Concord Park Neighbors
Many of you have the same concerns
about the crime and other problems in our neighborhood as
I do and have taken the time to attend several meetings.
I want to thank you for making the effort and ask that
you be patient while we stumble through the process of
getting organized. The problems have been recognized but
now we need to find solutions to the problems.
This program has been used to clean
up many problems in the surrounding area - it works! If
you need activity logs or we need to explain the program
in more detail, please call Tom Marcellis at ###-####.
1) Fill out activity logs of past,
present and future illegal or suspicious activity in our
2) Participate in the neighborhood watch program. We know
our neighbors and who belongs in the neighborhood and who
3) We need a survey of the crime in the neighborhood by
October 20, 1998 so we can present facts to the City
Manager and City Council members in upcoming meetings.
Please list all crime, the approximate date and location
that you are aware of that has taken place in the
neighborhood. Please give all information to Tom
Marcellis at #### Cross Way.
In speaking with
representatives from the Concord Police Department, City
of Concord Neighborhood Planning and the Concord City
Council, it was made clear to me that we need to form a
Neighborhood Association in order to maximize our
creditability with the City Council and anyone else who
may be able to help us solve our problems.
WHAT CAN YOU
1) Find people willing to be
on the Nominations Committee and people willing to act as
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, etc ... and give
their names to the nominations committee. The Secretary
will serve as Chair of the Nominations Committee and as
such will be responsible for the conduct of all elections
and for preparing all ballots for elections. Julie Murray
has volunteered to be the secretary and can be contacted
about being on the nominations committee or people
willing to be board members at ###-####.
2) Decide what BY LAWS the Association will use. I have
received a sample copy from Virginia to use as a guide.
3) Hold an election to vote on board members and by laws.
Our presence at the
City Council meetings can make a huge impression on the
council and how they vote. That impression can be good,
if we act in a civil and orderly manner, or bad if we are
an unruly crowd. We voted these people into office to
protect us and help us with the type of problems we are
now having. This is another way to impress the council
with our desire to solve these problems.
WHAT CAN YOU
1) Attend the City Council
Meetings. I will pass out flyers with time, date and