Volunteers still needed for post-tornado rebuilding!

August 10th, 2011

From Larry Marks, President of the Wake Interfaith Disaster Team:

Wake Interfaith Disaster Team is leading the long-term recovery from damages caused by the April 16 tornadoes. There are still homes in need of repair where insurance funds and government loans and grants have been exhausted. We are repairing these homes with donated materials and volunteer labor.

We need unskilled and skilled volunteers now and for the next several weeks. Housing and meals will be provided if needed. Volunteer as an individual or put together a team from your congregation, civic group, or workplace. Volunteer for a day, multiple days, or a week.

Sign up now with our construction partner, NC Baptist Men, at: http://baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado/Get-Involved

Your efforts will be greatly appreciated.

Larry Marks
President at wakeidteam dot org

Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange

August 10th, 2011

I highly recommend attending the Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange. It’s a great way to make our community stronger.

Find out more about the Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange here.

The Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange promises to be especially informative this year, with Wake Schools Superintendent Tony Tata to deliver the keynote speech. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat now for the Exchange, to be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the McKimmon Center. The attachment contains all the details plus a registration form to print out and mail. If you prefer, you can register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/neighborhoodexchange.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2011 Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange!

Capital Boulevard Open House – Sept. 29th, 2011.

August 6th, 2011

Capital Boulevard Corridor Study
Open House and Public Comment Opportunity

Save the date
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Meymandi Hall and Lobby
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Options for the Corridor
● Roadway
● Transit & High-Speed Rail
● Bicycle/Pedestrian
● Greenway And Stream Restoration
● Economic Development

North Carolina Department of Transportation
● Peace Street Bridge Replacement
● Wade Avenue Bridge Replacement

The City of Raleigh and NCDOT will distribute additional information the first week of September.

Questions: Rotonda McKoy, Rotonda.McKoy at raleighnc dot gov or 919-807-8479.
www.raleighnc.gov/planning ‘Capital Boulevard.

Download a flier for this meeting here.

East CAC meets Monday, July 18th

July 12th, 2011

The East CAC will hold its July 2011 meeting Monday at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue.

Many folks have questions about St. Augustine’s proposed 5,000 seat stadium. This month Marc Newman from St. Augustine’s College will return to discuss the school’s proposal and answer questions. We’ll also hear from Deidre McCullers from the Family Resource Center, who’ll be talking about foster care recruitment.

Below is the full agenda. Hope to see you there!
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June 2011 East CAC draft minutes

July 6th, 2011

East CAC Meeting Minutes
June 2011
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Raleigh’s East Citizens Advisory Council held its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Lions Park Community Center. About 30 people attended, with about five there for the first time. Chairman Mark Turner recorded the meeting, with video available at www.eastraleigh.org.
Secretary Sue Sturgis reported that a change was made to the draft minutes from the May meeting in the section about the discussion on tornado recovery; the final version posted on the website will reflect those edits. The minutes were approved without any additional changes.

Mark reported that Belvidere Park and Woodcrest held a community potluck at Lions Park over the weekend. There was a good turnout, and Mark encouraged other neighborhoods to hold similar events. Read the rest of this entry »

Review of quasi-judicial process

June 23rd, 2011

A meeting with the city’s Planning Staff will be held at the Tarboro Road Community Center (121 N. Tarboro Rd) on Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM to discuss the hearing process and how citizens can properly weigh in. Eric Hodge, will present the special use permit process and provide some handouts as to how the quasi-judicial process works.

St. Augustine’s proposed 5,000 seat stadium

June 23rd, 2011

St. Augustine’s College has proposed building a 5,000 seat stadium on its property, seeking Council approval. In 2004, the college was granted a Special Use Permit for a much smaller facility but has opted recently to pursue a larger one. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods have concerns about the impact such a stadium will have on the community.

Here is a link to the special use permit, SU-1-2011. Here is a Draft Traffic Impact Analysis report [PDF]. You can also read the track update sent out yesterday by St. Augustine’s president, Dr. Suber.

Update: The documents from the previous special use permit are here.

Update 29 June: Here are the figures that were omitted from the draft TIA report.

East CAC asset map

June 21st, 2011

I have created a Google Maps map of community assets in Raleigh’s East CAC area. You may view it here:
View East CAC assets in a larger map

If you would like access to add assets to this map, please email me at cac-chair at eastraleigh dot org. The full map on Google can be found here.

Minutes from May 2011 East CAC meeting (draft)

June 13th, 2011

East CAC Meeting Minutes
May 2011
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Raleigh’s East Citizens Advisory Council held its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Lions Park Community Center. About 35 people were there, with about six attending for the first time; Charlene Willard with the city’s Community Services Department handed out bags with information about the CAC and the city to newcomers. The April minutes were approved without changes. Chairman Mark Turner recorded the meeting, with video available at www.eastraleigh.org.

SUCCESS REPORTS: The entrance sign to the Belvidere Park neighborhood is finished, and the bench delivered and installed. The project was three years in the making. Thanks to local stonemason Joe Valles and everyone else who helped with the project. Longview Gardens is now moving forward with their grant to build a neighborhood sign.
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East CAC meets Monday, June 20th

June 1st, 2011

The East CAC will hold its June 2011 meeting on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue.

This month we have three presentations. Amy Sins from Capital Area Friends of Transit will discuss the region’s transit plan and its impact on our quality of life. Also, Regina Petteway from Wake County Human Services will discuss her department’s tornado relief efforts. Finally, Allison Marsh from the city’s Parks and Recreation department, will discuss the Corporate Leisure Services available for corporate functions.

Below is our full agenda. Hope to see you there!

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