Visit your websites:  jeffersonpark.info  and  grantroadcoalition.com      February18 , 2017
Our Neighborhood
February Meetings
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn
Wednesday - February 22 - 6pm, Ward III Office
Speaker: Ron Sparks- Mayor's Home Ownership Program

Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
Annual Meeting - Election of Officers
Monday - February 27 - 6pm, Ward III Office 

Grant Road Coalition
Tuesday - February 28 - 6pm, Ward III Office
Give your input to the development of the Campbell/Grant Intersection
Two hundred and twenty-five people have responded to the survey. The survey will close February 21.    
The Grant Road Coalition is planning a white paper describing the preferences of the neighbors for the proposed development at the intersection of Campbell and Grant.  Part of the "white paper" will be the results of a survey of all residents or businesses within 1.5 miles of the intersection.  
Please take a minute and complete the 8 question survey.

Go to grantroadcoalition.com and click the SURVEY tab
Next Phase of Construction to Begin This Spring
A contractor has been selected, a new City Engineer Project Manager named, and construction of the second phase of the Grant Road Improvement Project is slated to begin soon. Phase 2 of the Regional Transportation Authority-funded improvements to Grant Road extends from North Castro Avenue, just west of Stone Avenue to North Santa Rita Avenue, just east of Park Avenue.  A map showing the Phase 2 section of Grant Road can be found  here.
 
The City of Tucson named David Burbank, CPM, P.E., as Engineer Project Manager for the Phase 2 work.  Markham Contracting has been selected as the contractor.  Construction of Phase 2 is expected to take approximately 13 months.  
 
The City of Tucson Transportation Department, Markham Contracting, and utility companies are in the process of reviewing plans and determining the best approach to phasing construction activities in Phase 2.
 
When details are complete, a Pre-Construction Public Open House will be scheduled at which the public can meet the team, learn how construction will proceed, and have questions answered. Open House information will be posted on the project website, emailed, noticed in local media, and mailed in advance to residents and businesses in the area. 
 
Phase 2 Project Features
  • 6 vehicular travel lanes
  • Protected bike/pedestrian street crossings including a 6th Avenue pedestrian signal
  • Drainage improvements near 1st Avenue
  • Indirect left turns at Stone Avenue and 1st Avenue
  • Bike lanes
  • Wide sidewalks
  • Transit accommodations including pullouts and shelters
  • Water harvesting and other sustainability features
Visit www.grantroad.info or email information@grantroad.info for more information. 

Staff is now in the process of preparing an initial draft of an Urban Overlay District to be reviewed at the Grant Road Citizen Task Force meeting scheduled for March 2, 2017. [Note:  Materials from the Grant Road Citizen Task Force and the Public Workshops referenced in this update can be found here.]
Volunteer opportunities
JEFFERSON PARK NEIGHBOHROOD ASSOCIATION  meets fourth Wednesday of the month, needs board members for two "at large" positions.  Call Suzanne Trappman 740-0757 or   suzannetrp@gmail.com  to inquire

FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK, INC, meets fourth Monday of the month.  This group needs board members and volunteers to work in the Oral History project collecting memories and designing a book of the neighborhood history.   Call Suzanne Trappman 740-0757 or  suzannetrp@gmail.com   to inquire

JEFFERSON PARK CLEAN COMMITTEE:  Looking for people to help with third Saturday clean ups of Edison Plaza.  Call Joanne Osuna 798-3602 or  cricket16@cox.net.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON our very own school (formerly Jefferson Park) is rejuvenating their small library.  They will need adult volunteers 2 hours a day to help with check out and shelf maintenance.  They also need someone who is familiar with the computer software necessary to handle a school book check-out system.  Any retired librarians or anyone studying library science, here's your chance to make a difference.  Call Joan Daniels 300-1980 or   jdchama@msn.com   to get more information.
Greening and Cleaning 
Brush & Bulky - February 27th
Brush and bulky scheduled for Jefferson Park! Place your piles in the alley not more than 2 weeks prior to pick-up..  For info on what they take and how to pile things go to  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/brush-and-bulky

Brush & Bulky will collect:
  • Brush, tree trunks, branches and other green waste (up to 5 feet long and 24 inches in diameter);
  • Lumber (up to 5 feet long and stacked in a separate pile, no remodel materials or old fence);
  • PVC and metal pipes (up to 5 feet long);
  • Railroad ties (limit 5);
  • Furniture, carpet, and doors;
  • Lawn mowers with fuel tank and crank case removed;
  • Scrap metal (bicycles, swing sets, etc., broken into 5 foot lengths);
  • Cacti (must be boxed - up to 25 lbs. per box);
  • Appliances (remove freezer/refrigerator doors);
  • Car tires (limit of five automobile tires);
  • Metal drums (empty and cut in half).
Brush and Bulky will NOT collect:
  • Any excess over the 10 cubic-yard limit;
  • Any items other than those listed above, such as stone/bricks/concrete/aggregates;
  • Flooring/roofing/insulation/sheetrock;
  • Construction debris;
  • Wire fencing;
  • Hazardous waste like paint/oil/pesticides/solvents/liquids;
  • Glass/mirrors;
  • Television and computer monitors;
  • Compressed gas/air cylinder(s);
  • Vehicle parts;
  • Commercially generated material.
Roll-Offs:  Arrive March 31st and leave April 3
Thinking of buying a new mattress?  Here's a good place for the old one.  Roll-offs will be delivered on March 31 and removed on April 3rd.  You will find them at the locations listed below:
  917 E. Seneca  *   1822 E. Lester
1740 E. Edison  *   1200 E. Linden
The Neighborhood Assn is arranging for roll-offs periodically for the neighbors' use.  Watch this e-news for future dates.
Area Representatives - Your contact to JPNA
Jefferson Park is divided into 6 sections.  One person from each area is a voting member of the JPNA Board. These folks are the voice for their area.  Keep them informed!
Area #1 - Mary Worthen, maydaygal@hotmail.com

Area #2 - Jon Heine
isfjon@gmail.com
Welcome!
Area #5 - Chad Lehrman

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Important Contact Info
How to report potholes, grass at the curb, site hazards, street sign problems, etc.
Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT),791-3154 or email the exact location to tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov.
Tucson Department of Transportation: http://1.usa.gov/18IdPf8

Report Transportation Concerns
Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?
You can report these issues to the  Tucson Department ofTransportation  (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to 
tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov
What is a code violation?
And whom do I call?
Download an information sheet approved by the City Code Enforcement Division
Tucson Neighborhood Support Network
A site listing all the neighborhoods in Tucson, and important things affecting them.
Neighborhood Support Network
Banner Construction 
and Info Line
Construction Updates on the University Campus  Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus website for the hospital expansion project. 
Emergency 24/7 phone number for the Banner project construction team: (520) 268-9575
U of A - Good Neighbor Program
Report problems and concerns.
24 hr hot line -  520-282-3649

Stay in Touch

Get on the List Serve!
To sign up for the neighborhood list serve  send a blank email to  jeffersonparktucson+subscribe@googlegroups.com  
or send a request for an invitation to JoancHall@yahoo.com
Come to the JPNA Monthly Meeting
Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd
Renew your $15 voluntary JPNA membership dues
Renew by mail (print and mail membership form) OR


CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, jdchama@msn.com ,   Joanne Osuna,