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Street tree applications now being accepted

April 13, 2010

The Parks Department is currently accepting street tree applications for 2010.

The cost for a 2″ diameter tree is $50. Here’s the best part: they will plant it for you. You don’t have to lift a shovel! This program is a great bargain – a similar sized tree at a nursery or home improvement store will cost more than $50. Please know that this year’s number of trees is more limited than in the past. The sooner you submit your application, the better your chances are. Please refer to the application for other details.

Click HERE to view and print the application for submission.

4,000 is a milestone

April 13, 2010

This Southwood Park Blog has reached 4,000 hits in less than a year! Thank you to everyone who has visited the website to learn about the neighborhood and get involved.

Steve McCord

Talkin’ trash

April 13, 2010

This isn’t an article about the current state of etiquette in the NBA.

The City of Fort Wayne is currently asking for your opinions regarding trash and recycling services. If you’ve ever wanted a larger recycling bin, disliked sorting your recyclables or had any other issue with refuse removal, this is your chance to make your voice heard. There is a Solid Waste Contract Committee exploring these issues and it will make recommendations regarding the next contract the City signs.

Click HERE to take the survey online.

Click HERE to view a PDF of the survey to print and mail.

Friends of the Parks hosting “Hat Luncheon” to benefit Foster Park

March 23, 2010

The Friends of the Parks are hosting a “Hat Luncheon” at Fort Wayne Country Club on Thursday April 29 to benefit Foster Park.

The luncheon will celebrate George Kessler’s 1911 vision of what Fort Wayne could become through his “Parks and Boulevards” plan. Two guest speakers who are engaged in the National Register of Historic Places nomination will be present: Camille Fife of the Westerly Group and Meg Starrow of Starrow Kinsella Associates.

It sounds like it should be fun and informative! And even better than that, your attendance will boost Foster Park, an anchor for our neighborhood and Fort Wayne.

Here is the flyer to the event: 2010_Hat_Luncheon

“Flattops” are in for spring…?

March 23, 2010

Flattops are in for spring… if you’re an ornamental grass in one of our pocket gardens!

THANK YOU to the dozen or so folks who paid no attention to the weather forecast and helped us for last weekend’s beautification session at the Roundabout, the Pillars, Beaver/Indiana, Tacoma, South Wayne and Arlington Avenues. The weather ended up being sunny and warm enough to roll down the windows in the truck.

We gave grasses their spring haircuts, fixed ornamental lights, cleared winter debris and picked up little bits and pieces of the Mercedes that smacked the Roundabout curb (hard enough to shatter it to its footer). Also, thank you to Dave Wuellner for repairing the outlets that were damaged in the accident.

Arlington stop sign a step closer

March 12, 2010

In case you’re wondering…

The Arlington/Sherwood Terrace stop sign petition had enough signatures to pass. When the Board of Works gives official approval to the request at its meeting, the sign should be in place within 45 days or so.

Thanks go to petition passers Dick Beam, Tom Steigmeyer and St. John school board president Brian Neher for rounding up school volunteers as well!

SWAP changing meeting locations

March 12, 2010

The Southwest Area Patnership, aka SWAP, is changing meeting locations. Meetings will now be held at the Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Avenue. Meetings will continue to happen at 7PM on the third Wednesday of the month (except July and December).

This month, SWAP will discuss creating , changing and administering restrictive covenants.

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