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21

Block Watch Meeting/ Ice Cream Social

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ice_creamSaturday, June 21, 2014

Call to order: 6:45ish pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014 – Our illustrious Chairman, Ed Dziuk, called the meeting to order.

Location: At the home of Bill and Cindy Laird – 2641 W. Columbine Dr.

Attendance: 28+/- adults plus officers: Ed Dziuk, as incoming Treasurer, Patty Smith, as Co-chairwoman, Mary Hauer, as out-going Secretary, Mike Pepera, as incoming Chairman, Cindy Laird, as incoming Secretary and Sue Clay, as incoming Sergeant at Arms.

This was an ice cream social event and an officers’ meeting to bring together the neighbors and elect new Cox Meadows officers for the coming term.

Officer nominations and elections were held. Mike Pepera was elected as Chairman, Patty Smith retained Co-chairwoman, Cindy Laird was elected Secretary, Ed Dziuk was elected as Treasurer and Sue Clay was elected as Sergeant at Arms.

No specific topics were discussed at this event as it was intended to be a fun, meet n’ greet with new neighbors evening. Due the awesome efforts of Charlotte Steel, her DQ store provided the fudgesicles. Mmm! Thank you SO much Charlotte! All neighbors were encouraged to sign the t-shirts for outgoing Mary and Artie Hauer, for their service above and beyond the call of Block Watch duty!   Some neighbors even brought their wading pools and the Lairds provided the green lawn, abundance of shade and cool water for the toes!

Officers can be reached at:

Ed Dziuk – 602-331-8721

Patty Smith – 602-499-3481

Mike Pepera- 602-670-3578

Cindy Laird – 602-943-1440

Sue Clay – 602-376-9286

Event concluded at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted: Cindy Laird, Secretary

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January 7, 2014

Call to order: 7:00PM, Chairman, Ed Dziuk, called the meeting to order.

Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave

Attendance: 19 adults including officers, Ed Dziuk – Chairman, Patty Smith – CoChair, Artie Hauer – Treasurer, Mary Hauer – Secretary, Sergent-at-arms, Mike Pepera

Mary Hauer, Secretary, hosted the meeting. She displayed her photo album of Cox Meadows Block Watch history. In response to activity associated with drug houses on Dahlia Drive, the Block Watch held its organization meeting in October 2002, and Officers volunteered for the Chair position, Frank Martinez, Co-Chair, Jim Chavez, Secretary, Jeanie Cosme. At the November meeting, Ed Dziuk volunteered for the Treasurer role. In the next few months, the Block Watch was incorporated, published its Bylaws, and submitted an IRS Application for Public Charity Status.

Over the next few years, the Block Watch was highly active in the community, raising funds to support the senior class project for the Thunderbird High Marquee, raising funds to send the Thunderbird High Jazz Band to New York, frequent calls to the Cactus Park precinct in response to drug and other unwanted activity, blood drives, collaboration with the Desert Horizons precinct on City of Phoenix Block Watch Grants, safety fairs, Halloween, Christmas and other community events. Newsletters were published, and to date, over $60,000 has been brought into the community through grant funding for cleanups, equipment and Block Watch operations.

Officer nominations and elections were held. Incumbents, Ed Dziuk, Patty Smith, Mary Hauer and Artie Hauer, retained their positions and Mike Pepera was nominated and elected to the Sergeant at Arms position.

We encourage everyone to utilize the tools and resources we have as an organization. Neighbors can sign out rakes, weed eaters, lawn mower, leaf blowers, shovels, gloves, safety glasses, paint sprayer, on loan to beautify our neighborhood.

The General Fund balance is $418.43. Satisfy your sweet tooth and help the Block Watch raise funds by purchasing from our supply of See’s dark chocolate and chocolate with almonds bars – $3 or 2 for $5.

Street Representative Report: Dahlia – The Flood home is being rehabilitated for rental and a concrete block fence has been installed. A second home is available for rent. Sweetwater – Quiet 2 homes are available for sale, and the home on the South West corner at 25th Ave is being rehabilitated a neighbor’s electrical supply is being used for this project. Aster – a home sold for $162,500, and 2 small boys that have been harassing Andrew were also lighting firebombs and throwing them into a neighbor’s yard. The police paid a visit to the mother. 25th Avenue – Edwin is too busy to act as Street Representative so a volunteer is needed for the Street. Windrose – a home was cited by the City for disrepair and is being painted. Corrine – a bicycle was stolen from a neighbor’s yard. Patty Smith announced that she has an engraving kit that neighbors can borrow to mark their possessions. This helps identify the property and makes it easier for the police to make charges. A stolen bike from Wethersfield was sold on Craig’s list, the police responded and the bike had already been sold. Arrests were made. Charter Oak – This street was notably festive during the past holiday season thanks in large part to Linda and Paul Townsend. Columbine – The sewage pipes leading from each home to the City hookup are failing and can cost a much as $6,000 to replace. Wethersfield – There is lots of traffic in the alley with people riffling through trash containers.

Reminder: General meetings – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School (except summer). Next meeting is May 6th, at 7PM.

Officers: Ed Dziuk: (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308; Mary Hauer: (602) 620-5986; Mike Pepera (602) 670-3570

This flyer and the sound system used for our meeting were funded by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program

Printing cost of these flyers and audio equipment for meetings paid for with City Of Phoenix Neighborhood Block Watch Grant funds.

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Dec
03

General Meeting December 3, 2013

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Call to order: 7:00PM, Chairman, Ed Dziuk, called the meeting to order.

Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave

Attendance: 19 adults including officers, Ed Dziuk – Chairman, Patty Smith – CoChair, Artie Hauer – Treasurer, Mary Hauer – Secretary, Sargent-at-arms, Linda Townsend

Ed reported that someone was seen going through a neighbor’s mail on Nov. 4, 2013. We discussed the importance of noticing and reporting suspicious activity quickly. Use the Crime Stop number early and often – 602-262-6151. Even if there is nothing wrong, police patrols send the right message to would-be criminals.

Patty Smith, Co-Chair, thanked everyone for of our October 2013 G.A.I.N. Mary Hauer, Secretary, shared video and photos from the G.A.I.N. event held on Corrine Dr. Everyone enjoyed live music by “Herd of Turtles”, an up and coming local band, and, Artie Hauer, our very own neighbor and Treasurer of CMNBW. Neighborhood children had a great time on the activities organized by Eleanor Dziuk. Barro’s, our local pizzeria, came through again with really great pizzas that they discounted for the event. Charlotte Steele graciously donated and distributed her Dairy Queen ice cream bars.

The next Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol (PNP) training is scheduled for February 1, 2014 http://phoenix.gov/webcms/groups/internet/@inter/@dept/@police/documents/web_content/105751.pdf All those interested in participating in PNP, please contact Patty Smith at (602) 499-3481.

Patty Smith reported on her attendance at the City Grant Writing Workshop. The City provides several workshops throughout the year. All interested in the City sponsored workshops are encouraged to consider attending also.

Artie Hauer gave his Treasurer’s report. Donations of $480 were collected. Costs included $119 for pizza and $180 for the bouncy inflatable. The G.A.I.N. event netted $150 for the Block Watch general fund. Grant fund disbursements included $199 for a Vimeo account that hosts videos on our website and $57 for printing of fliers. The Grant account balance is $4,263. We anticipate disbursements for liability insurance and alley lights to APS in the next quarter. The General Fund balance is $300. Satisfy your sweet tooth and help the Block Watch raise funds by purchasing from our supply of See’s dark chocolate and chocolate with almonds bars – $3 or 2 for $5.

Street Representative Report: Sweetwater – 1 home for sale and 2 empty; Dahlia Dr. – Blight and illegal parking causing concern west of 25th Ave.; 26th Dr. – Swat team was at Aster & 26th Dr.; Aster – 1 house for sale; comment from a Halloween trick o’ treater, “…we love your neighborhood!” Charlotte reported 250 visits on Aster Halloween night. Windrose – Mary Huffman is recovering from surgery; Corrine Dr. – down to one empty house; Larkspur – where mail was witnessed being stolen; Charter Oak – Great Halloween display by Linda Townsend’s family; Bloomfield – status of one house is unknown; 25th Ave – How is Edwin Lopez?

New Business: Concern over barking dogs came up and the phone number to contact someone in city government regarding this issue is 602.262.6466. We invite all neighbors to visit www.nextdoor.com/coxmeadows and join the conversation. We encourage everyone to utilize the tools and resources we have as an organization. Neighbors can sign out rakes, weed eaters, lawn mower, leaf blowers, shovels, gloves, safety glasses, paint sprayer, on loan to beautify our neighborhood.

Reminder: General meetings – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School (except summer). Next meeting is January 7th, at 7PM.

Officers: Ed Dziuk: (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308;

Mary Hauer: (602) 620-5986; Linda Townsend (602) 653-7476

This flyer and the sound system used for our meeting were funded by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program

Printing cost of these flyers and audio equipment for meetings paid for with City Of Phoenix Neighborhood Block Watch Grant funds.

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Nov
05

General Meeting November 5, 2013

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Call to order: 7:00PM, Chairman, Ed Dziuk, called the meeting to order.

Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave

Attendance: 19 adults including officers, Ed Dziuk – Chairman, Patty Smith – CoChair, Artie Hauer – Treasurer, Mary Hauer – Secretary, Sargent-at-arms, Linda Townsend

Ed reported that someone was seen going through a neighbor’s mail on Nov. 4, 2013. We discussed the importance of noticing and reporting suspicious activity quickly. Use the Crime Stop number early and often – 602-262-6151. Even if there is nothing wrong, police patrols send the right message to would-be criminals.

Patty Smith, Co-Chair, thanked everyone for of our October 2013 G.A.I.N. Mary Hauer, Secretary, shared video and photos from the G.A.I.N. event held on Corrine Dr. Everyone enjoyed live music by “Herd of Turtles”, an up and coming local band, and, Artie Hauer, our very own neighbor and Treasurer of CMNBW. Neighborhood children had a great time on the activities organized by Eleanor Dziuk. Barro’s, our local pizzeria, came through again with tasty and discounted the pizzas for the event. Charlotte Steele graciously donated and distributed her Dairy Queen ice cream bars.

The next Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol (PNP) training is scheduled for February 1, 2014 ( http://phoenix.gov/webcms/groups/internet/@inter/@dept/@police/documents/web_content/105751.pdf ). All those interested, please contact Patty Smith at (602) 499-3481.

Patty Smith reported on her attending the City Grant Writing Workshop. All interested in the City sponsored workshops are encouraged to consider attending also.

Artie Hauer gave his treasurer’s report. Donations of $480 were collected. Costs included $119 for pizza and $180 for the bouncy inflatable. The G.A.I.N. event netted $150 for the Block Watch general fund. Grant fund disbursements included $199 for a Vimeo account that hosts videos on our website and $57 for printing of fliers. The Grant account balance is $4,263. We anticipate disbursements for liability insurance and alley lights to APS in the next quarter. The General Fund balance is $300.

Street Representative Report: Sweetwater – 1 home for sale and 2 empty; Dahlia Dr – Blight and illegal parking causing concern west of 25th Ave.; 26th Dr. – Swat team was at Aster & 26th Dr.; Aster – 1 house for sale; comment from a Halloween trick o’ treater, “…we love your neighborhood!” Charlotte reported 250 visits on Aster Halloween night. Windrose – Mary Huffman is recovering from surgery; Corrine Dr. – down to one empty house; Larkspur – where mail was witnessed being stolen; Charter Oak – Great Halloween display by Linda Townsend’s family; Bloomfield – one house in question; 25th Ave – How is Edwin Lopez?

New Business: Concern over barking dogs came up and the phone number to contact someone in city government regarding this issue is 602.262.6466. We invite all neighbors to visit www.nextdoor.com/coxmeadows and join the conversation. We encourage everyone to utilize the tools and resources we have as an organization. There are rakes, weedeaters, lawn mower, leaf blowers, shovels, gloves, safety glasses, paint sprayer, on loan to beautify our neighborhood.

Reminder: General meeting – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School Cafeteria (except summers). Next meeting is January 7, 2014.

Officers: Ed Dziuk: (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308; Mary Hauer (602) 620-5986.

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Sep
03

General Meeting September 3, 2013

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General Meeting September 3, 2013: 7:15PM, Ed Dziuk, Chair, called the meeting to order
Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave
Attendance: 20 adults including officers, Ed Dziuk – Chairman, Patty Smith – CoChair, Artie Hauer – Treasurer, Mary Hauer – Secretary, Linda Townsend – Sergeant-at-Arms (elect)

Welcome Remarks: Co-Chair, Patty Martin-Smith, opened the meeting with a welcome to Paul Curiel from the City of Phoenix Public Works Dept. Mr. Curiel shared with us about the city’s new sustainable living program that will be in operation by 2020. “Reimagine Phoenix, Transforming Trash into Resources” is the name of the program. Read more about it online by entering the link below. Take the pledge and do your part.: http://phoenix.gov/publicworks/reimaginephoenix/index.html

Note: In accordance with the Block Watch Bylaws, meeting minutes are being recorded and retained. In accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, the minutes contain only the date, time, place of meeting and attendance. Accordingly, Neighborhood Events, General Meeting and More will be published with each meeting’s agenda. The opportunity to connect with our neighbors is just too good to pass up. When we remember and it strikes us as important, the date and time of events will be provided.

Ed Dziuk, Chair, contacted the Public Works office to inquire of rumors regarding our alley trash pickup changing to curb side pickup. Robert Lopez, a Public Works Lead Solid Waste Environmental Specialist stopped by and visited with Eleanor. He said that there is no substance to the rumor.

Mr. Curiel gave a presentation about new standards for what’s recyclable and what’s not. He handed out posters. Anyone who missed the presentation or didn’t get a poster contact Eleanor to obtain one. Mr. Curiel also explained that things that gum up the sorting equipment like the small caps on drinking water bottles are what they want to avoid. He answered questions and concerns and will take your calls or emails at 602.534.8193/ john.curiel@phoenix.gov city_phx

Ed introduced Kathleen French, Field Organizer from Nextdoor.com. Ms. French explained Nextdoor.com is a social network exclusively for neighborhoods. At the time of this meeting, Cox Meadows have 40 participants connected. One Million users are now on Nextdoor.com throughout the Country. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Kathleen French at 480.442.4608/ kfrench@nextdoor.com.next_door

Patty talked about our G.A.I.N. plans. This acronym stands for “Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods”. The event is held throughout Arizona in neighborhoods small and large on Saturday, October 19th. Neighbors gather outdoors for a few hours of fun, food, family and friends. Cox Meadows will be gathering on Corrine Dr. from 3PM – 7PM.

Artie Hauer, CMNBW Treasurer, delivered the treasurer’s report. Expenditures were made on organizing and adding shelving to the storage area. Ed informed us of the equipment, tools and items procured through the Block Watch City Grant. Neighbors are welcome to sign out equipment for their personal use. An officer will take a receipt for the equipment and an agreement regarding the time and date of its return.

Street Rep Report: New neighbors on Dahlia Dr. on the southwest corner of 25th Ave. Sweetwater has a house on the southeast corner of 25th Ave up for rent. A pool cleaner was stolen from a home on Aster. Also on Aster is a house up for rent at the northeast corner of 26th Dr. The home west to that is vacant a cause for concern of dogs left behind. Corrine has two houses up for sale and another being renovated. 26th Dr. and Corrine has activity at a house that is cause for concern with numerous cars in and out throughout the day at a home in that vicinity. Larkspur has two houses with new neighbors. Charter Oak has one house up for rent. Bloomfield has a house up for sale and the NE Corner house @ 25th Ave. will soon be ready for sale.

Linda Townsend was unanimously voted to serve as our new Sargent-at-arms. The meeting was adjourned by Linda at 8:25PM.

Reminder: General meetings – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School (except summer). Next meeting is November 5rd, at 7PM.
Corrine Drive

Officers: Ed Dziuk : (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308; Mary Hauer: (602) 620-5986; Linda Townsend (602) 653-7476

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May
07

General Meeting May 7, 2013

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Call to order: 7:15PM, Chairman, Ed Dziuk, called the meeting to order.

Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave

Attendance: 15 adults including officers, Ed Dziuk – Chairman, Patty Smith – CoChair, Artie Hauer – Treasurer, Mary Hauer – Secretary

Ed shared about the neighborhood response to the tragedy of Edwin Lopez and family with the loss of his son during a shooting that occurred at their residence on 25th Ave. Money ($550) was collected from neighbors throughout the neighborhood. A potluck was held after the already planned clean –up day, April 20th.

Minutes from the April 2nd meeting were approved.

Linda Townsend volunteered to serve as the Block Watch Sgt. at Arms after Josh Hart stepped down due to time needed with family.   She will be considered and voted in at the next board meeting.

Discussion was held about Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol (PNP) training. Several members will be attempting to attend the next scheduled training.

Street Representative Report: Corrine – Discussion on an abandoned house… ; 25th Ave – New neighbors in several houses. No homes empty at this time.

Reminder: General meeting – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School Cafeteria ( except summers ). Next meeting is September 3, 2013.

Officers: Ed Dziuk: (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308; Mary Hauer (602) 620-5986.

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Apr
16

Community Support

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Several Cox Meadows neighbors called to ask how we can express community support for our 25th Avenue Street Representative who lost his son on Sunday morning.

One amazing family in our neighborhood expressed their sincere sympathy by offering a place in their home while the family pulls their lives back together and the police complete their investigation. I’m always inspired by those around me who extend real support, when I’m trying to grasp how to express my sympathy.

Anyone wishing to contribute to an expression of community support to Edwin and the boy’s mother may give checks or funds that will be given to the family at community pot luck Saturday afternoon April 20 to be held in front of our home on Corrine Drive.

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General Meeting April 1, 2013

Posted by Edward Dziuk

Officer Brandon Epperson gave an informative, helpful presentation on the anatomy of an effective PNP call at our April 2 Block Watch meeting. Since most of you were unable to attend, I thought I’d share the salient points here.

Observation skills are all about training and practice. The objective of the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol program is to provide that training to enhance the effectiveness of watchful neighbors who are looking out for their neighbors and community safety. It is human nature to refer to ourselves as PNP’ers, but resisting that temptation will enhance our communication with Crime Stop or 911 operators. It’s important to recognize that whether we place a 911 or 601-262-6151 call we will talk to the same group of operators. Some of them don’t know what PNP is, but all will recognize the “Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol” moniker.

Communicating effectively about criminal activity is a learned skill, and the most important aspect is the ability to remain calm when every system in our body is urging us to fight or get the heck out of Dodge. It requires instinct to recognize something that shouldn’t be happening, and we can acquire that instinct with practice – nobody is born with it.

Working effectively with local police forces is dependent on our ability to observe and report suspicious activity. If we take a more active or interventionist role, the outcome is seldom favorable. If we are in a place where personal safety is a valid concern, it’s time to leave.

The most interesting and meaningful aspect of Brandon’s presentation was about the side effects and consequences of our PNP calls.

First, our objective is to call in the Cavalry. Responders are Officer’s who are connected to information resources so that they can accurately assess the situation, and are trained to minimize the inherent risk in contact with criminals.

Crime Stop and 911 operators are trained to slow excited and agitated callers down so that the correct response to a situation can be quickly implemented. They will ask a lot of questions that are designed to elicit accurate and relevant facts, and to keep callers engaged in the communication process.

The opportunity to intervene in criminal activity is very fleeting. If it takes 15 minutes for our sub-conscious to alert us to the fact that something isn’t right about a situation, the opportunity may well be gone.

When on observer succeeds in initiating a response, there are a lot of beneficial consequences. Criminals learn that there are better places to conduct their activities, and we initiate a long-term trend toward safer communities. Good news travels fast. The word goes out from reliable sources that our neighborhood isn’t ripe for the picking because people who care and aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves live here.

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Apr
02

General Meeting April 2, 2013

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Call to Order: 7:07PM, Artie Hauer (standing-in for Josh Hart)

Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave

Attendance: 18 Adults; Officers present: Ed Dziuk, Patty Smith, Artie Hauer, Mary Hauer

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Welcome Remarks: Co-Chair, Patty Smith, introduced our guest speaker, Brandon Epperson. Brandon is associated with the Phoenix Police in our own Cactus Park Precinct. He is presently our Community Programs Coordinator and directs the “Policing with a Purpose” program. Officer Epperson explained the foundation of a Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol (PNP) and shared with us, “the anatomy of an effective PNP call”, as our chairman, Ed Dziuk, wrote in his article on nextdoor.com ( https://coxmeadows.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=1150158 ). He had us view a video re-enacting a situation in a neighborhood cul-de-sac. Showing the benefits of good observers in a neighborhood, we can become partners with the police. He informed us that to be trained for your neighborhood PNP, you need to attend the 4 hour calss put on every other month. There are road shows, also. The next one in our area is in August at Cactus Park. Any questions? You can reach Officer Epperson at his email address, brandon.epperson@phoenix.gov / http://phoenix.gov/police/ppd_pnp.html , or, call 602 495‐5009.

Street Representative Reports:  Sweetwater – Several from Sweetwater were in attendance and informed us there was a meth bust in March. No other street had anything to report except Columbine…the city bought another home there.

New Business: The Clean Up day is all set for April 20th.

Reminder: General meetings – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School (except summer). Next meeting is May 7th, 2013.

Officers: Ed Dziuk : (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308; Mary Hauer: (602) 620-5986;

 

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Mar
05

General Meeting March 5, 2013

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Call to Order: 7:00PM, Vic Strmic (standing-in for Josh Hart)

Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave
Attendance: 18 Adults; Officers present: Ed Dziuk, Patty Smith, Artie Hauer, Mary Hauer

Welcome Remarks: CMNBW newly elected Chairman, Ed Dziuk, welcomes all attending and remarks on the array of deserts, thanking all those who responded to the desert potluck. Ed introduced “Nextdoor” online for anyone interested in communicating with Cox Meadows neighbors securely and/or privately. https://coxmeadows.nextdoor.com/newsfeed/ (as of this writing, we have 31 members; 24 households out of a possible 281).

Ed announced the plan to hold an April clean-up featured on the flier. The date is marked for Saturday, April 20, 2013, 6:00AM. Tools have been acquired and are ready for use. A paint sprayer has also been purchased. We are in search for a feasible phone plan to acquire 2 phones for PNP.

Ed then turned the discussion to neighborhood crime stastics. Checking the newspaper’s weekly table of crimes corresponding to the zip codes in the city is a way to stay aware of our area.

Ed introduced Sue and Mike from Sweetwater, neighbors to Street Rep, Julie Lococo. Next to be introduced was Artie Hauer, our new Treasurer of CMNBW. Artie attended the Variance Meeting held just before our Block Watch meeting tonight. This Variance meeting was in regards to Home Depot needing a variance to park trucks near the street for up to 72 hours.

Ed wants to make sure the signature card is signed by the new president and treasurer soon at M&I Bank.

Patty Smith is our new Co-Chairman. Patty will be facilitating the April meeting for Ed. A PNP officer is possibly going to be our guest for the April meeting.

Street Representative Reports: Sweetwater – Street light has been fixed; Wethersfield – New camera tower at Cactus and Freeway has ADOT cameras for Public Safety. Patty reports there are two empty homes at end of 25th Ave & Wethersfield. Dahlia – New neighbors in southside, west of 25th, second house. Flood house on cul-de-sac is empty and ready for auction; Aster – New neighbors and the alley light is fixed; Corrine – Water leak is fixed; Larkspur – Quiet and okay except for neighbor’s junk pile at one house; Columbine – Carrie had knee surgery…is recuperating; Charter Oak – Linda reported for Tom that all is well; 25th Avenue – Edwin reported weeds were abounding and we need to control them now. Streets not represented were Windrose, 26th Drive, Bloomfield and Columbine.

New Business: Edwin and Ed will consider tending to the palm tree on 26th St. and Corrine.
There will be a “Writing Party” held at Barro’s Pizza on March 16th @ 3PM for anyone interested in writing articles and stories for an upcoming neighborhood newsletter.
Eleanor inquired whether there is any interest in a document shredding event. More info later.

Reminder: General meetings – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School (except summer). Next meeting is April 2, 2013 at 7PM.

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