Jay Cousins snapped some photos of the annual neighborhood picnic and potluck that took place on Wednesday, August 14. There was a great turnout — so great, in fact, that the free hot dogs and burgers ran out before we could blink.
An informal Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting took place following the food. Some of the highlights of that included:
- As a result of our requests, two traffic circles (aka roundabouts) are being installed on W Montgomery between Monroe and Maple. The city is actively soliciting feedback from residents as to what that completed project will look like. For instance: Will the circles be landscaped? Will there be additional curb bump-outs? We encourage you to get in touch to offer your input.
- The neighborhood council will be allocating more than $57,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds this autumn. This money will go to sidewalks, home rehabilitation, capital projects, and more.
- The Neighborhood Planning group is on a roll and will be meeting frequently in anticipation of the neighborhood-wide workshops on October 10 and November 14.
- The Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market is going strong, and people are encouraged to stop by as well as spread the word to ensure its continued success.
- The first-ever Concert in the Park was a huge success. There is already $300 in the pot for next year’s more ambitious series.
- Candace Mumm gave a brief talk about her District 3 candidacy and made herself available for questions about neighborhood councils, planning, and more.
- Mayor David Condon will be hosting a city-wide budget presentation and Q&A at our September 11 neighborhood council meeting. As such, the “business” portion of the meeting will be abbreviated, and we’re to expect a turnout far beyond regular neighborhood council members.