October 19, 2015
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JPNA QUARTERLY MEETING
Wednesday, Oct 28, 6:00 pm
Ward III Office 1510 E Grant
Come get a Pizza da Action! find out what's going on! 
Eat and view the new feature on the jp website-neighbors recommending businesses/trades people.   Also see the newly created Grant Road Coalition-Central Segments Website. Give your input!  Business meeting after and everyone is invited!
JOINT MEETING OF FRIENDS AND JPNA
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
NO VOLUNTEERS YET !?!
REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED!

 

From Vine Avenue east there is no representation!!  Representatives are members of the JPNA Board. They meet once a month, sometimes pass out flyers. Most important they bring the issues of their area to the board.  Please can you spare some time?


Call Suzanne at  740-0757 or suzannetrp@gmail.com
Grant Road Public Art for Phase 2 will be at 3rd Ave
Site selection based on visibility from road.
Artists, engineers, and city staff  will be at the Oct 27 Grant Road Open House with visuals and will answer questions.
2445 N. Tucson Boulevard 5:30 - 7 pm
PARK AVENUE ENHANCEMENT - Spring 2016
The brown is the Stabilized DG (decomposed granite) path, the center line is marked yellow.  There will be a 5' bike lanes on both sides of the road and will be striped.   The overall roadway will not be improved with this Enhancement Grant, except in a couple of small areas to improve the bike lane.
Gary Wittwer, TDOT manager of Park Avenue Enhancement,  reports " We have received the Federal funding approval from the State and are working on sending the construction documents to the City Procurement Department. That should happen within the next two weeks. The Procurement Department will put the project out to bid in approximately 90 days. The bidding process will take 30-46 days. Once a contractor has been awarded the project, the City will host a Pre-Construction Public Meeting to introduce the contractor and present the construction schedule. We estimate construction to begin in early spring of 2016."
The project will have enhanced pedestrian walkways, some landscaping and bike lanes.  No roadway improvements.
GRANT RD -  Many Turn Out for the Meeting with City Engineers
The Ward III meeting room was full Sept 29.  Many neighbors wanted to know what was planned for the north side of the neighborhood.  PSOMAS presented the final plans for the basin.  Click here to see the images of the basin which is to be built from Hampton to Park.  Jefferson Park, SAMOS, and Catalina Vista were in attendance, all asking questions: 
1) Will the city pay for the closure of Hampton?  Hampton neighbors are even now reporting much traffic cut-through. A petition has been submitted to the city.
2)  Will the project provide for sound and visual mitigation for the homes left exposed to the roadway - walls?
3)  What has the noise study shown for our segment? Could we have the noise engineer speak with the affected neighborhoods?
GRANT RD - New  website for the Grant Rd Coalition - Central Segments
Jefferson Park NA, SAMOS NA, and Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. are contributing to the cost of a new new website to keep everyone informed of the  coalition's efforts to secure the most resident-friendly borders on Grant Road.  Minutes of the meetings between the City and the Coalition will be posted there as well as images relative to our segment.  It is a work in progress. www.grantroadcoalition.com
GRANT RD - City show-n-tell October 27
Phase 2 - Final Design, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 2445 N. Tucson Boulevard
Phase 2 covers 1st to Santa Rita
NOTE:  The "other half" of the Project which effects Jefferson Park is Phase 5 estimated for 2021.
U OF A STUDENTS CLEAN UP!
University of Arizona ISF Club with neighborhood sponsor, Jon Heine (striped shirt), remove weeds around the International School. On Saturday Oct 10, over 20 students showed up for the morning of community service. Thanks to those kids!!  
THE GREEN COLUMN
ROLL - OFFS for fall cleaning. Ward III has ordered a roll-off for Jefferson Park. Mark your calendar.

WHEN: November 12 - November 16

WHERE: Location: right of Way 1904 N. Tyndall/1901 N. Park

Did you know that you can receive help with pruning large trees in the right-of-ways? When we do improvements in the public easements beside our houses, the City maintenance agreement  commits us to do the basic weeding and pruning, but the Department of Transportation will send out help for bigger issues, such as removing the large dead Allepo pines.  
(Feldman List serve)
More info neighbors...
YARD SALE
To benefit Lend A Hand Senior Assistance Program*

24 and 25 OCTOBER 2015
7:00 am- 1 pm
@1545 E. Water Street
Between Campbell & Mountain / Grant & Glenn

*A 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible!

SENIOR SAFETY FAIR: On Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at La Quinta Inn at 102 N. Alvernon Way, Operations Division Midtown will be presenting the first ever Safe Seniors event. Information, booths, and services will be available
ON-LINE RESOURCES
City Code Violations in Jefferson Park  code violations such as weeds, garbage, abandoned vehicles, etc.
A site listing all the neighborhoods in Tucson, and  important things effecting them. neighsupport.net
Police Incident reports for Jefferson Park  the 80 most recent incidents are reported here.
What is Happening on Grant Road?
City website with maps and phases.
City web-site with plans and meeting dates.
Pima County Bond Issue - Make an educated vote, see these links :  http://webcms.pima.gov/government/bonds/
The proposal includes  $25M for neighborhood reinvestment grants. 
JPNA MEETING  Wednesday
October 28, 2015
Quarterly Meeting
6:00 pm - Ward III Office
all welcome 
FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK,INC MEETING
Joint Mtg with JPNA
Oct 28
6:00 pm- Ward III Office
NEIGHBORHOOD
CONNECTIONS

Facebook Pages
Jefferson Park Facebook
Friends of JP, Inc Facebook

Web-site
jeffersonpark.info See current projects, homes, and history of Jefferson Park.  The home page features JP homes--new, old, and former.  Add an image of your home. E-mail  jpg to  jdchama@msn.com
Invest Locally!
Renew your voluntary membership -$15.   Membership form
or pay on-line with paypal. Click  
HERE.
NEIGHBORHOOD
REPRESENTATIVES
Area #1 - needs rep
Area #2 - needs rep
Area #3 - George Milan
Area #4 - Judy Janson
Area #5 - J. Lisa Jones
Area #6 - Chad Waits
chadwaits@netzerosolar.net
LEND-A-HAND  
Senior services 55+
Doctor appts, errands, yard work etc.  
Call Michelle at 
248-6882
Description of procedures for reporting an unruly gathering
U of A
Good Neighbor Program
24 hr hot line
520-282-3649
Report problems
concerns

Joan Daniels, co-editor                                  Joanne Osuna, co-editor
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