We had 30+ neighbors who gathered to learn about the activities that neighbors have been working on knowing that the work would improve our neighborhood.
July 16th July 23 (Note
Changed date) from 9:00 - 1:00. This is a fun beneficial way
to meet neighbors and to eliminate unneeded items in your house. Please
mention this to any of your neighbors who are not on our e-mail list.
Lois reported on a successful Kids' Day on May 21 at the
Betty Siemsen provided craft projects, Rick Nugent showed the kids how to tune-up their bikes, Mike Smithers of MKS Builders donated a used bike and also assisted in that area. The organizers of Kids' Day are hoping to have older participants for the next time. The targeted age is 10 - 15 years old. Giving them something to do that is constructive is the goal while also introducing them to something they may not have experienced.
Tom Gillard had requested that we display Slow Down signs on
Terri B. reported on the progress of the
Everyone is encouraged to participate in this effort, as it is one of the "gateways" to our neighborhood.
Neighbors addressed the problem of noise after hours and
loud cars as quality of life issues. They requested that Alderman Michael
Murphy and the police representative be invited to our next meeting, July 11th, that will be held at
We discussed the idea of developing a budget to keep track of what we can spend and what our priorities are. We know that our quarterly newsletter, our Halloween event, ribbons for the Christmas season, our annual rummage sale, and our work with kids are already identified as important to us. The money that we have available to us came because two of our members took the training through Making Connections. We are hoping that neighbors will thoughtfully make suggestions keeping those items in mind.
Good news of the neighborhood included the attendance of new
neighbors at our meetings. Another mention was the new lampposts on