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February 2017 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,
Greetings & Salutations! February is here!!! Icy weather... Always remember to check on your elderly neighbors!


The meeting is Wednesday, February 8, 2017!!!

Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm and are held at: Pacific Crest Community School 116 NE 29th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232 See you there!!!

Enjoy the Winter events, festivals, concerts and all Portland has to offer!


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Join Next-Door Outer Kerns!

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Check out Kerns classifieds, crime & safety, events, news, events, general, lost & found, recommendations in Outer Kerns!

Report Graffiti 503-823-4824

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Report Downed Trees


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And much more!!!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

February 2017 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoy our beautiful Kerns neighborhood! Greet and meet your neighbors!

The following items are lined up for the February 2017 KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox

2. Kerns United Sponsorship Quarter Report - David K.

3. Ankeny Neighborhood Update - David K.

4. SE Uplift & ONI Community Event - David K.

5. Flanders House Mediation Request - Elliott M.

6. Kerns Business Presentation - David K.

7. Neighborhood Clean-Up - Mike P.

8. Land Use Updates - Steve R.

Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm and are held at: Pacific Crest Community School 116 NE 29th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232 Meet your neighbors!!!

Topics for next month may be added by March 8th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

2017 KNA Board Members:

Halley Baars, Josie Booth, Steve Engel, Annie Eustis, Jay Harris, Jim Kautz, David Kirchfeld, Angela Kirkman, Fredric Maxwell, Elliot Mental, Mike Petticord and Steve Russell.

Position Selections:

Chair - David Kirchfeld Vice Chair - Jay Harris Treasurer - Steve Russell Secretary - Annie Eustis

Crime Prevention Chair - Elliot Mantell Communications Chair - e-Newsletter - Josie Booth Communications Chair - Social Media - Halley Baars Land Use - Steve Russell

Bike Pedestrian Community Chair - Jay Harris SE Uplift Board Member - OPEN SE Uplift Land Use Representative - Steve Engel Sustainability Chair - Mike Petticord

Community Collection Event Chair - Mike Petticord Picnic Community Chair - Angela Kirkman and committee Movie In The Park - Open

Friends of Trees
  Kerns Neighborhood Tree Planting, Saturday, February 4th, 2017!!! Friends of Trees
The Kerns neighborhood tree planting is this Saturday, February 4th, 2017!!!

Can you volunteer at the last minute for tree planting in the Kerns Neighborhood?

The NCs (Neighborhood Coordinators) team and Friends of Trees staff can probably use your support.

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If you want to learn more, please connect with Erica Timm at or 503-467-2533.

Da Vinci Arts Fair 2017
  Sat. & Sun., February 11th & 12th, 10 - 4
New Playground Swing at Oregon Park
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will be installing a new playground swing at Oregon Park (NE 30th Ave. & Oregon St.).

The completion date is sometime this spring, and possibly as early as the end of May.

The old swing was removed for safety last fall (after it testing showed an actionable amount lead-based paint).

Find out more information on our Lead Paint Control Program for Play Equipment.  

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Residential Infill Project Begins Implementation Phase
Residential Infill Project staff has begun the next phase of the project: developing the code language and map amendments needed to implement the adopted concepts.

Residential Infill Project Website

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Council's Final Concept Report

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Summary of Council's Adopted Concepts

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Matrix of Council's Amendments (by topic area)

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2035 Comprehensive Plan Update
All phases of the Comprehensive Plan project are completed, pending review, the new plan will take effect on January 1, 2018.

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Design Overlay Zones Update
Design Overlay Zones (DOZA) Open House

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 A/B

Project staff and consultants will be on hand to share information about the new recommendations, answer questions and listen to feedback.

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Immigrant and Refugee Community Outreach
If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together.

Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council.

To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community.

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Fix-It Fair Online Resource Guide
  Fix-It Fair Resoiurce Guide
Looking For Community Resources?

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Upcoming Fix-It Fair

Feb. 25, 2017 Madison High School 2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland Fairs run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Nextdoor NE Kerns, a private neighborhood social network that requires your address to join. Kerns is broken down into 2 sections, inner and outer. This page is not moderated by the KNA. Examples of how people are using Nextdoor: sharing events, asking for recommendations, organizing a community-wide yard sale, setting up playdates, getting the word out about a break-in, finding a lost pet, or planning for an emergency.



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