Newsline, August 2, 2011

Skyline Rural Watch Newsline

Mailbox: newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Urgent: alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Phone: (503) 621-3501

August 2nd, 2011


August 6 Work Party @ Skyline Grange
This work party on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to noon is dedicated to preparing Grange building and grounds for the Summer Gathering.  Volunteer to help.  Plenty of tasks to chose from - inside and outside work, light work and heavier work.  Dress for the weather.  If you have, bring rake, weed wacker, shovel, lopers, clippers, and gloves.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  For more information, contact Tracy Waters at 503-285-3530.

No Longer Available at Present:  firewood & wood chips.

SRN Summer Gathering Auction Donations:

Please deliver all auction donations to Brooks Hill church no later than Saturday, August 13. It takes time to process and inventory the donations so bringing them early is much appreciated by the volunteer auction team. You will need to make prior arrangements with Cindy to drop off items after August 13.
All proceeds from the Gathering support SRN’s educational activities. Your donations help us bring you the email Newsling that you are reading, the quarterly Ridge Runner, our website, community meetings, the Country Living series, weed control efforts, and annual SOLV clean-ups. Since SRN is a nonprofit, charitable organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Go to Summer Gathering August 21, 2011 for more information


Oregon Food Bank Needs Our Help: 
  1. Since the beginning of the recession, emergency food box distribution increased by 17%.  Of people receiving emergency food 33% are children.  For more information, visit
  2. Donate Extra Garden Produce:  Your garden excess could help provide fresh fruits and vegetable to the tri-county area. Less perishable fruits and vegetables are best, such as carrots, potatoes, onions, melons, squash, cukes, eggplant, beets, and the prolific zucchini.  Herbs are welcome to spice up food staples.  Drop your garden produce at OFB West, 1870 NW 173rd, Beaverton, OR 97006.  It is just off of NW Cornell Road.  Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.        
  3. Take Non-Perishable Food Donations to Skyline Grange:  OFB is in need of non-perishable, nutritious foods, such as powdered milk, canned meats, dried beans, cereals, peanut butter, and canned fruits and vegetables.  Drop your non-perishable donations in the OFB Collection Box located at the entry way of Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.  Please do not bring garden produce or perishable or frozen items to the Grange. 


Multnomah County Land Use News
Multnomah County Land Use & Transportation Program
1600 SE 190TH Ave., Portland, OR 97233
Phone 503-988-3043.  Fax 503-988-3389.
Notice of Administrative Decision
Case #:                  T2-2011-1484
Location:   10509 NW Cornelius Pass Road
Decision:   Approved with Conditions:  A permit for construction of a 120-foot tall wireless communications tower with a stealth mono-fir design on property zoned for Rural Residential and with Slope Hazard and Significant Environmental Concern (wildlife habitat) overlays.  Further details, visit  Unless appealed, this decision is effective, Friday, August 5, 2011 at 4 p.m.  An appeal requires a $250.00 fee and must state the specific legal grounds on which it is based. To obtain appeal forms or information on the procedure, contact the Land Use Planning offices at 1600 SE 190th Avenue (Phone: 503-988-3043). This decision cannot be appealed to the Land Use Board of Appeals until all local appeals are exhausted.   For further information on this case, contact Don Kienholz, Staff Planner at 503-988-3043, ext. 29270.
14 Day Opportunity to Comment
Case #:                  T2-2011-1706
Location:   17817 NW Skyline Blvd
Proposal:   Application for Significant Environmental Concern Permit for Wildlife Habitat in order to build an accessory building in the Commercial Forest Use-2 Zone and within the Significant Environmental Concern Overlay Zone for Wildlife Habitat.
Comment Period: Written comments regarding this application will be accepted if received at Land Use by 4 p.m. on August 13, 2011.  Comments should be directed toward approval criteria applicable to the request.  For further information regarding this application, contact George Plummer, Staff Planner at 503-988-3043, x 29152 or email at george [dot] a [dot] plummer [at] multco [dot] us<george [dot] a [dot] plummer [at] multco [dot] us (mailto:george [dot] a [dot] plummer [at] multco [dot] us).  The Planning Director will render a decision after the comment period.



Resource Directory
As a service to neighbors, SRN publishes a listing of local government agencies and businesses in the Skyline Resource Directory. Follow the links in this section to view its contents and learn how to add a business or agency listing.
Listing of organizations and businesses herein does not imply any endorsement of SRN nor does it imply a lack of endorsement for similar organizations or businesses not included.

About the Newsline:

Skyline Rural Watch Newsline is a part of Skyline Ridge Neighbors (SRN) and has been produced since June 1994 as a means to communicate neighborhood information. The Newsline is produced by Laurel Erhardt (editor) with help from Miles Merwin, Libby Merwin, Sharon Barthmaier, and Sen Speroff.

The Newsline depends on you as a source of accurate information about local crimes, upcoming events, and other news pertinent to the area.  If you have information you would like considered for the Newsline, you may do so by e-mailing the information to newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org, or leaving a message at (503) 621-3501. Urgent, timely items (crimes, lost pets) should be emailed to alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org.

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About Skyline Ridge Neighbors:

SRN is a neighborhood association serving much of unincorporated northwest Multnomah County and some adjacent areas within the city of Portland.  SRN is registered as a neighborhood association within Multnomah County, registered as a non-profit public benefit corporation with the State of Oregon and approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS Code. SRN is operated by volunteers and with donated funds entirely.

If you would like to donate to SRN in support of its activities, such as this free Newsline service and the publication of its quarterly Skyline Ridge Runner, send your donation to “Skyline Ridge Neighbors”, c/o Karen Garber, 16238 NW McNamee Rd., Portland, OR 97231 Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.





Publication date: 
Tue, 08/02/2011