MCAC Minutes, February 11, 2020
41 people in attendance.
Welcome, January minutes approved - James Troxler
Statement by MCAC Leadership - Dana Deaton (see statement here)
Police Report - Officer Smith
Over past 30 days, 1 break and enter in auto parts store. 1 larceny already cleared by arrest. 2 thefts from unsecured motor vehicles. Please lock your doors! Graffiti tagging is still on the rise, please call if you notice any new tags. 919-831-6311 for non- emergency matters such as reporting graffiti,
Parks and Recreation - Josh Ingersoll
- February - health awareness month. Free use of Halifax Community Center for the month
- February 22 - Black History trolley tour at Mordecai Historic Park.
- Currently updating electrical system at Mordecai, fencing should be down and work completed by early April.
- A large oak tree was recently removed near the chapel. The tree was diseased, and attempts had been made to save it for several years.
Blount/Person Corridor Project - Beth Quinn, Senior Engineer City of Raleigh
All paving is done and curb ramp work is beginning. 3 have been completed but about 300 have yet to begin! There may be some lane closures doing ramp work but traffic will always be flowing. Currently, there are only temporary pavement markings which might need to be re- applied before permanent paint is applied April 1. There was discussion about the lane issues near the Peace/Person intersection, Delway, and Sasser. The pavement marking that are there now are not permanent. Adjustments are still being made. If you have concerns about the lane markings, please email Beth at Beth.Quinn@raleighnc.gov.
Raleigh Village East - Sara Stohler, RVE President
Aging in Place Community for the Mordecai, Oakwood, Oakdale, Pilot Mill, East Mordecai, Capital Heights, and Capitol Park area!
Information meeting will take place March 15, 3 pm at Burning Coal Theater
Completely volunteer driven, based on Beacon Hill model. Currently there are 200+ Aging In Place villages across the country. The goal is to allow people to age in their own homes. 55 or older can be members, but younger people are needed as volunteers. There will be membership fees, which will be determined after the March 15 information meeting. Services for members will include transportation, health care home services coordination, non- health services to home such as food and home repair, pet care and needs, technology and computer/phone assistance, yard and garden maintenance, social, physical and educational activities, money management/avoiding fraud.
To sign up for the mailing list or to get more information, please visit the RVE website: http://raleighvillageeast.org.
US Census 2020 - Sharon Howell
April 1st is Census Day! Make sure you fill out your card, it’s important everyone is counted so we don’t miss out on grants, federal money, etc. If you do not fill out your census card, a representative will come to your home to gather information. Note: The census worker should never come in your house or ask for money. There have been some reported cases of fraud, so please call 911 if someone is falsely identifying themselves as a census worker.
The US Census is hiring! Many employees are needed in Raleigh, and there are full time and part time positions available at competitive salaries. These jobs are great for students or retired individuals wanting to earn some extra money! The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.If you are interested please visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
Community Feedback Session- Reid Serozi
Reid led the group in several feedback activities. Participants divided into four groups of 7-10 people, and discussed the following. Groups had one representative present their points, and then place post-it notes on a chart .
- Clearly lay out the Issue and the key frustrations related to it.
“I don’t like that…” What were some of the issues with the CACs? Why did the council eliminate the program?
- Imagine that you are going up an elevator in 5 years and others around you are talking about your future community association.
Describe it in short phrases. What can our community organization look like in 5 years?
The Leadership Team will also send an online survey to collect feedback from residents who were not able to attend the meeting. Anyone who wishes to get involved with the Leadership Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Motion- Philip Bernard
At the conclusion of the feedback session, Dana Deaton pointed out that the reorganization of the CAC should be voted on. Philip Bernard made the following motion, which was seconded. Following our bylaws, the vote will take place at the next meeting on March 10. Motion:
"The Mordecai CAC will form a new community association, apart from the city, which will work to advocate for the greater Mordecai community and all of our neighbors."
The meeting was adjourned at 9pm.
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30pm. Topic: Organization of a new Community Association.