Mott Park

Neighborhood Meeting Highlights

April 8, 2024 – Bi-Monthly Meeting

Upcoming Events: Kid’s Night begins mid May every Tuesday beginning at 7pm – May 4th Youth Gala Celebration & Fundraiser 6pm – 8pm $35 tickets includes dinner & penny raffle (donation of goods or services is welcome) – June 14 – 16th Neighborhood Garage Sale (need volunteers to help with map & marketing) – Mott Fest June 22 3pm – 8pm (volunteers needed for golf cart shuttle)

Announcements:  April 27 9am – noon Spring Cleanup in the Park – Need volunteers for Adopt a Street (grabbers are available) contact Chad Schlosser – Door Hangers are available volunteers are needed to distribute to neighbors (contact Chad)

Ryan Kelsey – CRIM Foundation; Still moving forward with Better Block Flint – next Ward will be contacted in the Fall 

Joel Arnold – Communities First; Ground Breaking for Orchard Manor and Orchard Grove April 9 noon – 2pm – Orchard Manor will have 34 units and Orchard Grove will have 40 units for a total of 74 units – 10 units will be designated for homeless veterans – Project will take approximately 18 months to complete – Orchard Lane renovation is almost completed with 1 building ready for residents in about a week – Donors for the project include the State of Michigan, the City of Flint, Financial Institutions and other donors with the total investment into the neighborhood to be 30 million dollars.

Sargent Booth – For the summer months stepping up Loitering at Businesses and Traffic Enforcement which will entail speeding & texting and driving – Patrols will be stepped up based on data received from 911 calls logged – Facebook is monitored and officers will be patrolling when events are noted

Tonya Burns – 6th Ward Councilperson; If there are problems in the neighborhood call 911 first and then call her and she will follow up with Chief Green – Or, the desk phone can be called at the FPD at 810-237-6802

Mayor Neeley – Crime in the city is down 17% and homicides is down 40% – Blight and speeding are the focus of going into the summer months – Speed bumps will be put down in the next 2 weeks – Steet sweepers will be out in the next week – Sidewalk program will be beginning – Water law suit money anticipated to arrive over the next few years – City has savings plan for young people partnering with Financial Plus CU & Elga CU – First monthly newsletter for ARPA funds distributed in March – City is buying an ambulance to be housed at the fire station (this is no cost to tax payers) and firefighters will be trained as paramedics not only EMT’s with more ambulances to come: this will help with response times when residents call 911  

The next meeting is Monday, June 3, 2024 at 6:30pm we hope to see you there!