Lakewood Neighborhood Group
November 13, 2007
Pledge of allegiance
Alderman: Insurance situation with city employees-city council is trying to sort out the best plan.
The hydro electric plant on track to contribute $1.3 to 1.5 million to the city. If it hits $2 million that will decrease the amount the city would have to borrow.
Bridge on Fairway-Metropolitan Trust is developing land on the other side and will pay for the bridge.
Crossing lights for pedestrians cost $30,000, not sure city can afford right now.
Tom White: Vacant house update. There are close to 100 vacant houses in the Lakewood, Park Hill and Levy areas.
A good information site is vacantproperties.org. It has a listing of towns and their codes.
Neil Bryant: Willing to sponsor an ordinance. Get something in writing to go over with code, the council and city attorney.
Code: There are two officers that work on condemnations.
Please call if you have any questions.
Sorrells: Last Sunday someone called 911 reporting someone walking down the street and going into backyards. Police did find the man in a back yard.
A car was stolen on the other side of McCain, kids trying to open car doors and found door open with keys to car loose inside.
Keep back porch lights on, lock doors, and do not leave anything outside that is worth anything. You can buy kits for sliding glass doors to possibly prevent break-ins.
There will be an increase in traffic due to Christmas.
If there are people going door to door, they have to have a picture ID.
Neil Bryant: Announced he will be seeking reelection on council for 3 year term.
Beth White: The next meeting will be January 8th.
Luminaries on Glenmere Dr. will be December 20th.