LPNA Minutes 2016-05-25

Date posted: September 11, 2016


La Alma Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association
Monthly Meeting Minutes

Meeting took place at ArtStreet (1079 Osage) at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Attendee list: Available upon request.

DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT, CRO Rob Gibbs

  • Thefts from cars and auto thefts continue to be a problem – please don’t leave anything in your car.
  • License plate thefts are on the rise. Check your own car to ensure you still have both plates. To prevent theft:
    •  Purchase and install one-way screws for securing your plates.
    • Always post temporary plates on the inside of your vehicle.
  • If you witness a crime, please contact 911. Denver Police cannot access neighbor posts in NextDoor regarding crimes so it’s not seen by them.
  • Reminder to encourage attendance the monthly Commander Advisory Group (CAG) meeting. Free food and beverages are always provided. Check NextDoor or Facebook for date, time and location regarding the next CAG meeting.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH – Teresa Castaneda

  • Teresa, the Elati Neighborhood Watch Captain, came to share her experience of starting and maintaining a neighborhood watch program for her block. She started this group during the summer of 2015. She summarized that experience and encouraged others to consider starting watch groups on their own blocks.
  • Along with that summary, she provided tips for making it easier to get things rolling. She acknowledged the upfront work is time intensive but that once it’s up and running, it doesn’t require a lot of effort to maintain.
  • Teresa and several other members of the watch group who were in attendance indicated the formation of the group and really enhanced their neighborhood experience. They all appreciate knowing their neighbors so much better and enjoying each others’ company and support.
  • If you’re interested, Teresa is happy to talk with you directly. Her phone number is (303) 514-0142.
  • You can also go to the Denver Police website for information: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/police-department/safety-prevention/neighborhood-crime-prevention.html.html

TREASURER’S REPORT – Susan Saukas

  • Susan that the association has $1700 in our bank account. Monies this year were spent on the Party in the Park  this past summer and a $500 donation was made to Greenlee Elementary school as a matching donation with the Upper Santa Fe Businesses Association to allow the school to purchase sweatshirts for all their students for both warmth and showing school pride.

EMILY GRIFFITH TECHNICAL COLLEGE – Christina Sloan Muldoon

  • Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) is offering annual scholarships to any resident in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1000 for one year, depending on the program the student is considering. EGTC offers 50 certification programs as well as general adult continuing education courses.
  • In order to maintain this scholarship, the college is seeking seed money to support the scholarship.
  • In support of this process of publicizing the scholarship, EGTC, along with Denver Health and LPNA, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant, to enhance community engagement in the LALP neighborhood.
  • Susan Saukas was selected to chair the committee to plan events and activities in alignment with the grant. Monies must be spent by the end of November. Volunteers are sought to assist with this.
  • Several ideas were put forth, including a membership drive mailing which offers ½ of membership dues collected in the drive to be donated to the EGTC neighborhood scholarship.
  • Individual contributions to the scholarship fund are also appreciated.
  • If you’re interested in helping, please contact Susan directly.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY/ART STREET – Amy Banker, Chelsea Romaniello

  • ArtsStreet is sponsoring an art celebration block party and parade during the July first Friday, July 1st.
  • They’re requesting that members of the neighborhood come out in support of the students and even enter their own parade float.
  • The goal of the event is increased activation of 10th street from Osage to Santa Fe.

DELAWARE STREET DEVELOPMENT – Owen Beard

  • Owen Beard came to request a letter of support from LPNA for a zoning change to support his development to be installed on Delaware street.
  • Several neighbors from that area were present and expressed concerns regarding density of the project and lack of adequate parking.
  • After several rounds of concern, it was agreed to table the issue and continue discussions in a subgroup of interested parties.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Café Cultura are sponsoring their annual Art in the Park this summer. It’s always held on the second Friday of the month at the amphitheater in Lincoln Park. All are welcome. Come out and support local artists.
  • June 22nd is Bike to Work day. Bikes Together will be holding their grand opening on that day. Come out and support them.
  • ArtsStreet will no longer be available for monthly neighborhood meetings due to increased evening programming and space issues as our groups is getting too large for this space.
  • The next meeting will be held at the North Lincoln Community Room at 1401 Mariposa.

Next meeting: Wednesday,  June 22, 2016, 6:30pm, at the North Lincoln Midrise at 1401 Mariposa.

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