BNA Street Sale is Saturday, June 9
Check out all the good stuff on Bridgeton Rd.
9am - 3pm
A mile of great stuff!
BNA Summer Picnic, Saturday, July 14
4:00pm - 8:00 pm
Roth Estates Park
NE 4th & NE Suttle
Free hot dogs & hamburgers
Bring a side dish to share and a blanket or chair.
Shake your booties to Memphis Shorty
Sponsored by BNA & Roth Estates
Read the press release from Karen Carrillo, MCDD Public Affairs & Project Manager, just released 5/17/18. Feel free to email or call her with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-281-1132 ext. 302.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland, OR – Rising water levels on the Columbia River prompted the Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) to move to Enhanced Operations on May 12.
MAY 17, 2018
There is no immediate threat of a flood in the areas protected by 27 miles of Columbia River levees.
During Enhanced Operations, MCDD conducts weekly surveillance of the levee system, coordinates with partners such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, and reaches out to the public to minimize inundation exposure to low-lying communities. At this time, no structural issues have been identified.
Some houseless camps are in areas that could be subject to flooding by rising water levels. MCDD is working with City of Portland Park Rangers and Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services crews to conduct outreach to assist people living in those areas.
MCDD protects areas of North and Northeast Portland including Portland International Airport, Interstate 5, drinking water facilities and industrial and residential areas.
Communities and businesses depend on the continued maintenance and upgrade of the levee and flood risk management system. Levee Ready Columbia, a partnership of over 30 organizations, is working to ensure that the levee system meets the requirements for participation in federal programs and continues to reduce the risk of flooding for important regional assets in the area now and into the future.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather predictions, the Columbia River levels are expected to remain below 17 feet at the Vancouver Gauge over the next week. MCDD crews will keep monitoring the levee for signs of ponding or erosion and inform the community about significant changes or impacts to the levee system. Unusual activity can be reported to MCDD at 503-281-5675.
Seventy years ago, the 1948 Vanport Flood destroyed what was the second-largest city in Oregon. The flood killed 15 people and left 18,000 houseless. To raise awareness about flood risk and to commemorate the stories of survivors, MCDD will host a forum with community partners from 1-3 p.m. on May 28 at the Expo Center in
Portland. Emergency preparedness experts, advocates and disaster survivors will come together to discuss Portland’s current flood risks, levee readiness, and disaster preparedness along the Columbia River. More information is available at www.vanportmosaic.org.
You may have noticed higher than usual river levels on the Columbia River in recent days. Rising river levels are due to Spring snowmelt in the upper Columbia River Basin. Over the next 12 hours, river levels are expected to surpass 15 feet (at the Vancouver Gage) but remain below minor flood levels. Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) staff will begin surveillance of the levee system and keep a close watch on river levels.
There is no reason to be alarmed at this time – MCDD staff are taking precautionary steps to inform the community of the predicted conditions. We ask for your support in sharing the message below with Bridgeton neighbors, particularly those who live on or directly behind the levee. Additionally, if there are contacts that we should reach out to directly, we would appreciate if you could share those with us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me on my cell at 907-209-0370.
Thank you for helping to share this information with the community!
Public Affairs & Project Manager
1880 NE Elrod Drive Portland, OR 97211
Office: 503.281.5675 ext. 302
Sign up to volunteer and help make the Bridgeton neighborhood look and feel great! Volunteer pizza party afterwards compliments of Pizza Mia - join us!
Volunteer Work Parties
Marsee's pastries and coffee greet volunteers who help at the Spring Clean Up! There are 3 volunteer opportunities:
A - Awesome Entry Areas - Clean & clear our Gantenbein entry.
B - Box Bunch- Monitor drop boxes and help recycle.
C - Cool River Crews - Litter removal shoreside from boats! (sign up required)
Sign up to volunteer: email@example.com, 503-673-6290
News Announcement regarding La Mota Dispensary at 207 N. Bridgeton
Yesterday the BNA board received verbal notice from La Mota LLC that the company would not open a dispensary at the location formerly occupied by Channel’s Edge. Today we received email confirmation that ONI also heard this verbal notice. At this time, though, no steps have been taken by La Mota to officially withdraw the application..
Because of this development, BNA leaders have decided to cancel the emergency meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, March 6 at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The next BNA general meeting is scheduled for April 17, (details to be announced shortly). We will add a discussion item with adequate time to update neighbors of any further information we receive.
There will be a special meeting of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association regarding the proposed Marijuana Dispensary on Bridgeton Road
Tuesday March 6, 2018 6:30PM - 8:00 PM
Columbia Edgewater Country Club
2220 NE Marine Drive
We have invited representatives of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and La Mota to meet with us.
Spread the word, and we hope to see you there.
The MCDD, Multnomah County Drainage District wants your input.
MCDD is developing a Drainage Master Plan to guide the District's projects and priorities over the next 10-15 years.The District is seeking input from landowners and residents to help identify areas that experience flooding during major rain events. This information will be used to prioritize future improvements and maintenance projects so that the Districts can best meet the drainage and flood management needs of out landowners and residents.
If you didn't receive a survey, contact Joel Schoening, Community Affairs Manager.
Starts May 30th
Expected to Last 7 - 10 Days
On May 30, MCDD will begin working with contractors to repair damage to the levees caused by recent high water on the Columbia River. The work will be focused in two areas.
On the North side of Bridgeton road across from NE 1st Pl.
At this location work is expected to begin approximately May 30, and last for 7-10 working days.
On the North side of Marine Drive, just west from NE 122nd Ave.
At this location work is expected to begin approximately June 12, and last for 5 working days.
All work is permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and repaired areas will be more resistant to future erosion because of the repairs.
The project will:
MCDD been working with partners, residents and landowners immediately adjacent to work areas to manage parking and other issues.
Some minor traffic delays may be necessary as crews transport materials and heavy equipment to the work sites.
Direct questions to:
Community Affairs Manager
503.281.5675 ext. 302 | 541.954.4680
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