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DPNC Newsletter - September 2007




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Next Meeting Date: Monday, September 17th, 2007

Time: 6:30 p.m.                                      

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Speaker: Bobby Jameson – District 3 City Councilman






                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                   Vol. 12   No. 31         September 2007



by Julia Long


Have you been wondering what became of all that land advertised to be auctioned off a couple of weeks back? Have a question about whatever happened to those sidewalks we were promised so long ago? Or the traffic light that was supposed to be installed at the corner of Otranto and Antler? Wondering about how the University Park development is coming along? Can't remember when the library is supposed to re-open? Think you'd like to go to the new drugstore if you could only remember where it is and when it's supposed to open? Not sure whether you're allowed to build an apartment for your mother-in-law over your garage?

Eager to report problems on your street but not sure how to or would prefer not to do it in your own name? Curious about the latest plans for a thirteen-house development on Storen Street near

Deer Park Baptist Church?


You're in luck. It's that wonderful time of year when our regular monthly meetings begin again!

Come MEET AND GREET your neighbors in a potluck. If you can bring along some finger food, please do so. If you can't bring food, please come anyway. Hear a summary of what's been happening these last few months, and help us identify needs for the next year. Please invite at least one neighbor who hasn't been attending. If you belong to one of the Deer Park churches, please ask your pastor to join us or to send someone from the church. If you don't like to drive at night, just give me a call, and I'll see if I can

arrange for a ride.




Thanks to the Northwood Estates newsletter for this announcement :  A potluck lunch will be held at the Northwood Park gym on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm for senior citizens.



If you have a desire to participate in a senior citizens group in the area or you just want to come out and meet your neighbors, all senior citizens are invited.  Please bring a covered dish or a dessert.   If you have any questions please contact Helen DeLong at the Northwood Park gym at 572-5410.  The gym is located at

8348 Greenridge Road .  





There will be a meeting at Stall High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, for us to hear the recommendations about our area that the consultants will be presenting to the city. This is our most important remaining opportunity to make sure that what is being planned for Deer Park is what our community wants.  Please try to come.




Our beautiful civic club website is being wasted. We could have up-to-date information on all the relevant issues in our area. Every one of our churches, schools, and other organizations such the library could be posting their special events. We could be sharing information with each other about special needs, those who are ill, yard sales, and all the other little matters that make us a community. But to make all this happen, we need a volunteer who is comfortable working with computers. The ideal would be someone who knows just a little HTML, but that isn't really necessary. The website is set up so that all that's needed is one kind soul to use a very simple procedure to upload new material and erase the old. Isn't there SOMEBODY in our community who regularly uses a computer at work and/or at home, and who would be willing to undertake a little brief training then spend an hour or two a week to give our neighborhood an internet meeting place?




Super K-Mart is advertising flu shots on Thursday, October 18th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $25.

If you can bring proof that you have Medicare Part B, the shots are free.




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                                                                                   Sept 20th, Oct 4th, Oct 18th                             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