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DPNC Newsletter - August 2006



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Date: Monday, September 18th  2006

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall          

Speaker:  North Charleston District #3 Councilman Bobby Jameson

                  ( Finger Food Social Time ! )


The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park

Official Publication of
The Deer Park Neighborhood Council                      Vol. 10   No.20             August  2006




President’s Corner

By Julia Long



Please mark your calendar now for the September re-starting of our regular meetings at 6:30 on the third Monday night of each month, at the Deer Park Church Fellowship Hall. The September meeting is Come-Meet-Your-Neighbors night. Bring a finger food if you can, but even if you can't bring anything, come anyway. We don't get many chances to socialize with others in our community, and it's important for us to know each other. Invite your Deer Park friends and relatives whether they belong to the civic club or not. Our City Councilman Bobby Jameson will get us all caught up on how Deer Park is developing and growing: there's a lot to know!


And speaking of Bobby Jameson, let's all remember to tell him personally how much we appreciate the four-way stop at Fernwood and Deerwood. It took considerable effort and persistence on his part to get those new stop signs put in. They will reduce property damages, prevent injuries, and very likely save lives.


For those who need rides to the hospital area, please note that the route of our Bus 106 has been changed so that it now goes all the way to Health South .


There's a rumour that we might be getting a Kerr Drug on our side of University Boulevard near Shadow Lane. Let's hope it's true. I'll let you know if I hear anything more definite.



Operation Evacuation Disability Emergency Planning Assessment



Disabled residents of Charleston County are often uncertain about what to do in times of emergency. Evacuation instructions can be confusing and overwhelming. A new registry for people with disabilities who may need assistance in an emergency evacuation is being established. This registry is an important first step in locating, assessing and assisting people with disabilities in times of emergency. The Committee for Disability Emergency Preparedness is developing this registry. It is called “Operation Evacuation.”








Any resident with disabilities who thinks they may need evacuation assistance or shelter during an emergency should contact “Operation Evacuation” by calling 211 or 225-5080. The operators will direct you to the next step toward being included in the “Operation Evacuation” registry. The assessment form is also available online at www.drcilc.org. Or (in Deer Park) contact Dennis Isgitt at 797-2455 for a copy of the form. The form is not complicated with just a few basic questions.


The Disability Resource Center is also attempting to develop a network to address specific needs of individuals through churches and other organizations. This is in the early development stages.


For any emergency assistance program to work, planning is essential. You have to take the first step to help yourself BEFORE the emergency is here. Help yourself and register. TODAY.


Remember Your Neighbors!!      


Longtime DPNC member/friend/neighbor, Lucy Herman recently suffered a heart attack and was in Trident Hospital.  We are so very happy to report that Lucy has improved enough to be sent home from the hospital. Cheers!!!


Board member Mary Hutson’s son had fallen and broken his leg.  He’s been operated on and we have every hope that his leg will heal rapidly.


Our sympathies to the congregation at Northwood’s Assembly Church for the fire damages there.  Once again, our own North Charleston Fire Department,  who were part of a larger group of the Charleston areas’ firefighters, were on the scene to help battle and contain this tragic fire. We are very glad that no one was injured and we do hope to see them rebuilding soon.





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:                  Wednesday, August 30th , Sept.13th        Neighborhood Crime            Linda  Vetter                553-8068

                                       and Sept. 27th  ( please note that                    Watch Representative

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

                                       when city Holiday falls on Mon.                     Housing Director                   Darbis Briggmann        740-2560        

                                          Tues. or Wed. )                                              SPEED Team Rep.                     Sgt. Ramsey                   745-1069

Recyclables:                   Thursday, Aug. 24th,  Sept.7th & 21st                    Code Enforcement                     Jerry Groover                 740-2671                                                                              ( this switch to Thursdays’                          CAC  Representative                Chuck Anderson           225-1189                         

                                          began on 5/1/06 )                                           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                        Susie Anderson             225-1189                                                                        Bill Lusk                          553-1348

Treasurer                       Linda Brinson                553-8832

Board Mbr. Apptd.      Wheeler Tillman               569-0212                  Newsletter                                  Susanne Azevedo         572-2321

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

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

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

Past President                 Robert Jameson           824-1500