Wednesday, January 15, 2014




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Date of this Issue:   WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
The following items are new in this issue
Sex Offender / Prowlers
Passion Item - Library Services
Planning for Future TriMet Bus Service
PMLR CAC Meeting - Thu. Jan 16
NCSD 12 Boundary Committee Meeting - Tue. Jan 28
BE AWARE – SEX OFFENDER / PROWLERS – Information derived from many different sources so this is probably not new news to you.  My added advice would be to print and post the sex offender’s photo and related information so the Entire Community is aware of Mr. Wymore’s presence.  See the Attachments and the OregonLive article for details and photo.
From: Pat Russell – Website Link to the OregonLive article in case you missed it.

For those people who do not have children in the School District:
From: Matt Utterback - Superintendent – NCSD 12 (North Clackamas School District.
Dear Parent or Guardian, I want you to be aware of a situation that has come to our attention from the Clackamas County Department of Community Corrections.  I am writing this letter to inform you, not alarm you.  We are contacting parents of students who live in the Oak Grove Elementary School area to inform you that a convicted sex offender, who has been legally paroled, is living in the school’s attendance area.  We are notifying you so you can respond in a responsible manner for the care of your children.  Please use this opportunity to reinforce how you expect your student to respond to strangers in all situations. Please remember that education and awareness are the best preparation in these circumstances.  Thank you for your efforts on behalf of our students and your children.

From: Hank Schmidt – Notice regarding Prowlers
Over the last few weeks, we have had prowlers in the Courtney (between Linden & McLoughlin) area. Here is a description of a trio that was interviewed by the Sheriff.  From Eric: Below are the names, descriptions and address of the three young men who were prowling the Courtney Square Apartments about 10 days ago.
Robert Eugene Stacy, Caucasian, age 28, 6 ft. tall, 190 lbs,  Black hair, hazel eyes, short unkempt black beard, dressed in dark colors.  Robert has a felony conviction.  Address is 2717 SE Courtney Ave, # 11 - this is the Greenfield apartments, formerly the Balboa.
Luis Ortiz Fiallos, Hispanic, Age 28, 5’7” tall,  160 lbs, black hair, brown eyes,  goatee, dressed in black hoodie with grey sweat pants,   his address is:  13980 Se Linden Ln.  This one has the wife that showed up in the middle of the interview with the deputies.
Zachary Brian Reed-Botle, Caucasian,  Age 21, 6 ft. tall, 140 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, dressed in dark clothes.  His address is 4431 SE Roethe Rd.   

Ø  Remember: When in doubt call the Sheriff and let the deputies sort it out!
Sex offender related calls to Probation Officer Kent Taylor at 503/655-8733 during business hours or at 503/655-8262 on evenings and weekends.
Prowler related calls to Sheriff’s non-emergency # 503/655-8211 or 911 as the situation dictates.
City Hall – City of Gladstone
525 Portland Av                        Gladstone OR 97027-2115
If the unsettled Library Project is one of your PASSION ITEMS, please note the following message from Ed Gronke:  An item on the agenda at the last Gladstone City Council meeting was the establishment of a Citizens Advisory Committee on the proposed library.  The Committee's responsibility is to discuss and deliver a recommendation to the City Council by no later than May 14, 2014 on an appropriate ballot measure for the November election. At present, they have prepared some preliminary cost estimates of different configurations for the library but not much else.  This is an extremely tight deadline to meet for a committee starting from scratch sometime in late February.  The make-up of the committee thus far is: Minimum of 10 members:       5 from the various governmental bodies in Gladstone (City Council, School Board, Library Foundation, Library Board, Clackamas County) plus 5 "citizens" from Gladstone and the Oak Lodge communities.
Library Committee Applications should be submitted to the City of Gladstone within the next 10 days (about January 29, 2014).  The Gladstone website has an application form for committees and boards on line.  Because the timeline is really short, Ed’s recommendation is to download the application, print it, fill it out and hand-deliver it to Gladstone City Hall.  If you have questions on this project or have trouble finding the application on the website please direct them to the City of Gladstone instead of to Ed.
In anticipation of the new high-capacity transit option the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project will bring to the region, TriMet is launching its bus service planning process with the goal of maximizing ridership and service. Working with the community in the Portland-Milwaukie light rail corridor from downtown Portland, to inner SE Portland, Milwaukie and north Clackamas County, TriMet will talk with residents, transit riders, businesses, and other stakeholders to identify how bus service can work best with the new MAX light rail.  Click on this link:       Tell TriMet what you think should happen
Details of other relevant previous General News Items
are located at the end of this eNewsletter
Other dated items in this issue
CCFD Meeting
JLCPO Meeting
Library Happenings
NCSD Meetings
OGCC Meeting
OLWD Meeting
Open Mic
“NEW ITEM”                      THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
PMLR CAC MEETING       (PMLR = Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail / CAC = Citizens Advisory Committee)
Project East Field Office
2300 SE Beta St.          Milwaukie OR 97222 
The meeting will include updates on access control pilot projects and on the bus service planning process as it relates to future light rail service.
All are welcome to attend the PMLR-CAC committee meetings.
For additional info, click on this link:      More
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Oak Lodge Library
16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd (Hwy 99E)   Oak Grove OR 97267
For more information, call 503-655-8543 or visit
Pretend you’re a prince, wizard or fairy as you make crowns, magic wands and fairy necklaces.
7:00 PM
OLWD BOARD MEETING   (OLWD = Oak Lodge Water District)
Oak Lodge Water District Office – Community Room
14496 SE River Rd                   Oak Grove OR 97267
All are welcome to attend the OLWD meetings which are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month.
6:00 – 8:00 PM
NCPRD – DAB COMMUNITY MEETING        (NCPRD = North Clackamas Parks and Rec District plus DAB = District Advisory Board)
Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive    Milwaukie OR  97222
All are welcome to meet the DAB members as they prepare to take their Master Plan (MP) out into their Communities. 

7:00 PM
OGCC BUSINESS MEETING                  (OGCC = Oak Grove Community Council)
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
14700 SE Rupert Drive  Oak Grove OR 97267
(Please enter from the east parking lot side of the building)
Website – 
Here is where you find out what is going on in the Oak Grove Community.
All are welcome to attend the OGCC meetings which are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
6:30 – 7:30 PM
            Oak Lodge Library
16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd (Hwy 99E)   Oak Grove OR 97267
For more information, call 503-655-8543 or visit
All are welcome to enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds.  This month features Michael and Sharon Anne, a vocal duet from the band No Time 2 Lose.  They enjoy performing music that is an acoustic blend of Bluegrass, Blues & American Traditional.

7:00 PM
NCSD #12 BOARD BUSINESS MEETING          (NCSD = North Clackamas School District)
NCSD District Office
4444 SE Lake Rd          Milwaukie OR 97222
All are welcome.
1:30 PM
CCFD #1 BOARD WORK SESSION                    (CCFD = Clackamas County Fire District)
Mount Scott Fire Station
9339 SE Causey Av                  Portland, OR  97266
Discussion will include a presentation of the Feasibility Study with Clackamas Fire and Boring Fire District by Emergency Services Consulting Inc. (ESCI).  The agenda may be found on the website with the board packet.  All are welcome.
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Milwaukie Elks Lodge #2032
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd. (Hwy 99E just south of Milwaukie OR)
Open Mic has moved from Spring Creek Coffee House in Milwaukie to the Milwaukie Elks Lodge.
Questions – email Edrid at
To perform, sign up at 7:00 pm.  Sign up early so you are sure to get your spot.
It’s an Open Mic so anyone can perform – musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, etc.  Or just come and enjoy the show and connect with great people who share your interest in our active performing arts Community in the Oak Grove / Jennings Lodge / Clackamas / Milwaukie area.  All are welcome . . . and, of course – it’s FREE.          
6:30 PM
CCFD #1 BOARD BUSINESS MEETING   (CCFD = Clackamas County Fire District)
Mount Scott Fire Station
9339 SE Causey Av                  Portland, OR  97266
The Fire Board always likes to see different faces in the audience at their Board meetings.

“NEW ITEM”                       MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
TIME IS RUNNING OUT - Did you deliver your Library Committee Application to Gladstone City Hall yet ???
“NEW ITEM”          TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
6:00 to 9:00 PM
NCSD #12 – BOUNDRY COMMITTEE MEETING             (NCSD = North Clackamas School District)
NCSD District Office Board Room
4444 SE Lake Road      Milwaukie OR 97222
All are welcome at the Boundary Committee meetings.  See details below for participation / information.

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
JLCPO BUSINESS MEETING    (JLCPO = Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization)
Homewood Heights Assisted Living Center
17999 SE River Road    Jennings Lodge OR 97267
All are welcome to attend the JLCPO meetings which are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  This is a great place to learn about the things going on in the Jennings Lodge Community.
NCSD #12            (NCSD = North Clackamas School District)

Please call Sandra Henderson at 503-353-6004 if you have any questions, comments or input.  Information and meeting notes will also be posted on the District's website

New school boundaries for the Rex Putnam High School attendance area elementary schools are being developed and discussed by a boundary committee that is comprised of Parents, Citizens, Staff and Board members. The elementary schools that will be impacted by boundary changes include Bilquist, Concord, Oak Grove, Riverside, and View Acres due to the School Board voting to close Concord Elementary School at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

The Boundary Committee has met twice and is scheduled to meet two more times, as noted above, to finalize an advisory report to the superintendent to inform his recommendation for boundary changes to the Board on February 13, 2014.
Boundary discussions have included:
·        How is a neighborhood defined?
·        What makes good boundary lines?
·        How should a mix of single-family and multifamily housing and income levels be considered in the process?
·        How should busing and walking be considered?
·        How do we balance initial impacts, possible long-term benefits, along with many other factors?
You will also have opportunities to directly communicate to the NCSD Board during the regular Board business meetings on February 13February 27 and March 13, 2014.
A great big “Thank you” to all the people in our community who helped the Red Cross reach their goal for the January Bloodmobile Drive at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge.  They will return in about 6 Months.  Watch for the exact date in this eNewsletter
Great news – Clackamas County Public Health received grant funding to do a Health Impact Assessment as a part of a Road Safety Audit.  The Assessment project will be underway early this year with the grant money being used to study a section of McLoughlin Blvd from Boardman to Hull.  Upon completion, the Assessment will add another layer of analysis about how to improve the pedestrian/bike/roadway safety in crossing McLoughlin Blvd.  While this study is over a short section of McLoughlin, it can be utilized as a case study for the rest of McLoughlin and other similar roads in the County.
Special thanks to Joe Marek and Karen Buehrig for their efforts in doing the lion’s share of the application prep work. to obtain these funds!  Stay tuned for more information as this area project develops. 

The following schedule information / updates for the ODOT / OR 99E Projects was provided by Rick Keene.  ODOT will be scheduling a public meeting in January to discuss both projects.  
·        Project: OR 99E – Naef Rd – Clackamas River Bridge
The project went to bid last October. The contractor, Oregon Mainline, has been given Notice to Proceed. The ODOT construction project manager is Wayne Statler.  Mr. Statler said he does not expect the contractor to start paving and sidewalk work until March.  If you have questions about the Naef – Clackamas River. Bridge project please call Mr. Statler's office directly at 503/731-3197.
·        Project: OR 99E – Vineyard Road
This project is still in design. The expected bid let date is June 12, 2014. The project still consists of intersection signalization and ADA ramp upgrades. ODOT is also considering adding a traffic separator on the north leg of the intersection and a pedestrian refuge island near the Oak Lodge Library.  If you have additional questions regarding the Vineyard project contact Rick at the number below.
Rick Keene       ODOT Region 1 Project Leader
123 NW Flanders          Portland, OR 97209
Ph. 503 731-3289          FAX 503 731-8531

Rails to Trails Case is heading to the Supreme Court – Had this happened before the Trolley Trail was constructed, an adverse Supreme Court decision could very well have affected our project.  Details are at this website:

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