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Neighborhood Action
May 03, 2010 03:51 PM 
 
ACTION SUMMARIES

BLUE BADGE PATROL VOLUNTEER PATROL

BE THE EYES & EARS OF
YOUR COMMUNITY
KEEP FLINT SAFE!
Call the Mayor's Office to join or for more information - call 810-766-7346


 
bullet The residents of the 4th Ward envision a clean and stable community without blight where Delphi is utilized as an industrial park; the Flint River trail is refurbished; and Kearsley, Whaley, and Rolllingwood Parks are maintained. The 4th Ward is where
small businesses flourish; residents walk the streets safely; and flowers abound.
 

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The majority of the residents in the 4th ward cited the former Delphi East Manufacturing location as both an asset and opportunity in their community. They would like to see it redeveloped for a new business, park, or race track;

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Brown Funeral Home was another location they thought was an asset and opportunity in their ward. A conference center, bingo hall, and police mini-station were all mentioned as possible redevelopment opportunities for the building;

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Residents of the 4th ward listed "great neighbors" as an asset in their community;

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Washington Elementary school was discussed as a positive place for children to play and have recreation;

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Residents were happy to have a police mini-station in their community to help reduce crime and as additional support for the community;

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Residents mentioned more affordable housing, sidewalk repair, and the development of community gardens from vacant lots as excellent opportunities for improvement in their community.


bullet The strategic priorities for Downtown were taken from the 4 wards that comprise the Downtown area. The top 4 priorities are listed below.

1.    Public Safety
2.    Human Services (especially those related to youth)
3.    
New/Improved Housing Options
4.    
Infrastructure
5.   Economic development
6.   New/improved housing options
7.   Building/property code enforcement
8.   Parks, trails, recreation




February 25, 2010,  Asbury UMC,  1653 Davison Road
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Public Safety
Review and consider location of police mini-station
Implement arson reduction plan in
this area
Provide more information to public
regarding crime watches
 

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Economic Development
Offer more financial & technical assistance for small businesses
Develop reuse plan for Delphi East Site
Find potential reuse for Brown
Funeral Home

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Additional:

Improve vacant property maintenance
Offer incentives for reuse of vacant
housing
Get to know your neighbors

Promote incentives for home
ownership
Open up Leith street

Work on water/sewer issues that
cause flooding in homes
Repair sidewalks  - Repair sewers - 
Assess lighting needs

March 4, 2010, El Shaddai Ministries COGIC 1249 Roosevelt Avenue

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Public Safety
Review and consider location of police mini-station
Promote anonymous call lines for
crime
Allow mini-stations to collect crime
data
Create neighborhood crime reports
information system
Keep record of calls for petty
thefts
 

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Economic Development
Find potential reuse for Brown Funeral Home

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Additional:

Explore options of reuse of Homedale school
Create safe areas for young people
to congregate
Repair and offer homes controlled
by Genesee County Land Bank to low income families
Encourage homeowners to fix their
sidewalks
Market the resources and services
offered at the Hispanic Technology Center
Repair and upgrade street lights with
energy efficient bulbs
Use the branches of trimmed trees
to make mulch or firewood
Create an urban community garden
at Homedale school
Trim trees around street lights

March 24, 2010, Boys & Girls Club 3701 N. Franklin Ave.

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Public Safety
Create more crime watches and block clubs
Repair and test fire hydrants

 

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Economic Development
Promote community development services and resources
Encourage residents to support local
small businesses
Hold a neighborhood business fair at
local school
Offer more financial assistance for
small business
Encourage residents to support local
small businesses
Develop reuse plan for Delphi East
site
 

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Additional

Maintain Longway ark and Potter school
Utilize Longway Park for recreation

Increase communication between
neighbors
Repair sewers
Repair sidewalks
Install/repair street lights

Cut down dead and trim overgrown
trees

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