Westcliff NA Thanks ...
Sandy Breaux: Sandy shared information about City budget priorities, strategies for reducing the budget and fire station operations expectations.
The Forest Park Blvd. "Road Diet" was discussed, changes may come due to the status downgrade from Major Arterial to Minor Arterial. The proposed change is reduction to a 2-lane with center turn lane with outside bike lanes from Park Place to Rosedale St. Citizens are encouraged to e-mail Joel Burns to voice support or concerns.
2014 Bond Program - No details are set yet, read more.
Street Work - Project information pages may be found here. Not all street work projects are "Street" some relate to Storm Water and can be explored here. The Master Thoroughfare Plan can be reviewed here.
The City Noise Ordinace was discussed. An approved sound meter must be used to define excessive noise levels. If the sound persists more than ten minutes report it to the non-emergency police number (817-335-4222). They have to hear it to enforce the ordinance.
Two Exemptions have been brought to the neighborhood's attention. Links are to PDF files. Item 1 St. Andrew Catholic Church sign. Item 2 Rusty Taco project.
Officer Charles Gonzalez for encouraging public safety by getting to know your neighbors. Crime is much easier to spot when you know who belongs and who does not. He reminds our neighbors to remove or hide all personal items and lock your vehicle. If citizens file a complaint it is important to also follow through with testifying in court in front of a jury. When filing a police report provide officers the precise physical street address and make yourself available for contact or they won't be able to complete the investigation. Parking ordinances were revised for TCU football games making it acceptable to have vehicles parked on a lawn (during a game). Driveway access concerns were raised by an audience member - in short, if you can get in and out of the driveway then there is no problem. If you have to drive over a sidewalk, for instance, that sets up an unreasonable and unsafe situation where a vehicle blocking a driveway should be ticketed.
Nextdoor.com is a neighborhood networking site intended to help neighbors get to know one another. Nextdoor.com is like Facebook, Angie's List, Community Policing updates, city notifications, etc. all in one place. Also remember to check out the Recovering Accessories & Property Identification System (RAPIDS).