Overlook Neighborhood Update (Nov. 18)

1) Disaster simulation and development presentation at OKNA General Meeting (Tuesday)
2) Miho Izakaya to close
3) City to require Home Energy Scores before sale
4) Overlook Holiday Party (Dec. 15)


1) Disaster simulation and development presentation at OKNA General Meeting (Tuesday)

What will you do after a catastrophic earthquake or other disaster strikes Portland? Join your neighbors on Tuesday evening for the monthly OKNA General Meeting for an Introduction to Incident Command Systems (ICS) presented by our Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). ICS is a now-common strategy for organizing people and task in times of crisis.  Most emergency responders operate within ICS, which helps keep track of ‘who’s doing what’ during an incident.

Overlook’s Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) has been practicing ICS both in the field and with a computer-based scenario that we will run through at the meeting. No prior knowledge is necessary;  no moving around is required. Find out if we have what it takes to survive a simulation!

Also on Tuesday, there will be a development presentation for a project at 3969 N Overlook Terrace. This is the site of the heritage oak on the bluff. Learn about the project and ask your respectful questions.

OKNA General Meeting (agenda)
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall (3704 N Interstate Ave.)

2) Miho Izakaya to close

Miho Izakaya, the Japanese Restaurant on Interstate Avenue just south of Mason Street will close. Read the announcement. Their last day of service will be Nov. 30.

3) City to require Home Energy Scores before sale

The City of Portland Home Energy Score ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2018, requiring sellers of single-family homes to disclose a Home Energy Report and Score at time of listing. Portland City Council unanimously adopted the policy (Portland City Code Chapter 17.108) in December 2016. This new policy will require people publicly selling single-family homes to obtain a Home Energy Report (which includes a Home Energy Score) from an authorized Home Energy Assessor. Complying with the policy takes two simple steps: getting the Home Energy Score and showing the Home Energy Score in any listing or public posting about the house.

Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, a Home Energy Score is an easy way for sellers, buyers, real estate professionals and builders to get directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy performance across the housing market.

Portland is the second city in the country, behind Berkeley, California, to approve a local ordinance requiring homes to be scored. Learn more about the new requirement.

4) Overlook Holiday Party (Dec. 15)

Save the date for the annual Overlook Neighborhood Association Holiday Potluck Party on Dec. 15. Bring your favorite dish, drink or dessert to share. (Adult beverages not provided.) Come for the fun and stay for the fantastic neighborhood raffle. Bring your family, friends and good dose of seasonal spirit. We can’t wait to celebrate with all our neighbors.

Overlook Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Daybreak Cohousing Common Home (2525 N Killingsworth St.)

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