What's Up -- May 2012 Newsletter

From the Neighborhood Coordinator’s Desk

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

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 May Meetings

Council #1 meets Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meadowlark School library. Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Lundberg, discussion on school safety at the intersection of 11th Street and 22nd Avenue SW, an update from Great Falls Fire Rescue, introductions from District Court Judge candidate Greg Pinski and Cascade County County Commission candidates Robin Baker and Jane Weber, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #2 meets Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Elementary School cafeteria. Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Jeff Bragg, information on the Complete Streets movement, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #3 meets Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Riverview School Multi-Purpose Room. Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Brian Smail, information on the Complete Streets movement and on proposed changes to the Land Use Development Code, an update from the Animal Foundation, an introduction from Cascade County Commission candidate Robin Baker, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #4 meets Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd Street North. Agenda items a visit from Community Policing Officer Van Every, information on the Open Meeting Law and meeting protocol from City Clerk Lisa Kunz and City Attorney Jim Santoro and information on proposed changes to the Land Use Development Code, an introduction from Cascade County Commission candidate Jane Weber, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #5 meets Monday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Falls Clinic’s Specialty Center, Conference Room. Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Sgt. Bryan Slavik, an introduction from Cascade County Commission candidate Jane Weber, committee reports, and neighborhood concerns.

Council #6 meets Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunnyside School music room. Agenda items include visits from Community Policing Officer Jason Gange and new Police Chief Dave Bowen, information on Praise Tabernacle’s annexation request and on the Complete Streets Movement, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Greg Pinski and Cascade County Commission candidate Robin Baker, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #7 meets Monday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include visits from Community Policing Officer Shane Daniel and Police Chief Dave Bowen, introductions from Cascade County Commission candidates Robin Baker and Jane Weber, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #8 meets Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Great Falls PreRelease Center, Women’s Annex, 1019 15th Street North. Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Travis Palmer, an introduction from District Court Judge candidate Greg Pinski and from Cascade County Commission candidate Jane Weber, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #9 meets Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at GF High School, South Campus, room 105. Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Jesse Slaughter, information on the Complete Streets Movement, introductions from Cascade County Commission candidates Robin Baker and Jane Weber, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council of Councils meets Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items may include the proposed cell phone ordinance, updates on the progress or otherwise of the proposed large vehicle ordinance, and information on the re-organization of the Neighborhood Watch program.