Scotch 80's Newsletter
February 1st, 2012
Thirty residents of the Scotch 80's Owners' Association met on Thursday, January 26th to plan community activities for the year.
1. President Stephen Grogan informed attendees that:
Scotch Eighties is an independent, incorporated neighborhood group in its 22nd year banding together to seek to accomplish the following mutual goals:
a.) Bring neighbors together in a social atmosphere;
b.) Come together to deal with important community/city issues;
c.) Seek ways to improve the neighborhood to improve housing values;
For the Association and its officers to assist as a sounding board/facilitator/mediator in neighborhood issues.
d.) The 'Sphere of Influence' for the Scotch 80's to be involved in is within the boundaries of Charleston, Rancho, Oakey, and MLK plus issues of city wide importance.
2. An issues report was given:
a.) Charleston corridor is going through a 'business improvement' district and Scotch 80's directors have attended the public meetings voicing concerns that we do not want any further business encroachment into our neighborhoods. Councilwoman Tarkanian responded to our sent letter and supports our position.
b.) Project Neon, the widening of I-15, is going forward with construction to begin in 2014. Your neighborhood association is concerned about the widening of MLK and the fear of side streets coming into the neighborhood. New plans are forthcoming at a NDOT meeting at the Springs Preserve on Feb. 8th, which we will be attending to be heard. Open to the public.
c.) Your Association is working with the City's Parks and Public Works department to replace dead and removed trees in the median parkway on Bannie and Silver. We have gained a contribution that is supplying the trees to the project 'free'. The city will provide the irrigation and dig the holes, and we will only pay to plant the trees.
3. We are seeking volunteers for committees on several planned 2012 projects:
a.) Front entrance signage on Shadow Lane. Two people volunteered for this committee. One design concept is at our website. Meeting with City Public Works planned.
b.) Neighborhood Crime Watch. Need to help coordinate meeting; perhaps even to invite local district police commanders to meet/greet.
c.) Summer-Fall Neighborhood Party. Social as well as to meet new friends. Probably will be block party. Two volunteers but need more.
d.) Communication. One volunteer already, need another to get the news/meetings announced to all residents. Also, help on the website; send news/photos.
e.) November elections. If you wish to volunteer your time, consider becoming a director/officer. Let us know of your interest.
Visit your neighborhood website at www.Scotch80.com
and email us at: Scotch80Neighbor@gmail.com
Help improve your neighborhood by joining us in these activities. Thank you. Have a great spring.