The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park
Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council
Vol. 17; No. 4 – April 2011

Monthly Newsletter

Next Meeting:
When: Monday, April 18th, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Bill Crosby

By Beth Evans

At this month’s meeting, we are grateful to have Bill Crosby as our speaker.

This month has been yet another busy one with meetings:

    The City Planning Commission had their meeting on Monday, April 11th. On their agenda was:
    1. A request to create additional lots in the University Park for additional townhomes. This request was approved with a clause that signs need to be posted along the wetland buffer stating: “Wetland Buffer. Do Not Destroy.”
    The County Planning Commission had their meeting also on Monday, April 11th. On their agenda was:
    1. A request to rezone a piece of property on University Blvd to OG – Office General. This was also presented in March which was deferred to April’s meeting. I was able to speak to the Commission Members and asked that they deny the OG request since it permits uses that are only allowed on the City’s B-1 and B-2 zoning. I also told the Commission Members that I had been researching alternative ways to make all parties happy. The alternative way is to have the property annexed into the City as ON (Office Neighborhood ) which is the correct zoning. The Commission Members then discussed the matter and voted. The request was denied. ( in our favor) After the meeting, we met with the real estate agent and the prospective buyer and we are going to go forward with getting this property annexed into City. I will keep you informed as this proceeds.
As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, I met with the City to discuss getting the maps of Deer Park updated to reflect the current zonings of the properties. This could start as early as May 2011. I will keep you informed of this as it moves forward.

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Garbage Pick-up Schedule

Garbage: Every Wednesday
Leaves/Grass: Every Wednesday
Large Trash: Every Wednesday
(Please note that Thursday will be pick-up date when City Holiday falls on Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Recyclables: every other Thursday - 4/28, 5/12

Board of Directors

President: Beth Evans 437-4140
Vice President: Dennis Isgitt 797-2455
Secretary: Gene Retherford 813-2296
Treasurer: Linda Brinson 553-8832
Board Mbr. Apptd: Janeane Smith 224-6748
Board Mbr. Apptd: Carolyn Hicks 475-1218
Board Mbr. Elected: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
Board Mbr. Elected: Mary Hutson 553-4451
Past President: Julia Long 553-3235

Key Personnel

City Council District 3: Bobby Jameson 824-1500
County Council Rep: Elliott Summey 200-4244
Neighborhood Crime Watch Rep: John Flinn 863-0659
N. Chas. Dispatcher:   745-1015
Housing Director: Darbis Briggmann 740-2560
Crime Prevention Officer: Cpl. Brian West 745-1096
Code Enforcement: Tommy Long 740-2677
CAC Representative: - open -  
Membership: Linda Brinson 553-8832
Newsletter Distribution: Jimmy Mitchum
Jim Driver
Bill Lusk
Newsletter: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
Disaster/Preparation: James Brown 553-4329
Sick & Sunshine: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
Voter Registration: Douglas Azevedo 572-2321