As you may have heard, our new neighbors at Whole Foods open their doors next Wednesday (12/11) at their Lyncrest & O Street location. Be prepared for additional traffic in our neighborhood as one of the more anticipated .
This Saturday morning they are holding a holiday themed meet & greet with all proceeds (cash only) benefitting the Food Bank of Lincoln. It might be a fun way to meet our new neighbors.
Notice of Public Hearing RE: Movie Theaters
We have been notified us of a public hearing before the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission on the following proposed text amendment to the Lincoln Municipal Code regarding movie theaters. It is scheduled for public hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 13014, amending Section 27.63.630 to allow by special permit in the B‑5 zoning district theater complexes located outside a 6.5‑mile radius from the center of the intersection of 13th and O Streets to have more than six screens; and repealing Section 27.63.630 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Please contact Brian Will at 402-441-6362 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Seasonal Crime Alert
The Holiday Season will soon be upon us. As we busy ourselves with preparations and shopping, others busy themselves by stealing your things. This year when you are out shopping please keep all of your purchases, electronics, wallets and purses in a locked trunk out of sight. It takes only a few seconds to break a window or open an unlocked door. About 40% of all larceny from autos and burglaries are the result of unlocked or open doors; keeping your doors locked is easy and effective.
Many items that are stolen have serial numbers. Unfortunately many victims do not keep records of their serial numbers. Serial numbers help officers connect stolen property to victims and hold criminals responsible. For tips on how to record serial numbers visit, www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/. First click Safety Tips, and then click on Home Inventory Tips. There is also a printable inventory worksheet.
When warming up your vehicle in the morning, please keep the door locked or stay with the vehicle. Your warm unattended vehicle makes a very inviting target for someone on a long cold walk. Most vehicles in Lincoln that are stolen are the result of cars left unlocked with the keys in the vehicle.
Be vigilant in your neighborhoods. On-line purchases that are delivered to your home are convenient for you and those who follow delivery trucks. If you are expecting a high priced item to be delivered, ask for a neighbor to watch for the package so it does not disappear. The simple acts of locking a door and watching your neighborhood can prevent crime.
Sgt. John Walsh #1272
LPD SE Team Detective
A note from Kent and Luci Prier, our Taylor Park Representatives to the Mayor’s RoundTable:
JJ Yost spoke about the park department’s survey for their ten year plan at the Mayor’s Neighborhood RoundTable meeting Monday night. He shared that a news release had come out earlier about this survey. Neither Kent nor I remember reading about it, so we wanted to let everyone on the board and tree committee know just in case.
The survey can be found below. JJ Yost thought it should not take longer than 15-20 minutes. The deadline to respond is November 21, so don’t wait to include your thoughts.
SURVEY LINK: http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/10yrplan.htm
There will be an open house at the 2740 A St. Park offices on Tuesday, November 12th from 4:30 to 6:30. After looking at plan and maps included on the website, I think I will need to go to clarify some questions. If you have sidewalk or playground concerns, this would be the time to bring them to the city staff.
Kent and Luci Prier
Taylor Park RoundTable Representatives
PDF: November 2013 ‘Good Neighbor News’
In this issue:
- America Recycles Day
- Final Household Hazardous Waste Collection
- Green Holiday Festival
- Facts on Holiday Waste
- KLLCB news
The Lincoln Police Department is having a gun amnesty day on
Sunday October 27th
1:00 to 4:00PM
Lewis Ball Fields parking lot
2100 M St., Lincoln, NE 68510 (map)
The public is encouraged to drop off any unwanted legal or illegal firearms and ammunition - NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Instructions on participation can be found in this PDF: Gun Amesty Fall 13
For additional information contact:
- LPD Captain Koluch 441-7751
- LPD Sergeant Sheridan 441-6000
- LPD Officer Ripley 441-6000
An update from Goodwill Industries of Southeast Nebraska:
The first year of Goodwill’s Neighborhood Challenge was definitely successful!
In total, over 18,000 pounds were collected between May 26 and July 6 from six different Lincoln Neighborhood Associations and Organizations. Their hard work and generous contributions led to some pretty awesome community improvement projects being completed. This year’s winners were Arnold Heights Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Eastridge Neighborhood Association and 40th and ‘A’ Neighborhood Association.
Eastridge Neighborhood Association plans to strengthen their community with the prize money which includes a new walking path and updated playground equipment at Eastridge Elementary School.
Thank you to neighborhood residents who donated items and to the neighborhood organizers who made each neighborhood pick up possible!
For more information or to stay tuned for 2014′s contest, visit us online at http://lincolngoodwill.org.