Lewton-Rich Neighborhood Association
September 21, 2006
- Welcome - Meeting was called to order at 7:05
- Introductions - 33 adults and 1 child were present.
- Minutes: Read and approved.
- Treasurerís report: $134.60 in account, with several
new donations to deposit.
- Police Departmentís Report:
- Sgt. Frank Koenigsknecht (He goes by Sgt. K-13)
spent the evening with us and introduced us to our two new team officers
and explained that we are now Team 9 instead of Team 10. Our area is the
same, but the size has increased.
- We have two new team officers: Walt Kim, will be
taking over for Officer Jason Bock who is on a new assignment. The other
officer who will work in our area is Christie Sczesny.
- Waltís email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christieís email is email@example.com
- There will be a new program about gangs that will be
starting in the middle schools this year.
- Sgt. K-13 advised us to be alert to things in the
neighborhood that were out of sorts and to report them.
- He also advised us to look out for elderly people
being victims of scams.
- We were also advised that we can participate in
ride-alongs if we would like.
- Murdock Jemerson, Parks Department Director spoke
about the Zoo. Potter Park Zoo has been operated by the city of
for 90 years. The city has decided that they are no longer able to support
the zoo. (70% of the people who come to the zoo do not live within the city
limits.) A motion has been made to approve a separate property tax mileage
to support the zoo. The board of commissioners has undertaken this project
to put the language together to have this mileage. This will be a five-year
mileage. The county has worked on an agreement with the city of
. This saves the zoo and saves the jobs of people who work at the zoo. The
cost is roughly $46.00 per $100,000 house for the first three years, and
drops down to $41.00 in the last two years of mileage.
Chairman Vic Celentino combined his report with Park Director Jemersonís
report wherein they discussed the Zoo on the November ballot.
We thanked Vic for the wonderful job of paving
- City Council and the Cell Phone Tower: Two towers are
being proposed, one behind the Admiral gas station on Waverly and Holmes,
and one behind
on Waverly and Miller. (The one that had been proposed by Grand Haven manor
has been tabled because of issues with the owner of Grand Haven manor.)
Council persons, Carol Wood, Randy Williams, Brian Jeffries and Joan Bauer
were present for this meeting, along with attorney Wally Haley who
represents the Tower company and Sue from the City Zoning Department.
Their presentation was most informative and they answered all of our
- Code Compliance Officerís report: Gregg has been
busy working with our neighborhood. He has issued several tickets for code
violations. He really does a great job of keeping our neighborhood clean and
neat, and for that, we thank him. His
number is 483-7620.
- Public comment: Patty thanked the other presidents of
neighborhood associations for attending our meeting.
Thanks to: Anita Beavers,
President of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association and Monika Dungey,
President of the Coachlight Neighborhood Association for their input and in
taking the time to be at our meeting.Wednesday, October 18th is
Candidateís Night at 7:00 p.m. at
, sponsored by the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association.
All are invited to hear the various candidates so they can make an
informed decision come election day.
- Adjourn: Meeting was adjourned at 9:15