Riverfront ‘Dig With Dignitaries’ phase II groundbreaking ceremony

From Beth Ragel, City of Milwaukie:

You and your family are invited to ‘dig with dignitaries’ to celebrate the groundbreaking of Phase II of Milwaukie Riverfront Park as part of the First Friday festivities on June 6, 2014, at 4 p.m. near the Jefferson Street Boat Ramp.

There will be hard hats and shovels for the kids to help kick-off Phase II – a $2.2 million project that will construct a new boat ramp, a public lawn for festivals and gatherings, a riverside-path and other enhancements that will establish the park as a region-wide attraction. United States Congressman Kurt Schrader, Oregon State Representative Carolyn Tomei, and other dignitaries will be on hand to celebrate this exciting new chapter of Milwaukie’s history.

Linger in downtown afterwards and enjoy the Milwaukie First Friday event—food, entertainment, art and more!

More information from City of Milwaukie “Dig With Dignitaries at Riverfront Park.”

Wanted: Public Safety Advisory Committee representative

The Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) for the City of Milwaukie has a vacant position for a representative from Ardenwald NDA. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact the Ardenwald NDA Chairman or attend the next Ardenwald meeting on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Note: there are no regular meetings in July and August.)

Applicants must be a Milwaukie resident, meet the same requirements to serve on the NDA board, nominated by the Ardenwald Board of Directors, pass a background check, and be confirmed by the Milwaukie City Council.

For more information about the PSAC board and how to apply visit City of Milwaukie’s PSAC page.

Boil Water Order for City of Portland

UPDATE: MAY 24, 2014: The Portland Water Bureau has cancelled the boil water order.  More details: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?c=39678.

A boil water order has been issued for the entire city of Portland.

In three separate repeat water samples from May 20 to May 23, the presence of total coliform and E. coli was confirmed in routine drinking water.

Until further notice, all Portland Water Bureau customers and those in the affected areas should boil all tap water used for drinking, food prep, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute.

PDF: Map of affected area

Any ice or beverages prepared with unboiled tap water on or after May 20 should be thrown out.

Board Elections and Regular Meeting Agenda for May 20, 2014

Here is the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA regular meeting agenda and board elections for Tuesday, May 20, 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. The meeting is being held on May 20th since the fourth Monday is Memorial Day.

Go to list of board position

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Liaison Report (Beth Ragel) – 6:45
  4. Ardenwald Elementary Project (Mike Palmer) – 7:00
  5. Elections – 7:10
  6. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:30
  7. Committee Reports – 7:40
    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
  8. Approve April 28, 2014 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  9. Adjournment – 8:00

Download Agenda (PDF)