When: Monday, November 15th, 2010
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. 16; No. 68 November 2010

By Julia Long

Please plan to come to our November meeting this coming Monday, November 15. A great deal has been happening in Deer Park, and we want you to hear all the details. In addition, we must nominate officers for next year. We need new people to nominate and work, as no one can indefinitely keep up the pressure of tending to all that needs to be done. Please, please, please let 2011 be the year when you become more actively involved. Please volunteer. If you assume that the same small group of people will go on doing the lion's share of the work, eventually nothing will be done. For the civic club to continue, we must have more people willing to share the burden.

Sadly, the deadline was missed for Bobby Jameson to be able to nominate from our area Melinda Chambers for CAC 2010 Citizen of the Year. No one could deserve that honor more than Melinda, and several neighbors furnished information for her nomination. Melinda was President of the Northwood Estate Civic League from Sept 2005 through May 2010, and is now a Trustee. Active in the yearly Clean Sweep, she's also been a CAC member, and a promoter of monthly meetings of the local Civic Club presidents. She's said to have "the gift of being a peace maker" and is frequently a calm voice in the midst of a non-so-calm argument. Remarkably, Melinda continued to work for our communities through major health issues that would have had most of us just staying at home. We're very fortunate to have Melinda as part of our District network of friends and supporters. Thank you, Melinda, for all you do. You've made a difference.

Our sympathies go out to Doug and Susanne Azevedo in the recent loss of Doug's mother. Susanne and Doug do so much for our community, more than most people ever know.

    • Our Christmas party will be Monday, December 13. Put it on your calendar now.
    • The choir at Deer Park Baptist Church will be performing The Singing Christmas Tree on December 17, 18, 19, and 20. Call the church office at 553-1172 for more information.
    • Call 745-1028 for more information on the following city events:
      • Free registration on Nov. 1-22 for Winter Wonderland. Held Dec. 2 and 3, 10 AM to noon, Armory Park. Children can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and the elves, and enjoy crafts, a puppet show, and other activities. North Charleston Christmas Festival
      • Annual North Charleston Christmas Lighting, Festival and Parade on December 4 from 4:30-9 PM. Hayrides and pony rides. Free Admission.
      • Breakfast with Santa, November 11. Tickets required, $4 per person.


    Tommy Long is temporarily assigned to code enforcement in our area, for Northwood Estates, replacing Mr. Lee Youmans.


    Bobby Jameson passed along a report that Storen has indeed been reviewed, with findings of "areas of fatigue cracking, asphalt patches and block cracking," and an official conclusion that it needs resurfacing. Reportedly, it will depend entirely on the amount of available funding as to whether Storen makes the 2011 road list. But if it misses the list for the coming year, it is supposed to be on the 2012 list.

      • Oct. 30, 8:30 AM, 7900 block of Long Shadow Lane, theft of AC Unit
      • Oct 20 at 1 PM, 2800 section of Fairwinds Apartments, Rape
      • Oct 20, 3:35 PM, 8800 block of Gable, robbery of a person

      Garbage Pick-up Schedule

      Garbage: Every Wednesday
      Leaves/Grass: Every Wednesday
      Large Trash: Every Wednesday
      (Please note that Thursday will be pick-up day when City Holiday falls on Mon., Tues., Wed.)
      Recyclables: every other Thursday - Nov. 26th, Dec. 9th, Dec. 23rd

      Board of Directors

      President: Julia Long 553-3235
      Vice President: Dennis Isgitt 797-2455
      Secretary: Beth Evans
      Treasurer: Linda Brinson 553-8832

      Board Mbr. Apptd: open

      Board Mbr. Elected: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
      Board Mbr. Elected: Audrey Carpenter 553-7768
      Board Mbr. Apptd: Mary Hutson 553-4451

      Key Personnel

      City Council District 3: Bobby Jameson 824-1500
      County Council Rep: Elliott Summey 200-4244
      Neighborhood Crime Watch Representative: John Flinn 863-0659
      N. Chas. Dispatcher:   745-1015
      Housing Director: Darbis Briggmann 740-2560
      Crime Prevention Officer:
      Cpl. Brian West
      Code Enforcement: Tommy Long
      CAC Representative: open
      Membership: Linda Brinson 553-8832
      Newsletter Distribution: Jimmy Mitchum
      Jim Driver
      Bill Lusk
      Newsletter: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
      Disaster/ Preparation: James Brown 553-4329
      Sick & Sunshine: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
      Voter Registration: Douglas Azevedo 572-2321

      Our Neighborhood Website: www.ourdeerpark.net

      Mail your $15.00 dues to: Linda Brinson  2510 Gable St., N. Chas SC  29406