Lewton-Rich Neighborhood Association Meeting Jan. 15, 2004
4. Minutes --Minutes were read and approved.
5. Treasurer's report: There were no expenditures, balance of $135.00
6. Neighborhood's in bloom committee report: A grant will be applied for. This will be to have flowers for Rich and any right of way areas.
7. LPD Road officer Brian Whitsitt. Linda Wright talked about home invasions; a canine officer was able to apprehend suspects. They appear to be suspects in recent home invasions.
Questions about overnight parking, especially Hampden and Hanover: Officer Jason will take care of it.
Randy Williams addressed the bike lanes on Pleasant Grove. There will be two public meetings getting input about this issue. The issue of the Colonial Village parking lot and difficulty of people not obeying one way signs was raised, but that is a private lot.
Comments from council people:
Randy Williams: encouraging people to attend budget meetings.
Brian Jeffries: Bike lanes issue has been tabled. Neighborhoods surrounding area will be polled to seek input. It is important to get letters or petitions for input. Other issue is about Grand River park across from Francis Park. There is interest in creating more activities--e.g. MSU is wanting to use it for programming, maybe creating a no wake zone. There will probably be an attempt to get into the neighborhoods for input.
Carol Wood--looking at deficit in budget. Critical issue if amount of service. Could be 75 people could be cut. Another cut could be part of the money set aside for sewer rates--to take $500,000 out and try to put 100,000 back per year.
Neighborhood grants are due Feb. 2. State of the City address will take place at GM, building 66. Will have shuttle available to take people. Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Special Guest Speaker: James Dravenstatt-Moceri, customer Account Representative Field Services for BWL. Handles turn on, turn off for electric, collects money, makes payment arrangements. He also deals with energy theft, and the danger involved in that.
Call 702-6006 with anything suspicious.
He also talked about people who need electricity and water for medical reasons. If this is the case, people can contact BWL for ;help. They may ;have limited electricity, but BWL won't shut it off.
Public Comment: None
By-Laws: motion made and supported to accept ;by-laws.
Hampden, Hanover, Belaire curve: Letter was sent to Mr. Silsby to attend a meeting to address this issue.
Election of officers: original officers were re-elected.
Election of two board members: Angela James on
Victor, and Marsha Pullen on Bedford.
Amending the by-laws: A decision was made to amend bylaws to cross off geographical area of additional board members. Amendment will read that 3 additional board members will be elected as at large board members.
Grants: Patty wrote grants for signs, $100.00 stipend, chairs for south precinct, review is tonight, also grant for Mcgruff costume.
Comment on agenda items:
Drawing for prizes:
Adjourn: Meeting was adjourned at 8:50