Monthly Archives: January 2016

Next ECCCA Meeting Rescheduled!

Neighbors,

Our last ECCCA meeting (cancelled because of the weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 6pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Please pass the word along and I hope to see you all there!

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4th Precinct MPACT Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the inclement weather, the 4th Precinct MPACT meeting scheduled for January 21, 2016  has been rescheduled to February 18, 2016 at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the library of Linwood Holton Elementary School (1600 West Laburnum Avenue).

We invite you to attend a MPACT conversation with special guest speaker, Thad Williamson and Christina Mastroianni, with the Office of Community Wealth Building, as they discuss initiatives to address poverty, education, housing, and workforce development. Personnel from Code Enforcement and Public Utilities will be in attendance to update residents and take questions.

Please note that this agenda may be revised. Refer to the City’s MPACT website for updates: http://www.richmondgov.com/mpact/

City of Richmond Boulevard Area Meeting: Cancelled

The public engagement sessions (originally scheduled for this afternoon) to explore possibilities for developing and using the City’s land in the Boulevard area, has been cancelled and rescheduled for:

  • February 4, 9 a.m. – Downtown Library, 101 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4, 6 p.m. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.

For several years, the City has been systematically moving public facilities away from the site in order to prepare it for development. The next step is to acquire public input on how the site should be best used for the taxpayers of Richmond. Residents are also invited to share any comments they have about the potential redevelopment of the Boulevard by emailing Blvd.Comments@RichmondGov.com.

For additional details visit the City of Richmond blog: http://richmondvaannouncements.blogspot.com/2016/01/dates-for-boulevard-area-public.html

Or the attached document CANCELLED Jan 26 – City Holding Public Engagement Sessions on Development of Boulevard Area

1/26 ECCCA Meeting Cancelled

Due to the slick road conditions and impassable sidewalks, the 1/26 ECCCA meeting has been cancelled.  Resurrection Lutheran Church has not been able to dig out from under the snow and it will be unlikely that conditions will be safe in the evening hours when it is more likely to re-freeze.  However, their Sexton assures me that another upcoming Tuesday in the next 3 weeks will be available to us for rescheduling.  Be on the look out for another e-mail with the make-up date. For additional information please reference the recent email our President, Danene, Sent out. Stay warm and safe!

Next ECCCA Meeting: Jan 26th

Our next ECCCA meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, January 26, 6pm at the Resurrection Lutheran Church (2500 Seminary Ave).  At our meeting we will be hearing from as Sector 412 officer for the local crime report.  The  Nominating committee will have a slate of officers to present for 2016-17.  Our Program & Membership Committees will have a budget to pass and will discuss a spring neighborhood cleanup.  And finally, our Safety Chairperson will discuss home fire prevention and has forwarded the following notice (Smoke Alarm Alert). Looking forward to seeing you all there Tuesday and please take the time to tell your neighbors about ECCA and invite them to our meeting, especially those new to the neighborhood.

Keep your home safe this winter

 

The CDC recently wrote about ways to help keep your home safe in this winter weather. Their suggestions included:

  • Winterize your home.
    • Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows.
    • Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls.
    • Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks.
  • Check your heating systems.
    • Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly, and ventilated to the outside.
    • Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys.
    • Install a smoke detector. Test batteries monthly.
    • Have a safe alternate heating source and alternate fuels available.
    • Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) emergencies.
      • Install a CO detector to alert you of the presence of the deadly, odorless, colorless gas. Check batteries when you change your clocks in the fall and spring.
      • Learn symptoms of CO poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion.

Recently in Chesterfield there was a multiple fatality fire; this is a very unfortunate incident and our hearts go out to the family and emergency responders that worked on scene, however there is much we can take from it. Attached is some information about the importance of working smoke alarms and home escape planning.

For additional information, please visit the CDC’s website at: http://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/

Smoke Alarm Alert

Stay safe neighbors.

 

 

 

4th Precinct MPACT Meeting Tomorrow: 1/21

Attached is the agenda for the 4th Precinct MPACT meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the library of Linwood Holton Elementary School (1600 West Laburnum Avenue).  

This month we invite you to attend a MPACT conversation with special guest speaker, Thad Williamson and Christina Mastroianni, with the Office of Community Wealth Building, as they discuss initiatives to address poverty, education, housing, and workforce development. Personnel from Code Enforcement and Public Utilities will be in attendance to update residents and take questions.

Please note that this agenda may be revised. Refer to the City’s MPACT website for updates. You will find the attached meeting minutes from our last meeting on November 19, 2015. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for doing your part to help build a better Richmond!

4th Precinct Meeting Minutes November 19, 2015

MPACT 4th Precinct Meeting Agenda January 21, 2016