The entire content is the responsibility of ken and some haphazard research
It’s been a while since the last issue from this source of the newsletter from the Unit South Durham Homestead Houses Inc. I say this source because I wait for someone else to chime in. When I began the history of the homestead houses I began to look through the tens of thousands of photos taken over the past five years and decided to slap everything up on the Web (http://www.mayopia.com) beginning with 2002IMPRESSIONS and so on. I discovered that I made a mistake about the timing of the magnolia trees and the fence vine being planted. It was 2003, not 2002. I still have tens of thousands of photos to filter through.
We have gone through a local election and the players are in
place. This past mayoral election we
learned that by a little after
only 75 people out of 850 registered voters had voted in our local polling
We still have problems.
Specifically Calvin and Pat still believe that, unlike everyone else,
they are entitled to more than one parking slot. To reinforce the need for posts and
boundaries everyone may recall the e-mail from
Back to the progress of the Green Space ownership. As you’ll recall, following advice from Laurie Feinberg, a letter of intent to purchase the green space was sent to Edward Anthony, Sylvia Paylor and Jim Kraft several months ago. Sylvia Paylor notified us that she planned to list the park publicly, and Councilman Kraft’s office immediately contacted her at our request to discourage opening the property to development proposals.
Since then we were called by Stewart Pope from the Planning
office, who said that the dollar offer was good and things should move along
rapidly—but he later disappeared and is no longer working for Baltimore
City. Thankfully we have
As of November 1 we have $1775.00 in the treasury. Until we find out our precise financial responsibility for liability insurance and what have you—no money is being used for upkeep of the park, which is still being done on a volunteer basis. I haven’t mowed—mulched leaves—in a while due to cataract surgery, but will get back at it after Thanksgiving. I paid $121.00, after making numerous calls around the country for parts, to repair the chipper shredder. Chipping and shredding will also resume after Thanksgiving. I shouldn’t have to remind anyone in our model block that the residents are responsible for clearing litter in front of their respective homes—renters too. (City law requires such maintenance: Trash in front of our houses otherwise flows into the storm sewers, into the harbor, and ultimately the Bay.)
Parks and People recently announced its Neighborhood
Greening Grants and Partnerships for Parks Grants for Spring 2008. The application workshop dates are Tuesday
December 11 or Thursday, December 13, from
This will be slot dropped and posted at http://www.mayopia.com/UNITSOUTH/UNITSOUTHD.html
P.S. If any of you out there know how to set up a message board to enhance information exchange, please let me know. I’ve got software and equipment but limited knowledge and not much patience for tech support on the phone and enough Ketchup work for the next year, so I do need help. No pay, short time.