Friday, October 17, 2014

Grant Park Sewer Repair Project Construction: Update (October 17, 2014)

The Grant Park Sewer Repair Project will replace or repair about 11,500 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 89 and 104 years old and failing due to age. The project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction should be completed by March 2015.

Developments of Note

Sewer repairs and pavement restoration on NE Broadway are now complete. Crews will return to line a pipe in NE 28th Avenue, affecting a lane or two of NE Broadway for one day. Thank you for your patience during work on this very busy street.

Work Started
Work has begun on NE Schuyler Street west of NE 33rd Avenue, and will continue throughout the neighborhood into spring.

  • Beverly Cleary School (NE Hancock between 32nd and 33rd avenues) - Work will be coordinated with school and start this fall.
  • Traffic changes are anticipated on NE Hancock, temporarily making it one-way westbound. This will ensure parents and buses have adequate and safe access. The school will distribute additional information to families.
  • Please follow signage and directions from flaggers.
Since work started in June, one business on NE Broadway experienced a sewer backup. The city determined that roots in the property’s private sewer line caused the backup. Many of our houses have old pipes that could be affected by nearby construction like digging, so stay aware.

What to Expect During Construction
  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Minor tree trimming may occur in the public right-of-way.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up, and flaggers may direct traffic on higher-volume streets.
  • On-street parking in or near active work areas is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle by 7:00 a.m. in work zones.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and a green City of Portland safety vest.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets out of construction areas.
  • You should receive a doorhanger notice a few days before work starts on your street.
  • Keep in mind schedules are always subject to changes due to weather, supply availability, or other issues.
For More Information
Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Kristen Kibler, Community Outreach
JLA Public Involvement on behalf of Environmental Services

Phone: 503-235-5881 x106 | Email:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TriMet News: Change for Trains Through Rose Quarter Tansit Center

Hi all,

Just a quick update from TriMet. They are changing how trains run through the Rose Quarter Transit Center:
  • Westbound MAX Blue, Green and Red line trains will be running on the center track and serving the middle platform beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21. 
  • Schedules will not be affected. 
Wishing you all a great rest of this week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PBOT Work: Traffic Advisory

Street improvements to close lanes on NE Killingsworth Street
from NE 33rd to NE 41st avenues Oct. 16-20

(October 14, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Killingsworth Street from NE 33rd  Avenue to NE 41st Avenue from Thursday, October 16, through Monday, October 20, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done this weekend.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave sections of the road equaling approximately 1.01 lane miles.

Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents. The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

While we're on the topic of streets near by, enjoy a photo of NE Broadway & 28th Ave from days gone by: click here (photo courtesy of Vintage Portland)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SGNA - Agenda for the Regular Board Meeting October 2014

Regular Monthly Board Meeting Agenda
Publication Date: October 07, 2014
Meeting Day, Date & Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00PM-8:30 PM
  1. Welcome, identification of SGNA Board of Directors and introductions of neighbors and visitors.
  2. Featured Speaker - Measure 90 (for - (Against - - a representative of the group sponsoring the Measure will give a brief presentation.  Those against the Measure have not requested equal time. The Board will not be asked to and will not take a position. This is an "information only" presentation.
  3. Portland Police representative, if present.
  4. NECN Announcements/Notices - Ms. Katy Asher has been appointed interim Executive Director with Shoshana Cohen's resignation in July while the Board searches for an individual to appoint to the position permanently. Both of our delegates to NECN's Board have resigned their positions as delegates.
  5. Approval of the August meeting's minutes. There will be no minutes posted for the September Regular Meeting as we did not have a quorum and no meeting was convened.
  6. Finance Committee Report -  Income and Expenses report. Plans for monthly and annual financial reports to be reviewed discussed and decided upon at the annual retreat in November. Dan Lerch-Walters has requested that the Board reconsider retrieving past Bank Statements from the closed account at the Bank of America.
  7. Land Use Transportation Committee (LUTC) - report on Committee activities. The Committee requests clarification on the status of a complaint made to the Board Chair on March 31st, of this year.
  8. Events Committee  - Dan Lerch-Walters has requested that the Board consider asking the Bureau of Transportation to not enforce the tow order for cars parked on the streets during the annual Fall Leaf Sweep.
  9. Safety & Livability Committee - NET Training opportunities - and presentation at our Fall General Meeting - see Item 11. below.
  10. Communications Committee - progress and planning report, a report on our new website.
  11. Fall General Meeting - proposals and a discussion - Meeting date - Thursday, November 13 in lieu of and forgoing our Regular Board Meeting for the second Tuesday, November 11th, which is Veteran's Day. Location - Grace Memorial Church (alternate  - HPP Penthouse) - both - pending confirmation with the hosts. Event(s) - to be determined - however- the Land Use Speaker series has been working with Healthcare for All Oregon (HCAO - and two neighbors have worked to develop a presentation and program for us and only await our confirmed date,. Also, the Chair has contacted the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management to request a presentation on emergency preparedness and City emergency training programs and information. We wait to hear from them. We also have suggestions to request presentations from developers for projects in the Lloyd District area.
  12. Proposed By-Law Modifications - Neighbor Daniel Pirofsky wishes to present amendments to the Grievance Procedures in the By-Laws for consideration by the membership at our General Meeting in November.
  13. 2014 Fall Board Retreat - date, location, agenda items.
  14. Concluding Remarks

Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association
Board Chair
Brittain Brewer

T 503 309 1675