Public safety

Invest in Gresham, Attend Town Hall #3 on the Proposed Utility Levy, Metro East Community Media: Oct 10, 2013 6:30PM

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Public Invited Town Hall Meeting

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When: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:30-7:30PM
Where: Metro East Community Media
829 NE Eighth St
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Limited seating is available at this meeting. RSVP at 503-618-2247.

The City is hosting a series of town hall meetings this fall to continue its Invest in Gresham discussion with the community about funding critical police and fire services, including the possibility of a voter-approved levy in May 2014.

Because of Oregon’s statewide property tax restrictions and Gresham’s low $3.61 permanent property tax rate, the City is at a defining moment in its ability to provide the level of essential police and fire services this rapidly growing, urban city needs.

Last fall the Gresham City Council established a temporary fee as an interim solution to maintain police, fire and park service levels through June 2014. With expiration of that $7.50-per month fee less than a year away, the process of a potential levy to stabilize funding for public safety long term starts now.

Wilkes East Neighborhood offers Transportation Policy to improved traffic and pedestriation safety in our area

The WENA board has created a draft transportation policy for consideration by its members. The policy addresses our local transportation needs as well as regional needs that impact our neighborhood. Click to download!

The Wilkes East Neighborhood board has created a draft transportation policy for consideration by its members. The policy addresses our local transportation needs as well as regional needs that impact our neighborhood. Read more

Questions, comments or to get involved contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

Rockwood Public Safety Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony: Mar 07, 2013 11AM-12PM

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Rockwood Public Safety Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony: Mar 07, 2013 11AM-12PM. Info here!

Public Welcome

When: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11AM-12PM
Where: Rockwood Public Safety Facility site
675 NE 181st Av
Greaham OR
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You're Invited!
Join Mayor Bemis and Police Chief Craig Junginger on Thursday, March 7, from 11AM to noon at 675 NE 181st Ave to celebrate the beginning of construction of the Rockwood Public Safety Facility.

Read more about the Rockwood Public Safety Facility here.

Got Radon? The only way to know your home’s Radon level is to test

Got Radon? You can't see, smell or taste it - but it's there. The only way to know your home’s Radon level is to test. Info here!

Radon. An Invisible Danger.

Radon gas occurs naturally. It is present in nearly all soil and rock. You can't see, smell or taste it - but it's there.

Radon forms when uranium breaks down to radium, which in turn breaks down to form radon. As radon decays, it releases radioactive byproducts that are inhaled.

Health Impact
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking -- and the number one reason why non-smokers die of lung cancer. It's estimated to be responsible for over 21,000 deaths annually in the United States.

Is Their Radon In Your Home
Radon enters a home through cracks in walls, basement floors, foundations and other openings. Once inside, radon can become trapped and build up to unsafe levels, especially in areas below ground-level. Nationwide it's estimated that 1 in every 15 homes has elevated radon levels. In the Portland / Vancouver area (map) that number can skyrocket to 1 in 4 homes.

Local Contractors Sought for Rockwood Public Safety Facility Construction, Open House: Jan 10, 2013 3PM-7PM

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Local Contractors Sought for Rockwood Public Safety Facility Construction, Open House: Jan 10, 2013 3PM-7PM. Info here!
Rockwood Public Safety Facility, Gresham

All Trades Welcome!

When: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3PM-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham OR
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission invites local contractors to attend an open house on Thursday January 10 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Gresham City Hall to learn about opportunities to participate in construction of the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility. Representatives from the project’s Construction Manager/General Contractor, P&C Construction, will be there to describe the project schedule and the process for bidding on work. A formal presentation at 4:30 p.m. will go over details of bidding and contracting on the project.

All trades are welcome at the meetings but attendance is not required for bidding. Interested firms and individuals are strongly encouraged to sign up for more information about working on the project at http://local.ecologisticsllc.com/rockwood_psf/.

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Crime: Dec 03, 2012 6-8PM

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How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Crime: Dec 03, 2012 6-8PM. Info here!

Safety Awareness and
Pre-attack Indicators

When: Mon Dec 3, 2012 6-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trial Room
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
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The Gresham Police Department has teamed up with the City’s Risk Management Department to offer a free, two-hour training session to the public on personal safety and how to avoid becoming the victim of a crime. Gresham police officers will discuss basic safety measures everyone can take to avoid becoming the victim of a crime, including how to spot pre-attack indicators.

The training is open to the public, but all attendees must be 16 years of age or older. 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Children ages 15 and younger are not allowed.

Registration is required, and space is limited to the first 130 registrants. You must register by Nov 30 at 4:30PM.

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake rattles North Portland early Monday morning Nov 19, 2012

Did You Feel It??

Do You Have A Plan For a Cascadia Subduction Event?

Nov 19, 2012 Portland, OR
Monday morning at 6:15AM PST a 3.1 magnitude earthquake rattled the North Portland area beneath Kelly Point Park where the Willamette River joins the Columbia River. The quake occured at a depth of 11.8 miles. No reports of damage. If you felt the quake you are encourage to report it to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/.

Last Friday morning at 5:19AM PST another quake occured in the same area beneath the Columbia Slough.

Scientist say these type of earthquakes are the best type of quake to have -- small and frequent; allowing local faults to gently release pent-up energy.

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