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October 2016 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,
Greetings & Salutations! October is here with cooler temperatures! I hope everyone really enjoyed summer and Labor Day! It is time for scenic walks and drives with the changing yellow, orange and red leaves on the trees!

Our Leaf Day Pickup Dates are 11/29/16 & 12/11/2016!

Celebrate the abundance of apples and pears!!! 2016 Apple Tasting Event! Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark Friday-Sunday October 14 - 16 Every day during the event: 10:00am - 5:00pm


The Meeting Is next Wednesday, October 19, 2016!!!

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!!!

Be sure to enjoy the Fall 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!

And much more!!!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

October 2016 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoying the beauty in our Kerns neighborhood! Say hello when you see a neighbor!

The following items lined up for the October 2016 KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox

2. Crosswalk at 16th & Burnside - David

3. Meet and greet City Council Candidates Steve Novick & Chloe Eudaly at Mattress Lot Saturday, October 22nd from 11 am to 12 pm. - David

4. Reschedule February's KNA meeting - David

5. Land Use Updates - Steve

6. Commissioner Fritz - Public Campaign Financing Reform - Commissioner Fritz

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 before November 11th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

2016 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 - Fredric Maxwell

2017 SE Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant Program
Applications Due Tuesday, January 10, 2017  
Do you have a great idea for strengthening your neighborhood? Revive a forgotten city tradition? Host a civics workshop? Organize a tenant rights forum? Paint an intersection mural? Create a community garden?

SE Uplift invites Portlanders like you to shape and create your neighborhood by applying for a Neighborhood Small Grant.

The goals of the Neighborhood Small Grant Program are to increase the number and diversity of people who are involved and engaged in the broader community; strengthen community capacity to create change by building community leadership, identity, skills, relationships and partnerships; and increase community impact on public decisions and community life.

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New Launch of Portland Maps Building Permit Search
The City of Portland Bureau of Technology Services and the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) launched a new Advanced Permit Search Function.

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New Launch of a Residential Demolitions Map
City of Portland Bureau of Development Services (CSC) launched a Residential Demolitions Map of demolition permit activity within the City of Portland.

The map includes demolition permit activity for single family dwelling and duplex demolitions by year back to 2005.

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Comprehensive Plan Update
  Early Implementation Package 2nd Hearing
Only 45 Portlanders testified at the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package Hearing. An additional 30 more people signed up but the meeting ran out of time.

Still time to testify People who signed up on October 6 but did not have an opportunity to speak will be called first to testify at another hearing on October 13, 2016, at 2 p.m.. Others will be allowed to sign up, but there may be a wait of an hour or more.

Sign-in sheets will be available in front of Council Chambers about an hour before the hearing, which begins at 2 p.m.

Via the Map App

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Council Work Sessions Tuesday, October 25, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

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Visit the project website

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Adopt a Storm Drain and Help Keep our Streets Clear!
Fall has started in Portland and so has the rainy season. That means it's time to watch out for clogged storm drains. Portland's storm drains help drain storm water quickly and efficiently and keep our streets safe.

But when drains get clogged with fallen leaves and other debris, it can lead to ponding water in our streets and at our intersections. That makes it harder to drive, walk, bike and roll around town.

Portland Bureau of Transportation crews work hard to keep the drains clear. But with over 58,000 drains in the city, they can't get to all of them.

When clearing a storm drain, please keep these tips in mind:

If possible, clear the drain before it starts raining.

Clear from the sidewalk, not the street. Wear reflective clothing so vehicles can see you.

Always wear gloves and be careful of sharp objects!

Use a rake, shovel, or broom - not your hands.

Watch out for traffic. Don't clear drains that are in the middle of a street.

Be careful of standing water to avoid slipping or stepping on sharp objects.

If children are helping, make sure adults are supervising.

Don't try to lift storm drain grates. They are very heavy.

Let our crews handle garbage or any hazards in the catch basin. Clear surface debris only.

If the drain is still clogged after you've removed the surface debris, please call our Maintenance Dispatchers at 503-823-1700 or email to report it.

Friends of Trees
  Seeking volunteer Neighborhood Coordinators 
Friends of Trees (FOT) Seeking volunteer Neighborhood Coordinators (NCs) to help plan and deliver the next community tree planting in the Kerns Neighborhood.

NCs work as a part of a team with lots of Friends of Trees staff support. It's a fun and social role, with hints of customer service, advocacy, event planning, and community building.

Volunteer hours range from 1-10 hours per month, but it's also a really flexible role that can be catered to your schedule.

The Kerns neighborhood tree planting is on Saturday, February 4th, 2017.

If you are interested in becoming the Kerns Neighborhood Coordinator, or simply want to learn more, please connect with Erica Timm at or 503-467-2533.

If you're interested in planting a tree at your home, sign up today. More Info

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Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is on Nextdoor
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) joined Nextdoor to share relevant updates with your neighborhood.

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Connecting with you on Nextdoor to plan, build and maintain an effective and safe transportation system for neighborhoods throughout the City of Portland.

Need A New Job With Great Pay & Benefits?
  Portland / Multnomah County 911 is Recruiting!
Interested in establishing a truly worthwhile career with great pay and great benefits apply today.

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Reach out on the Community Feedback page!

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Our neighborhood Kerns is located in the neighborhood coalition of Southeast Uplift (SEUL). Find out what's going on coalition-wide!

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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.


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