Ginter Park Gazette-Thursday, January 19, 2023
The mission of the Ginter Park Gazette is to bring you timely announcements of meetings and events, as well as neighborhood and city news that is pertinent to our neighborhood. It is provided free to all subscribers. The 2023 plan is to publish twice monthly, based on Survey results. The monthly GPRA Newsletter will continue, with our first edition expected to hit inboxes around February 3. The communications Team is always open to your feedback and suggestions. email@example.com
GPRA Annual Survey Closes
Thank you to all households who responded to the GPRA Annual Survey and for taking time to write thoughtful suggestions and areas of interest where you would like to volunteer. The form closed to responses last evening. We are working to complete a concise summary of the results to you. Stay tuned.
GPRA Hosts Community Meeting on Public Safety, Thursday, January 26, 5:30 pm
GPRA has heard your concerns on our Facebook group page and in email communications. Do join us for a crime update, prevention tips, and conversation with RPD 4th Prccinct Lt. Robert Flemiug. Be engaged, be informed, be part of the solution.
The St. Pauls’ Catholic Church Fellowship Hall is the single-story brick building adjacent to the church rear parking lot. There is ample parking, and the building is accessible for all. Doors will open 5:15 pm.
To volunteer for the GPRA Public Safety Committee, contact Chair, Mary Ann Batsche, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3 Community Meeting, Hosted by Councilwoman Ann-Frances Lambert
- Tuesday, January 24, 6 to 8 PM
- Richmond Police Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road, Richmond, 23220
Special Guests and Topics:
· Kathy Burcher, Advantus Strategies
· City of Richmond’s 2023 General Assembly Legislative Agenda
· Rick Edwards, Interim Police Chief, Richmond Police Department
· 2022 Crime Stats – Citywide and 3rd District
· 2023 Crime Priorities
·RPD Initiatives to Enforce Traffic Safety
· Bobby Vincent, Director, Department of Public Works
·Laburnum Ave. Widening Project
· Neighborhood Traffic Management Program
· A.P. Hill Intersection – Next Steps
·Chamberlayne Ave. Speeding
·Dironna Moore Clarke, Administrator, Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility
·Bus Rapid Transit Update
·Jay Brown, Executive Director, Commonwealth Catholic Charities
·Chamberlayne Ave. – Homeless Shelter Update
Brookland Park Community Clean Up
Submitted by Candace Blydenburgh, GPRA Member-at-Large:
Here’s an opportunity to volunteer and to be a good Northside neighbor!
very 3rd Saturday of the month.
Please wear comfy, closed toe shoes or boots for safety.
Pickers and bags will be provided.
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Update
- In June or July, 2023, construction will begin to install a hybrid beacon pedestrian crosswalk at Monticello and Laburnum Avenue to improve safe crossing. The beacoin will have a red light, so that all traffic must stop for pedestrians.
- The Laburnum Widening Project model is 60% designed, total cost to implement $1.3 million and lacks $880,000 to implement. Councilwoman Jordan presented her opoinion that this project will not be fully funded for at least 3 years due to other priorities, one of which is the Hermitage-Laburnum Avenue intersection. Here is a link to a googledoc description of the project. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d0zj-XbeXNluaox9B8o7Mbme0-ob9wJqI8gfgf9dGBE/edit
- The update from the Commission regarding the Hermitage-Laburnum Avenue intersection is that a new ordinance will be presented to City Council to reverse the previous ordinance that currently prohibits a round-about at that intersection. Councilwoman Jordan reported that a study of the intersection is to be completed, and that City Council would like all options for road design to be available.
We thank neighbor, John Hamilton, for attending the Commission Meeting and speaking about traffic safety issues for pedestriansd and bicyclists in our neighborhood.
Next GPRA Board Meeting:
- Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 pm
- St. Paul’s Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 909 Rennnie Avenue
- Board Meetings are structured to complete Board business, but are open to the public. Guests may participate when recognized, and residents may request an item/presentation be placed on the Agenda. Please provide request 10 days prior to the meeting date to email@example.com