Harrison St. waterline replacement project underway

The City of Milwaukie began the waterline replacement project on S.E. Harrison St. between S.E. Campbell St. and S.E. 42nd Ave. in the southern area of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood on Oct. 31, 2011.

Vehicle traffic and residential water service will be impacted by the project. Door hangers will be distributed two days in advance to residents and businesses notifying of water service disruption.

The project will be completed in three phases. The waterline replacement is expected to be competed in December 2011, followed by work on the Harrison St. railroad crossing for the Quiet Zone implementation in early spring 2012, and then reconstructing S.E. Harrison St. from S.E. Campbell St. to S.E. 42nd Ave. in late spring 2012.

For more information about the waterline replacement project, please visit the City of Milwaukie website.

Take the NCSD Local Option Levy Survey

The North Clackamas School District Board is proposing to place a local option levy on the November 2012 election ballot, but they would like citizens’ input before doing so with their online survey. The proposed levy would raise about $4 million per year and costing residents $1 to $1.25 per $1,000 assessed property value.

The funds collected from the levy would be used to school operating costs, but the district is asking the citizens the priorities are for using the funds. Examples included hiring more teachers to reduce class sizes; adding more school days; more educational program; purchasing new math books; or adding classroom technology like computers.

The NCSD local option levy online survey can be taken at http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/localoption. The survey will be available until mid December when the Board will then review the results. Additional information is available at the link provided above.

Ardenwald Elementary School principal Sheila Shaw provided a slideshow presentation about the local levy option to the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association at the meeting on October 11, 2011.

Website: http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/localoption

Free leaf drop-off for Milwaukie residents

The City of Milwaukie is offering free leaf drops for Milwaukie Residents for the next two months.

Residents can bring their leaves in a paper bag, plastic bag, or loose to the Johnson Creek Facility at 6101 S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd. from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17.

Residents are required to present their City of Milwaukie utility bill to participate.

City of Portland can check out the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s website for information about their leaf disposal.



S.E. 43rd Ave. closes Halloween night for spectators

S.E. 43rd Ave. between S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd. and S.E. Roswell St. in Milwaukie will close to motorized vehicles on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for spectators viewing Davis Graveyard display. Motorized traffic can detour around the closure using S.E. 42nd Ave. one block to the west. Residents on the closed section of S.E. 43rd Ave. and emergency vehicles will be allowed access during the closure.

County Commissioners invite public to Nov. 2nd discussion

The following is from Clackamas County:

Clackamas County Commissioners invite the public to an open forum with the Clackamas County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. The gathering is the first of a series of planned discussion forums with the Clackamas County Commissioners that will be held throughout the county in the coming months.

The Nov. 2nd meeting will be held in the Clackamas County Development Services Auditorium, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, 97045 on the Red Soils campus.

This is an opportunity to meet the County Commissioners informally and discuss issues of concern or ask questions about county operations or programs.

Website: http://www.clackamas.us/