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May 03, 2010 03:49 PM 
 
ACTION SUMMARIES

BLUE BADGE PATROL VOLUNTEER PATROL

BE THE EYES & EARS OF
YOUR COMMUNITY
KEEP FLINT SAFE!
Call the Mayor's Office to join or for more information - call 810-766-7346


 
bullet Residents of the 8th Ward envision a community where safety, aesthetics, and education encourage people to locate there. Residents in the 8th Ward are committed to working together for a better community. Hope, commitment, and perseverance are also found in the people of the 8th Ward.
 

bullet Residents listed Swartz Creek Golf Course as both and asset and opportunity in their community. They view it as a place to socialize, but believe if fees were lowered it could bring more golfers to the city.
bullet They also value the green space it provides;
bullet Broome Park, Skate Park, Sargenson Park, and Manhall Park were also were viewed as valued assets in the community for children.
bullet The one opportunity they see in their parks is for more supervision and maintenance of the properties;
bullet Residents of the 8th ward cited Eisenhower and Cody Schools as strong assets, saying people have moved into their community just to attend these schools;
bullet Residents listed the west side crime watch group as an asset that brings people together to help solve problems. They also view the Westside mini-station as a positive tool to help fight crime;
bullet Residents would like more bike trails, more stop signs and a citywide recycling program;
bullet Residents would like to see vacant land in their community redeveloped to offer low income housing and become space for victory gardens.
 

bullet The strategic priorities for Downtown were taken from the 4 wards that comprise the Downtown area. The top 4 priorities are listed below.

1.    Public Safety
2.    Human Services (especially seniors)
3.    
New/Improved Housing Options
4.    
Infrastructure
5.   Economic development
6.   New/improved housing options
7.   Building/property code enforcement
8.   Parks, trails, recreation





February 25, 2010,  Neithercut Elementary,  22010 Crestbrook Lane
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Public Safety
Create mechanism for reporting information on criminal activity to residents
Reinstate community policing/ foot patrol
 

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Economic Development
Institute facade improvement program for businesses
 

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Additional:

Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement
Add dog park to Broome Park
Upgrade playground equipment at Broome Park
Turn abandoned railroads to trails
Apply for grants for park improvements
Fix pedestrian skywalks
Install additional street lights Repair storm sewers
Acquire mobile recycling trailers
Implement curbside recycling program
Provide discounts/rewards for recycling
Create regular maintenance schedule for Broome Park

March 10, 2010, Zimmerman Center,  2421 Corunna Road

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Public Safety
Install surveillance cameras
Enforce existing laws-including loitering
Increase police presence in area
Create more crime watches and block clubs
Create mechanism for reporting information on criminal activity to residents
 

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Economic Development
Offer more financial and technical assistance for small businesses
 

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Additional:
Explore conversion of Zimmerman to a closed campus
Monitor behavior of students at Zimmerman
Improve building, safety, and blight code enforcement
Develop a bike trail on a railroad trail
Share information about available bike trails
Maintain parks and install trash receptacles
Repair sidewalks
Maintain street lights
Remove brush from streets

March 11, 2010, Eisenhower Elementary,  1235 Pershing Street

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Public Safety
Encourage residents to report crime
Enforce existing laws-including speed limit on Miller Road
Form more block clubs and encourage them to be solution oriented
Improve communication about existing block clubs
 

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Economic Development
Encourage residents to support local small businesses

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Additional
Conduct a beautification project and gardening with youth and neighborhood at Eisenhower Elementary
Get rid of junk mail at vacant properties
Develop program with banks to address vacant houses and eliminate signage

Enforce 'dangerous dog' ordinance Improve Happy Hollow Nature Area

Increase number of programs/events held downtown
Email information about events at school to neighbors

Encourage residents to clean up after
their animals (dogs)
Plan a clean-up and beautification
project for Triangle/Kellar Park
Repair sidewalks to reduce lawsuits

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