A Naked Man and Other Highlights from the 6/13 AP Board Meeting

A Naked Man and Other Highlights from the 6/13 AP Board Meeting Hi folks. Last week, the Armory Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors held its monthly meeting in the cool confines of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. It was a languid summertime gathering with just a few juicy tidbits. Among other things, we got the latest rundown from Officer Glesinger with TPD. Details included the cops grappling with—and ultimately arresting--an apparently drugged-up naked man in Armory Park. Sure it's hot, but... Fortunately, said individual was not a board member. On a less flashy note, Officer Glesinger reported that bike rip-offs have declined in AP, and there have been no major crimes to report. We also made him aware of the pending porch party, so hopefully none of our AP rabble-rousers will get overly ornery. For details on the porch shindig, check out the AP Facebook page and this listserve. The board voted to provide money to the event for additional needs. We discussed the infill incentive district that’s now in place downtown. Affectionately known at the “IID,” it could drastically affect historic protections for properties near South Sixth Avenue. In turn, the loss of too many old buildings in the infill district could ultimately endanger historic-zone status for our entire neighborhood. The board also recommitted itself to diligently addressing growing parking concerns. Currently, this issue mostly impacts the north end of the neighborhood, but is sure to eventually envelope us all. Fact: We’re all at risk of losing parking rights--even in front of our own homes. We’ve also nearly finalized the process of extending the neighborhood boundaries north to Broadway Boulevard, which will allow us more clout regarding development there. The new neighborhood map is now being bandied about at City Hall. Meanwhile, board member Grant Wille has courageously taken on the task of reviving our sluggish Neighborhood Watch program, and is seeking block captains for this very important effort. Police tell us that the Numero Uno method for preventing burglaries and other theft is by knowing our neighbors, and becoming aware of who should be lingering about and who should not. That’s the scoop. Stay tuned! Tim
Two board members (emeritus) hard at work…                                                                                                                                                                         Last week, the Armory Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors held its monthly meeting in the cool confines of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
It was a languid summertime gathering with just a few juicy tidbits.
Among other things, we got the latest rundown from Officer Glesinger with TPD. Details included the cops grappling with—and ultimately arresting–an apparently drugged-up naked man in Armory Park. Sure it’s hot, but…
Fortunately, said individual was not a board member.
On a less flashy note, Officer Glesinger reported that bike rip-offs have declined in AP, and there have been no major crimes to report. We also made him aware of the pending porch party, so hopefully none of our AP rabble-rousers will get overly ornery.
For details on the porch shindig, check out the AP Facebook page and this listserve. The board voted to provide money to the event for additional needs.
We discussed the infill incentive district that’s now in place downtown. Affectionately known at the “IID,” it could drastically affect historic protections for properties near South Sixth Avenue. In turn, the loss of too many old buildings in the infill district could ultimately endanger historic-zone status for our entire neighborhood.
The board also recommitted itself to diligently addressing growing parking concerns. Currently, this issue mostly impacts the north end of the neighborhood, but is sure to eventually envelope us all. Fact: We’re all at risk of losing parking rights–even in front of our own homes.
We’ve also nearly finalized the process of extending the neighborhood boundaries north to Broadway Boulevard, which will allow us more clout regarding development there. The new neighborhood map is now being bandied about at City Hall.
Meanwhile, board member Grant Wille has courageously taken on the task of reviving our sluggish Neighborhood Watch program, and is seeking block captains for this very important effort. Police tell us that the Numero Uno method for preventing burglaries and other theft is by knowing our neighbors, and becoming aware of who should be lingering about and who should not.
That’s the scoop. Stay tuned!
Tim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Ken Taylor

I am a relatively recent Armory Park resident (2/16) along with my wife, Donna and our little dog Lulu. Donna and I lived over 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Arizona. We have been Arizona residents for 16 years before coming here including 12 in Green Valley and four in west Tucson. We love the neighborhood for its history, walkability and interesting residents. Lulu insists on walking every day so you may see us following her around and picking up trash to keep our neighborhood presentable.

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