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Check out the list of proposals for the City's Neighborhood Enhancement Program

The Lake Oswego City Council is expected to approve a slew of Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants totaling $47,482 at a meeting July 2.

The NEP, which dates back to 1999, provides funds for "small neighborhood-initiated projects" that provide a public benefit. This year, a grant review committee evaluated 14 applications – 12 from City neighborhood associations and two from homeowners associations. Funding requests this year ranged from $263 to $9,955.

So what might be coming to your neighborhood? Check out the list of proposed projects below, broken down by neighborhood/HOA:

Bryant neighborhood

Amount requested: $5,962

Would be used for: Emergency preparedness supplies

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded, "subject to a condition that information necessary to access the materials is shared with PrepLO, who will maintain a master list of access information for all emergency supplies granted through the NEP process."

First Addition/Forest Hills

Amount requested: $11,955

Would be used for: Emergency preparedness program planning and development ($2,000) and heritage elm tree stump bench projects ($9,955)

The grant review committee said: This should be partially funded, with the full $2,000 granted for emergency preparedness and $8,000 provided for the bench projects. "The full amount was not granted because the combined amount requested for these two proposals exceeds the $10,000 limit per NA."

Glenmorrie neighborhood

Amount requested: $800

Would be used for: Neighborhood ivy pull, cleanup and gathering

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded on the condition that "no ivy removal is to occur on the City-owned property near George Rogers Park, which is maintained separately by the City."

Hallinan Heights neighborhood

Amount requested: $5,470

Would be used for: Invasive removal ($3,670), bench in Freepons Park ($1,500), neighborhood association ice cream social ($300)

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded. "The request for a park bench in Freepons Park was approved by Parks staff, and will provide a neighborhood benefit by offering a place for folks to sit and read adjacent to the "Little Library" at the park."

Lake Grove neighborhood

Amount requested: $4,505

Would be used for: Brookside bridge fencing

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded and "the proposed installation of a metal fence on each side of the bridge culvert crossing of Springbrook Creek on Brookside Road will improve safety in the area."

Lakewood neighborhood

Amount requested: $8,300

Would be used for: Middlecrest Road divider improvements

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded "with the understanding that the landscape area will continue to be maintained by neighborhood volunteers.'

McVey-Southshore neighborhood

Amount requested: $263

Would be used for: Trauma kit

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded "subject to a condition that information on how to access the kit is shared with PrepLO, who will maintain a list of access information for all emergency supplies granted through the NEP process."

North Shore-Country Club neighborhood

Amount requested: $300

Would be used for: Neighborhood association picnic party

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded.

Old Town neighborhood

Amount requested: $3,320

Would be used for: Refurbishment of bus stop and reader board, dedication ceremony

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded. "The bus stop is used by neighborhood school children, is not located on public land and the improvements were approved by the City Engineer."

Oswego Summit HOA

Amount requested: $2,024

Would be used for: Emergency equipment and first aid training

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded, "subject to the condition that access information to the garage storage area is shared with PrepLO."

Palisades neighborhood

Amount requested: $3,550

Would be used for: Refresh/replace picnic table and benches, addition of two new benches

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded.

Uplands neighborhood

Amount requested: $920

Would be used for: Emergency preparedness supplies ($470), Summer 2019 block party ($300) and neighborhood meeting signs ($150)

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded

Waluga neighborhood

Amount requested: $2,300

Would be used for: Landscape beautification ($2,000) and work party/meeting refreshments ($300)

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded.

Westwood HOA

Amount requested: $3,776

Would be used for: Southwood Park benches

The grant review committee said: This should be fully funded "subject to the condition that the siting of the bench along Pamela Street shall be confirmed by City staff prior to installation."

The grants will be addressed during the consent agenda portion of the meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Oswego City Hall council chambers (380 A Ave.).


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