Minutes from the Oct 9, 2006

Meeting of Martin Drive Neighborhood Association



Martin Drive Neighborhood Minutes

October 9, 2006


Neighbors introduced themselves to a small group this evening.  Despite the size of 12, the energy was felt.


There was a short review of matters that were handed over to Karen from West End Corp in the September meeting.  Her number was 933-2080.


The Response Team reported on the planned 3 on 3 basketball event scheduled for Oct. 14th from 11:00 - 3:00.  A rain date would be Oct. 21st.  Four courts were reserved at Washington Park.  Nine to ten volunteers were needed including the five who were signed up.  Free Bucks tickets were going to the young people who participated.


Jennifer gave the update on Halloween plans for October 27th from 7:30 - 8:30.  Pat pulled the block party permit and the bus company had been notified.  The Auxilary Police were contacted.  Sign-up times will be Wednesdays, Oct. 18th and Oct. 25th from 5:00 - 8:00.  Saturday, Oct. 21st would also be a sign-up time from 9 - Noon.  Signs were to be posted as reminders of sign-up times.


Neighbor concerns continue to be noise and apparent truancy.  Be alert and call in your concerns as they happen.


Martin Drive Neighborhood shows lots of repair work being done and lawns are trimmed.  Recycling appears to be happening about every two months.  For Rent signs are apparent here as well as neighborhoods west of us.


Alderman Michael Murphy's office called to remind us that the budget hearing scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16 was open to all of us.  It will start at 6:30.  City Hall meetings can also be followed on Channel 25.  Jared will request that Alderman Murphy come to our November 9th meeting to share viewpoints of the Council and to hear from his constituents in the Martin Drive Neighborhood.


Maggie B. 10/23/06