City Council seeking volunteers to serve on baseball citizen task force

Milwaukie City Council is assembling a citizen task force for the second phase of the Milwaukie Baseball Stadium project. The stadium is proposed to be constructed on a site next to Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood’s western neighborhood boundary.

Anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the task force can submit an application by 5:00 p.m. on January 27, 2012.

More details and the application form are available online at City of Milwaukie website. Additional resources are also available on Ardenwald.org’s Baseball Stadium page.

Ardenwald to donate funds for Milwaukie Police Officers’ Dinner

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association members approve donating funds for the upcoming Milwaukie Police Officer’s Dinner.

Ardenwald’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) representative Macy Bishop announced the officers’ recognition dinner during the regular neighborhood meeting committee reports on January 10, 2012.

Bishop said three other Milwaukie neighborhood associations already agreed donating money for funding the dinner. The donation helps pay for the officers’ and their guest’s dinner that will be held at the American Legions Post 180 on March 7, 2012.

After a brief discussion, Bishop moves to make a motion to donate $150 to the Milwaukie Police Officer’s Dinner. Ardenwald’s Southeast Uplift representative Marianne Colgrove seconds the motion.

Neighborhood members in attendance vote unanimously to donate $150 to the dinner.

The Milwaukie Police Officers’ Dinner is an annual award dinner to honor Milwaukie police officers, reserve officers, and cadets. The Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation and the Milwaukie Public Safety Advisory Committee host the dinner.

Council to decide on continuing baseball stadium efforts

Milwaukie City Council is holding a special session meeting Monday, January 9, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Milwaukie City Hall to decide on proceeding with the baseball stadium project.

The Council will hear staff reports and public comments at the meeting before making a decision to whether or not to proceed on to Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 focuses on the stadium design and costs, and economic impact analysis studies.

An Oregon Department of Transportation maintenance facility site in northern Milwaukie is likely the new home for the stadium. The planned site is also close to several residential homes along the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood western boundary, only with the railroad tracks separating the residents and the stadium.

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association organization does not have an official position to support or oppose the baseball stadium. There have been past discussions on the baseball topic at past neighborhood meetings.

City Council Meeting Agenda: http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/sites/default/files/meetingagendas/ccss010912a.pdf

City Council Meeting Packet (10 MB PDF): http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/sites/default/files/archives/council/councilpackets/2010/ccss010912p.pdf

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA Baseball Stadium Page: http://www.ardenwald.org/projects/baseball

Regular meeting agenda for Jan. 10, 2012

Meeting Location: Ardenwald Elementary School, Room 101, 6:30 PM

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Reports – 6:35
  3. Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA Neighborhood Welcome Brochure – 6:45
  4. Committee Reports – 7:00
    1. Vice-chair
    2. Secretary
    3. Webmaster
    4. Treasurer
    5. Land Use
    6. Southeast Uplift
    7. Transportation
    8. Public Safety Advisory Committee
    9. Membership
    10. Art
    11. Balfour Street Park
    12. Tacoma Park & Ride
  1. Approve Meeting Minutes – 7:40
    1. November 8, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes
    2. December 13, 2011 Special Meeting Minutes
  2. Adjournment – 7:45

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood District Association (NDA) meetings are open to the public. Pizza and soft beverages are served at each regular NDA meetings. For more information about the neighborhood meetings and for past meeting agendas and minutes, visit the Meetings web page at  www.ardenwald.org/meetings.

Download Jan. 10, 2012 Regular Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Park work party takes a break in January

The Friends of Tideman Johnson Park are taking the month of January off, therefore there is no work party for the month of January.

The next work party is on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tideman Johnson Park’s S.E. 37th Ave. connector trail. All ages are welcome to volunteer help.

For more information about the park and the work party, please visit the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park webpage.