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Next Regular MTNA Meeting - Aug. 19, 2015

Please join us for our next monthly neighborhood association meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, located at SE 54th & Belmont. 

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July 15 - Council approves reservoir agreement (from Porltand Tribune):

The City Council approved a plan to preserve the three open reservoirs in Mount Tabor if they are disconnected from the water distribution system Wednesday — but postponed the final decision to actually disconnect them until next month for technical reasons.

The plan was spelled out in a resolution calling for the reservoirs to be restored and preserved in their historic appearance, including maintaining water in them at traditional levels most days of the year. The resolution was negotiated by the Water Bureau and the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association, which represents the area that includes Mount Tabor and the reservoirs.

The resolution commits the council to spending $4 million to restore the reservoirs over the next four fiscal years, and to consider spending an additional $1.5 million to restore the historic lights at two of them.

August 23 - Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways  

11 am-4pm (7 miles)  Spend a warm summer day walking and rolling around the Southeast Sunday Parkways route. While you’re at it, take a few moments to explore Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, Sewallcrest and Ivon Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and jump into a dance or activity or two.

Admisson is free at the kayak museum

At least 30 full-sized, functional replicas of Arctic hunting kayaks as well as other exotic watercraft, are displayed  in the museum at 5340 SE Lincoln St. Admission is free, but for now the only scheduled open hours are from 4 pm to 7 pm Wednesdays and from 9am-noon on Tuedays and Thursdays.. Visitors are also welcome when there is an “Open” sign in the window or by arranging an appointment by calling the building’s owner and the builder of the kayaks, Harvey Golden, at 503-234-0264 or contacting him at harveydgolden@gmail.com

More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.traditionalkayaks.com/locationhours.html or http://www.facebook.com/LSKCM. The Facebook initials are for the museum’s formal name, The Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum.