Lewton Rich Neighborhood Association
Minutes - April 21, 2011
pm – 21 persons present
Guest Speaker: Chris Lake of LFD,
talking about the needs and resources and exercises of LFD. In support of
the upcoming millage, to prevent loss of persons and prevent closing of
only have two new fire houses, the rest were built in the 50’s and 70’s,
so they don’t cost much, other than maintenance. The big savings is in
the cost of the people.
millage will not be enough to maintain the existing services. It will
raise 8 million. Headily Act prevents the allocation being stated on the
ballot, where the Mayor and Council have stated funding of each department.
is still a $2 million deficit after this millage, if being passed. Funding of each departments.
at 48 persons work per shift. And they may need to cut 60 persons across
3 shifts. Leaving 20-some persons per shift.
- 38 are
for suppression, while 10 are for EMS.
rate are based on our areas ability to dump x-amount of water on the
of the process in arriving to a fire and the resources that are required
and needed to setup.
are talks with neighboring fire departments in consolidation in services.
They currently already have consolidation of items like buying. Often the
politics and taxes prevent such. There is a review of other areas, like
Indianapolis. The current governor promotes it. However, there has been
no funding to provide the studies.
about mapping of hydrants. There are areas that are far and few.
what is the difference in response between #6 P. G and Todd #5. Here in
LRNA are about equal. So the big difference will be in the response of
the 2nd and 3rd truck.
- When a
house is involved in one fire. The first response for a 2nd
fire will have to come from a further away house.
single engine can contain 500 to 750 gallons. And pump at 150 g/m. So a 2nd
truck is needed to provide hosing before 1st engine is dry.
about advantages of High Pressure Fog. Insurance would not rate it. And
is now allow about g/m
ISO rating determine Lansing that affect Insurance rating. It is
currently being reviewed. With rating of 0(worst)-10(best).
Currently we are at 4. And the loss of a house will affect the rating.
wants to see a good community and safety. It will not fix all the issues,
but it will help with Fire, Police and Road.
out and vote on May 3rd.
millage can raise your taxes $4 per week. Where the increase in home
owners insurance premium in lieu of G/M may offset increase of millage.
the millage there may be fees to owners for responses. As other communities
have a growing trend towards fees.
about a letter writing to request the State Funding for the revenue
sends 5 rigs, (1/3rd of LFD) respond to all State Building in
Lansing without fee.
has 76 extremely hazardous buildings.
Homes also needs the other trucks to help all occupants out of the
millage question is straight up. Yes, will approve the increase in the
millage. No, will disapprove the millage increase.
Area 9, review of recent activities.
listing officers for different areas.
18 – 22 officers per shift.
lack of millage may loss 56 officers.
calls have had single officer’s responses, which are dangerous.
i. Recent call
resulted in an officer fighting for his life for over 2.5 minutes before back
up arrived. Typical Expected backup is 30 seconds.
First response to High Priority may be 1 to 2 minutes. Currently takes 5
-7 minutes to go from W to E Lansing across Mt. Hope.
Quinney, had statement appreciating officers for their service. And
thanking them for educating community.
are talking with the public about the millage.
wearing morning badges in memory of the loss of a Kalamazoo office in the
line of duty.
Middle School Representative Maradee Vaughn
- DWR is
going to be a K though 8 building starting next fall. Projecting 800
students. Capacity is 900
the STEM program. Science Technology Engineering and Math.
goal with the new administration is getting the school back to a full
- With a
goal of safety and quality. Some problem students will not be returning.
will be some changes in administration.
will be an empty bottle drive.
can call the main office.
Frankie Davis passed. Funeral was today.
is current balance
will be some grants expected.
Emergency Response Team, speaker
can train for disasters. Such as Tornado’s and other disasters.
- All is
invited to First meeting April 28. For Moores Park Neighborhood.
Councilman at Large, Derrick Quinney
supports the millage.
about all the losses of services and sacrifices that have already
occurred before getting here.
to web site to as to how the 4 mill increase will affect.
- It is
not feasible to increase city income taxes. They have raised and
Village L&L Grocery Store - has no concrete new tenant. Still waiting.
need to continue to support the current tenant’s as to help the property
Hall on the Road, next Wednesday.
person in Edgewood was walling their dog at 2am. And was forced to go back
to their home to be robbed.
- A B
& E was prevented at 3pm
available overtime or comp time to attend community meetings.
are still taking emails.
is a possible there is a loss of 2 compliance officers.
Kevin G and Greg G have been given notice.
about the revenue generated by compliance and where it goes. If not to
of multiple houses that appear to violators spoken about by a member of
same neighbor requested for LRNA to have more community building
suggested a perennial exchange. Motioned
and passed of Perennial Exchange.
about organizing other Neighborhood Organizations having a discussion
about the significance of Code Compliance Officers.