Thank you to the neighbors who came out to the meeting and FREE dinner this evening.
Great update from Officer Martin. The only incident we have had reported and investigated for 2019 is the truck break in that happened this week on Gwynne Avenue. For many years we have had very low crime rates and that is a huge plus for our neighborhood.
Our City Councilman Matt Newton came and got us up to date on city business and we had a good question and answer session with him.
We gave an update from CDOT about a recent traffic study on Kistler Avenue, I will post that info/stats in another post.
LASTLY, we talked about and voted on 2 different designs for new street toppers and for the number of signs.
Sign (A) won the vote and the vote to have signs on all the street signs (not just the neighborhood entrance locations) won. The board will now be applying for a grant from the City of Charlotte to pay for the signs.
We invite you to come to our annual Amity Gardens Winter Dinner/Meeting on Saturday, February 9th at Eastern Hills Baptist Church from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This year you will not need to bring anything!
The AG Neighborhood Board will be providing pizza (from Portifinos), salad, dessert, tea and water.
We will have an update from our CMPD Community Police Officers AND we will be voting on a street topper sign design. All adults that live in Amity Gardens will be able to vote on which sign topper they like the best. In March will be submitting a grant to the City of Charlotte to pay for the toppers.
We hope you can come, and please let us know if you need a ride to the church or if you know a neighbor that could use a ride.
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. – we will start the meeting around 5:15 p.m. and plan to be done by 6 p.m. or shortly after.
OOPS……. I meant to post these on Christmas Day.
Here are some photos of Candy Cross and her family and Amity Gardens neighbors/friends at Christmas in 1960. Candy grew up on Eaton Drive and current;y lives in her childhood home. Candy is on the AG Neighborhood Board and all around fun lady!
…………from the Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association Board!
Luke Carter, Donna Fisher, Annie Flint, Marty Payne, Donna Thomas, Candy Cross & Alan Bottoroff 😊
The Amity Gardens Neighborhood December Yard of the Month is 5120 Unaka Avenue!!
“Hi Amity Gardens!
My name is Craige, I’m 30 and I live on Unaka with my younger brother Scott (we’re the house with all the Jeeps in the driveway for anyone wondering 😊). We both greatly appreciate being recognized for yard of the month, what an honor!
We actually have a little history in this neighborhood….
Our grandparents built this house in 1956 after getting married and raised my mom here. I grew up down the street at 4926 Unaka until my parents moved out to Weddington in 2002 when all the Independence construction started. I can remember as a kid sitting on the hill by Haverty’s (where the Walmart parking lot is now) to watch the fireworks for the 4th of July. It really was a prime seat without even having to drive anywhere! I convinced my mother to keep our grandparents house after they passed and rent it instead of selling it. Fast forward 15 years later and I was able to move back into the neighborhood. We’ve been here for 2 years and love it!
Thanks again for recognizing us for yard of the month! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!
PS: We love the new sign!”
We had a great time taking 10 kids shopping for Christmas gifts with some of our CMPD Providence Division Response Area 2 Officers.
Thank you to everyone that donated money for the shopping trip and party. Each kid had $100 to spend – and many of them were mainly buying for others and just got a few things for themselves – so sweet!! After the shopping trip we had a fun Christmas party!
We LOVE Sophisticated Steel Fabrication and Tammie’s artistic talent and can’t wait to find out which yard gets it first!
Next weekend (Saturday or Sunday evening) will be Christmas Lights/Yard judging. Someone from outside of Amity Gardens will come and pick the December Yard of the Month!
P.S. This is one of the many things that your yearly neighborhood association dues help pay for. It also helps pay for events, website, etc…… The $10 per household dues are tax-deductible. Every little bit helps.