By Susan Lindsay

The monthly BCA meeting will be April 13 from 7-9pm and feature Portland Public School Administration to present the scope and rationale for their May 700M+ school bond measure as well as the future of the Buckman Pool.

Further agenda items include Colonel Summers Park updates, adjacent to CSP overnight parking, and ongoing public safety updates.

BCA meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm in the Multnomah County Board Rm. 501 SE Hawthorne. BCA Land Use Committee meets 7-8:30 pm every 3rd Thursday, same location. Contact the BCA: buckmanboard@googlegroups.com

The Kerns-Buckman Community Collection Event (CCE) is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, from 9 am to noon, at the parking lot of Hinson Memorial Baptist Church, SE 20th & Salmon, and will accept: bulk household waste of a non-biodegradable nature (paper, plastic, glass, cloth, metal), furniture, small appliances, tires, & yard debris. Paint cans without lids & dried paint are OK. Recycling materials: computers, televisions, cell phones, LCD/CRT/DLP monitors, printers, and other electronics.

We can not accept: construction debris including wood scrap, concrete, dirt, paint, or items potentially containing asbestos (tiles, insulation, old siding); food waste, household garbage, batteries, fluorescent bulbs/lamps/tubes, large appliances, hazardous waste, or flammables. Contact Metro for disposal of these items.

Efforts will be made to distribute re-usable items to other neighbors or organizations. Volunteers are needed, please register at the Kerns-Buckman CCE link on the SOLVE website (solve.org). Necessary waiver/sign-up/report forms are provided onsite.