Sep 20, 2021 SNA Emergency Board Meeting

The SNA Board will hold a short 15-minute emergency board meeting on Monday Sep 20, 2021 from 6:00pm to 6:15pm to approve/reject the following time sensitive proposal. The meeting will be held over Zoom (link below). This meeting is open to the public.

ISSUE BEING VOTED ON:
Due to COVID-related financial losses during the 2020-2021 financial year, the City of Portland Printing office is adding a surcharge to our newsletter printing costs, bringing them from about $380/month to $535/month. We cannot afford that increase within our current budget. The next printing order is due to go out by Sep 25, 2021 before our next scheduled regular board meeting.
Phoenix Media is a printing shop located in Sunnyside at 2950 SE Stark St.
They have agreed to provide the printing service at the price of $400.00 for 3250 copies (our typical order), with an additional discount of $30 if we provide them with a standard ad space (similar to our other ad spaces), bringing the effective cost to $370, in line with our historic costs.
Newsletters will be printed on yellow paper as per current format, and bundled into 100s for distribution similarly to current practice. The only change is that the order will need to be picked up instead of delivered, but the pick up is right here in Sunnyside at 2950 SE Stark St.

The board will vote on approving/rejecting this change during the emergency meeting.

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Sep 9, 2021 SNA Board and General Meeting

The SNA Board and General Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, September 9 at from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This meeting is open to the public.
Times are approximate.  Agenda items subject to change.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.  All attendees will be muted upon entry into the meeting.  In order to ask a question or make a comment, please use the “Raise Hand” feature.  If accessing the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone app, you can do so via the “Raise hand button” in the “Participant” menu. If you are calling in to the meeting via phone, please dial *9.  You can learn more about how to use this feature here: https://www.techjunkie.com/zoom-raise-hand/

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Survey Results: New public trash cans coming to Sunnyside and SE Portland

In Fall 2021, the City will be adding 182 new public trash cans throughout Southeast Portland. The city has been actively seeking feedback from people who live or work in Southeast Portland on where the new cans should (or shouldn’t) be located.

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association conducted its own survey from May to July 2021. We collected feedback from 63 residents covering 31 intersections. The intersection with the most votes is SE Belmont St and SE 34th Ave with 10 votes. Second is SE Taylor St and SE Chavez Blvd with 5 votes. Detailed survey results are available on sunnysideportland.org under the Feedback section in the sidebar.

Adopt One Block in the Sunnyside Neighborhood

[See a more recent version of this map at https://sunnysideportland.org/adoptoneblock/]

As of July 22nd, over 80% of the blocks in Sunnyside have been adopted through Adopt One Block. We have 132 blocks adopted and only 28 blocks still seeking adoption. This is more than three times as many blocks adopted than when we started our neighborhood outreach in early April. We had 43 adopted blocks then. The areas marked in grey on the map have been adopted; areas in black still need adoption.

More information about Adopt One Block (including an updated map as well as information about how to adopt a block) is available at sunnysideportland.org under the Volunteer menu.

If you have adopted a block, please let our Cleanup Coordinator know so we can improve collaboration and coordination among block ambassadors as well as offer local support. So far, block ambassadors covering about 50 blocks have made themselves known. Those blocks are identified with a thin white line on the map. Your contact information will not be shared publicly, but knowing about you will allow our Cleanup Coordinator to privately connect adopters of neighboring blocks if they both choose.

To make yourself known to the SNA as a block ambassador, or if you ever need help with disposing of excess trash, dealing with larger items that have been dumped, needles or biohazard cleanup, please contact Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator at dawansv@gmail.com.