Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lakewood Neighborhood Group March 11th meeting

Lakewood Neighborhood Group
March 11, 2008

Pledge of allegiance
Opening prayer
Minutes of last meeting

Beth White: There wasn’t a meeting in February; everyone was invited to the town-hall meeting in Levy. There will be more town-hall meetings and everyone is encouraged to attend.
State Representative Barry Hyde will not be able to attend this evening but you may email him at if you have any questions.
Debi Ross: 1) Shopping carts-there will be a meeting next week to finalize plans.
2) Parking cars in the front yard-Council will not be able to do a city wide law. It will have to be by areas. We may have a vote in each area to decide, the city attorneys are checking into legalities. Ward wide would probably not work.
3) Dumpsters-Council is looking at regulating hours they can be emptied due to complaints of noise at 4 in the morning.
4) City web site is up and running. Firefox works to view site. The search engine is working.
5) Hydroplant-We are above in the money brought in.
6) May 17th is the city wide cleanup, Keep North Little Rock Beautiful. We will probably meet at Burns Park this year.
Sorrells: Burglaries in the area are on the increase. Police caught 3 people responsible for several break-ins. Daytime has the highest number of break-ins, when it is rainy and when people are away on vacation. Call 758-1234 if you see something suspicious or 911.

If you see someone using a coat hanger or Jimmie to get in a car in a parking lot at the mall or shopping center, call the police. More than likely they are breaking in to the car.

This is the time of year people will be going door to door asking to do yard work or paint your house number on the curb in front of your house. Be aware they may be casing the neighborhood. They have to have a permit placard on them. Call police to report anyone in your neighborhood soliciting without a permit.

Beth White: North Little Rock Friends of Animals fund raiser (chili supper) was rescheduled to Friday, March 28, 2008 at 7 pm.

Open Practice Day for the NCAA at Alltel will be Thursday March the 20th 1200 noon to 2:55 pm and 4:25 to 7:20 pm. This is a free event to watch the top teams practice. More info is available at

The 18th Annual North Little Rock Woman’s Club Carousel Ball, will be April 5, 2008, at the Hays Center. Proceeds benefit the Heritage – Bowker – and Willow Houses, the Senior Center, and other community service projects. This year, the club will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in Community Service. $50 per person ($25 is tax deductible). Table reservations are required, RSVP by March 31, 2008 at 501-7537246 or 501-835-5019.

Old Mill-The restroom facility is nearing completion. The inside work will be done when the outside doors are installed and can be locked. The Amphitheater will be completed in the phase. The handicapped accessible areas are completed. A grand opening will possibly be in May. Bert Turner has been the driving force behind the renovation of the Old Mill. A luminary event is in the planning stages for Christmas.

Beth announced she will be running for Alderman of Ward One.

Next meeting will be Tuesday April 15th at 6:30 pm at Lakewood Elementary.

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