Neighbors are invited to The Front Porch Library

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September 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

Debbie Lightsey Nature Park plan

 

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Current info about the park is available online through the Blueprint website. Take a look and see what it has to offer!

Also, there are some really nice aerial photographs from the Stakeholder Presentation that you can see by clicking here: DLNP Stakeholder Presentation.

 

June 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Debbie Lightsey Nature Park Update

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For those who are following the conversation about the Blueprint project planned adjacent to our neighborhood, here is an update from Planning Manager Autumn Calder dated June 8, 2016.

Good morning,

We held the Blueprint Citizens Advisory  Committee (CAC) meeting last Thursday, and I’m pleased to report that they unanimously approved the attached concept plan for the Debbie Lightsey Nature Park.  In my presentation of the concept to the CAC, I mentioned that the Seminole Manor Neighborhood would like for us to include some type of children’s play area.  One of our CAC members, Gordon Hansen, suggested that we host a charrette that is specifically geared towards finding opportunities in the Park for engaging children. This could include a natural play area and/or many other possibilities.  I thought this was a great idea.  The participants could be the design team, Parks and Rec, Blueprint, and representatives from Seminole Manor.  I talked to Ashley Edwards, Director of Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, earlier this week about the idea, and she is totally on board.  I think they are very supportive of engaging our youth in this Park.

The timing for this charrette is dependent on us securing the design team.  Up to this point, we have been benefiting from the volunteer services from the Tallahassee Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  As you know, we have money committed to the design, so when we get approval from the Intergovernmental Agency of the concept we can begin to solicit design proposals.  Once we secure the design team, we’ll work with everyone’s schedule to set up the charrette.  If everything keeps moving forward, I hope that we will be able to hold the charrette sometime this fall.

Also, If you are interested, the Intergovernmental Agency meeting is scheduled for June 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Tallahassee City Commission Chamber in City Hall.  They will be reviewing the park concept in this meeting.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued involvement in this park development.

Autumn Calder, AICP

Planning Manager
Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency

 

Email: Autumn.Calder@blueprint2000.org

 

**Please make note of our new address effective Monday, December 28, 2015: 315 South Calhoun Street, Suite 450, Tallahassee, FL 32301

June 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

Operation Safe Neighborhoods

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From the City of Tallahassee:

The Tallahassee Police Department in cooperation with the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department is pleased to offer Community Forums and Neighborhood Walks for citizens to meet with police officers, learn who works in the area they live, and become involved in community policing making our community a safer place to live and work. The following is the schedule and locations of these events. We encourage any and all to come out and be a part of this community effort.

Community Forums & Neighborhood Walks (all events are from 6:00 – 8:00 pm)

June 9: Piney Z Clubhouse
June 23: Rickard’s High School
July 7: Palmer Munroe Teen Center
July 21: Lawrence-Gregory Community Center
August 12: Jack McLean Community Center (7p-11p)

For more information, please contact the TPD Public Information Office at (850) 891-4255.

June 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

City, County, & Red Cross Host Community Safety Fair

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This is from the City of Tallahassee:

To help residents prepare for hurricane season, area nonprofits and emergency management agencies will participate in a family-friendly safety fair with demonstrations and fun exhibits on Saturday, June 18. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive.

The first 250 people at the event will receive a free disaster preparedness bucket and critical starter supplies.

After picking up a bucket, attendees will go from exhibitor to exhibitor to collect supplies and learn about local resources for weathering and recovering from a disaster. More than 20 community response groups will be on hand to provide valuable information and supplies.

There will also be an opportunity available for kids to participate in Pillowcase Presentations at the top of every hour. This section is ideal for children in third through fifth grades.

A key element of surviving a disaster is having a plan. Learn more about local preparedness and resources by visiting the Leon County Emergency Information Portal at http://www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI and the City of Tallahassee Emergency Management page at http://www.Talgov.com/emergency.

June 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Wednesday

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January 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

Youth Citizens’ Police Academy Open for Applications

Application Deadline is January 25!

The Tallahassee Police Department is currently accepting applications for the Third Youth Citizens Police Academy class. The Youth Citizens’ Police Academy (YCPA) is an informative program designed for youth in Tallahassee. During this 6 week program, YCPA participants will interact with officers and members of the Tallahassee Police Department while learning the procedures and techniques used by officers in a variety of situations such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, use of force, criminal investigations, crime lab and evidence gathering techniques.  They will also see demonstrations by the Tactical Apprehension and Control Team (TAC), and K-9 Unit, and much more.

Classes meet once per week on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm, with exceptions for demonstrations by the K-9 Unit and TAC.

There is no charge for this program.  Classes will begin Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Class size is limited to 20 participants who must meet the following requirements:

  • No younger than 13 years old and no older than 17 years old at the start of the program
  • Must meet criminal background and school discipline check criteria
  • Must attend school and have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be a resident of Leon County or surrounding area
  • Must be able to commit to attending all classes

Application deadline is January 25, 2016.  To apply please visit the website here: http://www.talgov.com/tpd/tpd-ycpa.aspx

Questions may be directed to Sergeant Anitra Highland via email or phone at 850-891-4302.

January 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

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