Neighborhood Safety Committee Meeting
November 3, 2008 7:00 p.m.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 Victoria Street North
In attendance: Marc Prokosch, Doloris Rufenacht, Camille Schafer, Cathy
Connor-Pearson, and Panod Klongtruatroke.
Meeting began at 7pm
1. Newsletter Article
We have decided to do a newsletter article focusing on the vacant house issue.
This will include information on locating where vacant houses are, what the
definition is, and who to contact at the city if a neighbor has concerns about a
vacant house in their neighborhood.
2. Dolores as co-chair
We decided to add Dolores Rufenacht as co-chair for the committee.
3. Invitation to Tina McNamara
Tina is Commander for Western District police. Since we are trying to rebuild
our block club network, and we are also trying to find other ways that the
committee can be effective in helping to promote neighborhood safety, we
thought it might be helpful to ask her or someone from her office to come to the
next committee meeting to hear their ideas about how we could be effective in
building a block club network and other ideas to meet our goals. This invitation
has been extended, and it appears we will have a guest, whether it is Tina or
4. Block Club Leaders
Panod has started mapping out actual blocks covered in the task of expanding
our block leader list. Camille discussed that in conversations with other COs, a
year to a year and a half is a reasonable goal to accomplish a complete, rebuilt
block club leader list for the district when starting from scratch. This will
therefore be the ongoing goal of the committee for the foreseeable future.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15.