Marshall Park Neighborhood Association meeting 9-Oct-2008.
1. Police Officer Caspar, our neighborhood liaison officer came to our meeting. He gave a review of recent crimes in the area, and offered some crime and safety tips. There is a new "stinger" speed sign on Taylors Ferry that has proved effective at slowing cars. Neighbors asked a few questions, and really enjoyed the opportunty to interract with our liaison officer.
2. Stefanie Adams, Crime Prevention Coordinator, gave a presentation on her role, and described the benefits of neighborhood involvement in crime prevention. Stefanie handed out a list of important phone numbers, which included the Police non-emergency number 503-823-3333. She spoke about Neighborhood Watches, how they can be formed, and what they can do to make a neighborhood safer. Neighborhood Watches are typically a block but can be larger or smaller. Stefanie would be happy to help anyone interested in forming a Nbhd Watch. Contact her at Stefanie.Adams@ci.portland.or.us
3. Marshall Park Neighborhood Association filled many of its posts for the 2008-2009 year. There are still opportunities for anyone interested in volunteering some time, such as Schools Rep, Trails Rep, and Transportation. Anyone interested in being more active with MPNA, please contact Mike at email@example.com
4. MPNA has been very fortunate to have received a small grant from SWNI the past two years. It has helped us with several outreach activities, and our National Night Out event. We reviewed the status of this years grant. And discussed ideas and needs for future grant applications.