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Elmwood Focus March 2012

Elmwood Focus March 2012

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Newsletter of the Elmwood Neighborhood Association
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Elmwood NeighborhoodAssociation
March 2012
Volume 17, Issue 1
Elmwood Neighborhood Association
April Officer Elections
The Elmwood Neighborhood Association currently holdsannual elections each April at the monthly meeting. Tobe eligible to vote and run for office, individuals must bemembers in good standing (i.e. paid their dues for 2012).So long as the treasurer has your dues in hand prior tovoting, you are eligible to vote in person. All dues paidrun through the end of the calendar year so if you paid in2011, it is time to renew. A member in good standingmay nominate candidates (also members in goodstanding), by emailingelmwoodna.oakcliff@gmail.com, or by calling Randy Cress @ 214-244-1027. Nominationscan also be made at the April meeting prior to voting.Ballots will be printed a few days before the meeting.
Duties of ENA OfficersPresident
- The President oversees the operation of theAssociation and represents the ENA at all meetingsoutside the Association, such as City Council Town Hall or Budget meetings, and the Old Oak Cliff ConservationLeague meetings.
VP Communications
This VP oversees thenewsletter, web site and any other form ofcommunication from the Association.
VP Code Enforcement
The Code EnforcementVP educates the neighborhood on codeenforcement and finds and reports codeviolations.
VP Conservation
This VP educates theneighborhood on conservation and heads theconservation process for Elmwood.
VP Membership
The VP of Membership overseesefforts to increase and retain membership.
The Secretary keeps attendancerecords and records minutes of all associationmeetings.
The Treasurer collects dues, pays bills,creates an annual budget and keeps financialrecords.
Spring Creek Clean-Up
March 31
is Dallas “It’s My Park Day”. Elmwood residents
can participate by joining Janet Smith on Saturday,March 31
at 9:00 a.m. in Elmwood Park @ Elmwood &Edgefield. Activities include tidying up areas where trashcollects along the tree line and in the creek bed. Glovesand long sleeves are recommended. For moreinformation, contact Janet @ 214-613-9750 or emailmayorjksmith@hotmail.com. 
 Join your neighbors at the next ENAmeeting.Commencing in January 2012, themonthly business meeting for theElmwood Neighborhood Association willheld on the
third (3rd) Thursday
of each
month at 7:00 p.m. at Papa Joe’s
Backyard BBQ located at 1233 Newport Avenue.The upcoming meeting dates are:
April 19, 2012May 17, 2012June 21, 2012July 19, 2012
Keep up to date with your neighbors! Join our newFacebook page @http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Elmwood-Neighborhood-Association/ 
“Like “ us today! Youdon’t hav
e to be on Facebook to view our page
and to find out what’s going on.
Jasso at April Meeting
District 1, Councilmember Delia Jasso will be present atthe
 April 19th
ENA meeting to discuss the bondprogram, the Mayor's Southern Dallas effort and thebudget for 2012-2014.
Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial
Fire Station 26, the hook & ladder station located atJefferson & Westmoreland, has lost 2 firefighters in thelast 10 years
Vince Davis in 2002 and Todd Krodle in2011. Nola Rae Smith of Kessler Plaza and BarbaraBarbee of Beverly Hills are spearheading the effort tocreate a memorial for these two firefighters. Their goalis to raise $3,300 dollars ASAP so that construction of thememorial at the station can begin. If you would like todonate (any amount would be appreciated!), send acheck to Credit Union, 7474 Ferguson Road, Dallas,Texas 75228. Make your check payable to: CFA(Christian Firefighters Association) Memorial Fund. Onthe Memo Line, put: Account No. 1775790. You canalso drop your donation off at the CCU branch at 126 E.Colorado.
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Volume 17, Issue 1
Elmwood Neighborhood Association
What’s Going on in Elmwood?
Want to know what is going on in Elmwood? The bestway to find out is to join the Elmwood NA Yahoogroup. Go to:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ElmwoodNA/ andclick on "Join This Group!" By doing so, you will receiveemail reminders of upcoming events, information fromthe City of Dallas, latest crime information, etc. Inaddition, you can email your neighbors withinformation you want to share or questions you wouldlike to have answered.
DAS Rapid Response Team
If you encounter an aggressive dog or loose dogs
running in a pack, contact Dallas Animal Services’
Rapid Response Team @ 214-670-3278. Pleaseremember that DAS gets thousands of calls eachyear. A Rapid Response strategy will work if used onlywhen necessary. On the other hand, if you feel ananimal poses an immediate danger to you or your pet, call 911.
Elmwood Fit Club
And the Wooder of the Month
goes to…Karla Garciafor starting the Elmwood Fit Club! Karla’s group meets
for walks weekday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at the corner of Brunner & Elmwood. She also plans to holdexercise and yoga classes on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.in Elmwood Park (Elmwood & Edgefield) beginning
March 17th. Keep up with Karla on Elmwood’s
We don’t really have an award for Elmwooders who
exemplify community, but maybe we should! Thank you, Karla for organizing!
The Dallas Police Department Wants YOU!
Due to budget cutbacks, the Southwest Division onIllinois is looking for civilian volunteers to do clericalwork and, with training, some field work includingwriting citations. If you are able to help out, call 214-670-7470.
Become a Member
By becoming a member of ENA, you are joiningdozens of other residents who are committed tomaking a difference in our neighborhood. Annualdues are $10 for individuals or $5 for seniors. Onlydues-paying members may vote on ENA issues. Makechecks payable to Elmwood NeighborhoodAssociation and mail to: P.O. Box 210996, Dallas, TX75211. For more details, send an email toelmwoodna.oakcliff@gmail.comor visit our 
Bulk Trash Pickup Reminder
Bulk trash is picked up in Elmwood on the fourth (4th)Monday of each month, which is not necessarily the lastMonday of the month (some months have fiveMondays). You can start placing your bulk trash on thecurb at 6 p.m. the Thursday before. Email reminders are
sent each month to participants in ENA’s Yahoo Group.
 The upcoming bulk trash dates for Elmwood are:
April 2012
Earliest set out date: Thursday, April 19, 2012Bulk Trash Pick Up: Monday, April 23, 2012
May 2012
Earliest set out date: Thursday, May 24, 2012Bulk Trash Pick Up: Tuesday, May 29, 2012***Monday, May 28th is a holiday***
June 2012
Earliest set out date: Thursday, June 21, 2012Bulk Trash Pick Up: Monday, June 25, 2012
July 2012
Earliest set out date: Thursday, July 19, 2012Bulk Trash Pick Up: Monday, July 23, 2012
Water Restrictions in Force
Step One drought conditions will remain in effect atleast through June 8th. According to Yvonne Duprewith the City of Dallas this will probably continuethroughout the summer and, if a drought-managementplan is triggered, watering restrictions may becomepermanent. Under Step One conditions:
numbered addresses may only water onSundays and Thursdays.
numbered addresses may only water onSaturdays and Wednesdays.
DO NOT water your yard between 10 a.m. and 6p.m. Hand watering or the use of soaker hoses,however, is permitted at any time.
DO NOT water during any form of precipitation.
DO NOT allow your sprinkler system to waterdriveways, sidewalks or streets.
DO remember that automatic sprinkler systemowners are required to have rain and freeze sensorsinstalled.
DO maintain your sprinkler system. Repair anybroken, missing or misdirected sprinkler heads.
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