Archive for July, 2009

South Lions Park Community Watch meeting tonight!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Good morning, Eastsiders!

There will be a community watch organizational meeting for the neighborhoods just south of Lions Park and north of Glascock. This includes Bennett Woods, Heritage Heights, Breezy Heights, Lions Way, and Leyland Heights.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 PM at the Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue. Light refreshments will be served.

Again, this is for the neighborhoods immediately south of Lions Park. Here’s a PDF map of the neighborhoods.

See this flyer for more details. Hope to see you there!

Lions Park to host national BMX event!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Did you know that our own Lions Park hosts one of only five BMX tracks
in the state? It’s the home track of the Capital City BMX (CCBMX) club.
BMX racing is exciting to watch: these riders take their bikes over a
bone-rattling dirt track, catching air at times! It’s an X-Games worthy

Capital City BMX is honored to have been selected by the American
Bicycle Association to host its East Coast Nationals event from August
14th to August 16th! It’s a prestigious event that will bring lots of
visitors from all over the country. You won’t want to miss it!

East CAC meets Monday, July 20th at 7PM

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Good morning, Eastsiders!

We’ve got quite a CAC meeting shaping up for Monday! After our usual reports, we’ll hear an announcement from Martha Hobbs on the nomination of Longview Gardens as a National Historic District. The Raleigh Historic Districts Commission will hold a public meeting for more in-depth questions from Longview neighborhood residents on August 10th.

Next up will be our special guest, Raleigh Police Chief Harry Dolan, who will be conducting a brainstorming session to better align the police department’s resources with the community’s needs.

Following the Chief’s presentation, we’ll hear from Lt. Embry (ret.) and Sgt. Darrow about Raleigh’s new RPD Volunteer program, where citizens can assist the police department with various tasks.

Police officers have distributed hundreds of flyers to neighborhood residents in an effort to get them to Monday’s meeting. Many Longview residents will also be attending for the Historic District announcement. Thus we will likely have a VERY full room Monday evening, so we suggest you get there early if you hope to get a seat.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday at 7!

FYI, below is the full agenda for Monday’s meeting.


Mark Turner
East CAC Chair (more…)

Draft minutes from June 2009 East CAC meeting

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

East CAC Meeting Minutes
June 2009
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Chair Mark Turner called the June meeting of Raleigh’s East Citizens Advisory Council to order shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday, June 15. He wanted to try to keep things moving along to make ample time for the post-meeting summer social, with food and soft drinks provided by MoJoe’s Burger Joint at 620 Glenwood Ave. courtesy of the owner, CAC Vice Chair Van Alston.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mark reported that the CAC leadership met with Raleigh Police Chief Dolan and his staff earlier in the day to discuss the need for increased police visibility in the area of Raleigh Boulevard and Glascock Street, where there is a significant crime problem. He came away optimistic that we will see increased police activity there, including the possibility of a police substation in the Food Lion shopping center.