Monthly Community Meeting: Tues, May 5th
Our next community meeting will take place at the Rec Center at 7pm on Tuesday, May 5th. Please join us!
Neighborhood volunteers are needed for roles both large and small. Are you interested in helping with Fundraising, Beautification, Safety, Communications, Ridge Day planning, or have another idea? Let us know! We would love to have your help. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in running for one of the following PRCC board positions, please contact email@example.com for more information and attend our upcoming community meeting at the Rec Center on Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm.
– Open Board Positions –
Responsible for keeping minutes of all meetings of the Council and the Executive Board, seeing that all notices and announcements are duly given, and performing other duties incident to this office.
Responsible for managing neighborhood communications through social media, the website, and the email newsletter. Also responsible for coordinating neighborhood mailings, flyer distribution, and assisting with event promotion.
The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and securities of the Council, receive all monies paid to the Council and deposit them in such banks or depository as direction of the Executive Board may designate, sign and deliver all disbursements of the Council under the direction of the Executive Board, keep accurate financial records which shall be rendered to the Executive Board or Council whenever required, and perform all other duties incident to this office.
Opportunity to Support Safety in Pleasant Ridge
One Issue that is key now and in our plans for 2015 is to expand on the first set of community owned and operated security cameras. Whilst we are not able to claim an arrest as yet in the attack on Kinkaid in August, there is no doubt that our cameras were key in identifying the attackers. Without this, we would not know who these guys were and the police would be unable to even consider getting a conviction.
The existing system required an initial outlay of just under $4,000 and we are assuming the next would be approximately the same. In addition, the monthly cost of internet connections will also need a funding strategy.
Comments from the Detective investigating the incident on Kinkaid…
“…….. As far as the camera situation near Ridge and Montgomery, ANY cameras would be a plus. There are no existing cameras in that area that capture outside. ….. I know of no cameras filming that intersection in any direction….. “
If you wish to assist with this (or any other project), we welcome donations of any size to our Paypal account. Click here to donate through Paypal. The PAYPAL button is also located on the left hand side of this page. You can ‘earmark’ donations for specific projects e.g. “Safety”, or “Cameras”, or “Benches” etc by making a note on the Paypal submission. If your employer does match, please don’t forget to do that also. At the end of the year many of us might be thinking about charitable giving.
Your Pleasant Ridge Community Council is a registered 501(c)3 charity and as such, donations are not only deductible from income taxes, but also can be matched by many employers.
We are 100% supported by donations (and a dwindling annual grant from the City). Ridge Day was good for PRCC this year, but we need money to keep our forward progress on many issues.
Of course, in addition to financial, there are many ways we can all help Pleasant Ridge, donating is just one……
Everyone who volunteers,
everyone who shops in the Ridge,
everyone who supports a Blockwatch,
everyone who reports a crime,
everyone who picks up a piece of litter
and everyone who just helps out a neighbor in need,
are all making our Pleasant Ridge what it is…..worth the investment.
Block Watch & Citizens on Patrol
Pleasant Ridge currently has 40+ streets that are without Block Watches. If you’d like to step up as a captain for your street, please speak up! This is an easy, low commitment way to get involved in the neighborhood, meet some of your neighbors, and help keep PR safe. More information can be found here.
Citizens on Patrol is also seeking volunteers. Citizens on Patrol is a volunteer organization overseen by the Cincinnati Police Department. Volunteers patrol their neighborhoods, acting as the eyes and ears of the police. Patrols concentrate around problem areas aiding police by increasing visibility. COPP units deter crime by their mere presence and visibility to the general public. More information can be found here.
If you are interested in helping, please get in touch!
Bill Frost— firstname.lastname@example.org (Safety Committee)
Don Trummel—email@example.com (Block Watch)
Valerie Kulhavik—firstname.lastname@example.org (Citizens on Patrol)
CPD District 2—513-979-4400
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