Minutes from the April 2, 2007
Meeting of Martin
Drive Neighborhood Association
Introductions were cut short since we had no new neighbors
present. But the 16 people in attendance were a different configuration
than last month. The mixture makes for good decisions from a broader
Our annual meeting will be on May 14th at the Washington Park Senior
will be open at 6:00 with the meeting starting at 6:30.
from the Urban Ecology Center
newly settled in Washington
Park will be our
beverages, paper products will be available. Anyone is welcome to
bring snacks/beverages of your choice to share.
and Herbie will be at the sign-in table to
following people offered to provide door prizes: Al & Betty, Pat M.
encourage neighbors to bring perennials that they would like to share.
Pat M. has sent a letter to Steve Mahan at the DCD for the
paint and rebate program. Pat hopes for news by the May Annual meeting.
June 16, 2007 will be the annual rummage sale from 8:30 -
2:00. Sharon W. will again take care of the advertising, possibly
churches as well as Milw. Journal
and signs. Signs should go west of us as well as at intersections
on Juneau and
the big one on Vliet.
April Newsletter rough draft has been completed and reviewed
by Terri and Linda H. There will be six pages including minutes of the
A plan of action for the neighborhood was drawn up by
Pat M. and Sharon W.
will be presented to Mike Shubert at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation by
has contacted Select Milwaukee to be our nonprofit partner.
basic plan is to assist buyers to purchase duplexes as live in
will be their guide through the experience of being first time owners as
well as landlords.
plan is for front porches and landscaping to be improved with money from
goal is to have porch lights on every house in the neighborhood
particularly 43rd Street.
expect help from Making Connections' Bob Clarke as far as the video is
- Sharon feels that
her nephew would be able to produce the video. This would mean we
neighbors to say a few words about why they live in MDN at the annual meeting.
The Shepherd Express is celebrating 25 years in business by
providing concerts at Washington
Park in collaboration
with Johnson Controls.
- Battle of the Bands
will be in June
jazz concerts will return in July
- REO Speedwagon will appear in August
Pat D. reported that the meeting at the police district #3
was 90% hopeful that crime will be going down with the reorganization of the
districts into segments. Part of the hope is that the police will be more
flexible in response time. The police kept repeating that they want to
work with neighbors.
Positive news of the neighbors is the Market Basket program
available at the Senior
Highland Pie and Park Café has new owners, Chris and
Rich Metzger and their daughter, Sarah Buzzel.
Wild animals have made their appearances around the area in particular,
possums, raccoons, a wild turkey and a great horned owl. Martin Drive must
be a good healthy place to
Submitted by Maggie B. 4/4/07