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Minutes: Nov. Monthly Meeting 2022

November 17, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:05
Attendees: Dan Anderson, Chuck Fisher, Yoko Kinoshita, Trudy Corrigan, Bob Hrdinsky, Mike Buck and
Audrey Block
Guests: None
Dan’s Chair report: Tony Sparling, LOPD liaison is willing to attend at a meeting of our choosing. May be
a good choice for next General Meeting. Dan reported Waluga NA (Neighborhood Association) General
Meeting had several speakers at their annual General Meeting: Megan Phelan spoke on emergency
preparedness and Joe Buck did a Q & A on the future of LO.
Dan reported Allison Brine from Upper Drive investigated the speed bump system. To qualify a street
needs 30 points. Upper Drive West of Bryant is presently measured at 20. Each speed bump costs
$3,000 with a minimum of 3 required. Usually the Neighborhood is required to pay 50% of the cost –
sometimes the city will pay 100%. Average speed on last traffic study was 28 mph. The school/daycare
on the corner of Bryant and Upper should be considered the next time the street is evaluated.
It was noted Trudy Corrigan was recently elected as a City Councilor and therefore will be resigning from
the LGNA Board as of December 31, 2022.
Bob Hrdinsky stepped up to join the LGNA board and was elected. All board members introduced
themselves.
There was no neighbor input this meeting.
Mike gave a report about fuels reductions programs and Iron Mountain Park. There are 10 acres of
parkland abutting 10 acres of private property that would be at risk in the event of a wildfire. He would
like to investigate funding programs to do fuels reduction in the park via removal of invasive species. It
may be the Fire Dept. and Parks should be involved. Metro has funding for such projects but in the past
it has been difficult for LO to receive grants because of our socio economic profile. However, IMP is
home to Oregon Oaks of which only 4-5% remain – thereby making it an important ecosystem in and of
itself.
Mike noted the Habitat Management Plan will come before City Council on December 20 th
Mike said pre-app for the 7-11 and dry cleaners on BFR near the new Elephant’s Deli was with regard to
cosmetic features only – not structural. No concerns.
Trudy passed long information about the Emergency Preparedness equipment caches the city makes
available to NA’s through the NEG program. Several NA’s have experience with the program. Dan will
reference materials from other NA’s and perhaps bring forward for this Spring’s NEG cycle.
Bob asked what kind of a neighborhood we want to be? Dan suggested Bob look at our neighborhood
plan and noted our cooperative role with the city. Mike said we focus on livability, safety, security and

health of the neighborhood including the health of our tree canopy. Chuck noted there is a useful
citizen’s involvement guide for NA’s on the website.
Dan adjourned the meeting.
Next meeting will be Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Statement of community values New affordable housing in Lake Grove

Metro, City of Lake Oswego and Housing Authority of Clackamas County
October 24, 2022

Generated through community engagement with:

  • A stakeholder group of 23 people including neighbors and members of communities affected by
    oppression and housing disparities including Black, Indigenous and other people of color, immigrants
    and refugees, older people, people with disabilities, low-income people and people who have been
    houseless and/or have lived in affordable housing.
  • A survey, with 36 respondents, circulated to service providers and people with similar experiences to
    those who will live in this new housing.
    (More detail on the people engaged, methods, activities, etc. available in Metro’s engagement report to
    be completed and made available on our webpage by end of December 2022.)

QUALITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING
“Peaceful, beautiful and safe shouldn’t just be for people with higher incomes.” S. C., early phase
engagement participant
Outdoor environment
Outdoor areas should be peaceful, beautiful, safe and sustainable. Trees provide shade, preserve the
forested feeling of the neighborhood and buffer noise from Boones Ferry Road. Accessible, quiet,
outdoor green spaces (such as edible and ornamental gardens, seating areas, etc.) help people connect
to nature, while active outdoor space allows children and youth to run and play. Usable patios or
balconies support mental health with private access to fresh air and sunlight. Outdoor space feels safe,
with security features such as thoughtful site layout and lighting, safe and accessible connections to the

surrounding streets and bike routes, and protected school bus and TriMet waiting areas. Parking is well-
landscaped.

Building design
Beautiful, creative, ADA-accessible building design that fits with the surrounding neighborhood and
retains mature trees will empower residents by breaking the stigma often associated with affordable
housing. Universal design principles and gathering spaces (e.g., informal indoor and outdoor meeting
space, community room with kitchen, library/book room, seating for all bodies) help residents build
community and feel included in communal life. Personal storage options, pet areas, adequate and

assigned parking, free high-speed internet, convenient laundry (prioritize in-unit washer/dryer) and easy
access to outdoor space simplify residents’ lives. Sustainable building features (e.g., energy efficient
appliances, 100% electric, long-lasting construction, high quality materials, solar panels/lights, passive
solar, trees to help with cooling, heat pump heating/cooling, composting, generator and EV hook ups)
ensure that the building remains durable and efficient to operate into the future. Designated smoking
areas and soundproofing allow residents to peacefully enjoy private and shared space.
Management and community
Property management welcomes and engages people of all backgrounds, and questions or concerns are
accepted and addressed promptly without reprisal or backlash. Management respects and fosters
tenant organization as well as connection between tenants and surrounding neighbors. Informal and
more organized events provide opportunities for residents to connect with one another, the
surrounding neighborhood, and community groups and organizations (consider a committee or council
of tenants and neighbors to plan fun things and address concerns). Management works with residents
to create equitable approaches to resolving conflict and trauma-informed safety measures that do not
rely on police intervention. Marketing and lease-up efforts reach people from marginalized groups.
Building signage and notices are posted in multiple languages.
The social environment is approachable, friendly, welcoming and inclusive; racism, homophobia and
other forms of bigotry are not tolerated. Residents appreciate a sense of belonging and being part of the
community – especially people who historically and currently may not have been welcome in Lake
Oswego, including Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people
and people from other marginalized groups.
Services
A robust resident services budget and surveying residents ensures services provided in the building help
residents achieve their goals (consider financial literacy, credit support, language classes,
reading/English literacy, employment assistance, computer access, recovery support, childcare, health
and nutrition classes, community health workers, renter protection information, etc.) Partnerships with
neighborhood groups and community organizations expand ties between building residents and the
broader Lake Oswego community. Access to shuttles, bike share, and other services augments
insufficient public transit (e.g., regular daily or weekly trips to transit centers, groceries, city amenities)
and enhance residents’ mobility.
QUALITIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPER
“Help change the view of what affordable housing is or looks like and who lives here.” C. D., early phase
engagement participant
Equitable
A successful developer for this project will be committed to understanding and responding to the needs
of marginalized people. They should have experience with and commitment to trauma-informed design
and universal design. Diversity, equity and inclusion are important to this community, and should be
considered at every step of the development. The developer should have a diverse staff and board, with
people of color and people who’ve experienced housing instability in key roles and positions of power.
They should advance equity in internal hiring and promote equitable hiring practices in their
contractors. Property management should be carefully selected for a respectful, prompt, solution-based
approach, experience with equity and inclusion and track record of positive relationships with tenants.

Collaborative
The developer should show commitment to collaborative decision making, an outside-the-box approach
and a passion for creating homes and communities that break the stigma around low-income housing.
Developer should have a record of multifamily projects whose building design fits with the surrounding
neighborhood. Design and operation should be deeply influenced by meaningful community and
neighborhood engagement (with over-representation of people with similar experiences to those who
will live in this housing, i.e., low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, etc.) and use
creative solutions to issues or challenges. Partner with local community-based organizations. Show
ability to work with neighbors to minimize and mitigate development impacts.
Long-term focused
The developer should approach development as a long-term steward of the building, the resident
community and the neighborhood. A long-term focus and investment – with quality materials,
sustainability, adequate budgeting for resident services and building operations, commitment to the
neighborhood and intent to operate as affordable housing for the long term – will help a developer
succeed here.

Minutes: Monthly Meeting Oct. 2022

October 20, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order
Attendees: Dan Anderson, Chuck Fisher, Mike Buck and Trudy Corrigan
Guests: Erik Olson, Senior City Planner in attendance to present information on HB 2001, Bob Hrdinsky,
Colm and Linsley Scott, Jill and Eric, and Amy.
Erik said the Middle Housing Code Advisory Committee developed standards and design regulations
based on HB 2001 for duplex, triplex, fourplex townhomes and cottage clusters. Code amendments have
been adopted and except for cottage clusters they are the same as for Single Family Residences. A
cottage cluster is 5 -8 detached units facing a common courtyard. Must provide one parking space per
unit. One driveway per 70 feet of lot. Must manage stormwater onsite.
The next bill the city must respond to will be HB2003. That will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. The next
step is to analyze housing needs in 2023 based on number of people at various income levels. Housing
production strategies will follow in 2024 requiring comp plan policy changes.
Lake Grove overlay will continue to apply except for cottage clusters. The law can’t preclude existing
CCRs.
Dan attended Mayor’s Roundtable –same information as Hello LO; new Police Chief Burke, Ebikes,
pickleball site selection, wastewater site, pathways increasing street fees. Garbage rates being studied.
Boones Ferry Road will be home to two affordable housing projects. Neighborhood meeting happened
on October 10 th with Scot Siegel about the site on the former Boones Ferry Improvements staging area.
Dan noted we got a successful denial of a type II tree cutting permit. The targeted tree was actually
healthy. Very few permits are actually denied; problem is the tree code not being specific enough.
Lake Grove Farmer’s Market will be every other Sunday ending on November 27 th .
LOPD will attend one of our meetings in the upcoming year.
Chris Brandt and Bob Hrdinsky will be new LGNA Board members.
Habitat for Humanity affordable housing project on Boones Ferry will have a new entrance directly from
Boones Ferry Road. There will be no access from Upper Drive. All new homes will face Upper or Boones
Ferry. The old pavement from the prior version of Upper Drive is unmaintained and should be cordoned
off. The number of units were reduced in order to save trees and meet open space requirements. The
subdivision has been approved. Specific structures are still subject to approval. Upper Drive neighbors
asked if all marked trees were actually permitted. It is possible that new tree permits will be coming.
Habitat for Humanity has not filed for the development yet. It is behind schedule. Tree mitigation will
happen onsite, plus tree fund payments. PA220048 is the project number. LGNA wants the abandoned
part of Upper Drive closed off, the asphalt removed and then planted with trees. Contact
edavis@lakeoswego.city.

Neighbors noted that the section of Upper Drive west of Bryant has a speeding problem in addition to
cut through traffic as reported by multiple neighbors.
Tri-Met bus service is changing.
Arbor month will be happening next April – will highlight new trees on Boones Ferry. We have 5-6 kinds
of oak trees. Will have a planting at Kumon of smaller trees. May be a planting at Lake Grove
Elementary.
The Tree Summit is Saturday October 22 nd from 9-12. We need to take care of our oaks and leave the
leaves. Can see on zoom, but will take place at LO Methodist Church.
Mike planted 52 madrones at Iron Mountain Park last weekend. On November 12 th work crew will pull
invasives on the top trail.
On Wed. November 2 at 4pm there will be a meeting at the maintenance building about the Natural
Areas Habitat Plan draft.
Meeting adjourned at 9pm.
Next meeting will be November 17 th .

Minutes, September 15, 2022 General Meeting

September 15, 2022

Lake Grove Neighborhood Association

Board Meeting

Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:02

Attendees: 

Board members:  Dan Anderson,  Mike Buck, Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Jerry Nierengarten, Trudy Corrigan

Guests:  Candidates for City Council, Katherine Lupton, Jeff Gudman, Trudy Corrigan (also our Board Member), Ali Afghan.  They were in attendance for our City Council Candidate Forum

Minutes approved for the July meeting.

The Board unanimously voted amend our by-laws to eliminate the Treasurer position as a follow-up to changes agreed upon in prior meetings and followthrough of the elimination of our status as a non-profit charity and the donation of the balance in our Treasury to the Lake Oswego Watershed Council.

The new Board was voted on and unanimously approved with Dan Anderson as our Chair, Trudy Corrigan as vice chair, Audrey Block, and Yoko Kinoshita as board members.

City Council Candidates Forum

Dan explained how the forum would work to the candidates and began the forum with each candidate giving a three minute presentation on why they felt they should receive our votes.  

Jeff Gudman was up first and cited his prior experience on Council and and his reputation as a budget hawk.  He added to this with his ideas for a bike walking path along the old railroad track from Lake Oswego to Portland along the river.   He also described his concept for preservation and redevelopment within the Stafford area.

Ali Afghan was up next and indicated he wanted to bring to our City government a better sense of “by the people and for the people.”  He noted that he firmly sustainability and feels our actions should not have a negative effect on the future.

Katherine Lupton noted that establishing more pathways was very important as she and her young family are walkers and need to be able to do so safely.  

Trudy Corrigan cited her years of volunteer contribution to our City as a Lake Grove Board member, Boones Ferry Committee member and elsewhere.  She also cited the importance of safe pathways for our citizens.

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For the next portion Dan asked the candidates to briefly address some questions.

1] First question for the candidates was “are tree removal applications ever denied?”

Trudy was first up and noted how the City’s desire to maintain our urban forest was a natural conflict with the the City’s desire for increased density and expressed to relook at our tree code. 

Katherine big mature trees are a big deal here and need to be around to keep Lake Oswego Lake Oswego.

Ali cited the conflict between saving trees, increasing density and keeping jobs.  And believes we need to bring all parties to the table to work out a plan together for our future.

Jeff noted that the City has twice formed tree code task forces but the remains incomplete.  He see LIDAR technology for tracking our tree canopy.

2] The second question addressed a parking shortage in the Lake Grove business sector.  Ali and Katherine were not familiar with the parking discussions within the the Boones Ferry project and stated they needed to learn more. Jeff indicated that he wanted to see parking issues discussed in the plan to be addressed further.  Trudy expressed how the lack of adequate parking is a big constraint the hurts business and needs to be addressed.

3] The third question was on the sorry state of the Lake Grove Swim Park and what might be done about it.  Trudy said the issue requires negotiations between the City and LO School District.  Katherine talked on the importance of the park that it was falling apart and needed more funding.  She would like to see it opened year around.  Ali agreed with the others comments and saw the need to gather the collective wisdom of all parties.  He feels the property needs to be more fully used.  Jeff felt it would be helpful if the School District was no longer involved with the park and turned their interest over to the City.

4] Dan asked candidates to address traffic concerns, in particular speeding and cut through traffic.  Katherine thought the speed could be reduced below 25 mph in residential areas, more speed bumps added and more enforcement.  Ali also favored more speed bumps but also though speed indicator monitors were also useful. Jeff noted the danger to our City traffic from the implementation of tolling on I-205 and I-5 and felt the Council need to more strongly address the potential increase from tolling on our traffic.  Trudy agreed with the others comments and added that better timing of lights on our main streets could be helpful.  

5] Dan’s final question for the candidates was how to protect our recreational properties with property values soaring.  Ali wanted to see more support for Parks and Rec and perhaps up their budget a bit.  Katherine emphasized the Importance of parks and not selling off any of our park land.  Trudy agreed with the other comments but added that Parks and Rec needs also to adjust to changing recreation over times and cited the surge in pickle ball popularity.  Jeff cited that the City needs to more plan communities better and cited Mountain Park as an example of how the Stafford are might be developed.

This concluded our Candidate forum. Dan thanked the participants and adjourned the meeting at 8:15.

Our next meeting will be Thursday October 20.

Lake Grove Farmers’ Market (2022)

Every Other Sunday
October 2-November 27

Hallmark Drive in Lake Oswego

The Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market celebrates farmers and foodies alike, offering the finest foods and agricultural products in the Pacific Northwest.  Guests can expect a variety of fresh produce, meats, artisan baked goods, handcrafted products and hot food offerings.  Parking available thanks to our generous partners at: 

  • Lake Grove Elementary – 15777 Boones Ferry Road
  • Acme Construction Supply – 4040 SW Douglas Way
  • Go To Ortho & Summit Orthopaedics – 4103 Mercantile Drive
  • The Dischinger Team Orthodontics – 3943 SW Douglas Way

For additional information and a list of vendors, please visit the website at www.lakeoswego.city/lgfm

Minutes, July 2022

July 21, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting

Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:03

Attendees: 

Board members:  Dan Anderson,  Mike Buck, Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Jerry Nierengarten, Trudy Corrigan

Guests:  Walt Buckley

***** Chair report ****

Dan told the Board our annual meeting will be held on October 22.  Eric from City Planning will gives a presentation on the affect of State Measure H2001 Low Income Housing on Lake Oswego.  The measure will allow duplex, triplex and quadplex on  lots zoned for only single family homes.

EcoHome has also been invited to make a presentation.  The volunteer ecology group has been invited to talk to us before but has had difficulty lining up a speaker for our group.

The Habitat for Humanity affordable home project at Upper and Boones Ferry has been moving forward meetings with the City.  A neighborhood meeting will be held on Monday August 7.  Ken Sandblast and representatives from Humanity for Humanity will be there for presentation and questions.  There is going to be a left turn-lane added on south-bound Boones Ferry to allow additional access to the property in addition to the right-turn access on Boones Ferry. Trees in the median will have to be removes for the new left-turn lane.

***** Neighbor input  – Walt *****

 

Walt commented that traffic seems a bit lighter after the completion of the Boone Ferry Project.  He noted some neighborhood signs are missing that directed folks to Lake Grove Presbyterian and to KinderCare.

***** Director Reports *****

Mike reported on meetings of Lake Grove Businessmen and the City.  Jim Bateman from the City indicated that Holiday lighting was already expensive and took three weeks to install.  Lake Grove Businesses will continue to solicit the city for more help and funding for decorations.  LG businesses voted to approve the purchase of about $80 worth of red and gold ribbons to hang from 48 lampposts along Boones Ferry.

Mike and Trudy are trying to get holiday tree banners for Lake Grove

Yoko report on her preparations for the Ice Cream Social for Lake Grove which our Board has arranged for our neighbors on August  9 at Iron Mountain Park with music from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  

[note:  the Ice Cream Social was very successful with about 50 guests, music for two hours, police, fireman and a firetruck.

Our next meeting will be September 15.

Minutes, June 2022

June 16, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting

Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00

Attendees: 

Board members:  Dan Anderson, Mike Buck,  Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Jerry Nierengarten

Guests:  None, no neighbors in attendance

***** Chair report ****

Dan attended the Pre-Ap PA 22-0048  the Habit for Humanity Project on Upper and Bones Ferry.  Permit is the same as was approved before the site was sold. A neighborhood meeting will occur in the next 45 days [July 25, LG Presbyterian Church 6:00 pm]

Dan noted that the West Lake Grove [WLG] design restriction changes have not yet been approved but we hope that this will occur before the end of summer. Siding for this project could be an issue if not approved as the wish to use a composite which the old design restrictions would not allow.  Habitat for Humanity wanted an online neighborhood meeting but this requires approval from the LGNA Chair and Dan denied this.

At the Pre-Ap, Dan indicated approval for an affordable housing project of this typeset wanted the end hob left over between Boones Ferry and Upper Drive made into something.  Habitat could retain right-of-way but perhaps they could install a connecting sidewalk to the various units.  [ a good question for their neighborhood presentation ]

$2.5 million may be available for a joint parking site for Boones Ferry merchants and restaurants  with leftover Boones Ferry Project funds.  This means that the Oakridge property is still under consideration for this [next to Wells Fargo, across for the Post Office].

***** Director Reports*****

Mike Buck talked to Jim Bateman about the possibility that our light poles may get Christmas decorations like they do in the old Oswego side of town.  Lake Oswego City Manage may review this to give little more equity for our business district here.

Mike indicated that Iron Mountain Park is going to need volunteer and City help to remove evasive plants.  He hopes that fire prevention funds might contribute to this.

Yoko Kinoshita discussed plans for the August 2 Ice Cream Social.  She chatted with the Fire Department and they will be coming out for the event.  August 2 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Dan indicated we can use one of our two annual mailing to get this information out to our neighbors and this can be sent out shortly.

Meeting adjourned  7:50 pm

Next meeting will be July 21

Annual General Membership Meeting 2022

Thursday September 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4044 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, OR (corner of Upper Drive/Reese Road). We meet at the main level Patio room.

Agenda

  • LO City Council Candidates Forum. We have invited candidates to speak, followed by neighbor questions. Candidates are John Wendland, Katherine Lupton, Jeff Gudman, Trudy Corrigan (Lake Grove), Charles Bryan, and Ali Afghan.
  • Call for Neighborhood Association volunteers. Lake Grove residents are encouraged to join
  • Annual Election of Neighborhood Association board and officers
  • Approval of By-law changes to make the office of Treasurer optional
  • Neighbor Social after the forum and election

Neighborhood boards are advisory. The city looks to the board for suggestions, insights, and recommendations to maintain and improve the beauty and livability of our neighborhood

LGNA Board Members: Dan Anderson, Trudy Corrigan, Chuck Fisher, Audrey Block, Mike Buck, Yoko Kinoshita