Neighborhood Alliance Annual Meeting Saturday 1/21

It’s happening again!   I think you’ll like the program this year.

The meeting will be held at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-noon. The church is located at 214 West Main St.

Topics of discussion include the financial aspects of home-buying, reports from various neighborhoods and community organizations and a preview of the upcoming Homebuyer Education Seminar. There will also be a panel of City officials on hand to answer questions.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all Carbondale residents. For more information, contact Sarah Heyer at: (618) 549-5302, Ext. 386 or (618) 525-5525.

The Neighborhood Alliance is a project of the Neighborhood Action Group designed to explore ways to improve our neighborhoods and community.

Please help us spread the word about the meeting.  Here is more info about the agenda.

9:30     Registration and Refreshments; Literature Check out the information available

10:00   Welcome and Introductions (Karriem Shariati),

10:15   Neighborhood Reports:

Arbor District – Dan Presley
Tatum Heights – Justin Zurlinden
Northwest –  (currently dormant)
Northeast –   TBD
Deer Lake – TBD

10:30-11   Reports  from City-wide Organizations

Boys and Girls Club – Randy Osborn
Carbondale Community Arts – TBD
Main Street – Meghan Cole
I Can Read – Margaret Nesbitt
NAACP – Ed Dorsey
Others ???

Reports submitted to be read

Nonviolent Carbondale –
Sparrow Coalition

11:00   Panel – What’s NEW in Carbondale – highlights (City Manager, Police, Fire, Building & Neighborhood Services)

11:30   Preview of New Home Buyers Education (Justin Zurlinden, Dan Presley, Travis Taylor)

12:00 – Introduction of City Council Candidates; Stay for a Chili Lunch!

Soup is “pot luck” this year – but it does not mean that you are expected to bring anything.  Just that you are taking your chances on food that has been prepared by amateurs without oversight by the Health Dept. 😉

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Planning Commission meeting re-scheduled

The City of Carbondale Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2016, at 6:00p.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The meeting will be held in room 108 of the Civic Center to discuss the following items:

PC 17-11: Kevin Wheetley is requesting a Special Use Permit to allow for a Contract Construction Business in an AG, General Agriculture, zoning district at 39 Salt Life Lane.

PC 17-12: NLB Investments LLC, is requesting a Special Use Permit to allow for a car wash in a BPL, Planned Business, Zoning District at 750 North Giant City Road.

PC 17-13: The Carbondale Elk’s Lodge #1243 is requesting a text amendment to Title 15 of the Carbondale Revised Code to allow for “Civic, Social, and Fraternal” organizations as a Special Use in R-1, Low Density Residential, zoning districts.

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Neighborhood Notification Newsletter

Here is the link to the newsletter:  october-31-2016-newsletter

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City of Carbondale

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

City Hall/Civic Center, 200 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale

  1. Attending:  John Lenzini, Gary Williams, Sandy Litecky, Justin Zurlinden, Kathy Benedict, Sarah Heyer, Clara McClure


Oct 8 1:30 pm Yoga in the Park at Town Square Pavilion

Oct 13 7 pm Campus Lake work – Marjorie Brooks at Sierra Club mtg in Township

Oct 19 11 am Tatum Heights B-ball court ribbon cutting

Oct 22 11 am. Tatum Heights celebration in the park

Oct 29 1-4 pm  Pumpkin Race at Mill Street underpass

Nov 9 1-7 pm Streetscape Plan Open House at north end of Carbondale Main Street

Other announcements:

IHOP donated their receipts to Boys and Girls Club and Splash Park

Jeffrey’s Laundromat building will be demolished; look for new office

BP on East Main will become a Casey’s

KFC on East Main is on its way to Panda Express

  1. Reports

Neighborhood Reports— See Tatum Heights’ announcements above—Justin recognized support from SIH, Rotary, and Underground; Clara McClure’s Oakland neighborhood had their annual gathering – 40 people attended, incl. Mayor Henry.

Map Your Neighborhood—Two Presentations—October 12th –SPARC “Weathering the Storm” and in January League of Women Voters

Planning Commission – – Air B&B regulations will be considered at next mtg; inflatable advertising (aka noodleman, air dancer, fly guy) was discussed, since Chamber is proposing that regulations be changed.  Comment: this type of advertising is better suited to an earlier time, before the internet

Other Reports: Gary reported that in some college towns a “group solar buy” is organized and how the City could endorse such an initiative to help get it off the ground.  Solar (or sustainability in general) could be a topic for the Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

  1. Old Business

First-time Home Buyers Education   (Housing Programs)— Sat, Feb 18 room is reserved 10-3. Travis Taylor and Egyptian Board of Realtors will be involved. EBR could produce content. We should get the word out in advance of the Neighborhood Alliance Meeting, which could boost the seminar.

Nuisance Ordinance –  City is still soliciting comments. There is support from landlords who recognize the need, resistance from those who don’t like being told what to do.  Response to concern that it could be abused by landlords: similar language is already in leases; in current market, landlords would be loath to evict tenants.  Some concerns that were raised do not apply to current wording of ordinance.  Observation was made that a nuisance ordinance was sought two years ago, but it morphed into a noise ordinance. One positive outcome will be more effective communication between Building & Neighborhood Services and CPoliceDept.

  1. New Business  —

Beginning Planning Neighborhood Alliance Meeting – Sat Jan 21 is first Sat after MLK Day. 9am-12pm followed by soup. TO DO:  Contact Mary P for reservations; Arrange to cook soup on site;

  1. Public Questions and Comments – None.

Meeting adjourned at 6:10


Downtown Carbondale Design Charrette

Click here for details on Oct 19th downtown-design-charrette-open-house

Sponsored acheter viagra by the City of Carbondale and Carbondale Main Street.

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Neighborhood Notification Newsletter for 9-23-2016

viagra sans ordonnance Click this link to view the september-23-2016-newsletter from the City.

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Carbondale Chronic Nuisance Ordinance Discussion This Tuesday at City Council

— To See Draft of Ordinance, click link at bottom of this post.

On April 22, 2016, the City of Carbondale hosted a community forum to receive feedback from the public as to how Carbondale can become

safer and more welcoming.  Following the meeting, six ideas were produced with the top priority being that the City Council should enact a chronic nuisance ordinance.  Over the past several months, Staff

has reviewed ordinances from other municipalities, met numerous times internally, and created the attached draft ordinance for Carbondale.  In addition, Police staff has met with stakeholder groups at SIU to receive input from undergraduate and graduate students. as well as property managers.  At this time, a draft ordinance is being presented for discussion in order for Staff to receive direction and input from Council and the public so the appropriate revisions can be made to create a final version for consideration at a future Council meeting.

Amending Title 13 

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