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DPNC Newsletter - August 2008



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When:  Monday, September 15th 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m. - Eat Finger Foods; Come Meet Your Neighbors                                    

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Speaker: Tim Scott

                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                   Vol. 13; No. 42      August 2008



President’s Corner

 By Julia Long



With all the excitement of the coming Presidential election, let’s not forget that we also have some important local elections. Tim Scott, our present County Council representative, will be running unopposed to be our state House Representative. And three candidates will be running for the County Council seat that Tim is leaving. You heard only one of those three at our May meeting because one was ill and one was not yet on the ballot. All three are expected to be speaking on Tuesday, October 14, at 7:00 at the Northwood Estates Civic League meeting at Northwood Baptist Church on Greenridge Road. You are invited to hear and meet them. All three candidates welcome your questions and comments. Here is some background on each:


Coakley Hilton, running as an Independent, was born here, graduated from Bonds-Wilson, returned to the state in 2003, and lives in Northwood Estates.  He and his wife own Hilton’s Mortuary in North Charleston. Past President, now Treasurer, of the civic club in Liberty Hill and Rotary Club member, he was instrumental as part of  the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities in mitigating unfavorable impacts of the new terminal. As a result, LAMC was awarded $4 million for scholarships, affordable housing, job training, and a Master Land Use Plan for the LAMC communities. The goal is to make these communities self sustaining, not dependent on tax dollars or government provision.  Coakley is not in favor of increasing taxes. He supports the planned Senior Center.  If elected, he will, “to the best of my ability work for the betterment of each of the communities that I serve, by providing information to everyone and by advocating for community and individual concerns before council. I understand the need for growth; however, I want to make sure that the growth is not at the expense of our current residents and business owners.  Our quality of life must be either maintained or enhanced.  I will bring the same enthusiasm and commitment that I displayed with LAMC to county council.  I will advocate on behalf of our residents to SCDOT, EPA, the City of North Charleston, County Council, and developers, and anyone else who proposes to create or develop property or construct roadways that will endanger our quality of life.” E-mail: hiltonc58@aol.com  Phone: 843-323-9367. Website:  www.coakleyhilton.com  (This paragraph was approved by Coakley Hilton) 


Mickie Kelecy, running as a Republican, has lived in Northwood Estates for thirty-seven years after travelling and living in a number of mainland cities, in Alaska, and in England. Her three sons are engineers, one daughter is a hospital pharmacist, and another daughter, with a Master’s degree, teaches special education. Mickie believes in service leadership. She has volunteered at the library, as a poll manager, and for Hospice. As President of North Charleston Citizens Advisory Council, she led a change of focus toward service to all neighborhoods. By the end of her last term, the number of individual service requests handled was approaching four hundred. An example of what these involved is the problem we used to have at Antler and Otranto, where a school, day-care, and a library meant children and parents with little ones had to cross through heavy traffic. Mickie worked with the community and the DOT for many months until the government finally installed the traffic light we have now.  Mickie has made frequent appearances before the Planning Commission and City Council in defense of neighborhoods throughout the District. She arranged for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet with neighborhood representatives on two occasions concerning the port study. She supports the new Senior Center. One concern she wishes to address on Council is the excess burden of taxes at this time when property values are falling. If elected, she will “continue the good work of Tim Scott while responding to the specific needs of individuals and neighborhoods.” E-mail: mfkelecy@bellsouth.net Phone: 843-553-9589  Website: (opens Wed. 8-27) -  www.MickieKelecy.net  (This paragraph was approved by Mickie Kelecy)  






Elliott Summey, running as a Democrat, has lived in North Charleston all his life. He comes from a family of public servants, as he is the son of Keith Summey our present Mayor and the grandson of former County Council member Minor Crosby. Elliott is a partner in Weiser Companies, the commercial real estate group that developed Centre Point and Tanger Outlets and that is now working to find a way to bring monorail service to our community someday. His company donated land for the Fire Museum and for wetland preservation at the Coliseum, and is building a shelter for women and children. Elliott serves on that shelter’s governing board. He is a member of the Olde North Charleston Civic Club, and served from 1999 to 2004 on the SC Board of Juvenile Parole. In 2004 he was a member of Mark Sanford’s Economic Transition Team. He is a supporter of solving problems through innovative ideas, instead of by spending more money on them. He is in favor of using impact fees on new development to help pay for schools.  On County Council, Elliott would stress three main issues: constituent service to solve problems for individual people; crime reduction, and transportation improvements that should focus more on creative solutions like mass transit than on the building of more and more roads. If he is elected, he will “always listen, be available, and do my best to find answers to the problems of every constituent in my district, not just those people who voted for me.” E-mail: esummey@weisercompanies.com Phone: 843-200-4244.  (This paragraph was approved by Elliott Summey) 



Otranto Road Regional Library

By: Paul Bryan, Pre-professional Librarian



Fun-filled Activities and Information!


We have a variety of wonderful activities planned for all ages at Otranto during the month of September. Registration is required and will begin on September 15 for two of our featured Storytimes. Children 0-23 months old and their caregivers can participate in Wee Reads, beginning Monday, September 29, at 10:30 am. Two-year-olds and their caregivers can take part in our Time for Twos Storytime, beginning Tuesday, September 30, at 10:30 am. On October 1, at 10:30 am, Preschool Storytime will begin. Registration is not required for Preschool Story time. Bring your children or grandchildren and enjoy the shows.


“GameTime” starts up again for Young Adults on September 8, from 3:30-5:30 pm—an occasion to relax, have a good time and practice your gaming strategies.  The “Young Adult Scavenger Hunt” will take place September 25, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Be sure to come with your investigative hats and magnifying glasses for an evening of fun, games, cool prizes and great snacks!


Otranto’s monthly Adult Book Discussion will feature the title, Sweetgrass, by Mary Alice Monroe on September 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm. The Blakely family has owned Sweetgrass Plantation for generations. Mama June and Preston Blakely’s dream has been to hold on to the plantation and pass it down to their children. When Preston becomes ill, Mama June and family members struggle to keep the land.  Join us for a lively discussion about love and a South Carolina family.


Just arrived in Reference is the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit.  The Toolkit contains a variety of self-study educational materials to help residents and immigrants learn more about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process. For more information on this wealth of information, please contact the Reference Department at 572-4094.



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.                     Jimmy Wagner                 745-1069


Recyclables:                     every other Thursday                                     Code Enforcement                      Charles Cook                    696-9562                                                                                          Sept.4th, 18th, Oct 2nd                                    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