By Laura Smith

Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA) holds its annual board elections Wednesday, May 15, at 7 pm at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, SE 54th and Belmont St. MTNA is a nonprofit organization that provides an open process for all members of the neighborhood to involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood.

If you live, own property, maintain a business, or represent a nonprofit within the geographical boundaries of MTNA, you are eligible for membership. Attend our monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every month (except December) to see how you can contribute to the neighborhood. Visit our website to find out more: mttaborpdx.org.

The annual neighborhood cleanup co-sponsored by the Mt. Tabor and North Tabor Neighborhood Associations takes place Saturday, April 27, in the parking lot of Mt. Tabor Middle School from 9 am-1 pm. Minimum donation is $20 for a small load (car or sedan), $30 for a medium load (SUV or small truck), and $40 for a large load (large truck, van or trailer). Styrofoam recycling is available for an additional $5 fee.

Bring yard debris, wood, computers and peripherals, cellphones, small electronics, furniture, carpets, mattresses, metal, glass you can’t recycle curbside, hardware, clothing, bicycles, toys, and car seats.

We CANNOT accept food waste, construction materials (plaster, concrete, dirt, sheet rock, roofing, etc.), hazardous materials (tires, paint, aerosol cans, batteries, liquids or chemicals of any kind, poisons, toxins, herbicides, fluorescent lightbulbs, etc.), large appliances, or anything you can recycle curbside.

Mt. Tabor Park Weed Warrior work parties have begun. The season runs March through October on the last Saturday of each month. For info, check Friends of Mt. Tabor Park’s website: taborfriends.org.

The next meeting of the MTNA will be Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm at Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church with social time starting 6:50 pm. For information, visit mttaborpdx.org.