LEWTON-RICH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MINUTES, APRIL 15, 2004
1. Welcome: The meeting began at 7:00p.m.
3. Introductions: 25 people present (excluding board members).
4. Minutes: Minutes were accepted.
5. Treasurer's report: $195.00 no additions or subtractions
6. Neighborhoods-N-Bloom: We are waiting for a time to go pick up flowers. They will be planted at D. Rich (Lewton's PTA plants flowers also). These flowers are not for home use. (However, homeowners can order them for pay $6-7 per flat) Pick-up is on June 2. Patty has a time of 6:00p.m at city market.
7. LPD: People are out more. People are getting stopped in their neighborhood for speeding! More people are in the parks. Things seem to be going pretty smoothly.
8. Public comment:
A. Jim O'Leary is running for circuit judge. He talked about the duties of a circuit judge-e.g. Child custody, prison sentences, etc. The primary vote on Aug. 3 is very important to the election.
Joe McDonald: from Senator Virg Beneros office. They have an open door policy--ph. 373-1734.
Meredee Vaughn: Rich having a family backyard camp out May 14 or (21st rain date). Having story tellers, bonfire, dancers, etc
Rose Cousins: Dwight Rich is sponsoring a blood drive on May 14th. If you want to help, call Julie Brice at 325-6670. Rich is going to standardized dress, and they will have a show for parents on May 6 at Rich.
Chuck: He brought a flyer about the 40 days of purpose at their church. They will be hosting a cell group at their house at 2300 Hampden on Wednesdays, beginning April 27 at 7:00p.m.
Micki Fuhrman: mentioned alcohol Awareness Month. There will be a poster contest held at Lansing Mall on April 23, and the safe prom initiative, where officers will go into local hotels and motels, and party stores to patrol and do walk-throughs to prevent under-age drinking.
9. County commissioner report: re: Kathy's position, Vic looked at the services she provided to Lewton-Rich and other areas, and got the commitment to extend Kathy's contract until June 30. Vic's phone number is 321-7020 or 676-7200 at the courthouse.
Kathy talked about how the budget meeting talked about yard waste--Randy is pushing to keep it picked up on a continual basis.
Kathy mentioned a picnic that will be held on July 10th at Faith United Methodist. This is a joint picnic with neighborhood associations. Colonial Village--June 19th yard sales.
Patty mentioned Neighborhood watch meeting on April 22 at S. Precinct in the gym. at 7:00 p.m.
Patty mentioned that bikes are easily stolen---don't let your kids leave their bikes out in front of your house.
Rose mentioned kids being between houses at night. She asked them to leave and they wouldn't, so she called the police. Keep garage doors closed!!! If you see your neighbor's garage door open, call them and ask them if they know.
Hawk Island: There is a Tool list and flyer. Fund raiser on May 1--Pancakes in the park. There will be lots of activities and inexpensive food. There will be a community potluck—they are looking for meals prepared in throwaway aluminum pans e.g. tuna casserole, lasagna, etc.
Grants: We got a grant for $681.00 to purchase signs and $100.00 for a picnic. There was a question brought up about a sign to help people find D. Rich, which was discussed.
11. New Business:
City budget meeting: Gordon thought the turnout was good and city council members listened well. People questioned public relations thing--and wanted to vote it down? His question was what value does the public relations board bring to us, and what will we miss if it's not here.
The waste disposal message was clear and concise and thought out.
As a neighborhood association, we need to make sure we understand the value of issues and what would be missed if something were gone.
12. Comment on agenda items:
13. Adjourn: meeting was adjourned at 8:38p.m.
The next meeting will be on Thursday May 20th at 7:00p.m.