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DPNC Newsletter - December 2007





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When: THIS Monday, December 10th 2007

Time: 6:30 p.m.                                        

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall – Come Enjoy            Finger food Refreshments & Neighborly Fellowship!!


                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                   Vol. 12   No. 34    December  2007





By: Julia Long





This month is our much-anticipated Christmas party! Please invite someone who doesn't usually attend our meetings, and join us on Monday for fun and a chance to get to know our neighbors better. Bring along a finger food to share if you can. I know you're very busy at this season of the year, but please remember how important it is that we all take time for our community. Neighborhoods where people know and care about each other remain good places to live, while neighborhoods with no sense of community tend gradually to go downhill. Take an evening to show your support for keeping Deer Park the kind of place that supports families and good relationships.







As we mentioned in last month's newsletter, the city would like to change the lighting ordinance. The idea apparently is to allow poles six feet higher than present on commercial property, and twelve feet higher than present for industrial properties. Using the feedback given from the neighborhood in the last month, our position now is that we will fight to get the new ordinance to contain a restriction keeping higher poles a minimum of 100 feet away from any R-1 property. Again, if you have an opinion, please speak to someone on our board as soon as possible.









By: Paul A. Bryan, Pre-Professional Librarian, Charleston County Public Library



The Otranto Road Regional Library of the Charleston County Public Library completed its renovation and re-opened to the public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13. The library has a fresh, new look with tinted windows, fresh paint, new carpeting, refinished wooden units, reupholstered chairs and new computer workstations. The branch is located at 2261 Otranto Road, just behind the Super K-Mart on Rivers Avenue, and consists of 14,000 square feet with an auditorium and small conference space. Last year, Otranto Road Regional had more than 185,000 user visits and hosted more than 200 programs that drew over 10,000 patrons. The facility has a collection of nearly 100,000 volumes. The different paint color scheme has a softer, more relaxed tone that makes visitors feel more at home. Other renovation work included putting new wall surfaces in the auditorium, new carpet and tile in the staff work areas, and new countertops and sinks in the restrooms. The Otranto Road Regional phone number is (843) 572-4094, and you can find information on upcoming programs and events at the branch or online (www.ccpl.org) under “Programs and Events. “ We welcome you to come and experience our new atmosphere here at Otranto.










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                                                                                      Dec. 13th; Dec. 27th; Jan.10th                        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                         Linda Vetter                     303-2331                                                                        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

Past President                Robert Jameson                824-1500