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SUMNER WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

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Special meeting set for July 9

A special Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) general meeting — open to the public — is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, at 7 PM for two specific issues:

  • Planning for the National Night Out barbecue at Helensview High School on Tuesday, Aug 4.
  • Brainstorming for a Sumner neighborhood survey to be conducted this summer. The survey will help inform the priorities set in the 2009-2010 neighborhood action plan.

The special meeting location is the CNN office, 4415 NE 87th Ave (back door of the fire station on NE 87th between NE Prescott and NE Sandy).

Unofficial notes: SAN meeting on June 18

These notes are only a summary of the meeting. The official minutes were taken by secretary Ronda Johnson, and will be approved at the next Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) meeting.

Treasurer’s report — SAN has $2,020 including $595 raised by the neighborhood cleanup on May 16. We’ll have an additional $2,000, our annual budget allocated via Central NE Neighbors (CNN), added to our account on July 1.

Guest speakers — Mark Wells, crime prevention coordinator, and Portland police officer Amanda McMillan, spoke about budget cuts, the new ‘North’ police precinct, and how community policing works.

In short, budget cuts largely spared neighborhood policing, graffiti abatement, and similar programs this year due to public outcry. But Wells and McMillan warned that next year’s budget could be much worse.

The sprawling North precinct will pose some challenges for police, but Sumner benefits from having a fire station (on NE 87th off Sandy) where police can stop.

McMillan says community policing works best when neighbors share their concerns about chronic issues and are specific about where, when activities are occuring. When contacting the Neighborhood Response Team, include information about the times of day, days of the week, addresses, and vehicle numbers of the suspect activity.

Sumner neighborhood action plan — Attendees reviewed the 2009-2010 neighborhood action plan, reputed to be its first plan ever. The plan covers the areas of membership, community outreach and involvement, land use, transportation, clean-up and crime prevention. The action plan will be presented for a final OK at the Oct. 8 general meeting. (A future blog post will detail the action plan in greater detail.)

Special meeting set for July 9 — A special SAN general meeting — open to the public — was scheduled for Thursday, July 9, at 7 PM for two specific issues:

  • Planning for the National Night Out barbecue at Helensview High School on Tuesday, Aug 4.
  • Brainstorming for a Sumner neighborhood survey to be conducted this summer. The survey would help inform the priorities set in the 2009-2010 action plan.

The special meeting location is the CNN office, 4415 NE 87th Ave (back door of the fire station on NE 87th between NE Prescott and NE Sandy).

June newsletter now available online!

Click here to view or download this PDF file (234 KB).

Newsletter items include:

  • Calendar of upcoming events
  • Halloween party details
  • SAN board member list
  • And much more!

If you’d like to join our mailing list, please send us your e-mail address.

SAN community meeting on Thurs, June 18

Come join us for the summer general meeting of the Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) on Thursday, Jun 18 at 7 PM. The meeting location is 4415 NE 87th Ave (back door of the fire station on NE 87th between NE Prescott and NE Sandy).

The guest speaker will be Mark Wells, our new Crime Prevention Coordinator. We might have a police officer there also.

Other topics will announce this new web site, an update on the MAX Eastside open house, and a request for volunteers who want to help brainstorm for a survey about neighborhood priorities.

This is our last scheduled general meeting until October 8. See you there!

To join our mailing list, please send us your e-mail address.

Eastside MAX open house on Thur, June 11

The next open house for the Eastside MAX Station Communities project will be on Thursday, June 11, 6:30–8:30 PM at the East Portland Community Center at 740 SE 106th Ave.

Staff from the City of Portland Planning Department will present draft recommendations for each station area — including the Parkrose/Sumner MAX station — and answer your questions.

Links about planning for the Parkrose/Sumner MAX llight rail station:

Local farmers markets: Where & when

Love fresh produce? Sumner neighborhood has three farmers’ markets in nearby parts of NE Portland:

Hollywood Farmers’ market:
Meets Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM until Thanksgiving on NE Hancock between NE 44th and 45th Aves.

Parkrose Farmers’ Market:
Meets on Saturdays through Oct from 8 AM to 2 PM at 12003 NE Shaver St.

Montavilla Farmer’s Market:
Meets on Sundays June 21 – Oct 25 (plus Nov 8 & Nov 22) from 10 AM to 2 PM at 7600 SE Stark St.