27. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Cleanup, cnn, food, garage sale, gardening, helensview, litter, safety, san

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.
01. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: fun, garage sale, maps

Tomorrow — Saturday, June 2, 2012 — is our third annual neighborhood garage sale in Sumner neighborhood in NE Portland. Helensview School had to drop out, but we have 14 homes signed up. Get your printable flyer (350K PDF) here!

2012 garage sale map thumbnail Thanks to Scott, our garage sale guru for the extra signs he posted early around the neighborhood. He’s #11 on the map & he’s the only one known to be open for business today.

And don’t forget, Maywood Park — just across the overpass — starts their annual garage sale today too.

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).

26. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Cleanup, garage sale, san

The third annual Sumner Association of Neighbors garage sale is set for Saturday, June 2.

Want to participate? Just go to our online form and sign up.

We’re asking for a $2 suggested donation to cover the cost of printing flyers. Last year we had about 10 houses join in…though we saw other families set their items out too.

Don’t let the $2 stop you from signing up! This is a neighborhood event that you — our neighbors — asked SAN to sponsor. So please do sign up if have any stuff you want to sell.

And don’t forget: Bring yard debris — the kind of stuff you won’t sell — to the annual Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday, May 19 between 9 AM and 3 PM at Helensview School, 8678 NE Sumner St.