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Tuesday October 12, 2010
Start: 3:00 pm

Could a Big Box store be inWilkes East's Future?

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion
Last chance to express your concerns Oct 11th, 12th & 14th

When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, Oregon 97030
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City Council Meeting
At this Council meeting the staff will be presenting their latest proposals on the design part of the code. Once again people can sign up to make a 3 minute comment at the beginning of the meeting, or they can just attend to hear how things are progressing.
December 7 and December 21 will be the Council meetings where the voting on the 'Big Box' code will occur.

Start: 7:00 pm

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Oct 12, 2010 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Oct 12, 2010 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Topics

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Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.
The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Wednesday October 13, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:
Meeting Minutes: May, June & Sept, Rosewood Initiative, Public Safety Facility, 2010 GRDC Work Plan Year-End Report, 2011 GRDC Work Plan

When: Wednesday Oct 13, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda
Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

Thursday October 14, 2010
Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

You're invited,
Providence ElderPlace celebrates the newly remodeled Lambert House facilityThurs Oct 14th 3-5PM

When: Thursday Oct 14, 2010 3PM-5PM
(Ceremony from 4-4:30PM)
Where: Providence ElderPlace Lambert House
2600 SE 170th Av
Portland, OR
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RSVP 503-215-6558. Extra parking is available at 182nd & Division (north side) in front of VoA Thrift Store.

Lambert House
The Lambert House site is a partnership between Volunteers of America Oregon and Providence ElderPlace. The partnership is based on the successful Providence ElderPlace model already in place at the Marie Smith Center. Volunteers of America will provide day-center activities, such as meals, music, pet and art therapy, social activities and exercise classes, while Providence ElderPlace provides the medical and social services for all ElderPlace participants. Lambert House will continue to operate as an adult day program through Volunteers of America, even as Providence ElderPlace enrolls participants at this site. Lambert House was remodeled to add a Health and Social Center, physical therapy room, offices and more windows.

Start: 4:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

greshamoregon.gov

Residential Districts Review restarts!
Open House meetings scheduled

When: Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 4:30PM-7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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Share Your Views
Participants will have the chance to review and comment on the latest proposals regarding residential compatibility. Each event will address different topics within the same project. Those who would like to attend can drop in any time between 4:30PM and 7PM
Last year, we discussed issues regarding making new development and existing development more compatible with each other and weighed alternative ways to address those issues. Now it is time to develop a preferred approach to addressing each of the following issues:

  • Height and bulk of new homes
  • Transitions (between single-family homes and more intense uses such as commercial uses, apartments or condominiums)
  • Flag lots (homes built behind other homes)
  • Buffers and screening between developments
  • How small-lot subdivisions are reviewed
  • Quality/appearance of fences along streets
Start: 6:30 pm

A Big Box in Wilkes East?181/Halsey, 1 of 4 possible sites

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion.
Everyone's Invited!Community Forum,Thursday Oct 14th 6:30PM

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Rooms 2A and 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, Oregon 97030
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Community Forum
"This is a meeting for anyone and everyone to come and listen to and participate in the latest proposed version of the 'Big Box' code. Comments and suggestions are very welcome.", Susan Wells, President Southwest Neighborhood. (See 'Related Content', and 'More info from Susan Wells' below)

The purpose of the ("Big Box") project is to create regulations that ensure commercial development meets the community's vision and to ensure high-quality design for retail and other commercial development along arterial streets in the corridor district. The Code regulations will result in commercial developments that:

  • Are attractive with high quality design and materials
  • Promote a sense of community and livability
  • Support the City's sustainability goals
  • Address safety concerns

The purpose of this forum is to present information on:

  • The proposed land use district location changes for Community Commercial and Moderate Commercial
  • The Draft Commercial Design Guidelines and Standards Code

The meeting will include an open house at 6:30PM followed by a presentation/discussion session starting at 6:45PM.

Saturday October 16, 2010
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Celebrate Fall Colors!
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Oct 16th 10AM -3PM
A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Oct 16, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Start: 10:00 am

Listen to songbirds,Enjoy the great outdoors
Learn surveying & monitoring techniques, Meet your non-human neighbors

When: Saturday Oct 16, 2010 10AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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RSVP: Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov or phone 503-618-2246 to reserve your spot today!

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers October Training
We’re looking for Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers to monitor habitat structures in your neighborhood or around the community. Volunteers may find flying squirrels, wood ducks, songbirds, swallows, and bats. Opportunities exist for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels.
Two October trainings with City staff will teach monitoring techniques and match volunteers with sites convenient for you:

  • Saturday, Octover 16 10AM-12PM
  • Thursday, October 21 6PM-8PM

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers brochure

Monday October 18, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

2010 Fall Public MeetingMonday Oct 18th 7PM
St Aidan's Episcopol Church174th & NE Glisan

Plan to attend your Wilkes East Neighborhood Pubic Meeting

When: Monday Oct 18, 2010 7PM - 8:30PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopol Church
174th & NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Agenda

  • Tina Osterink
    Natural Resource Planner, City of Gresham
  • Kelle Landavazo
    Emergency Management Div, City of Gresham
  • Lt Michael LeDuc
    Gresham Police Department
  • Steve Meckel
    Code Compliance, City of Gresham

Everyone's invited
Diversity, Harmony, Community. Together we can make a difference
See you there!
Questions?
For questions or more information contact info@wilkeseastna.org

Thursday October 21, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Listen to songbirds,Enjoy the great outdoors
Learn surveying & monitoring techniques, Meet your non-human neighbors

When: Thursday Oct 21, 2010 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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RSVP: Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov or phone 503-618-2246 to reserve your spot today!

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers October Training
We’re looking for Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers to monitor habitat structures in your neighborhood or around the community. Volunteers may find flying squirrels, wood ducks, songbirds, swallows, and bats. Opportunities exist for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels.
Two October trainings with City staff will teach monitoring techniques and match volunteers with sites convenient for you:

  • Saturday, Octover 16 10AM-12PM
  • Thursday, October 21 6PM-8PM

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers brochure

Monday October 25, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday Oct 25, 2010 6:30PM

When: Monday Oct 25, 2010 6:30PM
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30PM

For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Thursday October 28, 2010
Start: 10:30 am
End: 12:00 pm

East County Courts, RockwoodClick for MultCo website

County Commissionersto vote on construction funding for East County Courts
Construction could begin in December, completion by March 2012

When: Thursday Oct 28, 2010 10:30AM
Where: Multnomah Building
Room 100
501 SE Hawthorne
Portland OR
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Public Encouraged to Attend Vote
The final vote for the East County Courthouse is scheduled Thursday, October 28th. It will be in the boardroom at the Multnomah Building (501 SE Hawthorne) and is on the Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for 10:30am. There will be a brief presentation before public comment, then the final board vote. We are confident about this passing but encourage everyone to show their support, whether that includes attending in person or making public comment at the meeting or through a letter to the Commissioners (contact info below the break).

Ground Preparation Underway
Deconstruction of the existing building (Rockwood Lanes Bowling, Get Map!) has already begun (see photos below) and we anticipate the groundbreaking will be in December (the original plan was January but the project is a little ahead of schedule). According to the timeline, the courthouse will be completed in March of 2012. The design is for two floors and three courtrooms and there will be a final design and timeline available during the presentation on Thursday next week. It will be included in the presentation to the board and accessible through the Weekly Agenda Packet Materials link on the Board Meeting Agenda website beginning next week, October 25th. Once the board votes details will also put it on the Multnomah County East County Courts website.

Tuesday November 2, 2010
Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

It's our nature to volunteer

SOLV Volunteer Action TrainingTuesday, Nov 2, 2010
Two sessions: Watershed basics, Recruiting & fundraisingSign-up now!

When: Tues Nov 2, 2010
      • 09:00AM - 11:15AM Morning
      • 11:45AM - 03:00PM Afternoon
Where: Metro Regional Center
Room 401
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland OR
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Apply Yourself!
SOLV is pleased to announce that a Volunteer Action Training has been scheduled in Portland on Tuesday, November 2nd. Learn how to effectively organize an environmental project with volunteers to meet needs in YOUR community. This workshop is designed for people organizing volunteer projects around SOLV’s four project types: litter and illegal dumpsite cleanup, invasive plant removal, native tree and shrub planting, and maintenance and monitoring of watershed restoration sites. If you’ve already participated in a training with SOLV or are currently coordinating volunteer projects, please feel free to join us for a refresher course or pass on this announcement to help recruit the next generation of leaders!

Two sessions offered
The workshop is being delivered in two sessions with different but complimentary material. Topics in the morning include watershed basics as well as envisioning and defining your project. The afternoon session will cover managing and recruiting volunteers, finding sponsors and fundraising for your project, working with the media, and project logistics for the day of your event. Participants may attend one or both sessions.

Click here to register!

Wednesday November 3, 2010
Start: 7:30 am
End: 9:00 am

Join us for our monthly meetingOpen to all area businessesPlan to attend

When: Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Join us the morning after an exciting election for the Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting.

Agenda

  • Special guest speaker will be Robert Barrie from Graffiti Removal Services
  • Update on Urban Renewal
  • Update on RBC Funding

If you have not been to a meeting and would like a few minutes to speak about your business. Please let me know, and we will find some time for you on the agenda.

Monday November 8, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Second to last public meeting
Show your support.Plan to attend

When: Monday, Nov 8, 2010 6:30PM -9:00PM
Where: City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Meeting Notice
The next meeting scheduled for the Retail Design and Development Standards project is a public hearing with the Planning Commission on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm.


A message from Susan Wells, President, SWNA:
For some reason the Large Retail Development Standards (Big Box Code) has been moved to emergency status, which means meeting dates have been moved up. It appears as though things are on track to get the new code approved and in place very quickly. This all seems good but, we still need to be active, take part and make sure it happens. We need the Planning Commission and the City Council to both approve the new code. Usually when the City Council has a hearing and approves items they are then enacted a few weeks later and then the date for effectiveness (or start) is set after that. For some reason the hearing, enactment and an effective date are all to be done in one reading at one meeting.
If you can attend both or either of these meetings please make an appearance. We need folks to show support and we need folks to speak and suggest that this code be approved.
These will be the last 2 meetings regarding this issue.

Tuesday November 9, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Nov 9, 2010 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Nov 9, 2010 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

Topics

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Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.
The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Wednesday November 10, 2010
Start: 4:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Compatible? Tell us your opinion.

Open House!You're invited to review & comment on the new changes
Two dates to choose,Nov 10th & 18th

When: Wednesday Nov 10, 2010 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Event Details
Participants will have the chance to review and comment on the latest proposals regarding residential compatibility. Each event will address different topics within the same project. Those who would like to attend can drop in any time between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
There's also another opportunity to attend on Nov 18th.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:
2011 GRDC Work Plan, Key Industrial Sites, Proposed Predevelopment Services Grant, Rockwood in Motion, Plaza del Sol Work Group Update

When: Wednesday Nov 10, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

On the agenda
Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

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