at Winterhaven School on October 15th at 6:30 the Parent Teacher Student Association will be screening Black Girl in Suburbia and the director, Melissa Lowery will be on hand for a post movie panel discussion.  If you subscribe to 1859 magazine, then you know Melissa was on the cover.  Also, recently, Melissa was on KATU AM Northwest and also in the Portland Monthly!  Whew, she is making the circuit.  Come for the movie and stay for the panel discussion about the Importance and Value of Discussing Race with Children.  The movie is family friendly and runs 55 minutes.  (Check out Melissa’s Facebook page for more information:( http://www.facebook.com/Black-Girl-in-Suburbia-200754476613676 )

There is a lot going on and lots of ways to get involved.  Reed neighborhood is your neighborhood, you can help keep make and keep it great.