Accomplishments

Our neighborhood had an organization as far back as 1958, but there was a long period of inactivity on the part of our neighbors in the 70’s. In 1982 the problems facing our neighborhood started to accumulate. The Mahara condominiums brought them to a critical point. It was this project that focused residents on forming a renewed neighborhood association that could deal with our problems. As you review the short highlights (included would be an annual garage sale, and park day), please note how the successes have changed your quality of life in our neighborhood.

THESE IMPROVEMENTS OCCURRED BECAUSE WE HAVE AN ASSOCIATION!

2004

  • Decking for the CONA pre-school play area NIP $5k
  • CONA traffic calming Phase III NIP $200k
  • CONA community center power window for 20′ high windows NIP $4k
  • CONA driveway access reconstruction 20 homes NIP $60,000 by future lottery
  • Airport Road speed enforcement solar powered signs NIP $30k
  • CONA lobbied for substantial changes to new commercial development

2003

  • Cona NIP Traffic Calming Phases I & II $215k
  • New Playground Equipment NIP $8k
  • Bruce Lane Curb and Gutter NIP $43k
  • Chemical Cleanup accelerated 3 years

2002

  • Melway/Casanova drainage NIP $52K
  • Casanova/Ralston crosswalk $25K
  • Stuart partial street closure $8K
  • N.Fremont signal coordination $30K

2001

  • Restored $350K Health Risk Study
  • Additional $1.5M accelerates cleanup
  • $35K CONA Traffic Study
  • Melway drainage improvement
  • Opposed PUD development
  • $150K Airport Road drainage passed
  • $7.5K in additional street trees planted

2000

  • Exposed Airport toxic plumes
  • New N. Fremont Plan adopted
  • N. Fremont Phase I drainage passed
  • 40 street trees planted
  • Storage added to Park Center
  • Upper BBQ area renovated

1999

  • First 2 day neighborhood garage sale
  • Neighborhood 8 dumpster cleanup with NERT supervision
  • Largest NERT drill in city’s history
  • First CONA City Council town forum at our Park Center
  • 35 street trees planted
  • NERT emergency shed installed

1998

  • Successfully raised funds for police night scope and new canine unit.
  • Activated NERT team 3 times during heavy rains in February.
  • Resident parking program for Melway Circle started.

1997

  • Full time director at Park Center
  • NERT radio base station Park Center
  • 3 additional NERT radios A.T.&T.
  • New park lawn & irrigation (NIP)
  • NERT steel storage shed to be installed at our Park

1996

  • N.E.R.T. graduated almost 50, #1
  • Playground fencing & flagpole
  • Purchased 3rd. emergency radio
  • Emergency Operations Center passed

1995

  • N.E.R.T. graduated 25 team members
  • Purchased 2 Emergency radios
  • Obtained special FCC license
  • Picnic area renovation completed
  • CPR class
  • Acoustical tiles & carpet added to the Community Center

1994

  • Emergency Preparedness Class
  • CPR Class
  • Parking Ordinance approved
  • Lilac sidewalks approved
  • Voting precinct moved to Center
  • Questionnaire compiled
  • Neighborhood 5 year plan completed
  • Water storage tank for Center
  • N. Fremont landscaping approved
  • Picnic area renovation approved
  • Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser for teen equipment at Center

1993

  • Community Center opens!
  • Pre-school started at Center
  • Ivy street sidewalks approved
  • Airport sound insulation under way
  • 1993 Xmas Caroling Trolley Ride $1,237 for Herald’s Christmas Cheer

1992

  • Fairgrounds stops motorcycle racing
  • Generator added to Park Center
  • Fairgrounds carnival gate landscaped with funds from C.O.N.A.

1991

  • Airport implements noise abatement
  • Community Center planning started

1990

  • Airport Road beautification project
  • Airport Road & Olmstead intersection approved & in design
  • NIP purchased property for a Community Center

1989

  • Major remodeling of park, new playground equipment, barbecue area
  • Approval of sidewalks on Airport, Euclid, Fern and Bush Streets
  • Approve bike path on Mark Thomas
  • Successfully opposed Ramona 14,000 sq. ft. office building
  • Successfully petitioned Monterey Planning Commission to require more attractive design on Blockbuster
  • Successfully opposed live entertainment at Brick House

1988

  • Sidewalk infill continued on Airport, Edinburgh, Littleness & Stuart
  • Cypress Bowl building torn down
  • Installed City of Monterey entry monument on N. Fremont.
  • N. Fremont Street name change
  • Caroling Trolley for Christmas

1987

  • Stop sign installed at Bruce Lane
  • New retaining wall with landscaping at Fairgrounds & Airport Road
  • Dundee fill in sidewalks completed
  • Sidewalks installed on Lerwick
  • Ramona side street stop signs
  • Casanova finished in fill sidewalks and added a school bus stop area.
  • Ralston granite boulders oak island
  • Garden road walkway approved

1986

  • Capital Improvement Program -$50,000 added a right turn lane off Casanova onto N. Fremont
  • Street sweeper is back!
  • Fairgrounds parking program
  • Sidewalks curbs & gutter on Ramona

1985

  • CDBG funds for sidewalking one side of Airport Road. $50,000
  • Life membership to City Planner Butch Cope
  • New Bookmobile ordered for City
  • J.C.Penny Community Service Award
  • P.G. & E. Community Service Award

1984

  • CPR class
  • Neighborhood mediation classes
  • 45 street trees planted
  • Neighborhood Watch-1st in Monterey to implement a full watch program & paid for our own signs.
  • Carved Park sign (by Leland Peterson)
  • Neighborhood Plan completed with highest survey results in City
  • Door viewers & smoke alarms specially installed for members.

1983

  • Neighborhood Plan & Survey
  • Reopened Fairgrounds Road to Jazz Festival parking.
  • Park renovation & cleanup
  • $22,000 HUD grant

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