WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: Rochester Public Library Auditorium
PURPOSE: To help neighbors and city staff work more effectively together to meet the changing needs of our community.
WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS
Ardell Brede, Mayor; René Lafflam, Exec Dir. RNeighbors; Bob Nowicki, President RNeighbors
Brief overview of their function as relates to neighborhoods and neighbors can work efficiently within the set structure of the department.
City Council Representative — Interim Council President Randy Staver
City Counsel — Terry Adkins, City Attorney or Dave Goslee, Ass’t City Attorney
Planning and Zoning — Brent Svenby, Senior Planner
Building Safety — Susan M. Legare-Gulden, Manager of Housing
It’s America’s Night Out Against Crime!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Get your neighbors together and have a National Night Out party! You can register your event at coptalklive.com, simply click on the National Night Out (NNO) button and register.
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2011.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
The vision of the grassroots group Citizen Advisors for Public Safety (CAPS) is for Rochester to have the safest neighborhoods in Minnesota. The mission of CAPS is to give City residents an active role in promoting neighborhood safety.
This survey was created by our all-volunteer committee and distributed across community sectors with the goal of collecting community feedback on the issue of perceived public safety in Rochester. No funds were requested for creation or distribution of the survey. Thanks to the citizens who took time to complete the survey.
Survey was available online June-November 2011
Results are not scientific
RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center, works in our community to efficiently and collectively organize resources, and encourage neighbors of all ages to interact with one another to build relationships that foster a diverse, welcoming community.
The tips below, as well as important local phone numbers are available in a brochure format that can be accessed on our website.
12 Ways were adapted with permission from training materials for: Community Involvement Training: A course in community renewal. Copyright 1999-2000 @ Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc. www.cdri.com
Here’s a list of simple steps that can help you make a difference in your neighborhood today.
(Rochester Code of Ordinances Chapter 38)
After numerous complaints and evidence of abuse by just a few “landlords” the council recognized that the existing ordinances governing the issuance and renewal of rental certificates was lacking and moved to correct the matter.
After several meetings with representatives of our local Multi-Housing Association, review of ordinance from other cities in Minnesota, and a few public hearings Chapter 38 of the Rochester Code of Ordinances was adopted.
It’s too lengthy to go into much detail here but it does strengthen the city’s ability to not only grant rental
This is an Official Snow Emergency Declaration.
Rochester City officials are declaring a Snow Emergency effective 12:00 am Tuesday December 14, 2010. The snowfall totals over the weekend have resulted in a many downtown city streets becoming increasingly narrow, the result of blowing snow and snow filled boulevards and numerous vehicles parked on downtown streets through the day and night.
The Snow Emergency parking restriction applies ONLY to the Downtown Business District, for Tuesday 12/14/10 between the hours of 12:00 am midnight and 8:00 am.
In the Downtown Rochester Business District many streets have been posted
The Penacle Alarm Company from Utah is going door to door and being very forceful in changing alarm systems. THEY DO NOT HAVE A PEDDLERS PERMIT. Make sure you are aware of who your speaking with if approached to protect yourself against incidents like the one described below.
They just changed a system for an 86 year old woman by misrepresenting themselves. “We are here to change out your alarm system” she thought they were ADT and giving her upgrades but instead disconnected her alarm system and converted to theirs …charging her more per month than with ADT.
Neighbors for Safety is growing into the City recognized Citizen Advisors for Public Safety Committee. This is a grassroots effort to develop strategies to address Rochester neighborhood livability concerns.
Community organizers and neighborhood members from each city ward will make up this 12 member group.
Citizen Advisors for Public Safety will serve as a communication link between residents and local government to improve public safety.
The Citizen Advisors for Public Safety Committee will address the following:
Define what constitutes a safe city by utilizing the priorities of our residents.
Ensure safe environments for residents, employees, and visitors of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and religions.
Provide an active voice for residents in regard
Be a part of the solution.
The Neighbors for Safety effort has resounded with my Neighborhood Association and shown to me that concern for public safety is a widely felt issue. I underestimated what my neighbors felt. I’ve learned people want to help, to contribute in finding ways to address public safety in our city.”
-Dave Edmonson, Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association President
This meeting will update you on safety and welfare concerns of Rochester Citizens.
Your presence is important. Get involved.
Tuesday, April 20, at 6:30 pm
Rochester International Event Center
7333 Airport View Dr SW • Rochester, MN
Topics will include:
Policing in “Hot” Neighborhoods
Since our large public information meeting in December, the Neighbors for Safety group continues to work in the background collecting information and building a strategic plan that we will bring to the City Council in March.
The ongoing goal of this group of neighborhood leaders and business people is to strengthen neighborhood safety through improved neighborhood, city, and police relationships. Our focus is not to delve into the social aspects that we realize also play into this topic, as there are other efforts in Rochester focusing on these.
The four focus areas for Neighbors for Safety continue to be: