October 20, 2005
- Welcome—meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
- Introductions - 18 people were present
- Minutes – Read and approved
- Treasurer’s Report – our balance is $92.31; monies
expended: $17.85 for picnic supplies/food; $209.59 flyers printed (this was
a grant); $25 Greenhouse, $900 for street sign toppers (this was a grant);
$20 Lansing Neighborhood Council; $28 city of Lansing (unused money left
over from the $900 grant);
- Lansing Police Department:
- Congratulations were given to Officer Jason Bock
and Officer David Burke for being honored by the Lansing Elks Lodge #
2827 for their heroic efforts in rescuing a disabled man from a burning
home. They were two of six Lansing Police Department employees to be
recognized for various reasons. We are blessed to have both Jason and
David in Team 10 as our road officers.
- Jason was in attendance at our meeting and passed
out crime maps. He went into detail about the crime map with regard to
our neighborhood and answered all questions asked of him.
- He warned neighbors to keep their doors and
windows locked as a deterrent to crime. Don’t make it easy for the bad
guy! Keep lights on and please lock your car doors to prevent car
thefts in our neighborhood. Always call police if you suspect any
break-ins or any crime.
- Team 10 meeting meets every other month. The next
meeting will be December 12th at the South Precinct at 7:00 p.m. This
meeting is open to all neighbors...come and meet your Lansing Police
Officers! Ask questions and find out what’s going on in Lansing.
- We are very fortunate to have a wonderful police
department in Lansing and most fortunate to have Officer Bock who works
hard day in and day out for all of us.
- GUEST SPEAKER: Tanya Moore, Landscape Architect
for the city of Lansing, Parks Department was our guest speaker. She
passed out brochures and told of the 114 wonderful parks that are
located in Lansing, along with four golf courses, three cemeteries, four
community centers, the Turner-Dodge Manson, the 8 ½ miles of River Walk
Trail, the Skateboard Track in Frandor, and the Geir BMX track.
- The Parks Department staff takes care of over 2300
acres of parkland in the city, which includes neighborhood parks,
community parks and public parks. Naturally the Rose Garden at Frances
Park is one of the favorite places for citizens of Lansing to visit and
the parks staff does a beautiful job of keeping that garden so lovely.
- She told of the impending extension to River Walk
Trail which will connect the walk to Hawk Island Park. She told of the
new fox house and other improvements to be made at Potter Park Zoo. She
talked about the Cherry Hill Boat Launch.
- Also discussed were the Wednesday night summer
concerts in the park and everyone agreed that they are one of the true
joys of summertime. If anyone is interested in finding out the schedule
for these concerts, simply call 483-4042.
- Just think! We have all these wonderful parks to
utilize and they are free!
- Tanya was a wonderful, as well as interesting
speaker, and a fine addition to our meeting. We’d love to have Tanya
back again as we had lots of questions to ask of her.
- City Council Report – No one present
- County Commissioner Vic Cellentino reported that they
are working on the resurfacing of Waverly Road and that he is working with
Councilman Brian Jefferies on this project.
- He also said that the citizens of Lansing are more
than welcome to join him at the Airport Board meetings which are held on
the first Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
- Code Compliance – Code Compliance Officer Greg
reported on several homes in the area that many of us have asked him to
rectify. We are truly blessed to have such a devoted Code Compliance
Officer. Greg goes the extra mile every day. Thank you so much!
- Should you see any code compliance issues such as
cars on lawns, garbage in yard, grass that is eight (8) inches or
higher, etc. please contact Greg at 483-7620. Greg is in the office
from 8-9 a.m. and from 1-2 p.m.
- Michigan Senator Report – No one present
- Public Comment – None
- Old Business – None
- New Business – Discussion on how to get higher
attendance at these meetings. Several persons at the meeting said that
they attend other neighborhood meetings and that most neighborhood
associations do not generally have more than 15+ folks in attendance,
so the 18 that we had tonight and the 26 we had last month, is nothing to
be ashamed of.
- Adjourn – 8:45 p.m. Next meeting is Thursday, January
19th at 7 p.m. We will have a speaker of interest.
Patty Farhat, Chairwoman
(substituting this month for
Micki Fuhrman, Recording Secretary)