West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch
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West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday October 23, 2014

43nd meeting-called to order at 7:02pm at All Saints Auditorium

Adjourned at 7:40pm

Attendance 16

 

7:02 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Greg Evans, Excused for family matters, other board members are running late, voting on any items will be held to later in the meeting when a quorum is present.

 

7:10 Minutes: Quorum not met vote on August minutes held over to November’s Meeting. No meeting in September due to no space available.

 

7:15 Treasurer’s Report: Quorum not met vote on August Treasurer’s held over to November’s Meeting. No meeting in September due to no space available

 

7:20 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS approved or 501c(3) on June 21, 2014 and is retroactive 2 years. LSA and CRD grants will modify this year’s budget and reporting.

 

7:25 Karin Foster Announce that this is our 4th year Anniversary Meeting. Introduced Susan Young, Community Garden Chair as a great asset and applauded her great work and dedication. Pocket park has community meetings were attended by residents and provided ideas and concerns. The bookmobile will be at the Skate Park once a month, generally the 1st Monday from 4-6PM.

 

Family Dollar on Main and the one way sign are to be replaced by DPW awaiting information from PennDot.

 

7:20 Jason Knock Beat Report: Arrived late due to Color Guard duty. Dave Lewis reported the theft of a catalytic converter and fence damage on the Luzerne St property wants more police patrols because other businesses in this area targeted. Also he reported traffic is backing up on Keyser, Dalton and Jackson and request the turning lane but back in. Marg Martin reported house on the top of 17th Ave has active repairs. Cars are now parking on the berm on Keyser Avenue where it has been widened on both sides wanted to know if this is allowed. Jason stated he and other beat officers will be a school dismissal for traffic and safety concerns. There have only three fights that have been addressed. He has made five juvenile arrested for vehicles break-in’s. There are leads and ID’s on the 3 black males involved in beatings and strong arm robberies that have been in the Hill section and travelling to West Side. He gave description of actors and urged to report them as suspicious or wanted. The Dominican Hair Salon daily complaints more of the same as well as their having loud parties on weekends after 10PM. Pawn shops and used items stores on Main Ave that have items on the sidewalk have been sited or now out of business. Concerns raised about 100 S Main Ave not being repaved and snow blocking pedestrian crosswalks.

 

7:30 New Business 

 

Karin updated on the Coal Cracker Smoke & Stoke Competition held at Montage Sept 12-13. Competition and judging was all done well with a perfect score from KCBS. Competitors were very happy with the venue and the way things were run and most have pledged to return next year. What hurt us as far as raising funds was the weather. It was a cold and rainy day on Saturday which kept the public away and some of the vendors left. We are planning to do the event again but add some ancillary activities for the general public and use more of the inside area. We were set to break even as the event is designed to do, however stemming from Facebook Advertising earlier in the year our account was hit with fraudulent charges. As soon as they we spotted we went to the bank and reported it however the bank only gave a partial replacement of funds. This set back has put us in the red. An interim fundraiser is being planned to help repay those who helped fulfill our bills from the event and to work on a capital campaign for next year for the building once is changes hands. To have next year’s competition sanctioned for KCBS we will need to send in the fee and paperwork in by the end of December. Most competitors will set their schedules in January.

 

Dave Lewis gave an update on the abatement requests. The School District has agreed to a full abatement on the 1621 Washburn St property and vote is set for next meeting. The City is also in agreement but is waiting for the School Boards resolution. County has verbally agreed to proceed as long as the other taxing bodies have resolutions to abate.

 

Karin explained the Pocket Park Collaborative that is comprised of approximately 12 agencies including WSHPNW and identified the parks that are in West Side included in the master plan. They are surveying is park and suggest improvements and sustainable programs. Interim programs will be added throw the planning processes. The book mobile is now at Jackson Street once a month on the 1st Monday of the month 4-6PM. Neighbors volunteered to clean up and remove hedge row and mulch.

 

We were allowed to have more space in West Precinct for a meeting multipurpose room as well as a small kitchenette in the area from some space from the records room. There is still a satellite office for any patrol officers. Neighbor Works directed some their volunteers from Baptist Bible College and The Commonwealth Medical College to help prep and paint as well as fall clean up in the park. The first event will be a Turkish Coffee Night. Date November 13th.

 

Karin also stated that many service agencies have identified our organization and our neighborhood as a strong sense of community. They have seen what we have come together to do to improve our neighborhood but see that we needed their help to succeed. Because of your commitment many more great things are to come for West Scranton.

 

Dave Lewis thanked us for putting on the BBQ and stated it a 1st class event.

 

Next meeting November 20th 7PM All Saints Auditorium-Committees 6 PM

Neighborhood Summit is November 5th SPD HQ Roll Call Room 6:30PM

 

7:40 Adjourn: Motion to accept Marg Martin and 2nd by Doreen Fazi.

 

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

 

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Marg Martin: Sergeant at Arms

 

The following board members were absent/excused:

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Greg Evans: Acting Vice-President

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Carl Graziano Chief of Police

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.




West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday August 21, 2014

42nd meeting-called to order at 7:07pm at Montage

Adjourned at 7:45pm

Attendance 12 - New Members 2

 

7:07 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present.

 

7:10 Minutes: A motion from the floor to accept July Minutes was submitted by Janine Johnson and Marg Martin 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented. A motion from the floor to accept the Emergency Board Meeting minutes made by Janine Johnson and 2nd by Rich Johnson. A motion from the floor to accept the Removal from Office Resolution by Marg Martin and Rich Johnson 2nd the motion to accept the resolution with signed copy on file. Greg Evans was introduced as our acting Vice President.

 

7:15 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 08/21/2014 was $1135.73, reported by Karin Foster. A motion to accept the report from Greg Evans and 2nd by Marg Martin.

 

7:20 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS is now is pending. LSA and CRD grants the modifying budget.

 

7:25 Karin Foster Reported Community Garden is slow but some herbs and produce has been harvested. Susan Young, garden chair has been a great asset. Pocket park has community meetings scheduled for September 15th in at Fellows Park and September 21st at Jackson Street Skate Park Monday nights at 6PM. The bookmobile will be at the Skate Park once a month, schedule to follow. Block Party was enjoyed by all how attended. James Gidosh hosted the skateboard competition again and brought in another obstacle for the weekend.

 

Family Dollar on Main and the one way sign are to be replaced by DPW awaiting information from Penndot.

 

7:20 Jason Knock Beat Report:

 

 

 

7:30 New Business 

 

Verizon Cell Tower proposal on property owned by Pat Rogan brought neighbors to ask for our support to go to the Zoning and City Council to stop the tower from being placed in a residential neighborhood. Discussion about the tower was that the lot was too small and does not have enough room for a fall zone. Karin Foster stated that she was at the last zoning meeting and that all proposals for towers in residential neighborhoods have been declined by Zoning. Health concerns are not allowed to be entered as a reason to decline the variance, due to a prior court decision. Fall zone, children’s safety due to barbed wire and declined property values were reasons that were accepted to decline the variance. Petitions would not be accepted. All neighbors must go to the zoning hearing to be on the record. All agreed to support the neighbors in objecting to the cell tower and Karin would attend the next Zoning Hearing.

 

Letter was submitted by Constantino Michael Siconolfi in person with police escort. His letter will be reviewed by our legal counsel. Discussion of the Articles of Incorporations Code of Conduct and the unanimous executive board decision and resolution for his removal from office stands for his multiple code of conduct infractions.

 

Karin updated progress of the Coal Cracker Smoke & Stoke Competition at Montage Sept 12-13. Sanctioned and insured. American Water is provided potable water tanker; we will have to run waterlines. We are still working on the trash and electric. GR Noto has donated the generator and power hook ups. Local 81 electrical union will supply volunteer support for electric service problems if the arise. Water and electric would be located in 100ft stations requiring teams and vendors to bring 100ft cords and hoses. Currently have 16 paid teams and 4 will also be food vendors and 4 others that sell sauce while others are awaiting their city permits. Discounts for any company who wishes to compete. Letter to Governor requesting State Championship has been sent. 

 

Admission is $5.00 to cover entertainment costs. VIP tickets are $100.00 that will include admission both days, the Mixer at Slocum Hollow with a meal, entertainment, drink specials, promotional items, park pass and BBQ clinics with the Pro’s.

 

Final preparations are underway and appear to be on target.

 

Next meeting September 18th 7PM All Saints Auditorium-Committees 6 PM

 

7:40 Adjourn: Motion to accept Rich Johnson and 2nd by Greg Evans.

 

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

 

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Greg Evans: Acting Vice-President

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Marg Martin: Sergeant at arms

 

The following board members were absent/excused:

Tom Borthwick: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Carl Graziano

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday July 17, 2014

41th meeting-called to order at 7:17pm at Montage

Adjourned at 7:40pm

Attendance 14 - New Members 0

 

7:05 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present.

 

7:06 Introduction of Guests speakers: Chief Carl Graziano, Tom Malloy, Schiff’s

 

7:08 Minutes: A motion from the floor to accept June Minutes was submitted by Janine Johnson and Marg Martin 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented. A motion from the floor to accept the Tax Abatement Resolution Doreen Fazzi and Marg Martin 2nd the motion to accept the resolution with signed copy on file.

 

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 06/17/2014 was $1281.17, reported by Karin Foster. A motion to accept the report from Doreen Fazi and 2nd by Marg Martin.

 

7:15 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS is now is pending. LSA and CRD grants the modifying budget.

 

7:16 Karin Foster Reported Community Garden was cleaned up, cultivated and planted. New Volunteer Susan Young is our new garden chair. County Court community service workers from drug court and juvenile probation helped with the heavy lifting and clean up while community children planted, weeded and watered the beds. We used the CEO grant to purchase peat moss, plants and black plastic. Re-imbursement received in to amount of $108.49. 

 

Family Dollar on Main and the one way sign are to be replaced by DPW awaiting information from Penndot.

The Part of the Solution signs are up in West Side.

 

 

7:20 Chief Graziano Reminder of National Night Out Aug 5th at Scranton High 6PM. Jason Knock is on vacation, but did report that he has continues to work with inspections for blight, tagging disabled vehicles and keeping juveniles moving and not loitering.

 

7:20 Jason Knock Beat Report:

 

#

Address

Issue

Result

1

300 S. Main Ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

2

300 S. Main Ave

Animal Abuse

Unfounded

3

St Francis Cabrini & Price

Runaway Juvenile

Assist to the west cars

4

1429 Academy St

condemned home inspection

Asst. Inspector Fowler

5

1431 Academy St

Blight

Resolved

6

300 S. Main Ave Follow up

Abandon Vehicle

Resolved

7

Parrot & Locust

Parked illegally

Parking ticket issued

8

Parrot & Locust

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

9

1222 6th Ave

Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

10

St. Patrick Day Parade

Mandatory

Crowd control

11

Kellum ct

Fight/Disorderly

Resolved

12

318 S. Webster

Open burn

SFD responded - Resolved

13

300 Kellum ct

Couch in road on fire

SFD responded - Resolved

14

300 Garfield ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

15

1200 Price st

Traffic stop

Assist to W3

16

134 S. Bromley

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

17

1222 6th Ave

Blight issue

Resolved

18

1214 Washburn

Dumpster Blocking Sidewalk

Resolved

19

1021 Fellows

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

20

217 s. Main Ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

21

440 10th ave

Open field Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

22

301 Hampton st

Dumpster blocking sidewalk

Resolved

23

1116 Washburn st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

24

Rear 1116 Washburn st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

25

218 S. Decker

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

26

322 Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Salvage tow

27

312 Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

28

300 block  Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

29

300 block  Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

30

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

31

300  block S Hyde Park

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

32

300 block 13th avenue

Abandon vehicle

tagged

33

1100 block Hampton

Abandon vehicle

tagged

34

400 block 13th avenue

Disperse juveniles

Resolved

35

400 block s hyde park

Abandon vehicle

tagged

36

400 block Garfield

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

37

Division & Garfield

One Way sign missing

Informed Comm center.

38

306 S. 9th ave

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

39

324 S. 9th ave

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

40

300 block s 9th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

41

710 Hampton st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

42

300 block S 6th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

43

400 block S 6th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

44

536 Hampton st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

45

515 Luzerne st

Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

46

327 5th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

47

300 15th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

48

1100 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

49

1100 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

50

1200 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

51

1200 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

52

1100 Darthmouth st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

53

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

54

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

55

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

56

208 N. Bromley ave

Blight

No contact, will follow up

57

205 N. Bromley ave

Blight follow up

Not resolved

58

WSHPNW Bike Ride

Neighborhood Patrol

 

59

214 S. Sumner ave

Blight

48 hours to resolve

60

100 S. Garfield ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

61

1300 Rachel place

Blight

48 hours to resolve

62

421 S Main ave

Structure issues

City Inspectors notified

63

416 S Edwards ct

Blight

Resolved

64

Masonic Temple

First Responder appreciation

With Command Car

65

Beach & Crown

Fight with weapons

Assist west 6

66

1429 Academy street

Assist Inspector Fowler

Condemned propery

67

1406 Academy street

Blight, grass

48 hours

68

1317 Washburn st

Blight issue, Assist Inspector Fowler

48 hours

69

1319 Washburn st

Blight issue

48 hours

70

1313 washburn st

People in condemned property

Retrieving property

71

1315 washburn st

Structure damage, Follow up

Citation

72

n. Bromley

Abandon vehicles private property

Assist inspector Fowler

73

1000 Jackson st

Vehicle parked by stop sign

Ticket issued

74

1200 Division st

Traffic stop, DUI, Underage possession of alcohol, Driving with out license.

Arrest, DUI charges filed pending on blood results.

75

1429 Academy street

Follow up

Resolved

76

1406 Academy street

Follow up

Resolved

77

1317 Washburn st

Follow up

Resolved

78

1319 Washburn st

Follow up

Resolved

79

1313 washburn st

Follow up

Not Resolved

80

542 N. Bromley ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

81

418 S. Edwards ct

 Follow up

Resolved

82

442 S Main ave

Grass, blight

48 hours

83

1157 Eynon st

Blight

48 hours

84

309 S. Garfield ave

Blight, grass, structure

48 hours

85

St Francis Soup Kitchen

Public Drunkenness

Arrest

86

St Francis Soup Kitchen

Drug Arrest

Marijuana entered as evidence

87

Oakford Ct

Open containers

Citations issued

88

Valley View Project

Detail with Command car

Drug arrest, abandon vehicles

89

1157 Eynon st

Blight

48 hours

90

309 S. Garfield ave

Follow up

Some resolved, Work in progress

91

Scranton & 10th ave

Traffic stop

Citation: Driving without license

92

200 S. Edwards ct

Drug Arrest

Marijuana into evidence

93

West Scranton High School

D-Day tribute

Crowd control assist SRO

94

Oakford ct

Open container

Citation

95

100 Larch st

Traffic stop

Citation issued asst 716

96

St Francis Soup kitchen

Male sleeping on property

Welfare check

97

100 North FIlmore ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

98

100 North FIlmore ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

99

1700 of Jackson

Juveniles throwing rocks at cars

Unfounded, no victims

100

Hyde park & Division

Broken down vehicle blocking traffic

Traffic control

101

1100 Division st

Disorderly Juveniles

Gone upon arrival

102

130 S. Everett ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

103

1129 Luzerne street

Blight issue

No contact with owner

The below occurrences will not be an issue when School is let out for the summer.

1)Daily occurrence:  14th avenue between West Side Middle School and High School – Disbursing juveniles from

    The roadway, private property and causing damage.

2) Daily occurrence:  Luzerne street to S Main Ave - Disbursing juveniles.

3) Daily occurrence:  Fidelity Bank parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at the request of the High School and Fidelity Bank.

4) Daily Occurrence: Walgreens parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at request of Walgreens.

5) 1100 Division St. disbursing disorderly juveniles loitering in the area.

 

 

 

 

7:30 New Business 

Fairly quiet, less fireworks compared to other summers.

 

Question and discussion regarding noise ordinance, difficult to enforce without a decibel meter. Police can have a saturated patrol if time and location is regular. M80’s near Filmore and Jackson.

 

Motorized bike has been cited at many locations. Issues on Rock with 2 houses are loud, trash and foot traffic.

 

 

Karin updated progress of the Coal Cracker Smoke & Stoke Competition at Montage Sept 12-13. Sanctioned and insured. American Water is provided potable water tanker; we will have to run waterlines. We are still working on the trash and electric. There is a possibility of new service with PP&L for $18.00 per month but have to discuss with Montage. Water and electric would be located in 100ft stations requiring teams and vendors to bring 100ft cords and hoses. Currently have 10 paid teams and 2 will also be food vendors. This is 1 additional food vendor and 3 others that sell sauce while others are awaiting their city permits. Discounts for any company who wishes to compete. Other competitions have cancelled and we are expecting to pick up those who were planning to attend the cancelled ones. The prize money amount is not known yet which is keeping some teams from committing and sending in their registration. 52 Judges are signed up so far.

 

Admission is $5.00 to cover entertainment costs. Vip tickets are $100.00 that will include admission both days, the Mixer at Slocum Hollow with a meal, entertainment, drink specials, promotional items, park pass and BBQ clinics with the Pro’s.

Sponsorships are in negotiations. Initial meetings are positive, scheduling around vacations to have follow up.

 

Block Party one day this year Sunday July 21st.

 

Next meeting August 21st 7PM Montage Mountain Resorts-Committees 6 PM

 

 

7:40 Adjourn: Motion to accept Dorreen Fazzi  2nd by Marg Martin.

 

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

 

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Siconolfi: Acting Vice-President

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Mike Siconolfi: PR Director

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Mike Taluto: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

 

The following board members were absent/excused:

Tom Borthwick: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Greg Evans: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday June 19, 2014

40th meeting-called to order at 7:08pm

Adjourned at 7:40pm

Attendance 16 - New Members 0

 

7:05 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present.

 

7:06 Introduction of Guests speakers: None

 

7:08 Minutes: A motion from the floor to accept May Minutes was submitted by Mary Dymond and Marg Martin 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented.

 

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 05/19/2014 was $1245.22 and everything is in, reported by Karin Foster.  A motion from the floor to accept the Treasurer’s report from February was submitted by Rich Johnson, motion to accept Mary Dymond and 2nd by Marg Martin.

 

7:15 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS is now is pending. LSA and CRD grants the modifying budget.

 

7:16 Mike Siconolfi & Karin Foster Reported Events committee Block Party Sunday only July 20th. BBQ event is sanctioned and insured. Check presentation was at the Skate Park on June 4th for Pocket Park project with Scranton Area Foundation.

 

Student Volunteers will be sent a list of our events including Boy Scouts. Walks and Bike patrols remain on Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM schedule TBA.

 

Family Dollar on Main and the one way sign are to be replaced by DPW soon.

 

7:30 New Business 

 

Complaint about a possible drug house on S Lincoln Ave which is next to church driveway.

 

Concerns rose about the price of the LA Lewis Building. Mary Dymond moved to create a resolution to ask for full or patricidal abatement. Draft of Resolution would be emailed. A meeting set Thursday June 26 to vote on the resolution.

 

Mike Taluto reported that pothole update for Main Ave, Express Way Penn Dot is actively filling with hot blacktop not temporary cold patch.  Paving Main Ave is schedule for this year but the curb project will be first.

 

Karin updated progress of the Coal Cracker Smoke & Stoke Competition at Montage Sept 12-13. Website is live short link scrantonbbq.com. Fire and Police cook off, average fees discussed 25-50 professionals, Bands and local food trucks and vendors, profit comes from registration, vendor fees and people’s choice, more information next month.

 

Part of the Solution signs are up.

 

 

Next meeting July 17th 7PM Montage Mountain Resorts-Committees 6 PM

Block Party Sunday July 20, 11-8PM

 

7:30 Guest Speaker’s Jason Knock, Beat Officer discussed action report:

 

#

Address

Issue

Result

1

300 S. Main Ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

2

300 S. Main Ave

Animal Abuse

Unfounded

3

St Francis Cabrini & Price

Runaway Juvenile

Assist to the west cars

4

1429 Academy St

condemned home inspection

Asst. Inspector Fowler

5

1431 Academy St

Blight

Resolved

6

300 S. Main Ave Follow up

Abandon Vehicle

Resolved

7

Parrot & Locust

Parked illegally

Parking ticket issued

8

Parrot & Locust

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

9

1222 6th Ave

Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

10

St. Patrick Day Parade

Mandatory

Crowd control

11

Kellum ct

Fight/Disorderly

Resolved

12

318 S. Webster

Open burn

SFD responded - Resolved

13

300 Kellum ct

Couch in road on fire

SFD responded - Resolved

14

300 Garfield ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

15

1200 Price st

Traffic stop

Assist to W3

16

134 S. Bromley

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

17

1222 6th Ave

Blight issue

Resolved

18

1214 Washburn

Dumpster Blocking Sidewalk

Resolved

19

1021 Fellows

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

20

217 s. Main Ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

21

440 10th ave

Open field Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

22

301 Hampton st

Dumpster blocking sidewalk

Resolved

23

1116 Washburn st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

24

Rear 1116 Washburn st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

25

218 S. Decker

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

26

322 Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Salvage tow

27

312 Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

28

300 block  Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

29

300 block  Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

30

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

31

300  block S Hyde Park

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

32

300 block 13th avenue

Abandon vehicle

tagged

33

1100 block Hampton

Abandon vehicle

tagged

34

400 block 13th avenue

Disperse juveniles

Resolved

35

400 block s hyde park

Abandon vehicle

tagged

36

400 block Garfield

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

37

Division & Garfield

One Way sign missing

Informed Comm center.

38

306 S. 9th ave

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

39

324 S. 9th ave

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

40

300 block s 9th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

41

710 Hampton st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

42

300 block S 6th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

43

400 block S 6th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

44

536 Hampton st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

45

515 Luzerne st

Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

46

327 5th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

47

300 15th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

48

1100 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

49

1100 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

50

1200 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

51

1200 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

52

1100 Darthmouth st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

53

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

54

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

55

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

56

208 N. Bromley ave

Blight

No contact, will follow up

57

205 N. Bromley ave

Blight follow up

Not resolved

58

WSHPNW Bike Ride

Neighborhood Patrol

 

59

214 S. Sumner ave

Blight

48 hours to resolve

60

100 S. Garfield ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

61

1300 Rachel place

Blight

48 hours to resolve

62

421 S Main ave

Structure issues

City Inspectors notified

63

416 S Edwards ct

Blight

Resolved

64

Masonic Temple

First Responder appreciation

With Command Car

65

Beach & Crown

Fight with weapons

Assist west 6

66

1429 Academy street

Assist Inspector Fowler

Condemned propery

67

1406 Academy street

Blight, grass

48 hours

68

1317 Washburn st

Blight issue, Assist Inspector Fowler

48 hours

69

1319 Washburn st

Blight issue

48 hours

70

1313 washburn st

People in condemned property

Retrieving property

71

1315 washburn st

Structure damage, Follow up

Citation

72

n. Bromley

Abandon vehicles private property

Assist inspector Fowler

73

1000 Jackson st

Vehicle parked by stop sign

Ticket issued

74

1200 Division st

Traffic stop, DUI, Underage possession of alcohol, Driving with out license.

Arrest, DUI charges filed pending on blood results.

75

1429 Academy street

Follow up

Resolved

76

1406 Academy street

Follow up

Resolved

77

1317 Washburn st

Follow up

Resolved

78

1319 Washburn st

Follow up

Resolved

79

1313 washburn st

Follow up

Not Resolved

80

542 N. Bromley ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

81

418 S. Edwards ct

 Follow up

Resolved

82

442 S Main ave

Grass, blight

48 hours

83

1157 Eynon st

Blight

48 hours

84

309 S. Garfield ave

Blight, grass, structure

48 hours

85

St Francis Soup Kitchen

Public Drunkenness

Arrest

86

St Francis Soup Kitchen

Drug Arrest

Marijuana entered as evidence

87

Oakford Ct

Open containers

Citations issued

88

Valley View Project

Detail with Command car

Drug arrest, abandon vehicles

89

1157 Eynon st

Blight

48 hours

90

309 S. Garfield ave

Follow up

Some resolved, Work in progress

91

Scranton & 10th ave

Traffic stop

Citation: Driving without license

92

200 S. Edwards ct

Drug Arrest

Marijuana into evidence

93

West Scranton High School

D-Day tribute

Crowd control assist SRO

94

Oakford ct

Open container

Citation

95

100 Larch st

Traffic stop

Citation issued asst 716

96

St Francis Soup kitchen

Male sleeping on property

Welfare check

97

100 North FIlmore ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

98

100 North FIlmore ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

99

1700 of Jackson

Juveniles throwing rocks at cars

Unfounded, no victims

100

Hyde park & Division

Broken down vehicle blocking traffic

Traffic control

101

1100 Division st

Disorderly Juveniles

Gone upon arrival

102

130 S. Everett ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

103

1129 Luzerne street

Blight issue

No contact with owner

The below occurrences will not be an issue when School is let out for the summer.

1)Daily occurrence:  14th avenue between West Side Middle School and High School – Disbursing juveniles from

    The roadway, private property and causing damage.

2) Daily occurrence:  Luzerne street to S Main Ave - Disbursing juveniles.

3) Daily occurrence:  Fidelity Bank parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at the request of the High School and Fidelity Bank.

4) Daily Occurrence: Walgreens parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at request of Walgreens.

5) 1100 Division St. disbursing disorderly juveniles loitering in the area.

 

 

 

 

7:40 Adjourn: Motion to accept Dorreen Fazzi  2nd by Rich Johnson.

 

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

 

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Siconolfi: Acting Vice-President

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Mike Siconolfi: PR Director

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Mike Taluto: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

 

The following board members were absent/excused:

Carl Graziano: Director

Tom Borthwick: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Greg Evans: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday May 15, 2014

40th meeting-called to order at 7:07pm

Adjourned at 7:55pm

Attendance 12 - New Members 0

 

7:07 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present. Rich and Janine excused due to break in. An impromptu location change to the rectory porch due to an unknown scheduling conflict.

 

7:06 Introduction of Guests speakers: None, Beat Officer did not attend.

 

7:08 Minutes:   April meeting (May 1st) minutes are up for vote.  A motion from the floor to accept the Minutes was submitted by Leslie Rafter and Mary Dymond 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented.

 

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 05/01/2014 was $125.22 and everything is in, reported by Karin Foster.  A motion from the floor to accept the Treasurer’s report from February was submitted by Karin Foster, motion to accept Greg Evans and 2nd by Doreen Fazzi.

 

7:15 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS is should be here by the end of the year. Karin explained the filing under the pending 501c(3) application. LSA and CRD grants the modifying budget.

 

7:16 Mike Siconolfi & Karin Foster Reported Events committee and on Community Day was a cancelled.

 

Student Volunteers will be sent a list of our events including Boy Scouts. Walks and Bike patrols remain on Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM schedule TBA. Discussed large fight from prior week and adding a concretion patrol in areas affected.

 

Family Dollar on Main and did not apply for a change for traffic pattern according to zoning. It is still one-way with no exit on to Main Ave. They will be notified by Chief Graziano about the missing signs and inform them that they need to provide or go to zoning to request a change.

 

7:30 New Business

 

Street Cleaning Schedule and wanting signs for what day each street is being cleaned with at least 24hr notice. Karin sent a plan to DPW and City Council with sample signs.

 

Community Day cancelled, try to rescheduled when PPL can be available. There was a lack of yard sale vendors. Block Party still planned.

 

The Professional BBQ Competition update: The Jets field is no longer available, leased by SCD for soccer. We are looking at the Iron Furnaces and Montage. No alcohol is allowed on city, county or state property. There is a 90 day requirement for KCBS and MABA to file sanctioning application, liability insurance. Explained how the BBQ events run and expected expenditures.

 

Karin made an introduction of hosting a Professional BBQ Competition with an amateur opportunity for locals to join for Scranton. Looking at Clover Field, Fire and Police cook off, average fees discussed 25-50 professionals, Bands and local food trucks and vendors, profit comes from registration, vendor fees and people’s choice, more information next month. More details to follow after meeting with Montage. Montage is in Scranton. Question about tax to the city for the event, not known if we would have to pay it because it is in review by city council.

 

The Part of the Solution signs are scheduled to be installed after the handicap signs are finished.

 

The Fresh Food initiative in Lackawanna County will allow us to get some funding and educational programs for the community garden. Vouchers will be available to produce at the farmers market

 

July 2 is the presenting the Grant for the pocket parks that was awarded to the Scranton Area Foundation for the program to be used in West Scranton Parks.

 

Neighbor Works can offer more projects because they have enough volunteers to reach more people in need.

 

Break-ins on Main Ave at Jeff’s Trading Post and an attempt at Big Rich Sporting Goods. Cameras are being reviewed by SPD.

 

Discussion about Handicap sign ordinance.

 

Properties having work done without permits.

 

Action Report Ptl Jason Knoch:

 

#

Address

Issue

Result

1

300 S. Main Ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

2

300 S. Main Ave

Animal Abuse

Unfounded

3

St Francis Cabrini & Price

Runaway Juvenile

Assist to the west cars

4

1429 Academy St

condemned home inspection

Asst. Inspector Fowler

5

1431 Academy St

Blight

Resolved

6

300 S. Main Ave Follow up

Abandon Vehicle

Resolved

7

Parrot & Locust

Parked illegally

Parking ticket issued

8

Parrot & Locust

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

9

1222 6th Ave

Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

10

St. Patrick Day Parade

Mandatory

Crowd control

11

Kellum ct

Fight/Disorderly

Resolved

12

318 S. Webster

Open burn

SFD responded - Resolved

13

300 Kellum ct

Couch in road on fire

SFD responded - Resolved

14

300 Garfield ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

15

1200 Price st

Traffic stop

Assist to W3

16

134 S. Bromley

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

17

1222 6th Ave

Blight issue

Resolved

18

1214 Washburn

Dumpster Blocking Sidewalk

Resolved

19

1021 Fellows

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

20

217 s. Main Ave

Abandon Vehicle

Tagged

21

440 10th ave

Open field Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

22

301 Hampton st

Dumpster blocking sidewalk

Resolved

23

1116 Washburn st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

24

Rear 1116 Washburn st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

25

218 S. Decker

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

26

322 Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Salvage tow

27

312 Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

28

300 block  Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

29

300 block  Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

30

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

31

300  block S Hyde Park

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

32

300 block 13th avenue

Abandon vehicle

tagged

33

1100 block Hampton

Abandon vehicle

tagged

34

400 block 13th avenue

Disperse juveniles

Resolved

35

400 block s hyde park

Abandon vehicle

tagged

36

400 block Garfield

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

37

Division & Garfield

One Way sign missing

Informed Comm center.

38

306 S. 9th ave

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

39

324 S. 9th ave

Blight

Given 48 hours to resolve

40

300 block s 9th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

41

710 Hampton st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

42

300 block S 6th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

43

400 block S 6th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

44

536 Hampton st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

45

515 Luzerne st

Blight issue

Given 48 hours to resolve

46

327 5th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

47

300 15th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

48

1100 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

49

1100 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

50

1200 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

51

1200 block Bryn Mawr ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

52

1100 Darthmouth st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

53

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

54

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

55

300 block Christ court

Abandon vehicle

Towed

1)Daily occurrence:  14th avenue between West Side Middle School and High School – Disbursing juveniles from

    The roadway, private property and causing damage.

2) Daily occurrence:  Luzerne street to S Main Ave - Disbursing juveniles.

3) Daily occurrence:  Fidelity Bank parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at the request of the High School and Fidelity Bank.

4) Daily Occurrence: Walgreens parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at request of Walgreens.

5) 1100 Division St. disbursing disorderly juveniles loitering in the area.

 

 

 

Next meeting June 19th 7PM All Saints -Committees 6 PM

Citizen’s Police Academy May 20th SPD HQ 6-8PM

SPD Blood Drives May 28th SPD HQ 12-8PM

 

7:30 Guest Speaker’s NA

 

7:55 Adjourn: Motion to accept Mary Dymond 2nd by Leslie Rafter.

 

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

 

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Siconolfi: Acting Vice-President

Mike Siconolfi: PR Director

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Mike Taluto: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

 

The following board members were absent/excused:

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Tom Borthwick: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.




West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday March 20, 2014

38th meeting-called to order at 7:50pm

Adjourned at 7:30pm

Attendance 22 - New Members 0

 

7:01 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present.

 

7:05 Introduction of Guests speakers: Jesse Ergott, Molly Boylan, Karissa Tugend, Neighbor Works, Beat Officer Jason Knoch and Chief Carl Graziano, Thom Welby, Chief of Staff Rep Flynn.

 

7:06 Minutes: Last month’s minutes were emailed but not received due to a bad IP address.  A motion from the floor to table the minutes until April’s Meeting was submitted by Marg Martin and Doreen Fazzi 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented.

 

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 03/20/2014 was $40.22 and everything is in, reported by Karin Foster.  A motion from the floor to accept the Treasurer’s report from February was submitted by Doreen Fazzi and 2nd by Marg Martin.

 

7:15 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS is now on June 2013 applications and we are in this group for the review process, IRS representative said it should be determined within 60-90 days. Karin explained the filing under the pending 501c(3) application. LSA and CRD grants should have an answer March 24th.

 

7:16 Jason Knoch, West Scranton Police Officer:  Jason has asked to have his patrol area to be expanded beyond Price St. Complaint about cars parked on sidewalks blocking access for disabled, wheelchairs etc; Jason explained city ordnance and tags cars illegally parked on sidewalk; abandoned cars and RV still not resolved; Old TV’s; Tree trimming who is doing the work, private and utility companies take care of trees in the right of way, arborist does oversee cuttings. Free Trees are still available. Signs left up after events over, the signs are frozen in the ground and event personnel will remove them when it thaws. Jason and Patty Fowler have been working on blight issues.

 

Part of the Solution signs are at printer.

 

 

7:21 Chief Graziano:

Citizen’s Police Academy will be May 2nd and will run for 12 weeks. Applications are now being accepted still room to register. Also putting together a City Government course in the Fall.

 

7:24 New Business 

Neighborhood Summit on Tuesday, February 25th Council Chambers at 6:30 was televised on channel 19 by ECTV. It went very well. Council and cabinet members including the mayor will attend to discuss the issues and solutions for neighborhood problems.

Neighbor Works Applications available for this Summer’s program, deadline extended until March 31st. and they can assist 50 families.

Next Fundraiser is April 1st April Fool’s Night Out, Kilcoyne’s open mic comedian and karaoke, guest bartenders Don Jacobs, Lucy Sassi.

Mike Siconolfi reported the Family Dollar Main Ave entrance. No signage to be one way from Main Ave. 3 way traffic light without a light to come out from lot to Main Ave. Mike Taluto and Chief Graziano will check on right of way and laws.

Update 501c(3) IRS is now reviewing applications June 2013, which means we should be getting our notification soon.

Pocket Park Pilot program will be in west side. We were selected for the LSA Grant $163k for the neighborhood center and SPD also selected for the video wall project. Public meetings will be scheduled in the future.

  • Next monthly meeting April 17, 2014, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium
  • Rep Flynn Recycle Electronics/ Paper shredding April 26th in the State Office parking lot on Lackawanna Ave
  • SPD Disposal of Prescriptions Drugs April 26th at headquarters.
  • WS Community Day on May 17th at the Jackson Street Skate Park.

 

7:30 Guest Speaker’s  Jesse Ergott, Molly Boylan, Karissa Tugend, Neighbor Works; explained why they chose West Scranton, the survey process and results. Explained how to nominate a neighbor in need, the work is provided by a faith based camp whose goal is to serve the community the supplies are at no cost to the homeowner. 250 volunteers are coming this year that will be able to assist 40-50 projects.

7:50 Adjourn: Motion to accept Marg Martin 2nd by Doreen Fazzi.

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

 

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Siconolfi: Acting Vice-President

Mike Siconolfi: PR Director

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Mike Taluto: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

 

The following board members were absent/excused:

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Tom Borthwick: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Greg Evans: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.




West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday February 20, 2014

37th meeting-called to order at 7:01pm

Adjourned at 7:30pm

Attendance 20 - New Members 0

 

7:01 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present.

7:05 Introduction of Guests speakers: Beat Officer Jason Knoch and Chief Carl Graziano

7:06 Last Month’s Minutes: Last month’s minutes were emailed to all members, and a hard copy was on display for any member without a computer. A motion from the floor to accept February’s minutes was submitted by Mike Siconolfi and Greg Evans 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented.

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 02/20/2014 was $101.49 and everything is in, reported by Rich Johnson.  A motion from the floor to accept the Treasurer’s report from February was submitted by Janine Johnson and 2nd by Gary Wessel.

7:15 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: The IRS is now on June 2013 applications and we are in this group for the review process, IRS representative said it should be determined within 60-90 days. Karin explained the filing under the pending 501c(3) application. LSA and CRD grants should have an answer March 24th.

7:16 Jason Knoch, West Scranton Police Officer:  Jason has asked to have his patrol area to be expanded beyond Price St. He has been citing abandoned cars and properties with noncompliant snow removal and supervising school dismissal. Skate Park gates left open due to snow and the Jackson St lock is missing. Chief Graziano agreed to replace all of the locks and have new keys made once the snow melts. Also, Karin reported that the leak from the heating unit has the lower basement door frozen shut.

#

Address

Issue

Result

1

1813 Jackson st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

2

1815 Jackson st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

3

1302-6 washburn st

Blight issue

Not resolved

4

335 S. Main st

Blight issue

Resolved

5

1100 Luzenrn st

Abandon vehicle

Resolved

6

14th Ave & Luzerne st

Fight

Charges filed

7

600 block S.Main

Warrant service

Assist west cars

8

1400 Fellows st

Peddlers asking to see personal info

Had license through Scranton

9

Oxford & Main

Vehicle parked on sidewalk

Resolved

10

418 10th ave

Blight

Not resolved, no contact

11

303 S.Main st

Neighbor dispute

Assist west car

12

West High School

Basketball Games

Police Presence

13

West high School

Wrestling Matches

Police Presence

14

117 Morris Ave

Domestic

Assist west cars

15

1200 Division st

Traffic Stop

Warning

16

Academy St & Garfield Ave

Disorderly Juveniles

Resolved

17

S. Sumner Ave & Washburn St

Assist crossing guard with traffic

 

18

Warrant service

SPDHQ

Turned self into SPD

19

Central Court

West side Flava’s fight

 

20

2014 Updates

Mandatory

In process

1) Daily occurrence:  14th avenue between West Side Middle School and High School – Disbursing juveniles from the roadway, private property and causing damage.

2) Daily occurrence:  Luzerne street to S Main Ave - Disbursing juveniles.

3) Daily occurrence:  Fidelity Bank parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at the request of the High School and Fidelity Bank.

4) Daily Occurrence: Walgreens parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at request of Walgreens.

5) Friday & Saturday’s East Beat Officer Zaremski and I patrol the hill section due to the high crime rate.

 

7:21 Chief Graziano:

Citizen’s Police Academy will be May 2nd and will run for 12 weeks. Applications are now being accepted.

7:24 New Business 

Neighborhood Summit will be Tuesday, February 25th Council Chambers at 6:30 and will be televised on channel 19 by ECTV. All council and cabinet members including the mayor will attend to discuss the issues and solutions for neighborhood problems.

Neighbor Works Applications available for this Summer’s program, deadline extended until March 31st. Can assist 50 families.

Karin reported a complaint regarding a violation of Sexually Oriented Businesses ordnance. Chain Pharmacies are displaying and selling items and devises that are not allowed due to zoning area. Rite Aid downtown is the only one in compliance. 

Mike Siconolfi reported the Family Dollar Main Ave entrance. No signage to be one way from Main Ave. 3 way traffic light without a light to come out from lot to Main Ave. Mike Taltuto and Chief Graziano will check on right of way and laws.

We are planning another April Fools Guest Bartender event at Kilcoyne’s. More info to follow.

Mike Siconolfi asked everyone to join/like our Facebook and Twitter accounts, search wshpnw.

List for POS signs new locations have been submitted. We will be getting 12 more.

Calendar Planning Meeting: March 6th at Kilcoyne’s 6:30

Next monthly meeting March 20, 2014, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

Scranton Neighborhood Summit February 25th 6:30 SPD City Hall Council Chambers

7:30 Adjourn: Motion to accept Rich Johnson 2nd by Leslie Rafter.

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Siconolfi: Acting Vice-President

Janine Johnson: Acting Recording Secretary

Mike Siconolfi: PR Director

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Mike Taluto: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

The following board members were absent;

Tom Borthwick: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.



West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday January 30, 2014

36th meeting-called to order at 7:01pm

Adjourned at 8:01pm

Attendance 18 - New Members 0

 

7:01 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call. Quorum is present.

7:02 Appointed by Executive Board: Karin Foster reported resignations of Vice President and Recording Secretary have been filled.

Mike Siconolfi, Acting Vice President

Janine Johnson, Acting Recording Secretary

Mike Siconolfi, PR director 

7:05 Introduction of Guests speakers:  Lackawanna County, Gerard Hetman, Beat Officer Jason Knoch and Chief Carl Graziano and Pat Hinton, LIPs.

7:06 Last Month’s Minutes: Last month’s minutes were emailed to all members, and a hard copy was on display for any member without a computer. A motion from the floor to accept November’s minutes was submitted by Mike Siconolfi and Mike Taluto 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented. . A motion from the floor to accept December’s Executive Board Meeting minutes was submitted by Marg Martin and Rich Johnson 2nd motion to accept the minutes as presented.

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 11/17/2013 was $833.92 and the current balance of $20.22 in the checking account was reported by Rich Johnson.  Karin also explained over charges from GoDaddy will be reimbursed and be reflected in February. A motion from the floor to accept the Treasurer’s report from November was submitted by Marg Martin and 2nd by Mary Dymond, the motion to accept the December Treasurer’s 21013 Year End report was submitted by Mary Dymond and 2nd by Marg Martin.

7:15 501c(3) IRS Non-Profit Status: There has not been any update from the IRS on the status of our application, Karin Explained the filing can now go throw the WSHPNW because the application is pending and that if we are awarded LSA and CRD grants we would have to pay a filing fee to PA of $150.00-200.00 based on income. 

7:16 Jason Knoch, West Scranton Police Officer:  Jason updated the membership on neighborhood suspicious activity and blight issues from last month’s meeting. Mary Dymond suggested a personal safety presentation in a future meeting; Chief Graziano will schedule it in a future meeting. Chief Graziano also discussed upcoming Citizens Police Academy in April, 12 week program open the public at SPD HQ. Aggressive lose dogs report on corner of Rebecca and Jackson as well as on Academy Animal Control will be contacted. Traffic safety concern at Family Dollar on Main Ave, it is no longer one way into the parking lot. Rock Salt Caper, update, suspect questioned but know arrest, no doubt being used for meth.

 

Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA

Next monthly meeting February 20, 2014, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

Scranton Neighborhood Summit February 25th 6:30 SPD HQ Role Call Room

List for POS signs new locations contact Karin

Price Street Fire Victim Fundraiser and account set up.

NEPAlights.com for street light repair.

 

7:30 Speakers; Lackawanna County, Gerard Hetman discussed programs and upcoming events including the new Code Blue Program, the sledding hill at McDade Park and Repository Boxes for unused prescription drugs, and will return in the future to share future events.

Pat Hinton new Director of Licensing and Permits. Explained that currently they are working on what was left from the old administration. His priority is absentee landlords. Short on inspectors and budget does not have fund to hire more. Assignments of inspectors will be city wide not by section. Spoke about condemnation process and will make sure policies are followed. Takes approximately 6 months for demolition so that all DEP issues can be addressed or immediate demolition only happens after a fire or other eminent structural safety. Section 8 inspectors are not city inspectors.

8:01:  Adjourn: Motion to accept Rich Johnson 2nd by Mike Siconolfi.

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

Executive Board Members in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Siconolfi: Acting Vice-President

Mike Siconolfi: PR Director

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Mike Taluto: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

The following board members were absent;

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary

Tom Borthwick: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Peter Ruane: General Council

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.

West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Emergency Board Meeting Minutes

Friday December 27, 2013

Called to Order at 6:31pm

Adjourned at 7:40pm

 

7:01 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call.

Karin Foster, President,

Mike Foster, Vice President

Rich Johnson, Treasure,

Mike Siconolfi, PR Director elect

Marg Martin, Sergeant of Arms

Rebecca King, Board Member

Chief Carl Graziano, Board Member

Mike Toye, Board Member

Kim Toye, Chair

Peter Ruane, Council

a quorum is present.

 

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary (excused)

Tom Borthwick: Director (excused)

Daniel Duffy: Director (excused)

Greg Evans: Director (excused)

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair (excused)

 

6:31 Emergency Meeting of the Executive Board: Karin Foster called this meeting to address resignations of elected executive board members. The 2014 position vacancies of Vice President and Recording Secretary need appointments to maintain our Articles of Incorporation. Letters of Resignation were submitted by Mike Foster, Vice President dated November 25th and Patricia Crolly called, Social Director 2013 and Recording Secretary elect dated December 19th. Letters were read and discussed. Motion to accept resignation of Michael Foster by Marg Martin 2nd Rebekah King; motion carried. Motion to accept resignation of Patricia Crolly by Rich Johnson 2nd Rebekah King Motion carried. Not present, Janine Johnson volunteered to stay on as Recording Secretary until a permanent replacement can be found. Karin Foster accepted and reappointed, unanimously agreed by the board. Mike Siconolfi volunteered to step in as acting Vice President. Motion to appoint Mike Siconolfi as acting VP by Marg Martin, 2nd Peter Ruane Motion carried. The 2014 Executive Board of Directors are as follows:

 

Karin Foster, President

Mike Siconolfi, Acting Vice President

Janine Johnson, Acting Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson, Treasurer

Mike Siconolfi, PR director

Marg Martin, Sergeant of Arms

 

7:21 LSA Application Status: Discussion was held on the future of the Neighborhood Center and the LSA application. Board has determined that we have the support and can obtain the resources to proceed and to allow the application process to run its course. Motion made by Mike Siconolfi to let LSA run its course 2nd Marg Martin: majority to go forward.

 

8:01:  Adjourn: Motion to accept Mike Foster 2nd by Nancy Crolly.

 

 

Prepared by: Karin Foster, President  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.

West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday November 21, 2013

35th meeting-called to order at 7:01pm

Adjourned at 8:01pm

Attendance 18 - New Members 02

 

7:01 Karin Foster, President: Opened the meeting with roll call.

Karin Foster, President,

Mike Foster, Vice President:

Mike Taluto PR director,

Rich Johnson, Treasurer,

Pat Crolly, Social director, acting as Recording Secretary, a quorum is present.

 

7:02 Elections voted on by Executive Board: Karin Foster reported on the election returns voted by the Executive Board. The Executive Board Officers formally voted and approved all of the following officers.

Karin Foster, President

Mike Foster, Vice President

Pat Crolly, Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson, Treasurer

Mike Siconolfi, PR director

Marg Martin, Sergeant of Arms

 

The Executive Board formally ratified the WSHPNW Resolution 11212013. The Resolution allows the Board to decide in any election year whether to split or combine the PR Director and the Social Director.  The vote was 12-0 in favor of combing the position.  This position will go into effect next year. The appointment of Mike Siconolfi for PR director was approved by the Executive Board. There are still some positions available, but these are appointments, and can be addressed before next year. New block Capitan co-coordinators are needed due to resignations.

 

7:05 Introduction of Guests speakers:  Lackawanna County’s Office of Environmental Sustainability, Neighbor Works, Penn Dot and Geisinger Blood Center

 

7:06 Last Month’s Minutes: Last month’s minutes were emailed to all members, and a hard copy was on display for any member without a computer. A motion from the floor to accept October month’s minutes was submitted by Nancy Crolly and Mary Dymond 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented.

 

7:10 Treasurer’s Report: A balance as of 10/17/2013 was $1,428.31 and the current balance of $833.92 in the checking account was reported by Rich Johnson.  Karin reported that there a few checks to deposit in the amount of $350.00.  The invoice for the tee shirts purchased from Scranton Running in the amount of $745.00 for the Zombie Event fundraiser has not been paid.  It will be paid from the $833.92 balance in the account.   A motion from the floor to accept the Treasurer’s report from September was submitted by Nancy Crolly and 2nd by Doreen Fazzi, the motion to accept the October Treasurer’s report was submitted by Pat Crolly and 2nd by Nancy Crolly.

 

7:15  501 c 3 IRS Non-Profit Status: There has not been any update from the IRS on the status of our application, and 8 months have passed since the application was submitted. 

 

7:16 Jason Knoch, West Scranton Police Officer:  Jason updated the membership on neighborhood suspicious activity and blight issues from last month’s meeting.

 

#

Address

Issue

Result

1

1100  block W Elm St.

Isuzu truck abandon

Tagged

2

927 S 6th ave

Blight (Foliage)

Resolved

3

1128 Division st

Domestic

Resolved

4

1122 Division st

Domestic

Resolved

5

1100 Washburn st

Hit & Run (Asst. Unit 3)

Resolved

6

1508 Washburn st

Trespassing of condemned home

Arrest x2 (assist)

7

300 10th ave

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

8

1608 Washburn st

Blight

Resolved

9

1315 washburn st

Porch roof collapsing

Eventually was condemed

10

1400 Academy

Loose Dog. Found owner

No citation, dog dug under gate

11

1100 Hampton

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

12

1100 Luzerne st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

13

12th & W Elm st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

14

12th & Eynon st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

15

Washburn &  10th

Asst. Officer 622 on Traffic Stop

Drug arrest x2

16

200 S Main ave

Abandon vehicle

Resolved

17

300 of 13th ave

Disorderly juveniles

Resolved

18

14th & Division

Juveniles tagging w/spray paint

Arrest

19

1100 Luzerne st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

20

14th avenue West Side Flava’s

Large fight, involving Store owner

Arrests x5, ongoing investigation

1) Daily occurrence:  14th avenue between West Side Middle School and High School – Disbursing juveniles from the roadway, private property and causing damage.

2) Daily occurrence:  Luzerne street to S Main Ave - Disbursing juveniles.

3) Daily occurrence:  Fidelity Bank parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at the request of the High School and Fidelity Bank.

4) Daily Occurrence: Walgreens parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at request of Walgreens.

 

7:21 LSA Application Status: We are pursuing funding from the LSA (casino money) for the youth program. The LSA application was submitted, and we are awaiting our approval of the LSA Grant of $200,000.00. If approved we can purchase the “LA Lewis building” and pay for any closing costs and legal fees on the transaction. Plans are a youth program plans to consist of boxing, basketball, and beat precinct, a learning center in the front half of the building. It will be extra support for children throughout the school year, after school and in the summer. As soon as we know we’ve been approved, the Scranton Police department and the City of Scranton can begin to apply for Grants on our organization’s behalf. We also applied for the Redevelopment Grant from Lackawanna County for $15,000.00, which would be used for supplies and organizations have committed to donate their labor on the repairs.

 

To date our LSA Application has had 7 reviews by LSA.  Each review needed additional information, which makes the application stand on stronger ground.  Karin received a call today looking for the copy of the appraisal of the LA Lewis building and a letter of support from the Scranton City Council.  The letter will be delivered on Friday 11/25/13.

 

7:24 Current Events Announcements: 

DPW reported to Karin on the arrival of the new sign-making machine. They will be working on the backlog of new Stop signs, and replacing street names signs.

 

Karin and Mike Foster attended a meeting this past month on the how to make our area a Historical District.  The plan is once our organization receives it 501c3 designation from the IRS, we can process our application on the Elm Street Project and designate the Hyde Park Area a historical corridor.  When the Hyde Park area is designated as a Historical Area folks can apply for grants of matching funds to help fix up their homes.  Karin also reported; Main street corridor runs from Mayfield to south of Wilkes-Barre and is the longest Main Street in the Country. 

 

Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA

 

Next monthly meeting December 19, 2013, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

Collection for Toys for Tots * Please bring an unwrapped toy for children 18 years of age and younger.

 

7:29 Community Garden: WS Farmer Market finished up for the season at Allen Park and 79 volunteers from Baptist Bible College signed up to help clean-up the planting beds.  These volunteers also cleaned up Allen Park, Fellows Park, the Skate Park and West Elm Street.   Last week 300+ cloves of garlic were planted for our next year’s crop. 

 

7:31 Questions from the members:  Ellen Neville inquired as to any news on the # 14 Lincoln Jackson School building.  Karin reported that the School board changed their mind because the residents did not want it there, and the costs were too expensive. Karin will try and arrange for someone from the School Board to attend our next meeting.

 

7:33 Speakers; Lackawanna County’s Office of Environmental Sustainability, Neighbor Works, Penn Dot and Geisinger’s Blood Center

 

8:01:  Adjourn: Motion to accept Mike Foster 2nd by Nancy Crolly.

Executive Board and Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm. If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned: www.crimereports.com current view of crime in your neighborhood

www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

www.recycling.lackawannacounty.org Recycling center Lackawanna County

www.penndot.com and www.justdrivepa.com Penn Dot

www.geisingerbloodcenter.org Geisinger Blood Donations

www.uncnepa.org/elm-street-project

www.irs.gov

 

Elected Officers in attendance:

Karin Foster: President

Mike Foster: Vice-President

Pat Crolly: Social Director

Mike Taluto: PR Director

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

 

The following board members were absent;

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary

Tom Borthwick: Director

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Daniel Duffy: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Michael Toye: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Peter Ruane: General Council

Prepared by: Pat Crolly, Social Director  *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy. A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence.



#

Address                          

Issue

Result

1

1813 Jackson st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

2

1815 Jackson st

Abandon vehicle

Tagged

3

1302-6 washburn st

Blight issue

Not resolved

4

335 S. Main st

Blight issue

Resolved

5

1100 Luzern st

Abandon vehicle

Resolved

6

14th Ave & Luzerne st

Fight

Charges filed

7

600 block S.Main

Warrant service

Assist west cars

8

1400 Fellows st

Peddlers asking to see personal info

Had license through Scranton

9

Oxford & Main

Vehicle parked on sidewalk

Resolved

10

418 10th ave

Blight

Not resolved, no contact

11

303 S.Main st

Neighbor dispute

Assist west car

12

West High School

Basketball Games

Police Presence

13

West high School

Wrestling Matches

Police Presence

14

117 Morris Ave

Domestic

Assist west cars

15

1200 Division st

Traffic Stop

Warning

16

Academy St & Garfield Ave

Disorderly Juveniles

Resolved

17

S. Sumner Ave & Washburn St

Assist crossing guard with traffic

 

18

Warrant service

SPDHQ

Turned self into SPD

19

Central Court

West side Flava’s fight

 

20

2014 Updates

Mandatory

In process

1) Daily occurrence:  14th avenue between West Side Middle School and High School – Disbursing juveniles from the roadway, private property and causing damage.

2) Daily occurrence:  Luzerne street to S Main Ave - Disbursing juveniles.

3) Daily occurrence:  Fidelity Bank parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at the request of the High School and Fidelity Bank.

4) Daily Occurrence: Walgreens parking lot - Disbursing juveniles off the property at request of Walgreens.

5) Friday & Saturday’s East Beat Officer Zaremski and I patrol the hill section due to the high crime rate.

 

7:21 LSA Application Status: We are pursuing funding from the LSA (casino money) for the Community Center. The LSA application was determination is in March. Application rated 10 out 10 still in contention for the Redevelopment Grant from Lackawanna County for $15,000.00.

Also West Scranton is in contention for a pilot Pocket Park Program to eventually move through the city.

7:24 Current Events Announcements: 

Mike Siconolfi and Chief Graziano shared information about IP Cameras for personal security. Cost ranges $100-$600 for midlevel imaging cameras and systems. Video OK Audio cannot be recorded it a violation of wiretap laws. Cameras cannot be focused into neighbors’ homes.

Neighborworks Applications available for this Summer’s program, deadline Feb 28th. Can assist 50 families. 

West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday October 24, 2013

34th meeting-called to order at 7:08pm adjourned at 7:30pm

Attendance 18 - New Members 0

 

7:08 Karin Foster, President:  Opened the informal meeting in order to celebrate our 3 year anniversary.  Light refreshments and cake were served.   

Mike Foster, Vice President Roll Call: Karin Foster, President, Mike Foster, Vice president, Mike Taluto PR director, Rich Johnson, Treasurer, Janine Johnson, Recording Secretary, Pat Crolly, Social Activities Director, Tom Borthwick, Executive Board member, A quorum is present.

7:10 Elections: Karin Foster opened the election process for offices of the Executive Board.  The Executive Board Officers formally voted and approved all of the following officers.

Karin Foster, President

Mike Foster, Vice President

Pat Crolly, Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson, Treasurer

Marg Martin, Sergeant of Arms 

An amendment to the current by-laws was introduced to the boards’ attention for a discussion to combine the PR Director and the Social Director into one position known as the PR Director.  This position will go into effect next year.  Pat Crolly issued the first motion to accept the amendment to combine the position for next year, Janine Johnson 2nd.  All board members agreed to the ratification of the amendment.  At next month’s meeting the ratification of the By-Laws will come for a final vote by the Executive Board.

The appointment of Mike Siconolfi for PR director was voted and approved by the Executive Board present. There are still some positions available, but these are appointments, and can be addressed before next year. New block Capitan co-coordinators are needed due to resignations of the Heidi and Mike Gowarty.

At next month’s meeting an Executive discussion must take place to ratify the Articles of Incorporation to add the Garden Chairperson as an executive position.  A lot of money transpires from the sale of goods from the Garden and we need the position to be an Executive position of our organization.

7:16 Last Month’s Minutes:  Last month’s minutes were emailed to all members, and a hard copy was on display for any member without a computer.  A motion from the floor to accept last month’s minutes was submitted by Mary Dymond and Mike Foster 2nd the motion to accept the minutes as presented.

7:18 Treasurer’s Report: An approximate balance of $1,300.00 in the checking account was reported by Rich Johnson. A true and accurate balance was not available, so a motion from the floor to suspend approval of the treasurer’s report until after the Zombie fundraiser event next month was issued.

Pat Crolly 1st,  2nd Bob Selemba.

7:20 LSA Application:  We are pursuing funding from the LSA (casino money) for the youth program.  The LSA application was submitted, and we are awaiting our approval of the LSA Grant of $200,000.00.  If approved we can purchase the “LA Lewis building” and pay for any closing costs and legal fees on the transaction. Plans are a youth program plans to consist of boxing, basketball, and beat precinct, a learning center in the front half of the building.  It will be extra support for children throughout the school year, after school and in the summer. As soon as we know we’ve been approved, the Scranton Police department and the City of Scranton can begin to apply for Grants on our organization’s behalf. We also applied for the Redevelopment Grant from Lackawanna County for $15,000.00, which would be used for supplies and organizations have committed to donate their labor on the repairs.

7:23 Current Events Announcements: Pat Crolly

 

·        Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA

·        Next meeting November 21, 2013, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

·        Zombie Run fundraiser October 24, 2013.

 

7:25 Community Garden: WS Farmer Market finished up for the season at Allen Park and  we have volunteers from Baptist Bible College signed up to help clean-up the planting beds and get the ground ready for garlic planting crop for next year.

7:28  NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pa. This group has committed to work in West Scranton for the next 3 years.  Members of our group have volunteered to help by visiting randomly selected residents and asking them to complete their Resident Satisfaction Survey.  The survey is part of a national effort by NeighborWorks to measure the impact we all can have in building stronger neighborhoods.  This information will be used to create a snapshot of our work in a community where we are invested.  The responses from this survey will enable them to receive funding to help us help them next summer when they bring in more projects like their previous on Paint the Town 2013 

7:30 Adjourn: Motion to accept Nancy Crolly 2nd by Ed Neville.

Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm.  If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

Website: www.Hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

Websites mentioned:  www.crimereports.com  current view of crime in your neighborhood

                                    www.nwnepa.org ( Neighborworks of N E Pa. )

                                     

Elected Officer in attendance:

Karin Foster:  President

Mike Foster:  Vice-President

Pat Crolly: Social Director

Mike Taluto: PR Director

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Tom Borthwick: Director

The following board members were absent;

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Daniel Duffy: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Michael Toye: Director

Peter Ruane: General Council

Prepared by: Pat Crolly, Social Director

 *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy.  A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence. 


West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday September 19, 2013

31st meeting-called to order at 7:08pm adjourned at 8:05pm

Attendance 32 - New Members 2

 

7:08  Karin Foster, President:  opened the meeting.

Mike Foster, Vice President Roll Call: Karin Foster, Mike Foster, Mike Taluto, Mike Toye, Pat Crolly, a quorum is present. 

Introduction of Guests: West Beat Officer Jason Knoch, and David Tassle a representative from Big Brothers, Big Sisters  

7:10 Minutes: Motion to accept the minutes from our Youth Center Project meeting;1st Pat Crolly & 2nd Mike Foster.  Motion to accept the minutes from our General meeting; 1st Mike Taluto & 2nd Pat Crolly.

 

7:13 Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer's report given by Karin Foster. Current Balance: 9/19/2013 $228.31   Motion to accept Mike Taluto 2nd Bob Selemba.

 

7:15 Old Business: Beat Officer Report Jason Knoch abandoned cars and blight. Any issues reported tonight outside of Jason’s patrol area will be reported to the patrol officer and building inspector.

 

7:22  Current Events Announcements: Pat Crolly

·        Spaghetti Dinner October 6, 2013 at Villa Maria II from noon to 6:00pm tickets $10.00

·        Basket to cheer raffle tickets $5.00 * Nancy Crolly will be collecting donated bottles

·        Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA

·        Clean-up TBD

·        Next meeting October  24, 2013, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

·        Zombie 5K run October 26, 2013 - 2:00p.m. Allen Park,

 

7:25 Community Garden: WS Farmer Market finished up for the season at Allen Park and we are in need of volunteers to help clean-up the planting beds and get the ground ready for planting of garlic for next year.

 

7:26 LSA Application:  We are approaching our application deadline for the LSA Grant.  We are pursuing funding from the LSA (casino money) for the youth program.  Youth program plans to consist of boxing, basketball, and beat precinct, learning a center in the front half of the building.  It will be extra support for children throughout the school year, after school and in the summer.  

 

7:29  Nominations: Karin Foster explained the nomination process for officers and Board of Directors:

Current nominations:  Mike Siconolfi for PR director, Heidi Gowarty for Social Director, Kim Toye for Community Garden Director, Pat Crolly for Secretary, Mike Foster volunteered for the Vice President, Rich Johnson for Treasurer. The President and Treasurer’s positions are open.  If you want to be nominated, please contact Karin Foster. 

 

7:34 Karin introduced David Tassle from Big Brothers, Big Sisters who explained the most difficult task of trying to recruit Big Brothers for his organization.   

 

8: 05 Adjourn: Motion to accept Mike Foster 2nd by Marg Martin.

 

Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm.  If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Website: www.Hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch) 

Websites mentioned:  www.crimereports.com  current view of crime in your neighborhood                                     

Elected Officer in attendance:

Karin Foster:  President

Mike Foster:  Vice-President

Pat Crolly: Social Director

Mike Taluto: PR Director

The following board members were absent;

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Michael Gowarty: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director

Carl Graziano: Director

Tom Borthwick: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Michael Toye: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Peter Ruane: General Council

 

Prepared by: Pat Crolly, Social Director

 

 *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy.  A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence. 



West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday August 22, 2013

32nd meeting-called to order at 8:00pm adjourned at 8:34pm

Attendance 72 - New Members 2

 

8:00  Karin Foster, President:  opened the meeting.

Mike Foster, Vice President Roll Call: Karin Foster, Mike Foster, Janine Johnson, Rich Johnson, Mike Taluto, Mike Toye(ab), Pat Crolly, Marg Martin, Mike Gowarty, Dan Duffy(ab), Rebekah King, Carl Graziano(ab), Tom Borthwick, Greg Evans, Peter Ruane, Esq (ab) -a quorum is present.

 

Introduction of Guests: West Beat Officer Jason Knoch, Dean Williams, Gary Duncan and Dave Lewis 

8:02  Minutes: Motion to accept with one revision the date of the next meeting. Mike Foster 2nd Mike Taluto.

 

8:03 Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer's report given by Rich Johnson.  Current Balance: 8/22/2013 $435.62. This does not include Active.com Registration fees.  A motion to accept by Mike Foster and 2nd Pat Crolly.

 

8:05  Nominations: Mike Foster explained the nomination process for officers and Board of Directors:

Tom Borthwick nominated Mike Siginofi for PR director, Pat Crolly nominated Heidi Gowarty for Social Director, Mike Foster nominated Kim Toye for Community Garden Director, Janine Johnson nominated Pat Crolly for Secretary. Mike Foster nominated himself for the Vice President.  Karin Foster nominated herself for the President. The Treasurer’s position is open.  If you want to be nominated, please contact Karin Foster. 

 

8:10 Community Garden: WS Farmer Market is open for business.  We will be able to accept WIC and Senior FM voucher's for produce at our West Side Farmer's Market at Allen Park on Tuesday nights 4-dusk.

 

8:12 Old Business: Beat Officer Report Jason Knoch abandoned cars and blight reported have been sighted. Most blight regarding cleanup of property, owners have complied.

 

8:17 New Business:

We are pursuing funding from the LSA (casino money) for the Neighborhood Center and youth program.  Youth program plans to consist of boxing, basketball, and beat precinct, learning a center in the front half of the building.  It will be extra support for children throughout the school year, after school and in the summer.  Contractors have viewed the building and will provide estimated

 

Next meeting September 19, 2013, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

 

8:20: Announcements:

·        Neighborhood Walk/Ride Tuesday's 6:30PM will be moving once Farmer's Market starts, will leave from Farmer's Market.

·        Elm St Committee Meeting: TBA Villa Maria II 1PM

·        Business Watch Meeting: September 30, 2013 7PM Victor Alferi Club

·        Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA

·        Clean-up TBD

·        Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at Villa ll 12-6PM Oct 6th.

·        October 24 will be meeting dates to allow us to participate in Run Around Scranton.

·        Zombie 5K October 26

 

8:34 Adjourn: Motion to accept Mike Foster 2nd by Marg Martin.

 

Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm.  If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

 

Website: www.Hydeparkwatch.org (West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch)

 

Websites mentioned:  www.crimereports.com  current view of crime in your neighborhood

                                    www.scrantonpa.gov  https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=847

                                    Anonymous tips to Scranton Police department

 

Elected Officer in attendance:

Karin Foster:  President

Mike Foster:  Vice-President

Pat Crolly: Social Director

Mike Taluto: PR Director

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms

Michael Gowarty: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director (absent)

Carl Graziano: Director (absent)

Tom Borthwick: Director

Greg Evans: Director

Rebekah King: Director

Michael Toye: Director (absent)

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Peter Ruane: General Council (absent)

 

Prepared by: Pat Crolly, Social Director

 

 *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy.  A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence. 



West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday July 18, 2013

31st meeting-called to order at 7:05pm adjourned at 8:30pm

Attendance 45 - New Members 2

 

7:05  Karin Foster, President opened the meeting.

Introduction of Guests: West Beat Officer Jason Knoch, Angela Paciotti, Prevention Specialist from

Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Program and Patrolman Joe Kearney

Minutes: Motion to accept Mike Taluto, 2nd Mike Foster.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer's report given by Rich Johnson.  Current Balance: 7/18/2013 $331.81.   Motion to accept Nancy Crolly 2nd Pat Crolly.

7:15  Committee Updates:

Bike Chair:  Mike Toye: Will Bike 100 miles around Finger Lakes on the Tour de Cure for the American Cancer Society at Watkins Glen.

Elm Street: Received a second letter from the IRS indicating that our application is being processed.  The IRS is still a year behind in processing applications.

Community Garden: 12 August opened WS Farmer Market.  We will be able to accept voucher's for produce at our West Side Farmer's Market at Allen Park on Tuesday nights 4-dusk.

 Clean-ups: Mike Gowarty will clean the Viaduct area from brush and debris on W Elm St.

Block Party:  Skate Park to be fence complete in time.  Villa Maria will donate food items for the Block Party.  Signs to be posted.

7:20  Old Business: Beat Officer Report Jason Knoch

To be added in addendum

7:25 New Business:

We are pursuing funding from the LSA (casino money) for the youth program.  Youth program plans to consist of boxing, basketball, and beat precinct, learning a center in the front half of the building.  It will be extra support for children throughout the school year, after school and in the summer.  Contractors have viewed the building and will provide estimated

Next meeting August 22 2013, 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

7:30: Guest Speakers: Angela Paciotti, Prevention Specialist from Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Program and Patrolman Joe Kearney provide 360 program presentation.  Followed by a question and answer period.

8:25: Announcements:

  • Neighborhood Walk/Ride Tuesday's 6:30PM will be moving once Farmer's Market starts, will leave from Farmer's Market.
  • Elm St Committee Meeting: TBA Villa Maria II 1PM
  • Business Watch Meeting: July 29, 2013 7PM Victor Alferi Club
  • Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA
  • Clean-up TBD
  • August 22 and October 24 will be meeting dates for these months to allow us to participate in Run Around Scranton.
  • Zombie 5K October 26 

8:30 Adjourn: Motion to accept Mike Foster 2nd by Mike Toye.

Committees meets from 6pm to 6:50pm and general meeting is from 7pm to 8pm.  If you are or would be interested in becoming a block captain or are on the Community Planning Events Committee please try to attend.

 

Elected Officer in attendance:

Karin Foster:  President

Mike Foster:  Vice-President

Pat Crolly: Social Director

Mike Taluto: PR Director

Janine Johnson: Recording Secretary (absent)

Rich Johnson: Treasurer

Marge Martin: Sergeant at arms (absent)

Michael Gowarty: Director

Daniel Duffy: Director (absent)

Carl Graziano: Director (absent)

Tom Borthwick: Director

Greg Evans: Director (absent)

Rebekah King: Director (absent)

Michael Toye: Director

Leslie Rafter: Membership Chair

Peter Ruane: General Council

Prepared by: Mike Foster, Vice President

 *Electronic receipt of this document serves as a hard copy.  A limited number of hard copies are printed for meetings, respectfully requesting that they be reserved for those that do not have access to E-mail for electronic correspondence. 



West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch

Meeting Minutes

Thursday June 20, 2013

30th meeting-called to order at 7:05pm adjourned at 8:02pm

Attendance 25 - New Members 3

 

7:05  Karin Foster, President opened the meeting.

Special Guests: Patricia Fowler, City Inspector, Jason Knoch, West Side Beat Officer, Lindsay Davitt, Old Forge Neighborhood Watch, Lori Lavango and Nicole Pettinato East Scranton Neighborhood Watch, Brian Gallagher, DA Office

Minutes: motion to accept Tom Borthwick, 2nd Mike Foster.

7:14  Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer's report given by Mike Foster filling in for Rich Johnson balance:  $535.21 ending balance. This includes Community Day and Bike Tour. Community Day between plant sales and yard sale brought raised $260.00.  Bike Tour sponsors- $705.00.  A used lawn mower and weedwacker were purchased to replace the broken equipment. Motion to accept Nancy Crolly 2nd Tom Borthwick.

7:20  Committee Updates:

Bike Chair:  Mike Toye: Bike Team- Sent 14 riders to LHVA Bike Tour 6 riders did 44 miles 2 were children, 6 riders did 22 miles and 4 riders did 12 miles.  It was a great success and a lot of fun.

Elm Street: Nothing new to report we are still waiting to receive non-profit status.  We did receive letter about 1 month ago stating from the IRS they did accept balance.  According to the letter we should hear back by August, although the IRS is still a year behind in processing applications.

Community Garden: Everything coming along nicely.  Friends of the poor also has a plot, they will also be helping take care of garden.  We will be able to accept voucher's for produce at our West Side Farmer's Market at Allen Park on Tuesday nights 4-dusk.

 Clean-ups: next one scheduled for Sunday May, 23rd and will post on facebook. Also clean up at Clover Field on Saturday the 22nd.

Skate Park fence: hopefully will be done in time for the block party, if not we may have to cancel block party. Can't have skateboard competition without the fence.

7:30  Old Business: Beat Officer Report Jason Knoch

To be added in addendum

7:35: New Business: Thom Welby contacted us about Casino money being opened up, wanted to know if we could use any for additional projects. A meeting will be set up to discuss opportunities for funds.

Chief Graziano is applying for $20k of the casino money for the Video Wall at police headquarters; basically it will be a 2nd set of eyes for businesses and residents.  Businesses or residents can send their live IP video camera feed to police headquarters to monitor their property. This live feed will not be recorded by this system. Chief asked for our support on this to be included in the application narrative. Motion to support the Video Wall Project: Mike Foster 2nd Tom Borthwick.

 

We are investigating the possibility securing funding from the casino money for the youth program.  Youth program plans to consist of boxing and basketball, and learning center in the front half of the building.  It will be extra support for children throughout the school year, after school and in the summer.  It will be supervised.   A Motion to pursue funding: Pat Crolly 2nd Nancy Crolly.

Next meeting July 18 7:00PM-All Saints Auditorium

7:45: Guest Speakers: Patricia Fowler City Inspector, Brian Gallagher DA Office. Introduction to the group and what their offices offer to the community. Patricia Fowler answered questions and took reports of blight.

8:00: Announcements:

·        Neighborhood Walk/Ride Tuesday's 6:30PM will be moving once Farmer's Market starts, will leave from Farmer's Market.

·        Elm St Committee Meeting: TBA Villa Maria II 1PM

·        Business Watch Meeting: June 24, 2013 7PM Victor Alferi Club

·        Calendar Planning Meeting: TBA

·        Clean-up with ARD help Saturday June 22-23

·        Block Party: July 21-22