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DPNC Newsletter - July 2007




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****No Summer  Meetings****


Next Meeting Date: Monday, September  17th 2007

Time: 6:30 p.m.                                      

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                         Vol. 10   No. 30         July 2007




by Julia Long


The city is continuing its work on revising the comprehensive development plan that will guide what goes on for the next ten years. So far, it looks as though an emphasis will be placed on the serious financial and quality of life problems in the other end of the city, some areas of which lack even the necessary basic businesses such as grocery stores. There seems to be some recognition of the fact that our area and the upper Dorchester area are growing too fast for the infrastructure, so that some of the new development coming in the next few years needs to go to solve the problems at the other end of the city. This is good news for us, if indeed that emphasis continues. We'll see.


Two more Comprehensive Development Plan meetings for our area will be held at Stall High School, 6-8 p.m., one on Thursday, July 26, and one on Thursday, August 30. Everyone from Deer Park is invited to share your ideas about what would make our neighborhood be an even better place to live. Many thanks to all those who came to the June meeting; there were lots of good ideas.


The two empty lots on Storen (almost three acres total), just on the church side of the drainage canal, are to be developed. The owners will be looking for final approval at the August meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Right now the plan appears to be for 13 two-story houses with garages, with land all shared under a homeowners' association. So far, it appears the developers will be installing a sidewalk on Storen, with a picket fence in front of six houses that face Storen with a 20-foot setback inside the property line. The houses will not have driveways on Storen, but will be entered from the back, where a shared circular drive will also serve the other seven houses. This long circular drive will connect to Storen at both its ends. That should be much better for Storen traffic than having 13 separate driveways.





A special appreciation this month to Dennis Isgitt, our Vice-President. Dennis is such a quiet and modest worker that probably many people never even know just how much he does for our community. Dennis arranges for most of our monthly speakers, putting in considerable time and effort to get in touch with various government and business people, and then persuades them to come to our meetings so that we can hear for ourselves what's going on in our city. Every spring, Dennis tackles the huge task of organizing our neighborhood clean-up, and he does a lot of the hard work himself. He even fried turkeys the year we had a




banquet meeting. In addition, his patient wife not only puts up with all the time he devotes to community work, but she also helps with the spring street clean-up and provides delicious additions to our refreshments at several meetings a year. Dennis' dear mother patiently takes messages so that at any time we can let Dennis know that we need him for yet another task. Dennis, we're really glad that you were born - happy birthday!





Jim Brown is having surgery to repair a heart valve problem. He's facing it with his usual cheerful good humor. and we all hope the surgery will solve the problem so he can recover quickly. Please keep him in your thoughts.







The Otranto Road Regional Library will close for renovation at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2007.  The library will reopen to the public on the morning of Monday, November 12, 2007.  During the time the Library is closed for renovations, it will receive a fresh coat of paint, refinished woodwork, new carpet and upholstery. The library will also receive additional computers that will allow more patrons to access the Internet, the library’s electronic research sources, and word processing.   The staff looks forward to the changes and hope that the Otranto community will be pleased with the improvements as well.








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 Reps.                    Paul Schofield                  745-1069

                                                                                                                                                                          Ethan Bernardi    

Recyclables:                     every other Thursday                                     Code Enforcement                      Jerry Groover                   740-2671                                                                                   July 26th, Aug. 9th,Aug.23rd                           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