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April 2016 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,
Greetings & Salutations! April showers bring May flowers!


KNA Board Elections Are Next Month!!!

This Saturday!!! KERNS-BUCKMAN Spring Community Collection Event! Come Join Us! Volunteer! Recycle!

Friends Of Laurelhurst Park Event Today, Wednesday!

And so much more!!!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications chair

April KNA meeting
  Wednesday, April 20th, 2015 at 6 p.m.

April abloom with colorful tulips, daffodils and hyacinth now presenting starts of geraniums and fushias! Everything is still green! The grass is growing fast! Earth Day is coming up! Celebrate mother earth...plant a garden, flowers and weed!

The following items lined up for the April KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox.

2. PBOT - N.E. 21st Ave. Overcrossing - Improved bike access across I-84 - Sheila P.

3. Ankrom Moisan Architects - Multifamily Residential Project - 28th & Sandy - Frank T.

4. ADU variance letter of support - Erica D.

5. Land Use Updates - Steve

6. Kerns / Buckman Clean Up - Mike P.

*Meeting will be held at Pacific Crest Community School.

Topics for next month may be added before May 13th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

KNA Board Elections
  Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Kerns Neighborhood Board Elections, almost time again! Now is your chance to join the KNA board and let your voice be heard!

A great way to gain leadership skills, connect with neighbors and have some input about the future of the Kerns neighborhood.

The Kerns board needs your help to keep our annual events going strong.

We currently only have 11 active board members for our entire neighborhood -- we need more people to share the love and sustain our organization!

Thanks to Mike Petticord, the Kerns/Buckman annual spring cleanup (now known as the Collection Event) is on track for April 16th this month.

We need a picnic chair for the annual National Night Out planned for Tuesday, August 2nd.

Each year, over 500 neighbors join us for an evening of fun with live music, free food and raffle prizes from local businesses.  If there are two of you out there that would be willing to coordinate activities, that would help reduce the amount of work for each person.

Main responsibilities include: getting park permits, contacting businesses for donations for the raffle (the same businesses give year after year), renting bbq equipment to cook the hotdogs, arrange table delivery, and reaching out to businesses that may want a table or other presence during the event.

Open board positions are a SE Uplift Board member and Crime Prevention Chair. We also need people to help out with the monthly responsibilities of updating the website and/or Facebook page.

Please consider becoming an active member of our board so we can continue to be a thriving neighborhood organization. We can't do it without your help!

If you are interested in helping, please reach out to me Email:

Thank You, KNA Board Members

Kerns & Buckman Community Collection Event
  Saturday, April 16, 2016  (9 am to Noon)
In time for spring, neighbors are invited to sort through their homes and yards and reduce clutter by bringing no longer needed items to the Kerns and Buckman Community/Neighborhood Associationsí annual spring Community Collection Event for disposal. Bins tend to fill quickly so try to show up early in the event.

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016  (9 am to Noon) WHERE: Hinson Baptist Church - 1137 SE 20th (Enter on Salmon from 20th Avenue)

WHAT TO BRING: Waste Materials: Bulk household waste of a non-biodegradable nature (paper, plastic, glass, cloth, metal), furniture, small appliances, tires and yard debris. Paint cans without lids and dried paint are acceptable. Recycling Materials: Computers, televisions, cell phones, LCD/CRT monitors, printers, and other electronics. No disassembled items.

WHAT NOT TO BRING Construction debris including wood scrap, concrete, dirt, paint or items potentially containing asbestos* (tiles, insulation, old siding, etc). Food waste, household garbage, alkaline & lithium batteries, fluorescent bulbs. large appliances, styrofoam, hazardous waste, or flammables. Contact Metro for disposal of these items

*NOTE*: This year we must prohibit disposal of all materials from construction, remodelling, and demolition, due to risk of asbestos. Such materials include vinyl flooring tiles, sheet, mastic, ceiling acoustical tiles, popcorn & spray-on texture, plaster walls & decorative plaster, cement siding shingles (transite), insulation (spray-on, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC, lagging), electrical wire insulation & panel partitions, AND fire doors, fire brick, or other fireproofing. We also cannot accept wood scrap, concrete, dirt, or paint.

*For disposal options of unaccepted materials, please check the Metro website.

COST: $15 - $40 sliding scale Suggested donations cover clean-up cost and help fund neighborhood events.

Elderly and disabled neighbors can arrange for pick-up by calling 503-482-8252 email:

Volunteers needed to assist Kerns, Buckman, and Central Catholic. If interested, please sign up at: for the Kerns-Buckman event or call 503-758-4173.

Friends Of Laurelhurst Park
  Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Friends of Laurelhurst Park work party on April 13, 9am to noon. Interested volunteers meet at 9 at the Ankeny St. entrance. Tools, gloves and water are provided along with work that is fun and helps keep the park one of Portlands jewels.

Interested volunteers meet at 9 at the Ankeny St. entrance. Tools, gloves and water are provided along with work that is fun and helps keep the park one of Portlands jewels.

Meet at the blue-green Parks building on Ankeny St. on the north side of the park. Please bring work gloves and if it is your first meeting, sign the Parks' forms available there.

Email List:


YARD - Preleasing Of Workforce Housing Began April 1st
  Affodable Units
Yard has set aside 57 apartment homes as affordable workforce housing units. These units are for households with incomes of up to 60 percent of the areas' median family income.

Example 1: 1 - person household leasing a studio - income of $24,222 to $30,900.

Example 2: 1 - person household leasing a one bedroom - income of $25,806 to $30,900.

Example 3: 2 - person household leasing a one bedroom - income of $25,806 to $32,280.

Example 4: 3 - person household leasing a two bedroom - income of $30,822 to $39,720.

Example 5: 4 - person household leasing a studio - income of $30,822 to $44,100.

*Examples do not include all eligible household sizes and scenarios.

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! WALK-INS WELCOME! Visit our temporary pre-leasing office at: 710 NW 14th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209 April 1- April 22 during the following hours; Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 7 pm

Six Story Apartment Building at 2869 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
  Ankrom Moisan Architects
Ankrom Moisan Architects are proposing a six story apartment building with an underground parking garage at 2869 N.E. Sandy.

We will hear more about this in our Wednesday, April 20th meeting.

Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Portlanders
If you (or someone you know who lives in the city limits of Portland) is deaf, the Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau has free specialized smoke detectors which they will install in your home. The firefighters will also be available to provide a free fire and life safety inspection while they're there. I've highlighted the contact information below.

Portland Fire & Rescue has been awarded a $95,239 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for an outreach campaign to increase home safety for Portland's deaf and hard of hearing community. PF&R will contribute an additional $4,761, making the total project amount $100,000. Applications are being accepted.

Interested people who are deaf and hard of hearing can find out more and apply here right now: Those with questions can contact grant administrators at or call 503-823-3752 with questions.

As part of the bureau's Community Risk Reduction program, deaf and hard of hearing residents will also be able to request free fire & life safety home inspections when firefighters install their alarms.

Vehicles Are Increasingly Vulnerable to Remote Exploits
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that modern motor vehicles are increasingly vulnerable to remote attacks. Vehicle owners should take precautions in order to minimize cybersecurity risks to their vehicles.

Review the IC3 Alert for details and recommended security measures.

More Info

(PBOT) Online Version Of The 823-SAFE Hotline
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) now offers an online version of their 823-SAFE hotline (to report all things Traffic)

Safe Hotline

In order to use it, you'll need to set up an account with a password.

Mixed Use Zones Project Update
  Part Of The Comprehensive Plan
If you happen to be an owner of commercial property, you received a notice in the mail.

Mixed Use Zones Proposed Commercial Mixed Use 1 (CM1) 35' Building Height Existing CN1, CN2, CO1

Proposed Commercial Mixed Use 2 (CM2) 45' Building Height Existing CO2, CM, CS, CG

Proposed Commercial Employment (CE) 45' Building Height Existing CO2, CM, CS, CG

Proposed Commercial Mixed Use 3 (CM3) 65' Building Height Existing EX, CX

To Learn More

More Info

More Info Ask A Question Email:

Testify About Proposed Changes Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12;30 p.m. Email: U.S. Mail: Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, Mixed Use Zones Testimony 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100 Portland, Oregon 97201 Map App:

More Info

S.E. Uplift Newsletter Subscribe
  Sign up for SEUL's free monthly online newsletter
Our neighborhood Kerns is located in the neighborhood coalition of Southeast Uplift (SEUL). Find out what's going on coalition-wide!

More Info

P.C.C. Course on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  Personal Finance
Community education course that PCC is offering at their Mt Tabor campus on SE Division and 82nd. The class is on Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency; giving history and understanding of this new technology. It is from 6-7:50 PM on Wednesday nights April 13th - May 11th.

More Info

Find us online!
  Official Website knacolorlogo
For more information about us visit our official Kerns Neighborhood Association website. You can also find us on Facebook and find out great news and happenings. Join our new Facebook Group and post neighborhood news or questions or photos!

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.

Heathers The Musical!
  Heathers Ad
Based on the cult classic 1988 film which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

Continues it's 26th season: Heathers - the musical! a co-production with Staged! March 10-April 3rd.

For More Info: 503-239-5919

More Info

The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd Portland, Oregon 97232

All and One Artist Reception!!!

Josie - Marketing Graphic Designer!
  Josie's Graphic Design  
Zumba Classes - Lizzy Tremaine (Instructor)
  Zumba Classes - Lizzy Tremaine (Instructor)


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