East CAC last meeting of the year!

November 18th, 2012

Hello Eastsiders!

It’s that time of year again – the last East CAC meeting of the year and the annual holiday party! We hope you can all come out for good food, fun and socializing with neighbors. This month’s meeting will include the regular reports (Police, Parks and Rec, etc.) as well as a Nominating Committee Report (We must elect a new CAC co-chair for next year! If you have someone in mind, please nominate her/him by coming to the meeting!) and a presentation on the Home Sustainability Program from the Office of Sustainability from the City of Raleigh!

It’s going to be big fun and you won’t want to miss it, so come on out and celebrate the season with us!

As usual, the meeting will be held at 7pm at the Lion’s Park Community Center.

East CAC Meeting Agenda
November 19, 2012 – 7:00 pm
1. Welcome & Introductions
2. (7:05) ‐ Approval of October 2012 Minutes
3. (7:10) ‐ Neighborhood Reports
4. (7:15) ‐ Parks & Recreation Report
5. (7:25) ‐ Police Report
6. (7:35) ‐ Nominating Committee Report
7. (7:40) ‐ Home Sustainability Program, City of Raleigh – Office of Sustainability
8. (8:30) – Adjournment
9. Holiday Party

East CAC meeting – Monday 10/15 @ 7pm Lions Park

October 14th, 2012

Hi Eastsiders!

Monday (10/15) is our monthly East CAC meeting and we hope you all can attend! It will be held, as usual, at the Lion’s Park Community Center and will start at 7pm. This month’s agenda is chock full of scary Halloween creatures and zombies! Oh, wait.. no, it’s not. It’s just your CAC leadership team and Officers Krysko and Ladd! JUST KIDDING! One really exciting thing on the agenda is that Officer Krysko will be giving us an introduction and overview to a new tool that can help us to connect better in the neighborhood – Nextdoor. So you won’t want to miss that. AND, if you’ve been dying to get involved in your East CAC officer elections process, now is the time! Please come on out and mix and mingle with your neighbors and hear what’s going on. (See full agenda below.)

Also, please review the RPD calls for service report for our area: http://goo.gl/TFJSH

Submit any questions that you have about the report to Officer Krysko (James.Kryskowiak@raleighnc.gov) and he will address them at the meeting.

If you have a yard sign, don’t forget to put it out now! And invite a neighbor!

East CAC Leadership

East CAC Meeting Agenda
October 15, 2012 – 7:00 pm

1. Welcome & Introductions
2. (7:05) – Approval of September 2012 Minutes
3. (7:10) – Neighborhood Reports
4. (7:15) – Parks & Recreation Report
5. (7:25) – Police Report
6. (7:40) – Nominating Committee and Officer elections
7. (7:45) – Introduction to “Nextdoor” for East Raleigh (Officer Kryskowiak)
8. (8:00) – Committee Reports, New Business, Other Announcements
9. (8:30) – Adjournment

Missing: Joshua Clay Inscoe

August 28th, 2012

Joshua Clay Inscoe


Have you seen Joshua “Josh” Clay Inscoe? Josh went missing from Carlbrook school in Virginia and was last seen in Durham. He is believed to be in Raleigh.

Josh is a white male, age 16 years, height 5’7″ and 145 pounds. He has short, light brown hair; a medium build; green eyes, and a medium complexion. He was last seen near the Durham Bulls stadium on Friday, August 24th, wearing a blue plaid shirt with collar, khaki pants, and a black backpack.

If you see Josh, please call the Halifax (VA) police department at 434-476-3334.

A flier with Josh’s information may be downloaded here.

More pictures below the fold.
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East CAC Call for Nominations: Neighborhood Recognition Awards

August 12th, 2012

East CAC Call for Nominations: Neighborhood Recognition Awards
After reviewing the eligibility and awards selection criteria below, please submit nominations with brief justifications to cac-leadership at eastraleigh.org. The nominations received will be reviewed and voted on at the September 17th East CAC meeting.

Awards Description
Beginning in 1977, the Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC) has been recognizing significant efforts by property owners and community groups/individuals to enhance the health, safety, and appearance of their neighborhoods. This year the RCAC asks each individual CAC to select one award winner to be honored Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – location TBD. The awards are designed to acknowledge those unsung heroes who work without thought of praise to make our communities better at the grassroots level and in so doing, elevate the quality of our lives and of our city.

Eligibility
1. Residential property or privately-owned, small business property that has made a significant impact on the quality of life within that CAC
2. Educational institution or non-profit organization that has partnered with a neighborhood group or organization.
3. Community service project within your CAC district
4. An individual who had contributed significantly to the well-being of the CAC community.
5. A grassroots organization or neighborhood group within the CAC

Award Selection Criteria
The individual CACs use the following evaluation criteria when reviewing and selecting their honoree. How well did the project/person/business/group improve the neighborhood by:
a) Enhancing the visual environment
b) Preserving the character of the area
c) Improving buildings, landscaping, or signage
d) Preserving or enhancing the natural environment
e) Contributing to the community and neighborhood initiatives

2012 East CAC Community Day

August 2nd, 2012

Hey there Eastsiders!

Don’t forget that this Saturday – August 4th – is the 2012 East CAC Community Day! This year’s theme is “There is no COMMUNITY without UNITY.” It will be held at Lion’s Park from 11:00 – 3:00 and you won’t want to miss it! We’re having free food, free music and all kinds of other free stuff! Come and enjoy the festivities with your neighbors – meet new friends, enjoy good eats and music, bring unity to our community!

We look forward to seeing you there!

East CAC meeting – next Monday 7/16 @ 7pm Lions Park

July 14th, 2012

This month the line-up is complete with a visit from Keisha Martin from Consumer Education Services and Kathryn Rosenbaum from Voices in Action: The Families, Food and Health Project of the Dept. of 4-H Youth Development. And, as usual, it will star either Jason or Kristy (from the City Parks and Rec), Officer Krysko and/or Officer Ladd and your friendly CAC leaders. You can see the full agenda below.

*July Agenda*
1. Welcome & Announcements
2. (7:05) – Approval of June 2012 Minutes
3. (7:10) – Neighborhood Reports
4. (7:15) – Parks & Recreation Report
5. (7:20) – Police Report
6. (7:40) – Keisha Martin, Consumer Education Services
7. (7:50) -Kathryn Rosenbaum, Community Outreach Coordinator, Voices in Action: The Families, Food and Health Project, Dept. of 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, CALS NC-State University.
8. (8:00) – Community Day: Final Preparations and Volunteer Recruitment
8. (8:30) – Adjournment

Important addition to June East CAC Meeting: Stadium Advisory Committee

June 17th, 2012

As mentioned in the previous CAC meeting, St. Augustine is forming a Stadium Committee to ensure that the college is being responsible to the community and its residents regarding the stadium and its use. They would like for the Committee to play an active role in helping them with transparency and compliance with their agreement with the City.

To that end, they are asking that the neighboring CACs have two representatives each on the Committee. *In Monday’s meeting we will accept nominations for and vote on the two representatives from our CAC*. We have a very full agenda this month and would like to get this decided early, so we’ll add this to the Neighborhood Reports section of the agenda.* If you are interested in being a representative to this committee, or in nominating someone, please make sure you arrive on time to the meeting.*

If you have any questions about this, please contact CAC Leadership: cac-leadership at eastraleigh.org

East CAC meeting Monday at Lion’s Park @ 7pm

June 17th, 2012

Hello there Eastsiders!

Please plan on joining us at the next CAC meeting! *As usual it will be held at Lion’s Park Community Center at 7pm on the third Monday of the month (June 18th).* There are going to be some really interesting presentations on work the City will be doing on Longview Lake (both upper and lower), plus we’ll have Ms. Deirdre McCullers from the Family Resource
Center of Raleigh.

*June Agenda*
1. Welcome & Announcements
2. (7:05) – Approval of May 2012 Minutes
3. (7:05) – Neighborhood Reports
4. (7:10) – Parks & Recreation Report
5. (7:15) – Police Report
6. (7:30) – Deidre McCullers, Family Resource Center of Raleigh
7. (7:40) – Presentations on Upper and Lower Longview Lake projects
– Presentation on Lower Longview Lake Dam by Chris Stanley (City Stormwater Utility) and Gerald Robblee (Schnabel Engineering).
– Presentation on Upper Longview Lake by Todd Rall & Carmela Teichman (Public Works) & Michael Sloop (CDM Smith – Design)
8. (8:30) – Adjournment

East CAC May Meeting Highlights

June 3rd, 2012

Hi Eastsiders!

In an effort to get important information out in a timely manner, your leadership team (Ms. Deborah, Emrys and I) decided it’d be a good idea to send out a fast-blast of info soon after the East CAC meeting each month so you don’t have to wait until the newsletter comes out to get informed (Of course, you could also get informed by coming to the meeting the third
Monday of each month at 7pm at Lions Park Community Center…). Obviously, this is not “soon after” the May meeting and I apologize. I will try to get better! But for now…

Here is some important (and hopefully somewhat timely) info to share:

-Donations Needed For Enloe Graduation Reception
Your help is needed to put on a fabulous reception for Enloe Seniors and their families following the Graduation Ceremony. Families of Juniors traditionally take the lead, but since we are short on donations of food and time, we are asking the *entire Enloe community* to pitch in. Cookies, lemon bars, brownies, and vegetarian samosas are just a few of items needed. The following link will lead you to more information, a complete
list of needs and a signup sheet:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CAAAE2CAB9-enloe

– *Longview Park Community Watch* will meet on *6/5 at 7pm* in Media Center (Library) of Enloe HS. For more info contact Matt Leary (mattleary at hotmail.com)

-Increased crime city-wide. RPD will have more officers out across the city, including the East CAC, in plainclothes and unmarked cars. If you would like to have a plainclothes officer in an unmarked car sit in your driveway at various times, please email Officer Krysko (James.Kryskowiak at raleighnc.gov)

-Always try to ask your neighbors if they need help with yard
maintenance first before calling Inspections. Sometimes your neighbor is sick or otherwise unable to make repairs or do yard work and would appreciate an offer of assistance.

– Parks and Rec. – see more at www.raleighnc.org/parks
o Lake Wheeler Annual Kids’ Fishing Day – 6/2 9am

Thanks and I hope you have a great and safe weekend!

Ginger
Secretary
East CAC

East CAC Meets Monday, May 21 @ 7PM

May 30th, 2012

The May East CAC meeting is MONDAY – May 21st @ 7pm!

We’ll get reports from Parks and Rec and the police. This month we also have some great guests too – we’ll have CAT here to talk about bus stop issues (among other things), someone from Neighborhood Traffic Management AND Ms. Barbara Lau who is the coordinator for the Pauli Murray Project (http://paulimurrayproject.org/), the mural project in Durham! Wow! You don’t want to miss it!

See you next Monday!

*East CAC Meeting AGENDA*
May 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
1. Welcome & Announcements
2. (7:05) – Approval of April 2012 Minutes
3. (7:10) – Neighborhood Reports
4. (7:15) – Parks & Recreation Report
5. (7:20) – Police Report
6. (7:30) – Capital Area Transit (David Eatman, Transit Administrator, City of Raleigh)
7. (7:45) – Neighborhood Traffic Management (Tom Fiorello, City of Raleigh)
8. (8:00) – Barbara Lau, Coordinator for the Pauli Murray project in Durham (Mural Project).
9. (8:30) – Adjournment