meeting was called to order at 7:05P.m.
Present were, Dr. Otto Graesser, Jim Moore, Arlene Moore, Elizabeth
Gibbs, Peg Ainsley, Anita Beavers, Officer Sarah Nolan, Greg Scrimger, Kathy
Dunbar (and daughter), Dale Copedge. Angela James, Charles Fleck, Micki Fuhrman
and Patty Farhat.
A moment of silence was held for Sam Johnson, our neighbor who recently passed away.
Approved by proper motion
report– Balance of $217.95. There
seems to be a $100.00 check that has not been cashed yet (may be a bank error).
Charles worked to get $.19 credited to our account, that had been deducted in
error (the bank did not see us as a non-profit.
Charles was able to get that reimbursed.)
Department’s Report: Officer Sarah Nolan reported that there was not a lot of
activity in our neighborhood, thankfully. There
was, however, an armed robbery in the 1900 block of Cooper. (Colonial Village)
Sarah took the report. No
one was hurt—the robber took the wallet of the husband and wife and then fled.
The robber was standing outside of this man’s home when he drove up,
and when the man left his vehicle, the robber assaulted him; the robber was
dressed inappropriately and acting suspicious, lurking outside of this man’s
warned that if you see anyone in a mask, stay in your car and honk your horn!!!
Do not get out. Be aware if
you see someone that looks suspicious - go with your gut instinct.)
and Anita discussed the idea of developing a phone tree to be able to make
neighbors aware of situations like this.)
Another suspicious activity is when you see two kids riding on the same bike—they could be looking to steal bikes.
There was an incident of shoplifting at Colonial Plaza, but the perpetrators were caught.
Patty mentioned that the officer who had been shot (4 times) came back to work on Tuesday the 15th and the North and South Precincts were present at “line-up” that night, to show their support for their injured fellow officer.
Patty also told about Oliver, the canine, who recently passed away and how much he will be missed, as he saved hundreds and hundreds of lives during his tour of duty.
She also mentioned the Police Academy for citizens, which is coming up starting on March 15 (ends on May 24th) is a good course for citizens to take. It is a ten week course and you will learn a lot about your police department and the city of Lansing. You can call Lt. David Nosotti at 483-4669 or go to Lansingpolice .com to find out more information.
Beavers, President of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association, talked
about Logan Square, and the difficulty of working with the owner. The Metro Ford
building will be taken over by Volunteers of America.
Compliance: Greg Scrimger, our code
compliance officer, handed out a sheet with Building Safety numbers.
He has been investigating various complaints, including 2608 Bedford.
He did mention that houses up for sale should still have walks shoveled.
Public Service does tickets for snow removal. Charles Fleck brought up
the issue of signage on Bad Habits. Greg
mentioned that Scott Sanford or Susan Stachowiak could follow up on this.
(Anita mentioned that there are some MSU students working with city
planning, doing a study regarding businesses, roads etc. and they will report
back to city planning. There is a
public meeting on March 10, where the students will report their findings of the
biggest problems and their solutions. It will be at Trinity AME Church, located
at 3500 West Holmes Road, in the fellowship hall at 7:00 p.m.)
Commissioner's report: Commissioner Dale Copedge stated that the new Animal
Control Director, Jamie McAloon has done a good job of community relations. http://inghamcounty.org
has information about the commissioners for anyone wanting more information
Victor Celentino is unable to be with us as he is ill.
Neighborhoods-N-Bloom: We ordered our flowers and partnered with the Mayflower
Church as well as Dwight Rich Middle School.
Pick up date is June 1st at the City Market.
Dunbar commented on the flyer about the free clothing that was passed out at
of the South Side will be on May 6,
5:30-8:30 p.m. with spaces available for
up to 36 restaurants. It will be in the Harry Hill gym, and the cost
is $1.00. She is hoping that this will bring people in to see what is available
on Lansing’s south side.
is a new store in the neighborhood, located at 4500 MLK called Trisha’s. There
will be a grand opening for the store on March 4th.
You should stop in and see how nice it is.
It was reported that we have applied for the following Grants:
Street Sign Toppers
flyers for Lewton-Rich
It was reported that we wrote the Norris family on Pleasant Grove a letter complimenting them on their beautiful Christmas decorations and also thanking them for having “Santa” in their yard, available to speak to children, the week before Christmas.
Street lights out on your block or in the neighborhood? Please help us get them back on. If street lights are out, call 702-6006 and let them know and they will come out and replace the lights.
Christy Dinner, Friday, February 18th at the Lansing Center.
Tickets at $15.00 if anyone is interested in attending.
There being no further business to come before this association, the meeting was
adjourned at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Fuhrman, Recording Secretary