Saturday, April 28, 2012

It Was A Great Day For a CleanUp

The sun came out - as did the people, rakes, gloves and of course - the "stuff."

Here are some photos of the day...more can be seen at my Facebook site:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Clean up

Saturday  April 28
Please use this opportunity to help clean up our neighborhood. Work parties will clean the triangle at Gantenbein Ave and Marine Drive and along Bridgeton Road and Marine Drive.
There will be three drop boxes.
This year we are strongly encouraging recycling materials.
We will have a special location (the middle drop box near NE 1st) for recyclable metals, electronics, appliances & old paint.

PLEASE no hazardous materials like gasoline or oil.
Three secure document shred boxes will be at Channel’s Edge for your convenience.


We hope to see everyone. 

Sponsored by

Bridgeton Neighborhood Association
 North Portland Neighborhood Services and
Questions? More Info?
Call Leslie Sawyer 503-314-2137
Matt Whitney 503-285-3296

Friday, April 13, 2012

Speed Reader Boards Coming to Marine Drive

The City will be installing Speed Reader Boards on Marine Drive in the very near future.  (Below is an example of a speed reader board.)
We have purchased 3 solar retrofit kits as well as identified locations with existing power to begin the process of implementing Speed Read Boards along Marine Drive.  We plan to begin installation of the 3 solar powered boards on Friday, April 13th.  You will see these three (3) boards at the following locations:
  • Eastbound at 13th Avenue
  • Westbound in the 1900 Block
  • Westbound at 138th Avenue
Additionally, our plan calls for four more boards that are hard-wired and will be installed soon after the installation of the solar units.  These installations will require bringing wire from an existing power source with the wiring process expected to take some time to complete.  Our expectation is have to these additional boards up and operational by summer.  The locations for these four (4) units are:
  • Two (2 ) near the ‘42nd Avenue’ crossing 
  • Two (2) near the 112th Avenue crossing
Our intent is to leave all seven (7) boards in operation for several months and evaluate how they effect speeds on Marine Drive.  Depending on their effectiveness, we may choose to leave some of the boards in place for an extended period of time. 
Staff is continuing to evaluate other treatments for Marine Drive with plans to bring recommendations back to the neighborhood for review in the fall.
If you have any questions about the speed reader boards or the High Crash Corridor Project, please contact Wendy Cawley, 503-823-4396,

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

April Meeting on the 9th!!

                               April Meeting

Monday, April 9, 2012
7 PM @ Columbia Pioneer School
716 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR

Must-Attend Meeting for Property Owners!

Our Chance to Obtain a Flood Zone Waiver for Bridgeton Road


The Possibility of Obtaining a Waiver for the Flood Zone on Bridgeton Road
Ken Puhn from West Consultants will attend our meeting and explain what steps we need to take. This is a must attend meeting for everyone who owns property on Bridgeton Road and the levee to the west. We need to quickly respond to this opportunity to get a change.

Stormwater Management Fee Discussion 
We will review the issues and discuss possible actions that may be needed by the people who live on Bridgeton.

Plan for board member elections in May
We currently have the following people running to be members on the board: Anne Neuenschwander, Bill Coffman, Brian Stipak, Chuck Wilson, Jon Peterson, Dustin Pruitt, Elizabeth Sanders, Leslie Sawyer, Matt Whitney, Rich Brown, Scott Niesen, and Walter Valenta
If you know of anyone else who would like to be a member of the BNA board, please contact us. We will send out ballots by the end of April and theses will be counted at the May meeting. The newly elected board will then elect officers.

Spring Clean up will be April 28th!!!

If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to
Leslie Sawyer,

Matt Whitney,
Co-Chairs, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association