Yeti Tracking Party

Yeti tracking poster 19The Oak Park Yeti was last seen by Adam Rosetta in 2017 on the Dallas Branch trail, just off the Oak Park Trail.  Since then, we think he/she/it has been taking – and reading- the books from the Little Free Library at the Oak Park Pavilion.  We think that because we sometimes see fur on the posts in the pavilion and some of the books have a little bit of mud on the covers.  We also think it eats the eggplants and basil from the community garden at the Oak Park park, too. We are just glad to know it likes books!  Come look for our yeti and make a souvenir.  Crafts for all ages- with parent’s supervision for the tiny hands.

Join us next Sunday, 10-27-19 at 1 pm!

Huntsville Police Department Meeting

HPD meeting Tues 5/28 – 6 pm Jackson Way Baptist Church
This is an opportunity for all neighbors to take some initiative to meet one another and strengthen relationships that will keep the neighborhood safe -and happy. Two topics will be covered: animals and speeding.
We are launching a Slow Down campaign on this night. One of the ways to do that is a series of events called Kidz Safe sponsored by Rotary club members. Come and give opinions on date and places for a safety festival.
Animal services will be there to talk about newest laws regarding pets, wildlife , and will have licensing forms.
We arranged for the sale of pet name tags on behalf of the Northeast Huntsville Cvic Association complements of Hollywood Feed.

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Two Events Next Week!

The first is the NEHCA Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday April 23rd at 6:30pm at the Optimist Park Community Center!

Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 4.58.33 PM.pngThe second is the City Council Meeting for the Greenways and Bikes Lanes! Thursday April 25th – 6PM at 308 Fountain Circle SW!

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3rd Annual Garden Gathering

The 3rd Annual Garden Gathering will take place on April 13th from 9-12 at the Optimist Park Pavilion. Bring, trade and swap garden bulbs, plants, seeds, herbs, flowers, veggies, garden equipment and talk with local gardeners and experts! There will be activities for the kids, a raffle, composting and worm info, seed bombs, and much more. This is a free event for the Huntsville Community sponsored by the Northeast Huntsville Civic Association and all are welcome!

Have you heard our PSA on WLRH?

 

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Flood Plain Mitigation Dallas Branch

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At least 900 homes are in the FEMA designated flood plain or flood fringe in NE Huntsville.  After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA needed less risk and required people to purchase private insurance while making money available to cities to improve storm water management.  Last year, 15 Million was awarded.

Huntsville city engineers are currently updating the cost estimate too build the infrastructure that was designed in 2013 when the housing market was at its lowest. We know that the project cost now exceeds the grant award of 15 million.  New funding sources will be required to move this project forward, either with additional grant funds or city capital funds.  We will be discussing these options over the next few weeks with FEMA and the Administration to decide how to proceed. We recommend that anyone who pays flood insurance do two things, both things:

1.  Go the CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS to tell the Mayor that you want City money, Economic Development monies, to be dedicated now, not wait for FEMA and

2. Write to Kathy.martin@huntsvilleal.gov to let her know you want city funds, the money in Economic Development budget, to pay for the work. 

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Meet & Greet – January 22, 2019

Last nights meeting went well! A huge thanks to Jamie Miernik for speaking to the group about cycling in the city. And congratulations to the newly elected board for 2019!

Scott Akridge – President
Austin Jackson – Vice President
Sabrina Simon – Communications Chair
Steve Rowley – Treasurer
Brittain Prince – Secretary

 

Many Hands make Light Work

 Five Points Cleanup Day Sat. Oct 27

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10 Reasons to Meet up and Pick up

1. The offenders never stop littering.
2. We don’t want to be seen as a sloppy neighborhood.
3. Some types of litter are a health hazard.
4. Litter hurts your house’s “curb appeal.”
5. A littered environment can contribute to depression.
6. It’s easy to do as part of a team, and walking in brisk fresh air promotes health and wellness.
7. A litter cleanup event keeps us connected as neighbors and members of a community.
8. There’ll be popcorn and drinks.
9. It’s been six months since the last cleanup.
10. There’ll be door prizes! Drawing at 11:45
So … let’s do it!
When      Saturday, Oct. 27
Where     Meet at Lewter Family Park, corner of Wellman and Windham to get a safety vest, a bag, and your door prize ticket
Why        See above!
How        Just show up. All we need is volunteers; everything else is furnished, thanks to City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team.

Please attend to meet Jerry Berg; he initiated this biannual event over 10 years ago! Please, talk to him about being the point person for this 2x year event AND / OR to start one for other parts of NE Huntsville, too.