Minutes from the September 11, 2006
We were twenty strong again, listening to each other and making substantial responses. Once again the weather proved to be formidable. Nasty weather has been a hindrance for the past three of four months.
Our guest speaker for Monday was
the interim organizer for West End Corp, Karen G.
Sharon W. spoke for the recently
identified group presently named the Response Team of MDNA. There is a
meeting every Wednesday night at her home on
Mayor Barrett will be receiving a letter from the Martin Drive Neighborhood Association expressing our gratefulness for enforcing the curfew ordinance. The letter was signed by those in attendance. Copies of the letter will also be sent to Alderman Murphy and Police Chief N. Hegerty.
Jen V. notified us that plans are
under way for the 2006 Halloween Trick or Treat night on October 27th from 7:30
- 8:30. Pre-registration will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, as well
as Saturday, October 21 at Heritage West on
Neighbor Concerns involved people going through garbage. There were several view points. The recyclers save the landfill sites for the stuff that really needs to be in the landfill. But there were people who were stressed by the recyclers leaving a mess behind. For the neighbors who meet up with the recyclers, it would be helpful to have them address the concerns. Many of us have seen the recyclers of today pushing the baby strollers around on the collection route. Be aware that some of the messes could be created by raccoons. Be sure to close your carts. You might also provide a container with your aluminum for recycling.
There was a suggestion made that Martin Drive Neighborhood Association use letterhead stationary for general purposes. Maggie will take care of this issue.
The third issue was the street sweeper partially cleaning our streets. The sweeper has been observed doing only one side and only passing through once. The challenge is that the sweeper has been observed thoroughly cleaning a neighborhood northwest of us by getting very close to the curb and coming back more than once while also doing both sides of the street. Maggie volunteered to contact Michael Murphy's office concerning this issue. The catch basins are being repaired.
The suggestion was made by Jacqueline that she will invite Trina Bond from WWBIC to speak to us at the October 9th meeting. Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation provides many helpful services to the community.
Susan provided the neighbors with several flyers. One was for the
Medicine Collection Day at