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Neighborhood Action
May 03, 2010 03:50 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 6th Ward envision a community where everyone feels safe and where people want to live and own their homes in well-maintained neighborhoods. The 6th Ward is where everyone recycles and everyone has peace, quiet, and economically viable small businesses. Residents in the 6th Ward take pride in their community. Children, schools, parks, recreation, and healthy trees are also found in the 6th Ward.

bullet Mott Park was at the top of the list as an asset and opportunity for residents in the 6th ward. It was noted for it's recreation services, festivals and music in the Parks
bullet Mott Park Golf Course is another valued asset in the 6th ward. Residents appreciate it for its green space, golf and recreation opportunities;
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Other assets mentioned by 6th ward residents include: McLaren Hospital ;

bullet Chevy in the Hole Brownfield as a redeveloped compost site;
bullet Coolidge Elementary;
bullet Kettering University and the Mott Park Neighborhood Association and the library which they lauded as providing books and internet access for those in the community;
bullet 6th residents identified several opportunities in their ward: 4.5 acre Medical Arts lot that they would like to see developed as a park; removal of dead trees as a safety measure; and new and repaired sidewalks.

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 seniors)
3.    
New/Improved Housing Options
4.    
Infrastructure
5.   Economic development
6.   New/improved housing options
7.   Building/property code enforcement
8.   Parks, trails, recreation




March 4, 2010 West Court Street Church, 2920 West Court Street
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Public Safety
Create more crime watches and block clubs
Recruit volunteers for mini-stations Encourage residents to report crime
 

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Economic Development
Improve Court street as a business corridor

Additional:
Provide daily activities for the community including youth
Create sustainable plan for Mott Park Golf Course
Maintain Mott Park Golf Course
Encourage home security/home improvements
Organize neighborhood cleanups
Control traffic better at Beecher and Court
Improve Court Street near Glenwood Cemetery
Open city compost site to residents
Create local alternative energy opportunities
Improve system for leaf pick-up
Clean up and enforce no dumping in Flint River

March 29, 2010, Calvary UMC, 2111 Flushing Road

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Public Safety
Enforce existing laws-including truancy
Provide training around public safety
Increase police presence
 

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Economic Development
Improve areas around small business
 

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Additional:
Deter juveniles that congregate with malicious intent
Promote activities for youth
Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement
Expand efforts to board vacant homes
Hold concerts in Ballenger Park Organize neighborhood clean ups
Increase communication between neighbors
Replace/repair sidewalks
Complete street repairs
Implement a curbside recycling program
Trim trees away from street lights
 

March 31, 2010, Durant Tuuri Mott, 1518 W. University Avenue

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Public Safety
Enforce existing laws - including parking ordinances
Increase police presence
Improve 9-1-1 response times
Increase cooperation between Flint Police and Kettering University

 

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Economic Development
infrastructure to support local media companies

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Additional
Demolish vacant houses
Build a dog park, charge fees and give tickets for not cleaning waste

Build a park at Chevy in the Hole

Reopen Mott Park Golf course

Use Flint River Trail to promote
cooperation between universities

Maintain Mott Park

Utilize Atwood Stadium for more
events
Create partnership between landlords
and universities to provide housing for students
Repair sidewalks and potholes
Implement curbside recycling program

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