Tuesday, March 29, 2011

See who you vote for next month


The CIA Forum Starts at 7:00 pm         Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community
13505 SE River Road              in   Oak Grove, OR
It is OK to park on either side of River Road or in the corner lot at River Rd. and Torbank Av.
(Please do not park on Rose Villa’s property West of River Road.)

We have extended an invitation to the Candidates who have filed for available elected positions on the Board of Directors of the Special Service Districts that serve the Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, Oatfield Ridge and North Clackamas areas of Unincorporated North Clackamas County.

Those Districts are the Oak Lodge Sanitary District (OLSD), the Oak Lodge Water District (OLWD), the Clackamas County Fire District #1 (CCFD), the North Clackamas School District #12 (NCSD) and the Clackamas River Water District (CRW).

This Public Forum provides an opportunity for you to meet these people and to hear their views on the issues they will face in their respective positions, if elected.

Rose Villa, being a not-for-profit facility/organization, does not permit political campaign literature or signs to be brought onto their property.  The candidates have been asked to honor this policy.  They may distribute those things off site from their vehicle before and after the Forum.

If there are Land Use Issues to be discussed by the OLCC (Oak Lodge Community Council), a Special Land Use Meeting will be held at Rose Villa after the close of the CIA meeting.  The Special Land Use Meeting will not start before 8:30 PM.


Please feel free to pass this Email along to your neighbors, friends and relatives and to share this information with other Citizens who might be interested in, not only the CIA Programs, but other events / activities and issues that affect the Greater Oak Lodge Community.

Questions may be directed to CIA Program and Logistics Coordinator - Thelma Haggenmiller at       thelma.haggenmiller@msn.com      or     503/659-5590.
If you have a Specific Topic you would either like to hear a report on or give a report on please contact Thelma.

We want to be sure this email is being delivered only to Interested Citizens.  If, at any time, you need to change your email address or want to be removed from this email distribution list please send such a reply to Thelma. 

 There are many other UPCOMING Activities / Events / Meetings
and Projects of Interest to the Greater Oak Lodge Community

  • Monday, April 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Public meeting regarding the Ongoing Design of the Tacoma, downtown Milwaukie and Park Avenue stations, the Kellog Creek Light Rail Bridge and project connections to the Trolley Trail.
Location – The Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community
13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR
Following a brief update on design progress since March, staff will take questions and comments.

  • Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm
The Oak Lodge History Detectives (OLHD) presents “Tracking Local History Through Architecture”
Location – The Oak Grove Fire Station   2930 SE Oak Grove Blvd.
The presenter will be Jane Morrison, a Jennings Lodge neighbor and founding member of Portland's Architectural Heritage Center speaking on how the houses in our neighborhoods tell stories about the area's past.  Bring photos of the architectural details of your own older or historic home for her comments.  See, and learn how to date them by types and period.
Need More information?
Contact Pat Kennedy at 503-653-6553 or at kennedy503@q.com

  • BE INVOLVED - Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
First Annual Green Day Community Cleanup and Related Activities
Core activities are centered at the former (GI) Joe’s site on McLoughlin Blvd. at Concord Road.
There are lots of different ways to participate and lots of things going on.  The Green Day Activities will be followed by volunteer care and feeding.  For details and involvement in this great, new Community project please contact Leah Robbins by Email at leahnjimmy@comcast.net or Home – 503/650-4892 or Cell – 503/957-9030

  • Monday, April 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm
MAP (McLoughlin Area Plan) committee meeting
For location / details – contact Dave Queener – Clackamas County Project Staff

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Regular Meeting of the Jennings Lodge CPO (Community Planning Organization)
Location – Homewood Heights Assisted Living Center
17999 SE River Rd. in Jennings Lodge OR.      All are welcome.
The Regular JLCPO meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month except the Nov/Dec meetings are combined.

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 6:00 to 6:45 pm
Park Avenue Neighbors and Community Forum
A monthly series to provide community members with a consistent forum where we can more fully understand and participate in the variety of activities that are converging on Park Ave - Tri-Met's Light Rail station, the MAP Committee, the TGM grant, the Trolley Trail, and the Nature in Neighborhoods grant.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Regular Meeting of the OLCC (Oak Lodge Community Council)
Location – The Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community
13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR                    All are welcome.
You can follow the OLCC via their website – www.oaklodgecpo.org
The Regular OLCC meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month except Nov/Dec meetings are combined.
Special OLCC meetings may be scheduled at other times/locations.


Monday, March 07, 2011

May Ballot Measure to add to your taxes and benefit Multnomah County

MEASURE 3-372: CLACKAMAS COUNTY $5.00 Annual Vehicle Registration Fee dedicated to acquiring property, designing, engineering and constructing a replacement for the Sellwood Bridge and its approaches.

Superb: Multnomah County lets the Sellwood Bridge rot, and then wants us to pick up the tab. After all, 90% of all trips across the Sellwood begin or end in Multnomah County; why should Clackamas taxpayers pick up the tab?

CITIZENS INFORMED and AWARE (CIA) will have a forum on the subject Wednesday night, 7PM, at the Fellowship Hall of Rose Villa, 13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove. Please do not park on the Rose Villa property itself: It is OK to park on either side of River Road or in the lot across River Road from Rose Villa.

If you show up, you can influence folks who can influence other folks.... and make your voice heard.