Friday, February 23, 2007

Monthly Meetings Information

Monthly neighborhood meetings are held on the second (2nd) Monday of EVERY month EXCEPT in July and August at the Church on the Rock located at 321 Edgar Ave., Dayton OH 45410

The format for our monthly meetings are going to be changed beginning with the April meeting. We will now have a social and refreshment period beginning at 6:30. We encourage everyone to try to attend this time. We are having everyone wear name badges and the street that they live on so we can get to know our residents better. This will give you a chance to chat with your neighbors and also enjoy some good refreshments.

This will be followed by a normal meeting at 7:00. That meeting should be approximately 1/2 hour long. We will then break up into specific committees and anyone can participate in one or more of these committee meetings.

We now have a Park Committee, a School Committee, a Fund Raising Committee, and a Housing Committee. Our goal is to get more residents to participate in what's going on in the community. If you have a concern about a particular issue, you can be a part of that committee meeting and discuss your issues. It's very important to get your voice heard and we are making it easier for you to do just that.
Come out and be a part of your neighborhood.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Several representatives from the neighborhood met with the City directors for Recreation and Youth Services and Public Works to discuss some changes at the Walnut Hills Park that would be beneficial to the community. These changes are as follows:

1. The 200 amp. electric service near the shelter should be installed in early Spring.

2. The restrooms will be accessable for community events. A key(s) will be given only to specified people including the Park Committee chairperson.

3. The pool will be turned into a great spray area. This should be completed around July. They will have a designer come to a meeting and discuss it before it is put in.

4. We will have a walking path around the tree area in the top section of the park. After some discussion, it was agreed that having it around and near the ball diamonds was not feasible.

5. They are going to install basketball hoops.

6. They are going to install two poles for volleyball.

7. They are working with a resident and employee of the Public Works Department regarding the resurfacing of the hockey rink. 20 gallons of paint will be donated for the painting of the sides.

8. Discussions are in progress regarding a youth program this summer. We may receive support or services from the YMCA and East End Community Services as well as some assistance from the University of Dayton. The lunch program will begin following the summer break.

10. Regarding the tennis courts, it was suggested that we partner with Belmont or Cleveland School to see what can be accomplished about getting them worked on. It is being investigated.

It was a very productive, successful meeting. Harold Ayres and his son Ed, who are very familiar with the park, have accepted the position as chairpersons for the park committee.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Mayor McLin Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Rhine McLin delivered her annual bright and peachy "State of the City" Address on Wednesday, February 14. The city has provided a pdf copy of her address and it can be found by clicking the link below.


McLin touches on a number of positive economic developments in the city but skips past pretty much all of our problems, in the end concluding that "The bottom line is this: for all of the struggles that virtually every major Midwest city has had to face in recent years, Dayton is in excellent shape. We are poised to emerge stronger for the adversity we have shouldered and overcome. I am proud to be a Daytonian, and I am excited about our city’s future." So there you have it.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Mentors Needed

East End Community Services mentoring program is looking for mentors to mentor young people ages 16-22 years. You will be connected to a young person who matches your interest. Some of our youth desire opportunities to learn about different careers, homework help, or even maybe interested to connect to different events within our community. Spending time with a teen or young adult provides them with a new perspective and the chance to experience new opportunities. So, think about who mentored you. For more information please contact Teresa Wendell at 259-1898

And any youth or young adult would are between the ages of 16-22 years who would want to participate, please call Teresa at 259-1898.

The Chili Challenge is on!

Last March the Belmont Neighborhood Association challenged us to a chili cook off. Of the 4 entries, Walnut Hills had 3 of them and managed to take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! This year we are reciprocating the challenge and it will take place in lieu of our regular March meeting and will be at the regular location at 321 Edgar Avenue starting at 6:30 PM. Anyone can enter. There will be prizes for the winners. Be sure to check next month’s newsletter for any updates. Call Gary if you plan to enter at 253-1359 so that we can anticipate the level of participation and ensure adequate space in the room that we plan to use.

Oh, if you are reading this and live in Belmont here’s a taunt;
"We make better chili than you. Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah nyaaaaah!"

Twin Towers Citizens Cellular Patrol

The Twin Towers neighborhood has established a patrol group to monitor and report suspected illegal activity within their neighborhood. The patrol area overlaps into Walnut Hills to include Wyoming, Glencoe, Mannette and Gunckel Avenues. If you would like to get involved call (937)542-9468 or meet with the group at Wendy's on Friday evenings at 6:30 PM.