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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


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.


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

Minutes, July 2022

July 21, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting

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


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


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.


  • 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

Neighborhood Night Out (Ice Cream Social) 

With The Lake Oswego Fire Department

Tuesday August 2, 2022; 7:00-9:00 P.M.
@ Iron Mountain Park,
2401 Iron Mountain Road

Lake Oswego Fire Department:  Ben Sanders, Lieutenant at Station 211, will give a Fire Truck Tour and stickers for children

  • The next monthly board member meeting is September 15, 2022, @ Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. (3rd. Thursday of the Month). No August meeting
  • LGNA Board Members: Dan Anderson, Audrey Block, Mike Buck, Trudy Corrigan, Chuck Fisher, Jerry Nierengarten, Yoko Kinoshita-Gorman.
  • Website:

Neighborhood Meeting for Townhome Development, Mon. July 25

There will be a neighborhood meeting for 23 townhomes proposed at 16858 Boones Ferry Road, between Washington Court and Upper Drive. It will be 6pm Monday July 25, 2022 at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive. For more information, contact Ken Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, 503-684-0652. The Lake Oswego city application number is LU 22-0048 (see also the original 2018 application, LU18-0024).

Update: On Wed. June 21, 2023 at 7pm, there will be a Development Review Commission meeting on this development. For details, see

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