Annual board elections at May meeting

Do you want to volunteer serving your neighborhood? If there is any board or committee position you’re interested in, please attend the regular Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association meeting on May 11th.

The Board of Directors elections are held at the May regular meeting annually. All executive and committee positions are elected for a term of one year.

There will be a vacancy for the Public Safety Advisory Committee. Other board positions up for elections are posted at

Woo Hoo! Tideman Johnson work party

Please join us this Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon for the next to last Tideman Johnson work party of the season.

Saturday’s project is very special: killing weeds!

Weather forecast for Saturday calls for partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60’s, but that could all change on a dime.

Tools and refreshments will be provided.

The work party volunteers will meet up at the boardwalk south of the S.E. 37th Ave. Springwater Trailhead at Tideman Johnson Park.

For more information, please visit the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park page. You can contact Marianne Colgrove at 503-239-5831 or email mcolgrove(at) with any questions you might have.

City Council rejects City staff signal recommendation

Milwaukie City Council voted 4-1 to reject the Milwaukie city staff’s recommendation to signalize the intersection at S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd. (JCB) and S.E. 42nd Ave.

Milwaukie city staff Wendy Hemmen and Kenny Asher presented a report before the Milwaukie City Council on April 20, recommending a traffic signal light at the intersection of SE Johnson Creek Blvd. at SE 42nd Ave for traffic mitigation.

Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson read a revised resolution that would have allowed a signal but function as a “flashing red light” mode, making the intersection a three-way stop and then turn into full traffic signal when needed.

Public comments from the audience were mostly in opposition of the signal lights and the flashing red light idea.

Ardenwald Chairman Matt Rinker, Secretary Bryan Dorr, and Transportation Chairman Michole Jensen addressed the City Council the Neighborhood’s position and concerns from the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project reports.

Two Ardenwald residents at the meeting spoke in favor for the signal lights.

Milwaukie City Council discussed the matter at length before making motion to vote.

The council voted 4-1 to reject the resolution affirming the light rail project staff’s recommendations to signalize the S.E. JCB and S.E. 42nd Ave.

Councilor Greg Chaimov voted against the rejection of the recommendation.

S.E. 32nd Ave. and S.E. JCB intersection’s signal is in the Portland city limits and was not part of Milwaukie’s resolution. Oregon Department of Transportation mandated mitigation at the 32nd Ave. intersection due to traffic backup onto Hwy. 99E.

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No signal discussion at Milwaukie City Council work session

If you received a leaflet announcing an upcoming City Council discussion about the traffic signal light at S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd. and S.E. 42nd Ave. intersection, the announcement is erroneous and should be disregarded.

The Milwaukie City Council does not have a discussion on the agenda for the signal light proposal or recommendations for its work session on April 20.

A City staff report on signalizing the intersection will be presented at the regular City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on April 20th at Milwaukie City Hall.  Citizens will have the opportunity to address the City Council on this subject at the regular meeting.

April 13th regular NDA meeting agenda

The regular meeting agenda for Tuesday, April 13th is now available.

Three key items are on the agenda: Discussion about Milwaukie Daze Festival, upcoming board elections at the May meeting, and several public notices. Also, the usual introductions, police and committee reports, and the minutes approval from previous meeting(s).

Please contact the chairman, Matt Rinker, for questions or comments regarding the upcoming meeting agenda.

Download the complete April 13, 2010 Meeting Agenda (57kb PDF)