Thursday, October 04, 2012

CIA Candidates Forum Wed 10/10



The CIA Forum Starts at 7:00 pm         Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community
13505 SE River Road              in   Oak Grove, OR
 (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)


The Candidates for Clackamas County Commissioner Positions 1 (Chair) and 4 have been invited to this Forum along with the Candidates running for Oregon State House of Representatives Districts 40 and 41.

This is the opportunity for Citizens from the Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, Oatfield Ridge and other areas of North Clackamas County to hear the views and ask questions about the issues the candidates expect to be facing if elected to the respective positions they are seeking.  Time will be allotted for audience questions after each candidate’s initial presentation.
The CIA Forums are open public discussions.  All are welcome.

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, relatives and to share this information with others who might be interested in the various area Community Programs.  Questions regarding the CIA may be directed to the Program Coordinator - Thelma Haggenmiller at or 503/659-5590.  If you, or someone you know, would like to be added to, change an email address or be removed from the CIA email distribution list just send such a request to Thelma.


Fri, Sat, and Sun, October 12, 13, 14 - 19, 20, 21 - 26, 27, 28 plus Mon, Tue, and Wed, October 29, 30, 31, 2012
The members of Milwaukie Elks Lodge #2032 (13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd in Oak Grove) are hosting “Fear Asylum”, a great fund-raising event that is open to the public.  Want to be involved?  There are still openings for volunteers for different ‘Haunting’ acting/positions on those dates.  If you just love doing that sort of thing (or know someone else who loves it) contact Kurt Baker to be put on the “Haunters’ list.  He can be reached or his cell # 971/344-5878.  Posters, flyers and other details of Fear Asylum can be found at
Those who Face Book, please go to Portland Perks site this week and vote for Fear Asylum.  Winner of the contest gets $10,000 in free advertising for their event. We could really use the exposure for the Lodge and for the event.

The members of Milwaukie Elks Lodge #2032 touch the lives of people in the area in ways that many of you may not be aware of.  The funds raised at the Fear Asylum are used to support their many community activities.  They provide and pack the weekend food supplies for North Clackamas School District’s ‘Back Pack Buddies’ program.  They also support the Children’s Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, a Boy Scout Troop, a Veteran’s program, the Relay for Life, etc.
Also for your Elks Lodge update – The County Commissioners, sitting as the Clackamas County Housing Authority, have not yet exercised the option to purchase the Milwaukie Elks Lodge/Property.  The outdoor swimming pool has been drained, sealed and planned to be open for next summer’s use.  The Elks continue to solicit members.  Thelma is their Membership Recruitment Chairperson.  Contact her to get information on what else is going on there.

Saturdays beginning October 6, 2012 and running through October 27, 2012
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Located in Historic Downtown Oak Grove behind the shops on the south side of Oak Grove Blvd.
Features local produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items, art, family entertainment, etc.  Interested Vendors please contact the Market Manager:

Saturday, October 13, 2012
10:00 am to Noon
River Villa Park is located at the west end of Courtney Avenue.
Please bring gloves, sturdy non-slip shoes or boots and picker uppers if you have them.  The Park District will bring bags for the debris and will pick them up afterwards.  It's very rocky and slippery now, so small children would not be safe unsupervised.  Dogs on leash, please.  Let's get up the glass shards, plastic, paper, bottles, and fishing line before the rains wash it all into the river.  A pot luck picnic held afterwards for people who want to stay and enjoy the view.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water District Office
14496 S.E. River Road @ Maple St.
All are welcome.

Friday, October 27, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
At Rex Putnam High School
4950 SE Roethe Road       Oak Grove OR
Free Family Friendly Fun.  Learn what watershed you live in, what a healthy watershed is, why it’s important, etc.  Bring the kids.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm
In the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community
13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR.
The Community Discussion Topic for the November CIA (Citizens, Informed and Aware) is yet to be confirmed.  All are welcome.  CIA discussions are usually scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month.  Questions regarding the CIA may be directed to the Program Coordinator - Thelma Haggenmiller at or 503/659-5590.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm
The combined November/December Regular Meeting of the Jennings Lodge CPO (Community Planning Organization) is scheduled at Homewood Heights Assisted Living Center located at 17999 SE River Rd. in Jennings Lodge OR.  All are welcome.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm
The combined November/December Regular Meeting of the OGCC (Oak Grove Community Council) is scheduled in the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community located at 13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR.  All are welcome.  Per the Council’s by-laws, they will be accepting nominations for Board Members in January, 2013.  Also per the by-laws, you must be a voting member to be nominated for a Board position.  To be a voting member you must have registered (signed-in) at 5 meetings in a 12 month period of time.  Details are in the by-laws on the Clackamas County website at or on the OGCC website -


Citizens who did not receive one of the 5000 surveys mailed to residents in the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) are encouraged to give input online

An interactive website has been established by the County Staff people and the Consultants working on the Clackamas County TSP.  The Plan, once completed and adopted, will establish funding priorities for County transportation projects for the next 20 years.  The web address for the TSP project is
There are a number of projects under consideration and there are maps and methods to navigate through the website.  In the interactive map, you can click on projects to see the project description.  To view the rest of the Virtual Workshop videos, and the comments left by other community members use this link:

Thelma Haggenmiller – Program and Logistics Coordinator
Home/Ofc/Voice Mail - 503/659-5590
The CIA Community Discussions/Forums are usually scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month.

Oak Grove Community Council (OGCC)
Eleanore Hunter – Chair
Home - 503/794-7076
OGCC Website -
The regular OGCC meetings are usually scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Special OGCC meetings may be scheduled at other times/locations.

Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization (JLCPO)
Greg Smith – Chair
Home - 503/655-4164 or Cell - 503/504-7016
The regular JLCPO meetings are usually scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month.

McLoughlin Area Plan (MAP) Committee
A new committee structure has just been established and meetings and contact information will soon be announced.  The current MAP Plan can be found on the website

Tri-Met Portland/Milwaukie Light Rail (PMLR)
Information can be found on the website at

Friends of the Trolley Trail
Thelma Haggenmiller  - Logistics Coordinator
Home/Ofc/Voice Mail - 503/659-5590

North Clackamas Parks and Rec District (NCPRD)
Michelle Healy – NCPRD Project Manager

Oak Lodge History Detectives (OLHD)
Mike Schmeer and Baldwin VanderBijl - Coordinators
Mike – 971/322-4461 Cell            Baldwin - 503/360-5593 Cell

Oak Lodge Sanitary District (OLSD) 
The Plant Construction Webpage provides the latest construction news and contact information.


Thank you for caring about our Community!


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Calendar of Public Meetings, October 2012

Tuesday the 2nd, 9:30 AM Board of Commissioners study session in Board Hearing Room
 at Public Service Building (PSB) on Kaen Rd.

Wednesday the 3rd, 10:00 AM OGCC Board Work Session at the Oak Grove Fire Station
                                    5:30 PM Commissioners Community Roundtable at Development Services
                                                    Building (DSB) on Beavercreek Rd.
                                   7:00 PM Traffic Safety Commission meets at DSB.

Thursday the 4th, 9:30 AM Land Use Hearing at DSB.
                            10:00 AM Board of Commissioner Hearing at PSB.
                              7:00 PM NC12 Board meets at District offices.

Tuesday the 9th, 9:30 AM Board of Commissioners study session in Board Hearing Room.
                             6:00 PM Oak Lodge Sanitary Board monthly meeting at Board offices.

Wednesday the 10th, 4:00 PM North Clackamas Parks and Rec District Advisory Board meets
                                                 Aquatic Center.
                                  7:00 PM CIA meets at Rose Villa. CIA will have the a Forum for County
                                                   Commissioner and House District 40 and 41candidates.

Thursday the 11th, 10:00 AM Board of Commissioner Hearing at PSB.

Monday the 15th, 7:00 PM Fire District No. 1 Board meets at Mt. Scott Fire Station.

Tuesday the 16th, 9:30 AM Board of Commissioners study session in Board Hearing Room.
                               6:00 PM Transportation System Plan Committee meets at DSB.  
                               7:00 PM Oak Lodge Water Board meets at District offices.

Wednesday the 17th, 6:00 PM NC Urban Watershed Council meets at OLSD offices.

Thursday the 18th,  6:00 PM Board of Commissioner Hearing in Board Hearing Room.
                                  7:00 PM NC12 Board meets at District offices.

Tuesday the 23rd, 9:30 AM Board of Commissioners study session at Board offices.
                               7:00 PM Jennings Lodge CPO meets at Homewoods Heights.

Wednesday the 24th, 4:00 PM North Clackamas Park Stewardship Committee meets at the Milwaukie Center.
                                  7:00 PM Oak Grove Community Council meets at Rose Villa.

Thursday the 25th, 10:00 AM Board of Commissioner Hearing at PSB.

Saturday the 27th, 10 AM-2 PM Watershed event at Putnam HS entitled “We all live upstream” Something for everyone in the family.

Tuesday the 30th, 9:30 AM Board of Commissioners study session at Board offices.

Note meeting times and places may change so data should be confirmed in advance.

Oregon City Farmer’s Market 9-2 PM on Saturdays in the PSB Parking Lot.

Milwaukie Farmer’s Market 9:30-2 PM on Sundays near Milwaukie City Hall.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012