Hi Everyone – This is Cora.
 
This is 1 of 2 of Land Use cases that are active right now.
 
TriMet is now actively working on their Powell Garage improvements and have requested a Type II land-use adjustment for the required buffer area on the south end of the Powell Garage property. They would like to decrease a portion of the buffer from 25 feet in depth to 17 feet in depth to accommodate the overhang /rooflines of their reconstructed fueling and washing stations. To mitigate, they are proposing to add more intensive landscape screening that includes a berm that is between four and six feet in height.
 
Here’s a link to the land-use case document:
 
And here is a link to a draft response letter the Land Use committee is considering submitting:

LU 18-150004 AD – LNA Land Use Committee

 

If you would like to provide feedback on this land-use case, please contact Cora by emailing lentsneighborhood at gmail.com.

Graffiti & Litter Clean Up Day

June 16, 2018, 9 AM – 1 PM

Along SE 82nd Avenue

(Meet at 5613 SE 82nd Avenue at 9 AM sharp)

The Lents Neighborhood Association is partnering with SOLVEKink.fm, Metro, SE Uplift, City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Volunteer Program, and more to lead a graffiti and litter clean-up day on Saturday, June 16, from 9 AM until 1 PM. Volunteers will be picking up trash and painting over graffiti along SE 82nd Avenue.

If you’d like to help out, please meet us at the McDonald’s at 5613 SE 82nd Avenue (avoid parking in their parking lot) for a light breakfast and quick training. After the training, we will begin the clean-up on 82nd Avenue. In teams, we will work our way on both sides of SE 82nd Avenue to pick up trash and paint over graffiti.

At the end of the clean-up, we will celebrate all the great work with a free lunch for all volunteers at a central location.

We are still in need of volunteers. If you would like to partake in a few hours of community beautification, meet some new friends, and have some great food, please contact Lents Neighborhood Association board member davidcarrollpdx@gmail.com or sign up here. All details will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.

Please dress for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. We’ll provide all materials and training – no experience necessary.

Lents Dumpster Cleanup

June 16, 9 AM – 1 PM

5050 SE 82nd Avenue

Suggested donation: $10

The Neighborhood “Dumpster” Clean Up is a partnership between the Lents Neighborhood Association and the Lents Neighborhood Livability Association, and it will take place on June 16, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM, at 5050 SE 82nd Avenue, in the parking lot of the Adult & Teen Challenge Thrift Store.

Two, 30-yard dumpsters will be available for community members to dispose of bulky items or yard waste that won’t fit into regular garbage cans.

Unacceptable Items include the following:

• E-waste (TV’s, computers and computer monitors)
• Liquids
• Hazardous materials (i.e., paint, pesticides, chemicals, asbestos…)
• Toxic substances (fertilizers, creosote, pool supplies…)
• Pollutants and contaminants
• Infections waste, medical waste or radioactive waste as defined by applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations.
• All demotion and remodel debris must be accompanied with asbestos clearance paperwork from a certified asbestos abatement company. This is required for all structures from all years of construction.

Please sort carefully through the items you’ll be dumping to make sure there aren’t any small recyclables that might be better taken elsewhere so that we keep them out of the landfill. Here are Portland’s curbside recycling guidelines.

We are in need of more volunteers for this event. Please e-mail sabina.lents.na@gmail.com if you’d like to help out.

Notice of Executive Meeting: May 30, 2018

The Lents Neighborhood Association board will meet in Executive Session on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, starting at 7 PM, at Leander Court, 4620 SE 122nd Avenue, to deliberate toward a decision on recent grievances.
Even though the executive session is closed to the public, the Board’s findings shall be a matter of public record.

 

 

 

We now have a newsletter!

We now have a newsletter that we’ll be sending out twice a month: once right after a General Membership Meeting (to recap major decisions/action items, approved minutes, and committee reports) and a second time ahead of the next General Membership Meeting, to share draft minutes from the previous meeting and agenda for future one.

To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.

May General Membership Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the May General Membership meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22. We have translated our flyers for the meeting in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian in an effort to reach more people. Will you help us spread the word about the meeting by sharing any or all of these with folks who might benefit from joining us tomorrow? And let them know that we have childcare and interpretation available upon request, as part of our effort to make our meetings more inclusive and eliminate barriers to engagement.

General Membership Meeting: May 22, 2018

AGENDA: LNA May 2018 General Meeting Agenda

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Committee Reports May 2018

The LNA General Membership will meet on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7 PM, at the Lents Community Center located at 8835 SE Woodstock Street. There will be a Community Appreciation Dinner right before the meeting, same location, starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

This month’s discussion topic is State of Housing in Lents. We will be joined by Cupid Alexander (Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Ted Wheeler), Jamey Duhamel (Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s Policy Director), and Cameron Herrington (Anti-Displacement PDX) to discuss housing affordability, the new State of Housing Report, tenant protections, and unit preservation/rental rehabilitation. Bring your questions!

We will gladly provide childcare or interpretation if it makes it easier for you to attend. Contact Sabina Urdes at Sabina.lents.na@gmail.com to make arrangements for either.