LNA General Meeting August 28, 2018

7-9 PM – Lents Activity Center – 8815 SE Woodstock

Topics of Discussion:

Neighborhood Coalitions

Environmental Zone overlay update project – Presentation by Mindy Brooks, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

General Meeting Code of Conduct

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative Declaration of Cooperation

Board Reports

  • Treasurers Report
  • Land Use Report
  • Nominations / Annual Meeting Report

Public Comment and Announcements

 

 

 

Lents Community Pre-Election Assembly

6:30 PM August 30, 2018 – Asian Health and Service Center

9035 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR

 

Ever wonder what the heck are these Neighborhood Associations? What is the Lents Neighborhood Association Board, and what do I need to know to decide whether to run for office in the upcoming election September 25th?

The Lents Neighborhood Association invites the community to bring your questions and curiosity to our informational event, August 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM. We will meet at the new Asian Health and Service Center, 9035 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR. Paul Leistner, Neighborhood Program Coordinator for the City’s Office of Community & Civic Life, will share with us his experience and knowledge, including but not limited to:

  • History and development of the LNA;
  • What it has been and what it could be;
  • Opportunities, resources and limitations of being a city-linked association;
  • the LNA Board;
  • Info to make smart decisions about running for an open board position at the Annual Meeting on September 25th.

It’s time for all of us to come together to learn the nitty gritty about our Neighborhood Association and how each of us can contribute to livability in Lents and progress via the LNA. We encourage all LNA members who care about the well-being of Lents to join your neighbors at this meeting.

Special Meeting LNA Board 7/24/2018 6 PM

There will be a special meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association board to appoint members to vacant board seats. The special meeting will take place at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock, on July 24 at 6 pm. The regularly scheduled general membership meeting will follow at 7 pm, which will include ratification of the new board members.

If you are an LNA member and wish to be considered for appointment to a vacant seat on the board or have questions, send an email to lentsneighborhood@gmail.com or use the “Contact LNA” form at www.lentsneighborhoodassociation.com. Tell us about yourself and why you want to join the LNA board. Open seats include transportation (until 9/’19), secretary (9/’18), chair (9/’19), public safety (9/’18)and at-large 9/’18 and 9/’19).

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.