Panama Park Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, March 16th 5:30 to 6:45 PM
7137 Main Street and 63rd Street
All who attended enjoyed smoked pork sandwiches and chips while sharing stories and ideas about our neighborhood.
Thanks to Wayne and Jodi Brown for the Pork Sandwiches
Ronald Shider opened meeting in prayer
There was a vote to keep the new location and time: White building behind Church on 63rd and N. Main Street. From 5:30 to 6:45 PM
List of issues from last meetings were discussed
Our neighbor and resident of Seafarers Marina said that there is free fishing there anytime.
Ronald Shider mentioned there is not a need for the clothes drive, they have plenty of clothes, more than they can handle right now.
We discussed the “hoops to jump through” when looking at using or getting city owned properties. But our neighbor familiar with our city government suggested we contact our city councilman (Councilman Gaffney) and offered to do the inviting whenever we want Gaffney to come speak to us.
The list remains to discuss further and narrow down, but more favorable ones so far are highlighted
Go beyond just the park with trash clean up and wear Panama Park shirts or shirts advertising local businesses
Start some cottage industries with training
Turn some of the empty abandoned houses into thrift store or training locations
Start a neighborhood watch
Curfew for the children
Sidewalks, bike routs
Organized Park activities and leagues
funds for improvements could come from those who have lived here like Farrah
Grants for people to fix up homes and knowledge of such help in a Resource Center (perhaps on Nextdoor.com App)
Do clothing drives to donate clothing to the closet at the church on 63rd and Main.
April 8 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Cook out and Clothing Give away at Potter’s House parking lot
June 3 – Next Panama Park Come Together (last year’s http://lovejax2020.org/PanamaPark
Next PP Neighborhood Meeting is April 20 – third Thursday.
(7137 N. Main St. in White building behind Church on 63rd and Main 5:30 to 6:45 PM)
Local restaurant will cater next one – Joseph’s Pizza or Dominos