Archive for February, 2010

Projects needed for Service Raleigh day, March 27th

Friday, February 26th, 2010

It’s that time of year when the NCSU volunteers with Service Raleigh look for projects to assist with in the community. Some Service Raleigh volunteers will be planting trees in East Raleigh in association with Trees Across Raleigh. Beyond that, there are still opportunities for these folks to help improve our community.

This year’s Service Raleigh day is Saturday, March 27th.

If you know of projects around East Raleigh that a team of volunteers could assist with, such as trash collection, insulating or painting homes, stream cleanup, or other such projects, let me know and I’ll work to get them done. The deadline for submitting projects is March 5th (next week), so please send those ideas ASAP!

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Have a great weekend!

Mark Turner
East CAC

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Z-18-09 before Comprehensive Planning on Wednesday

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Z-18-09, the convenience store at Poole Road and Norwood, lives on. It will appear next at next Wednesday’s Comprehensive Planning Committee meeting, 24 February, at 1 PM in the City Council Chambers.

See below for the agenda.

Mark Turner
East CAC


The Comprehensive Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Room 201, City Council Chambers, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, Raleigh, North Carolina. For information call 966-3040 (City Clerk’s office) or 516-2626 (Planning Department).


Draft minutes from January 2010 CAC meeting

Monday, February 8th, 2010

East CAC Meeting Minutes
January 2010
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

East CAC Chairman Mark Turner opened the East Citizens Advisory Council meeting at Lions Park community center shortly after 7 p.m. About 45 people were in attendance throughout the evening. The November 2009 minutes were approved.

OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS: In good news from around the CAC, Mark reported that Raleigh Police Captain Stacy Deans has been promoted to Southeast District Commander following the retirement of Captain Tom Earnhardt. Also on the policing front, negotiations continue on the RPD field office planned for the Food Lion Shopping Center at Raleigh Boulevard and Glascock Street.

Katherine Savage, coordinator of the Raleigh Community Gardens Meetup Group announced a community garden project at Alliance Medical Ministry at New Bern Avenue and Donald Ross Drive. The project got underway in the fall and welcomes local residents who want to get involved. Once there’s a critical mass of about 15 to 20 committed volunteers, the Interfaith Food Shuttle will run the project. There will be canvass of the neighborhood the weekend of Feb. 20 to tell residents about the project. For more information, contact Katherine at katherines3 [at]

East CAC meets Monday, February 15th

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Now that the sun is returning to the sky it’s a good time to discuss alternative energy and energy efficiency. Brian Lips and Joseph O’Neill from the N.C. Solar Center will answer questions about available federal and state energy incentives.

We’ll also welcome Raleigh Police Capt. Stacy Deans, who just took over as the Southeast District Commander from the retiring Capt. Earnhardt.

It should be a good meeting. Hope to see you Monday!