Regular NDA Meeting Agenda for Mon., Mar. 23, 2015

Here is Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association’s regular meeting agenda for Monday, March 23, 2015. The meeting is at Liz’s Creative Cafe, 9401 SE 32nd Ave., Milwaukie, Oregon.

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Liaison Report – 6:45
  4. Clackamas Fire Update – 7:00
  5. Parks Items (Lisa Rinker) – 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. Move Forward Milwaukie
  8. Approve February 23, 2015 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  9. Adjournment – 8:00

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Council approves Travis to PSAC, Gunion-Rinker to Park & Recreation board

The Milwaukie City Council unanimously approved two Ardenwald board members to city boards and committees at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

Kim Travis was approved to the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), filling in a vacancy for an Ardenwald representative.

Travis was appointed to the committee by the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association at the February 2015 meeting. Her term begins immediately and expires June 30, 2016.

Lisa Gunion-Rinker was reappointed to the Milwaukie Parks & Recreation Board after filling in for portion of a vacated term. Her term continues April 1, 2015, and expires June 30, 2016.


Monroe Street Neighborhood Greenway Concept Plan Public Workshop #2

The Monroe Street Neighborhood Greenway Concept Plan Public Workshop #2 is planned for Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Milwaukie Christian Church, 5197 SE King Rd. in Milwaukie.

The concept plan covers SE Monroe St. from SE 21st. Ave. in downtown Milwaukie to SE Linwood Ave., including a small section of Monroe St. in southern Ardenwald neighborhood.

More information on the Monroe Street Neighborhood Greenway Concept Plan, please visit

No parking garage at SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek MAX station

By Angel Falconer
Transportation Chair

The controversial plan to build a large parking structure at the SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek MAX Station was scrapped years ago, but as major construction of the Orange Line neared completion and the project came in under budget, TriMet renewed its effort to resurrect the parking garage. TriMet requested approval from the Federal Transit Administration to spend the unused contingency funds to go ahead with the parking garage. With only six months left before opening of the new light rail line, there would have been a very short window to hire a contractor and receive public input on design. Ultimately, the FTA denied the request, citing nationwide transit investment needs and the significance of the requested scope changes.