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Early Neighborhood Notice; Renovation of Historic Louise Home: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM

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Early Neighborhood Notice; Renovation of Historic Louise Home: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM<br />
. Info here!
Albertina Kerr, Louise Home, Gresham campus

Renovation of Louise Bldg

When: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM
Where: Albertina Kerr Center
Meeting at Chapel
876 NE 162nd Av
Portland OR
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You're Invited
Plan to attend this informative meeting at Albertina Kerr's Gresham campus as their staff outlines Phase II. Improvements include changes to parking, circulation and landscaping, in addition to renovation and expanion of the historic Louise building.

Background
The Louise Home, 722 NE 162nd Ave, is now the Gresham campus for Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, a mental and emotional health service center. Built in 1925, the Georgian Revival styled building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, more than 70 years after it became the property of the Pacific Coast Rescue and Protective Society, which would later become Albertina Kerr.

Free! Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM

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Free! Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM. Info Here!

Annual Earth Day Recycling

When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables to Gresham City Hall, Sat April 19th 9AM to 2PM

Earth Day Recycling. Rain or Shine!
The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents). Or, take your items to a year-round recycler. Contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for location and material information.

Be an Earth Day Volunteer
The City needs volunteers for this event. Volunteers can help direct traffic, unload and sort materials or pass out recycling information. There are two shifts to choose from: 8 to 11:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or you can volunteer for the entire day! Contact Nick Isbister by April 7 to sign up at 503-618-2206 or Nick.Isbister@GreshamOregon.gov.

Collection Items

  • Rigid plastics/clean plastic bags (not accepted in curbside recycling)
  • Block Styrofoam / clean and dry
  • Paper ONLY shredding (two bags per household)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs / boxes available at city hall
  • Cell phones and smart phones
  • Batteries (three-pound limit per household)

No Electronics or Hazardous Waste
The City does not accept electronics or hazardous waste at the Earth Day recycling event.

Share Your Opinion, Rockwood Area Neighbors Listening Circle; Rosewood Initiative: Apr 21, 2014 7-9PM

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Rockwood Area Neighbors Listening Circle; Rosewood Initiative: Apr 21, 2014 7-9PM. An open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. Info here!

Tell Us What Works, and What Could Be Even Better

When: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7PM-9PM
Where: Rosewood Initiative
161126 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Refreshments will be served

You're Invited!
Camassia Community Planning, a grad student group from Portland State University has partnered with the Rockwood Neighborhood Association to host an open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. We want to hear about what works in your neighborhood, and what could be even better!

Camassia Community Planning, with the support of Planning and Urban Design department of the City of Gresham, will develop Opportunity Maps, using an innovative method for analyzing and displaying the neighborhood conditions that affect community health and well-being. In order to ensure that the maps reflect the lived experiences of the residents of Gresham, Camassia would like to come to you to start a conversation about the opportunities you see in your area. Take the 5-min Survey!

Nadaka Nature Park, Closed for Tree Maintenance: Apr 23-24, 2014

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Nadaka Nature Park, Closed for Tree Maintenance: Apr 23-24, 2014. Info here!

Temporary Closure

When: Wed-Thu Apr 23-24, 2014
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific Dr
Gresham, OR
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Diseased Tree Removal
The City of Gresham will be removing 5 to 6 large Douglas Firs with laminated root rot on these two days so the park will be closed to the public. The downed trees will be used in the nature based play area planned for the two acres on the South.

City of Gresham Tree Code Project, Preferred Approach Forum: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:30PM-8:30PM

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City of Gresham Tree Code Project, Preferred Approach Forum: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:30PM-8:30PM. Info here!

Share Your Ideas

When: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Room 2A
1333 NE Eastman Pkwy
Greaham OR
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Join us to discuss and share your ideas about proposals to update and improve the rules for trees in Gresham.

A few of the proposed changes include:

  • A reorganized Tree Code, making it easier to find standards and how they relate to development and post-development situations.
  • Options for tree replacement and mitigation.
  • An updated tree list for required street, parking lot and buffer trees.

For more information about the Tree Code Project click here!

Rockwood Neighborhood Association Meeting: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7PM-9PM

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Rockwood Neighborhood Association Meeting: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7PM-9PM. Info here!

Rockwood NA Meeting

When: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7PM-9PM
Where: Human Solutions
Rockwood Building
124 NE 182st Ave
Gresham OR
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Agenda

  • 7:00 p.m. Call to order-Introduction of officers
  • 7:05 p.m. Approve minutes of November 18, 2013
  • 7:10 p.m. Kelle Landavazo-Community Engagement Coordinator-Emergency Preparedness
  • 7:40 p.m. Aaron Abrams-Manager Office of Neighborhood & Community Engagement (ONCE)
  • 7:55 p.m. Mark Young-Chief Operating Officer -Friends of the Children
  • 8:10 p.m. Erin Hubert-Chief Executive Officer-Boys and Girls Club
  • 8:35 p.m. Regina Blake-East County Windwalkers Volkswalking Club
  • 8:45 p.m. Citizen Comments-limit 3 minutes each
  • 8:55 p.m. Good of the Order
  • 9:00 p.m. Adjourn

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Spring General Meeting: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7PM-9PM

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Wilkes East Neighborhood General Meeting, Mon Mar 24, 2014 7PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! St Aidan's Episcopol Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

When: Mon Mon Mar 24, 2014 7PM-9PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, March 24th at 7:00 PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring General Meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon. Get map!

Topics & Guests
Highlights will include: Travis Stovall, Tri-Met Board Liaison and Vanessa Vissar, Tri-Met Project Manager; Ken Anderton, Port of Portland; Sunny Simkins, Multnomah County Drainage District; Neighborhood news.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Fall General Meeting: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7PM

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Wilkes East Neighborhood General Meeting, Nov 25, 2013 7PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! St Aidan's Episcopol Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

When: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7PM-9PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 25th at 7:00 PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall General Meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon. Get map!

Topics & Guests
Highlights will include: Pam Krecklow, Albertina-Kerr Facilities Manager; Rich Watenabe, ODOT Metro East Area Manager; Royce Bowlin, Cascadia Mental Health Program; Representative for AT&T Wireless Contractor; Election of Officers; Neighborhood News.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

Changes ahead for Rockwood Town Center; Early Neighborhood Meeting: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6PM

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Changes ahead for Rockwood Town Center; Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6PM. Two land parcels to be consolidated, existing structures demolished, for construction of a new school. Info here!
18935 E Burnside. Click to enlarge

New Construction Coming
Burnside & Stark

When: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6PM
Where: 19109 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Land parcels to be consolidated, structures demolished, for construction of a new school at Burnside & Stark.

Strip club, and pool & spa to be demolished

Changes ahead for Rockwood Town Center; Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6PM. Two land parcels to be consolidated, existing structures demolished, for construction of new school. Info here!
19027 SE Stark

According to the Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting signs posted at Foxy Girls, 18935 E. Burnside St (Map), and at Metro Pool and Spa, 19027 SE Stark St (Map).

Two land parcels to be consolidated, existing structures demolished, to make way for construction of new school. Info here!
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The two land parcels will be consolidated and the existing structures demolished to make way for construction of a new school.

Neighbors and interested citizens are encouraged to attend the early neightborhood meeting, Monday Nov 25th, 6PM at 19109 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon (Map) to learn project details.

Albertina-Kerr To Address Concerns On Proposed Expansion of Subacute Facility in West Gresham: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:30PM

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Albertina-Kerr To Address Concerns On Proposed Expansion of Subacute Facility in West Gresham: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:30PM. Info here!

Neighbors Urged to Attend

When: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:30PM
Where: Albertina-Kerr Chapel
876 NE 162nd Av
Gresham OR
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Albertina-Kerr is in the process of making changes and additions to their subacute care facility located in the Wilkes East neighborhood.

The changes include the addition of a new building along the east boundary of the campus facing NE 165th St, opening two driveways along NE 165th St, and the future removal of an older building along NE 162nd.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood Association has several unanswered concerns about this project including security (patients and neighbors) as well as the traffic impact to NE 165th and the surrounding areas.

Albertina-Kerr was suppose to discuss this project and answer neighbor concerns at the Wilkes East Summer General Meeting, August 26th but, they failed to show-up or cancel their appearance. Ed.

We encourage you to attend this meeting with Albertina-Kerr’s CEO Chris Krenk, Wednesday, October 9th 6:30PM at the Albertina-Kerr chapel.

If you are unable to attend & have concerns about this project, please send them to krisfreiermuth@wilkeseastna.org prior to the meeting date.

Land-Use Hearing: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:30PM
The City of Gresham will be holding a land-use hearing for the Albertina-Kerr expansion on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:30PM at City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pky, Gresham. Get Map! The public is invited to attend.

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