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Rose Festival 2019

The official flyer and schedule of events for this year’s Rose Festival are now available. You can also check the Rose Festival Facebook page for updates. Thanks!

At the most recent Town Hall Meeting on May 1, MNA President Wayne Williams introduced a new initiative to identify specific neighborhood challenges. The intention is to develop a path forward and seek out entities within the City who can help us develop solutions.

These are some of the challenges identified by the people in attendance at that meeting:

  • Too many stores
  • Open air drug trade on Dewey Avenue
  • Not enough programs for youth
  • Traffic flow in the two plazas off Dewey Avenue
  • Litter
  • Lack of community participation
  • Lack of block parties
  • People driving crazy
  • Absentee landlords
  • Vacant storefronts

Do any of these challenges affect you personally? Do you want to be involved in creating and implementing solutions? We’ll be revisiting this initiative at upcoming Town Hall Meetings.

And to start, here are two specific volunteer activities that you can get involved with right now:

PAC-TAC

PAC-TAC (“Police And Citizens Together Against Crime”) is a City of Rochester program that brings together community volunteers and the Rochester Police Department. Maplewood had an active PAC-TAC team for many years, but we need new volunteers to revive the program.

As a PAC-TAC volunteer, you’ll work with an on-duty patrol or Crime Prevention Officer as you walk with a PAC-TAC partner in your neighborhood and interact with other citizens and local merchants along the way to help prevent crime.

All volunteer citizens receive extensive training and are issued distinctive clothing, a flashlight and a portable digital radio which contains the frequencies of patrol officers. If you spot criminal activity or are in need of other assistance, you can immediately summons an officer via the portable radio. In addition to foot patrols, some patrol sections have bicycle PAC-TAC patrols as well. This is your chance to make a real difference in your neighborhood!


https://www.cityofrochester.gov/pactac/

For more information, contact RPD’s Lt. Richard Waldo.

Maplewood Gardening Team

For many years, this dedicated group has maintained tree wells and public gardens along Dewey Avenue. Volunteers get together on a flexible schedule throughout the spring and summer months. A kickoff meeting to start the 2019 season will be held Thursday May 23 at 6 pm. For more information, email Barb Ann Kupiec.

It’s time once again for our annual Membership Drive. Election ballots for MNA Officers and Board Members will be mailed out on February 21, 2019. If you plan to run for one of these positions, or if you want to cast your vote, you must be a member of the MNA!

Below are copies of the 2019 membership form and annual membership letter. (Current members will receive copies of these documents in the mail along with the ballot.)  You can join or renew your membership by filling out the membership form and mailing it to the office, along with your annual dues payment.

Membership Form 2019

Membership Renewal Letter 2019

If you have any questions regarding membership, please call Enrica Fleming, Chair of the Membership Committee, at 458-3460.

Purchase your tickets in advance and save $3! Tickets are available at the Peppermill, Parkleigh, and ReHouse.

 

Maplewood 2018 Poster – FINAL

New police station and Neighborhood Service Center proposed for former Piehler Pontiac site

UPDATE: The Informational Meeting has been rescheduled. The new date is Monday, August 13. Same time, same place. Hope to see many of you there!

The City of Rochester has just announced plans to build a new combined Lake Section RPD Station and Northwest Neighborhood Service Center on the northeast corner of Lake Avenue and Ridge Road West (the old Piehler Pontiac site across from Eastman Business Park).

The City will be holding a public informational meeting on August 7 at the Edgerton Recreation Center. The attached pdf is a copy of a letter that has been mailed out to all residents and property owners in the project area.

According to the letter, this proposed new police station is part of the ongoing RPD Reorganization that aims to “return  officers to  neighborhood patrol beats to effectively engage in true community policing.”

The Lake Section police station and NW Neighborhood Service Center are currently located at 1099 Jay Street. The Lake Section patrol area covers the west side of the city from Charlotte in the north all the way to I-490, south of Lyell Ave. So this location for the offices would place them in a location more central to the whole area.

If you want to learn more about this proposal, or have input you want to share with the City, please consider attending.

Public Informational Meeting

When

Tuesday August 7, 2018

5:45-7:45 pm. (Presentation will begin at 6 pm.)

Where

Edgerton Ballroom

41 Backus Street, Rochester, NY 14608

RPD Public Notice (1)

REMINDER: July MNA Town Hall Meeting cancelled

 

Join us next Wednesday evening for a night of food and fun with your neighbors!

Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 269 Flower City Park

When: Wednesday evening, June 20th,  5:30-7:30 pm

The Hot Dog Roast is an annual neighborhood event where people can get a meal, make some friends, have some fun, and get connected to resources in the neighborhood. It is free for everyone!

All are welcome, but the Northwest Neighborhood Service Center would appreciate a heads-up if you plan to attend.

To RSVP, please contact Tiara Lopez at 585-428-1322.

For full details, see the event flyer below:

Maplewood Outreach 2018

2018 Rose Festival Schedule

The 2018 Rose Festival is almost here! We’ll see you this Saturday, June 9 at the Maplewood Rose Garden.

 

Save the date for the upcoming 2018 Historic Maplewood Home Tour: September 15th, from 11AM to 4PM. Rain or shine!

2018 Home Tour Ticket Information!

COMING SOON! Tickets will be available for the 2018 Historic Maplewood Home Tour in August. Please check back for more information where you can purchase tickets in advance.

2018 Historic Maplewood Home Tour date has been finalized!

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