Harris Park Meeting: 1.10.22 notes

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HPNA Meeting – January 10, 2022

Officer Report:

  • Since our last meeting, there was only 1 vehicle burglary and 2 residential burglaries reported.
  • Overall, things have been quiet and there are no major concerns to report.
  • As always, here are your resources (and make sure to use them so all incidents are documented!)
    • Emergency: 911
    • Patrol (non-emergency): 727-893-7780
    • Community service (needs attention/documentation, but not urgent): 727-551-3182
  • For the latest crime information, check out the stat map on police.stpete.org.

2022 Officer/Board Elections Results:

  • President – Jessica Salmond
  • Vice President – Judy Landon
  • Treasurer – Chase Wilsey
  • Secretary – Jessica Small
  • 2022 Board –
    • Beth Cooke
    • David Holler
    • Katie Vann

General Meeting:

  • We have a new website, created by Jessica Salmond. If you have ideas for the website content, let her know! The link to the website is harrisparkstpete.com
  • February Neighborhood Cleanup Event:
    • We are planning a neighborhood clean up for February 19, 2022. Jessica Salmond will work with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to coordinate supplies, waivers, etc. 
    • We plan to put up signs to advertise, if possible.
    • More details will be sent out via email and Facebook.
  • Spring Fling Event:
    • We are planning to bring back the Spring Fling event on April 2, 2022 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm
    • We anticipate participation from SPPD K9 unit, the fire department, and more.
      • We would like to include additional organizations like Kiwanis, Get Fit St. Pete, and youth-focused social service providers.
    • To-Do Items: reserve pavilion/tables through parks department (Judy), secure mini-grant and coordinate with Susan Ajoc for Parks Dept. permit (Jessica Salmond), coordinate kids vs parents activity such as kickball or volleyball to generate interest (Jessica Riva)
  • Additional topics of discussion:
    • Driveway/ porch party to meet our neighbors
    • Gadgets for Good
    • Healthy St. Pete Fitness Classes in the Park – neighborhood wellness champion opportunity (Jessica Small to coordinate)
    • CareFest in March – could organize another clean up, donation drive, or other neighborhood project
    • October ‘boo’ game for the kids
    • Movie in the Park – would need permit and park staff (using electricity) – could be a mini-grant opportunity. Touch base with Magnolia Heights Neighborhood Assoc. for advice. (Jessica Salmond to coordinate)
    • City Guide/Directory (Susan Ajoc to look into exisiting resources and coordinate with Jessica Salmond)
    • City Council District 4 Update – Invite Council Member Hanewicz to our next meeting to introduce (Jessica Salmond to reach out)
    • Mural:
      • Letter of approval must be updated if it does not specify logo usage
      • Jessica Salmond and Jessica Small to work on artist quotes and grant plan
      • Reach out to Kiwanis organization to see if they would like to be involved in project, contribute, etc.

Upcoming 2022 Meetings:

  • Monday, March 14, 2022, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 9, 2022, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, 7 p.m.

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