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​Inter-neighborhood council meeting notes

September 17, 2018
Posted By: Amy
Originally posted by Suzanne Held, NENA representative to INC

THE INTER-NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (INC) MEETING OF BOZEMAN, MONTANA
MEETING MINUTES
Thursday, September 13th, 2018 – 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
City Hall, Commission Room, 121 N Rouse Ave

A.    Call Meeting to Order – Jennifer Rockne called the meeting to order at 4:30pm.

B.    Changes to the Agenda – there were none

C.    Public Comment – there was none

D.    Approve Minutes – minutes from August 8th, 2018 were approved

E.    Commission Liaison Update – Commissioner Terry Cunningham
  • There is now a second full-time animal control officer. All 7 days will now be covered and include some evening hours.
  • Upcoming commission meeting items that may be of interest:
    • Will be talking about an ordinance to increase MSU residential parking in two areas: 900 block of S. Grand and Alderson between 14th and 15th.
    • Consultants who did a site visit about the NCOD will be talking with the commission about initial findings in an upcoming meeting. 
  • Bozeman Public Safety Center presentation is on Bozeman.net and there will be several public meetings to present information and for public dialogue: September 19th at the library 6:00-7:30pm & October 3rd at Fire Station #3 6:00-7:30pm
F.    Bozeman Police Department Update 
  • There were 149 thefts last month. Remember to lock your car doors and homes. These numbers increase when campus is in session.
  • Regarding disturbances – there are lots of loud parties when students come back into town. The BPD suggest calling police if things are getting loud in your neighborhood and before it turns to mayhem as it’s easier for them to manage at an earlier stage. 
  • Upcoming event: Kids, Cops, and Cats: This weekend taking 30 underprivileged kids to the MSU football game. 
G.    Neighborhoods Program Coordinator Update – Tanya Andreasen
  • Good Neighbor Day is coming! Friday, September 28th
    • Good Neighbor Day is an annual celebration that encourages people to connect with their communities; bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the block. It’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbor, connect with new neighbors, and feel part of your community.
    • You can make your Good Neighbor Day event as big or small as you’d like; whether a casual cup of coffee, a picnic in the park or by firing up the grill on the front lawn. It’s the perfect day to create connections with neighbors. 
    • Register here: www.bozeman.net/goodneighborday 
    • #MyBozemanNeighbor 
  • Pints with Planners: How does Bozeman Grow? Please join City planners for casual Q&A about upcoming Bozeman development and how policies and law influence planning processes. MAP Brewing, September 19th, 4:30pm-6pm
  • MSU link: A guide for students living off campus is in the works. 

H.    Neighborhoods Program Strategic Work Plan Update – Tanya Andreasen

I.    Neighborhood Association Updates – round robin

J.  Neighborhood Program Strategic Thinking Discussion – Jennifer Rockne

K.  Adjournment
For more information please contact Tanya Andreasen, Neighborhood Coordinator, at 582-2274 or tandreasen@bozeman.net. This board generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4:30 PM. Committee meetings are open to all members of the public. If you have a disability and require assistance, please contact Mike Gray, ADA Coordinator, at 582-3232.

Next meeting: Thursday, October 11, 2018 – 4:30 PM – City Hall, Commission Room (121 N Rouse Ave)

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