Monday, September 29, 2008

Browne's Addition October Meeting - Wed, Oct 1 6:30 PM

Hey Neighbors,

Just a quick reminder about our meeting THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1st.  It's October already!!

We meet at 6:30 at the MAC, and we'll continue our discussion on how to spend our HUD grant - $35,000 for this year, and over $120,000 left over from previous years.

Additionally, in mid-October, we'll have a discussion forum on this HUD money on a night other than Wednesday so as to include as many people as possible.  If you'd like to suggest a day & time, please respond to this email ASAP.

Attached are the September Minutes and the October Agenda.


Steve Hart

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Splash Pad Grand Opening - Saturday at 10AM

Hey Neighbors,

Great news this morning - the Splash Pad in Coeur d'Alene Park is finished and will be open to the public beginning this Saturday!

See the information below from the Spokane Parks.

ALSO: At our neighborhood meeting last night (every first Wed of the month, 6:30PM at the MAC) we began discussion on how to spend our HUD Grant money of $35,000.  If you have ideas and are interested in putting time and energy into something in our neighborhood, please email me ASAP. Further discussion and decisions will be made at our October 1st meeting!

"Ribbon Cutting" Ceremony to be Held at 10:00 a.m. in Coeur d'Alene Park

Wear your swimsuit and join in the fun as City of Spokane officials open the first of ten new Bond-funded splash pads, right on time, as promised, nearly one year ago.  The public is encouraged to attend.
Here's where we'll be:
Splash Pad Location - Coeur d'Alene Park
Park Address - 2195 W. 2nd Ave.
Cross Streets - W. 4th Ave. & S. Chestnut
Opening Remarks – 10:00 a.m.
Splash Pad Officially Opens to Public – 10:15 a.m.
Splash Pad Closes for the Day – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Browne's Addition Neighborhood Meeting - 6:30 PM Wednesday Sept 3rd!!

Hey Neighbors,

If I wrote you a check for $35,000 and told you had to spend it for the good of our neighborhood, what would you do? How would you make Browne's Addition a better place to live, work, and play? In particular, how would you spend that money to care for, serve, and equip people of low to moderate income?

Believe it or not, that is exactly the opportunity we have as a neighborhood this year!  Every year, Browne's Addition is alloted about $35,000 through the HUD Block Grant program, and beginning this Wednesday night you can weigh in on how that money should be spent!

This neighborhood needs your input, ideas, and brainstorming; but we also need your leadership and time investment. There are some regulations on how the money can be spent, but within those regulations is a great deal of freedom and opportunity to make Browne's Addition great - if we have the "human resources" to make it happen!

Our Meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY at the NEW TIME of 6:30 PM at the Museum of Arts and Culture.  So grab your neighbors and come help make Browne's Addition Great!

Hoping to see you all there,

Steve Hart