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November RNA Board Meeting

Below is the agenda for the November 14th board meeting. The expanded document is available here. 

Roseway Neighborhood Association Agenda

7:00-7:05     Introductions

7:05-7:40     Presentations and Q&A on Residential Infill Project (see City update below)

7:40-7:50     Discussion, possible vote on Roseway’s stance on the Residential Infill Project.

7:50-7:55     Treasurer’s Report

7:55-8:05    Votes on:

– Authorizing an additional payment of $2,000 to Portland Parks & Recreation for the 2017 concert at Glenhaven Park

– Authorizing payment of $150 to Catherine Clark for donuts and pizza for volunteers at 10/21 tree-planting

– Whether Roseway supports a proposed project at the Dharma Rain Center (see below)

8:05-8:25     Reports regarding (4 minutes each, unfortunately):

– CNN (Catherine Wilson & Nancy)

– LUTOP, including Sandy Blvd Corridor Study (Margaret, Bob and, if necessary, Britt)

– Crime Prevention (Judith)

– Tree Team (Catherine Clark)

– Housing/Homelessness (Britt)

8:25-8:30     Roseway January meetings

– Schedule January annual planning meeting

– Proposed agenda items for January 2018 public Roseway meeting on Tuesday, 01/09/18

* Vote on whether Roseway supports a proposed beverage tax

* Presentation on the proposed Just Energy Transition ballot measure

* Presentation on Rose Quarter transportation project

Walk Around Roseway!

How well do you know your neighborhood? Join the Roseway Neighborhood Association for a neighborhood jaunt roughly tracing the perimeter of our beautiful Roseway. The walk starts at 10 AM, Saturday, September 16. The walk begins and ends at NE Skidmore St. in Wellington Park. Walk, jog, cycle or, heck, pogo stick your way around Roseway. Get some exercise and see the sights on an easy tour that takes around 90 minutes at a leisurely pace. Giveaways for participants. Pick up a map at the RNA tent and you’ll be on your way. See you there!

 

 

National Night Out – August 1st

On August 1, 6:30-8:30pm, at the 72nd Ave Park Blocks between Beech and Failing, we will join neighborhoods all across America for the National Night Out  The  event includes frozen treats, music, and a community potluck. This event is a way to enjoy the Park Blocks, listen to some tunes, and greet your neighbors. All that & the ice cream’s free (while it lasts), compliments of your Roseway Neighborhood Association.

Come out for friends, food and  music by Roseway musiciansChasing Ebenezer” doing a “busking jam” with family and friends.

Enjoy an evening just hangin’ with the neighbors in the hood.

See y’all there!

 

 

This Fall Neighbors Go to WAR!

That is, the Walk Around Roseway. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10AM,  Come on out to trace the perimeter of our neighborhood, participate in a visual scavenger hunt, then play on at Wellington Park.

At just a few miles, the route provides a chance to get some exercise and fresh air, meet fellow residents, and revel in our unique neighborhood.

Roughly following the neighborhood’s boundaries, the route begins  at Wellington Park, Northeast 68th Avenue and Skidmore Street, and heads east before turning south on 79th Avenue for an optional rest at the Gregory Heights branch of the Multnomah County Library (open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays).

From the library, cross Sandy then head east again on Failing Street, and south on 81st Avenue. It’s a straight shot from there to Siskiyou Street, where we’ll then turn south on 77th Place, and take another jog on Alameda (going west now) to 77th Avenue, ending up on Sacramento for a long stretch bordered by the wide-open greenery of Rose City Golf Course to the south. From there, head north on 67th Avenue, crossing Sandy (with its many opportunities for rest stops and refreshments), and go west on Beech Street, until turning north again on 63rd Avenue.

At Skidmore Street, head east again and it’s back to Wellington Park. It’s a leisurely hour and half if stopping to take pictures or chat, or it can be done much faster as a workout. Bring a friend and make an outing of it. Participants will see their neighborhood in a whole new way and at eye level, receiving a rough overview of Roseway’s 535 acres housing 6,323 residents (per U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data).

The route features charming architecture, eye-popping colors on buildings and plants, garden inspiration, and other evidence of the creativity and skills of Roseway denizens. Check the images shown here and look for them on the visual scavenger hunt, whether it’s a concrete cat, a tree house to end all tree houses, handsome brickwork, a miniature barn, or shrubs shaped into perfect orbs.

Neighbors living along or near the route are particularly encouraged to stage garage sales, set up lemonade stands, take the walk themselves, or simply cheer on those who do.

See you at WAR on Sept. 16!