West Rockland Street April Update

Meeting Notes – Extra-Extra-Read-All-About-ItThe last Block Meeting was held on April 17. Over 25 people attended when you include the children! Enjoy the block update and meeting notes.

BLOCK OFFICERS, COMMITTEE PEOPLE, JUNIOR BLOCK CAPTAINS 

We still need more people to commit to working on special projects on the block. We will be coming door to door to see who is interested in helping out or leading projects. We will also appoint two Junior Block Captain’s this month.

TRAFFIC / SPEED BUMPS / SAFETY OF CHILDREN

Please sign the petition for speed bumps (or other help with his problem). The petition is circulating. Donations are being collected for “Slow, Children at Play Signs.” See attached letter requesting financial support to purchase signs.

RACCOONS

Discussed the frequent daytime sightings of Raccoons on the block. Raccoons live in one of the roofs on the block (occupied house). They also live in a vacant house. Seal up any holes in your home. One resident may try to trap the raccoons and have Animal Control pick them up. Stay tuned! Do not mess with raccoons. Rinse recycling and keep trash sealed tightly.

BLOCK INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS 

This year we will be hosting informational meetings with different representatives from the city. We know that people have questions about city rules and laws. Over the winter a few residents received fines for unshoveled walkways when it snowed.

As a block we will come together to learn what it takes to avoid fines and be good neighbors to each other. Topics include: trash and recycling, crime prevention, housing repair grants & loans and more.

BLOCK VOICEMAIL LINE

 We have a voicemail line for anyone that wants to leave a message about an issue, has a question or wants to leave community information that we can share with the block. The number is 513-580-TOWN.

YARD MAITEANCE TOOL LENDING LIBRARY / WEED KILLER SPRAY

Tool library is back up and running. Weed killer spray is also available. Both are available from 38 W Rockland Street. Must return within 24 hours. 

TIRE SHOP

Many residents on Rockland, Germantown Ave, Greene, and Wyneva have expressed concern over the growing number of tires at the 4800 Germantown Ave business, “Tires & Service.” Concerns include mosquitos, potential fire and the “look” of the business in a residential area. You must report your concerns through 3-1-1. Several residents have already done this but the squeaky wheel gets heard!

CRIME REPORT

A crime report with crimes occurring within a half-mile radius of W Rockland Street will be issued each month.

CURFEW

Curfew for children under 18 was discussed again. It was noted that children do not have to be completely in the house by the curfew times listed but should be on their own porches and keep the noise down. Lately children have been outside very late. This is not safe and has caused a disturbance of the peace.

WYNEVA, GREENE, LOGAN, GERMANTOWN AVE

 We will be inviting these blocks to join us for meetings and some activities.

GERMANTOWN YOUTH GUIDE

A guide listing camps, rec centers and other facilities with activities for children will be distributed in May. It will include information on programs for children including whether there are scholarship opportunities available.

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