Thursday, August 26, 2010

Please attend tonight's meeting of the Council of Neighborhoods: Agenda below

Please double-click on the image to ENLARGE and widen view of swallowtail on World Peace Wetland Prairie in the Town Branch neighborhood on August 25, 2010, or scroll down to read about Fayetteville's Council of Neighborhoods and Thursday night's meeting of that group in city hall. Please see agenda for the meeting at the bottom of the post.
Please check the agenda and notice that there are two significant presentations slated for Council of Neighborhoods for August 26, 2010. In addition, all people who attend may report on anything of interest to them or others in their neighborhood or on any matter of importance to residents of the city. Many important issues have first surfaced when one person showed up and shared at Council of Neighborhoods. Chances are good that you may get to meet the people who are running for half the positions on the the City Council. And other candidates for public office also may be there. People who attend are not required to speak but have the opportunity to speak on Government Channel or simply meet representatives of other neighborhoods before and after the meeting and suggest subjects for future agendas. If you have never been contacted by anyone from your neighborhood association or don't believe there is an organization in your neighborhood, you can give your address to Julie McQuade, whose contact information is at the bottom of the agenda below, and she can tell you whether one exists and who to contact or how to form one if none exists. Everyone is always welcome at Council of Neighborhoods and often multiple city employees are on hand to answer questions and offer advice on problems people may mention during the meeting. I hope to be early and help create a "quorum." If you have never attended, please give it a try. If you can't attend, watch for the broadcast on Government Channel starting Friday, Saturday or Sunday or one day next week. The Government Channel schedule for the coming week usually is online on Friday afternoon. Of course, if we don't show up, there may not be a quorum and the meeting won't be recorded and shown on City 16.
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Room 326, City Hall
Call to Order
1.         Introduction of neighborhood representatives
2.         No minutes from July meeting to approve.
3.         Eco-Logical Communities - Michele Halsell
4.         Certified Community Habitat
5.         Chairman’s report
6.         Treasurer’s report
7.         Neighborhood Updates & Announcements
8.         September 30, 2010 Meeting - Candidate Forum
Julie McQuadeCommunity Outreach Coordinator
City of Fayetteville
113 West Mountain, Suite 320
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-8302
TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) 479-521-1316

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two such wetland plants growing together are a strong indicator of wetland

Please click on image to ENLARGE and widen view of Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) and Verbena hastata (swamp vervain) growing together on south Fayetteville wetland.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Land-use planning and green-infrastructure committee of Fayetteville Forward to meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello Members and/or interested by-standers of the Fayetteville Forward Land Use Planning and Green Infrastructure Committee

Meeting:   Tuesday August 17,  room 326, City Hall -----------  11:00  am  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This month our committee will be meeting with the city administration staff,  and members from Planning, Engineering, Parks, Urban Forestry, etc. for a presentation by Fayetteville Natural Heritage Assoc. on Green Infrastructure.  This is a general information session for the purpose of acquainting people, who work for or serve the city in some  capacity (volunteers, commissioners, council, etc.)   with terminology, concepts, unique local attributes, and the need for Green Infrastructure planning and implementation.   
All interested citizens are welcome.
Last month our committee focus was on the Storm Water/Green Infrastructure Conference sponsored by EPA, the UA/Wash. Cty Extension Service, Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and Beaver Water District.

A useful link for learning more.

Tree and Landscape Committee sets annual city tree giveaway for 7 a.m. October 9, 2010

Please click on image to ENLARGE.

Greg Howe, Fayetteville's urban forester, is seated at far left. Members of the committee (from left to right) are Betty Martin, James Gibson, Chairman Cindi Cope, J.P. Peters and Chris Wilson. The Tree and Landscape committee has four vacancies. Contact the Fayetteville city clerk's office to apply to serve on the board. Only people who live in the city and who are registered to vote in the city qualify to serve on city boards and committees.

Fayetteville Natural Heritage founding members Margo and Pete Heinzelmann create new fund to support the organization's effort to protect special natural areas in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE view of Margo and Pete Heinzelmann celebrating the creation of a fund to protect natural areas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Pete and Margo Heinzelmann Day, July 30,  2010, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.