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DPNC Newsletter - November 2007






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Next Meeting Date: Monday, November 19th 2007

Time: 6:30 p.m.                                        

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Speaker: Director of Animal Control Services: Cary Stout


                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                   Vol. 12   No. 33    November  2007


Presidents Corner

by Julia Long


It's again time for us to elect officers and board members. Please come to this Monday's meeting prepared to let us know whom you wish to nominate. The involvement of new people is always welcome. We particularly need people to handle several other, non-board jobs, including the management of our website. The website remains a potentially powerful, but unused, tool to inform and unite the community. It isn't necessary to possess more than basic skills, as we are fortunate to have sophisticated software, making it extremely easy to upload and delete material. It would be a wonderful way for some busy new member to contribute to the community without being obligated to any particular time schedule. Are you part of the generation that routinely web surfs? A little extra effort a few times a month could let you provide all of Deer Park with a significant service.

December Christmas Party

Our yearly Christmas party will be held on Monday, December 10, at 6:30 at the Fellowship Hall at Deer Park Baptist Church. Please notice this is the second Monday rather than our usual third Monday, and put it on your calendar now. Bring a covered dish, desert, or finger food if you can. There'll be lots of fun, door prizes, and good eats.

Senior Potluck Lunch

 All senior citizens are invited to lunch at the Northwood park gym (8348 Greenridge Road) from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, November 28. Bring a covered dish or desert to share. This is a good opportunity to meet other neighborhood seniors while enjoying a good meal. If you have any questions, please call Helen DeLong at 572-5410.



The Library is Open, the Library is Open!

Our very own Otranto Road library is re-opening after being closed for forever (well, it seemed like forever), for renovations. Need we say more? Gather up your children and grandchildren and neighbors and head on over. Need a ride to the library? Give Julia Long a call. 

Lighting Change Proposed

There's a proposed change in the ordinance controlling outdoor lighting. It would allow poles to go from the present 18-foot maximum to a maximum of 24 feet, provided the pole used a relatively new kind of full-cut-off fixture that is better at keeping the light focused on the ground instead of spreading all around. If you have any comments on that, please let us know.

In Remembrance

The Deer Park Neighborhood Council would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Henry Edwards on the recent loss of his wife.  Also the family of  Mr. C. Bill Overton on the loss of his wife.  Annette Isgitt, wife of our Deer Park Civic Club Vice-President, Mr. Dennis Isgitt, has also recently lost her mother.   Please remember these folks in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.







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                                                                                     Nov. 29th; Dec. 13th                                        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