Topics in this issue…
Migrants at the Monastery
Border Barrier Project
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
Wildlife Killing Contests
John B. Wright Career Fair
Neighborhood Block Parties
Young Girls and Jazz
Events & Entertainment
Friday, April 19th, 2019
Pet of the Week
Ward 3 Events
Ward 3 Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
A handy weekly note from Tucson City Councilperson Paul Durham – Ward 3.
In Attendance – Brian Silverstein, Cindy Sorrensen, Robert
Mitchell, Vicki Mills, Ana Lopez Medrano, Kris Teran, Chris Janton, Margo
Geddis, Michael Geddis
Guest: Matt Kopec (Ward 3)
Approved minutes from January 26th 2019 meeting
Treasurer Report Balance as of 1/26/2019 was $1,450.52. There were $129.59 expenses for the Valentine’s Breakfast. The new balance as of 2/25/2019 is $1,320.93. There has not been any money coming in from the neighborhood dues. Neighbors can pay their dues by PayPal using the neighborhood page. Dues are a recommended donation of $15 annually. A reminder to pay dues will be sent through the neighborhood email and the newsletter soon. Neighbors pay dues on a yearly basis voluntarily. Usually people pay during the neighborhood picnic, but they can pay any time.
Update on streetwalker and
package for New Neighbors. The New Neighbor letter is finished and has been added to the New Neighbor packet. Street representatives will distribute New Neighbor packets and door hangers that contain useful email contacts for inquiries about the neighborhood. Kris asks neighbors to contact her if they live near a house for rent, for sale or in which a new resident just moved in, so that she can provide the info to the street representative or deliver the packet herself.
Newsletter update: We need to update the Newsletter on the webpage. Newsletter will be published quarterly.
Valentine pancake breakfast
update: Between 15 to 20 people attended the event. The plan is to hold the Valentine Pancake breakfast every year.
Spring activities in the
planning: A roll off container will be reserved in April for neighborhood disposal of big items or yard material. Brian will contact the city to arrange for it. Some neighbors talked about using goats to do alley clean up. Neighbors that share alley could share the fees if they want to use that service. There will be no picnic during the spring this year. The
neighborhood will continue with the fall picnic that happens during the month
Historical Neighborhood Status: There needs to be a committee to explore eligibility, draw boundaries and find out costs. The Historical Preservation Office can provide information about the cost and process to became a Historical neighborhood. A suggestion is to invite Jodie Brown for a walk of the neighborhood to explore the possibilities. Email Brian if interested in historical status committee.
The neighborhood also needs representatives for the following
committees: a) Linear park beautification, b) Safety, and c) Name changing
There is a eucalyptus tree with dying branches in Conner Park that
seems dangerous. Some neighbors have called and the tree is in the list to be
cut. Park services are behind in responding to calls, but it will happen.
Some neighbors have complained about college age people using the
baseball area designated to kids under – 12 and hitting baseballs hard. There
needs to be new signs in that area to avoid these issues.
Cindy will send an email to ask for volunteers for the Name Changing
committee. Changing the name has costs attached that need to be discussed and
Michael Geddis volunteered to distribute door hangers. We need more
neighbors on the email list.
Ward 3 Representative: Neighbors had called to complain about the
tall fence in the corner property of Glenn and Olsen. They said is a problem
for drivers because it blocks their view of incoming traffic. Matt Kopec said
he would look into it.
The water line on Copper is under repair as of February 25th 2019.
Meetings are the 4th Monday of the month. Next meeting March 25th.
CGNE Neighborhood Association Meeting at the Ward 3 Office – 1510 E Grant Rd at 6PM
Everyone is welcome.
Bring your questions, answers, ideas.
The latest Campbell/Grant Town Crier is out…read on
The latest Campbell/Grant Town Crier is out…read on
8/27/18 at 6 PM. Ward 3 Office
In attendance: Bill, Jana, Chris, Colleen, Steve, Vicki, Robert, Sunshine, Matt, Cindy, Beverly
Special Guests: Joe Gradias, Tucson Police Department, Carlos de Latorre, City of Tucson
Review of Minutes
Revenue – $100 dues and donations
Expenses – 0
Balance as of 8/27/18 $1,205.76
Environmental Services – Carlos de Latorre
Enhanced Brush and Bulky Program – want to stop the door hangers, replaced by a letter that tells the brush and bulky dates for the year, you can still call or check map online. They are trying to promote an app for your phones. More info at tucsonaz.gov/esd
They are trying to get together with Tucson Dept. of Transportation, code enforcement and graffiti .
Sweetwater facility open on Friday from 8-2:30 for hazardous waste. Other locations can be found on the website
791-3171 tucsonaz.gov/neat-neighbor to pick up illegal dumping within 24 hours
Six ways to be a good neighbor handout
Trim Weeds and grass below 6”, keep your half of the alley and easement clean
Limit or screen outside storage – limit storage to 25% of your total lot
Store and screen junk vehicles, must be stored in a garage/carport, be behind a legal barrier or covered by a vehicle cover designed to cover the car
Trim encroaching plants
Stop illegal dumping
Clean up with brush and bulky
Free Library needs kids books – we are ordering a dog poop-bag holder for the little library on Plumer so hopefully people will clean up after their dogs
Door Hangers – going out the end of September, Bill will print them up and get them to the streetwalkers
October – Declutter month, CGNE will provide prizes for the declutter bingo game that will be sent out in late September along with all the rules for the month.
November 3rd – Sabuku T-shirt sale and craft fair – if you are an artisan that is interested in being in this event let me know. Colleen 577-4543. This venue gets a large turnout, and has been getting bigger each year. It will be held at the International School.
Picnic in the Park / Friendsgiving Nov. 11th, Sunday in the Park from 11-1 /. CGNE will provide the Turkey, gravy and stuffing. The rest will be potluck.
Caroling in the park, December 15th – Bill will talk to Greg to see if he can play the guitar for the event
Christmas Bazaar – December 1st at Ward 3. We are looking for venders from the neighborhood and nearby. We have a couple of other neighborhoods that will be doing this event with us.
Wilson wash – get someone to be in charge of calling and a pick up committee. Bill talked to Matt Kopec about making sure that the wash is on the list to be mowed.
Dog/cat Accessory Swap or Flea Market – September 29th, Saturday, 8:30 am
Bring your old pet toys, collars, leashes, crates, dog bowls etc.to sale, trade or give away.
There will be a dog trainer and dog sitter there. Custom dog biscuits for sale.
Free coffee and donuts
TPD Ofcr. Joe Gradias has a monthly opportunity to learn about Dog Walkers Watch.
Sunshine Turner came from Devereux to talk about the facility on Norris and Spring, she is writing an article for the newsletter
We need several volunteers to do small jobs:
Techno person for layout of door hangers, city newsletter
Social Media person – to post events
Poster makers – to advertise events
Wilson wash – to call Tucson Dept of Transportation when the wash needs to be mowed
City stuff – Grant road coalition
Help write newsletter – write articles for the paper, or help in general
Little libraries – need revamping, sanding and painting
Roll Off – Environmental Services – call twice a year to arrange the roll offs
The latest issue of our newsletter, “The Town Crier”, is available now.
Read it here
Monthly meeting was held on Monday, February 26 2018.
Minutes of CGNE Meeting
The meeting opened with the treasurer’s report, which reflects a bank balance of $1082.53. There was some discussion about how keeping track of donation amounts, sources and dates might help officers to determine the most efficacious fund raisers etc. Colleen reported that Elizabeth is going to work on a data base to track these factors.
A report on the Little Free Libraries revealed that there is a shortage of children’s books so all are expected to look for resources.
Gardening Club report was that a meeting is scheduled November 20th and there is some thought about a Garden Tour perhaps in February.
The Neighborhood Cleanup went well with one right of way cleared entirely and another partially. There was discussion of doing another cleanup, but having a lottery for where to clear based on property owner participation, or donation.
Brush and bulky is scheduled 1/8/18 and 7/2/18.
Wilson Wash is being regularly picked up and Steve reported that he is going to find time to pursue the Dept of Transportation about a footbridge.
A review of the winter picnic was a unanimous success with more people attending and some donations received, even one of $100!
Holiday activities scheduled for CGNE include; Walking caroling (near Bill and Jana’s) on Dec 2 at about 5:30pm, Caroling in the Conner Park on Dec 9 6:00pm-8pm), Holiday Bazar on Dec 10 (10am-12pm) on 2004 Spring St., Pot Luck on Dec 16 at Bill and Jana’s.
President – Bill Halvorson
Vice President – Steve Collen
Recording Secretary – Elizabeth Nielsen
Corresponding Secretary – Chris Janton
Treasurer – Jana Guyman