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Meredith Neighborhood Association, who we are and what we do!
Meredith Neighborhood Association was formed early Spring
2000. Originally there was a plan to have one large North West Des Moines
association but that plan was rejected and three neighborhood associations were
formed: Meredith, Merle Hay, and Lower Beaver.
The first elected officers were dedicated “to becoming a
positive force in the neighborhood. (Des Moines Register, Dana Boone, March 1,
2000). First on the list were to have stoplights at 50th and
Douglas. Also, they wanted Westchester Park improved to be “a kids park.”
Since then the neighborhood association convinced the city
to retain the four-way stop at 50th and Meredith Drive, worked with
Hoover High School staff and school resource officer to discourage high school
students from improper use of Westchester Park. Other changes were street lines
on 50th street from Aurora to Twana so cars going around the curve
stayed in lanes. Helped to reduce collisions.
The association sponsors National Night Out on the second
Tuesday of August,
4th of July Kids Parade. SCRUB (a way to unload trash, tires,
appliances, etc.)held at Hoover High School, plant flowers on Palm and Bel-Aire
islands and around the Westchester Park sign. Other volunteers coordinate a
program where neighbors are also able to pick-up flowers to plant in their
The list is long. Many good things have happened in the
neighborhood. The best part has been the volunteer officers, committee members,
those that come to meetings, and show up to help at events.
The Meredith Neighborhood Association is a volunteer
organization. All planning and implementation of events are by volunteers.
Funding is from memberships ($20), grants, and donations. Please support your
association, volunteer to help, work on a committee, or serve as a board
member. Check out the Spring 2015 Newsletter for a list of opportunities to help the neighborhood.
May 12 , 2015 Annual Meeting
Hoover High School Media Center
Social and speakers soon after 6:30, General Meeting 7:00
SPO Guhl Neighborhood Watch
Elections: President and Treasurer (both are or will be open)
Start of the meeting:
Call to Order
Approve the agenda
Approve minutes from February 2014
Beautification - Bel Aire, Palm, and Park flowers
Calendar for 2015
Need for Neighborhood support
Non Emergency Reporting - DMPD Dispatch 283-4811
Patrol services related issues, general police department contact.
SPO Chuck Guhl 554-9271 email@example.com
Lt. Larry Davey 237-1531or C# 208-7790
Traffic issues, speeding, parking
Officer Chris Mock 419-6627
Officer Tim Fricke 205-3165
Narcotics activity, drug dealing, neighborhood contact.
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