West Side Neighbors Meeting June 1st!

We will meet again in the Carlisle Police Station Community room June 1st at 7pm.  Bring your ideas, gripes and everything in between to discuss.

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5 thoughts on “West Side Neighbors Meeting June 1st!

  1. Hi Neighbors!

    I am Christine Bombaro from A Street.

    As I’ve told Deb Winston, Tuesday nights are usually bad for me to attend meetings as I have a recurring appointment, but I am very interested in keeping up with this group and participating in any way possible.

    I have leftover paint!!

    Also, I would love to see a neighborhood discussion and maybe a group formed to advise the borough regarding the (hopeful) transition of the Tire & Wheel factory. I’m a little worried about it turning into a scary dead zone when the company vacates. As I live alone, I’ve always felt somewhat comforted by the 24-hour activity on the surrounding streets and I worry about losing that.

    Thanks, Deb, and all of you for your concern about our “hood”, and thanks Brenda for setting up the site.

    Chris

    1. Yes, as another A street resident I understand your worries. It is unfortunate the plan with the YMCA didn’t work out because I think that would be the best option for that space to be redeveloped.

  2. I like the idea of keeping the neighbor clean. I’ve got to say, though, that I get really frustrated sometimes. I live on N.Pitt St.and try to pick up trash, have a few flowers out front, keep my house in good repair, trim my tree, etc., but continually have problems with people slicing and cutting bark off my tree, and leaving their empty bottles and cans, etc, in front of my house and even on the front porch at times. Recently someone seems to have a t-shirt obsession, leaving t-shirts in the tree, draped over recycling bins, etc. Can’t put any seasonal decorations out because they just get stolen. My house is right across the street from the soda machines at the printers building…don’t know if that has anything to do with anything. I don’t think that I am doing anything to aggravate people. Does anyone have any thoughts? I do have to say that in my 5 years here I have never felt unsafe. Thanks for any advice. Will start to leave my porch light on. CAB

    1. This seems to be a recurring theme with the neighbors. We haven’t come up with a good idea yet that seems to work but we can bring this up at our next meeting so we can put our heads together on it. Statistically, crime decreases when you have a well lit neighborhood so that is why we are pushing to have people keep their porchlights on at night. Maybe this will help as well.

    2. Hi,
      Here is the text of the Borough Code on littering:

      § 170-9 Littering.
      [Added 7-29-1980 by Ord. No. 1354, approved 7-29-1980]
      A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she throws, drops, places or deposits upon any public sidewalk, street, alley, avenue, park, square or common, or upon private property without license or invitation from the owner, any wastepaper, sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, cardboard, refuse, rubbish or any dangerous or detrimental substance.

      § 170-10 Interpretation.
      Nothing herein is intended to invalidate any other ordinance or any commonwealth or federal law proscribing conduct of any type.

      § 170-11 Violations and penalties.
      [Amended 7-29-1980 by Ord. No. 1354, approved 7-29-1980; 3-10-1988 by Ord. No. 1576, approved 3-10-1988]
      Any person who shall violate any provision of this article, as amended, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be sentenced to imprisonment of not more than 30 days.

      I don’t know how the Borough enforces the ordinance, but it is on the books. Contacting the Codes Office at 717-240-6930 or PublicWorks@CarlislePA.org would probably be the first step.
      Cheers,
      Deb Winston
      Elm Street Manager

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