What's Up -- April 2012 Newsletter

From the Neighborhood Coordinator’s Desk

The Great Falls Neighborhood Councils will be meeting as per their spring schedules. All changes in April will be noted in bold below.

All Neighborhood Council meetings are open to all and public participation is crucial to the effectiveness of the individual Neighborhood Councils. Citizens are encouraged to address the Councils with neighborhood news, concerns, items of interest, and/or success stories. Please plan to attend the Neighborhood Council in your area, and let the members know what’s up in the neighborhood!

For information on Council areas, meetings, and/or members, check the listings below or call Patty Cadwell, Neighborhood Council Coordinator, 455-8496. Changes to regular schedules are noted in bold lettering.

Citizen Involvement

All councils invite and welcome attendance at their meetings and have set goals for increased citizen participation in 2012/2013. For information on meeting times and locations, please see the schedule below or email Patty Cadwell, Neighborhood Council Coordinator, or call 455-8496.

Regular April Meetings

Council #1 meets Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meadowlark School library. Agenda items include information on upcoming legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Joe Sullivan, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #2 meets Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Elementary School cafeteria. Agenda items include information on upcoming legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #3 meets Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Riverview School Multi-Purpose Room. Agenda items include information on upcoming legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, discussion on the proposed cell phone ordinance, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Joe Sullivan, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #4 meets Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd Street North. Agenda items a visit from GFPD Chief Dave Bowen, information on the Complete Streets movement, introductions from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch and Legislative candidate Steve Sems, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #5 meets Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Falls Clinic’s Specialty Center, Conference Room. Agenda items include information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, a visit from GFPD Chief Bowen, committee reports, and neighborhood concerns.

Council #6 meets Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunnyside School music room. Agenda items include information on the Upper/Lower River Road storm drainage project and the Pearson Addition SID project, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Joe Sullivan, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #7 meets Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include information the Cascade County Conservation District’s bid for inclusion within the City limits from Director Toni Neslen, information on upcoming legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Joe Sullivan, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #8 meets Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Great Falls PreRelease Center, Women’s Annex, 1019 15th Street North. Agenda items include information from the City Building Official on the International Property Maintenance Code, a presentation on the Complete Streets Movement, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, an introduction from District Court Judge candidates Mike Rausch and Joe Sullivan, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #9 meets Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at GF High School, South campus, room 105. Agenda items include Mapril Cleanup planning, information on upcoming legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Joe Sullivan, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.