Montavilla Neighborhood Association http://www.montavillapdx.org Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:27:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 MNA Special Board Meeting On PP&R Futsal Proposal http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/03/27/mna-special-board-meeting-ppr-futsal-proposal/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/03/27/mna-special-board-meeting-ppr-futsal-proposal/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:15:28 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=259 Next Thursday, April 3, Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) will hold a special board meeting starting at 6:30 PM to vote on whether or not MNA supports the proposal from Portland Parks & Recreation to turn the Montavilla Park tennis courts into a futsal field (a small soccer field). The meeting will be held at Montavilla […]

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Next Thursday, April 3, Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) will hold a special board meeting starting at 6:30 PM to vote on whether or not MNA supports the proposal from Portland Parks & Recreation to turn the Montavilla Park tennis courts into a futsal field (a small soccer field).

The meeting will be held at Montavilla United Methodist Church (232 SE 80th Avenue). The meeting will last 45 minutes, and the agenda will consist of 15 minutes of public comment and discussion, followed by 30 minutes board deliberation, then the board vote. The board reserves the right to adjust the amount of time allotted to public comment-discussion versus the amount of time allotted to deliberation-vote. All are welcome to attend. Thanks!

 

Fritz Hirsch
Chair, Montavilla Neighborhood Association

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Plug-In to Montavilla – A Community Planning Meeting http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/03/24/plug-montavilla-community-planning-meeting/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/03/24/plug-montavilla-community-planning-meeting/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:42:30 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=255 Join us for a community planning meeting and Plug-in to Montavilla! Community Survey Results: Your ideas and concerns have been compiled and we’re ready to share the results of trends found through our 2013 community survey. Ideas Turned Into Action: Find your place to plug-in with one of our focus areas: Community Involvement and Enrichment, […]

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Join us for a community planning meeting and Plug-in to Montavilla!

Community Survey Results: Your ideas and concerns have been compiled and we’re ready to share the results of trends found through our 2013 community survey.

Ideas Turned Into Action: Find your place to plug-in with one of our focus areas: Community Involvement and Enrichment, Transportation and Land Use, Public Health and Safety, Economic Development and Education. We need your help to develop both short and long-term projects that will have big impacts in our community.  Too, we need your ideas, skills and knowledge in turning great ideas into tangible projects and working committees.

The Agenda: Results from the 2013 Community Survey, Break out into focus areas, contribute ideas, plug-in to short and long-term committees or projects as you’re able.  Thanks to our good friends at Flying Pie Pizzeria for donating pizza for the event!

Event Details: Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at Multnomah University (8435 NE Glisan St), Bradley Hall Room B3

Be ready to hear great ideas and to share your own.  Help us spread the word about this community planning event and be sure to bring a few neighbors!

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March Board and General Meeting Agendas http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/03/05/march-board-general-meeting-agendas/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/03/05/march-board-general-meeting-agendas/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 02:36:24 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=241 Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) Monday, March 10, 2014 6:30 – 7:30 PM Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); information item shared by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (5 minutes) Presentation – MNA partnership with Eastside Forum, a local […]

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Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting

Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, March 10, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); information item shared by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (5 minutes)

Presentation – MNA partnership with Eastside Forum, a local effort that wishes to expand its work in Montavilla; presentation by Tamara Lynn, Eastside Forum (15 minutes)

Operational details: SEUL fiscal sponsorship application approval, MNA Annual Cleanup overview of planning activities, authorization to transfer funds from MNA SEUL fiscal sponsorship account to Portland Parks & Rec for 2014 summer concerts, approval of MNA graffiti nuisance abatement letter, Summer Movies in the Park possibility (40 minutes)

Agenda – General Membership Meeting

Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, March 10, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 PM (or closer to 9 if we run later)
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

Introductions and social time – Meet your neighbors, MNA board members and special guests over refreshments (15 minutes)

Update on PBOT efforts to improve safety on Glisan Street and how safety can be further improved there; presentation by PBOT staff member Gabe Graff, Program Manager, Safe Routes to School (15 minutes)

Group discussion about the dynamic of gentrification in Montavilla and how our community can address it (perhaps first of multiple discussions on this issue); group discussion led by Fritz Hirsch, MNA Chair (20 minutes)

Update on MNA Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC) recent work and future priorities; includes update on this committee’s efforts to engage neighbors in thinking about land use, transportation decisions in Montavilla and how we can help the City can help us with these topics; update led by Lew Scholl and Peter Maris, MNA LUTC Chair and Co-Chair, respectively (15-20 minutes)

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MNA February Board and General Meeting Agendas http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/02/10/mna-february-board-general-meeting-agendas/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/02/10/mna-february-board-general-meeting-agendas/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:05:29 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=235 Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) Monday, February 10, 2014 6:30 – 7:30 PM Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); discussion led by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (5 minutes) Discussion of next steps for MNA’s strategic planning work (e.g. […]

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Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, February 10, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

  • Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); discussion led by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (5 minutes)
  • Discussion of next steps for MNA’s strategic planning work (e.g. how to engage neighbors in our strategic planning) that will guide MNA’s work in the next several years; discussion led by Stephen Rice, MNA Business Community Liaison (15 minutes)
  • Guest visitor from Friends of Mt. Tabor Park to speak with us about a potential partnership with other neighborhoods and the Weed Warriors program and a grant opportunity involving Mt. Tabor conservation work; presentation/proposal by Mary Kinnick, Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (10 minutes)
  • Guest visitor from Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA) to 1. speak with us about MTNA’s interest in partnering with us on Glisan area business development and 2. ask for support for a letter MTNA has prepared to the City, requesting specific items be included in the City Comprehensive Plan; presentation/proposal by Beth Sanders, Land Use & Transportation Chair, MTNA (15 minutes)
  • Update on potential partnership between MNA and METBA to fund Stark area street cleanup using JOIN New Beginnings Landscape service; update by Fritz Hirsch, MNA Chair (5 minutes)
  • Board member updates (10 minutes)

Agenda – General Membership Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, February 10, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

  • Introductions and social time – Meet your neighbors, MNA board members and special guests over refreshments (20 minutes)
  • Board member updates (15 minutes)

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MNA January Board and General Meeting Agendas http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/01/08/mna-january-board-general-meeting-agendas/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/01/08/mna-january-board-general-meeting-agendas/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:29:24 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=213 Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) Monday, January 13, 2014 6:30 – 7:30 PM Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); discussion led by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (10 minutes) Discussion of next steps for MNA’s strategic planning work (e.g. […]

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Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, January 13, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

  • Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); discussion led by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (10 minutes)
  • Discussion of next steps for MNA’s strategic planning work (e.g. how to engage neighbors in our strategic planning) that will guide MNA’s work in the next several years; discussion led by Stephen Rice, MNA Business Community Liaison (15 minutes)
  • Vote on an MNA-authored letter to Commissioner Steve Novick that will advocate for upgraded pedestrian crossings and additional rapid flash beacons on 82nd Avenue; discussion led by Lew Scholl, MNA Land Use and Transportation Committee Chair (10 minutes)
  • Information sharing about the Southeast Uplift (SEUL) Creative Engagement Grant; update by Kelly Fedderson, SEUL Community Resource Program Manager (5 minutes)
  • Proposal for music at MNA general membership meetings; discussion led by Roger Warren, MNA Member at Large for Parks (5 minutes)
  • Refreshing our memories on aspects of MNA operations that need focus early in 2014 (e.g. meeting frequency and format, efficient and effective use of committees, SEUL fiscal sponsorship planning, MNA newsletter production, rewrite of MNA bylaws); discussion led by Fritz Hirsch, MNA Chair (15 minutes)
    Board member updates (15 minutes)

 

Agenda – General Membership Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, January 13, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

  • Introductions and social time – Meet your neighbors, MNA board members and special guests over refreshments (20 minutes)
  • Idea of a potential Burnside Street “road diet” (see this link for reference: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/159156-city-hopes-road-diet-improves-livability); presentation and discussion led by special guest Terry Dublinski, board member of North Tabor Neighborhood Assn (15 minutes)
  • Update on the new developments happening at the PCC SE campus at 82nd and Division (learn more at bond.pcc.edu/campus/southeast-center); presentation and Q&A led by Christine Egan, Community Relations Manager, Southeast Center, Portland Community College (30 minutes)
  • Sharing info with the neighborhood about what Post 5 Theatre is, upcoming events and theatre productions, Post 5 Theatre’s desire for partnership with the neighborhood (learn more at postfivetheatre.org); Ty Boice, Producing Artistic Director, Post 5 Theatre at Milepost 5 (10 minutes)
  • Update on Bridger PTA Auction on March 1st; Vivian Fallo, Bridger PTA (10 minutes)

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January MNA Land Use and Transportation Committee http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/01/05/january-mna-land-use-transportation-committee/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/01/05/january-mna-land-use-transportation-committee/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:04:56 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=207 The Montavilla Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM. It will be held in Travis Lovett Hall at Multnomah University – Room TL 115. We will discuss a proposed letter to be from the MNA board advocating for improved pedestrian crossings on 82nd Avenue and other needed […]

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The Montavilla Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM. It will be held in Travis Lovett Hall at Multnomah University – Room TL 115.

We will discuss a proposed letter to be from the MNA board advocating for improved pedestrian crossings on 82nd Avenue and other needed improvements on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla. All are welcome to attend.

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Portland Police Service Priorities Survey http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/01/03/portland-police-service-priorities-survey/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2014/01/03/portland-police-service-priorities-survey/#comments Sat, 04 Jan 2014 04:37:28 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=203 The Portland Police Bureau is soliciting feedback on its service and now is a great opportunity to provide feedback. Please consider taking a few minutes to share your honest feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SPVFPXH

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The Portland Police Bureau is soliciting feedback on its service and now is a great opportunity to provide feedback. Please consider taking a few minutes to share your honest feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SPVFPXH

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Winter Weather Tips and Warming Shelters http://www.montavillapdx.org/2013/12/06/winter-weather-tips-warming-shelters/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2013/12/06/winter-weather-tips-warming-shelters/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:18:01 +0000 http://www.montavillapdx.org/?p=191 Warming Shelters for Homeless With temperatures having been at below freezing the last few nights I wanted to point out that JOIN is accepting donations of blankets, caps, sweaters and other items to hand out to the homeless in the area. Additionally if you see someone out in the cold you can call 211 or […]

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Warming Shelters for Homeless

With temperatures having been at below freezing the last few nights I wanted to point out that JOIN is accepting donations of blankets, caps, sweaters and other items to hand out to the homeless in the area. Additionally if you see someone out in the cold you can call 211 or ask if they would like to so they can get a ride to a warming shelter.

Join has asked members of the public able to donate to take items to JOIN’s homeless day center at 1435 N.E. 81st Ave. at the corner of Northeast 81st Avenue and Halsey Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For large or off-hour donations, call Jolin at

Winter Weather Tips for Neighbors

The CDC has some preparedness tips for Winter Weather conditions that many of you might find useful and can be found here. Additionally here are some smart tips for protecting your vehicle during cold weather.

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MNA General Meeting Agenda – March 2012 http://www.montavillapdx.org/2012/03/05/mna-general-meeting-agenda-march-2012/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2012/03/05/mna-general-meeting-agenda-march-2012/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 06:13:16 +0000 http://testdrive.montavillapdx.org/?p=41 Here is the agenda for the March meeting, see you there: Agenda – General Membership Meeting Montavilla Neighborhood Association Monday, March 12, 2012 7:30 – 8:30 PM Montavilla United Methodist Church (232 SE 80th Avenue) 7:30 Welcome & Introductions 7:35 Social and refreshments 7:45 Agenda review, approval of minutes from prior meeting 7:50 Portland Police […]

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Here is the agenda for the March meeting, see you there:

Agenda – General Membership Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association
Monday, March 12, 2012
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church (232 SE 80th Avenue)

7:30 Welcome & Introductions
7:35 Social and refreshments
7:45 Agenda review, approval of minutes from prior meeting
7:50 Portland Police Bureau update – brief review of recent neighborhood public safety issues, question and answer
7:55 Board member updates – board members share about projects & issues they’re working on
8:00 Christine Egan, Portland Community College. Ms. Egan will update neighbors on the exciting work related to the PCC expansion. Key points will include:

• PCC’s selection of a Construction Manager for PCC Southeast.
• Outline of preliminary construction schedule.
• PCC’s plans to reach out to local businesses during construction
• Update on street improvements for SE 80th Avenue.
• Overview of benefits an expanded PCC SE campus will provide.

8:15 Jennifer Polis and Elizabeth Cramer, Montavilla Food Buying Club. Club representatives will share practical information on:

• How neighbors can get involved in the Food Buying Club,
• Benefits of participating in the Club and
• The Club’s growth over the past year.

8:30 Adjourn!

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MNA Bylaw Updates – February 2012 http://www.montavillapdx.org/2012/02/14/mna-bylaw-updates-february-2012/ http://www.montavillapdx.org/2012/02/14/mna-bylaw-updates-february-2012/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:18:22 +0000 http://testdrive.montavillapdx.org/?p=44 There have been recent changes made to the MNA bylaws.  If you are a member on the Montavilla Neighborhood Association we would appreciate your feedback. Please review the bylaws here Montavilla Bylaws-Feb-2012 and notify the board of any changes you feel should be be made.

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There have been recent changes made to the MNA bylaws.  If you are a member on the Montavilla Neighborhood Association we would appreciate your feedback. Please review the bylaws here Montavilla Bylaws-Feb-2012 and notify the board of any changes you feel should be be made.

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