2013 Neighborhood Garage Sale – June 6-8
Taylor Park and Eastridge will join together for a community garage sale. This year the event will be held June 6,7 and 8 (Thurs, Fri and Sat). If you are interested in participating, please contact:
- Taylor Park: John Schram – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eastridge: Carolyn Brandle – email@example.com
Taylor Park Neighborhood Association would like to thank the following members who volunteered to participate in the 2012-2013 Board:
- Kristen Sieglaff – L Street
- Theresa Pederson – Rockhurst
Online Crime Reporting
Minor crimes can now be reported online. To report a theft, loss or damage that is less than $500 to the Lincoln Police Dept, go to:
Transportation Planning Meeting May 7th
On May 7 and 8, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be visiting the Lincoln Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to discuss the metropolitan area transportation planning process and the effectiveness of that process. Discussions will include the Nebraska Department of Roads and StarTran officials. A public input meeting is scheduled for this purpose on the evening of May 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the County-City Building, Room 113, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Lincoln Marathon will be held this Sunday, May 5th,
from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
LPD Sgt John Walsh reminds us that during the marathon runners are given priority, which means traffic may be stopped for a considerable amount of time near our neighborhood.
If you have any questions please contact Sgt Walsh at 441-8679
Photo by Fran Trudeau
The Eastridge Neighborhood Association is planning a “Spring Clean-up Day” for Saturday, April 13, 2013. They will be providing two roll-off dumpsters and a shredder in the Eastridge Pool parking lot and have graciously invited Taylor Park neighborhood residents to make use of these resources in our own spring cleaning efforts. If you have any questions about times or what is allowed and not allowed, please contact Carolyn at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Many thanks to our good neighbors in Eastridge!
In other spring cleaning news, household hazardous waste collections start this month in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Here is the schedule for 2013. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (Keyword: kllcb)
2013 COLLECTION SCHEDULE
All collections 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Saturday April 20th – Wal-Mart South – 87th & Hwy 2
- Saturday May 18 – Zoetis 601 West Cornhusker Hwy
- Friday June 14 – Union College – South 52nd & Cooper Ave
- Saturday August 24 – Veyance Technologies – 4021 North 56th St
- Saturday September 21 – Lincoln Industries – 600 West E St
- Saturday October 19 – Woods Park – South 31st & J St
- Friday November 15 – Appointment Only – Call (402) 441-8021
Latex Paint Exchanges: May 18 & September 21, 9am-2pm at EcoStores (www.ecostoresne.org)
The Taylor Park Neighborhood Association’s annual membership meeting will be held on April 11, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Eastridge Elementary School multi-purpose room.
Captain Martin Fehringer is the new SE team leader for Lincoln Police Department and we have invited him to speak at the meeting.
The Board has been working on changes to the TPNA by-laws. A copy is attached for your review. Please come to the annual membership meeting to discuss these changes.
Taylor Park Neighborhood Association to Receive Tree Planting Funds
Taylor Park Arboretum in Lincoln, NE – The 2013 Trees for Nebraska Towns (TNT) program recently awarded tree planting grants to 40 projects in 28 communities in Nebraska. Taylor Park Neighborhood Association is one of the organizations that will receive tree planting funds through this program. The Taylor Park Tree Replacement Project hopes to receive $2,550 to plant trees in Taylor Park the fall of 2013. The Taylor Park Tree Committee in cooperation with the Taylor Park Neighborhood Association applied for the funds and will coordinate the project. Fund raising to complete the matching funds for this project will begin this spring thanks to the support of the Taylor Park Neighborhood Association Board.
TNT was created as a response to significant tree loss in community forests across Nebraska. The program aids in the planting of high quality, large-growing shade trees while also improving the diversity of tree species in community forests. TNT is coordinated by the Nebraska Forest Service on behalf of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and is funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, a beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery. It is part of ReTree Nebraska’s efforts to plant a million trees by 2017 (http://www.retreenebraska.edu).
The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is both a non-profit horticultural organization and a program of the Nebraska Forest Service, part of the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. NSA achieves its mission of “sustainable landscapes for healthy homes and communities” through initiatives in education, community landscapes and the environment (arboretum.unl.edu).
For more information about the TNT program contact NSA at 402-472-2971.