Updates from the MPNO President

A couple of quick updates friends and neighbors from the president:

• As of this past Parks Board meeting the Moores Park pavilion is not budgeted for replacement this year. Please take the time to attend the Lansing Parks and Recreation Planned Projects Roundtable, tomorrow March 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 600 W Maple St, Lansing, MI 48906 to ask that the pavilion be included in this years project list. The park and our neighborhood use the pavilion as a community center of activity year round and having it gone prevents everyone in the community from using the park to its fullest.

• MPNO has been awarded funds from the City of Lansing Love Your Block grant! In the coming weeks we’ll be revising our scope to match the new budget and submitting a revised plan and schedule soon so stay tuned for upcoming polls and updates!

December 5 Meeting & Update

We will be having a special meeting this coming Monday, Dec. 5th from 6:30- 8pm to discuss 2017 priorities based on the survey conducted earlier this year, decide what events we’d like to hold and determine whether or not to apply for the two grants that are available to neighborhood groups from the city this year. The meeting will be at St. Casimir in room 107. See you there!

Oct. 6 Meeting & Update from the President

Thank you to everyone who helped with PorchFest or came out to listen to the music! The musicians were great, the weather cooperated and it was a good event overall. We had so much fun that we’re going to do it again next year! We took notes on ways to improve and are going to get started planning much earlier. Look for the first planning committee meeting to take place in March!

If you haven’t been on the city’s website lately, you may want to check it out- http://lansingmi.gov/ It’s been redesigned and is much easier to navigate. They have launched a new mobile app, Lansing Connect which is a mobile and online service request system. With this new system, it is very easy to take a picture of an issue such as park graffiti or a code violation, mark it on a map and send a request. This will replace the SeeClickFix app so go ahead and download the new app if you haven’t already!

We will be meeting next Thursday, Oct. 6th from 7-8pm at St. Casimir to review the park assessment that we conducted last year and identify priorities as a group before attending the parks board meeting on Oct.12th. We plan to present our suggestions for Moores Park based on current uses and the assessment findings.

The MPNO officers are working to wrap up the two grants that we received this year and starting to look at options for next year’s grants. You’ll notice a brick entrance sign going up soon in the 200 block of Barnes which, was one of the grant funded projects for 2016. We’ll be asking for help with landscaping around it so that the sign really stands out!

President, MPNO