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The Meetings Will Be Held at The North Side Library
Please join us for good information and good conversation. See you there.
The 2020 Meeting Calendar IS HERE
Sadly Our Vice Chairman, Norm Kamm Has Passed Away, See His Obituary Here.
PRIMARY ELECTION JUNE 2, 2020 INFORMATION FOR VOTERS
2020 FREE FLICKS SERIES FROM DES MOINES PARKS AND RECREATION
CHECK SCHEDULE FOR CANCELLATIONS
Free Flicks is a summer series of outdoor movies in neighborhood parks. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and begin after sunset. Sunset varies from 8:35 to 8:55 pm. Admission is free, and blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be available for purchase.
Movies will not take place in the event of rain. Please check the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Facebook and Twitter for updates. Here is the schedule.
FROM THE POLICE DEPT
Additionally, the FBI is also reminding us all to always use good cyber hygiene and security measures. By remembering the following tips, you can protect yourself and your family and help stop criminal activity:
Ø Move all valuable items in the car out of sight such as GPS, purse, package, radar detector, and etc.
Ø Don’t leave a running car unattended in the street or drive way.
Ø Lock all car doors and roll up all windows.
Ø Don’t leave your keys in the car. (Even if the car is in the garage.)
Ø Let GOOD NEIGHBORS know you are gone for extended periods of time and advise them to contact the
Ø Try to have packages and mail picked up by family or trustworthy neighbors so they are not piling up on the porch.
Ø Arrange to have garbage containers moved to the street and picked up if you are gone on garbage day.
Ø Have adequate lights around the house and close all blinds/curtains so valuable items can’t be seen in plain view.
Ø If you have a security alarm system, PLEASE USE IT.
Ø Record make, model and serial numbers of your property.
Ø Take pictures of jewelry and other items that do not have serial numbers.
Ø When you see people walking in your neighborhood and acting suspicious, let them know you see them.
Ø When leaving your home, look around to make sure no one is watching you leave.
Ø KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS. Have block parties or barbeques.
Ø If you’re going to be away from home for an extended period of time you can always use the
Ø Never Park in an unlit area, no matter how convenient it is.
Ø Don’t over burden yourself with packages. (Don’t buy more than you can carry!)
Ø Always have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle.
Ø Always look through car windows before enter into the vehicle to assure no one is hiding in the back.
The City of Des Moines is making it easier than ever for you to increase our urban tree canopy by planting trees on your property. As part of our annual Tiny Trees program, up to 5 FREE individual trees will be made available to city residents this spring, available for order at http://tinytrees.dmgov.org/.
BUDGET CUTS LEAD TO
SHELVING PLANS FOR A NEW
DMPS announced in November 2017 its intention to build a new school at 3620 E. Douglas Avenue. The PK-6 school would have been the district’s second public Montessori school, and served some students currently attending Brubaker and Garton elementary schools.
Larger-than-hoped-for budget cuts will mean Des Moines Public Schools shelving plans for a new Montessori school on the city’s northeast side for the foreseeable future.
“The past several years of under-funding public education in Iowa is taking a toll, and our plans for a new Montessori school is a price that unfortunately must be paid,” said Dr. Thomas Ahart, superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools. “While the construction cost of the school building would have been met thanks to the statewide sales tax, the general fund expense of staffing and operating an additional school is simply not feasible at this time. As we prepare to reduce spending by millions of dollars, including not filling many teacher vacancies, this new school will simply not fit in our budget.”
Superintendent Ahart indicates that DMPS will have to reduce spending by the school district’s general fund by as much as $72 million over the next three years.
“Over the 110-year history of Des Moines Public Schools, the school district regularly adapted to changes in our community,” added Dr. Ahart. “Today, the needs of the families and neighborhoods in northeast Des Moines are a priority. However, until Iowa returns to supporting education in the way it has done historically, projects such as staffing and operating an additional new school must wait.”
DMPS will continue ownership of the property, which was purchased in December 2017, for possible use in the future. Renita Lord, who was announced as principal of the proposed school back in July, will continue as principal of Garton Elementary School.
The Des Moines Public Library has many events going on
CLICK HERE to see them all.
I would like to inform all of you that the following Walgreens now have a box for you to drop off your unwanted medication or you can still come to police station do it as well.
901 Ankeny Blvd, in Ankeny, 24 hours
2545 E. Euclid Ave, in Des Moines, 24 hours
104 E. Euclid Ave, in Des Moines from 8am-10pm
4415 Douglas Ave, in Des Moines from 8am-10pm
3140 SE 14th St, in Des Moines, 24 hours
12753 University Ave, in Clive, 24 hours
Sgt. Doua Lor #4898
Asian Outreach Resource Officer
Neighborhood Base Services Delivery
Des Moines Police Department
25 E. 1st Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Cell Phone (515) 971-0792
NEIGHBORHOOD BASED SERVICE DELIVERY UNIT
Melanie Shellenberger is the Administrator of the Safe at Home Program. The program is located in the Secretary of State’s office because of the voting component. It is not a witness protection program. It is an address confidentiality program that helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking or violent crimes. It provides a substitute address, mail forwarding service and confidential voter registration. Participants must enroll and be certified by the Secretary of State’s staff.
For More Info GO HERE or go to the website at www.SafeAtHome.Iowa.gov
STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
The Des Moines Public Works Department offers this rebate program (up to $2,000) for residents who install certain property improvements that reduce stormwater drainage into city sewers. Information is available online at
Alternatively for more information, please call the Sewer Enterprise Office at (515) 323-8165.
SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
The Des Moines Public Works Department has released details for the operation of the Private Property Protection Program. This program will provide a subsidy payment for a property owner who makes plumbing upgrades to reduce the amount of drainage into the sanitary sewer. Full details of this program are now available online at
at (515) 283-4950.
Citizen Volunteer Recognition Award from
Mayor Frank Cownie at the Rodine Mickle Dinner
The purpose of Northeast
Neighbors and Friends is
to share information and
common interest and to
increase the power of
groups and associations.
We promote projects, forums, and other community efforts for
the benefit of the Northeast area of Des Moines.
SMART 911 Service
Smart911 is a free service
used by public safety agencies across the country to enhance
communication and response for their community. It can be used
by 9-1-1 agencies to quickly send first responders to the location
of an emergency with more information, by emergency management to
better plan for and respond to disasters, and by municipalities to
send emergency notifications to their citizens. By creating a
Safety Profile for your family, you are providing potentially
life-saving information to public safety officials at the time when
they need it most.
To view a fact sheet click HERE, to view a uses of sheet click HERE.
you know that the Des Moines Police Department offers a “Vacation Watch” program?
If you will be away from home, you can let the police department know
of your absence by calling the non-emergency number (283-4811).
A territory officer will note your absence and perform extra patrol from time to time while you are away.
For Police issues each area of the city has a designated officer for a more personalized response. To view a map that shows the territory for each NBSD officer click HERE.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES HAVE COME TO NORTHEAST NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS
As soon as spring FINALLY arrives and the frost is out of the ground to drive in the posts, there will be several Little Libraries in the Northeast Neighbors and Friends Neighborhood. The libraries themselves are small weatherproof glass-front boxes on a post in front yards near the sidewalk. Adults and children are encouraged to stop and take a book to read and/or put a book in it for someone else to read. All exchanges are free and the goal is to provide free books to anyone to promote reading.
The locations of these libraries are posted here and updated as new ones are put up:
1519 York Street
Capitol Hill Christian
(3322 E. 25th Street)
2480 E. Douglas Ave
3944 E. 26th Street
4009 E. 23rd Street
4300 NE Arthur
3101 E 43rd St
2822 E 29th
block of Park Side
Mobile Home Park
Ave by Luther Park
112 E. Washington
3427 E. Shawnee
E. 8th & Seneca
1629 E 24th St
2516 Lay Street
(cul-de-sac in the south edge of Brook Run Park)
(E 28th and Madison)
4300 NE Arthur
3101 E 43rd St
2822 E 29th Street
block of Park Side
Stover Heights Mobile Home Park
1532 Hull Ave by Luther Park
112 E. Washington Ave
3427 E. Shawnee ave
E. 8th & Seneca
1629 E 24th St
2516 Lay Street
This is a new developing program so if you would like to donate to enable more Little Libraries and/or have one in your yard contact one of the board members. If you are a handy woodworker who would like to build these Libraries we do have blueprint plans available.
The Emerald Ash Borer is Coming
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is coming to Central Iowa and has been spotted as close as the
Newton area. EAB kills all Ash trees and is considered the most destructive tree pest ever seen in
North America. There are quite a few Ash trees on the east side, both on City
property and in private yards. The City has begun the process of identifying which trees need to be
removed from City property and have actually removed some of them this Spring.
The City intends to notify the homeowner at least 3 days before removal. Once the tree has been cut down, another contractor will return at a later date and take out the remaining stump. If you have an Ash tree on the City “parking” in front of your home and it is cut down, you can request that another tree be planted by the City.
For more information, go to the City website ( http://www.dmgov.org ) and look for the “Emerald Ash Borer” link
in the Quick Links section on the left side of the webpage.
When you visit that website, you can read the City of Des Moines Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan
and find links to a variety of resources regarding this topic.
Most people agree that trees increase our property value and if you want to save your Ash
tree, treatment options are available. You can learn more at the website above.
Northeast Neighbors and Friends held a school supply drive and Merit Resources stepped in and helped make the event a huge success. A huge thank you to Laura, Pete and everyone at Merit Resources for their generosity, they delivered to Willard Elementary School more than 30 completely filled backpacks in addition to several cases of school supplies.
Willard School has sent a thank you
letter for these supplies that can be seen
Four-Mile Creek Watershed Study
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