In Memoriam: John Bartlett, an Invaluable Member of SAN

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John Bartlett, a long time Sumner resident, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was an invaluable member of Sumner and the Sumner Association of Neighbors Board. For several years our Crime & Safety Committee was led by him and he only stepped down due to health conditions.

John helped to keep the neighborhood clean and was happy to help with anything. We will miss him, his input and his smile. Our thoughts are with his wife, Katherine, and his entire family.

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Virtual Meeting About Rose Lane Project, Removal of On-Street Parking

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Neighbors and Business Associations along NE Sandy Blvd. are invited to the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1

Sandy Blvd business owners have raised concerns about the Rose Lane Project and the anticipated changes with regards to removal of on-street parking. We are interested in getting your feedback about how this may or may not impact your business.

We have scheduled a virtual meeting on December 1, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm via Zoom with business owners on or near Sandy Blvd and any neighbors that will be affected as this project continues. Please contact Ronda Johnson at 503-823-2780 or rondaj@cnncoalition.org to be included in this meeting. A Zoom link has been provided at the end of this letter.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that Chloe Eudaly, Transportation Commission and Portland City Council worked over two years to create the Rose Lane Project and City Council approved it June 2018. Although there were meetings conducted by TriMet and the City of Portland for the public to attend and give feedback, some business owners and neighbors do not feel they were informed of the meetings or were given notice far enough in advance about when and where the meetings were being held.

There are concerns from business owners that projects such as the recent installation of a BAT lane (bus and turn lane) at the corner of Prescott Street and Sandy Blvd that removed on-street parking did not send specific notification to businesses and residents on or near Sandy Blvd. Unless you have researched the project you may not have been aware of the proposed changes.

There are also concerns about the impact of this project on businesses all along Sandy Blvd, not just east of NE 82nd Avenue. Concerns include the impact to mail carriers and businesses that regularly receive shipments and where they might park.

We have heard, but not had confirmed at this time, Sandy Blvd, a heavily used truck and traffic route, may become a “road diet”, and downsized to one lane each way, a bus lane AND a bike lane and NO street parking. One idea expressed which might be more cost effective and efficient would be to combine the bus and bike lane into one lane. We need to think about how this will affect the businesses and neighborhoods. Bus #12 route runs on Sandy Blvd from the Hollywood Transit Center and completes its route at the Parkrose Transit Center. It seems extreme to have only one vehicle lane in each direction when busses run about every 20 minutes. The east end of Sandy Blvd is subject to bus and vehicle traffic from Vancouver commuters. This traffic happens weekdays at high commute times.

At our first Zoom meeting, we plan on getting your feedback and sharing any information we have available. We are hoping to have some businesses attend that have already had this project completed in their areas and hear the impact it has had on their businesses. We encourage questions that we may then present to the Rose Lane Project Committee at a second public Zoom meeting in January or February of 2021.

–Alison Stoll, CNN Coalition

If you would like additional information about the Rose Lane Project, you may find it at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/753783 or https://www.portland.gov/transportation/rose-lanes/rose-lane-project

Thank you for your time and we look forward to meeting you and sharing feedback at the December 1, 2020 Zoom meeting.

To receive an invite to the Zoom meeting, please RSVP to: Ronda Johnson at rondaj@cnncoalition.org or 503-823-2780

Topic: Sandy Blvd Rose Lane Project

Meeting Time: Dec 1, 2020 06:30 PM PT

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Meeting ID: 842 3403 6226

Passcode: 945788

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SAN Board Member Provides Presentation on Common Scams

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At our last general meeting on November 17, 2020 our guest speaker was Sumner Board Member, Hannah Lewis.  Hannah works for OnPoint Community Credit Union and was kind enough to give us a presentation on scams and the common types of fraud going around today.

Attached are the slides she provided that are helpful if you have or know someone that has become a victim or if you want to know how to avoid becoming a victim.  If you ever receive a call from Social Security or from another bank wanting to update information, you need to know that neither SS nor a bank will call you.

–Yvonne Rice, SAN Chair

Click the slide image above to view/download the pdf presentation.

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SAN General Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17

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General Meeting

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 7:00 pm

Meeting will be held electronically via Zoom (link below) due to COVID-19

*Needs to be voted on

  • 7:00 pm – Welcome, Call to Order & Introductions – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:05 pm – *Approval of Agenda – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:07 pm – *Approval of DRAFT Minutes from Sep 15 2020 General Meeting – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:10 pm – *Treasurers Report – Janet Shannon
  • 7:12 pm – Parks & Open Spaces – Tim Batog
  • 7:14 pm – Crime & Safety – OPEN
  • 7: 16 pm – Land Use/Transportation – Dave Ganslein
  • 7:18 pm – Scams, how to spot them and avoid them and what to do if you become a victim – Hannah Lewis
  • 7:40 pm – Package Drop Off, Toy & Joy Makers Toy Drive, New Manager at US Ecology, Update on camp on Emerson St, PSAC Meetings – Yvonne Rice
  • 7:50 pm – New Business – Rose Lane Project – Sandy Blvd Corridor Plan Zoom Meeting Dec 1 2020 – Ronda Johnson
  • 8:00 pm – Old Business – none – Yvonne Rice
  • 8:01 pm – Open Comments – Yvonne Rice
  • 8:10 pm – Adjourn Meeting – Yvonne Rice

Join the Zoom Meeting at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81064125330?pwd=TS9relJQWmNPTDBNT2s0S2hVTHJCdz09

Meeting ID: 810 6412 5330
Passcode: 414813
Dial: 1-669-900-9128 US (San Jose)

Upcoming Zoom General Meetings:

  • 7:00 pm – Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021
  • 7:00 pm – Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Board members: Yvonne Rice, Chair| Karen McAninch, V Chair | Virginia Petersen, Secretary | Janet Shannon, Treasurer, Dave Ganslein, LUTOP | Tim Batog, Park & Open Spaces | David Wiens, Member @ Large | Henry Shannon, Member @ Large | Hannah Lewis, Member @ Large | Donna Moir, Member @ Large

Questions: Ronda Johnson 503-935-4874 cell, 503-823-3156 work, rondaj@cnncoalition.org

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