February 18, 2019
Call to order: 6:57pm
Attendance: George Heeren, Lt. Tobey Harrison (CRPD), Nicole Schroeder, Greg Smith (CRFD), Annette Lorenz (SAFE CR)
Lt. Tobey Harrison:
Recent public surveys have brought increased awareness and discussion to domestic violence awareness in
Linn County. Police officers are staying engaged and communicating with victims.
The streets department is struggling to get the snow-bound vehicles removed from the streets to assist with the snow removal. Obeying the snow emergency protocols is a huge part of this. Lt. Harrison would strongly encourage reaching out to neighbors to assist with this. CRFD Greg Smith commented that trying to unbury the fire hydrants is a large project, too. Any assistance that neighbors can provide is greatly appreciated.
Treasurer's Report - Gary Keller (not in attendance) - Reported by George:
$980 in the bank. Check was received today for the new concrete pad under the risers at the park. We are going to also widen this concrete pad to allow it to be handicap accessible. Parks department has approved this project. Project will begin after ground thaws and park is cleared.
Kids' Safety Fair:
Saturday, June 22nd - Attendance goal is 100-150 children. Discussion of hosting 3-4 safety stations to start this year. Fair will include bike safety station that provides 100 helmets with bike shop sponsor, stranger danger (internet and social media safety), car seat/passenger safety, and gun safety (potentially Isaac Walton Gun Safety Educators) in the home. May look at adding fire or water safety amongst other projects, depending on interested volunteers and sponsors. We will look to have sponsors, like HyVee for food and the CR Jaycees for other parts of the event. CR Kernels promotional department may be interested in getting involved and have Mr. Shucks be in attendance. Next meeting is Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm.
CRPD will be participating and CRFD may be interested in sending volunteers to participate, per CRFD Greg Smith.
Board Member Update:
We will need to re-determine the bylaws, if the board members do not align with the needs of our organization. George, Nicole, and Gary will look into this and this will be revisited at the next meeting. We are hoping for better meeting attendance in the summer months.
George is still interested in hosting movie nights in the park for families. Central Church of Christ is in support of this as they are interested in inviting their members to join us.
Denise Klemp is interested in taking the lead on the literary events. Last year, we hosted an event that "piggy backed" the CR Public Library's Passport to Parks program and promoted the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
Denise is also interested in more information on home security and safety in our area. Lt. Harrison would like to talk to Denise more about her ideas. CRPD is looking for homes in our area with neighbors who have exterior security camera footage as a resource in police calls for service. Nicole emailed Denise on this to follow up.
SAFE CR - Annette Lorenz:
In our area, we have only two nuisance properties in our association boundaries. These were not reported, due to police calls; these homes were reported to city building services and have been served building placards. Our rentals and home properties are generally well-kept, streets are clean, and issues are reported in a timely manner to resolve any minor issues that have come to be in the past.
Meeting adjourned at 7:36pm.
CRPD Calls for Service Report provided by Lt. Tobey Harrison
CR Neighborhood News