Bryant Road Lot Dividing

I wanted to inform everyone that the lot located at 19155 Bryant Road is being divided into 2 lots for 2 new homes.  According to the meeting minutes (link below), the lots will still abide by the R-10 zone.  The lot is not in the Westridge neighborhood, but I still wanted to inform everyone.  If you have more questions or concerns that were not addressed in the meeting minutes, contact the developer: 503-636-5600 jshrope@renaissance.com

Here is the location for reference:

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Minutes Link: 19155 Bryant Road Meeting Minutes 20170808

Westridge Neighborhood’s National Night Out Block Party

Tuesday, August 1ST
5 Buckingham Terrace
5:30-8:30pm

Join us for a block party on National Night Out. Come celebrate, meet your neighbors and have a good time. Buckingham Terrace will be blocked off between Westridge Dr. and Westminister Dr. for safety. There will be a bouncy house, water balloons and other activities for the kids to enjoy. Also, a fire truck or police car will stop by at some point in the party. Hot dogs will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share. Alcohol is allowed for adults, so BYOB.  If would like to help setup or are able to bring a table and or chairs, please let us know. Donations will be taken to help fund next year’s block party. See you there!

Please RSVP to Megan or Taylor to help us with party supply estimations, 503-638-0599

Latest Threat to Our Neighborhood: House Bill 2007

Proposed property zoning regulations will allow developers to build duplexes in any Oregon neighborhood with single family homes.  In other words, your neighbor’s house can be replaced with a duplex without notice and without you having any recourse.  State of Oregon HB 2007 started out as a laudable effort to require faster processing of permits for affordable housing projects.  It has now expanded into a sweeping attempt to overrule local control over land use policy by overruling zoning ordinances established by City Hall.  This is a first in a series of bills related to property issues that is being proposed by our state legislators

Follow the money:  The Oregon Home Builders Association is behind this proposed bill.

Follow the social engineers:  1000 Friends of Oregon are also sponsoring this bill.  They feel it is important to make available more affordable housing. In fact the consequences in the long run will be less affordable housing and a reduction of single family homes.

Follow the government:  Speaker Tina Kotek in sponsoring HB 2007.  With her help we can expect another layer of policing and regulation which will impact our property rights.  Kotek obviously has her priorities mixed up.  We want less government, not another burden on the taxpayers.

HB 2007 is being referred on a fast tract to Ways & Means in early June so please act soon.  Here are a few options:

1. Voice your opinion by mailing a hard copy letter to our state representatives which will be more effective than emailing.

2. If you do not have time to mail something, write an email or call.  Here are the important contacts:

Senator Richard Devlin, S 213, 900 Court St. N.E., Salem OR 97301
Sen.RichardDevlin@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1719

Rep. Ann Lininger, H-485, 900 Court St. N.E. Salem OR  97301
rep.annlininger@state.or.us
503-986-1438

You might get in touch with Mayor Studebaker and our City Council members: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/mayor-and-council

Taking a few minutes of your time to contact these folks could end up saving you a lot of grief.

-Dave Sengenberger

 

 

New Westridge Park Play Structure

I wanted to inform everyone that we are getting a new play structure at Westridge Park (upper playground).  Demolition will be begin this Thursday (4/13) and the new play structure should be installed by the end of the month.  I was told this should be a pretty significant upgrade and just in time for some good weather…

Guest Speaker: Upcoming Bond Measure

LOSD to Present and Discuss Upcoming Bond Measure

Where: Westridge Elementary School Gym
When: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 7pm

  • Hear about the findings of the recent school assessment study, including the condition of all K-12 buildings and specific repairs that are needed.
  • Get first-hand information on the upcoming school bond measure from the LO School Board.
  • Learn more about the campaign supporting the school bond from members of the Keep Lake Oswego Schools First coalition
  • Q&A to follow presentation

We will hold a quick Westridge Neighborhood Association meeting @ 7pm prior to the guest speaker:

  • 2017 Neighborhood directory update
  • Neighborhood enhancement grant voting
  • Sidewalk maintenance reminder (shrubs and snow)

For more information, contact our Neighborhood Association Chair, Taylor Finley, 503-729-3396

Westridge Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes

Westridge Neighborhood Association Meeting November 29, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by board president, Dave Sengenberger.  The board members present: Dave Sengenberger, Taylor Finley, Ruth Bregar, and Bill Bregar.  Absent: Angie Baker. There were a total of 12 people in attendance.

Dave read the minutes from the October board meeting.  The minutes were approved as read.

Neighbors then went around the table and introduced themselves.

The treasurers report:

There is about $1,800 in the Westridge account.

Dave set the date of the next general meeting for March 14, 2017.  The board meeting will be held on February 7, 2017.

The following people were nominated and approved as new board members: Rebecca Weinstein and Kristen Hilton.

Old business:

Dave spearheaded a discussion about speeding in the neighborhood. The city manager, Scott Lazenby, suggested that neighbors call the non-emergency police number and report the license plates of offenders. The police department will then contact the speeding parties and remind them to obey the speed limit and to come to a full stop at the stop signs.  Taylor will put this information on the WNA website.  The information will go out to all the people for whom Taylor has email addresses.

Leann Barrett suggested having speakers at the general meetings.  She noted that attendance for the meetings goes way up when there is a speaker.   Taylor moved that the board should have a goal to get a speaker for the general meetings.  The motion passed.

New Business:

Dave brought up the subject of updating the neighborhood directory. There will be a committee to work on the directory.  There are 196 homes in Westridge. There has been a lot of turnover recently.  Angie Baker volunteered to help as did Kristen, Dave, Taylor, and Bill.  Since neighbors are reluctant to have a digital directory, the update will be a hard copy.

The next topic was walkability of sidewalks in the neighborhood.  A motion passed to have Taylor approach the city and get a document citing the code for keeping sidewalks clear of debris and obstruction.  If there is a problem property, the board will notify the homeowner using the city form.

Dave recognized Taylor for all his work on the Website.  WNALO.org.  Taylor updates the site every couple of weeks with pertinent information.

 

Future business:

Dave reported that the city planners were pushing for both high density and affordable housing.  The city code is complex.  There was a proposed multi-building duplex in the Evergreen neighborhood that the planning commission approved.  However, the Development Review Board voted it down.  Dave’s concern is that the zoning codes in any neighborhood could be changed and multi-family housing could  be constructed, even in Westridge.

A motion was passed to have a member of the school board speak at the next WNA meeting in March.

Carolee Lamata (?) spoke about trying to get the city to help pay to improve Barton Road.  The rain runoff adversely affects properties along the road.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm

A brief board meeting followed with election of officers.  They are as follows:  President, Taylor Finley; Secretary, Rebecca Weinstein; and Treasurer, Bill Bregar.  Ruth Bregar, Kristen Hilton, and Angie Baker will be directors.

A Prep Westridge meeting was held at 8:00.

Submitted by,

Ruth Bregar

Westridge Neighborhood Association Meeting 11/29 7PM

Please come, meet some neighbors, voice your opinion and get involved!

When: Tuesday, November 29th , 7:00 pm

Where: Westridge Elementary School Library

AGENDA for General Meeting 7-7:45pm
• Proposed schedule for future general and board meetings
• Election of next Board of Directors
• Update on Speeding Drivers problem   (includes running stop signs)
• Additional policing and reporting violators to police department
• Ways to keep sidewalks maintained for walkability
• Form a Neighborhood Directory Committee
• Entertain other issues of concern to the Neighborhood

AGENDA for Board Meeting 7:45-8pm
• Board to determine offices of newly elected Board members

Prep Westridge Meeting 8-8:30pm
• Taylor Finley will present on Earthquake Preparedness

Can’t make it? Meeting minutes will be posted to WNALO.ORG

Blue Heron Neighborhood Food Drive, Nov 5th & 6th

pantryI wanted to notify our neighborhood a food drive in the Blue Heron neighborhood.  This would be a good time to clean our your pantry of items that you’re not going to eat, or that you would be willing to donate.

For those who use extra canned food for emergency preparedness supplies, this would be a good time to donate your stored food and refresh your supply before it goes bad.

Details:
Blue Heron Neighborhood Food Drive
November 5th & 6th
Bring your donations to: 17391 Cardinal Drive

Here is the full flier: tualatin-school-house-pantry-flier

STOP THE SPEEDERS !

It has become apparent that there is a noticeable increase in the number of people driving too fast through our neighborhood, especially on blind curves and down Hillshire and Westridge Drives.  It is only a matter time before we will experience a serious automobile accident possibly injuring one of our children . . . unless we soon change the behavior of those drivers putting us at risk.

Our City Manager, Scott Lazenby, has indicated that our police department can do some targeted enforcement.  With the help of the neighborhood residents, we can forward the license number and the respective violation (estimated speed, reckless driving, running stop signs, etc.) to our chief of police (djohnson@lakeoswego.city) or to our city manager slazenby@lakeoswego.city.  Scott’s phone: 503-635-0214. They will follow up with a letter to the respective driver.  Hopefully this will make an impression.

If the problem becomes more widespread, then there are a variety of traffic calming tools that the city can use.  Speed bumps are discouraged by our Fire Department since they tend to damage the underside of their trucks.  If you would like to discuss this issue, please give me a call.

 

Dave Sengenberger

Westridge Neighborhood Chair    503-638-0743

Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forums & Debates

For those of you who would like to be better informed on the issues facing our local leaders and hear how they intend to address some of these current problems, listed below are two events that you may wish to attend.

Schedule for Lake Oswego
MAYORAL and CITY COUNCIL
CANDIDATE FORUMS & DEBATES

Sponsor: Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
Crown Plaza Hotel   14811 Kruse Oaks Blvd.
Thursday, September 29   7:00 – 9:00  am

Sponsor:  LOCAL  (Lake Oswego Citizens Action League)
Lake Oswego High School
Sunday, October   2:00 –  3:30  pm