|Projects and Activities|
Annual Meeting - Tuesday, February 4th, 2003The SNA's Annual Meeting was held the evening of Tuesday, February 4th, at Hillside Health Center, 99 Hillside Avenue. More than 70 Summit residents attended.
Welcome and Summary of ActivitiesSNA President John Bazik began with a summary of the year's activities. These included
SNA BusinessA new slate of board members was elected.
Guest SpeakersPolice Chief Dean Esserman
Providence's new Police Chief spoke of his plan to bring community policing back to the City. He promised that every family will soon have and know their "family cop" as well as the local police commander by name and be able to contact him or her directly by cell phone or pager at all hours. Chief Esserman expressed his and his Department's accountability with three words: "crime, fear, disorder." He said he would take personal responsibility if the City does not see significant results in these three areas in six months.
The Director of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services described the role of this new office as the central contact point for all constituent needs. Aides take calls and follow through on all kinds of city services complaints and requests.
Mr. Chhoeun said his office has fielded about 300 calls per week and monitor 50 ongoing matters at any one time. He listened to a number of complaints from the audience, including deteriorating conditions at Lippitt Park. Many residents appealed for the Mayor's help in restraining the growth of Miriam Hospital.
Councilman Kevin Jackson
Councilman Jackson described his role in several Ward matters, including sidewalk repaving and the traffic calming and North Main Street projects. He mentioned his role in arranging a meeting between the SNA and the Mayor about the Miriam Hospital construction issue.
As Chair of the Council's Finance Committee, Mr. Jackson talked about his role in achieving economies in the city budget, seeking to slow the growth of the City's huge pension liability and ensuring that the current obligations are provided for.
Officer George Periera
Officer Periera responded to a number of complaints, including speeding on Rochambeau Avenue and loitering in Lippitt Park. He discussed steps taken in the past year to reduce speeding.
AdjournThe meeting ended with a reminder that all Summit residents are welcome to attend board meetings, which are currently scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15pm. Contact the SNA for the exact time and place of the next meeting.
|This Page Last Updated: Mon Feb 2 01:48:27 2004|