1. MARSHALL PARK CONDEMNED FOOTBRIDGE:
Susan Meamber, Portland Parks Project Manager for the bridge project, gave us an update on the condemned footbridge in Marshall Park. A new study including geo technical information came up with two other alternative sites for the bridge, both of them close to the current bridge. The one closest to the bridge had many advantages (easiest, cheapest, smallest footprint) and the neighbors at the meeting thought this would be a good choice. Susan will post information on the Portland Parks site so that other neighbors and park users can comment on the new proposed location. Construction is still planned for Spring 2009, with completion before June 30. Susan also mentioned that the budget for this bridge has already been approved and is not currently at risk.
2. CRIME REPORT:
Officer Caspar, our neighborhood liaison police officer, gave us an update on burglaries in the area. These are daytime briglaries when when people are at work. One was near 18th and Broadleaf, right here in our neigborhood. Please be safe - make sure all doors and windows are securely locked at all times. And leave lights on when you are away from your home.
3. OPEN POSITIONS:
Marshall Park Neighborhood Association needs to fill several volunteer positions. Interest and enthusiasm is all that's needed. It's very easy. We need three representatives to attend the monthly meetings of the SWNI committees for Schools, Trails, and Transportation. Be the voice of Marshall Park at the committee meetings, and then give us a short report on the committee's activies at our MPNA meeting. If you're interested in any of these please contact the MPNA Chair.