Milwaukie Council and Clackamas Commissioner Candidate Forum Oct. 29

Milwaukie will host a candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Milwaukie High School Black Box Theater (11300 S.E. 23rd Ave. in Milwaukie).

Milwaukie Council candidates will speak from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. County Commission candidates will speak from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Candidates will be responding to the question raised by Milwaukie’s seven neighborhood associations. This forum will not be a debate. Each candidate will have a set time limit for the length of his or her response.

Milwaukie Councilor Greg Chaimov, who is not seeking re-election, will be moderating the forum. Some limited time will be available for audience questions.

Milwaukie Council candidates are (Position 1) Scott Barbur and Mark Gamba, and (Position 3) Richard Cayo and Scott Churchill.

Clackamas County Commissioner candidates are (Position 1) Charlotte Lehan and John Ludlow, and (Position 4) Jamie Damon and Tootie Smith.

The forum will be recorded and will replay on Willamette Falls Cable TV.

A pre-Forum event with Milwaukie mayor Jeremy Ferguson will be held at the Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine (10610 S.E. Main St. in Milwaukie) on Oct. 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Eastmoreland access to Springwater Trail blocked

The property owner of Eastmoreland Racquet Club has blocked Springwater Trail access between S.E. Berkley Way and the west of S.E. 37th Ave. trailhead near Tideman Johnson Park.  Gates have been installed on the lower bridge crossing Johnson Creek.

Trail users from S.E. Tacoma St. in the Ardenwald neighborhood can use the trailhead at S.E. 28th Ave. and S.E. Sherret St. Trail access from Sellwood neighborhood can access the trail at S.E. 19th Ave. and S.E. Ochoco St.

Bike lanes could be added to SE Harrison St.

Now that S.E. Harrison St. reconstruction between S.E. 32nd Ave. and S.E. 42nd Ave is complete, the City of Milwaukie is planning on implementing the bike lanes  for this stretch.

This portion of S.E. Harrison St. is nearly 40 feet wide, which means it can accommodate two 12-foot travel lanes and two 6-foot bike lanes. That means on-street parking would be eliminated. The route is also a primary east-west route connecting Ore. 224 and S.E. King Rd via S.E. 42nd Ave.

An another option is having one bike lane on one side and parking on another side (similar to S.E. Monroe St.)

The City wants to know from residents and business owners in the area about what impact this would have on residential or businesses.

The City also says depending on the resident and business owners in the area, the bike lanes could be striped next spring.

There will be a meeting at the Hector Campbell Neighborhood Association on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Safety Building (3200 S.E. Harrison St. in Milwaukie) where city staff will discuss the proposal.

The portion of S.E. Harrison St. west of S.E. 37th Ave. is in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood boundary.

Contact Jason Rice, Civil Engineer at 503-786-7605 or email at, or Grady Wheeler, Public Affairs at 503-786-7503 or email for more information on the project.

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Regular neighborhood meeting agenda for Oct. 9, 2012

Here is the agenda for the regular Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association meeting for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Ardenwald Elementary School (8950 SE 36th Ave. in Milwaukie) Room 101, starting at 6:30 p.m.:

1. Introductions – 6:30
2. Police Reports – 6:35
3. Meet our new Planning Director, Steve Butler – 6:45
4. Berkeley Way Development Appeal Update – 6:55
5. Council Candidate Introductions – 7:10
6. Grant Requests – 7:30
6a. Davis Graveyard Community Open House
6b. Campbell Community Garden
6c. Waldorf School Square Dances
7. Coal Train Update – 7:45
8. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:50
9. Committee Reports – 8:05
9a. Chair
9b. Vice-chair
9c. Secretary
9d. Webmaster
9e. Treasurer
9f. Land Use
9g. Southeast Uplift
9h. Transportation
9i. Public Safety Advisory Committee
9j. Membership
9k. Art
9l. Balfour Street Park
9m. Creek Committee
10. Approve September 11, 2012 NDA Meeting Minutes – 8:25
11. Adjournment – 8:30

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