Lewton-Rich Neighborhood Association Minutes
October 15th, 2009
Welcome - 7:03 p.m.
20 persons in attendance
Minutes - approved
Treasurer Report - $305.62
Lansing Police Department: Sgt. Koenigsknecht
LRNA is quiet.
* There are break-ins in adjacent areas to LRNA. The bad guys enter home by pushing in the air conditioning unit, and then climbing it. Please secure your AC unit, preferably with a bar.
* Another break-in site is your unlocked glass door, without bar or security latch.
* The south side just caught suspects by having a neighbor call in about a suspicious vehicle, which turned out, was a prior suspect to drilling and pushing in locks.
* You should call LPD about suspicious people, vehicle and activity as this is important. There have been several cases where people have witnessed suspicious activity but did not call LPD and then later a crime happens that could have been stopped by the alert of suspicious activity.
* You should call LPD about kids who should be in school and are not during school hours.
* CVNA had malicious damages that were not random.
* Halloween is this month.
* Donít let strangers in the house. Give candy out by the door, not inside.
* Parking at Lewton School has changed with moved No Parking signs.
* House checks for persons out of town is available. Call clerical support staff at LPD (Denise 272-7449) Please provide owner, address and a local contact person, along with specifics if a car is in driveway and/or if neighbors have access to your home.
County Commissioners: Victor Celentino
He is not able to attend due to family illness.
* Budget is expected to pass.
* Keeping Reiner Park remains open with joint Mason City.
* Restored Police positions.
* We wish his family the best.
Code Compliance: Gregg Schrimger (483-7620) and Walter Allen (483-4335)
* Gregg is Code Officer and Walter is Premise Officer
* 2607 Hampden is empty
* Home on Hanover was reported to be running a business, but no registered business could be found.
* Home on Belaire Drive is a work in progress.
Secondary building is erected in back. Fines for repeated ticketing will increase.
* 2500 Victor was foreclosed. That was former re-hab house.
We always appreciate of Greg and Walterís efforts.
* LPD enforces noise limits after 9:00 p.m.
* Damaged or incomplete and non functional vehicles can be tagged. Cannot tag vehicles if they just donít have plates and or registration.
* Chain link fence can surround whole property up to sidewalk.
* Privacy fence is limited to three feet in front and six feet in back. Corner houses have to roadside or front yards. Along with line of sight distances from driveways.
* Trees having to be on ground, or else Forestry Department can notice if the tree is a safety concern.
* Home on Cooley had pillars that have been removed.
* Mobile Home Park Ordinance; A ruling about Lansing does not have authority to have ordinance any tougher then states about building safety. Building safety can inspect utility hook ups and HVAC changes. Lansing can violate external property inspections. Any open accessible trailer can be secured by compliance if owner is unwilling.
* River Side has allegedly open and accessible mobile homes.
* December is deferred.
* HERO Housing Council has classes with a van with tools for neighborhoods to help neighbors fix minor home issues.
Good and Welfare
* Silver Bells next month. Televised on cable and Channel 12.
* Nov 7th, 10:00 a.m. Johnson Field House is Lansingís Veterans Day observance.
* Raffle of two Helmet compliments of Mayor Virg and Chief Mark.
* Other items courtesy of LRNA board members.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Michael P. Flaga, Secretary