Sumner Spring 2014 newsletterThe spring 2014 newsletter of Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) in NE Portland, Oregon, is now available online!

This is a special issue focusing on the popular Annual Cleanup also including a current list of opportunities at the association.

Thanks to our wonderful neighborhood volunteers who hand delivered the old school printed newsletter to you: Kathleen, Erica, Jacob, Emily, Tish, Cindy, Marcy, Mart, Jay, Heather, Karen, Bonnie and Bruce. Special thanks to Ronda, Katana and Eugene who filled in at the last minute. Newsletter delivery ringleader Jody had to contribute from the sidelines this time due to an injury.

Items in this issue include:

  • All you need to know about our Annual Cleanup:
    Saturday, May 10th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Helensview School
    From yard debris to wood stoves…learn what is OK and what is not OK to bring
  • SAN board openings – how can you help to shape the future of your neighborhood?
  • Our handy calendar of exciting upcoming events

Thanks to Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) secretary Erica Martin for taking such detailed meeting notes.

Highlights are below but you can download or view the full Sumner neighborhood meeting notes here:

Highlights for March 2012

  • Guest speakers: Three candidates for city council position #1: Incumbent Amanda Fritz, State Rep Mary Nolan, and businessman Bruce Altizer.
  • Helensview community garden: Grant approval pending in May. Ground breaking in June.
  • Graffiti grant: CNN granted funds ($700) to SAN for graffiti abatement. Looking to paint in June, July and August.
  • Sumner Pride litter patrol: February turnout our best ever: 12 people and 356 pounds of litter collected.

Highlights for April 2012

  • Guest speakers: Cary Watters from Friends of Gateway Green and Sarah Coates-Huggins of the Portland Parks and Recreation. They spoke about the Gateway Green project (along I-205 south of Maywood Park) and the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail project (along I-84 from the Willamette River to Gateway Green).
  • Helensview community garden: Soil testing scheduled for April 19.
  • Sandy Blvd sidewalk project: South side confirmed to begin installation on May/June. Will include a crosswalk at NE 87th at Sandy. The crosswalk planned for NE 91st will be part of a different project, now slated for 2013.

Highlights for May 2012

  • Guest visitor: Delivery guy from Pizza Hut (at 82nd and Sandy) with a stack of pizzas!
  • Neighborhood cleanup and garage sale: Slated for Saturdays, May 19 and June 2, respectively.
  • Helensview community garden: Two important pieces of good news: (1) East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District approved our $17,000 grant request; (2) The soil test came back clean. With that good news, the preliminary garden design was shared & feedback was gathered for an improved design. Details of the feedback are in the May meeting notes PDF.
  • SAN lot adopt a highway: Jacob filed paperwork to ‘adopt’ the SAN lot (between NE 92nd and I-205 north of Sandy Blvd) as part of our neighborhood litter patrol.
  • Ad hoc Bylaws committee: Eugene, Erica and Rachel agreed to meet and discuss for a proposal to simplify.

newsletter thumbnail The newsletter for spring 2012 (1.5 MB PDF) for Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) in NE Portland, Oregon, is now available online!

This issue is partially delivered around the neighborhood by now. It includes almost nothing you’ve seen (yet) on this website.

Items include:

  • Redistricting and the May 15 primary election. Don’t forget to vote! Drop off your completed ballot at Gregory Heights Library by 8 PM.
  • Neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, May 19. Details here.
  • Garage sale on June 2: Details here and online signup form here.
  • Updates on litter patrol and the SAN lot
  • Updates on the community garden at Helensview School. (More big news coming very soon!)
  • Notes from February, March and April meetings
  • Plans to upgrade of the city-owned pump station next to the Grotto.

Our monthly neighborhood meeting is Tuesday, May 15. We’ll have the preliminary community garden design on hand, and we’ll gather your comments and suggestions about the layout. We might have our neighborhood response police officer as a guest speaker. He is currently unconfirmed.

As a special attraction, instead of our usual ‘light refreshments’ during social time at 6:30 PM, this month we’ll serve pizza and salad. Meeting is at the usual location: CNN conference room, 4415 NE 87th (aka side door of Fire Station #12, just north off Sandy Blvd).

11. May 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: Cleanup, cnn, san

It’s time again for the annual Sumner Neighborhood Cleanup here in NE Portland. This year we are set for Saturday, May 19, 2011 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Helensview School, 8678 NE Sumner St (off NE 87th).

Here are full details about the Sumner neighborhood cleanup (downloadable PDF):

What is OK to Bring?

Yard debris including small branches, furniture, carpet, scrap metal, washers/dryers, toilets, mattresses, mowers (gas and oil removed), woodstoves, bikes, tubs, toys, stereos, VCRs.

We recycle your old cell phones and your used ink cartridges. Scott’s Recycling will take your appliances and scrap metal!


Hazardous Waste: Gasoline, chemicals, oil, paint, tar, batteries, animal waste or liquids of any kind.

Do not bring these building and landscape materials: concrete, asphalt, dirt, sod, brick, cement, sand, gravel or roofing, asbestos material and under the sink garbage!

We will refuse you and may have to refuse your whole load for cross contamination. So please just don’t bring these items.

Clean Up Fees/donations

Residential vehicles only. No commercial vehicles will be accepted.

Car: $7
Van, small pickup or SUV: $15
Large pickup truck: $20
Oversized vehicles will be charged an additional fee.
Tires are extra $2 each off rim, $3 each on rim.

If you need assistance with the removal of your items or would like to volunteer or just have questions, call Ronda before Wednesday, May 16, at 503-823-3156.

Sumner would like to thank our sponsors who helped make this cleanup possible: METRO, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) and Helensview School.

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