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December 2022 News

Dear Neighbors,

Welcome to several new newsletter subscribers!

We hope you have a wonderful, prosperous and safe holiday season.

Here’s some new images from the neighborhood.

The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

A few holiday lights from the neighborhood
Send yours to Instagram @enaoswego

Progress on the canal bridge connecting the Evergreen Neighborhood to Lakewood

Other recent news……….

Love Lake Oswego Police

Officer Tony Sparling recently contacted our ENA to let us know he is the police departments new liaison to neighborhood associations. Tom Newton, ENA Chair and Wiley Campbell, head of our Traffic Committee, seized the opportunity to sit down with Tony and talk about the ENA.
We were so impressed that he had taken the time to research the ENA by visiting our website.

Tony mostly wanted to learn about our neighborhood and make sure we knew he was a resource if needed.

Tom and Wiley provided him a list of concerns that have been discussed previosly by the ENA.

  • Blind area from hedge at 10th and Evergreen. Many dangerous close calls
  • Teenagers on eBikes and scooters creating dangerous situations
  • Speeding through the neighborhood
    (Somewhat mitigated by the bridge closure)
  • Dangerous pedestrian crossing at 5th and A
  • Drivers running or roll stopping at the stop sign at 6th and Evergreen
  • Church playground as a late-night teenage hangout.
  • Request to get Neighborhood crime stats to share?

He encouraged us to contact him at any time for assistance or additional concerns. He asked us to remind people that the LO Police have a tip line that can be used to report any concerns (anonymously if you like).

Tony could not have been more receptive and helpful and provided his contact info:

Tony Sparling| Adult Resource Officer
Lake Oswego Police Department
503.635.0221 (desk) / 503-635-0238 (24/7 non-emergency)

Home Tear Downs

You may have noticed a home on Cabana Lane and one on Evergreen Road that have been nearly completely torn down in preparation for a “remodel”. There has been a local outcry about the current code that has very few restrictions on remodels that are effectively new construction. A coalition of neighborhood associations have asked the city planning department to revise the code. New language has been developed that includes a requirement that 50% of the exterior to remain to qualify as a remodel. A public hearing is underway.

If you are interested, the hearing before the LO Planning Commission is on Monday, December 12th at 6:30PM (Case Number LU 22-0008 / Ordinance 2891)