RRCO May 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to the River Road Community Organization eNewsletter.

Eugene Neighborhoods of the Year!
River Road & Santa Clara Community Organizations

for Santa Clara-River Road Outreach & Learning Project

The Santa Clara-River Road Outreach and Learning Project (SCRROL) was a joint project of the Santa Clara and River Road Community Organizations. RRCO and SCCO were nominated and received the WeGene Neighborhood(s) of the Year award this Spring.

In recognition of this award, Barbara Denlis from Santa Clara is traveling as Eugene’s neighborhood representative to the Neighborhoods USA Coference, held this year in Indianapolis
May 23-26. This is quite an honor for our work.

You will be hearing more about SCRROL as we move into the next phase of implementation of our recommendations. Contact Jerry Finigan at jerry@scrrol.org, check out our website www.scrrol.org or ‘Like’ our SCRROL Facebook page for more information.

~ River Road Community Organization Meetings ~

Regular meetings of RRCO are USUALLY the Second Monday of each month. All RRCO meetings are open to the public with a public comment period at each meeting. Contact RRCO Co-Chairs Jon Belcher and Carleen Reilly by email for more information.

Please Note: RRCO is still recruiting for an additional seat on the RRCO Board. Please let us know if you or anyone you know is interested.

RRCO Board meeting

When: May 14, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

New RRCO officers were elected at the extra Board meeting on April 25. Jon Belcher and Carleen Reilly were again elected Co-Chairs. We welcome our new Board members Tuula Rebhahn as our Secretary-Treasurer, and Will Dixon. We will be discussing the June meeting (featuring River Road Parks and Recreation and SCRROL report), setting a date for a bike path clean up in June or July, finalizing the newsletter, and working on a mystery event for August.

RRCO General meeting
When: June 11, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

The River Road Park and Recreation District has been working diligently to provide comprehensive services to the neighborhood and keep the budget balanced. Dale Weigant will bring us up to date on RRPD challenges and opportunities, including the Park District’s negotiation with City of Eugene on the District’s future.

We’ll also be presenting the SCRROL Report and Recommendations with an opportunity to explore the future of our neighborhood. Your participation is needed.

RRCO Board Meeting
When: July 9, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

The Board may take a walk down to the River for a picnic, and work on issues such as graffiti eradication, Neighborhood Watch, River Road enhancement, August’s mystery meeting, and other arising topics.

RRCO Board Meeting
When: August 13, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

August mystery activity and plant and veggie swap.

RRCO Pancake Breakfast
When: September 8, 2012, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

We are looking for a Coordinator for this event. Are you interested? We know all the tasks that need to be done, have the workers to do the tasks, and have people who will get donations. We just need someone to help manage our efforts.

Drywell decommissioning

A pilot project is getting underway off of Howard Ave around Escalante and westward.

The City of Eugene is planning to construct drainage improvements in your area. The project will eliminate the drywells in the streets in your neighborhood and connect the existing drainage system to the primary drainage network in the area. The work will improve the drainage system, help prevent future flooding, and protect groundwater quality.

This work is City funded and there will be no direct charges to you for the work.

Survey crews will be in your area gathering the information needed to plan and design improvements. Underground utilities will be marked with temporary paint. You will receive more information prior to any construction activities.

For more information visit www.eugene-or.gov/drywell
contact the City at PWEngineering@ci.eugene.or.us
call Project Manager Doug Singer at 541-682-8460

RRCO E-Updates:

Be sure to let RRCO know if you want to be added to any or all of our E-Lists: Bike/Ped, Neighborhood Watch, Graffiti Removal Team, Police Alerts

Send an e-mail to riverroadcommunityorganization@gmail.com.

Please “Like” us on Facebook and stay tuned to our website for information about what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Contact Jon Belcher or Carleen Reilly, RRCO Co-Chairs, for more information about the River Road Community Organization.
You can find us on the web at riverroadco.org