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Neighborhood cleanup day 2019

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP

May 18, 2019            10-noon, lunch 12-1

We will be doing 4 projects:

  • Ivy abatement in PKW green spaces
  • Preparing the pool furniture for the summer season
  • Scrubbing up the mailboxes
  • Picking up trash from the entrance to PKW up the road to the MAX station

Bring your own gloves and wear your Peterkort t-shirt (if you have one).  We have a few extra t-shirts (come early if you want one) and we have some bright vests you can borrow so we can all be seen for safety.

Please RSVP by May 3 so we can order enough food for lunch

Marilyn Gray 503-936-4608 or PKWsocial@gmail.com

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Learn to play Texas Hold’em, Round 3

Texas Hold’em

Thursday, June 16th at 7 pm at the Peterkort Woods Clubhouse.

Come join your neighbors in a fun card game.  Beginners and experts welcome!

If you like, bring you own beverages and snacks to share.

This now a regular third Thursday game.

Questions or need more information?

Contact Gerald and Jennifer Amrein: 503-330-5449 0r gerald.amrein@gmail.com

Or fill out a contact form.

Update:COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY April 30th, 2016

More than 20 PKW residents participated in this year’s event.  The group broke up into four groups: wetlands cleanup, mailbox cleanup, picnic table assembly, and plantings.

Wetlands 

A small group of volunteers  removed trash in the wetlands area to our north.  (They were careful not to disturb any wildlife.)

Mailboxes

Tape residue, algae, dirt, and other substances were removed from the community mailboxes.

Tables

There are now two new tables at the pool and one each at the two urban parks and the great lawn gazebo.

Planting 

In cooperation with CleanWater Services, the Tualatin River Watershed Council donated 100 trees, shrubs, and plants to our HOA to be planted in the areas adjacent to the wetlands.  Our crew planted 70 of these along Johnson Creek in the Merrit Woods Natural Area.

Lunch

Lunch was served afterwards at the Clubhouse.

A special thanks to Sunrise Bagels (10902 SW Barnes Rd) for providing the sandwiches!

Original post: Help cleanup and beautify the areas surrounding our wonderful community.

We’ll break into teams and tackle several different areas such as:

Prepare ground and Plant NW Natives in selected areas of the community.

Clean Mailboxes, and TBD odd jobs within Peterkort.

Wetlands and surrounding neighborhood  trash collection.
We’ll meet at the Clubhouse at 10am for assignments and work together till noon. Lunch will be provided at the Clubhouse.
We will have basic supplies on hand such as garbage bags but please bring your own gloves if desired.
Lunch and T-shirts will be provided! To help defray the costs, please bring $5/person.

Please RSVP by April 11th so we can get a count for lunch, T-shirts, and hats. When signing up, if you have a shirt from last year, let us know! Otherwise, please indicate what size t-shirt to order or if you would prefer a baseball hat.

 

 

 

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Morrison Street barricade update May 30th, 2015

I was advised that the Planning Department was supposed to send the final report to everyone who sent letters to them, so many of you on this list have probably already received the report, but to those of you who did not, here are a few highlights.  As you will see, part of the report was a response to concerns expressed in our letters.
1.  The project was approved “with conditions.”
     –  The parcel will be divided into three parcels – one for the existing house and garage and two additional parcels
     –   According to the zoning, they could have tried to put as many as 5 parcels in, but with questions around the flood plain, they settled on three
     –  There will be a private road through the middle of the parcel, which will provide access to two of the parcels, and the third ( the one next to Peterkort) will have its own driveway
     –  This is not a building permit – that will come later
2.  The barricade will be moved
     –  It will move from where it is up Morrison Street to the eastern edge of this parcel
     –  The planners cite previous agreements when the Peterkort development was completed that indicate that the barrier was always intended to be temporary.  (they indicated that it had signs on it that said that, but I never saw any signs like that)
     –  They indicate that they will try to move the barrier prior to construction.  This is because they don’t want the increased construction traffic to have to go through the “substandard” eastern part of Morrison – up to 95th.  So, that means the construction vehicles will be going through Peterkort
     –  They also indicate that the barrier cannot be removed right now because Morrison Street up to 95th does not meet the County Road standards.  However, they also indicate that as soon as Morrison can be improved to those standards ( width, etc) then the barrier will be removed – no time frame on that
3.  They will provide screening and buffering along the western edge of the property ( the one next to the trail and Peterkort)
     –  This will be done according to the regulations for Type 2 Screening – a minimum of 2 canopy trees and 4 understory trees for every 100 lineal feet, with an S-1 fence (5 foot tall, wood/cyclone barrier
4.  Street improvements
     –  They will be putting in sidewalks on Morrison street
     –  Street lighting may be put in and they will review/decide if light shielding is to be installed to minimize glare impacts
     –  They will provide street trees, but I was unclear how that impacts the current trees
So, while our questions and concerns were heard and addressed, this is not the outcome we had hoped for.  We can, of course appeal, but given that the regulations appear to support their decision, my view is that that would be a waste of our time.
I do hope I captured the most important parts of the report, but if I missed something, please let me know.  I want to again thank everyone for their interest and their support in writing letters and making phone calls to the planners.  If anyone who did not receive a copy of this report wants to get one, the planner’s name is Ryan Marquardt and his phone number is (503) 846-3872.  ( the report was actually signed by Wayne Hayson, who is the Principal Planner)  The Casefile number is 14-472-P.  It runs about 40 pages.
Thanks,
Harlen Springer

Pool is open!

As of Saturday May 23rd, the pool is open.

A new FOB system for the pool gates and clubhouse doors has been installed but is not fully functional until the internet connection is fixed on Tuesday.  For now, the pool gates will be chained and locked every evening after 900pm and unlocked in the morning.

The pool tables will be painted next week.  So if you see some of them missing for a couple of days, dont be alarmed.

Every effort was made to correct the two issues mentioned above before the pool was opened.  The gate lock vendor even made a trip to the clubhouse on a Saturday to work on the connectivity problem.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Let me know if you have any questions.

robert