What's Up -- May, 2013

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 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 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meadowlark School library.  Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Lundberg, an introduction to the new GFPD Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Huffman, information on the petition circulating that would put urban chickens on the November ballot, a legislative update from Legislator Steve Fitzpatrick, committee reports, and neighborhood concerns.

Council #2 meets Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Elementary School cafeteria.  Agenda items include information on area parks from Park and Recreation Director Marty Basta, information on child abuse detection from Dr. Karen Henricks, a visit from Community Policing Officer Bragg, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #3 meets Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Riverview School music room.  Agenda items include a proposal to sell City park land located in Riverview, a visit from Community Policing Officer Smail, an introduction to the new GFPD Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Huffman, information on the petition circulating that would put urban chickens on the November ballot, committee reports, and neighborhood concerns.

Council #4 meets Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd Street North.  Agenda items include presentation of a Good Neighbor Award to Eric Spragg of Emeritus at Cambridge Place, a visit from Community Policing Officer Lundberg, information on Clara Park from Park and Recreation Director Marty Basta, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #5 meets Monday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center’s conference room.  Agenda items include GFPS updates from School Board Trustee Bob Moretti, a visit from Traffic Supervisor Jerry McKinley, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #6 meets Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunnyside School library.  Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Pam Henry, information on the petition circulating that would put urban chickens on the November ballot, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #7 meets Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Civic Center.  Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing/BRIC Officer Kimmet, information on the petition circulating that would put urban chickens on the November ballot, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #8 meets Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Falls PreRelease Center, Women’s Annex.  Agenda items include a visit from Community Policing Officer Palmer, GFPS updates from School Board Trustee Bob Moretti, committee reports and neighborhood concerns.

Council #9 meets Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at GFHS, South Campus, room 105.  Agenda items include information on the petition circulating that would put urban chickens on the November ballot, committee reports and neighborhood concerns. 

Council of Councils meets Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center.  The agenda will include items of citywide interest.