NoLibs Townwatch May 12, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Location: an outside table at the Piazza, for high visibility

In Attendance: Jessica O, Kat M, Amir T, Charlie R, Pablo Mateo

Patrols: 8pm to 10pm   Meet at NLNA Comm Ctr (N Third & Fairmount)
Please email nolibstownwatch@hotmail.com for more info.

1) Walkie-Talkies: NEED Volunteers to monitor patrols from home.
Please email nolibstownwatch@hotmail.com for more info.

2) Cameras:
a) Kat M will continue Call Out for Camera Contact info.
b) Amir T still researching bids to outfit  the NLNA Community Center with cameras.
–  There is $1,957 available for purchasing a system(s)
–  Amir T and Kat M to present plan to NLNA Board
•  The Goal is to be in a position to help neighbors purchase cameras of their
own by demonstrating how they work and what they cost.

c) Pablo M informed us that video footage can be used as evidence without any
signage that informs of filming in progress.

3) Business Liaison:
– Jessica O has written an introductory letter to businesses.
– Kat M has created Business Packet that contains Intro Letter, window posters, sticker.
– Charlie R, Kat M, Jessica O to present Business Packet at NLBOA Mixer on Wednesday,
May 25 at 7pm at PYT’s Back Room
– Kat M and Charlie R to liaise with businesses

4) Communications:
a) Members to hang flyers while patrolling
b) Pablo M dropped off 8 new TW signs. Need to find locations and hang them.
c) Jessica O to contact local real estate agents to find out:
1) if they provide “Welcome Packets” to new neighbors
2)if Townwatch info can be included
d) Kat M to design and upload “Crime” flier for neighbors to display at their homes.
e) All members need to chase down The Coordinators of email lists of apartment/condo
complexes to increase membership and spread awareness.
f) Kat M to post call out for this info.

5) DA Action Center (@ The Piazza)
a) Pablo M told us that the Center is staffed on Wednesday and Thursdays.
b) Members need to volunteer by filling out the application that is located on the website
(townwatch.nlna.org under RESOURCES).
c) Kat M to post “Call Outs” for volunteers once office is running (in September?).
d) Kat M interviewed by Monique Evans-Wescott on 3/10/11.

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