April 8, 2014 Membership Meeting

Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Third Presbyterian Church
North 7th Street & Bergen

Neighborhood Police Officer Report

NPO John Dorsey talked about the recent fires that have occurred. A dumpster fire at 909 N 5th had no witnesses as of yet. At 1120 N 9th and 1132 E North Grand Ave, there were 4 juveniles taken to the police station and 2 of the juveniles were still in custody and admitted to starting the fires. More undercover details will be continuing. Radar detailing happening more for McClernand school.

Strengthening our Partnerships

  • RCC- 3rd Thursday meal had over 100 in attendance, having a great turnout. Science night at McClernand school went very well, no active PTO so several EPNIA board members volunteered to help.
  • Kumler Outreach- sign up for garden plots April 12th @ 1 p.m. $15 for 4×8 plot or just volunteer to help the communal plot.
  • Habitat for Humanity- 727 N 7th house kick off. This is a youth build being sponsored by Springfield Electric. The blitz will be the following week.
  • In His Hands Outreach- EPD, LLC donated a house to this ministry. They are going to rehab this property to sell for money to build an orphanage in Haiti.
  • Days of service in the neighborhood- United Way spring day of service April 26th, SIU med students May 2nd, RCC May 17th.

Strengthening our Communication

Ryan Mobley gave a demonstration of nextdoor.com, a social media site we are using. It is limited to our neighborhood and is great for having two-way communication and providing information such as suspicious activities, events in the neighborhood, staying updated with your neighbors.

Guest Speaker: Mark Star from Allied Waste

We have partnered with Allied Waste to help with the issues pertaining to fly dumping and trash service. They are offering incentives to new customers as well as current customers who refer their friends and neighbors. Allied Waste has gone above and beyond to help Enos Park get rid of the garbage, and help us reduce the trash, help recycle, and scrap some of the materials to bring money back to our efforts.

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