What's Up? -- March 2012 Newsletter

From the Neighborhood and Youth Council Coordinator’s Desk

The Great Falls Neighborhood Councils will be meeting as per their fall/winter schedules. All changes in March 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 and Youth 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! All citizens, young and old, are welcome to attend the Youth Council meetings, also.

For information on Council areas and/or meetings, check the listings below or call Patty Cadwell, Neighborhood and Youth 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 and Youth Council Coordinator, or call 455-8496.

Regular March Meetings

Council #1 meets Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meadowlark School library. Agenda items include a presentation on Complete Streets from members of Get Fit, Great Falls, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #2 meets Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Elementary School cafeteria. Agenda items include a visit from new Police Chief Dave Bowen, updates of goings-on at the GF Airport from Board Chair Morin, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #3 meets Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Riverview School Multi-Purpose Room. Agenda items include updates on neighborhood Montana Dept. of Transportation road projects, a vist from new Police Chief Bowen, introductions from candidates Cleve Loney, Tom Jacobson, and Mike Rausch, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #4 meets Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd Street North. Agenda items include a presentation on the Drug Take Back program from Steve Bolstad, information on proposed legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, a visit from Community Policing Officer Slaughter, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #5 meets Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Falls Clinic’s Specialty Center, Conference Room. Agenda items include an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, information on proposed legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, a presentation on Complete Streets from Get Fit, Great Falls members, committee reports, and neighborhood concerns.

**Council #5 will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mountainview School cafeteria. This meeting will features speakers from the US Postal Service, Great Falls Police Department, and RSVP. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents of recent acts of vandalism and to recruit new Neighborhood Watch members.

Council #6 meets Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunnyside School music room. Agenda items include information on proposed legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, discussion of ongoing noise problems at the 8 Ball Inn, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #7 meets Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include information on Complete Streets from members of Get Fit, Great Falls, information on the Neighborhood Watch program, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #8 meets Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Great Falls PreRelease Center, Women’s Annex, 1019 15th Street North. Agenda items include a visit from new Police Chief Bowen, information on legislative redistricting from Ronda Wiggers, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #9 meets Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at GF High School, South campus, room 105. Agenda items include a visit from new Police Chief Dave Bowen, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Mike Rausch, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.