Ardenwald’s First Adopt-A-Stop Helps Keep Bus Stop Cleaner

One bus stop in Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood will be much cleaner now.

TriMet installed a small trash can a few days ago on the bus stop sign post for a westbound stop on SE Johnson Creek Blvd. at SE 42nd Ave. (Stop No. 3076). The trash can is part of TriMet’s Adopt-A-Stop program.

TriMet provides the trash can and a business or organization helps maintain the stop and remove the trash. The program does not cost anything to the volunteers.

Ardenwald Resident Renee Moog presented the idea at the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association board on January 23, 2017. Moog suggested the idea when finding out that bus riders waiting for a bus were dropping litter into her yard.

The Neighborhood Association made motion to support the program. The motion passed unanimously.

Photo: Renee Moog.

PSAC, Transportation Positions Filled

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association unanimously appointed Mark Taylor to represent Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood on the Public Safety Advisory Committee, and Joe Wilson as the Transportaion Chair.

Mark is serving the remainder of Kim Travis’s term. He is also stepping down from the Assistant Land-Use position. Kim resigned from the board to serve as a commissioner on the Milwaukie Planning Commission. Mark awaits to be confirmed by the Milwaukie City Council before being appointed on the PSAC board.

Joe is serving the remainder of Angel Falconer’s term. Angel resigned from the Transportation Chair after being elected to Milwaukie City Council. The Transportation Chair is an NDA position and does not require a city council confirmation.

Each board member has the option to run for another one-year term at the annual board elections held at the May regular meeting. There is no term limit.

After snow and ice, thaw may bring floods, slides

After snow and ice, thaw may bring floods, slides


After a week of deep snow pack and ice, the weather is transitioning to warmer temperature and heavy rain.

“A series of storm systems will bring periods of heavy rain and warmer temperatures this week,” Says the National Weather Service Office in Portland. “The combination of heavy rain and melting snow will increase our flood potential, with flooding possible late Tuesday through late Thursday.”

Johnson Creek in Tideman-Johnson Park may reach high levels or flood stage during the thaw.

The NWS Forecast Office also says small stream and urban flooding is likely, particularly near snow or ice-clogged storm drains.

Last week’s heavy snowpack and snow plowing may have covered several storm drains. Clogged storm drains may cause localized flooding in the flat areas of Ardenwald.

The thaw may also pose a risk for landslides, especially inside the Springwater Trail Corridor between SE 28th Ave. and SE 45th Ave.

Sandbags are available for free at self-service stations:

Photo: Bryan Dorr

Winter weather impacts local businesses, roads, transit

The winter weather hitting Portland on Thursday will affect many local businesses, transits, and roadways.

City of Milwaukie already announced on their website that city hall, Ledding Library, and Johnson Creek Public Works facilities have closed at 1:00 p.m. for winter weather.

Some local neighborhood businesses may decide to close early on Thursday.

TriMet service may experience delays as buses cannot travel over 25 miles per hour on chains. Some routes may be detoured or run on snow routes.

City Repairing Water Main Break on SE Boyd

Milwaukie Public Works crew is on SE Boyd St. to repair a water main break, according to a tweet sent by City of Milwaukie. The city expects to have the work completed by 3:00 p.m.