Minutes from the March 12, 2012 6:30 pm
The mission of the
Mary started the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
Neighbors introduced themselves.
Mary talked about neighbors and encouraged them to be more involved. She explained that there are several reports from those committees and that there are room on those committees for more neighbors.
Matt Melendez is with Washington Park Partners. He talked about the
sustainable plan. The plan was made in May 2010. He talked about 7 areas. He
talked about the target area from
Mary added that the Vliet St. Community Market, June-May Sunday's from 10am-2pm, is part of the Wellness goal of WPP initiative. There are ongoing Market meetings that all are welcome to attend. This year's fresh produce and bakery market is expanding to include more vendors, children's activities and an EBT (?) machine for use with food stamps.
The Washington Park Partners Park Committee meet on
the third Saturday of every month at the
A presenter talked about the Summer Camps at the
Maggie reported on the
Murphy talked about doing what neighbors want to do with the boarded up home on North 44 ST. The city can make a decision in 30 days.
Murphy work with the hospital downtown after there was a discussion about closing the emergency room. There is a lack of primary care in this area. People then go to the emergency room. The cost of health insurance is partly to pay for emergency room care for under insured and people not insured. Murphy said that there is a food desert of quality food. He said that there needs to be more health clinics and better food options in the community. He feels strongly on having a healthy community. There was a fire. The fire at the home in the 1200 block of North of 46 ST has 30 days to pull permits and make an effort to fix the home. The city will assess triple fines after the 30 days. Murphy is working with Common Ground to help people to help fix up bank owner properties. The program is a good way to help people get into the market. There is an hourly wage and have health insurance.
Murphy will help to host a meeting in early April to help neighbors that live on that block come up with a final decision for the boarded up house on that block. Murphy can be contacted at email@example.com
Steve said that he will have a clean up for the garden. Neighbors should contact MDNAGarden@yahoogroups.com
$4285 is the current balance for the checking account. Some funds will be used for the Bloom and Groom and Event, but all the money is returned when the flowers are sold.
Both candidates introduced themselves. Both candidates gave their reasons
why they deserve our vote. They talked about their prior experience and what
they would do if they are elected to county supervisor. Neighbors asked
questions on the privatization of services in