Thursday, November 16, 2006

Secs. minutes from Nov. SRPNA meeting

Location: Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ


Six person quorum present of SRPNA members, and sign-in sheet passed. New officers elected:
PRESIDENT: Mr. Daniel Patterson
VICE-PRESIDENT: Mr. Oscar Rendon
SECRETARY: Ms. Viki Rambo
TREASURER: Mrs. Margaret Roomes

Meeting called to order by our newly elected President, Mr. Daniel Patterson.

GUEST SPEAKER: Sergeant Zimmerling, Tucson Police reported "successes" and continued efforts to rid our neighborhood of drug dealers and "non- neighborly" conduct within the boundaries of: 22nd St., to the North; I-10, the West; 26th St., the South; and the Railroad tracks, the East boundary.

The Southside Presbyterian Church, Primavera Foundation and Soup Kitchen who deal with the homeless are participating successfully: introducing a Lottery System for Workers at the Pres.Church and a proposed fence to appease neighbor to the South. Evictions: focused at 201 and 216 E. 25th St. and the apartments at 1300 S. 2nd. Reported: officers are "educating" to address our specific needs.

Sergeant Webster, present, will assume Sgt. Zimerling's duties within this area after the press conference at the Southside Presbyterian Church, November 4, 2006, at 3:00pm.

GUEST SPEAKER: Mrs. Marilyn Robinson, Associate Director of the Drachman Institute, announced: "Building Healthy Neighborhoods." SRPN is eligible for this granted assistance. Selection will be based on need and involvement of the members of the community. Three neighborhoods will be selected City-wide. Hand-outs were provided with meeting times and locations for us to attend: Monday, Nov. 20; Monday, Nov. 27, and Wed., Dec. 6, 2006. SRPNA members present plan participation at one of the above meeting. More information is available at

SPEAKER: Mr. Abe Gonzalez Marques, Council Aide to Steve Leal, Ward 5, reported the clean-up of the Arroyo south of 22nd St. is put on hold until the "hot- spots" are dealt with; areas defined by human infections and dead birds found with the West Nile Virus.

It was reported by Sgt. Zimmerling, a 10 yr. old playing with Roman Candles from Ochoa School is responsible for setting ablaze the just installed playground equipment at 9th Ave. and 25th St. Investigation of the use of the "fire-retardant bark", the fire, at this Pocket Park is on-going.

Semi-trucks traveling West of the railroad tracks on 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th St. is addressed by Mr. Daniel Patterson; presented to Mr. Jim Glock, Director of the Transportation Department of Tucson; resulting with TDOT making maps to resolve this issue in the Millville, Armory Park, and Santa Rita Park neighborhoods. Maps are anticipated for review in 1-2 months.

Article II., Officers, of the Bylaws of the SRPNA read by Mr. Oscar Rendon, and the need for a Neighborhood Watch Leader (NWL) presented.

Meeting was adjourned with a round of applause for the newly elected Executive Board of SRPNA.

1 comment:

DRP said...

These minutes are draft until approved at Dec. mtg.