Regular NDA Meeting Agenda, Board Elections for Tue., May 26, 2015

Here is Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association’s regular meeting agenda for Monday, April 27, 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. Elections – 7:05
  5. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:30
  6. 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
  7. Approve April 27, 2015 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  8. Adjournment – 8:00

Download Agenda (PDF)

2015 Summer Concert Series Bands Announced

img_2015AJCPoster(Updated May 28, 2015: Adlai Alexander Trio and Northbound Rain have swapped dates.)

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek’s Summer Concerts in the park is back this summer for four, family fun-filled nights with live concert.

Each Thursday in August, the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and continues until dusk.

The bands scheduled to perform for 2015 are:

  • August 6
    Hey Now
    Classic rock, pop, blues, and alternative
    National Night Out Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • August 13
    Adlai Alexander Trio
    Acoustic jazz
  • August 20
    Northbound Rain
    Grateful Dead tribute band
  • August 27
    PDX Broadsides
    Greek filk nerdband
The  National Night Out festivities kicks off the concerts on Thursday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. with police, fire, and other public safety representative on site promoting community safety.

In addition to the great music, raffle prizes will be given away during the concerts.

Food and beverages will be for sale at all concerts.

All concerts are free and suitable for all ages.

Ardenwald Park is located at 3667 S.E. Roswell. More information on the concerts is at

Download 2015 Concerts Poster

JCB Signal and Bus Service Updates

From Jennifer Koozer, TriMet Community Affairs Manager:

Hi Ardenwald-Johnson Creek friends,
I wanted to give you the latest on the 32nd & Johnson Creek Blvd intersection. We still don’t have a date for turning on the new traffic signals because we are now working through some technical issues with the pavement loops that will detect vehicles at the intersection to trigger the signals. Hoping to resolve within the next few weeks and get the signals turned on!
I also wanted to let you know that our bus operations folks are working through the details of the new bus service plan that will go into effect on September 13, including the new Line 34-Linwood/River Road route on Johnson Creek Boulevard. This route is the realigned Line 28-Linwood as proposed last summer/fall (map.) New maps and schedule details for bus and MAX will be available in late August. In the meantime, bus stop adjustments are being planned. This includes:
  • Establishing new Line 34 bus stops on Johnson Creek Blvd east of 45th Pl
  • Adding Line 34 to the existing Line 75 bus stops on Johnson Creek Blvd, but removing the pair of stops at 40th Ave, which are too closely spaced to the pair at 42nd Ave
  • Establishing a new pair of Line 34 stops on Johnson Creek Boulevard just east of 32nd Ave
Please contact my colleague, Michelle Wyffels (cc’d or at 503-962-2180) with any questions about bus stops.
Thanks again for your patience with construction, and do not hesitate with any questions.
Jennifer Koozer
TriMet Community Affairs Manager


Neighborhood Main Street Kickoff May 6th

From Li Alligood, City of Milwaukie:

You’re Invited…

What: The Milwaukie Neighborhood Main Streets Kickoff Event!

When: Wednesday, May 6th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Public Safety Building (3200 SE Harrison St.)

Why: Tell the project team about your ideas about the types of businesses and buildings that would best serve the main street areas of 32nd and 42nd Avenues

How: The Kickoff will include a presentation highlighting the 2012 Neighborhood Main Streets project recommendations and the types of businesses and buildings that could best serve the neighborhood main street areas of 32nd and 42nd avenues. You will provide direction to the project team about the types of businesses you would like to see in these areas, and what new buildings should look like, through small group discussions and live audience polling.

About Milwaukie Neighborhood Main Streets:

This event kicks off Phase 3 of the Moving Forward Milwaukie project – Neighborhood Main Streets!

This project will:

Neighborhood Main Streets is the third and final phase of the Moving Forward Milwaukie Project. The Kickoff will include a presentation highlighting the 2012 Neighborhood Main Streets project recommendations and the types of businesses and buildings that could best serve the neighborhood main street areas of 32nd and 42nd avenues. There will be live audience polling and a visual preference survey session on potential uses and services, and the character and building styles for the Neighborhood Main Streets.

The three project areas of the Moving Forward Milwaukie project are Downtown, Central Milwaukie, and the Neighborhood Main Streets of 32nd and 42nd avenues.

Next Up for Neighborhood Main Streets:

Thursday, May 21, 6:00pm: Project Advisory Committee meeting #11 to discuss proposed Neighborhood Main Streets amendments

Public hearings on the Neighborhood Main Streets are tentatively scheduled for July 2015.

Contact Information:

If you have any additional questions or comments, please visit the Moving Forward Milwaukie webpage, or contact project manager Li Alligood at 503-786-7627 or

Weekend Events Roundup: May 1-3, 2015

There’s plenty going on for the weekend of May 1-3, 2015, and some for next week. Here we go!

Tideman Johnson Park Work Party, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Tideman Johnson Park.

Balfour Park Fundraiser Plant Sale, Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days, 3012 SE Balfour St., Milwaukie.

Milwaukie Riverfront Park Grand Opening, Friday, May 1, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Park near downtown Milwaukie. Later, Milwaukie First Friday events in downtown Milwaukie.

Milwaukie Farmers Market kicks off this season on Sunday, May 3, 2015,  9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in downtown Milwaukie across the Milwaukie City Hall. Farmers market is open every Sunday through October, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Train crossing quiet zones for downtown Milwaukie and McLoughlin Industrial at SE Mailwell St. crossings goes into effect today, May 1. Freight and light rail trains are no longer required to sound horns at crossings, except in emergency.

Have a great weekend!