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THE ANTLERS’ SPREAD

The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park

Official Publication of

The Deer Park Neighborhood Council Vol. 10, No. 14 February 2006


Date: Monday, February 20, 2006

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 

Speaker: Discussion of Re-organizing the Neighborhood Watch


PRESIDENT’S CORNER
By Julia Long

It's time for memberships to be updated! We use the money from the dues for a number of expenses, including the mailing out of newsletters. If you haven't paid your 2006 dues of $10, please bring to this month's meeting or mail to Linda Brinson at 2510 Gable Street North Charleston, 29406.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Greenways, Inc., the consultant employed by Charleston County for the ½ cent sales tax greenbelt implementation will hold public workshops in March on the draft master plan for the project. These workshops will be two hours in length and will be structured as a public hearing. The consultant will make a presentation on the draft master plan and take comments from the public. It is important for your input and the input of others, so please pass this information along to those in our area:

On Wednesday, March 8, 2006 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a workshop is scheduled to be held at Charleston County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridgeview Drive, North Charleston., SC 29405.


ROAD PROBLEMS ON GABLE AND STOREN

As many of you have noted, the construction of University Park appears to be causing considerable damage to the roadways. The city has been notified, with Bobby Jameson sending in a number of photographs. He was told that either the DOT or the developers will repair all the damage. Bobby is following up on the idea that the developer should provide the money to repair its own damages instead of the DOT using taxpayer money.


VALENTINE DAY THANKS

Susie Anderson is taking a Valentine Day's cake to the Deerwood Fire Station as a symbol of the community's thanks and appreciation for all that these wonderful people do for us.


EVENTS AT THE OTRANTO LIBRARY

Black History Month Art Exhibit: February 1 – 28 View selected artwork of Jonathan Green, a South Carolina Lowcountry native and African-American artist

Tax Assistance Thursdays in February from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Representatives from the AARP will be available to assist patrons with low-to-moderate income with tax preparation. Special attention to those aged 60 and older.

Family Storytime (ages 6 and under with adult) Tuesdays 21 and 28 at 10:45 a.m.

Financial Aid Workshop: How To Pay for College Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. Free workshop for adults seeking more education. Workshop presenters include an Education Opportunity Center Education Specialist, a Trident Technical College Financial Aid Officer and a Branch Librarian.

Young Adult Chocolate Festival (grades 6 – 12) Thursday, February 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Join other teens for lots of chocolate, games, prizes and fun!


NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

We very much need to reinstate our Neighborhood Watch program. Linda Vetter from Storen Street has volunteered to head up the re-organization. Who is willing to help? Please let us know!


CAC REPORT
By Chuck Anderson

The following are highlights from the CAC meeting:

1. Two new members were sworn in

2. Volunteer Ambassadors are needed at City Hall

3. February 25th there will be a Neighborhood Association Workshop at the Lonnie Hamilton Building

4. April 22 is the Earth Day Fest

5. City Clean Sweep is April 3 through 8

6. Planning Commission meeting is 2/13 for Cargo Terminal

7. Joe McIntyre was honored as Citizen of the Year.

8. On-line service requests is now in place; at www.northcharleston.org click on "online services, " complete and send. You will be assigned a tracking number via email and will be able to check the status on line. Julie Elmore is the contact person at 740-2527. [If you do report a problem directly to the city, please let one of your Board Members know about it too, so that we can offer support if possible.]


IN MEMORIAM

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy along with our thoughts and prayers to our fellow Civic Club board member, Audrey Carpenter, on the recent passing of her sister. Also, our sympathies go out to the family of Frances Bomar, Deer Park resident and Civic Club member who recently passed away. Yet another Deer Park resident and Civic Club member, Sullivan Tindal recently lost his sister. Please remember these folks in your everyday thoughts and prayers. A phone call or card is always a warm reminder that there are others who care about their loss. If you need a phone number or address please contact Susanne Azevedo, the DPNC newsletter editor.



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, March 1st, 15th, 29th SPEED Team Rep. Sgt. Perry 745-1069
Recyclables: Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, Mar.8, 22nd Code Enforcement Jerry Groover 740-2671
      CAC Representative Chuck Anderson 225-1189
      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      
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