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Public Safety Summit, April 17th

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Monday, April 17th at 7PM
Mt. Hood Community College – Maywood Campus

Mark your calendars and join us for the 2017 City of Maywood Park Public Safety Summit. During this event, residents will have the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and collaborate on community safety ideas with neighbors, the city council, and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

The city’s public safety liaison, Lt. Joel Wendland, and system analyst Kevin Morelli will share:

Crime and Policing Statistics: Crimes reported, MCSO visits initiated, including comparisons over time.
Monthly Patrol Statistics: How often does MCSO patrol the city, and for how long?Home/Vacation Checks: Learn about this service offered through MCSO, which includes perimeter checks on your home while you are away.
Positive Community Policing: Hear more about the MCSO community policing philosophy.
Making Your Home Safe: Tips for securing your home and property.
Making Your Community Safe: What can you do to keep your neighbors and community safe?


If you are interested in exploring ways to further your involvement in community public safety, we’ll be discussing the following opportunities:

Citizen’s Academy:  This is a free program designed to provide a working knowledge of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in a fun and Interactive way. The multi-week program covers a range of topics and includes tours of MCSO facilities.
Ride Alongs: Always wonder about a day in the life of a sheriff’s deputy? Ride along and see community policing in action.

Nov. 1: Yard Debris Service Change

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We received over 90 responses to our survey asking for feedback on our current garbage and recycling service and your thoughts on additional services that would benefit the city. More than 75% of respondents indicated that they would like to see more frequent yard debris pick up, and the city has been working with Heiberg to refine our current service plan to accommodate this need. The following changes will go into effect on November 1st.

1. Yard debris will be picked up weekly (yard debris ONLY…. NO food waste) on Thursdays
2. Rates will increase approximately
$3.60 per month (the cost of about 1 additional bag of yard debris) for every resident
3. The city will no longer be hosting Dumpster Daze in the spring and fall.

Point 3 above is a bittersweet one for the city, as Dumpster Daze originated as more than just an event to dispose of yard debris. This bi-annual event was an opportunity to gather and commune with neighbors over coffee, donuts and chili dogs (and, of course, to dispose of yard debris). Over the years, we lost our vouchers from Metro and saw the event costs rise as paid participation dropped. The result: the event no longer makes financial sense for the city.

As always, the city will consider special circumstances that may require hosting a one-off yard debris event or storm-related clean up.

Reporting Public Safety Issues

Emergency 9-1-1
For life threatening situations, crimes in progress or situations where an officer is needed immediately. 24-hour number.

Non-emergency, 503-823-3333
This number handles jurisdictions within the metro area.

Park Ranger hotline at 503-823-1637
Non-emergency security issues in parks specifically can be reported to the Park Ranger hotline at 503-823-1637. They respond to calls for services, prioritize them, and take action as appropriate and as resources permit.  Please note that criminal activity and gross misuse of public space continues to not be tolerated. If you see a crime in progress please call 911.

Taste of Parkrose 10K through Maywood

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On June 25th, Historic Parkrose is putting on a 5K/10K run through the Parkrose area. A portion of the 10K route will come through Maywood Park. The goal for the event is 200 participants, and those running in the 10K will be passing through our fair city between about 9am and 10am. Please be aware of the event and exercise caution when exiting and entering the city during that time.

Route through Maywood Park:

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Learn more about the event on the Historic Parkrose website, or sign up to participate in the run.

Public Safety Activity: March Report

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We are fortunate to have Lt. Joel Wendland, our public safety liaison from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, attending the second city council meeting of each month (barring any emergencies). Each month, Lt. Wendland reports trends on public safety activity within the city.

Learn more by reviewing the March 2016 Activity Report, and by attending a city council meeting to meet Lt. Wendland.

Last Chance to Visit Molly this Thursday, May 19th

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Thursday, May 19th will be My Street Grocery’s last stop in Maywood Park. During the year that Molly visited Maywood, she has had a few loyal followers who visited her each week. However, we just weren’t able to provide the consistent flow of business to continue with the weekly market. My Street Grocery is reconsidering nearby locations, and will keep the city informed if they set up in a surrounding area.

Please help us give Molly a proper send off by stopping by between 3-5pm this Thursday near Maywood Commons to say goodbye.

A HUGE thank you to residents Kevin Atchley and Lalena Dolby for bringing Molly the Trolley to Maywood. The weekly convenience and opportunity to commune with neighbors was a gift to the community!

Annual City Garage Sale: July 15 – 17

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The annual Maywood Park Garage Sale has been scheduled for July 15 – 17. Sale hours will be Friday from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 9am-2pm.
During the week of May 16th, committee members will be distributing sign-up sheets, which you can also download here. If you don’t receive a sign-up sheet or are unable to access online, please call 503-358-6393 or email All sign-up sheets and registration fees are due by July 1st.
The committee will once again have a drawing for gift certificates to area businesses. All registered garage sale participants will be entered into the drawing. The drawing will be held at 2:30pm on July 17th and winners will be announced via Facebook and Nextdoor at 3pm.
The annual Maywood Park Garage Sale is a volunteer-run event, 100% fueled with the hard work and generosity of city citizens. If you are interested in participating in the committee, pleasecall 503-358-6393 or email