Friends of Tideman Johnson this Saturday, Oct. 3

From Marianne Colgrove, Friends of Tideman Johnson Park

Hey all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

Happy Fall (can you believe its fall?)! That means it’s time for Friends of Tideman Johnson to startup again. Woo hoo!

This has been a pretty rough summer for plants, so we’re going to continue our mollycoddling initiative for all the cute little plants we put in last spring. Activities include finishing off that split-rail fence, mulching, and weeding.

If the weeds in my yard are any indication, we’ll have lots of new alien invaders to go after. I’ve attached a pic of a spectacular poke weed specimen (above), found not far down the Springwater Trail.

Saturday October 3, 9am – noon
Tools, refreshments, mulch galore – all provided
meet up at the boardwalk

We hope to see you out there!

Friends of Tideman Johnson

Milwaukie Council to Hold Special Session on Food Carts

Milwaukie City Council will hold a special session meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 to “gather information related to the placing food carts on public property.” The meeting will be held 6:00 the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie. The Milwaukie City Council will not be taking action during the meeting.

An online survey is also online at

Regular NDA Meeting Agenda for Mon., Sep. 28, 2015

Here is Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association’s regular meeting agenda for Monday, September 28, 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. Citizens Utility Advisory Board CUAB (Gary Parkin)– 6:50
  4. City Status       Report – 7:00
  5. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:25
  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 June 22, 2015, Regular and July 7, 2015, Special NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  8. Adjournment – 8:00

Download Agenda (PDF)

Neighborhood Main Street Code Amendments Comments, Hearing

The Milwaukie Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at the Milwaukie City Hall ( 10722 SE Main St., Milwaukie), to consider proposed amendments to the Milwaukie Zoning Map and use, development, and design standards for the “neighborhood main street” commercial areas of 32nd and 42nd Avenues (Land Use File #ZA-2015-002), which are part of the Move Forward Milwaukie project.

The public is invited to attend these hearings or submit comments in writing before the meeting time. The public can send written comments in advance to Li Alligood, Milwaukie Senior Planner via email ( or mail to 6101 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97206, or submit comments in person at the hearing.

In order to ensure that staff can consider public comments and share them with the Planning Commission at the first public hearing, comments must be received by end of the day on Friday, October 2. Comments will be accepted after that date but staff will not be able to address them before the hearing.

This is a Type V Legislative Review. After the Planning Commission makes a recommendation, City Council will hold one or more public hearings. The City Council will make the final decision.

Contact Li Alligood via email or phone 503-786-7627 with questions about the application or proposed amendments.

Download: ZA_2015-002 (30 Day Notice) (PDF)

Milwaukie Sustainability Tour 2015

Two Milwaukie Sustainability Tour events will happen for 2015. The tour showcases residential homes with sustainability practices to “build a better community.” Practices include food and yard composting, bees, worm bins, rain gardens, gardening, canning, and more.

The tour is set for two days: Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. Tours on both days are from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday tour features five homes and Sunday tour features ten homes. The Bike Milwaukie group will also have bicyclists guide the tour by bicycle on both days.

Maps are available at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main St., Milwaukie). Maps are also available for download and printout: