Lewton-Rich Neighborhood Association Minutes
November 19th, 2009
1. Welcome - 7:03 p.m.
3. County Commissioner: Victor Celentino
a. Passed budget; balanced 6.3mil stay same.
b. Sheriff Road Patrol biggest controversy. Went with recommendation. There was attrition and not cut. Same # as 09. Out county wants more.
c. Three felonís days allowed restoration of 10 to 20 positions.
d. Wonít vote for pay increase for County Commissioners.
e. This position is not a full time position. Often feels like fulltime. But employees are actually full time.
f. Employees agreed to 1% from 2% and accepted furlough days, so it is a wash.
g. Salary is set for next yearís commissioners, and is set for a ZERO increase.
h. Waverly Road
i. Will require finishing by Michigan Avenue.
ii. Willow through Michigan Avenue also had water mains replaced by Eaton County.
iii. Willow through Delta River Drive will be stimulus money
iv. Waverly by Flap Jack Restaurant does not yet have full funding, so it is delayed until 2011.
v. South Waverly towards Mason scheduled in 2011.
vi. Original road commission had scheduled Waverly for 2014.
vii. Sidewalks were scheduled for work back in August for south of Flap Jacks Restaurant.
1. But residence are resistant and donít want to maintain them.
i. Question asked about truck enforcement about the RR tracks and Waverly. (see LPD).
a. 13 persons in attendance
6. Treasurer Report
b. No activity last month.
7. Lansing Police Department: Sgt. Koenigsknecht
a. LPD has got assigned for special truck enforcement.
b. Crime Map, LRNA is good.
i. Dunlap Street had car break-innís (unlocked cars).
ii. Victor Avenue, stones thrown from Ingham Park caused broken windows of a residence.
1. Lansing parks are closed at dusk. Please call loiterers after dusk.
iii. On Peasant Grove Road, the Baptist Church had damage to their shed. The shedís locks were unscrewed at the hinge.
iv. In the fall it is common to get shed and garage break-ins.
v. Record youíre serial numbers on your valuable items such as TVís, Radios, DVDís, etc. as pawn shops are connected to network (w/LPD) to check serial numbers, thus cutting down on thefts.
vi. Break-in attempts at South Pleasant Grove Road was stopped by heavy dead bolt on door.
vii. Break-in close to Moores River was through the garage.
viii. At the end of this year, officers at LPD may go to twp 12 hours shifts, as to save money, as an experiment. South side will be 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be less overlap and North side will help to cover during shift change window.
ix. LPD caught a group that was breaking-in on Mt Hope Avenue.
x. This group was steeling out of Meridian Twp and trying to sell items in Lansing, and LPD caught them with a van full. (good work!)
xi. Please call in (to LPD) when things donít look right.
8. Code Compliance: Gregg Schrimger
a. Followed up on the concerns from last month.
b. One house has a drive-way full of cars and they overlap on the street.
c. The Bellaire house has cleaned up the backyard and is improved.
d. The front porch issue was worked on and is done.
e. A home on Victor (foreclosed) was open and accessible. This got up to code just recently.
f. LPD assists Compliance when site checking open and accessible.
g. Feel free to call LPD anytime the need arises.
h. Call Public Service Department about lack of leaf clean up and or neighbors putting leaves in the street.
9. Old Business
10. Good and Welfare
a. A lot of flu patients. Difficulty in determining between flu and asthma and bronchitis and others, per Doc Otto.
i. Hand Washing is very effective.
b. Silver Bells Tomorrow. Televised on Cable and Channel 12.
11. Raffle Ė special thanks to Mark Major for the wonderful raffle gifts that everyone received. Merry Christmas Everyone!
12. Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Michael P. Flaga, Secretary