Tacoma St. ramp closure scheduled for light rail bridge work

Access to and from the Tacoma St. ramp at northbound SE McLoughlin Blvd. (Ore. 99E) will be closed for the next three Saturdays, March 1, 8, and 15 for light rail bridge work. Traffic heading northbound 99E from Tacoma St. (Tenino St. viaduct) will be detoured to SE 17th Ave. and SE Ochoco St.

More updates about the Portland-Milwaukie light rail project can be found here.

32nd Ave. traffic island plants removed

32nd Ave. Island at SE Meeks St.

Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians on SE 32nd Ave. may notice the traffic island near SE Meeks St. is looking a little bare.

The City of Milwaukie contacted Ardenwald Neighborhood Association and asked if the plants can be removed. The Neighborhood Association approved removing the plants and have it replaced with lower growing plants.

The former plants grew too large and required extensive maintenance, which was difficult to maintain in the middle of the busy 32nd Ave. traffic.

Milwaukie Public Works removed the plants at the same time the “keep right” sign was replaced when it was ran over last week.

As for the Ardenwald sign,  the Neighborhood Association decided on not replacing the sign in the island after it was struck four times in the past.

Meeting agenda for Feb. 24, 2014

REVISED: FEB. 24, 2014, 10:09 PT

Here is the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA regular meeting agenda for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. The meeting is at Milwaukie Grind, 9401 SE 32nd  Ave., Milwaukie starting at 6:30 p.m. PT. Please check back here for updated agenda.

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Liaison Report (Beth Ragel) – 6:45
  4. Moving Forward Milwaukie update (Li Alligood) -6:55 (Added)
  5. School Hunger Grant (Kevin Farris) – 7:05
  6. TriMet Bus service changes (Jennifer Koozer) – 7:15
  7. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:30
  8. Committee Reports – 7:45
    1. Chair
    2. Vice-chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Webmaster
    5. Treasurer
    6. Land Use
    7. Southeast Uplift
    8. Transportation
    9. Public Safety Advisory Committee
    10. Membership
    11. Art
    12. Balfour Street Park
    13. Creek Committee
  1. Approve January 27, 2014 Regular NDA Meeting and February 18, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes –8:00
  2. Adjournment – 8:05

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Johnson Creek Watershed-wide Event March 1

img_fotj_logoHey all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

March 1st is the Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event   This is a really great event  with a lot of people working together through out the watershed.  Attached is a picture of our happy crew from 2009.

Tideman Johnson is one of the sites, and we’ve ordered a caboodle of native plants. Earlier this month we pulled a bunch of weeds so the woodland will be all ready to go for planting.

Saturday March 1, 9am – noon
meet at the Tideman Johnson boardwalk

If you are planning to attend, I encourage you to register so we can provide the right amount of tools and snacks.  And lunch!

We hope to see you out there!

Friends of Tideman Johnson


Board meeting called for Tues., Feb. 18

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association has called for a board meeting. The meeting is on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8703 SE 43rd Ave., Milwaukie, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Grant to support the Milwaukie Officer of the Year Dinner – 6:35
  3. Find an AJC NDA rep for the Monroe Street Project consultant meetings – 6:45
  4. Additional items – 7:00
  5. Adjournment – 7:30

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