Mordecai CAC September minutes:
Mordecai CAC minutes from the September 12, 2017 meeting: Co-Chair Aaron Afarian welcomed 21 people in attendance.
Aaron noted that we still need nominees for the Co-Chair term when Damon’s term ends. The term is January 2018 through December 2019, the first year serving with the now experienced Aaron. Please reach out to anyone on the leadership team to learn more about the duties, or email@example.com. Nominees will be presented at the November meeting and a vote will be held at the December meeting/holiday social.
The June 2017 meeting minutes were approved (the Mordecai CAC does not meet in July and August).
Police report, Officer Taylor Good news, several people were taken into custody for car break-ins. The bad news is that most car break-ins are done by juveniles ages 11-16, taking advantage of what people have left out to be taken. They are not off the streets for long.
Ninety percent of cars broken into are unlocked.
Driveway vs. street parking doesn't seem to matter.
The keyfob bypass system you may have read about has not been seen in our area.
Body worn camera update: RPD plans to roll out 200 cameras over three years. Your footage can be accessed at the Raleigh Dept. of Internal Affairs on Six Forks Rd.
Parks and Rec Josh, the Mordecai historic Park manager, gave several updates. The Halloween Haunted Festival will have carnival games, a costume contest, a presentation of paranormal activity from the Ghost Guild of NC, and the haunted trolley. The festival is on October 28th and is $5. The trolley will be $10 and will run on the 21st, 27th, and 28th. Tickets usually sell out; they can be purchased online, at the front desk, or by calling 919-996-4464.
Accessory Dwelling update (aka backyard cottages), Philip Bernard
The public comments portion showed two points of view. First; the regulations as proposed are adequate, second; the regulations as proposed are inadequate. The proposal has been referred to the Growth and Natural Resources committee headed by Councilwoman Crowder. Councilman Stephenson is also on the committee.
The RCAC Recognition Award vote results Raleigh City Farm 5 votes Stanbury and Escazu 1 vote Oak City Cycling - Congratulations! 3 votes (+3 online) MCAC Parks Committee 3 votes (+ 1 online) Chad McIntyre 2 votes (+ 2 online) Yellow Dog 1 vote (+ 1 online) Kim Gazella has graciously offered to write up the nomination form.
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday October 18th.
Person Street Partnership, Philip Bernard. Oakwood Pizza Box is now open. The O2 fitness building on Person Street is for lease, and the PSP is working with them to say what tenant we do and don’t want. The next PSP meeting will be in early October.
The next Mordecai CAC meeting will be held on Tuesday October 10th, 7:30 pm, at the Mordecai Historic Park Visitors Center.