Mordecai CAC April minutes:
Mordecai CAC minutes from the April 10th, 2018 meeting Co-Chairs Aaron Afarian and Sean Farres welcomed everyone to the meeting. There were 29 people in attendance, and the March minutes were approved.
Police Report Offer Taylor gave us a challenge: Can we come up with ways to get information out to the community. A lot of people just aren’t getting information, he feels like he gives the same report month after month. Lock up your guns. Stolen weapons are a serious thing. Lock your doors. There are ways to minimize being broken into.
Parks and Rec Celeste with the Mordecai Historic Park noted that the annual plant sale will be on April 28th, coinciding with our yard sale beginning at 8 am.
City of Raleigh Public Utilities, Manuel Lopez, Program Manager for the Inspections Unit, Public Utilities Department Mr. Lopez said that Raleigh and surrounding municipalities in the service area have 2500 miles of pipe, and 68,000 manholes. Each manhole is opened annually for preventative maintenance and to adjust maps. Employees will be wearing City of Raleigh vests and be in labeled trucks. He said that reporting an overflowing manhole could result in a $50 reward. A few other notes: Flushable wipes aren’t. They can take up to 25 years to degrade. No trash or pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Never dispose of grease down the drain.
Ed Stempien, Public Utilities, Water and Sewer Line Replacements A detailed handout was provided for attendees. The three upcoming projects include Mordecai, Chestnut, Courtland, and State Street. Work will go in phases, starting the first of May. Sewer lines are replaced first, followed by water lines, then homes are put on the new lines. There will be no loss in service except while the homes are attached to the new lines. Some of the old lines are twenty feet deep because of flow requirements. There will be brief periods of limited driveway access, and there will be no street parking on detoured streets. (This secretary’s personal observation, having just completed this process, is that it is not nearly as disruptive as it sounds). Project Superintendents are Jason Elmore, (919) 604-3143, and Lee Necessary, (919) 291-2433.
Bike Share Program, Fontaine Burruss, Bikeshare Coordinator Raleigh is beginning a self-service bike rental program. There will be thirty stations, including Seaboard and Person at Pace St. Half of the bikes will be motor assisted, all will have automatic lights, baskets, a display screen, and GPS. A single ride, or daily or monthly passes can be purchased, and there will be a cash payment option. The plan is to launch the program this summer. See raleighbikeshare.com.
Raleigh City Farm, James ‘Farmer James’ Edwards Raleigh City farm is a non-profit organization coming up on its 6th anniversary. Farmer James said that there are a few $20 or $25/week shares still available. Sales are open at the farm on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30. raleighcityfarm.org
Budget Proposal ($1000 provided by the city)
$100 National Night Out/Ice Cream Social
$75 Person Street Partnership
$100 CAC Communication
$125 Holiday Social
$50 Yard Sale
The next Mordecai CAC meeting will be held on Tuesday May 8th, 7:30 pm, at the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor’s Center.