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DPNC Newsletter - April 2008



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When:  Monday, April 21st, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m. –Topic of Discussion: Clean City Sweep                                     

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                   Vol. 13   No. 38  April  2008



President’s Corner

 By Julia Long


Please come to Monday night's meeting to help us plan our Clean Sweep event. This is one of the most important things we do, and we need everyone's participation if at all possible. Chandler Schwede is organizing the event this year, so please give her all the support that you can.


Crime in our area seems to have let up a little, thank goodness. But remember to keep the doors locked on your house and on your car, and don't open the door of your home to strangers.


Next month, at our May 19 meeting, you'll have an opportunity to hear from, meet, and talk with, the candidates for the State House and for County Council. You remember, don't you, that the first time Bobby Jameson ran for City council, he won by just one vote? Every vote counts; your vote counts. So meet the candidates and ask each of them what he or she plans to do about the issues that are most important to you.  




The Clean City Sweep will be held this year on Saturday, April 26th.  We will be meeting at Bobby Jameson's house (8965 Deerwood Dr.) between 8:30 and 9:00.  You can join us any time during the morning. There are several things going on this year with the event.   


1.  Help us with the clean up. Most importantly, we will be cleaning along the roadside during the morning.   Supplies such as gloves, trash bags, and vests will be handed out then.  Coffee and doughnuts will also be there to give you energy to clean, clean, clean!!!  If your health doesn't let you get out and clean, you can help there at bobby's house with sign-in sheets, etc.     


2. Pick up a recycling bin if you don't have one. There will be free recycling bins available, so please take one and start recycling if you do not already do so.  It is very easy to recycle, as pickup is every other Thursday.  It helps our environment and planet, as well as providing jobs in our city. 


3. Get rid of some unwanted items, and pick up a few you'd like to have. In line with cleaning our city and promoting recycling, we will also be offering you the opportunity to clean your home by having a "Swap".  Everyone is encouraged to bring things in good condition from your house with the intention of "swapping" for others’ items.  It will work like a "free yard sale".  Examples of items to bring include puzzles, clothes, dishes, toys, books, videos, home decor, etc...  Please only bring items in good condition that you think others would want.  Also, the intent for this is to swap or give away things to fellow Clean Sweep participants and other Deer Park residents who want them for personal use, not to sell or profit from them.  Please bring the items in the morning between 8:30 - 9:00, if possible.  Then see what free items you want for your own use. Anything left over will be donated to Good Will.   



 4. Pick up your Neighborhood Crime Watch card.  On one side of the sheet will be a "Neighborhood Crime Watch" symbol, and if you wish, you may tape this to the inside of your window so would-be criminals can see it if they try to check out your property.   On the back of the card, visible to you from inside your house if you tape the card to the window, will be important phone numbers to use in case of crime or disaster.


5. Eat delicious food. After cleanup, we will be having a lunch cookout complete with hamburgers, hot dogs AND Doug Azevedo's world famous chili!!! Everyone is invited to the lunch.


We hope that you participate in any capacity you are able to.  Everyone in Deer Park is invited to the cookout, and we look forward to seeing you there.  We are trying to make the event as beneficial to the city AND residents in Deer Park as possible.  There will be something for everyone.  Please come socialize while taking pride in the beautiful community and city we live in!!!!!!



Membership Dues


Membership Dues of $10.00 annually are always received any time of the year. If you wish to mail your check in, make your check payable to Linda Brinson and mail it to 2510 Gable St., N. Chas., SC 29406.  If you are not certain whether or not your dues are up to date, please give Linda a call at 553-8832. Ten dollars per year is a small amount to pay for monthly updates on community activities, events, programs, and many matters of concern to each of us. Even if you do not attend the monthly meetings and desire at least to receive the newsletter, please get your dues paid.


Notice to All Deer Park Residents


Per Police Chief Jon Zumalt, the CAC ( citizens action committee ) has requested feedback from the neighborhoods on how we can combat crime and violence in North Charleston. The Chief also wants to know how we think the police department is doing their job and how they can be more effective, especially with neighborhoods and young people. The comments should be solution oriented, thoughtful and respectful. The responses will go directly to Chief Zumalt and need not be signed.


We want to get this request out to everyone that resides in the Deer Park neighborhood.   Please pass this request aIong to someone you know who may not receive the newsletter. Anyone who would like to respond by email can send it to Linda.Vetter@Century21.com. If they would like to respond by regular mail it can be sent to Linda Vetter at 2361 Storen Street, North Charleston, SC 29406. We will need all responses by Wednesday, April 30, 2008. 





Garbage Pick-up Schedule                                                                     Key Personnel


Garbage:                         Every Wednesday                                              City Council District 3              Robert Jameson                824-1500

Leaves/Grass:                Every Wednesday                                               County Council Rep                  Tim Scott                         797-3065

Large Trash:                  Every Wednesday                                               Neighborhood Crime                  Linda Vetter                     303-2331

                                        (please note that Thursday                              Watch Representative

                                        will be pick-up day when City                         N. Chas. Dispatcher                                                             745-1015

                                        Holiday falls on Mon., Tues., Wed.)               Housing Director                        Darbis Briggmann            740-2560        

                                                                                                                    SPEED Team Rep.                     Doug Armstead                745-1069


Recyclables:                     every other Thursday                                     Code Enforcement                      Jerry Groover                   740-2671                                                                                         May 1st, 15th, & 29th                                       CAC Representative                  Sarah Collins                    553-0288                         

                                                                                                                    Membership                                Linda Brinson                   553-8832


Board of Directors

President                         Julia Long                         797-0893                  Newsletter Distribution            Jimmy Mitchum              553-0665

Vice President                Dennis Isgitt                     797-2455                                                                        Jim Driver                        553-0768

Secretary                         Chandler Schwede            437-4736                                                                        Bill Lusk                           553-1348

Treasurer                        Linda Brinson                   553-8832

Board Mbr. Elected        Wheeler Tillman               442-9435                  Newsletter                                   Susanne Azevedo             572-2321

Board Mbr. Elected        Susanne Azevedo             572-2321                  Disaster/ Preparation                 James Brown                    553-4329

Board Mbr. Apptd.        Audrey Carpenter              553-7768                  Sick & Sunshine                        Susanne Azevedo             572-2321

Board Mbr. Apptd.        Mary Hutson                     553-4451                  Voter Registration                      Douglas Azevedo             572-2321