By Greg Petras

Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting April 11 at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd and Woodward St.

Matt Gough from BES updated the RNA on the SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project. Starting May 2, there will 3 weeks of 24 hour construction at two sites along Hawthorne – between 41st and 43rd, and between 47th – 49th.

Joe Tursi from BES presented the latest on the Richmond-South Tabor Project. This project is currently in the research phase. It will cover roughly 2 miles of sewer pipe replacement. The project will focus on the worst 2% of pipes in the city. Project construction is scheduled to start in the summer of 2017.

RNA discussed recommendations made by the RNA Election Committee. Richmond resident, Fillard Spring-Rhyne, brought up the concept of ranked choice voting. The RNA board has decided to hold a special session to further discuss this concept Monday, May 2, at 7 pm.

Meetings are held at Waverly Heights Congregational Church, 3300 SE Woodward St. in the church basement. Enter from the east-side door. The website is richmondpdx.org. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, May 9, 7 to 9 pm.