Glenmorrie Water Co-Op Update April 20, 2017

To All Glenmorrie Water Co-Op Members:

The Glenmorrie Water Co-Op system had a power outage last night, April 19, that disabled the upper well pump and resulted in total depletion of the reservoir. Although we have a backup battery alert system that monitors the reservoir level, that system inexplicably failed, so our first awareness was from a call early this morning by a member with no water.

Accordingly, the power problem was immediately corrected and full water supply and pressure have been restored throughout the system. However, the initial refilling of the empty reservoir caused the agitation of some minor accumulated sediment so a small amount of cloudy water may be briefly evident before clearing. We have chlorinated the reservoir as a precaution so your water should be back to safe and totally normal conditions once any cloudiness clears. Note that it is very likely that no such cloudiness will even be evident.

We will be checking out the cause(s) for this incident and making the necessary corrections to assure your usual ongoing supply of clear, safe water. Coincidentally, we have been attempting to incorporate a more timely member alert system to immediately advise of any such incidents. If you are a newer Co-Op member or have never submitted the Emergency Contact Information form that was included in earlier 2016 water bills, please request same via a direct email to our system manager, Dick DeChaine, at rbdechaine@msn.com, phone 503-310-1245.

Thank you,
Ed Hepp
Glenmorrie Water Co-Op Board Member

Marylhurst partition meeting set for April 18

Marylhurst University is submitting an application for a land partition for some of its property at the university’s current campus. A required meeting with the neighborhood has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Old Library Room of the BP John Administrative Building at Marylhurst. 

According to William Rasmussen, a partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, the firm preparing the partition for Marylhurst, there are no current plans for new construction on the campus. The university, he said in an email, is for the university to “have its options open in the future.”

Important meetings coming up

The city of Lake Oswego has scheduled several meetings to address topics that could impact residents in the Glenmorrie Neighborhood and other surrounding neighborhoods as well. For further information on any of the following meetings, please contact the city’s  Planning and Building Services department. 

  • A meeting to address a proposed zone change on the Lake Corps Power Station Property, which is located in George Rogers Park. (The property is actually in the Hallinan Neighborhood.) The city would like to change the zinging from R-7.5 (single-family residential) to Park and Natural Area to “achieve consistency with the Comprehensive Plan designation of ‘PNA’ for this property.” The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15,2017, in the city council chamber at city hall.

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  • A public hearing before the Development Review Commission is set for 7 p.m., Monday, March 20, at city hall. The hearing will address Mary’ Woods proposal to build an assisted living facility at 17400 Holy Names Drive. (The application has already been “accepted as complete.” The public hearing is a requirement of the development process. More information about Mary’s Woods’ project can be found here.

Mary’s Woods proposes another 48-unit building, hosts meeting Nov. 15

About a year after the city of Lake Oswego approved Mary’s Woods’ plans to expand its campus with nine new buildings and 200 residential units, the retirement and assisted living community is proposing an additional 48-unit building for the campus.

The additional building would be for assisted living and would provide “assisted living services to residents beyond those provided within our apartments and villa homes in our congregate care setting,” according to a letter from Marvin Kaiser, CEO of Mary’s Woods.

If approved, the building would be on the Mary’s Woods campus at 17399 Holy Names Drive.

Mary’s Woods will host a public, informational meeting about the project from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, 97034.

Anyone who may have questions in advance or who would like to reserve a seat should contact Linda Werthessen, marketing and communications coordinator for Mary’s Woods, at 503-675-2442.

More information about the campus expansion can be found in this earlier post.

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A rendering of the expansion planned for Mary’s Woods, without an additional 48-unit assisted living building that has also been proposed. 

Candidates forum this weekend!

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear all of the candidates for Lake Oswego City Council and the Lake Oswego Mayor’s office in a forum organized by the Hallinan Neighborhood and the Glenmorrie Neighborhood this weekend.

The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 9, at Hallinan Elementary School. All the candidates running for local city offices have indicated that they will attend.

Residents and neighbors are encouraged to attend and ask questions during the event. The format will be similar to one used during a forum the neighborhoods hosted in 2014. 

Neighborhood Meeting on New Six-Lot Development

The Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association has received a letter from engineer Bruce Goldson of Theta LLC in regard to a proposed 6-lot subdivision at 1107 Yates St.

Theta is representing the owner of the property, and as per the requirements of LOC Chapter 50.07.003.1.f., members of the recognized neighborhood associations and surrounding property owners are invited to a public meeting to find out more about the proposal.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at 1107 Yates St., Lake Oswego, OR, 97034.

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The 2016 Glenmorrie Neighborhood Ivy Pull — April 24!

It’s that time of year again — time for the annual Glenmorrie Neighborhood Ivy Pull!

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This year’s neighborhood event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, rain or shine. Neighbors who can lend a hand should meet at one of three locations throughout the neighborhood: at the footbridge along Old River Drive, the lower Glenmorrie Terrace Greenway or at Lilli Lane for miscellaneous clean-up throughout the neighborhood.

Please come prepared with gloves, pruners, and any other that might come in handy.

As always, a neighborhood barbecue will follow immediately after the pulling’s done. The festivities will be at 16795 Old River Road.

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Not up for pulling ivy? No worries, just come to the barbecue!

For more information, contact the neighborhood association. Check out last year’s event, too. It was a blast!

Many thanks in advance, especially to Judy Dauble, who’s spearheaded this fun community event for years. See you Sunday!