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DPNC Newsletter - July 2005

DPNC Monthly Meeting                

                                                                                                                                [MAILING LABEL]

         Date:   Monday September 19th 2005

         Time:   6:30 PM

        Place:   Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

                   Speaker:  TO BE ANNOUNCED


The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park

The Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council                Vol.  10,  No. 7      July  2005



President’s Corner

By Julia Long


The Planning Commission has just accepted a plat for the development of the Barron brothers land in the center of Deer Park. These are the woods behind the apartments on Otranto, and at the head of Wheaton Street, and at the end of Baldwin and Powell Streets. There are no mobile home parks or lots and no apartments and no business. The development is mostly single family residences with, in the center, some townhouses that will be sold for individual ownership. I’m sorry that we could not arrange more relief in traffic flow. Gable going out to University Blvd. is likely to see a considerable increase in traffic. Because of a DOT directive to the developer, Powell will become a through street, probably with a low traffic flow. Some help may come from the fact that Jenny Lind will be extended, creating another route from Storen to Otranto. We will begin planning now to see if it is possible to get a light at Antler and Otranto, and another where Gable/ University enters Hwy 78. I’m glad to report that the approved site plan shows a 20-foot drainage easement around much of the new development, and also shows considerable preservation of wetlands. There is no connection to Wheaton Street, thus relieving our fears that flooding might result in that area. Anyone who would like to see the approved map of the development, please let me know; I’ll be glad to show it to you.


Help Desperately Needed

By Julia Long


The DPNC has a wonderful website, but it is not being kept up-to-date. Are you comfortable using a computer? Would you be willing to spend a couple of hours a month putting information on our website? No, you don’t have to know anything special about websites, as we have software that makes it extremely easy to post the information. You don’t even have to write the information; it will be e-mailed to you by other members of the DPNC. Much of it will be articles from the newsletter. Please consider volunteering for this task that can be done from your home computer, with just a couple of hours of training that we will provide.



The following are the Index Crime statistics for District 3 to include Narcotics and Weapons arrests for June ‘05










Sexual Assault



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Stolen Vehicles



Narcotics Arrests



Weapon Arrests



           *This data is only an approximation due to data entry factors, which may give a margin of error.


Otranto Regional Road Library Activities,  2261 Otranto Rd:   572-4094


Adult Services


 **  Introduction to the Internet:


Wednesday     August  10     11:00 a.m.

Tuesday          August   23      4:00 p.m.


**  E-mail for Beginners:


Thursday         August 18        4:00 p.m.

Wednesday     August 31      11:00 p.m.



Young Adult Services  ( grades 6 - 12  or ages 11 - 17)


**  Game Night:


 Thursday, July 28 – 6.p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments Provided.


**  Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Party:


Thursday, August 11

6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.


Come help the Young Adult Readers celebrate a summer of reading.  We'll have lots of ice cream games, music, prizes and fun!


Childrens' Services


The Fall Story Time Programs will begin in September.  Please call the Childrens' Department at 572-4094 for more info.


The Antlers Interchange

By Wheeler Tillman


At the U.S. Highway 78 and old Gable Street entrance the new "UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD" signs are up and in place.  The old "FRONTAGE ROAD" signs have been taken down.  The new signs look great.  One is placed beside U.S. Highway 78 EASTBOUND, the other beside U.S. Highway 78 WESTBOUND.  Both have arrows pointing in the appropriate directions.

       Also, at the intersection of ANTLER and UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD the new street sign has been put up.  A new STOP sign was also placed there.

       Lastly, for those who may have missed it, the Post & Courier ran an article entitled, "The Antlers Interchange".  The article appeared in the newspaper on Thurdsay, 6-20-2005, in the Local Community section, Page 1. You can probably find the article by checking with our local library or the Post & Courier.



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, July 20; Aug. 3, 17 & 31                                                                                                         

                                       & Sept. 14                                                           SPEED Team Rep.                     Detective Hughes         745-1069

Recyclables:                   Wednesday, July 27; Aug 10 & 24             Code Enforcement                     Jerry Groover                 740-2671                                             & Sept.7          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                  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