Special Meeting – Tuesday, May 16

The MPNO is holding a special communications meeting to go over the organizations current methods of communication and the potential needs.  The meeting is Tuesday, May 16 at 701 Britten Ave from 7-8:30pm.
Here’s the tentative agenda:
– Intros
– Purpose and focus of MPNO
– Current org communication channels/methods
– Communication needs
– Open discussion

April 8 – The Easter Bunny will be at the Easter Egg Hunt!

The Easter Bunny will join us for the the Easter Egg hunt in Moores Park on Saturday, April 8 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. We have an egg hunt for the 0-4 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds.

Event Schedule
10:30am – Near the Moores Park Pavilion
10:45am – The Easter Bunny arrives!
11:00am – Start of the 0-4 year old Egg Hunt
11:15am (or when little ones are done) – Start of 5-12 year old Egg hunt.
In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule for the following day Sun, April 9 at 10:30am in Moores Park.

MPNO 2016 Survey results

In 2016, the MPNO created a survey for residents about the neighborhood. Download the results/questions (pdf). Here’s a short summary of the results:

1. How long have you lived here?

– Most have lived here 10 years or less (46 of 79).

2. Do you own, rent or lease?

– 92% were home owners

3. Describe atmosphere of neighborhood?

– 47% (almost half – 37 of 79) said we have a “Friendly” neighborhood

4. Do you feel like you’re part of neighborhood?

– 78% said they felt like a part of the neighborhood. (17 responded ‘no’ of 79)

5. What is your favorite part of neighborhood?

Top four answers:

56% – Neighbors (39)
55% – Park (38)
47% – River Trail (33)
34% – Proximity to downtown (24)

6. Rate Concerns in the Neighborhood:

Most were very concerned about:

Crime – 65% (45),
Unkept Rentals 50% (31),
Speeding 36% (24),
Road/Sidewalk Repairs 35% (23),
Unkept Yards 35% (23),
Vandalism 33% (21),
Park Trash 27% (17)

Most were somewhat concerned over:

Road/sidewalk repairs 51% (33),
Alleys 50% (31),
Snow removal 48% (29),
Park trash 40% (25)

Most were not concerned about:
Basketball hoops 70% (41) ,
Traffic 61% (36),
Street lighting 59% (35),
Street parking 50% (31)

7. How are the public services in our neighborhood?

The best public services were:
 Trash/recycling 75% (50),
 Fire Protection 70% (43),
Recreation 54% (36)
The poorest were:
Street repair/maintenance 39% (37),
Snow plowing/removal 20% (12),
Community Education 11% (7)
8. Is there a city service our Neighborhood needs?

There were 24 responses for identifying a needed service, if yes.

The repeated responses were:
Repair for potholes/roads (4 responses)
More activities for young people/kids (4 responses)
Working park restroom (3 responses)
Tree maintenance (2 responses)

12. What type of neighborhood communication would be most helpful?

Most would like to hear by email 56% (26) and Facebook 54% (25). Least by website 10% (5) and phone 6% (3).