The Board of Directors voted at the September meeting to raise yearly dues by $3.50 to $38.50. This is the first increase in eight years. Postage rates and security prices have increased several times since the dues were last adjusted.
Any homeowner who is interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors should contact Southwood_Park@yahoo.com by November 28 with a statement of candidacy. The statement will be included with the December mailing of ballots.
Winning candidates are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held six times yearly on Wednesday evenings. Ideally, candidates are also available for occasional committee work and other special projects. Candidates must be current in dues payments.
Questions? E-mail Southwood_Park @yahoo.com.
If you’re not yet ready to run for the Board, there are many chances to be a volunteer in Association activities. Ask any Board Member for ideas.
We extend a hearty welcome to all these new neighbors!
4030 Indiana Avenue—Melissa Sestilli
4128 Tacoma Avenue—Nadine Rager
4222 Indiana Avenue—Barton L. Tyner
4230 Indiana Avenue—Kenny & Sara Dennison
4312 Pembroke Lane—Susan K. Elser
4209 Drury Lane—Nicola Perego & Giovanna A. Garlati
1115 Westover Road—Jeffrey A. Kuhn
4617 Old Mill Road—Thomas F. Menrath
4725 Beaver Avenue—Blaine A. Chambers
812 Prange Avenue—Sean P. Nolan
4632 Fairfield Avenue—Chad & Lisa Steinacker
I just got a phone call from Pat Thomson and Angie Quinn in Indianapolis…
The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board approved the Southwood Park nomination to the State Register of Historic Places today! Pat and Angie were present as our case was on the agenda. The approval is now forwarded to the National Park Service for final federal review of the National Register nomination, which should take place in roughly six to eight weeks.
Thanks to the people who worked to make it possible. And while we’re at it, we congratulate our neighbors across the river to the west in Indian Village who also recieved the same designation.
So it’s official – – – you can start referring to us as HISTORIC Southwood Park Community Association.
— Steve McCord
The City of Fort Wayne is undertaking a project to update Downtown Design Standards. Go to http://CityofFortWayne.org/DesignSurvey to take a survey and let them know your opinions on downtown design.
Earlier this summer, the City added a bike lane on Wayne Street between Ewing and Calhoun streets as part of a resurfacing project.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has approved American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding for the addition of bike lanes as part of pavement resurfacing for the remaining blocks of Wayne between Broadway and Coombs Street and Berry Street between that same stretch.
In addition, INDOT approved stimulus money for bike lanes and lane reconfiguration of Rudisill Boulevard from Anthony Boulevard to Old Mill Road. Between Anthony and Calhoun Street, the pavement will be resurfaced with the addition of bike lanes in both directions and reducing two through-lanes in either direction with one through lane each way and a turn lane throughout. From Calhoun to Old Mill, the existing pavement markings will be ground off to add bike lanes and the same three-lane configuration.
INDOT will let both projects Dec. 9 with construction expected next spring.