The next Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting is coming up on April 25, 7- 9 pm at Hawthorne in room 114. Please join us! There are some hot items on the agenda:
- Proposed Bethel Park and Ride: We will share the latest information on this proposal with you. In addition, we’re hoping to get a special guest speaker to come. Perhaps Mark Bilderback and/or the city traffic engineer. We’ll let you know.
Bethel Lutheran Church on 3rd Ave SE
- Emerald Ash Borer: Some of you may have heard of this insect. We’ll we’re sorry to report that it has arrived in Slatterly and will potentially impact many residents who have ash trees. Neighborhood Association president, Cathy, is a trained tree inspector and will be sharing some information from the City Forester on how to identify ash trees and the emerald ash borer, how to prevent problems, and how to deal with problems if you already have in infestation.
Emerald ash borer
- Upcoming Neighborhood Events:
– Litter Bit Better: April 22, 1pm, Slatterly Park.
– RNeighbors Tree Planting: May 9, 4-8pm
– Art on the Avenue: May 20
– Med City Marathon: May 28
– Street Mural painting: June 3
Fore more info on upcoming events, view our 2017 Events poster.
Litter Bit Better: April 22 (Earth Day!), Slatterly Park
Art on the Avenue: May 20, Arts and Crafts Booth, 1100 block of 6th Ave SE
Med City Marathon Water Stop: May 28, 6th St and 10th Ave SE
Street Mural Paintings: Mid-June, 5th Ave and 10th St SE
Neighborhood Potluck and Quarterly Meeting: July 25, Bring a dish to pass, Slatterly Park
National Night Out: August 1, throughout the neighborhood
Music and Movie – 10th Anniversary!: August 26, Slatterly Park
Riverside Garden Cleanup: After the first frost, Riverside Elementary
Pumpkin Carving: October 28, Slatterly Park
Download the 2017 Events flyer.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting. We had fantastic turnout and look forward to seeing many of you at future meetings and events. Meeting highlights:
- Upcoming Events: Litter Bit Better, Art on the Avenue, Music and Movie
- Non-flushables: Presentation from David Lane, Rochester Water Reclamation
- What Makes Slatterly Park Unique in Rochester: Presentation from Jon Espy of Infinity Real Estate
- Upcoming Development Project: Ken Jackson of Keller Williams.
For more details, please review the meeting minutes in the link below:
SPNA Quarterly Meeting 2:7:17
Slatterly Park would like to recognize one of our neighbors, Cliff Hansen who received the 2016 Mayor’s Urban Forestry Volunteer Award in the individual category at the RNeighbors, Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center OAKtoberfest. Thanks for all your arboreal efforts, Cliff!
Congratulations again to Doris Amundsen of Slatterly Park who was given the Green Thumb Award at OAKtoberfest! This award is given to a neighbor or group who has improved their neighborhood, yard, or local community park.
Doris Amundsen, Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association
Green Thumb Award: Given to a neighbor or group who has improved their neighborhood, yard, or local community park.
Below is the updated list of Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association Board members and positions, elected at the October 2016 quarterly neighborhood meeting.
Cathy Clermont – President – 7th St SE
Randy Schubring – Vice President/Neighborhood Development – 6th Ave SE
Caitlin Doran – Secretary – 4th Ave SE
Chris Voigt – Treasurer – 3rd Ave SE
Vanessa Carroll – Marketing – 6th Ave SE
Ahmed Makkawy – Web – 9th St SE
Jackie Morgan Rognholt – Neighborhood Development – 8th Ave SE
The Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association has two vacancies on its Board of Directors to fill.
Those interested in serving on the Board should complete the attached questionnaire before July 11. This is a great opportunity to serve our urban neighborhood!
For more information, contact Randy Schubring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-210-3981.
Here is the Board Candidate Questionnaire – 2016
Thank you to our 2016 Hosts Joe and Nicole Nurmi on the 800 block of 7th Ave SE who hosted Slatterly Park’s Art on the Ave this year, and for graciously opening their home to the Art on the Ave Committee for nine months, and being active participants in the planning process. Also a huge thank you to all the volunteers, vendors, performers, sponsors and most importantly the neighbors who made the event a success despite the very cool start to the day!
We had at least 2,500 people who came out to celebrate this great neighborhood initiative, and have heard nothing but positive comments about the event from neighbors and people outside the neighborhood, and how the event is getting better and better each year!
We are very proud to have Shelia Novak the artist of “La Colgada” our newest sculpture represented in our public collection in the Slatterly Park Neighborhood. The title of the piece comes from a term used in Argentinian tango dancing, which was the theme for this years sculpture. Shelia was very proud to be a part of Art on the Ave, and was very impressed with the grassroots effort and vibe that the event had! Learn more about Shelia Novak
The addition of pop-up-art was well received, thank you to all the artist who participated in the call for artist in the paid competition, and those who sponsored pop-up-art installations at the event with their generous time and talent!
Please visit our website for a map and photos of all the sculptures
Thank you to the RColorful Corners street mural painters as well who re-painted the Slatterly Park street mural by Hawthorne, which took place the same day as Art on the Ave, there was plenty of activity to go around and celebrate our great neighborhood!
A huge shout out to the Slatterly Park Neighborhood AoA Committee who also put in 500+ hours in the past year planning the event, thank you!
Read more: Rochester Post Bulletin
Look for Art on the Ave to be hosted on the KSMQ – PBS series RTown in the future, they took lots of great footage of the event!
check out Instagram for a full collection of event photos that will be posted in the upcoming days!
Community Garden Plots are now available for signup!
2016 Pricing: (1) 8×10 plot $10 Each additional plot is $5
- Note: Each of the (6) larger 16 foot x 20 foot quadrants boxed in are divided into (4) 8×10 plots
Instructions for Garden plot rental:
- Select a plot from remaining plots: Slatterly 2016 Plot assignments
- View Garden Map & Plot #’s: Slatterly Community Garden Map
- Garden Contract & Payment information: 2016_Slatterly Park Community Gardens Contract
Note: A signed garden contract and payment must be received before gardens can be planted, you will receive a welcome email after payment has been received.