The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department – North Park Region Advisory Council will host a public meeting to inform and gain input from the public about the proposed 32+ acre Hucks Road Community Park located on Hucks Road west of the Croft Community School.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Croft Community School at 4911 Hucks Road.
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To make the community more appealing during grant applications, Browne’s Ferry agreed to adopt the streets in our neighborhood as part of the City of Charlotte’s Adopt A City Street program.
This program encourages residents to adopt streets and keep them litter-free. Our streets must be cleaned at least three times per year, including removing litter and illegal signs. We may also choose to mark storm drains and spot graffiti if necessary.
The city will install Adopt A City Street signs at both entrances to the neighborhood where the existing “no soliciting” and neighborhood watch signs are posted.
If anyone is interested in leading this program for Browne’s Ferry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly Hall connected with CDOT’s Chip Gallup to follow up on the speed hump installation in front of 3635 Brownes Ferry Road. The purpose of the hump would be to slow traffic speed in both directions of the curve at the school bus stop. Because so much time has passed since the board approved and notified homeowners of the location, the board is resending notification to homeowners directly adjacent to the potential speed hump. Once that is complete, CDOT will add the hump installation to their schedule.
Molly Hall represented Browne’s Ferry at the City of Charlotte’s annual Neighborhood Leadership Awards event on Sept. 19. Browne’s Ferry was nominated to win a leadership award. In addition to the leadership awards, many city leaders from various departments and elected positions were available fornetworking and collaboration. Among the take-aways:
City Grant Opportunities
Hall met representatives from the city Parks & Recreation Department, and learned of potential grants for our old playground equipment repurpose. The city has a program to create “fit zones” with signage, a program for which we may be eligible to receive funds to complete the project.
Hall also talked briefly with Neighborhood Matching Grant representatives regarding our ineligibility to apply for many city grants.
Hall also met with CDOT’s Chip Gallup regarding the speed hump(s) on Browne’s Ferry Road. He said CDOT wasn’t actively pursuing speed hump re-installation without Browne’s Ferry contacting them to get it back on their radar. See this post for more information.
Representatives from the Prosperity Village area voiced interest in collaborating to get future bond monies secured for the greenway extensions noted in both the county and area plans. Our park is considered high value due to its location and existing parking area. The board discussed at the September meeting how we need to proceed carefully to get greenway access at a good value yet not negatively affect our common areas or homeowners’ interests close to the park.
Browne’s Ferry is part of the Response Area 1 section of CMPD’s University City Division. These officers are more than willing to meet with us and discuss issues, and are often around during our National Night Out activities.
The Response Area 1 non-emergency line is: 704-432-3900.