As previously mentioned, we decided to cancel the November General Meeting due to the holiday week and bad weather. However, we would not want to deprive anyone of the information that would have been discussed. Below you will find a report of what we have been up to since the last meeting. Any questions/suggestions should be directed towards the appropriate committee chair.
The officers have been busy this month coordinating and collaborating with other civic groups and local charities, contemplating by-law changes, and directing the organization towards long term goals. You will notice our collaborative efforts as we work with those around us (including a donation campaign) and you will have a chance to read and comment on the new by-laws within the next few weeks.
Treasurers Report - We have approximately 2764.81 in our bank account.
Clean and Green - We planted 10 trees throughout the neighborhood during our successful Fall Tree Planting. Working with N.I.C.E. and Jackson Synergy, we cleaned up Childs Elementary School andsurrounding blocks prior to the N.I.C.E. Blockparty. We are actively searching for locations to develop and maintain a neighborhood greenspace.
Community Outreach - We raised over $200 while eating delicious Indonesian food at Hardena Night. We rocked out while partying down with NICE. Now we are working on the next round of events including a holiday party (with Green Elephant gift exchange) in December as well as an intra-civic association happy hour in January.
Zoning - We heard informal presentations for 1308-12 S. Chadwick, 1132-1134 Sydenham, 1944-1946 Annin, 1510 Manton, 1518 Manton, and 2149 Federal. We facilitated a meeting where we heard zoning appeals for 1719 Annin and 1939 S 17th. We attended other zoning meetings to hear an appeal regarding 1241 S 18th. All letters will be posted soon on the Zoning page.
Public Safety - We attended the 17th district captains meeting as well as PSA meetings for the 1st and the 17th district. In the 17th district, there were 12 arrests on 32 robberies, 12 arrests on 24 aggravated assaults, and 2 arrests on 38 burglaries. We are working to get certified in 311 training so that we can enter/monitor our own tickets.