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DPNC Newsletter - September 2006



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Date: Monday, September 18th  2006

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall          

Speaker:  North Charleston District #3 Councilman Bobby Jameson

                  ( Finger Food Social Time ! )


The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park

Official Publication of
The Deer Park Neighborhood Council                      Vol. 10   No.21             September  2006




President’s Corner

By Julia Long




Our regular monthly meetings are resuming. Monday, September 18, 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall at Deer Park Baptist Church is our Come Meet Your Neighbors Night. Please do join us to socialize with everyone, and hear our City Councilman Bobby Jameson give us an overview of how Deer Park is doing. Are you wondering about crime, development, drainages, traffic issues? Take advantage of this chance to find out what's happening. Come, bring your favorite finger food if you can, and let us all know what matters you would like to see Deer Park Neighborhood Council address this year. This is your opportunity to help set the year's agenda. Bring your neighbors.

If you need a ride, please let me know. 



Charleston  Southern University



A representative of CSU, in a recent city meeting open to the public (the Zoning Board of Appeals), described the University's plans to build a hotel on its property near the I-26 Interchange at University Boulevard. Profits apparently would be used for student scholarships.  We did ask that the hotel not include uplighting; if too many businesses on University Boulevard pointed their lights upwards instead of down as the law requires we could eventually reach that very undesirable condition where the night sky for us becomes just a washout of ground-light pollution instead of a gorgeous panorama of stars and moon.  The Board voted against any uplighting. Our community supports CSU and wishes its administrators well in their creative funding efforts.




Car Sales at the old Wachovia Bank on Otranto



You have probably seen, at the old bank lot on Otranto and Rivers, a sign saying that a car sales lot is coming there. It is still an open question, as the present zoning doesn't allow it. While many in our community seem to have no objection to cars being sold at that location as the realtor says he has spent months without being able to attract another tenant, the problem is with the other properties near us along Rivers, particularly K-




Mart, the sofa store, and the commercial building on the corner of Greenridge. While car sales are good, most of us don't buy a car very often. What we want to see for each of those locations in the future is a business that brings regular service and daily convenience to the community. For example, should the K-Mart go out of business, we want that location to get new retail of the kind that is frequently used by us and that keeps us from having to drive so far for our regular purchases. If the whole stretch from Otranto to Greenridge is made available for car sales, it is entirely possible that the day will come when that's all we have there, making it necessary for us to drive much further for our basic everyday needs. So if the old bank lot can sell cars without affecting the other kinds of retail properties, we won't be objecting. We do, however, plan to fight any change that could  someday take away the convenience and safety of close-by regular shopping. Let us know if you have any opinion to share about this.



Updates on our fellow Deer Park Neighbors  


We want to let everyone know that Lucy Herman has been having a rough time with heart and respiratory problems.  Please remember Lucy in your prayers and let us not forget to try and encourage one another as we go through the ups and downs of our lives.

We also want to extend our deepest sympathy to Dennis and Annette Isgitt on the recent loss of their little 6 year old grandson. 

Juanita Stephens is still not able to get around very well because her knee is slow healing after her surgery.


Both Wheeler Tillman and Lenora Sherrill  will be going in the hospital for surgeries.  Wheelers’ surgery is scheduled for September 18th.    Lenora will be going in to have knee surgery.


Colleen Garrett has also been sick and has been in and out of the hospital.


On at least one positive note, we are happy to report that Mary Hutson’s son is making good progress in his recovery from a very badly broken leg.




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, Sept.27th                                  Neighborhood Crime             Linda  Vetter                553-8068

                                       Oct. 11th & 25th  ( please note that                  Watch Representative

                                       Thursday will be pick-up day                          N. Chas. Dispatcher                                                    745-1015

                                       when city Holiday falls on Mon.                     Housing Director                   Darbis Briggmann        740-2560        

                                          Tues. or Wed. )                                              SPEED Team Rep.                     Sgt. Ramsey                   745-1069

Recyclables:                   Thursday, Sept. 21st, Oct 5th & 19th              Code Enforcement                     Jerry Groover                 740-2671                                                                              ( this switch to Thursdays’                          CAC  Representative                Chuck Anderson           225-1189                         

                                          began on 5/1/06 )                                           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