It is that time of year when students return to school and the grass doesn’t seem to grow as fast. Soon, we will all start enjoying fall sports, chili and cooler weather. As Ascension and Greathouse resume, I have asked for our contracted police to really focus on speeding that occurs in our city. They will be concentrating on writing tickets and not giving warnings. I would ask you to remind friends and family that live in and frequent the neighborhood to be mindful of their speed.
We had a very, very productive council meeting when we discussed speed humps and other ideas that could curtail speeding and increase the safety of our neighborhood. About 35-40 citizens showed up and everyone had a chance to speak. At the September council meeting we plan on creating a survey to make sure each of our citizens’ voices are heard, especially citizens most affected by the speeding.
In addition to speeding, we have had a rash of break-ins, mainly involving cars. However, alarmingly, we did have a couple of home break-ins. I would ask all citizens to make sure that their car/garage/ home doors are all locked and that they leave plenty of outside lights on at night. I would also encourage everyone to consider contacting a home security company to get quotes on a home security system. This is a best practice. The city is and will continue to make sure we are doing our part in making sure everyone is safe. However, we want to make sure each homeowner is discouraging would-be burglars as much as possible on their end. Security systems go a long way in doing just that.
While the city has accomplished a great deal, there is still much to do. Over the next couple of weeks, we plan on tackling many projects including some of the following: painting the yellow curbs, interviewing engineering firms to replace our previous city engineer, finalizing a plan for new city signage and interviewing potentially new contracted police groups.
Remember, the City of St. Regis Park is a great place to live. Together, we will make it even better!
Brandt Davis, Mayor