Southeast CAC August 14, 2014 Minutes

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Meeting of the Southeast CAC was held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Worthdale Community Center at 7:00 pm.

Meeting was called to order by Recording Secretary Tim Sit who presided over the meeting.

Parks, Rec & Cultural Resources report was given by Jermaine Johnson Worthdale Center (Director Carlttea Moore is on medical leave) 2014 Summer Camp has gone smoothly without issues and will end on Friday, August 15th.   Little League and Mighty Mites are taking applications. Parking lot has been paved Center will be closed for renovations October 2014-January 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will be held October 3rd at Worthdale

Social scheduled for October 3rd from 7-9 pm will be cancelled

Officer R.A. Lee of Raleigh Police Department summarized police report that was distributed. He stated that thefts from vehicles have been a big issue over the past month; residential break-ins/burglaries are also up.  Officer Lee encouraged residents to lock homes and vehicles and do not leave valuables in cars that are visible to passersby or those looking to break in vehicles.

Housing & Neighborhood Preservation report was given by Mel May who stressed that the department is there to help.  She asked residents to utilize their service by calling if there is an issue of grass or items that present dangers on properties. Nomination of SE CAC Chair position was open for discussion.  Mr. Sit asked for nominations or volunteers for the position.   Viola Bullock made motion that Tim Sit be named Chair; motion was seconded and carried.

RCAC Recognition Award.  No new nominations.  Unless other nominations come forth, Nominees Grocers on Wheels and Latonia Williams will be voted on at next meeting. Dan Sargent, Exec. Director of Rebuilding Together of the Triangle, Inc. gave a presentation. This organization seeks to help preserve and revitalize homes and communities by helping elderly, disabled and families with children live in warmth, safety and independence. He asked people to contact him. Community Specialist Jonathan Edwards talked about the Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange Conference that will be held on September 20, 2014 at the McKimmon Center. This year there will be just one session—no break-outs. There are about 15 volunteers; 235 spots are available—140 are filled.  The cost for conference which includes breakfast and lunch is $10.00.

Dedicated community volunteers are needed for “incubator discussions” on development and implementation of a plan for Raleigh Business Technology Center.  Volunteers and business leaders will meet on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays in September from 6-8pm at Chavis Memorial Park.

Councilman Eugene Weeks shared (1) Parks bond referendum is on website; (2) Worthdale Center renovation is part of a phase that was put in place some time ago; (3) apologized that, because of council meeting, councilmen were unable to attend Na- tional Night Out events around the city; (4) former Kroger store building on MLK Blvd. is now owned by Art Pope; (5) still fighting battle for sidewalks in Chastain and Barwell; (6) Councilman Weeks Community Day will be held on September 20th at Chavis Park, 12 noon until 4:00 pm. Health Fair, fun, food music for everyone.

Suggestions/Discussion of Promotional Items for SE CAC attendees included: T-shirts, pens/pads, 3-ring binders. Jennifer Mangum volunteered to come up with graphic design. Motion was made to proceed with pricing of (1) pens not to exceed $50.00; binders not to exceed $300.00; T-shirts will be put on hold. Ways/Suggestions to Advertise Meetings (1) Nextdoor.com (website); (2) more meeting signs in various neighborhoods; (3) through HOA’s; (4) involvement of neighbors through Community Watch

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